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    It doesn't have to be detailed, 'depression from death of a parent' would be enough I'm sure, but if it wasn't mentioned they have no reason to believe that you didn't put any effort in/aren't good enough. It's harsh but they are usually told about personal circumstances in a reference. Check what your predicted grades are on your ucas form also, if it's ABB they could have rejected you on that.
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    (Original post by moomooo)
    It doesn't have to be detailed, 'depression from death of a parent' would be enough I'm sure, but if it wasn't mentioned they have no reason to believe that you didn't put any effort in/aren't good enough. It's harsh but they are usually told about personal circumstances in a reference. Check what your predicted grades are on your ucas form also, if it's ABB they could have rejected you on that.
    Thanks good point. How do I check my predicted grades? Is it on UCAS or do I have to check with my college??
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    (Original post by sakina101)
    So I had applied to Exeter University with the hopes of actually going there, i.e. my top choice! But I sadly just received a rejection via UCAS due to my not meeting their entry requirements.
    The course was Economics BA (L100) and their entry requirements are GCSE Maths A and English B with a typical AAA-AAB offer given.
    My GCSE Maths was B and English B/C.
    However! I am doing A Levels in Maths and English (and Economics), and I am predicted AAB/ABB.
    I feel like my low achieving GCSE grades are stopping me from going to an amazing university, and it was due to personal reasons that I didn't perform well in my GCSE's.
    For what its worth, I was in the Governments Gifted and Talented scheme which hints that I should be a high achiever.
    I don't know what to do, I really honestly believe that I can get AAB, and the fact that I missed their Maths/Eng GCSE grades should surely cancel out by my getting an A or B at A Level?
    I really don't know what to do! This sucks!:unsure:
    Yeah.... your problem is that Exeter, though stating offers will be AAA-AAB, has only given out the top band to everyone I know and most of my friends have applied there (including myself)....
    The only reason why they would give out the lower offer, particularly now they have achieved a higher ranking and therefore more applications, is if they wanted the candidate regardless (like when Cambridge give EE offers)
    Likewise, most of my school are members of the G&T scheme and those on it are generally predicted from BBC-A*A*AA....
    G&T is for the top 10% of british students and last years figures suggest 500,000 students passed through...
    So there are at least 50,000 G&T students applying this year for university places, plus those who werent recognised and are not excelling. ITs a tough world, Im sorry, hopefully you have other others though!!!
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    It's a stupid rule that you have to meet the grades at GCSE when you exceed them at A Level, but if they stated that in their requirements, they have every right to refuse you a place. Also, maybe the requirements that you didn't meet were you're A Level predicted grades, they aren't quite there. Maybe if you get the right grades first, reapply next year and get you referee to explain your GCSE grades or contact the university yourself you could have another go?
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    (Original post by sakina101)
    Thanks good point. How do I check my predicted grades? Is it on UCAS or do I have to check with my college??

    Hm I don't actually know, I would think you'd have to ask since it's done with your reference and things which you can't see on ucas.
 
 
 

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