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    Hi, I've got quite a dilemma and feel really stuck.

    I have an offer for Nottingham, to study university (ABB- A in maths) at deferred entry, which I have firmed. It is my dream uni, and I have been working towards it for a while - and to have received the offer felt amazing. However, after a while the pressure began to build and I was diagnosed with depression.

    My A levels are maths, physics and product design. Maths and physics haven't suffered with the anxiety and depression, but product design has A LOT. School have withdrawn my coursework, and although I received a high B last year - they think I will receive an E/U overall.

    I have no idea what to do now? Can I call Nottingham and explain the situation, and as it's a deferred entry, let them know I will be resitting PD in the gap year to bring it up to an A/B?

    I have tried looking online and can't find anything. I feel as though I've completely messed up my future.

    Any advice/help will be greatly appreciated
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    (Original post by HBP1997)
    Hi, I've got quite a dilemma and feel really stuck.

    I have an offer for Nottingham, to study university (ABB- A in maths) at deferred entry, which I have firmed. It is my dream uni, and I have been working towards it for a while - and to have received the offer felt amazing. However, after a while the pressure began to build and I was diagnosed with depression.

    My A levels are maths, physics and product design. Maths and physics haven't suffered with the anxiety and depression, but product design has A LOT. School have withdrawn my coursework, and although I received a high B last year - they think I will receive an E/U overall.

    I have no idea what to do now? Can I call Nottingham and explain the situation, and as it's a deferred entry, let them know I will be resitting PD in the gap year to bring it up to an A/B?

    I have tried looking online and can't find anything. I feel as though I've completely messed up my future.

    Any advice/help will be greatly appreciated
    You can call them, or you can simply retake that subject whilst on a gap year.
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    Why did they withdraw your coursework? I called my firm uni asking them for help, they pretty much told me to jog on..

    At the end of the day, all you are to them is $$$ and a number. They want to maintain their status-quo and I doubt they would accept you with a E.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    You can call them, or you can simply retake that subject whilst on a gap year.
    If I retake during my gap year, would I have to reapply? And upon reapplying, would they even accept me again?
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    If I retake during my gap year, would I have to reapply? And upon reapplying, would they even accept me again?
    Yes for both questions.
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    (Original post by Async)
    Why did they withdraw your coursework? I called my firm uni asking them for help, they pretty much told me to jog on..

    At the end of the day, all you are to them is $$$ and a number. They want to maintain their status-quo and I doubt they would accept you with a E.
    The coursework was way behind the deadline, and by being late it risked the other students. My school are awful, and said it was to late to ask AQA for an extension due to mitigating circumstances. They said that they were just going to withdraw me.
    I didn't expect them to accept me with an E, I was wondering if they could let me retake PD during the gap year.
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    (Original post by HBP1997)
    I didn't expect them to accept me with an E, I was wondering if they could let me retake PD during the gap year.
    The thing is, by applying this year, both Nottingham and UCAS expect you to get the relevant grades by 31st August 2015. I believe you can be exempted from this if you speak to the uni, but I'm not too sure. Your best bet is to simply ask Nottingham.
 
 
 
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