I didnt get the As results I'd wanted
I got psychology-B, Bio-C (202), Chem-c (197), Physics-B
all my science Isa grades were really low like c's and D's. I dropped psychology even though it was my highest subject. My school said they can still predict me ABB or maybe even higher but i think Uni's will just look at my As results and think they're stupid. Im not sure what Uni course to do, i want to go to a russel group uni and im doing 3 sciences and I want a well paid job- im extremely self disciplinedand work really hard. I havent started my p.s Does anyone know what i should apply for?
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- Thread Starter
- 16-08-2013 13:03
- 16-08-2013 13:05
ABB is perfectly realistic if you work hard and do well at A2. Impress in your PS and I'm sure you'll get offers! Also you could retake a module or two if they were bad just to boost your grade more!
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- 16-08-2013 13:14
Most universities (save for Oxbridge, who have their own requirements), even Russell Group universities, will focus more on your potential (your predicted grades) than on any slip-ups at AS. There's a really sudden learning curve between AS and GCSE, and people are aware of that on admission boards- if you talk your teachers into giving you predicted grades as high as the grades Russell group universities are asking for, and produce a cracking personal statement and work hard to push your grades up, there's no reason you can't be considered.
At AS, I got abbc. While the c was remarked up to an a, that still left me with two bs, and I was terrified that universities would think I was underachieving or wasn't good enough, considering the course I wanted to apply for tends to be AAA, sometimes A*AA. But! It's important to remember that your predicted grades and personal statement have a great deal of importance- I had offers from all five of the universities I applied to (four of them in the Russell group), despite my AS grades being below their requirements.
If you're really worried, and you think you can handle the workload, retakes are nothing to be ashamed about, either. You can find that studying at A2 can make AS exams feel much easier- in psychology, for example (which I know you dropped, which is a shame), I did an AS resit at the end of year 13, and barely had to think about evaluation points because they practically came naturally after studying a whole section on research methods for the A2 exam!
You don't have to drop all hopes of going to the universities you want to. A lot of people who are disappointed at AS pick themselves up.
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