Got three rejections and my predicted grades are A*A*A Watch

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Feeling so down, I got rejected by Cambridge, Imperial and Baths for Chemical engineering hopefully Birmingham and Leeds give me an offer but they require A*AA.
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What were your AS grades? Sometimes unis reject people if they suggest that their predicated grades have been inflated too much!
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Most of those universities probably don't give much of a toss about your predicted grades if your AS grades weren't up to scratch, sorry

If on the other hand they were, you might consider asking them why they rejected you?
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What were your AS grades? Sometimes unis reject people if they suggest that their predicated grades have been inflated too much!
AAAB and it was 96% ums in Maths, 89% in chem and 80% in physics
I resitted the year but worked my ars off
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(Original post by Jgco2chem)
Feeling so down, I got rejected by Cambridge, Imperial and Baths for Chemical engineering hopefully Birmingham and Leeds give me an offer but they require A*AA.
what are your achieved grades? stats?
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Feeling so down, I got rejected by Cambridge, Imperial and Baths for Chemical engineering hopefully Birmingham and Leeds give me an offer but they require A*AA.
Other factors are considered. Maybe your personal statement and references held you back too.
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I have improved from EECD to AAAB and still not gonna go uni
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AAAB and it was 96% ums in Maths, 89% in chem and 80% in physics
I resitted the year but worked my ars off
Hmm, if you didn't declare your grades from the first time you sat your exams, you can get rejected for not giving the correct information to the unis I'm pretty sure...
That's what one of my friends who resat the year said about her application, although I know she took different subjects the second time so that may have been why!
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I have improved from EECD to AAAB and still not gonna go uni
I think it's a bit early to lose all hope! You've made a fantastic improvement and I'm sure you'll get somewhere. There's always clearing and extra etc
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Other factors are considered. Maybe your personal statement and references held you back too.
It can't be my personal statement, it worked hard on it and had everything that makes me stand out & my reference was amazing because I am a role model at school being head boy and working tirelessly, I get excellence in my reports for everything.
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Hmm, if you didn't declare your grades from the first time you sat your exams, you can get rejected for not giving the correct information to the unis I'm pretty sure...
That's what one of my friends who resat the year said about her application, although I know she took different subjects the second time so that may have been why!
Thats ridiculous and I re took the exact same subjects.
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I think it's a bit early to lose all hope! You've made a fantastic improvement and I'm sure you'll get somewhere. There's always clearing and extra etc
But I want to go to a top uni where I will stand a chance of getting a job afterwards.
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It can't be my personal statement, it worked hard on it and had everything that makes me stand out & my reference was amazing because I am a role model at school being head boy and working tirelessly, I get excellence in my reports for everything.
The problem is, so would all other applicants to the universities you are applying to :/
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I have improved from EECD to AAAB and still not gonna go uni
That was (unfortunately) probably the nail in the coffin for Cambridge, very possible Imperial too. Your other choices should be more sympathetic

Did you have extenuating circumstances for the EECD?
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Thats ridiculous and I re took the exact same subjects.
Maybe it's because you retook the year and they discriminated against you, maybe they prefer candidates who took A levels in just 2 years? idk im just throwing this out there.
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I'm sick of failing my whole life, my family relations laughed when I failed and now this, I'll never get the satisfaction of being successful at something, I changed schools to resit and sacrificed friendships for NOTHING.
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Thats ridiculous and I re took the exact same subjects.
Cambridge do not like people who resit modules, I would say a similar stance applies at Imperial. They want people who do extremely well first time in the subject. It doesn't get any easier at those places. They are the toughest universities to get into for those subjects.
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Thats ridiculous and I re took the exact same subjects.
If you didn't declare your previous grades that would most probably be their grounds for rejection. Ring the admissions teams and ask.
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Feeling so down, I got rejected by Cambridge, Imperial and Baths for Chemical engineering hopefully Birmingham and Leeds give me an offer but they require A*AA.
Don't lose hope....you can still get offers if you applied to two other Unis and there's always clearing

Try not to dwell on it, just focus on your work and you'll be fine in the end

But this thread has gotten me really scared about my ucas application coz I got crap AS grades and i've been predicted ABB
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Maybe it's because you retook the year and they discriminated against you, maybe they prefer candidates who took A levels in just 2 years? idk im just throwing this out there.
I think your right
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