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has anyone not wrote a U grade on their ucas form and had any implications Watch

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    i don't think you are certificated for U grades

    but i think ucas states all grades must be declared (with the date of certification)

    i don't want to write the U but don't want to incur any implications?

    what have you done?
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    I believe you don't have to put it on the application if you got a U. It's unclassified, therefore the same as if you never took the exam.
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    you don't have to enter it
    U means ungraded
    therefore you have no grade (hence it cant be certified) and you have no qualification
    if you have no grade then you can't enter it and you don't have a qualification for which to enter a grade
    if you are retaking just leave it as pending, if not just don't add it at all
    I didn't put my U down and nothing happened
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    (Original post by abbii)
    you don't have to enter it
    U means ungraded
    therefore you have no grade (hence it cant be certified) and you have no qualification
    if you have no grade then you can't enter it and you don't have a qualification for which to enter a grade
    if you are retaking just leave it as pending, if not just don't add it at all
    I didn't put my U down and nothing happened
    so you didnt have no implications from not writing your u grade?
    it was an AS level
    it does say on my provisional exam results that U grades are not certificated
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    I believe you don't have to put it on the application if you got a U. It's unclassified, therefore the same as if you never took the exam.
    if you can't certificate the AS level grade (as u's cannot be certificated) - you wouldn't be able to write a date to be certificated

    Just to clarrify you don't recieve a certificate for u grades do we?
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    'U' is not a grade per se, so no.
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    (Original post by lks)
    so you didnt have no implications from not writing your u grade?
    it was an AS level
    it does say on my provisional exam results that U grades are not certificated
    i had no implications at all
    mine was AS too
    there is no way for them to know otherwise, if they want you to prove your grades then they ask for the certificates and can't accept provisional exam results as these may change, and it wont be mentioned on your certificates
    and no, it definitely wont be certified
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    (Original post by abbii)
    i had no implications at all
    mine was AS too
    there is no way for them to know otherwise, if they want you to prove your grades then they ask for the certificates and can't accept provisional exam results as these may change, and it wont be mentioned on your certificates
    and no, it definitely wont be certified
    thanks, i've gave u positive rep
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    I'm applying for Chemistry and last year I did AS Physics (Wasn't for me, had lost interest from GCSE and really wasn't what I was expecting) and so I stuck it out for the year, but ultimately failed it and got a U. I rang up UCAS to check/confirm what my college were saying and got told that I "had" to declare it on my form. I didn't particularly want to but I did anyway.

    Long and short of it, I've got 3 Offers from 3 Good Universities (so far! Waiting to hear from the other 2!) and so I've had no issues or implications from declaring it, so I imagine there aren't any for declaring it. My Careers Advisor essentially said Unis expect you to sometimes not succeed at something! I wouldn't worry
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    'U' is not a grade per se, so no.
    cheers for the reply, i just checked the ucas form, within the dropdown list of grades there is an option to select a 'u' grade but it would be impossible to write a date of certication wouldn't it
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    (Original post by Bannem)
    I'm applying for Chemistry and last year I did AS Physics (Wasn't for me, had lost interest from GCSE and really wasn't what I was expecting) and so I stuck it out for the year, but ultimately failed it and got a U. I rang up UCAS to check/confirm what my college were saying and got told that I "had" to declare it on my form. I didn't particularly want to but I did anyway.

    Long and short of it, I've got 3 Offers from 3 Good Universities (so far! Waiting to hear from the other 2!) and so I've had no issues or implications from it. My Careers Advisor essentially said Unis expect you to sometimes not succeed at something! I wouldn't worry
    i too rang up ucas and they told me to declare it, what did you put down as the date of certification. Also did you write on your personal statement that you lost interest etc or gave a reason for the u grade
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    Well, I got U U U U in my first year and didn't declare that, so I'm gonna get raped if you have to declare them
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    (Original post by lks)
    i too rang up ucas and they told me to declare it, what did you put down as the date of certification. Also did you write on your personal statement that you lost interest etc or gave a reason for the u grade
    I just put the month/year I took the exam, same as my Biology, Chemistry and History exams. But no, I didn't mention it in my P/S (it's meant to be positive!) But my tutor put it into my reference and "spinned" it in a positive light so all was well!
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    I failed French, I'm resitting this year as it's easily rectified- but no, I didn't I didn't certify my U. I have three offers and no one has said anything about it, I just left it as pending. Even though UCAS has told you to put it down, a U isn't a grade so 'all grades need to be certified' doesn't really apply...
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    (Original post by Bannem)
    I just put the month/year I took the exam, same as my Biology, Chemistry and History exams. But no, I didn't mention it in my P/S (it's meant to be positive!) But my tutor put it into my reference and "spinned" it in a positive light so all was well!
    yeah i might celare it and and ask my tutor to say something like ' he wanted to concentrate on his other three a levels even though he passed the first unit of the subject (i got a C grade)

    do you think uni's would look down on this if i was applying for economics or computer science etc
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    What about for specific units within an A-level that you got a U in?
    I presume you have to put those to show how you got your final grade?
    Because I got a U in one of my Maths papers. I have put it down on the form.
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    (Original post by lechaton-x)
    I failed French, I'm resitting this year as it's easily rectified- but no, I didn't I didn't certify my U. I have three offers and no one has said anything about it, I just left it as pending. Even though UCAS has told you to put it down, a U isn't a grade so 'all grades need to be certified' doesn't really apply...
    hmm, really confused now on what to do, i am predicted 4 A's at A2 (3 full a levels and an AS level) i didn't want the u to bring my apllication down
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    What about for specific units within an A-level that you got a U in?
    I presume you have to put those to show how you got your final grade?
    Because I got a U in one of my Maths papers. I have put it down on the form.
    it was an AS level got a C in the first unit and a U in the second and third unit (so a u overall)
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    its different for different schools. mine made me do it and i was extremely worried. but now hold an offer for architecture at my 1st choice. its not the end of the world if you have to put it on but i understand that it looks bad. as long as you have decent GCSEs to rely on perhaps, then that will give your application some weight. just make sure you have a great personal statement and youll be fine.
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    (Original post by lks)
    hmm, really confused now on what to do, i am predicted 4 A's at A2 (3 full a levels and an AS level) i didn't want the u to bring my apllication down
    Then don't put it in, it's not expected that you would.
 
 
 
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