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    My queary is so strange, I really hope someone can help!

    Basically I'm a mature student (potential) and have been taking distance learning A levels. I sat some of the units this year but was wholly unprepared and thanks to starting a new job a week before the exams started I was not able to take study leave. I was able to sit some of the exams but ended up withdrawing from most of them, with the intention of sitting them next year.

    I was sitting the exams as an external candidate through an independent school (as a levels aren't the norm here in scotland). I received my emial with the results of the modules i did sit and to say the least, they were disappointing. I had tried to withdraw from all modules but edexcel do not allow this after the exam has been sat. The exams officer who sent me my results said that anything I do over the next year will not be affected by this years results, as universities will only see results with next years date against them. Is this correct? Does this mean that universities will not be able to see this years results and will therefore not know that next years exams are, in effect, resits?

    Any help or advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated
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    I know that when you fill your UCAS application, you have to put in every grade / qualification you have ever gotten (cashed in). But do University admissions see exactly what you put in your UCAS application or do UCAS resort it to make it neater? For example, If you sat a whole year (lets say AS) twice, failed the first time but did good the second time, do Universities see the grades for both AS qualifications cashed in of the exact same subject, or only the best years qualification?
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    (Original post by TheTungsten74)
    I know that when you fill your UCAS application, you have to put in every grade / qualification you have ever gotten (cashed in). But do University admissions see exactly what you put in your UCAS application or do UCAS resort it to make it neater? For example, If you sat a whole year (lets say AS) twice, failed the first time but did good the second time, do Universities see the grades for both AS cashed in, or only the best years qualification?
    you have to put both

    your first AS grades will just appear as being sat in a different year which will show they've been retaken
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    My mom works at a Uni and said they can see unit module information right back to first attempt if they want to as they have direct access via the boards. However they rarely look at that information unless you are applying for the vastly oversubscribed courses such as Medicine or Dentistry
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    (Original post by Khepra)
    My queary is so strange, I really hope someone can help!

    Basically I'm a mature student (potential) and have been taking distance learning A levels. I sat some of the units this year but was wholly unprepared and thanks to starting a new job a week before the exams started I was not able to take study leave. I was able to sit some of the exams but ended up withdrawing from most of them, with the intention of sitting them next year.

    I was sitting the exams as an external candidate through an independent school (as a levels aren't the norm here in scotland). I received my emial with the results of the modules i did sit and to say the least, they were disappointing. I had tried to withdraw from all modules but edexcel do not allow this after the exam has been sat. The exams officer who sent me my results said that anything I do over the next year will not be affected by this years results, as universities will only see results with next years date against them. Is this correct? Does this mean that universities will not be able to see this years results and will therefore not know that next years exams are, in effect, resits?

    Any help or advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated
    You have to put in every single grade along with the dates and when you re-take anything you have to put your re-sit grade along with the date so I think that they will see it.
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    (Original post by Khepra)
    My queary is so strange, I really hope someone can help!

    Basically I'm a mature student (potential) and have been taking distance learning A levels. I sat some of the units this year but was wholly unprepared and thanks to starting a new job a week before the exams started I was not able to take study leave. I was able to sit some of the exams but ended up withdrawing from most of them, with the intention of sitting them next year.

    I was sitting the exams as an external candidate through an independent school (as a levels aren't the norm here in scotland). I received my emial with the results of the modules i did sit and to say the least, they were disappointing. I had tried to withdraw from all modules but edexcel do not allow this after the exam has been sat. The exams officer who sent me my results said that anything I do over the next year will not be affected by this years results, as universities will only see results with next years date against them. Is this correct? Does this mean that universities will not be able to see this years results and will therefore not know that next years exams are, in effect, resits?

    Any help or advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated
    You've been misinformed I'm afraid. You must declare all results from all examinations taken on your UCAS application. Universities and the like can quite easily check to see whether you've omitted any exam results from your application, and it can lead to your application being withdrawn. It's just not worth it.

    Depending on the A levels you're taking, they are moving to a linear qualification with terminal exams taken at the end of the 2 year course rather than a modular AS/A2 format. I'd make sure that there is sufficient time left to take the qualification as you envisage if you've delayed taking exams.
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    You have to put in every single grade along with the dates and when you re-take anything you have to put your re-sit grade along with the date so I think that they will see it.
    Sure, but there is a difference between what you have to PUT and what universities actually SEE. The question wasn't what you have to put, but what will Universities end up looking at on their sheet of paper once UCAS has re-organised the information you put. The admissions tutors get a piece of paper as your application, but it's formatted differently than the online application, so i just wonder if UCAS make any changes in that process and how much information they actually see (I guess it depends on what the Universities actually request).For example, I can imagine individual module information may not be included on the piece of paper, even when you add it to your application. A lot of universities (if not most) don't care about individual module marks. Same with resits for that matter. Typically only Oxbridge, Imperial and Medical schools care about that as a requirement of no resits. Similarly, they may not look at all your GCSE's, because does it really matter what grade you got in Cooking when you're applying for Engineering or Science? Admissions tutors may ask to have or omit things to simplify the application process. Just a hunch.The application the admissions tutors see looks like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvqFG-C9RvY
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    (Original post by TheTungsten74)
    Sure, but there is a difference between what you have to PUT and what universities actually SEE. The question wasn't what you have to put, but what will Universities end up looking at on their sheet of paper once UCAS has re-organised the information you put. The admissions tutors get a piece of paper as your application, but it's formatted differently than the online application, so i just wonder if UCAS make any changes in that process and how much information they actually see (I guess it depends on what the Universities actually request).For example, I can imagine individual module information may not be included on the piece of paper, even when you add it to your application. A lot of universities (if not most) don't care about individual module marks. Same with resits for that matter. Typically only Oxbridge, Imperial and Medical schools care about that as a requirement of no resits. Similarly, they may not look at all your GCSE's, because does it really matter what grade you got in Cooking when you're applying for Engineering or Science? Admissions tutors may ask to have or omit things to simplify the application process. Just a hunch.The application the admissions tutors see looks like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvqFG-C9RvY
    Sorry about my ignorance towards OP.
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    (Original post by TheTungsten74)
    I know that when you fill your UCAS application, you have to put in every grade / qualification you have ever gotten (cashed in). But do University admissions see exactly what you put in your UCAS application or do UCAS resort it to make it neater? For example, If you sat a whole year (lets say AS) twice, failed the first time but did good the second time, do Universities see the grades for both AS qualifications cashed in of the exact same subject, or only the best years qualification?
    UCAS don't reformat the information

    Universities will have admissions systems that may or may not reformat things or strip out module results.
 
 
 
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