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    Was it an A Level exam?
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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    I failed one of my exams last year and was wondering if it is necessary to put it on my uni application? I have heard a lot of mixed responses with whether it is necessary and would like a definite answer. Any advice would be well appreciated thanks.
    The UCAS web site is very clear.

    You must enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards - whether you have the result (even any that were ungraded) or you're still awaiting exams and results.

    If you took exams and received an overall U qualification result from the examiner you need to declare it.




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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    I failed one of my exams last year and was wondering if it is necessary to put it on my uni application? I have heard a lot of mixed responses with whether it is necessary and would like a definite answer. Any advice would be well appreciated thanks.
    Yes you do need to declare it.

    The legal declaration you agree to when submitting your application specifies that you should include unsuccessful grades:
    http://help.ucas.com/contract12/index.html
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Yes you do need to declare it.

    The legal declaration you agree to when submitting your application specifies that you should include unsuccessful grades:
    http://help.ucas.com/contract12/index.html
    and if you don't? whats the penalty and how likely are they to find out?
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Was it an A Level exam?
    AS exam, does that make a difference?
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I believe that you are required to list all of your public examinations. I can understand why you'd want to omit this, though. I'm sure someone will know more categorically.
    thanks, i might try calling UCAS themselves
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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    thanks, i might try calling UCAS themselves
    Put it this way - if you comply with the requirements and put it down you've got a better chance than attempting to omit it, get found out (which you undoubtedly will) and have an application rejected out of hand. Best of luck.
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    Huh, well I never included them on mine. Didn't seem to make a difference?
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    (Original post by Eboracum7)
    Huh, well I never included them on mine. Didn't seem to make a difference?
    i may risk it in that case, when did you apply for uni exactly? its possible they changed the rules since. thanks
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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    and if you don't? whats the penalty and how likely are they to find out?
    expelled / declined from the course you have entered , possibly banned from that HEI for life, reported to any accrediting body / Statutory register - small chance of criminal prosecution and /or being placed on a DBS barred list.
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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    and if you don't? whats the penalty and how likely are they to find out?
    See the first post here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4337910
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    (Original post by Eboracum7)
    Huh, well I never included them on mine. Didn't seem to make a difference?
    That's a choice you made and a risk you took.
    Your application was technically fraudulent and could have been cancelled at any time by UCAS and any uni offer withdrawn if the ommission was discovered in the checks that they routinely do.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    That's a choice you made and a risk you took.
    Your application was technically fraudulent and could have been cancelled at any time by UCAS and any uni offer withdrawn if the ommission was discovered in the checks that they routinely do.
    and if found out later , dismissed from a job and struck off a professional register - as various Health professionals and Lawyers have had happen when their fraudulent mis reporting of qualifications comes to light
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    expelled / declined from the course you have entered , possibly banned from that HEI for life, reported to any accrediting body / Statutory register - small chance of criminal prosecution and /or being placed on a DBS barred list.
    I work for the DBS and personally produce and manage the stats around the barred lists. I'm sorry but that is just nonsense.
    (Original post by gdunne42)
    That's a choice you made and a risk you took. Your application was technically fraudulent and could have been cancelled at any time by UCAS and any uni offer withdrawn if the ommission was discovered in the checks that they routinely do.
    It's been several years since I did mine but I would have thought they're only interested in the grades you got, not the grades you didn't get. If you don't include them they're not going to be that bothered...it's not a significant thing. You don't get certificates to say you've failed a subject...
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    (Original post by Eboracum7)
    I work for the DBS and personally produce and manage the stats around the barred lists. I'm sorry but that is just nonsense.
    you appear to have problems with comprehension please read what was written , also are you saying fraudsters cannot be placed on a Barred list on the basis of their breach of trust ?

    des[pite frauulent behaviours being a significant issue in the abuse of vulnerable person
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    expelled / declined from the course you have entered , possibly banned from that HEI for life, reported to any accrediting body / Statutory register - small chance of criminal prosecution and /or being placed on a DBS barred list.
    no life sentence? you're being a little extreme-worst case you're not accepted by the uni
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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    no life sentence? you're being a little extreme-worst case you're not accepted by the uni
    There are people who have been struck off professional registers for mis representation of qualifications .

    hmm who do we believe someone with 2 decades of experience in DBS regulated sectors and Strategic Clinical governament management experience ( in regulated sectors as all healthcare is regulated sectors when it comes to the DBS) or a filing clerk ?
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    and if found out later , dismissed from a job and struck off a professional register - as various Health professionals and Lawyers have had happen when their fraudulent mis reporting of qualifications comes to light
    by the time you successfully pass your course and achieve your selected degree, why would failure to include a failed AS level result (which could have been an accident) get you fired from your job? seems a little excessive
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    you appear to have problems with comprehension please read what was written , also are you saying fraudsters cannot be placed on a Barred list on the basis of their breach of trust ?

    des[pite frauulent behaviours being a significant issue in the abuse of vulnerable person
    So you think not including U grades on a UCAS application equals outright fraud and can be compared to financially abusing a vulnerable adult? Wow...

    No, the case would be thrown out immediately.
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    (Original post by badboyblonde69)
    by the time you successfully pass your course and achieve your selected degree, why would failure to include a failed AS level result (which could have been an accident) get you fired from your job? seems a little excessive
    Fraud

    Breach of trust

    Bringing Employer into disrepute

    Bringing Profession into disrepute

    Failure of repute requirement for Traffic Commissioner

    Questions over your standards of personal Integrity ...
 
 
 
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