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This is probably a stupid query, but in May 2014 I came down with appendicitis 4 weeks before exams, there's been lots of legal and medical complications, because my surgery was delayed by 48 hours and my blood ended up getting septic and all sorts and I was in hospital for a while.

Anyway, I knew I was going to fail my A level exams because of this. My teacher's predicted grades from my UCAS application were AAB and my first choice uni was asking for ABB. When I got CCD in August 2014 the uni rejected me on UCAS as expected. I contacted them first by phone to asking if there was still a chance - they told me to send an email explaining my situation.

Immediately they rejected me, they didn't even ask for proof, they just said that CCD was too low for me to get in. Does anyone know if this wrong of them to do considering my predicted grades were AAB and my AS levels were AABC? Like what even are predicted grades for?

I'm asking this because when seeking legal medical advice recently I was told I must be lying about my situation because I "would have been given official predicted grades and along with the hospital admission form I would have got my Uni place regardless of if I re-sat my A levels or not"

Is this true? Or did they have every right to turn me down straight away? I'm confused and want closure
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Sorry to hear about this situation, it must be hell not having closure! Sometimes a simple answer is all it takes to relax a little over an outcome.

I wonder if you could apply through clearance if you're still wanting to go? Because that's a first come first serve basis and they'll want to fill up all of the spaces regardless of grades, because they receive money for it (which they would otherwise not get if they didn't do clearance).

Sorry I can't be much help but I do wish you all the best, I hope you find an answer to this dilemma.
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(Original post by aliendays)
This is probably a stupid query, but in May 2014 I came down with appendicitis 4 weeks before exams, there's been lots of legal and medical complications, because my surgery was delayed by 48 hours and my blood ended up getting septic and all sorts and I was in hospital for a while.

Anyway, I knew I was going to fail my A level exams because of this. My teacher's predicted grades from my UCAS application were AAB and my first choice uni was asking for ABB. When I got CCD in August 2014 the uni rejected me on UCAS as expected. I contacted them first by phone to asking if there was still a chance - they told me to send an email explaining my situation.

Immediately they rejected me, they didn't even ask for proof, they just said that CCD was too low for me to get in. Does anyone know if this wrong of them to do considering my predicted grades were AAB and my AS levels were AABC? Like what even are predicted grades for?

I'm asking this because when seeking legal medical advice recently I was told I must be lying about my situation because I[/SIZE][/SIZE]
I presume that your school processed the special consideration application at the time, in which case there is no chance of any redress. The maximum allowance for such circumstances is 5%, which would have been applied by the exam board at their discretion. Since 5% was not enough to raise a grade to anywhere near what the university regarded as an acceptable set of grades, they would have been concerned that you did not show the potential to be able to handle the course. I'm afraid this is very unfortunate for you, but it is the usual course of events.
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What a horrible situation for you to be in - you have my sympathies.

Unfortunately as CLR says, the university had every right to reject you, as unfair as it is. The legal medical person you were talking to is clearly not a UCAS expert, and evidently has a bit too much faith in the fairness of these things!

Are you resitting your A Levels this year?

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