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Hi all, I’m 25 years old I achieved D’s in my gcses 9 years ago and a C in English. I’m really wanting to become a nurse, obviously I know I’ll have to do my GCSE’s again but most places say at least 5+ grade 4 GCSE’s is not possible for me to just do the 3 science maths and my English that I’ve already got. Lincoln uni say that they accept 3 GCSE’s ? But most places are saying 5 someone please give me advice
Thanks
Original post by Pazcha99
Hi all, I’m 25 years old I achieved D’s in my gcses 9 years ago and a C in English. I’m really wanting to become a nurse, obviously I know I’ll have to do my GCSE’s again but most places say at least 5+ grade 4 GCSE’s is not possible for me to just do the 3 science maths and my English that I’ve already got. Lincoln uni say that they accept 3 GCSE’s ? But most places are saying 5 someone please give me advice
Thanks

What sort of advice are you looking for?

If you want to apply to universities which require five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, then you need to have those GCSEs. If you want to apply with fewer GCSEs, then you'll be limited to only applying to places that accept fewer GCSEs. But you knew that already.

When checking the web site of various unis, make sure you look at the section for mature students, as there can be more flexibility for such candidates.
Original post by Pazcha99
Hi all, I’m 25 years old I achieved D’s in my gcses 9 years ago and a C in English. I’m really wanting to become a nurse, obviously I know I’ll have to do my GCSE’s again but most places say at least 5+ grade 4 GCSE’s is not possible for me to just do the 3 science maths and my English that I’ve already got. Lincoln uni say that they accept 3 GCSE’s ? But most places are saying 5 someone please give me advice
Thanks

I'm very sorry but I think gcse grades are number, once again no worries :smile:
Original post by MrReasonable
I'm very sorry but I think gcse grades are number, once again no worries :smile:

The current numeric grading system for GCSEs was introduced in 2017 (for English Language, English Literature and Mathematics), 2018 (for the next 20 most common subjects), and 2019 (for almost all the rest). Prior to that, letter grades were used.

OP is 25 years old and refers to "my gcses 9 years ago". Hence he will have received letter grades - not numeric grades.

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