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    Hey guys, I was looking for some advice regarding careers. my educational situation is pretty unique in that I have bad A-level results where I obtained Maths (C), Physics (C), Geography (C), Psychology (c). I did a foundation year and got incredible results (average 89.5% which was highest in class and highest in ~20 years). I'll be graduating with a borderline 2:1/2:2 masters in physics from one of the leading (top 5) physics universities.

    I've notice some graduate jobs or schemes require a certain amount of UCAS points or A-level grades which I clearly dont have, but I will have a degree from a course that requires A*A*A and really good foundation year results and references from this year. How much would I be hampered by my results? Would bad results rule me out of some places? Would employees ever consider my other results in place of A-level results?
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    (Original post by TunaTunnel)
    Hey guys, I was looking for some advice regarding careers. my educational situation is pretty unique in that I have bad A-level results where I obtained Maths (C), Physics (C), Geography (C), Psychology (c). I did a foundation year and got incredible results (average 89.5% which was highest in class and highest in ~20 years). I'll be graduating with a borderline 2:1/2:2 masters in physics from one of the leading (top 5) physics universities.

    I've notice some graduate jobs or schemes require a certain amount of UCAS points or A-level grades which I clearly dont have, but I will have a degree from a course that requires A*A*A and really good foundation year results and references from this year. How much would I be hampered by my results? Would bad results rule me out of some places? Would employees ever consider my other results in place of A-level results?
    I would look for schemes that don't require a certain number of UCAS points and there are at least some out there, unless you had extenuating circumstances when you sat your A-levels.
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    I'm sorry that I'm not actually answering your question but I'm in a similar situation to you in that I'm studying Physics a level but I don't know whether to study it at Uni? And what jobs would be available if I do? (Besides engineering)
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    (Original post by wannabe_lawyer)
    I'm sorry that I'm not actually answering your question but I'm in a similar situation to you in that I'm studying Physics a level but I don't know whether to study it at Uni? And what jobs would be available if I do? (Besides engineering)
    http://www.iop.org/careers/undergrad...age_64487.html
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    (Original post by TunaTunnel)
    Hey guys, I was looking for some advice regarding careers. my educational situation is pretty unique in that I have bad A-level results where I obtained Maths (C), Physics (C), Geography (C), Psychology (c). I did a foundation year and got incredible results (average 89.5% which was highest in class and highest in ~20 years). I'll be graduating with a borderline 2:1/2:2 masters in physics from one of the leading (top 5) physics universities.

    I've notice some graduate jobs or schemes require a certain amount of UCAS points or A-level grades which I clearly dont have, but I will have a degree from a course that requires A*A*A and really good foundation year results and references from this year. How much would I be hampered by my results? Would bad results rule me out of some places? Would employees ever consider my other results in place of A-level results?
    Did you have extenuating circumstances for your A levels?

    If not, there are plenty of graduate jobs that don't require specific A level results for small / medium sized companies (of which there are many good ones). However, a lot of graduate schemes do require a certain number of UCAS points (although many just care about your degree).
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    (Original post by Guybrush Sheepgood)
    Did you have extenuating circumstances for your A levels?

    If not, there are plenty of graduate jobs that don't require specific A level results for small / medium sized companies (of which there are many good ones). However, a lot of graduate schemes do require a certain number of UCAS points (although many just care about your degree).
    Teachers were awful and I wasnt particularly prepared for A-level. If the AS Physics class drops from 30 to 4 at A2 somethings really wrong.
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    Ignore them and apply anyway. It's a TSR myth that all these companies use electronic filters, the majority use real people who can use their judgement. The only way you are going to find who is to apply though.
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    Most of these companies just use A levels as a standard filter to reduce the amount of credible applicants. Unfortunately unless you go to them directly yourself, you will be stuck at the first filter.
 
 
 
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