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    Hi guys, I am gonna be doing a foundation year @ Uni of Birmingham and thereafter do the 3 year comp sci degree. I would like to go into consultantcy but I have seen many grad schemes jobs have like 300 point UCAS points at least. I will have to acieve that this year anyway, but I am retaking year 13, I got BBBB for AS, A2 CCC. I am retaking at home aiming for AAB but I know in grad schemes and such some jobs want 1st sitting A-level. Are these the majority or very few? Any ideas on what I can do to boost myself by acknowledging this early and trying to fix it? Or would it really not matter as from what I have seen the employers just want UCAS points and few ask for 1st sitting.

    I don't want to really mention it as I assume most companies wouldn't but I did have a real physical illness during A2 and that affected my grades but it was diagnosed after A2 finished.

    I'd like any advice from people who have a lot more understanding in this area. Thanks!
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    Hi guys, I am gonna be doing a foundation year @ Uni of Birmingham and thereafter do the 3 year comp sci degree. I would like to go into consultantcy but I have seen many grad schemes jobs have like 300 point UCAS points at least. I will have to acieve that this year anyway, but I am retaking year 13, I got BBBB for AS, A2 CCC. I am retaking at home aiming for AAB but I know in grad schemes and such some jobs want 1st sitting A-level. Are these the majority or very few? Any ideas on what I can do to boost myself by acknowledging this early and trying to fix it? Or would it really not matter as from what I have seen the employers just want UCAS points and few ask for 1st sitting.

    I don't want to really mention it as I assume most companies wouldn't but I did have a real physical illness during A2 and that affected my grades but it was diagnosed after A2 finished.

    I'd like any advice from people who have a lot more understanding in this area. Thanks!
    If you have extenuating circumstances (which you do) they should hopefully take your newly achieved grades into account.

    Good luck, I've been self studying myself after a disaster of a results day last year - not even caused by myself.

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    If you have extenuating circumstances (which you do) they should hopefully take your newly achieved grades into account.

    Good luck, I've been self studying myself after a disaster of a results day last year - not even caused by myself.

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    Ok thanks for the advice ill keep all my medical notes but do you recommend mr ask my doctor to kind write that it clearly affected my results if they can even do that? Or just keep my medical letters.

    Either way thanks mate and good luck to you too
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    Ok thanks for the advice ill keep all my medical notes but do you recommend mr ask my doctor to kind write that it clearly affected my results if they can even do that? Or just keep my medical letters.

    Either way thanks mate and good luck to you too
    The medical letters will be sufficient.

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