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    Hi, I'm looking for a little advice on my situation.
    Basically it all starts with my GCSEs, I didn't put nearly enough effort into any of them.
    Only revising for a few hours in the week before and so on. Came out of that with very average marks after I was predicted fairly good ones.
    I then got into art college and copped out of that too, scraping by and blagging the tutors into giving me better marks than I deserved. After college I went to Uni for 5-6 months before being overwhelmed with all the work and dropping out. There were other reasons for dropping out; an LDR, immaturity and videogame, weed and internet 'addictions'. (as far as addiction in those areas goes but these aren't a problem anymore.)
    I've really grown up in the time I've been out of education, got some industry experience and lived on my own successfully and happily and now I think I'm ready to go back to Uni.
    The thing I'm worried about is how the average-bad grades will affect me now.
    I have 1 or 2 Bs and 6 or 7 Cs at GCSE and a BTEC national diploma in Media Art: MPP.
    When I applied to Uni the first time, I was short about 60-80 UCAS points for the course but they took me on anyway. Is this normal?
    Would it be worth doing a foundation course of some sort before going for a degree now that I'm really interested in applying myself?
    I'm hoping to get a degree in Illustration/Visual Communication at Birmingham or Coventry. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Maybe email the unis that you're intereste din explaining your situation as each institution will look upon your situation in different ways?
 
 
 
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