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GCSE Changes

GCSE Changes

You may be aware that there are various changes to GCSE qualifications taking place within the UK over the coming years. Please see the points below which form part of our Qualification Reform Statement at UCAS.

  • We will expect applicants to normally have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE passes (A*-C, or 9-4) to include Maths and English/Welsh (if first language) or equivalent.
  • From 2017 GlyndŵrUniversity will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade (as stated by Ofqual) for applicants taking the new English GCSEs. For applicants from England, GlyndŵrUniversity will not require applicants to have passed the EBacc. We appreciate that some students may apply to university in the next few years with a mix of old and new style GCSEs. We will not discriminate between different versions of these qualifications.
  • For Welsh applicants from 2017 entry GlyndŵrUniversity will accept either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE Mathematics Numeracy at grade C or above unless stated otherwise under specific course pages on our website.

We will continue to base our admissions decisions on a holistic assessment of the information on the application, including predicted grades, prior achievement at GCSE, AS Level or other qualifications, the personal statement and reference to arrive at a judgement about the suitability of an applicant for admission to Glyndŵr University. Where required interviews, portfolios, auditions etc will form part of the admissions assessment.

If you have any queries, please contact or 01978 293439.