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    Hi people, I already sat my A levels in their entirety and am resitting the subject I intend to study at university (Chemistry, C grade). My other grades were ADE ( English, Maths, Physics - dodgy for a prospective science student, ascribe it to "problems at home" ). I started out with As in all 4 subjects, which is mentioned in my reference, albeit in separate paragraphs. My reference even attests an ability to study degree level Mathematics, "demonstrated by his result in Core 1" - LOL.
    Anyway, my teacher recommended I ring a couple of the higher-reaching universities on my application (Birmingham, Leeds) to ask if I would be considered, would you advise this and has anyone been successful applying to great universities with poorer grades than average?
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    (Original post by Va Sin Decir)
    Hi people, I already sat my A levels in their entirety and am resitting the subject I intend to study at university (Chemistry, C grade). My other grades were ADE ( English, Maths, Physics - dodgy for a prospective science student, ascribe it to "problems at home" ). I started out with As in all 4 subjects, which is mentioned in my reference, albeit in separate paragraphs. My reference even attests an ability to study degree level Mathematics, "demonstrated by his result in Core 1" - LOL.
    Anyway, my teacher recommended I ring a couple of the higher-reaching universities on my application (Birmingham, Leeds) to ask if I would be considered, would you advise this and has anyone been successful applying to great universities with poorer grades than average?
    I got offers from AAB unis despite getting less than that at AS but i do have good predictions.
    I recommend ringing the uni's up; as you have nothing to lose and they usually tell you stuff they dont want to publisise on the website. It would help you find out wheter on not you'd be considered ot just declined through the initial screening
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    Universities consider all relevent factors when deciding who to offer places to. This includes exam results, reference, personal statement, interview and any personal circumstances. I recall someone here at Oxford who was successful in gaining entry despite not achieving the required 3 A grades most students obtain. He got ABB - rather than the stated offer of AAB, but these were exceptional difficulties. His family had been evicted from the hostal in which he was living with his family.
 
 
 
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