Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

PS Help :( watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Hello, I want to talk about how I like product design in my PS because I got a GCSE in this but I got a bad grade in my AS year so I don't know if I should bring it up or not in case they ask me about the bad grade if I get an interview? What would they even ask?!?!

    I'm applying for engineering.

    Thank you!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Wiki Support Team
    Peer Support Volunteers
    PS Reviewer
    They will see your qualifications elsewhere in your application. I would focus on stuff from A Level onwards, rather than focus on GCSE. You should ask your referee to talk about your grades, and focus on why engineering interests you
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    As above - don't draw attention to poor grades/achievements, concentrate on the good stuff.

    PS.About 2/3rds of your PS should be about 'Why I want to do Engineering' with examples from your life that show this, preferably beyond just school work.
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Has anyone gone for a college interview? what kind of questions were u asked pls??
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Talk about creativity and applying it in product design to show you have the aptitude for design.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I am just worried that they will see me as a liar when I say I like product design if I got a horrible grade. I don't know how I can prove that I do like designing stuff. I haven't done any since AS. The grade demotivated me


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Wiki Support Team
    Peer Support Volunteers
    PS Reviewer
    Well can you talk about your interest in engineering in other ways?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    Well can you talk about your interest in engineering in other ways?
    Yes I do but I want to add the designing part to make it look better.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Wiki Support Team
    Peer Support Volunteers
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by DedicatedWizard)
    Yes I do but I want to add the designing part to make it look better.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Well there's nothing stopping you mentioning a subject that you got a bad grade in, but the best interests are always beyond the applicant's A Level subjects
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Thank you anyway


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?
Useful resources
Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Find your perfect uni course

Don't know where to apply? Let our uni match maker be your guide

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.