Question: Are 8 GCSEs Enough?

What is an 8 at GCSE?

Grade 8 is the equivalent of in between grades A* and A.

Grade 7 is the equivalent of a grade A.

Grade 6 is the equivalent of just above a grade B.

Grade 5 is the equivalent of in between grades B and C..

Do GCSEs matter that much?

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.

What do I do if my GCSE results are bad?

Here are the many ways to shine a ray of hope for your future career and education prospects:Don’t be too hard on yourself:Consider resitting:Be open to other colleges you do qualify for:Challenge the results:

How many GCSEs do you need for Oxford?

Yes, your grades will need to really dazzle. 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.

Is a 3 a pass in GCSE?

GCSE grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) – Certificate and qualification awarded. At GCSE, considered a ‘good pass’, and awards a qualification at Level 2 of the RQF. GCSE grades 3 to 1 (D to G) – Certificate and qualification awarded.

What is a fail in GCSE?

In the past, students would get a letter ranging from an A*, the best possible mark, to a U, for a paper which failed to achieve any grade. The new GCSEs are graded with the numbers 1-9 instead of the traditional lettered results.

Is a Grade 7 GOOD?

A good rule of thumb for the new grading system is a grade 7 is broadly equivalent to an A in old money, while a grade 9 is above an A*. A grade 4 is similar to an old grade C. Relatively few students will achieve grade 9s as they will effectively be rationed.

Is an 8 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.

What is the average number of GCSEs?

10 GCSEsGCSEs are the final hurdle of secondary school life, and should be taken seriously. You need to take the right amount of them and work hard in all of them to ensure your success. The average student takes 10 GCSEs, give or take a few.

Is a Grade 8 good?

Nonetheless, a grade 8 is a formidable achievement for anyone. The 9 is elusive and cannot be captured by mere mortals. The whole point of adding the new grade and applying a distinction between the top ones, is to see who are the extremely clever bumpkins.

How many GCSEs DO YOU NEED FOR A levels?

five GCSEsYou normally need: at least five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4/A* to C. at least grade B in the specific subject(s) you want to study.

Do universities look at GCSE results?

Some universities will only look at your A-level grades and your application before they consider accepting you. But at more competitive universities, they will look at your GCSE results to see how consistent your academic career has been.