How Many GCSEs Do You Need To Do A Levels?

Do GCSEs really matter?

We never say this, but GCSEs don’t matter nearly as much as we make out.

You probably need your pass in maths and English, but you can retake.

If you’re that academic, A-level grades and then your degree will quickly supersede GCSEs.

Just do your best – really your best..

How many GCSEs do you need for Oxford?

GCSEs are seen as evidence of work ethic – and you need a really strong one of those to cope with studying at Oxford or Cambridge. Our ‘guesstimate’ is that the average successful applicant has around eight A* GCSEs – or 8/9 grades under the new system – under their belt.

How many subjects do you have to do for a Levels?

fourAs a minimum, students will usually choose four AS-level subjects, one of which will be dropped at A2. General Studies is a compulsory fifth AS or even A2 subject at many schools, but will not usually count towards university admissions. It doesn’t require much extra study, however.

How much harder are A levels than GCSE?

It is very important to remember that all A-Levels are not created equal – some are much harder than others! If you are just comparing the pass rates, A-Levels, across the board, have an average pass rate of 97.6%, whereas, GCSEs have an average pass rate of 66.9%.

Can I take a level without GCSE?

Yes, sometimes you can do an A-level without having studied it at GCSE – in the same way you don’t necessarily need to take a subject at A-level to study it at degree level. Examples include: law.

What’s the hardest GCSE subject?

According to SnapRevise, the hardest A-Level subjects to study are:Modern foreign languages.Further maths.History.Physics.English literature.Chemistry.Maths.Psychology.More items…•

How many GCSEs does the average person get?

10 GCSEsThe average student takes 10 GCSEs, give or take a few. And the more stress you put yourself under, the worse your eventual grades will be. You need to balance the amount of GCSEs you take with how much work you can do for them.

Is a 5 in GCSE good?

However, a 4 is being classified as a standard pass, which can be broadly compared to a grade C, while a 5 is a strong pass. Grades 9-7 are roughly equivalent to the old top grades of A* and A.

How many GCSEs do you need to take?

You should expect to take around nine subjects. Most courses and jobs you might want to apply for in the future require you to have grades between 9 and 4 in a minimum of five subjects.