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Hey guys i need help. I am an international student but i am in a private portuguese system school, so this means that i use the same gradings as portugal and exams and tests are the same as portugal. I am on the 11th grade of the portuguese system (we go till the 12th grade) but i sent an application for a Foundation Year with Computer Science to 5 unis. Leicester, Middlesex, Bristol, Anglia Ruskin and Loughborough. So here are my questions.

1. First of all i am on the 11 grade and i sent an application to start on 2016, the problem here is that when i was filling my education form i wasnt able to leave the qualifications sections blank so i choose Diploma do ensino secundario, but we receive this only when we finish 12th grade. Can i leave like this? Or do i need to change it?

2. I received a conditional offer from Bristol (the first offer) they expect me to get a minimum of 6.0 in ielts but as i am a good english student i wont worry to much (i will do my ielts on the 22 of february). But they expext me to get a 15 in average which is like a BBB i think in UK grades. Although i am trying to pull my grades up i think i wont be able to reach the offer. I think i can pull it up till a 13 average which is an equivalent to CCC i think. Will the unis accept me with those grades? (I am applying for a foundation year in computer science)

3. If there arent good news then no problem. I will try again next year for the 2017 corse and if i dont get accepted again the i will just go to Portugal and study there. But i really want to study in UK because i like UK more than i like i Portugal.

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Sounds like you have applied a year too early. You normally apply in your final school year.

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Sounds like you have applied a year too early. You normally apply in your final school year.

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I know but i thought that the foundation year could count as my 12th year there...
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I know but i thought that the foundation year could count as my 12th year there...
But you won't have any school grades until the end of your Year 12.

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But you won't have any school grades until the end of your Year 12.

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I couldnt understand what you mean there, could you explain me? We know our school grades every term. When we finish 12th grade we get our diploma of secondary teaching with a average of my grades
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I couldnt understand what you mean there, could you explain me? We know our school grades every term. When we finish 12th grade we get our diploma of secondary teaching with a average of my grades
So you need your diploma before going to uni.
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So you need your diploma before going to uni.
Thats what Bristol Uni asked me, but is it possible for me to get on a Foundation Year WITHOUT having a diploma?
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No ... you have to finish secondary education first afaik , otherwise you will not be eligible for University
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Thats what Bristol Uni asked me, but is it possible for me to get on a Foundation Year WITHOUT having a diploma?
No. To access any university-level course you will need to have completed your secomdary school education, regardless of citizenship or age.
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No. To access any university-level course you will need to have completed your secomdary school education, regardless of citizenship or age.
Then what can i do? Should i cancel?
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Then what can i do? Should i cancel?
Probably should, yes.
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Then what can i do? Should i cancel?
Yes. And re-apply next cycle for entry in 2017.

Why did your school let you apply (they presumably provided your reference)?
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A foundation year is not there for people who have got a bit fed up of school - it is typically there for people who have chosen the wrong subjects, or who come from international school systems which do not reach a high enough standard by the age of 18.

You will need to cancel your application, send in a new application in the autumn for 2017 entry, and apply for non-foundation courses.
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A foundation year is not there for people who have got a bit fed up of school - it is typically there for people who have chosen the wrong subjects, or who come from international school systems which do not reach a high enough standard by the age of 18.

You will need to cancel your application, send in a new application in the autumn for 2017 entry, and apply for non-foundation courses.
I am not fed of school, i thought i could do foundation year because it could be like my 12th grade, and because my grades arent so great, then i thought that foundation year would help achieve the grades UK Unis need. Isnt there any way i can defer my entry to 2017?
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Yes. And re-apply next cycle for entry in 2017.

Why did your school let you apply (they presumably provided your reference)?
I applied as an individual, my school doesnt work on these types of applocations to UK, i got my reference with my English Teacher
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I am not fed of school, i thought i could do foundation year because it could be like my 12th grade, and because my grades arent so great, then i thought that foundation year would help achieve the grades UK Unis need. Isnt there any way i can defer my entry to 2017?
Ask the uni, but I suspect you will need to re-apply.
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I thought a foundation year would only be applicable once done with secondary education?
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Ask the uni, but I suspect you will need to re-apply.
Just to say that i only received one conditional offer out of 5. Should i co tact UCAS or contact each University and ask them if they could defer my entry to 2017?
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Just to say that i only received one conditional offer out of 5. Should i co tact UCAS or contact each University and ask them if they could defer my entry to 2017?
As I said, contact the offering uni.

But I honestly think you need to withdraw and start again properly next year.
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As I said, contact the offering uni.

But I honestly think you need to withdraw and start again properly next year.
Ok.....thanks i will do it
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