Could I get into UCL? Watch
My GCSE Grades:
4 B's (Graphics, English Language, Religious Studies and Maths), 5 C's (Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Business Studies and English Literature), 1 D (German) and an E (History).
That E (in History) will be replaced by hopefully an A or A* as I went through a hard time during that exam and ending up failing. I'm currently doing History IGCSE and like I said, that E should change to an A at least.
I am also doing Latin at GCSE level so I will have the required B in an ancient or modern language.
At A-Level I will be studying Ancient History, Archaeology, English Literature and Philosophy.
I started these courses in 2013, however, I had to drop out due to bad circumstances at home. I was there for 2 months and my predicted grades were A*AAA. (I think).
If I got these grades again, at A-Level in this upcoming September, do I have a chance at getting into UCL with my partly bad GCSE grades?
I'm also currently volunteering at a number of establishments, I am an Archives Assistant at a local museum and a hands-on volunteer at a different museum, and then I have volunteered at numerous charity shops and such.
So yeah, do I have a shot?
Would it help if I re-did some of my other GCSEs? I could get English Literature up to an A and Religious Studies up to an A. Would that help at all, or should I do another GCSE in a subject like Ancient Greek or I could attempt to move my German grade up to a B at least?
Is what you are predicted realistic? If so, you may stand a chance if you achieve highly in your ASs, if this doesn't prove to be the case I would have a rethink.
You have not been fully clear in explaining your situation
Is my understanding correct
You gained average GCSEs (with a poor History Grade) but had circumstances that contributed to these
You started AS levels but the circumstances continued to cause such issues that you dropped out
You are working
You have returned to school/college (part time?) and you are taking some Level 2 courses in the hope of improving your academic profile
You would re-start AS this coming September
If all of the above is correct then you could contact UCL in September 2015 when you have AS grades, if they are good enough (AAA) and talk to applications in the History team prior to even considering applying
I dropped out of college last year because of severe anxiety and I had just come back from staying with my dad (I started college a month after witnessing my step-mum try to kill herself after being beaten by my dad), so I was not in the right frame of mind and was pretty much in bed all day for 2 months.
I am trying to get my life back on track, and I came here looking for advice from nice people who wouldn't tell me I wasn't good enough, but instead give me ideas on how to improve my chances so I'd at least have a shot.
I hope you understand my situation now. And I hope it's clear enough, so you don't have to go look through my old threads.
Thank you, to those who did give good and genuine advice. To those who just sat there and decided to tell me what everyone else around me seems to be saying, that I'm not good enough, thanks, but **** off now.