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    I'm very much in the dark as to what I can hope for with my UCAS application.

    I left school eight years ago with a B in Maths, C in Business and lots of D's and an F in Spanish.
    I started an Access to HE Combined Sciences course last month and I'm enjoying the workload. It's full on but University isn't going to be a walk in the park. Alongside my Access course, I'm retaking my GCSE English as I got a D in 2007, I'll get an A/A* in that though I don't think it's of that much importance(?)
    If I had to guess my grades I would say I'll get a Distinction in Maths and Merit in Chemistry, Biology and Physics though I could get a distinction at a stretch. I am basing these estimations on the fact that I am highly motivated, intelligent when I apply myself and fortunately have lots of spare time.
    My five choices are:
    Maths @ UCL which requires 33 credits at Distinction, rest at Merit
    Maths Education @ UEL no specifics but 280 UCAS points
    Maths, Maths Education @ Greenwich both 300 UCAS points
    Maths Education @ Brighton 18 credits at Merit, 260 UCAS points

    What do you think my chances are of getting offers from each of these?
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    (Original post by Geshe)
    I'm very much in the dark as to what I can hope for with my UCAS application.

    I left school eight years ago with a B in Maths, C in Business and lots of D's and an F in Spanish.
    I started an Access to HE Combined Sciences course last month and I'm enjoying the workload. It's full on but University isn't going to be a walk in the park. Alongside my Access course, I'm retaking my GCSE English as I got a D in 2007, I'll get an A/A* in that though I don't think it's of that much importance(?)
    If I had to guess my grades I would say I'll get a Distinction in Maths and Merit in Chemistry, Biology and Physics though I could get a distinction at a stretch. I am basing these estimations on the fact that I am highly motivated, intelligent when I apply myself and fortunately have lots of spare time.
    My five choices are:
    Maths @ UCL which requires 33 credits at Distinction, rest at Merit
    Maths Education @ UEL no specifics but 280 UCAS points
    Maths, Maths Education @ Greenwich both 300 UCAS points
    Maths Education @ Brighton 18 credits at Merit, 260 UCAS points

    What do you think my chances are of getting offers from each of these?
    I really don't know how your grades fit against the expected grades but would say UCL is likely to be tough to get into and the others somewhat easier. I think UCL require A*AA at A level as a minimum which is 380 UCAS points
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    Do you think that would equate to a Distinction in every module?
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    (Original post by Geshe)
    Do you think that would equate to a Distinction in every module?
    I am not sure exactly what you are studying but A*AA at A level is 380 UCAS points. D*DD at Btec is also 380 points. Please be aware these are MINIMUM entry stards and may applicants will do far better than this. You might also be well advised to check whether the uni accepts your qualification as not all unis will
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    I am not sure exactly what you are studying but A*AA at A level is 380 UCAS points. D*DD at Btec is also 380 points. Please be aware these are MINIMUM entry stards and may applicants will do far better than this. You might also be well advised to check whether the uni accepts your qualification as not all unis will
    Studying Access to Combined Sciences: Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

    I'll email them. Thanks
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    (Original post by Geshe)
    Studying Access to Combined Sciences: Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

    I'll email them. Thanks
    I have taken this from UCL Maths entry requirement for you

    UK applicants qualificationsFor entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list belowelect qualification BTEC National Diploma Access to HE Diploma Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects Scottish Advanced Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Equivalent qualificationNot acceptable for entrance to this programmePass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 33 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, or 28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units and a 1 in any STEP paper or a Distinction in AEA, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    I have taken this from UCL Maths entry requirement for you

    UK applicants qualificationsFor entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list belowelect qualification BTEC National Diploma Access to HE Diploma Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects Scottish Advanced Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Equivalent qualificationNot acceptable for entrance to this programmePass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 33 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, or 28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units and a 1 in any STEP paper or a Distinction in AEA, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.
    The OP already had entry reqs for the course in their post..

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    That's where I got the information in my OP from, just curious as to the chance I have of getting offers based on my application of poor GCSEs and no A levels.
 
 
 
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