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i didn't really try hard for my GCSEs mainly because I only liked a handful of my subjects like maths, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science
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i didn't pay that much attention to English in which I ended with a 4 in language and a 6 in literature

i want to do engineering at imperial because I've done a lot of extracurriculars and im predicted high grades for all 3 of my subjects
but i dont know if my english grade will be a problem should i retake it?
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i didn't really try hard for my GCSEs mainly because I only liked a handful of my subjects like maths, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science
and geography

i didn't pay that much attention to English in which I ended with a 4 in language and a 6 in literature

i want to do engineering at imperial because I've done a lot of extracurriculars and im predicted high grades for all 3 of my subjects
but i dont know if my english grade will be a problem should i retake it?
Have you checked the requirements for the course on their website?
I'm sure you need at least a 5 or 6 in language but double-check what GCSE's they consider.
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i didn't really try hard for my GCSEs mainly because I only liked a handful of my subjects like maths, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science
and geography

i didn't pay that much attention to English in which I ended with a 4 in language and a 6 in literature

i want to do engineering at imperial because I've done a lot of extracurriculars and im predicted high grades for all 3 of my subjects
but i dont know if my english grade will be a problem should i retake it?
It seems like you should just check requirements but it all seems fine. What extra curriculars have you taken? They may help you if they are of good quality relating to engineering.
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It seems like you should just check requirements but it all seems fine. What extra curriculars have you taken? They may help you if they are of good quality relating to engineering.
for now, engineering masterclasses at my sixth form but also I checked to see the requirements and it said I could take an English language proficiency test
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(Original post by SoOriginalX)
i didn't pay that much attention to English in which I ended with a 4 in language and a 6 in literature

i want to do engineering at imperial because I've done a lot of extracurriculars and im predicted high grades for all 3 of my subjects but i dont know if my english grade will be a problem should i retake it?
Your English grade will be a show stopper, there is an absolute requirement for a grade 6 or higher at GCSE or an equivalent.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/a...ments/english/

The course is super competitive and no amount of extracurriculars will make up for your current grade, so if you are serious about applying to Imperial or other universities with this (rather common) language requirement then you need to retake.
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i didn't really try hard for my GCSEs mainly because I only liked a handful of my subjects like maths, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science
and geography

i didn't pay that much attention to English in which I ended with a 4 in language and a 6 in literature

i want to do engineering at imperial because I've done a lot of extracurriculars and im predicted high grades for all 3 of my subjects
but i dont know if my english grade will be a problem should i retake it?
Hi SoOriginalX, I'm Maya and I'm a student rep from Imperial.

As Mr Wednesday has indicated, your English Language grade does not currently meet Imperial's requirement of a Grade 6 at GCSE. To apply to Imperial, you would need to retake your English Language GCSE or meet the English language requirement via an alternative qualification accepted by Imperial.
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Hi SoOriginalX, I'm Maya and I'm a student rep from Imperial.

As Mr Wednesday has indicated, your English Language grade does not currently meet Imperial's requirement of a Grade 6 at GCSE. To apply to Imperial, you would need to retake your English Language GCSE or meet the English language requirement via an alternative qualification accepted by Imperial.
Does that mean you can't apply to Imperial or you can't study there without a 6? I thought you could get an offer even without a 6 but have to retake it as part of your offer...
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Does that mean you can't apply to Imperial or you can't study there without a 6? I thought you could get an offer even without a 6 but have to retake it as part of your offer...
They can be picky so you need a 6 before you apply ... there are plenty of good Engineering unis which you should look at. don't get fixated on Imperial.
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Does that mean you can't apply to Imperial or you can't study there without a 6? I thought you could get an offer even without a 6 but have to retake it as part of your offer...
I am not certain, so it would be worth contacting admissions teams for potential courses to clarify whether this would be the case. I personally would advise anyone that does not meet the English language requirement to attempt to retake before applying if at all possible so that there is one less condition to fulfil as part of a hypothetical offer. If you retake an English language qualification during your final year of A-Levels, that's another added distraction that could impact your A-Level performance.

Maya
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I emailed Imperial and they said an alternative English language qualification is acceptable, like the Duolingo English Test (even or native speakers/home applicants) - it's cheaper and easier than the GCSE, plus you don't have to look for a centre to take it at since it's online. The results come in 2 days and the test itself is 1 hour, so it won't really disrupt A-Level studies.
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