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    I am a young guy with an ambition to become a deck officer in the future.

    I have a C in English Media, and I'm currently wondering if this counts when companies say you need a Grade C in GCSE English?


  • #2
    Most companies will specifically ask for a C grade in English literature and English language - Infact, most (if not all) colleges will ask for Cs in English language and English literature... So even if you managed to find a company which would accept you without a C in those subjects, It'd be a challenge to find a college which would take you.

    EDIT : See Hatchorders post below.

    If you really want a career at sea, there's nothing stopping you from attending GCSE English night classes - It'll show you're determined to follow your ambition.
    Pointy bit is the front, blunt bit is the back... Simples!

    Will work for money/sea time.


    • #3
      A C in Media is not the same as a C in English Language, so in short, no.

      "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
      "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

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