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    Feel free to share your own success story of how you or someone you know/heard of got into a great (top 20) uni with bad AS grades or how someone got in by being good at other things/in other areas!

    Think this will be a nice motivational thread for many people.
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    Doesn't fit your two examples, but literally 80% of the people I have so far spoken to missed their grades and still automatically got let in. One friend needed ABB and got in with BCC. Another needed ABB too and was let in with BCD.
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    Got CCDE, got it up to AAB by end of yr 13 and now off to Loughborough having turned down Nottingham, Leeds, Kent & Goldsmiths


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    My friend got into Leicester University for Law when they required AAA...

    She got BBC.
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    (Original post by Burty123)
    Got CCDE, got it up to AAB by end of yr 13 and now off to Loughborough having turned down Nottingham, Leeds, Kent & Goldsmiths


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    This is me right now. I hope I can bump them up like you did
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    (Original post by ddaappoo)
    My friend got into Leicester University for Law when they required AAA...

    She got BBC.
    I wanna do law at leicester, go ABCC this year in AS.. seems as though my dreams arnt shattered! thanks!
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    (Original post by Burty123)
    Got CCDE, got it up to AAB by end of yr 13 and now off to Loughborough having turned down Nottingham, Leeds, Kent & Goldsmiths


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    Hi, I received the same grades as you. Did those universities make you offers straight away from your UCAS application? I know I can and will turn my grades around, but I'm scared universities won't make me offers! I won't even be applying to unis of that standard, more one's asking for ABB-BBC.
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    First year AS I got BBCE (2011)

    Dropped one subject and picked up another; also retook many AS modules + AS certification and carried on with A2
    And I ended up with AAABC for AS but BBB at A2 (2012)

    Retook A2 modules in my gap year and applied to uni (2013) and ended up with AAAab with offers from Warwick/Durham/Bristol

    Never give up, I never did


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    (Original post by Burty123)
    Got CCDE, got it up to AAB by end of yr 13 and now off to Loughborough having turned down Nottingham, Leeds, Kent & Goldsmiths


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    I got similar grades to you recently. To achieve your AAB I assume you resat some of your AS exams during your A2 year? Did this affect your A2 learning at all?
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    (Original post by ddaappoo)
    My friend got into Leicester University for Law when they required AAA...

    She got BBC.
    I needed AAB for Southampton which is ranked lower than Leicester, Leicester also required AAB, but through clearing I called in early and got an unconditional offer to study Psychology with cognitive neuroscience with BBC at Leicester!
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    (Original post by Sarahftw_)
    This is me right now. I hope I can bump them up like you did
    Course you will! Best of luck


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    (Original post by mddub39)
    Hi, I received the same grades as you. Did those universities make you offers straight away from your UCAS application? I know I can and will turn my grades around, but I'm scared universities won't make me offers! I won't even be applying to unis of that standard, more one's asking for ABB-BBC.
    Hate to tell you this but no, I received no offers and was forced to take a gap year You could always try clearing but I didn't fancy it! And Gap Years aren't all bad!


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    (Original post by mddub39)
    Hi, I received the same grades as you. Did those universities make you offers straight away from your UCAS application? I know I can and will turn my grades around, but I'm scared universities won't make me offers! I won't even be applying to unis of that standard, more one's asking for ABB-BBC.
    It's all about what you get predicted!


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    (Original post by Petrue)
    I got similar grades to you recently. To achieve your AAB I assume you resat some of your AS exams during your A2 year? Did this affect your A2 learning at all?
    Well for 2 of them I only did one retake each but for economics I did so many exams! Nah for me personally it didn't affect me Was even like 2 UMS off an A* in one subject (90% at A2)


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    Sorry for all the posts I'm on mobile and haven't mastered multi-quoting on it so had to do one by one Any questions Pm if you need to


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    (Original post by Burty123)
    It's all about what you get predicted!


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    Really? So if I got predicted ABB or something I would still get offers?
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    (Original post by mddub39)
    Really? So if I got predicted ABB or something I would still get offers?
    Providing you have an excellent personal statement or/and a good interview which shows the reader/interviewer you are very interested in the course and show academic promise through extra reading, outside essay competitions etc of course

    You can get offers I would says up to AAA entry required universities


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    another one of these threads? ok, well I got BCD in AS level and a year later for my A2s I managed to get AAA, despite being told by everybody that I wasn't clever enough, when they actually didn't know me at all or what I could do when I put some work in
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Providing you have an excellent personal statement or/and a good interview which shows the reader/interviewer you are very interested in the course and show academic promise through extra reading, outside essay competitions etc of course

    You can get offers I would says up to AAA entry required universities


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    Woah thank you, I really appreciate this. Definitely a confidence booster.
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    It depends a lot on prediction grades to get a conditional offer really and whether the person is motivated and does the hard work to get good grades at the A2. Now every person who has done their best in the A-level and got into a relatively average (never mind the 'top 10' university should be congratulated for their hard work.
 
 
 
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