I was wondering if anyone can answer this. I have been rejected from Oxford, Durham and LSE for PPE/Politics and Economics with A-Level predictions of A*A*AA. My GCSEs were a mix of Bs, Cs and Ds, as I had undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes throughout my GCSE period and only found out two weeks before my AS exams, which resulted me in repeating Year 12 and hence I will have completed A-Levels over three years. I expect I have been rejected due to the GCSEs, even though my circumstances were disclosed in my reference as advised by the universities (LSE explicitly said it was the GCSEs).
My question is whether it is an advantage to apply post-qualifications, which would probably be with grades of A*A*AA or A*A*A*A depending on my Maths. Would the GCSEs be given less weighting on the overall application if I actually possessed the grades as opposed to predictions?
Applying post-qualification. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 02-12-2010 23:16
- PS Reviewer
- 03-12-2010 12:39
It might be an idea to email them again, stating your reasons for your GCSEs. Tell them you can provide evidence (ie a doctor's note). They may have rejected you straight away without looking at your reference so it could be worth a try.
If it is your GCSEs then applying next year may not necessarily help as you'll still have the same GCSEs.