Just to add on I didn't know you had dyslexia, the spelling and grammar is more emphasised in Uni, but the College Tutors like to see good spelling and grammar from my experience, some in my class spelt even worse than just the small errors above, I mean really poorly, they didn't even use the spell checker to check for any errors. Another had bad grammar, some sentences were barely readable or made sense.
Anyway spelling and grammar improve with age, mine have in the last 2 years, I'm not perfect with spelling, doubt anyone is (Unless you count the spelling fanatics
), learnt some new words as well while on the course.
And just a tiny bit more info those 5 GCSE's at A*-C will as I said get you a chance on the top level courses, but trust me they are tough, in terms of what you have to learn, just to prove the sort of toughness of the course I was on (Other Courses will obviously be different), My class started the course with about 18 people, we ended the first year with 11-12, 3-4 dropped out near the beginning, 2 others ended the year with the Award (equivalent to 1 A Level). Another failed the course (Basically just gave up with about 3 weeks left to go, so they wasted 2 years of there life, they couldn't even get the Certificate which was equivalent to 2 A Levels), The 10 left by the end of the year got the Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) including myself.
My tutor at the beginning of the year said the pass rate was something like 60-70% and said it was certain about 5 or 6 would drop out, I didn't believe him at the time, but obviously he'd done it all before and the end result proved the point he made 2 years ago
Are you picking the course now?, or preparing to pick it for next year. When I picked mine we began in Year 11 looking at the courses available and had talks with the Connections people,we then got our applications sent to the local College in late November I think, We got our replies around late January and had a visit set by the College (February) where we met one of the tutors for that department and read some terms & conditions i.e. What results we had to get etc and signed the sheet we were given that we accepted the terms to get on the course.
Then just had to take the GCSE's and get the results we needed.
Anyway good luck with your GCSE's and good luck on whatever College course you pick out.