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can i still apply to a good university if i failed english language?

im currently looking at doing either a computing or physics course at a Russel group university and was wondering if i may be rejected due to my gcses, i got a 3 in english lan and a 4 in lit and am concerned that it may damage my chances.
Check out the GCSE grade requirements for specific courses. I think the 4 in lit would be enough for many but not all.
If in doubt, contact the admissions team for the course you are considering
(edited 6 months ago)
You’d also need to check whether there’s any university-wide English requirement. Some unis may ask for a 4 as a minimum across all courses.
Your unlikely to get an offer from any RG university without grade 4 GCSE in English Language. Resit it. You might well need it for jobs anyway.

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