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    Hey guys, I'm from Lithuania and now in year 12 (last year in Lithuania). I decided to study in UK computer science. I'm interested in CS since 11 years old (then I started learn programming) and now I'm freelancer web developer with about 2 years experience in freelancing. So, I have no problem with personal statment and I can write more than there is needed. But there I have another problem - my grades. Combining school and work at the same time isn't easy and of course, when I'm doing career in CS I giving priority for my job (more experience, more works to show for employers and etc.). I failed, I failed a lot, I now have a lot experience in web developing, but my grades - low.

    In lithuania grading system is 10-point scale. And my average of all subjects is about 6.5/10 (5/10 in maths, 10/10 in computer science and 7/10 in english). But most of UK universities requires at least B in maths (which I think is much more than 5/10). So, the question, if it's possible to get into any UK university for me (but not very low rating)? Which one would you recommend?

    Thanks.
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    Hey guys, I'm from Lithuania and now in year 1. I decided to study in UK computer science. I'm interested in CS since 11 years old (then I started learn programming) and now I'm freelancer web developer with about 2 years experience in freelancing. So, I have no problem with personal statment and I can write more than there is needed. But there I have another problem - my grades. Combining school and work at the same time isn't easy and of course, when I'm doing career in CS I giving priority for my job (more experience, more works to show for employers and etc.). I failed, I failed a lot, I now have much experience in web developing, but my grades - low.

    In lithuania grading system is 10-point scale. And my average of all subjects is about 6.5/10 (5/10 in maths, 10/10 in computer science and 7/10 in english). But most of UK universities requires at least B in maths (which I think is much more than 5/10). So, the question, if it's possible to get into any UK university for me (but not very low rating)? Which one would you recommend?

    Thanks.
    I would suggest to do the Computer Science with a foundation year, as with your experience your likely to get accepted with the amount of experience you have. I am going to do this at Keele uni this year but also universities like Queens Mary offer it as well, its a good way to get to a good university if you don't have the grades but have a lot of work experience or have done the wrong subjects before starting university
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    Hi,
    According to the university of Brighton a C grade at A-level in England = a 7 in the lithuanian equivalent. However, it depends what university's you want to apply for and the exact course you want to do. I would suggest looking on the university websites to find out what grades you need to get to do what you want to do. You seem really good at computer science and if you can write a good personal statement like you said then you have a good chance. Good luck and I hope i helped!
 
 
 
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