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    I achieved really bad GCSE results when I was at school, 2 B's and 6 C's. Now I'm a mature student and have 4 A's at AS. I'm guessing at interview(if i get one) they may ask what happened and I don't really have a valid excuse, mainly because I was lazy back then. Obviously want a better reason than that though! any ideas?
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    Considering you're a mature student, saying you were lazy about it isn't the worst thing you could say. Because your AS results show you have changed your attitude towards education.

    What are you applying for? What did you get for English and Maths? What are your AS subjects? What are you continuing to A2?
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    (Original post by ccfctom)
    I achieved really bad GCSE results when I was at school, 2 B's and 6 C's. Now I'm a mature student and have 4 A's at AS. I'm guessing at interview(if i get one) they may ask what happened and I don't really have a valid excuse, mainly because I was lazy back then. Obviously want a better reason than that though! any ideas?
    It's unlikely they would ask - except maybe to understand how you managed to improve so much (congrats by the way . But if they did; your being "lazy" as a teenager and much more dilligent as a mature applicant would be a perfectly reasonable (and true) response.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Lozzie97)
    Considering you're a mature student, saying you were lazy about it isn't the worst thing you could say. Because your AS results show you have changed your attitude towards education.

    What are you applying for? What did you get for English and Maths? What are your AS subjects? What are you continuing to A2?
    Land economy.

    B's

    Maths, Economics, Psychology, Government & Politics

    Maths, Economics, Psychology
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    (Original post by ccfctom)
    I achieved really bad GCSE results when I was at school, 2 B's and 6 C's. Now I'm a mature student and have 4 A's at AS. I'm guessing at interview(if i get one) they may ask what happened and I don't really have a valid excuse, mainly because I was lazy back then. Obviously want a better reason than that though! any ideas?
    As long as you achieve good grades in a-levels, your GCSE result doesn't really matter (unless you apply for medicine). Just be honest in the very unlikely event of them asking you the reason.
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    Don't let your past determine your future, A-levels grades count more I say
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    (Original post by ccfctom)
    Land economy.

    B's

    Maths, Economics, Psychology, Government & Politics

    Maths, Economics, Psychology
    I read somewhere that Cambridge will question, at interview, if you got C grades at GCSE. But it's less relevant for you since you're a mature applicant, you may as well be honest. It looks good that you now care and have changed those GCSEs in 4As at AS. Also, they won't care about the maths grade as much since you got an A at AS maths.

    Good luck with it all!
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    (Original post by ccfctom)
    I achieved really bad GCSE results when I was at school, 2 B's and 6 C's. Now I'm a mature student and have 4 A's at AS. I'm guessing at interview(if i get one) they may ask what happened and I don't really have a valid excuse, mainly because I was lazy back then. Obviously want a better reason than that though! any ideas?
    Have you applied to a mature college? What were your UMS marks at AS?
    How old are you now (if you don't mind saying)?
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    I'm going to have to explain bad A-Levels (3 x C's) and the truth is I was a stoner back then (4 yrs ago) lol so don't worry about it as long as you come across a keen enthusiastic learner, and your most recent grades are great I don't think they'll care.

    If you need a reason I'm just going to say I had trouble at home. (sort of true as I moved out originally because I didn't get on with my stepdad which lead me to living with a stoner which lead me to become a stoner lol)
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    (Original post by cbaker22)
    I'm going to have to explain bad A-Levels (3 x C's) and the truth is I was a stoner back then (4 yrs ago) lol so don't worry about it as long as you come across a keen enthusiastic learner, and your most recent grades are great I don't think they'll care.

    If you need a reason I'm just going to say I had trouble at home. (sort of true as I moved out originally because I didn't get on with my stepdad which lead me to living with a stoner which lead me to become a stoner lol)
    Are you applying to Cambridge? With additional qualifications?

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Are you applying to Cambridge? With additional qualifications?

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    No, not Cambridge. I grew up there it's a lovely place you'll enjoy it. I'm applying to Brighton and Sussex
 
 
 
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