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    Wow that sucks, sorry about that. Yes I would definitely suggest retaking. If at first you don't succeed keep trying until you do
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    (Original post by I feel myself)
    Getting into a well paid finance job isnt just about what university you went to. I know many people who are working in insurance jobs with degrees from university outside top 20 who are on £500 a day. You don't know what you're talking about
    Firstly, I was originally replying to the OP who actually achieved EEC with expectations of BCC.

    Secondly, I didn't disagree completely with you. Note that I said that success would be more difficult, not impossible. I stand by that position. I have worked with many people who have achieved far, far more than those with apparently better academic qualifications - quality and effort are both important.

    Thirdly, I don't think I need to take life lessons from someone who hasn't managed to get into their first or second choice university. And doesn't know how clearing works. And thinks their heart produces blood. And wants to know how much students spend on shampoo per month. However, congratulations on knowing many people who earn so much money. You must walk in exalted circles.
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    (Original post by Pudge666)
    How would you know? If he got a place in a uni and worked hard to get 1st honour degree his life is sorted. I know some guy who went to portmousth university and scored 96% in his 1st year , ended up in a prestigious university after.
    (Original post by I feel myself)
    Getting into a well paid finance job isnt just about what university you went to. I know many people who are working in insurance jobs with degrees from university outside top 20 who are on £500 a day. You don't know what you're talking about
    Ageshallnot is right to say the OP would face significant hurdles to getting a finance job even if he achieved the grades he expected. Finance is one of the few professions where going to a highly rated university matters, and BCC just isn't going to cut it. A lot of these companies use A level grades to filter the number of applicants, often they won't even read your application unless you meet a certain benchmark (usually ABB+).
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    I think you should resit your A levels. There may be other routes into university (foundation year and Access to HE have already been mentioned) but if you were to go down this route, those A level grades are going to be an ugly blot on your CV forever. The best way to extirpate them is to resit, and aim high. To some future employer, seeing a bunch of poor A level grades, followed a year later by good ones, shows that you have commitment and determination.
 
 
 
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