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    Hi,
    It's that time of year where everyone is fretting over UCAS applications and Universities. I want to study History at degree level at a good Uni but I'm in a bit of a pickle with grades.
    My AS grades are not the best at all, I achieved:
    B - Biology
    B - Psychology
    D - History
    My predicted grades are AAC, but in order to get into a good university such as Birmingham or Keele or Chester I need AAB. I'm retaking History AS to boost it up to a B. That seems far fetched but my original predicted grade for History after January mocks in AS was an A. The actual AS exam went terribly for me, both units. I don't know whether I stressed myself out so much but I was close to tears in the middle of the exam for both. This has obviously impacted my grades dramatically. Do you think it's realistic? I know I can do, I worked my bum off with essay questions and practise exam papers. Would my application even be considered - AAC for a AAB University. The C being in the subject I want to study? Would my chances be increased if I managed to convince my teacher to pull my predicted grade up to a B? Universities will see the D grade and that's what's bugging me. I'm so passionate about History but I screwed up big time. Help?
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    (Original post by Kammi_a)
    Hi,
    It's that time of year where everyone is fretting over UCAS applications and Universities. I want to study History at degree level at a good Uni but I'm in a bit of a pickle with grades.
    My AS grades are not the best at all, I achieved:
    B - Biology
    B - Psychology
    D - History
    My predicted grades are AAC, but in order to get into a good university such as Birmingham or Keele or Chester I need AAB. I'm retaking History AS to boost it up to a B. That seems far fetched but my original predicted grade for History after January mocks in AS was an A. The actual AS exam went terribly for me, both units. I don't know whether I stressed myself out so much but I was close to tears in the middle of the exam for both. This has obviously impacted my grades dramatically. Do you think it's realistic? I know I can do, I worked my bum off with essay questions and practise exam papers. Would my application even be considered - AAC for a AAB University. The C being in the subject I want to study? Would my chances be increased if I managed to convince my teacher to pull my predicted grade up to a B? Universities will see the D grade and that's what's bugging me. I'm so passionate about History but I screwed up big time. Help?
    History is hugely competitive and you are right that with a C predicted from a D achieved, you are not going to be an attractive candidate. I'd be inclined to say try applying this year but have at the back of your mind that you could be much more likely to succeed if you take a gap year and apply with what you are hoping will be higher achieved grades.
 
 
 
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