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 Level 2. This is considered comparable to a GCSE at grade C/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 the following providers, all leaders in the UK market which offer English, maths and science courses and exams:
Lost GCSE or O-level certificate?
If you have lost or misplaced your original GCSE/O-level certificates, request a replacement verified statement of results, take an equivalency test or retake a GCSE.
Before you retake a qualification, 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.
On the gov.uk website you can find information on how to contact the relevant exam board to see if they are able to reprint your results. The page also has details of who to contact if your exam board no longer exists.