How important are GCSE's?

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Answer #1 | 02/01 2014 13:15
Your university doesn't care what results you got for your GCSE's, they just care about what results you got for your A-Levels. GCSE's are simply tests which allow the teachers to see if you've got what it takes to continue onto 6th Form and nothing other than that. Once you've got inot 6th Form your GCSE's are forgotton about and your 'slate' is wiped clean. When universities are looking at your file to see if they want to take you into their university, they just look at your A-Levels. However, the only GCSE's they do look at are Maths and English, as some universities require that you need a grade C or above in Maths and English in order to carry onto University.
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Answer #2 | 02/01 2014 17:57
The GCSE's you've been predicted are good anyway. But no they don't matter if you get good A level results, unless you're applying for medicine or something. Some universities require a C or above in English or Maths, check the entry requirements for different universities for the course you want to do.
Answer #3 | 02/01 2014 23:45
Universitys these days also look back at your GCSEs, They can be a deal breaker on a university application. they may see A-levels as more important but they will still look at GCSEs.

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