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    I applied for science and football as my firm and sport science as my insurance at Liverpool John Moores with a conditional offer of a minimum of 280 UCAS points and with my predicted grades as AAE. I rang LJMU after I got my results and confirming if they got my request for special consideration after a bereavement just before my first June exams and to say that I was getting a paper remarked as I was one raw mark off getting an A in the subject to obtain AAE instead of the current ABE. Admissions then told me that they have rejected me based on the E grade even though they knew that the E grade is predicted, and then told me that any uni that I could apply to would instantly reject my for sport science based on the E grade. So they offered me sports development and physical education because there's too few people on the course. Does this sound harsh to anyone?
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    Depends what you got the E in, if it Biology then you can kind of understand where they are coming from. You could always accept the offer they have given and try transferring courses when you get there?
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    Hey, firstly what was your actual condition?

    If the E was in a subject that they wanted a higher grade in then they could potentially reject you. :sadnod:

    In addition, looking at your points it seems that you've missed your offer. You need to ask the university that if your remark comes back successfully will they accept you onto the original course.
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    (Original post by sam_town1)
    I applied for science and football as my firm and sport science as my insurance at Liverpool John Moores with a conditional offer of a minimum of 280 UCAS points and with my predicted grades as AAE. I rang LJMU after I got my results and confirming if they got my request for special consideration after a bereavement just before my first June exams and to say that I was getting a paper remarked as I was one raw mark off getting an A in the subject to obtain AAE instead of the current ABE. Admissions then told me that they have rejected me based on the E grade even though they knew that the E grade is predicted, and then told me that any uni that I could apply to would instantly reject my for sport science based on the E grade. So they offered me sports development and physical education because there's too few people on the course. Does this sound harsh to anyone?
    What was the E in - were there any additional requirements

    Does not actually sound that harsh if they are filled with people who got the grades then there is no space for you

    Is the third option not really what you want
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    Maybe it is a bit harsh but as you failed to meet the conditions they are well within their rights to reject you. Yes they knew you were predicted an E, but often people manage to do better than predicted and meet higher offers. If the course is full then it's fair enough really.

    As for telling you that other universities would reject you because of the E - that depends on what the A level was in. If it is in an important related subject then they may have a point (although obviously only the unis themselves can say whether they would accept you or not for that course). However, it may not matter so much for other degree subjects, so you could look into alternatives if you don't like what they are offering.
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    Yes it was biology. I explained that the grade (although expected) wasn't representative of my ability in biology, I got an A in PE, and 100% in the Health and Social Care coursework that was pure biology, and that the teacher wasn't to the best standards (as he really wasn't, I ended up getting a local med student as a private tutor. His June resit line was longer than all the biology teachers combined and mostly every one of his students did badly, including me). I've been told to go to Mid-Cheshire college and do an extended science BTEC go gain another 3 A-Levels. I'm gutted as I'm the only one out of my friends who hasn't got into uni
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    I get what you are driving at, as I had a family member die a couple of days before my first exam, I would of performed better in biology, but then again, I tried my absolute best to get the highest grade possible
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    It was a conditional offer of obtaining a minimum of 280 UCAS points (lowered due to special consideration). I'm at 260 at the moment, could go up to 280 with paper remark
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    EDIT: The thread updated whilst I was typing. Because it's a subject vital to sports science, you'd probably be better spending next year improving your grades. It seems a lot less harsh now.
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    (Original post by sam_town1)
    Yes it was biology. I explained that the grade (although expected) wasn't representative of my ability in biology, I got an A in PE, and 100% in the Health and Social Care coursework that was pure biology, and that the teacher wasn't to the best standards (as he really wasn't, I ended up getting a local med student as a private tutor. His June resit line was longer than all the biology teachers combined and mostly every one of his students did badly, including me). I've been told to go to Mid-Cheshire college and do an extended science BTEC go gain another 3 A-Levels. I'm gutted as I'm the only one out of my friends who hasn't got into uni
    Ok, so it was biology so I can see why they are not taking you for the science or sports science


    You have got in to university - you can do the sports development course - is this not right for you
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    (Original post by sam_town1)
    I get what you are driving at, as I had a family member die a couple of days before my first exam, I would of performed better in biology, but then again, I tried my absolute best to get the highest grade possible
    They like you enough to offer you an alternative course though. Would you be interested in taking it up?
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    Out of line? Perhaps yes, I'm still quite angry with myself for not getting better results after piling all of my effort into it. I'd like to point out that I'm not trying to milk the special consideration for all it's worth, it's just that it was unexpected and came at a very crucial time and was a massive distraction. I know that the grades I've got are no one's fault but my own. Science and football/sport science was what I really wanted to do and slipped away at the last moment. My behaviour's down to the realisation that I wasn't good enough, that's all
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    They like you enough to offer you an alternative course though. Would you be interested in taking it up?
    I suspect the only reason they did that is because my mum's supervisor is working in admissions/clearing at the moment, then again, I could be wrong. The course they've offered isn't perfect (and really isn't suited to me) as I'm there for the love of science as much as the sport, but beggars can't be choosers, and I have a few friends at LJMU who want me to do it, but my mum wants me to do an extended science BTEC for 2 years and get 3 extra A-Levels
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    (Original post by sam_town1)
    Out of line? Perhaps yes, I'm still quite angry with myself for not getting better results after piling all of my effort into it. I'd like to point out that I'm not trying to milk the special consideration for all it's worth, it's just that it was unexpected and came at a very crucial time and was a massive distraction. I know that the grades I've got are no one's fault but my own. Science and football/sport science was what I really wanted to do and slipped away at the last moment. My behaviour's down to the realisation that I wasn't good enough, that's all
    You may find it useful to quote the person that you are responding to as this post does not really make a lot of sense
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    You may find it useful to quote the person that you are responding to as this post does not really make a lot of sense
    Quite right, my bad
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    Taking a year out to get into your chosen course, instead of just doing a course for the sake of getting into university may be a decision you will think about your whole life. You should do, what helps you the most in the long run and not what you think you should do, as getting into university as all others. It is about you, not about somebody else.
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    (Original post by sam_town1)
    I suspect the only reason they did that is because my mum's supervisor is working in admissions/clearing at the moment, then again, I could be wrong. The course they've offered isn't perfect (and really isn't suited to me) as I'm there for the love of science as much as the sport, but beggars can't be choosers, and I have a few friends at LJMU who want me to do it, but my mum wants me to do an extended science BTEC for 2 years and get 3 extra A-Levels
    If it's not suited to you and you're still set on your original course have you considered retaking Biology?
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    (Original post by sam_town1)
    The course they've offered isn't perfect (and really isn't suited to me) as I'm there for the love of science as much as the sport, but beggars can't be choosers,
    Look at retaking college then

    It is not worth going to uni just because your mates are going
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    If it's not suited to you and you're still set on your original course have you considered retaking Biology?
    The college I go to doesn't allow you to retake individual subjects, so I have to repeat the A2 year or do the BTEC at another college
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    this isn't the empathy-parade.. this is how life works i'm afraid, in your career absolutely no-one will give you much regard for a bereavement if it distracts you from your goals- neither will they if you have kids, marital problems, personal problems,etc.

    it's not the nicest thing, but it's just reality, and whether you choose to accept it is down to you. you can choose to redo it, which would only effectively cost you 1 year whilst you could also be doing something useful like a working gap year, or you could accept what they say.

    don't waste your time looking on forums for emotional support- either do what you need to do.. or don't.
 
 
 
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