I have an unconditional offer and on my UCAS form I said I was going to be taking GCSE maths this year. Once I got my unconditional I changed my mind and decided not to take the maths because I didn't do the coursework in time etc...
They won't take my offer away will they? It's unconditional so I didn't think it would matter if I didn't do my maths but now I'm worried. Do I need to let the uni/UCAS know?
Yes, definitely. The offer was made based on the knowledge that you were sitting for the exam. If the information you have declared is false, i.e. the information on your UCAS form is incorrect, the universities should be informed so that they may review your offer, or even withdraw it alltogether.
Contact the uni, and if you have any reasons (ie extenuatiing circumstances) then explain those
Would the uni find out that I haven't taken the gcse maths? I know they'll find out when I go to enrol but they can't find out before then can they?
Well, they'll be expecting a grade on results day, and will be surprised and possibly enguire when they don't get one!
But if you tell them, they'll be more lenient than if you don't and they find out anyway
Probably not. But come results day, when UCAS sends your results to the universities and they realise that you have no qualification in that subject, things might go awry.
I already have my A Levels though, so won't they already have checked my grades? Do UCAS send GCSE results then too? I didn't realise they did, I just thought they could send A Level results!
i dont think ucas sends results to unis for those applicants who recieved unconditional offers, and so there is nothing to be worried about. Also, if you got an unconditional offer it means that the offer was based on qualifications that you have already obtained, and therefore it does not matter if you dont do this maths gcse. They cannot take your offer away. I think its almost expected that you will not complete, or obtain as high a grade as you would have if you had a conditional offer. Nothing to worry about.
Knogle an unconditional offer means that you already have all the qualifications that are nesecary to get into the course. So it will not matter if the OP finishes his/her remaining qualifications.
If you're that worried couldnt you enter yourself again for the exam and just fail it? Since the offer isnt based on what you get in the exam it wouldnt matter if you got a U.
But the GCSE maths coursework takes a few hours tops??
Just ask them! If your offer was unconditional then they probably don't care, but better to be safe than sorry!!
I'm sure you could get a B with just the exam and VERY little revision. That comes from someone who is crap at maths.