I think it was like that with most top universities this year. Apparently next year will be even worse.(Original post by isabella19)
I can sympathise with you completely - you have such excellent UMS as well, UCL history must have been a real bloodbath this year
Universities tend to get more competitive each year so unless there is something huge you can do to improve your application it might not be worth reapplying - I think it's basically a lottery for certain courses.
That being said, if you want to have a gap year (for travelling, work experience, general maturity etc) then why not reapply? Just make sure that getting a place at UCL isn't the main aim of your gap year.
What were your GCSEs, if you don't mind me asking?
Well, I'm planning on doing a lot of work experience at museums, internships and a trip around Europe. Which I think would really boost my PS from what it was this year. I will also have my grades next year and I'm hoping for 2 A*s and an A. When I applied this year, my school decided to have them undeclared and put my predicted grades as 3 As (despite my over 90% in two of them.) I'm also going to write clear opinions about the books I mentioned in my PS. So I really hope that is all very impressive.
No, UCL wasn't my main aim. I still have a chance at SSEES.
GCSEs weren't that impressive - 3 A*s, 1 A, the rest Bs and 1 C in French. This was actually above average for the school I was at and I never realised how many As I achieved would be so significant to want to improve them.
who are introverts?