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Do I still need maths in the future even if my university course doesn’t require it?

I am planning to join a sports journalism course and on the entry requirements it doesn’t require me to pass maths. This is good news for me because I’m terrible at maths and although I have one more chance to pass maths this year, I am not entirely confident. My main question however is will I ever need my gcse maths ever again if my uni course lets me in without it? Mainly to do with when I finish uni and apply for jobs, will my maths ever effect me in my ability to land jobs?
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I can't say for definite but I can only say that when my mother was looking at being a high school Geography teacher, they required a C or above at GCSE, so it is possible depending on the job that they'd want that but it would depend on what kind of jobs you want to go into, say if you want to be a sports journalist you might be able to find job listings for it on sites like Indeed and they should specify whether it's required. But I'd say it's probably only necessary if the job itself requires some level of maths

hope this helps :smile:
Probably. No guarantees that you will even be able to get a job in the field you want or it may take time and for you to work other jobs in the meantime. Many of these will require some degree of maths.
It's not uncommon for jobs to stipulate a minimum of a C/5 in GCSE Maths, as that is used as a government numeracy measure. Even if you aren't likely to actually do any maths in that job (or anything else you do in the future) I would still recommend aiming to pass with a 5 in GCSE Maths while in school (retaking if needed). If you aren't already doing foundation tier, try and do that now or in a retake to maximise your chances of a pass at 5.

It will just avoid potential headaches later to get it done and dusted now - you don't need an A or to do higher tier or anything, just get the minimum C you need to tick that box if it comes up in future and forget about it forever if you so wish thereafter :smile:

Likewise for English language, incidentally.
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Original post by artful_lounger
It's not uncommon for jobs to stipulate a minimum of a C/5 in GCSE Maths, as that is used as a government numeracy measure. Even if you aren't likely to actually do any maths in that job (or anything else you do in the future) I would still recommend aiming to pass with a 5 in GCSE Maths while in school (retaking if needed). If you aren't already doing foundation tier, try and do that now or in a retake to maximise your chances of a pass at 5.
It will just avoid potential headaches later to get it done and dusted now - you don't need an A or to do higher tier or anything, just get the minimum C you need to tick that box if it comes up in future and forget about it forever if you so wish thereafter :smile:
Likewise for English language, incidentally.

Yeah I passed my English so that’s fine it’s just that maths has always been my weak area. In secondary I got 2. I joined college last year and re did my maths and again another 2. Then this year in the mocks I’m averaging a grade 3 and with now less than a month to go for the real papers, I’m not so sure if I can make the jump to a 4 let alone a 5. This is now my last main chance to pass maths and although my uni course doesn’t require it ,(which has removed a ton of stress about my future) I still felt like there might be a catch and that it seems it may be tricky to get a good job without the maths. So now I’m back with pressure from FMP project for my course at college where I gotta get a merit for the uni course to let me in, and now the maths as well. Idk I’ll always try my best but idk the chances of me getting up to a 4 within a month.

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