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    My results at AS were very inconsistent, achieving an A, C, and 2 U's. This heavily affected my UCAS application and meant the higher status uni's I applied to rejected me. However, my A2 progress has been a vast improvement and I'm on track to achieving AAB.

    I am determined to get into one of the Russell Group uni's, none of which I received offers from, in order to maximise my overall future career prospects. My question is, would staying on for a third year make me more likely to receive an offer given that my UCAS application would now look far better with two A's and a B?

    look at ucas extra now. email the admission tutors about your situation too.

    Depends which course you're thinking of doing and which universities. Many elite Russell groups and courses such as medicine require A-Levels be taken over a two year period.

    It is near impossible to give a direct answer because it varies between un and course. Check with the university directly for a definite answer.

    For the most part, I know people accepted to Warwick and York who have worked over a 3 year period

    For your situation I would recommend going through adjustment, but often RG and 94G universities have very few spaces. Should you get your predicted grades, a gap year seems more logical than a third year.
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