Ahm_201
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I got a 6 in Maths GCSE and the minimum entry requirements (for the unis that I want to apply for) is grade 7.

Universities' deadline is around Oct - Jan .

I emailed my college about retaking my Maths GCSE and they told me that the summer 2021 exams got cancelled and the next time I could retake it is in Autumn (around Nov) and I will get my results ~ mid Jan.

Any advise on how I can apply to the unis that require a grade 7 in maths and/or retaking my Maths GCSE before Summer 2021?

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You are in a pickle. You should take the exam in Nov 2021, then wait to get the results mid Jan 2022. Hopefully you get the 7 you require. Then you apply late via UCAS to your preferred unis. You should have sat for your maths in Nov 2019.
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GCSE requirements are not flexible. If you apply with a 'below' grade its the quickest way to get a rejection.

As schools are awarding grades this year, if you are not registered at a school or exam centre already, you cannot just 'register for the exam' now as there is no coursework for them to base a grade on. Therefore you will have to register for the first in-person exams, ie. November.

If you are applying for 2022 entry, then this is perfectly okay.
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GCSE requirements are not flexible. If you apply with a 'below' grade its the quickest way to get a rejection.

As schools are awarding grades this year, if you are not registered at a school or exam centre already, you cannot just 'register for the exam' now as there is no coursework for them to base a grade on. Therefore you will have to register for the first in-person exams, ie. November.

If you are applying for 2022 entry, then this is perfectly okay.
But don't you have to apply from Sep 2021? Do I just write in my application that (for example) I am currently resitting my GCSE this November?
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But don't you have to apply from Sep 2021? Do I just write in my application that (for example) I am currently resitting my GCSE this November?
You would just list the GCSE resit alongside your A levels/BTECs as 'pending' qualifications - any offer would include the GCSE requirement as a separate condition.
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