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    (Original post by SwndonTwn)
    got ABBC in my AS-levels. C in economics. I wanted to do that at uni so I have no idea what to do now. I was so determined to do economics and now I've completely failed. What the **** can I do now? My life is pretty much over. I won't get into uni being so dreadful at economics so what can I possibly do? Nothing.
    I appreciate that you feel very disappointed about these results, but you have not 'completely failed' and there are things you can do.

    First of all, have a conversation with your teachers about what happened here. Were these results unexpected? Did something go horribly wrong in the exam?

    Secondly, you might want to think about why you are so attached to Economics as your degree choice, particularly if this result was not so out of line with how you'd been doing on the course overall.

    In a few days' time when the immediate shock has worn, you'll find it easier to think about alternatives. Remember that your application doesn't have to be in until 15 January (unless you were thinking of Oxbridge) which gives you plenty of time to think through your choices.
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    They are fantastic grades! Remember unis don't just look at grades to offer you a place. I somehow managed to get in to a Russell group uni with BBCE at AS and one grade off the typical offer at A2 (the C at AS became a B after a retake and the uni didn't even know I was retaking). Just make sure to put just as much effort into your personal statement and interview! Pretty sure that is what saved me so grades are not all that matters! Best of luck!
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    I know that most people on TSR get A's and that it can get to you however those grades you have now are probably better than most.
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    Every time i open one of these 'my life is over' threads, i hope to see someone with grades like CDE, hoping i can finally relate, but it's always someone saying something along the lines of 'I have ABB and the uni wants AAA, my life is over i'm doomed'. Jesus, seriously?

    The grades -alone- do not decide your future, if you have a strong personal statement that proves you have a strong interest in the subject you're applying for that will also come into question.

    I wish all you smart arses would stop worrying and let dumb people like me do it.
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    (Original post by SwndonTwn)
    got ABBC in my AS-levels. C in economics. I wanted to do that at uni so I have no idea what to do now. I was so determined to do economics and now I've completely failed. What the **** can I do now? My life is pretty much over. I won't get into uni being so dreadful at economics so what can I possibly do? Nothing.
    Got BBBC at AS level last year. Studied very hard this year, got my head down and just recieved 2 A* A, although i am still shocked. Its all about retaking the right modules and making sure you focus extra hard at A2
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    Stop being such a drama queen!!!


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    I've just got into uni and my As grades were BBCD
 
 
 
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