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    Hi all

    Just wondering if anyone could provide me with any advice on my situation :confused:

    Originally I wanted to apply to study Law after Y13, having A level target grades of AABB. Other subjects I am interested in are Business Studies and History. I am also open to the idea of working in retail and progress through the management chain but I get a feeling this is also quite competitive as there are so many graduates that apply for schemes from Aldi, M&S etc.

    Unfortunately yesterday I found out I hadn't done as well as I hoped - achieving BCCU (I have no idea if my targets will change as a result of this). I achieved the grades in the following - Business (B), English (C), History (C).

    In no way am I claiming these are 'bad grades', but all of the Universities I had looked at wanted at least ABB.

    Do I apply to Universities when I go back to school? Do I apply for Law or Business? I know these are questions I need to answer myself but I just want to make sure I make good decisions when there is so much competition in Law and for these management schemes.

    Thank you!!!

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    Hi all

    Just wondering if anyone could provide me with any advice on my situation :confused:

    Originally I wanted to apply to study Law after Y13, having A level target grades of AABB. Other subjects I am interested in are Business Studies and History. I am also open to the idea of working in retail and progress through the management chain but I get a feeling this is also quite competitive as there are so many graduates that apply for schemes from Aldi, M&S etc.

    Unfortunately yesterday I found out I hadn't done as well as I hoped - achieving BCCU (I have no idea if my targets will change as a result of this). I achieved the grades in the following - Business (B), English (C), History (C).

    In no way am I claiming these are 'bad grades', but all of the Universities I had looked at wanted at least ABB.

    Do I apply to Universities when I go back to school? Do I apply for Law or Business? I know these are questions I need to answer myself but I just want to make sure I make good decisions when there is so much competition in Law and for these management schemes.

    Thank you!!!

    Ambulare
    You could apply to the Universities you mention, assuming your teachers would predict you the required grades and alongside this there would be an excellent reference explaining the underperformance at AS.

    This could backfire, however, if you did end up getting offers but were not actually capable of achieving such grades. So you do need to be realistic about this.

    The other option is to not apply to University this cycle, and once you have achieved your grades apply then in the next cycle, or through clearing. This also gives you the chance to get some highly sought after work experience and travelling too in that gap year.
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    The issue is, how did I explain my under performance? The only thing I can put it down to is 9 exams in a short space of time with SOME teachers I feel were unsupportive?

    Hmmm.
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    Hi all

    Just wondering if anyone could provide me with any advice on my situation :confused:

    Originally I wanted to apply to study Law after Y13, having A level target grades of AABB. Other subjects I am interested in are Business Studies and History. I am also open to the idea of working in retail and progress through the management chain but I get a feeling this is also quite competitive as there are so many graduates that apply for schemes from Aldi, M&S etc.

    Unfortunately yesterday I found out I hadn't done as well as I hoped - achieving BCCU (I have no idea if my targets will change as a result of this). I achieved the grades in the following - Business (B), English (C), History (C).

    In no way am I claiming these are 'bad grades', but all of the Universities I had looked at wanted at least ABB.

    Do I apply to Universities when I go back to school? Do I apply for Law or Business? I know these are questions I need to answer myself but I just want to make sure I make good decisions when there is so much competition in Law and for these management schemes.

    Thank you!!!

    Ambulare
    Hi Ambulare,

    Congratulations on the grades you received. They are great by any standard!

    There are a lot of options available to you if you are interested in Law and the grades you have received this year will in no way hinder your ability to apply to study Law at certain institutions.

    Take Kaplan Holborn College for an example. Our Law Degree as awarded by Anglia Ruskin University is recognised by both The Law Society and The Bar Council of England and Wales.

    Remember not to panic or stress during the next school year. There are plenty of options available to you. The key is to research and make well thought out decisions.

    Good Luck!

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    (Original post by Ambulare)
    The issue is, how did I explain my under performance? The only thing I can put it down to is 9 exams in a short space of time with SOME teachers I feel were unsupportive?

    Hmmm.
    That would be something you would have to discuss with your individual subject tutors - unfortunately, even though a valid point, using lack of motivation or work or such will not suffice, requiring a more tactful approach to the reference. Perhaps highlight rogue modules pulling the grade down, how close to next boundary you are etc.
 
 
 
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