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    (Original post by thatkeith)
    [clears throat ostentatiously] Nothing wrong with photography!
    You are completely right.
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    Offer from Birmingham City now as well.
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    (Original post by University for the Creative Arts)

    Though grades are important here at The University for the Creative Arts there not all we consider.
    Creative arts and creative spelling! What a good advert for your university that post is
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Don't worry I am not making the calls for him, I am sitting trawling through the lists for Accountancy and Finance and writing down the entry requirements. He has received two offers so far, one from Leeds Met and one from University of Chester. Manchester Met are also considering him because despite his poor A level results his GCSE were really good for their requirements (A* Maths and A for English Lit and B for English Lang)
    All of that is great news
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    Prince harry royally bombed his a levels - no biggie in the end.
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    (Original post by Rovey)
    Prince harry royally bombed his a levels - no biggie in the end.
    Rofl hardly a comparison.
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Is there any point calling Uni's requiring more than his grades. Will they take into account his GCSE's and realise he has been a pratt and not that he is completely stupid. He has got BDE, Maths, FM and Biology. AT GCSE he got 5 A's of which were 2 A* in Maths and Addditional Science, the other A's were in English Lit, DT, Science, the rest were B's and C's.
    he can do a foundation yr in Engineering, a decent uni can take him with that B in Maths. i.e Brunel, city
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    It is definitely worth giving us a ring to see if your son could be accepted onto the course he wants.

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    There's some great advice here, and honestly, it is not the end of the world. A lot of people I know have bombed AS or A2, failed a year or two at uni, and they are doing well now. Hopefully getting these grades will encourage and motivate your son to work harder in the future, so this will be a huge learning lesson for him. In fact, it is some of the people who have bad a levels that do the best at university, so you never know! Please don't be too harsh on him- I'm sure that the exams have been incredibly stressful for him, let alone results day, and the last thing he wants is his mum/dad to be screaming at him. It is already great news that he has an offer from Birmingham city, and I'm sure that it'll work out for him in the end.
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    (Original post by mulberry1)
    Don't be too harsh on him, those are hard subjects. I'm sure he could have got an a in photography, but would you be as proud of him?
    Err he got a U in Photography for GCSE, he didn't like the teacher so he didn't try, his words!

    Have removed the word pratt as some people are a little offended by my spade is a spade approach.

    At the moment he is sitting on three offers and he is happy enough. I think he is just relieved that he has got offers.
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Is there any point calling Uni's requiring more than his grades. Will they take into account his GCSE's and realise that he is not completely stupid. He has got BDE, Maths, FM and Biology. AT GCSE he got 5 A's of which were 2 A* in Maths and Addditional Science, the other A's were in English Lit, DT, Science, the rest were B's and C's.

    Hey hopefully you have sorted out the situation, but I have found a course that would hopefully suit your son. It's Biotechnology, which would link with his Biology A-level, offered at the University of Wolverhampton at 200 UCAS points, which he currently has.

    Hope this helps

    http://search.ucas.com/course/entryr...rsedetailsmenu
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    (Original post by Ollie78)
    Hey hopefully you have sorted out the situation, but I have found a course that would hopefully suit your son. It's Biotechnology, which would link with his Biology A-level, offered at the University of Wolverhampton at 200 UCAS points, which he currently has.

    Hope this helps

    http://search.ucas.com/course/entryr...rsedetailsmenu
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    Thanks for that but he is all sorted now.

    He ended up with six offers and he went for the offer from University of Salford. He is doing a four year with placement in Accounting and Finance. He really wanted to go to a Northern University either in Manchester, Leeds or Liverpool so he is happy. It scored highly for student satisfaction and was no 40 in the complete university guide for Accounting and Finance.

    Of course not had a chance to check out accommodation but we were lucky enough to bag him the last available room in the nice accommodation so being funded a bit more heavily by bank of Mum and Dad. Fingers crossed that he likes it because we have just paid upfront for the years accommodation.

    Phew, now just got to get him sorted and up there in time for freshers!
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Hi

    Thanks for that but he is all sorted now.

    He ended up with six offers and he went for the offer from University of Salford. He is doing a four year with placement in Accounting and Finance. He really wanted to go to a Northern University either in Manchester, Leeds or Liverpool so he is happy. It scored highly for student satisfaction and was no 40 in the complete university guide for Accounting and Finance.

    Of course not had a chance to check out accommodation but we were lucky enough to bag him the last available room in the nice accommodation so being funded a bit more heavily by bank of Mum and Dad. Fingers crossed that he likes it because we have just paid upfront for the years accommodation.

    Phew, now just got to get him sorted and up there in time for freshers!
    Thanks for letting us know

    Salford is a great choice and Manchester is a fantastic city for students

    Congratulations to him - now you will sleep easy too
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    Great news from the nervous and worried mums! I hope both your sons will be very happy and successful at Salford. Just drop me a line if you need any more info - and get your sons on our Freshers and Welcome threads so they can start joining in the excitement.
    We are sending out Get Ready packs over the next week with lots more information and it's available online too http://www.getready.salford.ac.uk/
    Enjoy your weekends!
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    Could have let him go to college an do an HNC or Btec of something the reapplied next year.
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Hi

    Thanks for that but he is all sorted now.

    He ended up with six offers and he went for the offer from University of Salford. He is doing a four year with placement in Accounting and Finance. He really wanted to go to a Northern University either in Manchester, Leeds or Liverpool so he is happy. It scored highly for student satisfaction and was no 40 in the complete university guide for Accounting and Finance.

    Of course not had a chance to check out accommodation but we were lucky enough to bag him the last available room in the nice accommodation so being funded a bit more heavily by bank of Mum and Dad. Fingers crossed that he likes it because we have just paid upfront for the years accommodation.

    Phew, now just got to get him sorted and up there in time for freshers!
    I'm so pleased for you. He'll like it up here. Now you go and celebrate!
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    Got it all happening again on Thursday with daughters GCSE results, she has worked really hard and am expecting good results for her. She has given me her personal predictions and she has included a few A's with maybe on A*. Celebratory meal next weekend I think although eldest is off to Reading on Wednesday so maybe we will stump up for a burger for him!
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Got it all happening again on Thursday with daughters GCSE results, she has worked really hard and am expecting good results for her. She has given me her personal predictions and she has included a few A's with maybe on A*. Celebratory meal next weekend I think although eldest is off to Reading on Wednesday so maybe we will stump up for a burger for him!
    Been there, done that, bought the t shirt, given it away to Oxfam! It's a rite of passage for you as well as them, and I promise you, having your life back has much to recommend it! Enjoy!
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    (Original post by Janet, University of Salford)
    Great news from the nervous and worried mums! I hope both your sons will be very happy and successful at Salford. Just drop me a line if you need any more info - and get your sons on our Freshers and Welcome threads so they can start joining in the excitement.
    We are sending out Get Ready packs over the next week with lots more information and it's available online too http://www.getready.salford.ac.uk/
    Enjoy your weekends!
    He doesn't have the UCAS points to get into many accountancy grad schemes afterwards though. He may get into some firms but although he's doing a degree his UCAS points will definitely limit his options. Some universities seem all too willing to let candidates with limited short term prospects in their desired fields into their corresponding courses. Most likely to do with taking their cash.
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    (Original post by Nervous Mum)
    Got it all happening again on Thursday with daughters GCSE results, she has worked really hard and am expecting good results for her. She has given me her personal predictions and she has included a few A's with maybe on A*. Celebratory meal next weekend I think although eldest is off to Reading on Wednesday so maybe we will stump up for a burger for him!


    Glad he is sorted and happy with his choice . I went through it last year with my daughter . I also have daughter waiting for results on thursday and both going to Reading lol .
    A peacfull weekend ahead tho
 
 
 
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