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What do I do now with only 120 UCAS points

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    I always planned to take a year off once I finished college before going to university. But I have messed up my BTEC National course and only got P/P/P.

    The course I wanted to study requires 200 points. But it does state the bare minimum is 120. So I may be able to get in if I am lucky.

    But if I can't get in, what do I do? Will I have to do a one year course or something to get in?
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    Foundation course is one of the few options. Other than retakes of course.
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    Get more points by doing another qualification?

    Or trade your 120 in for a prize arcade style?
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    (Original post by Bowlsey)
    I always planned to take a year off once I finished college before going to university. But I have messed up my BTEC National course and only got P/P/P.

    The course I wanted to study requires 200 points. But it does state the bare minimum is 120. So I may be able to get in if I am lucky.

    But if I can't get in, what do I do? Will I have to do a one year course or something to get in?
    Im not sure about your particular course, but you could retake the exams in January and/or June to improve and reapply for next year. Or enrol onto a degree which has a foundation year. I suggest the first option as i hear this year the places were all really compeitive and were taken really quickly!
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    (Original post by Jamil1987)
    Im not sure about your particular course, but you could retake the exams in January and/or June to improve and reapply for next year. Or enrol onto a degree which has a foundation year. I suggest the first option as i hear this year the places were all really compeitive and were taken really quickly!
    I did BTEC National. I didn't do exams.
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    They should accept P/P/P so long as you work hard!
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    (Original post by jamz0770)
    Get more points by doing another qualification?

    Or trade your 120 in for a prize arcade style?
    All you'd get is a moustache comb for 120.
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    Do an extra A level, critical thinking or sumthing
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    (Original post by lrkn)
    All you'd get is a moustache comb for 120.
    Ah, okay well glad to know that my 2 D's and A at AS Level are good for something.

    Although with my other 2 I'd have 220 from AS, what does that get me?
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    Macdonalds are hiring
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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
    Macdonalds are hiring
    But I don't want to do that forever now do I?
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    (Original post by Bowlsey)
    I always planned to take a year off once I finished college before going to university. But I have messed up my BTEC National course and only got P/P/P.

    The course I wanted to study requires 200 points. But it does state the bare minimum is 120. So I may be able to get in if I am lucky.

    But if I can't get in, what do I do? Will I have to do a one year course or something to get in?
    Hi Bowley

    Naz here to help! You will be eligible to do a 3 year Business course at Kaplan Holborn College in London. Visit the website or call the hotline on 020 3740 8689 for more information.

    Good luck!
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