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I mean, the reason why I'm asking this is because I didnt do too well in my A levels in that I could have done alot better. But thats in the past, if anyone has a time machine then please let me know?

As it is, I achieved a CCD in my A levels. I got a D at AS level, but that D in Biology I was happy with because I detested Biology.

Anyway, I want to study Psychology in my Degree and I was wondering whether after getting my degree, A levels would matter?
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LOL, I dont get that. Which means you wasted your time in posting it.
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I hope not because I didn't do very well in my A-levels either and I feel I could have done more, I was also literally a couple of marks off raising 2 of my grades which really gets at me but I have managed to swindle my way into a good uni so I'm trying to put my A-levels behind me and hopefully I'll do well at Uni. I'm starting my degree this year so I have no direct experience but my Dad does a lot of training and comes across recruiting and stuff and he always says the last thing you did is more important.
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I'd like to know too, i got AABB for my A2s, got into my uni. But the thing is, im one mark from an A in one subject. If A levels do really matter then i might get a remark, to get AAAB probably?
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Well it's always good to redeem yourself. I hope you do well in Uni.
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Some employers operate pre-interview screening on A level results as well as degree results.
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once you have an undergraduate degree, A level grades are pretty much irrelevant for most things you'll do next (apart from some companies using them for screening processes)

similarly, when you have a Phd etc your undergraduate grade doesn't matter that much. Obviously its always advantagous to have a good academic record but its always you're current scores that matter, as obviously... people change.
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depends on the job/employer, i know my a-levels are never going to be looked at or cared about again for nursing even my degree result lol
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I quote a psychology lecturer "once you have a degree no one gives a **** about A-levels"

In all my postgrad applications I wasn't even asked what A-levels I did... so basically no
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can anyone give me examples of fields or types of careers where they do prescreening?
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(Original post by tokyorose888)
I'd like to know too, i got AABB for my A2s, got into my uni. But the thing is, im one mark from an A in one subject. If A levels do really matter then i might get a remark, to get AAAB probably?
I can't tell if you are joking?
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Not really, maybe for certain post-grad courses but GCSEs seem to be more important in those cases
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GCSE's Really? Why not A levels?
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GCSE's only matter when getting into College, A levels only matter when getting into Uni.
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(Original post by atheistwithfaith)
I can't tell if you are joking?
lol, im not joking, im...confused

A levels stay with us forever right? and maybe i might need to apply fo another course if i drop out of uni which requires higher grades? lol

i worry too much....
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(Original post by tokyorose888)
can anyone give me examples of fields or types of careers where they do prescreening?
pretty much any employers that's a big "graduate scheme"... they require applicants to meet certain A-Level result/UCAs tariff thresholds. For instance the government fast stream requires 280 UCAS points.
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(Original post by tokyorose888)
lol, im not joking, im...confused

A levels stay with us forever right? and maybe i might need to apply fo another course if i drop out of uni which requires higher grades? lol
True but after your degree no one gives a crap, if you've got a first literally no one's going to ask for your A-level breakdown regardless of career or area. Especially if its the difference between an A or a B

i worry too much....
So true its painful
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(Original post by tokyorose888)
lol, im not joking, im...confused

A levels stay with us forever right? and maybe i might need to apply fo another course if i drop out of uni which requires higher grades? lol

i worry too much....
Colleges do not close their doors to anyone over the age of 18, you can go back and redo your A levels or another qualification such as a NVQ or Access diploma when you want if you can fund it. Don't worry about if you drop out now, are you planning on it? :p:
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(Original post by queenofwands)
Not really, maybe for certain post-grad courses but GCSEs seem to be more important in those cases


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I got the impression that if an employer doesn't know your uni/degree subject that well, they'll make a judgement of it based on your previous grades....

"Where is the University College of Bingbong?... well they got AAAAA so it must be a good one"
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