Can I go from GCSEs straight to Uni?
I have got 7 GCSEs, an A&B in English lang&lit and a B in maths. I moved to another country and stayed a couple of years before coming back again to the UK. This means that I missed the chance to do my A-levels with my peers and now i just want to get straight into uni, otherwise I'll be 28 by the time I finish. Is it possible?
- sashs.geoLv 74 weeks ago
It depends on the uni and the course, you should have a look at access courses, they are designed for people like you to get to uni.
- KatieLv 64 weeks ago
Yes you can.
Life experience is considered.
- Kitty82Lv 74 weeks ago
No, of course it isn't. If you achieved meaningful international qualifications while you were abroad they could be considered as admissions requirements but you can't begin a degree with no qualifications beyond GCSE.
Your options are to go to an FE college to complete level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels or BTEC National Diploma or Extended National Diploma (2 years full time) or an Access to HE diploma (1 year full time or two years part time), or to do A-levels via distance learning (which you would need to pay for), or to combine a vocational style qualification via an FE college with a traditional A-level, which some colleges can offer or else, again using distance learning for the A-level. Access is aimed at mature students and requires considerable tenacity and self management.
The other option is to study for a degree with the OU since they have no formal entry requirements, but is distance learning so a completely different university experience.
- sunshine_melLv 71 month ago
Nope - GCSEs aren't a sufficient qualification to get into university. You'll need A-levels or equivalent
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- LônLv 71 month ago
No, you need A levels!
- TavyLv 71 month ago
No, you need A levels to get into a British
Uni. Look on any of their websites and it will tell you what they require.