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Newcastle University GCSE Entry Requirements

Hi! This is my first post on here, just in need of some reassurance to ease my mind.

I’m currently planning on applying for Marketing/Marketing & Management (haven’t decided the exact course yet) at Newcastle, probably as my main choice. However, based on the GCSE entry requirements, I fall short of the requirement for Maths (course information states a 6 is required, I achieved a 5 due to sitting foundation). I heard that the more competitive/Russel Group universities are ‘non-negotiable’ when it comes to GCSEs.

I feel like I could still have a chance since my other GCSE grades are fine (all 6-8) and I’m predicted the required AAB for the course, but I was wondering if anyone else was given an offer under similar circumstances? I’ll probably still reply regardless in case luck is on my side, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

Not necessarily looking for anyone to explicitly determine my chances of being given an offer, just asking to see if anyone knows more about how flexible universities are willing to be.

Thanks!
Original post by luketern
Hi! This is my first post on here, just in need of some reassurance to ease my mind.

I’m currently planning on applying for Marketing/Marketing & Management (haven’t decided the exact course yet) at Newcastle, probably as my main choice. However, based on the GCSE entry requirements, I fall short of the requirement for Maths (course information states a 6 is required, I achieved a 5 due to sitting foundation). I heard that the more competitive/Russel Group universities are ‘non-negotiable’ when it comes to GCSEs.

I feel like I could still have a chance since my other GCSE grades are fine (all 6-8) and I’m predicted the required AAB for the course, but I was wondering if anyone else was given an offer under similar circumstances? I’ll probably still reply regardless in case luck is on my side, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

Not necessarily looking for anyone to explicitly determine my chances of being given an offer, just asking to see if anyone knows more about how flexible universities are willing to be.

Thanks!

I've looked and it says that it would like a 6 in GCSE Maths if not taken to AS/A-Level.

Let me quickly annoy the reps for you though. @Newcastle University
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Original post by JA03
I've looked and it says that it would like a 6 in GCSE Maths if not taken to AS/A-Level.

Let me quickly annoy the reps for you though. @Newcastle University


Yeah I noticed that as well, it just confused me considering that most sixth forms require to you have a 6 in a subject in order to take it at A-Level anyways. Thanks for replying! :smile:
Original post by luketern
Hi! This is my first post on here, just in need of some reassurance to ease my mind.

I’m currently planning on applying for Marketing/Marketing & Management (haven’t decided the exact course yet) at Newcastle, probably as my main choice. However, based on the GCSE entry requirements, I fall short of the requirement for Maths (course information states a 6 is required, I achieved a 5 due to sitting foundation). I heard that the more competitive/Russel Group universities are ‘non-negotiable’ when it comes to GCSEs.

I feel like I could still have a chance since my other GCSE grades are fine (all 6-8) and I’m predicted the required AAB for the course, but I was wondering if anyone else was given an offer under similar circumstances? I’ll probably still reply regardless in case luck is on my side, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

Not necessarily looking for anyone to explicitly determine my chances of being given an offer, just asking to see if anyone knows more about how flexible universities are willing to be.

Thanks!

Hi @luketern

Although our entry requirements do state that we require GCSE Mathematics at grade 6 for our Marketing BSc Honours and Marketing and Management BSc Honours programmes, we may consider applicants who do not meet this requirements.

To check if we would consider your application, please email details of all the qualifications that you have achieved so far or are currently taking, including:

The name of the qualification (e.g. A level, BTEC, GCSE)
The subjects/units covered
Any grades/marks obtained and the year awarded

Please send this information to us via our Enquiry Form and our Undergraduate Admissions Team will assess your eligibility to apply for these courses.

Hope this helps :smile:

Elliott

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