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COD
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Ya_Boi_Em
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GCSE matters for future jobs

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Started: 2/14/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Debating Period
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COD

Pro

A career-related degree may also have subject-specific entry requirements:

Engineering courses such as chemical engineering: you'll usually need A-levels or equivalent in chemistry and maths, and physics for other engineering courses, which in turn means you"ll need to have good GCSE grades in science and maths.
Medicine: competitive courses like medicine may ask for a whole suite of good GCSEs. The University of Birmingham"s medical school, for example, specifies "normally, applicants must offer A* grades in each of English (either English Language or English Literature), mathematics and all science subjects. Integrated Science (double certificate) is acceptable as an alternative to single sciences. Overall GCSE performance will be considered."
Social work and secondary school teaching: these professions won"t consider you without at least a grade C (or 4 or 5) in maths and English language at GCSE.
Nursing and primary school teaching: grade C (or 4 or 5) in GCSE English, maths and science.

And when it comes to employment right now - for that weekend job while you're doing your A-levels or a part-time job at uni - your academic grades will go on your CV, too.
Ya_Boi_Em

Con

I do agree that smarts matter for future jobs, but you shouldn't need a Second Level Education verification for future jobs. Many future jobs exists that don't even require a degree. The "future job" could be anything. I work as a YouTube animator, but I do not require a GCSE. You can't work just anywhere without a degree, yet there are some occupations you can take without stated education.
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