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GCSE choices and university

Shape your next steps with well thought-out GCSE choices

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GCSE results day 2021: what to expect

What is GCSE results day like? Can you retake if you don’t get the grades you were expecting?

04 July 2021

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How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university?

About to choose your GCSEs? It might seem like another lifetime away, but your GCSE choices can be important for your university applications. Here’s how.

08 March 2021

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How important are your GCSE grades?

Find out how GCSEs affect your future choices and studies, and what to do if they don't go to plan.

03 July 2019

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Making the jump from GCSEs to A-levels

What’s the transition from GCSE to A-levels like? See what you can expect, including how you can best prepare.

19 June 2019

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GCSE changes explained

Get to grips with the new '9-1' GCSE grading structure and find out how GCSE curriculum changes will affect you - and your future university prospects.

19 June 2019

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Education levels and qualifications explained

Read our quick guide to understand different types of qualifications, and education levels and how they relate to one another

08 February 2019

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Should you take subjects that aren’t GCSEs?

Wondering if BTEC first certificates and other non-GCSE passes will help your university application? Find out with our guide.

27 June 2018

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GCSE students: five ways to start thinking about your future

It’s never too soon to start working out what you want to do for a career. Our practical guide helps school students choose GCSEs and future job ideas.

25 June 2018

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What's the English Baccalaureate?

What is the Ebacc? And how important is the English Baccalaureate when deciding your GCSE subjects?

06 June 2018

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Five study habits you should begin now

Pick up these study tips ASAP, and see the difference in your grades come the end of the year.

27 March 2018

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GCSE work experience: how to make the most of your time

How do you make the most of your GCSE year work experience in the short space of time you have?

30 January 2017

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Choosing a career: things to try now to help you decide

Want to start working towards a career? Here are seven career-related opportunities to help you get your foot on the ladder...

05 November 2013

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Which GCSEs do you have to do to get into a particular career?

Beware anybody who says you must take a GCSE in a particular subject to get into a particular career. If this is true of any subjects, it’s your GCSEs in English, maths and (at least double award) science – and you have to take these anyway!

14 August 2012

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Is it true I need a GCSE in modern languages to study at UCL?

Unusually, University College London ask that all UK students meet certain modern language requirements. Find out the alternatives if you don't have this...

14 August 2012

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Does it matter if you’re in a lower set for your GCSEs?

Being in a lower set for your GCSEs may affect your A-level and higher education options. Here's a heads-up on what you need to consider and how to deal with it.

14 August 2012

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