The Importance Of GCSE Results
It’s no secret that examinations can be challenging. On top of the academic rigours of remembering all the skills and knowledge they need, it takes practice for students to get used to and overcome the challenge of exams. Most students worry about how well they’re going to do in their exams, but that’s no reason to let those fears impact their performance.
GCSEs are the be all and end all for most 16 year olds; not only do they influence your A-level choices but also which university you go to, and what career path you take.
1. GCSE grades will largely influence which school or sixth form college your child goes to.
In Dubai (and beyond), entry requirements for schools and sixth forms colleges vary. Many colleges use a scoring system, based on a student’s GCSE grades, to predict how well they’re likely to do in their A-Levels – and from that, decide whether or not to accept the student. They only have GCSE grades to judge a student academically, so good GCSE grades are very important. The lower a student’s GCSE grades, the lower they’ll be scored – which will limit the number of colleges and sixth forms open to them.
2. Their grades can dictate what they do next: A-levels, or something else?
Having poor grades at GCSE level could also limit a student’s qualification options – there’s a chance they may not be able to study their desired subjects at A-level if they do not meet the minimum grade requirements.
3. The majority of universities will check GCSE grades and the competition for top institutions is fierceUniversities are increasingly seeing GCSE grades as an important factor when making offers to students. Many UK universities ask for a minimum requirement of a C in GCSE Maths and English., and some university courses go further and ask for specific subjects at GCSE, with certain grades. For example, many economics courses require grades higher than B in GCSE Mathematics. The more competitive the universities and courses are the more high-achieving students apply. Many of the best universities, where competition for places is intense, such as London School of Economics, they look for applicants who have achieved highly at GCSE with multiple A or A* grades.
4. Career-related degrees come with requirements
If your child has a career in mind that requires them to do a certain course at university, their GCSEs grades could have a knock-on effect on their chances of getting into their desired field of work.
GCSE grades can impact the A-level subjects they take, which will be used to assess their eligibility for a university or a course. This can then influence the kind of career path they take.
For example, Medicine. A competitive course like medicine will usually ask for a whole suite of good GCSE and A-Level grades.
Superior Minds is here to support and guide students – and parents(!) – through the process for the best possible chance of success.
With our expert guidance, your child will enter their exams with confidence, and come out with the great grades they deserve.
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