We recognise how important it is that everyone has the chance to benefit from opportunities offered by university education. We also know that not everyone achieves GCSE qualifications when they first leave school.
If you do not have GCSEs and the course you are interested in has a mandatory GCSE requirement, we accept Functional Skills instead as long as they are passed at the level required. This is usually grade C or 4.
Functional Skills is a widely recognised and widely available programme that supports people to gain an English or maths qualification. There are many providers across the UK where you can gain the qualification in person or online.
Find out if your Brighton course has a mandatory GCSE entry requirement on our course finder.
We also accept equivalent tests from Equivalency Testing - the UK's leading equivalency testing provider, offering English, maths and science courses and examinations.
Lost GCSE or O-level certificate?
If you have lost or misplaced your original GCSE/O-level certificates, you will need to take the equivalency test or retake a GCSE.
Before you do this though, contact the school where you took the exams and ask if they have a record of your result or can tell you which exam board you took the exam with.
The exam board may be able to reprint your results.