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GO to uni without GCSE English

I am doing GCSE English this year alongside my access course, and I have received offers from four universities. They have already received the number of destinations I have been asked for from my access course, but they have also asked me to pass GCSE English. English is not my first language, and with less than one month left until the exam, I am not sure if I will pass. Do you think they can still accept me based on my marks from the access course instead of the GCSE?
No they wont. Having a basic knowledge of English is essential and usually that means at least a level 4 at GCSE.

I note you say English isnt your first language. Were you educated in the UK or have you come here from abroad. If you have come here from abroad there might be other ways of proving your English capability such as IELTS. In your circumstances I suggest you ring the universities and discuss it with them
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Yes, I have been here for two years just, I was educated outside the UK. Thank you so much for your response, I will try to have a call with the university tomorrow and discuss this with them.
Original post by sindr.i
Yes, I have been here for two years just, I was educated outside the UK. Thank you so much for your response, I will try to have a call with the university tomorrow and discuss this with them.

Overseas students have different methods of proving their standards and each university accepts different methods so nobody can give you anything more than that. IELTS is the most common method which overseas students take but often there are host of other methods including a C in GCSE English to undertaking courses before starting the actual degree. The international office in each university will be knowledgeable in this area.

Here is an example from UCL

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=088f7c964a9d37ebJmltdHM9MTcxNDI2MjQwMCZpZ3VpZD0zMmI5NDRlYy0wNzdlLTY0ZDctMGFmMS01MGYwMDY5ZTY1YmEmaW5zaWQ9NTIwOQ&ptn=3&ver=2&hsh=3&fclid=32b944ec-077e-64d7-0af1-50f0069e65ba&psq=ucl+english+proficiency+requirements&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudWNsLmFjLnVrL3Byb3NwZWN0aXZlLXN0dWRlbnRzL3VuZGVyZ3JhZHVhdGUvaG93LWFwcGx5L2VuZ2xpc2gtbGFuZ3VhZ2UtcmVxdWlyZW1lbnRz&ntb=1
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Original post by swanseajack1
Overseas students have different methods of proving their standards and each university accepts different methods so nobody can give you anything more than that. IELTS is the most common method which overseas students take but often there are host of other methods including a C in GCSE English to undertaking courses before starting the actual degree. The international office in each university will be knowledgeable in this area.
Here is an example from UCL
https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=088f7c964a9d37ebJmltdHM9MTcxNDI2MjQwMCZpZ3VpZD0zMmI5NDRlYy0wNzdlLTY0ZDctMGFmMS01MGYwMDY5ZTY1YmEmaW5zaWQ9NTIwOQ&ptn=3&ver=2&hsh=3&fclid=32b944ec-077e-64d7-0af1-50f0069e65ba&psq=ucl+english+proficiency+requirements&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudWNsLmFjLnVrL3Byb3NwZWN0aXZlLXN0dWRlbnRzL3VuZGVyZ3JhZHVhdGUvaG93LWFwcGx5L2VuZ2xpc2gtbGFuZ3VhZ2UtcmVxdWlyZW1lbnRz&ntb=1
Thank you so much, I appreciate your help.
Original post by sindr.i
Thank you so much, I appreciate your help.

Did you manage to get hold of the universities. If so, did you get anywhere.

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