How much does one failed GCSE affect your Uni application?

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So I got a 1 in photography, I hated the subject and didn't pick it so I didn't try. I didn't even turn up to one of the exams. However, I would like to apply to the Uni of Glasgow and was wondering how much this would affect my application. I am studying chemistry, maths and physics A-levels so I want to apply for something completly different and unrelated - if that matters.
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I think so long as you have enough decent GCSEs they probably won't care. GCSEs mean very little in the first place, especially for a uni like Glasgow which is good but not mega-competitive.
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(Original post by Smiggles773)
So I got a 1 in photography, I hated the subject and didn't pick it so I didn't try. I didn't even turn up to one of the exams. However, I would like to apply to the Uni of Glasgow and was wondering how much this would affect my application. I am studying chemistry, maths and physics A-levels so I want to apply for something completly different and unrelated - if that matters.
I failed all of my GCSEs I only passed English literature and got into a decent university. I am currently studying law.
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(Original post by Smiggles773)
So I got a 1 in photography, I hated the subject and didn't pick it so I didn't try. I didn't even turn up to one of the exams. However, I would like to apply to the Uni of Glasgow and was wondering how much this would affect my application. I am studying chemistry, maths and physics A-levels so I want to apply for something completly different and unrelated - if that matters.
pfft...they won't care 2 hoots about GCSE Photography
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If you've got a handful of decent GCSE results then it's not going to make the slightest bit of difference.
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(Original post by Smiggles773)
So I got a 1 in photography, I hated the subject and didn't pick it so I didn't try. I didn't even turn up to one of the exams. However, I would like to apply to the Uni of Glasgow and was wondering how much this would affect my application. I am studying chemistry, maths and physics A-levels so I want to apply for something completly different and unrelated - if that matters.
As Admit-One says, it's really not going to make the slightest bit of difference, so long as the GCSE isn't in a relevant subject, or is a required entry requirement - which clearly it isn't, going by your post. If you wanted to study photography at uni, it might be a different matter...
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I failed art at GCSE and it has had no effect at all
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