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    So like a few others I've completely failed my A levels CDD and I cant get into any unis of my choice or for courses I want. My plan is to resit and apply next year effectively taking a gap year.

    My question is how do I apply next year? If i apply straight off the bat I'll get rejected instantly due to my poor grades even before I sit my exams.

    Any help would be appreciated thanks
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    You apply via UCAS just as you did this year

    Also, just as this year you list the exams that you plan to do in the pending section
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)
    So like a few others I've completely failed my A levels CDD and I cant get into any unis of my choice or for courses I want. My plan is to resit and apply next year effectively taking a gap year.

    My question is how do I apply next year? If i apply straight off the bat I'll get rejected instantly due to my poor grades even before I sit my exams.

    Any help would be appreciated thanks
    You enter the grades you've achieved, and then again as pending, so they will know you are resitting, but you can also have it mentioned in your reference/personal statement.

    They may still reject straight away, but at least they'll know you're resitting
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    You apply via UCAS just as you did this year

    Also, just as this year you list the exams that you plan to do in the pending section
    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    You enter the grades you've achieved, and then again as pending, so they will know you are resitting, but you can also have it mentioned in your reference/personal statement.

    They may still reject straight away, but at least they'll know you're resitting
    Thanks guys I guess I'll have to accept my rubbish grades haha

    What about references? Predicted grades? Do I need to reobtain them? I'm just extremely distressed at all of this, its come as a sudden shock :crazy:

    At least I can go trhough clearing again though
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)
    Thanks guys I guess I'll have to accept my rubbish grades haha

    What about references? Predicted grades? Do I need to reobtain them? I'm just extremely distressed at all of this, its come as a sudden shock :crazy:

    At least I can go trhough clearing again though
    Yes, you'd need to get them again :yep:
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Yes, you'd need to get them again :yep:
    So I'd have to go in and ask all the teachers for them?
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)
    So I'd have to go in and ask all the teachers for them?
    Whomever you would like the reference from, plus the predicted grades tend to go with the reference iirc. It's not that much effort
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Whomever you would like the reference from, plus the predicted grades tend to go with the reference iirc. It's not that much effort
    I just dont want to face them all. They thought I'd get A's and I'm sitting C's and D's :sigh:

    Ah theres also the issue that both my biology teachers have left the school?
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)

    Ah theres also the issue that both my biology teachers have left the school?
    So long as you can get someone to write you a reference, the school can generate a new predicted grade based on how you did at GCSE and AS. It won't be as personal to you, but it will exist, and hopefully won't hinder you. If this comes out as lower than you need, you can probably persuade your referee to increase it by a grade, by telling them how dedicated you're going to be and so on.

    Chances are, you can do everything via email, if you wish to.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    So long as you can get someone to write you a reference, the school can generate a new predicted grade based on how you did at GCSE and AS. It won't be as personal to you, but it will exist, and hopefully won't hinder you. If this comes out as lower than you need, you can probably persuade your referee to increase it by a grade, by telling them how dedicated you're going to be and so on.

    Chances are, you can do everything via email, if you wish to.

    Thanks a lot I'll try that
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)
    Thanks a lot I'll try that
    The school will provide the same reference it did this year, updated with any other relevant information you ask them to include. You aren't the first and you certainly won't be the last.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    The school will provide the same reference it did this year, updated with any other relevant information you ask them to include. You aren't the first and you certainly won't be the last.
    Would I need to speak to my head of year about this?
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)
    Would I need to speak to my head of year about this?
    Either them or the head of sixth. Don't worry. Not only is this standard procedure, we are actually human!
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Either them or the head of sixth. Don't worry. Not only is this standard procedure, we are actually human!
    I just hope they're understanding!

    I'll email them on the week school starts :yep:
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    (Original post by Thisisthened)
    I just hope they're understanding!

    I'll email them on the week school starts :yep:
    Heads of sixth and their team will be in school from now on, so there's no need to wait. They may be busy right now, but simply letting them know you'll be asking for a reference later requires nothing more from them than an 'ok, fine, let us know' email in return, so it's no big deal.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Heads of sixth and their team will be in school from now on, so there's no need to wait. They may be busy right now, but simply letting them know you'll be asking for a reference later requires nothing more from them than an 'ok, fine, let us know' email in return, so it's no big deal.
    Ah I see its true that it would make it much less hassle in September. Good idea thanks a bunch :yep:
 
 
 
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