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    When applying to university (UCAS), do college just need ask for A level subject grades or do they request GCSE grades in some subjects as course requirements ??
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    (Original post by ethan_L)
    When applying to university (UCAS), do college just need ask for A level subject grades or do they request GCSE grades in some subjects as course requirements ??
    You'll need to put down your GCSE grades, yes.
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    As said above your required to enter all GCSE grades but if you mean do they have requirements for them then yes some do.

    Most require a B or above in English and Maths. Some more scientific/Maths Based courses (Usually Bsc's) as for an A in Maths. Check the individual course requirements on their website or prospectus.
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    You have to put your GCSEs down, but it won't normally be made a condition in the offer you are given because you will already have sat your GCSEs and have your results. The exception is if you are re-sitting Maths or English GCSE where they might make it a condition of your offer.
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    Yes. Most courses require a certain grade at GCSE level.
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    (Original post by psychocustard)
    You'll need to put down your GCSE grades, yes.
    Then what if I'm an international student, I'm from VietNam. And I didn't learn GCSE here T_T
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    (Original post by bublemjj47)
    Then what if I'm an international student, I'm from VietNam. And I didn't learn GCSE here T_T
    then put down your equivalent qualifications, if that is an option.
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    Hmm, what about mature students? This September I will be going back to college to take some A/AS levels with hopes of getting into Uni (in 2 years).. assuming I get the required AAB grades at A Level... will my horrible GCSE results be holding me back? The highest grade I got was a C in Maths, D in English and German, everything else E.

    By the way, I want to do something with Languages, haven't quite decided what yet though.
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    (Original post by CGB)
    Hmm, what about mature students? This September I will be going back to college to take some A/AS levels with hopes of getting into Uni (in 2 years).. assuming I get the required AAB grades at A Level... will my horrible GCSE results be holding me back? The highest grade I got was a C in Maths, D in English and German, everything else E.

    By the way, I want to do something with Languages, haven't quite decided what yet though.
    A D in English could be an issue for languages. Many courses may require at least a C in English at GCSE, so you may need to consider re-taking your English GCSE if this is something you really want to pursue. Course requirements should be on the university websites and if in doubt you can email the university admissions.
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    A D in English could be an issue for languages. Many courses may require at least a C in English at GCSE, so you may need to consider re-taking your English GCSE if this is something you really want to pursue. Course requirements should be on the university websites and if in doubt you can email the university admissions.
    Thanks for the reply. For some reason I forgot to mention I also have a D in English Language at AS Level (which I am retaking this year)... assuming I get a good grade, would it still be a problem do you think? I am willing to retake the GCSE if necessary, but I'm not getting any younger (nearly 24!), and it would nice to be heading to Uni in 2 years rather than 3. I will e-mail the Unis I am interested in of course, but it would be nice to have an idea of what most Unis will expect with this kind of thing.
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    (Original post by CGB)
    Thanks for the reply. For some reason I forgot to mention I also have a D in English Language at AS Level (which I am retaking this year)... assuming I get a good grade, would it still be a problem do you think? I am willing to retake the GCSE if necessary, but I'm not getting any younger (nearly 24!), and it would nice to be heading to Uni in 2 years rather than 3. I will e-mail the Unis I am interested in of course, but it would be nice to have an idea of what most Unis will expect with this kind of thing.
    You can resit a GCSE while doing your A-levels if you want/need to, I know of several who did that when I did my A-levels. It's hard to be concrete really on what universities expect, many will expect a C at GCSE but it depends on the types of places you are applying to. The only way you can find out for sure is to check websites or ring/email them.
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    Thanks a lot, I'll do that. Also, I didn't know it was possible to resit GCSEs whilst doing A Levels. I might just do that anyway even if I don't really need to. I always regret not trying in my GCSEs (trust me to go through my rebellious phase all the way through my final year of secondary school :o: ), so it would be nice to fix that somewhat.
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    My daughter has just been asked to send evidence of her GCSE`s to Edinburgh. Some of her friends have to do the same to other places. Best not to add a couple of grades then. I am surprised that unis can`t check your grades in some other way though.
 
 
 

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