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    Im predicted ABB and want to do a degree in Law.....but ive got a D in GCSE Maths. Im retaking it, but because my town is so small they only offer resit that can get you a C as its highest grade !!! Very annoying.

    Is it really that crucial too have it?

    It's a requirement, so yes it's pretty crucial. Can't you request to do the higher papers??

    (Original post by Rhyseboi)
    Im predicted ABB and want to do a degree in Law.....but ive got a D in GCSE Maths. Im retaking it, but because my town is so small they only offer resit that can get you a C as its highest grade !!! Very annoying.

    Is it really that crucial too have it?
    You mean Foundation? Why would they only offer that?
    Also yeah maths is crucial. I'm resitting too.

    surely you'd only need a c though?and it is probably easier to get a c on foundation paper ( i dno really lol )
    mybe u cud try a school outside ur town
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    Its apparently because not enough people want to take the higher papers and therefore dont have the resources to support the intermediate course.
    Im completley out of my depth with Maths in the first place and im stuck in a class full of....people who are just being forced to resit Maths by the sounds of it for their public services course or something. Its stressing me out horribly haha
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    I think they only offer resit candidates the foundation paper because well, they aren't capable of getting a higher grade. I don't see the logic but it seems to be how it works here.

    (Original post by Juustuburger)
    I meet/exceed the A-level requirements for a University, but don't meet the GCSE requirements. Will this matter?
    In most cases a University will expect an individual not meeting the GCSE requirements to either resit the GCSE in question, or apply elsewhere. This varies from University to University, however - From my first-hand experience I can state that while Nottingham stated that they would consider my other merits in additional to my lower-than-specified GCSE grade in Mathematics, Newcastle categorically stated I would need the grade asked for, as shown below:

    (Original post by Newcastle University admissions)
    The A Level entry requirements for our undergraduate Business Management degree programme are:

    ABB excluding General Studies. GCSE Mathematics and English (minimum grade B) required if not taken at A or AS level.

    If you wish to apply and have not achieve a grade B or above in GCSE Maths or have not taken to A or AS Level, then you will need to resit your GCSE to obtain a garde B in order to be considered for this programme.
    Another example is that it is hard to gain an offer to study History at Durham if you attained below an A* at GCSE. Despite this, some Universities may overlook the GCSE requirements - especially if you can provide extenuating circumstances - and therefore the best course of action to take is to e-mail the Universities themselves.
    That's for a C grade, for a D it's unlikely most places would consider you, even for a non-Maths course.

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