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    Current Course: Access to HE, Counselling
    University Course Enty 2016: Psychology
    My firm is University of Northampton: 30 credits Merit and 15 at Pass
    My insurance Anglia Ruskin: 30 Credits at Distinction 15 at Merit

    I ended up doing this because I thought I could get distinctions when applying to UCAS, but as it went on I realized this was not possible and Northampton was my lowest entry out of my 5.

    My problem: I will end up with 27 credits at Merit and 18 at Pass.

    I know there is a chance that Northampton will still accept me, but what if I go into clearing? I need to stay relatively close to East Anglia due to family reasons and all other uni's around are asking for Distinctions. I feel defeated.
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    (Original post by TheRedSpaz)
    Current Course: Access to HE, Counselling
    University Course Enty 2016: Psychology
    My firm is University of Northampton: 30 credits Merit and 15 at Pass
    My insurance Anglia Ruskin: 30 Credits at Distinction 15 at Merit

    I ended up doing this because I thought I could get distinctions when applying to UCAS, but as it went on I realized this was not possible and Northampton was my lowest entry out of my 5.

    My problem: I will end up with 27 credits at Merit and 18 at Pass.

    I know there is a chance that Northampton will still accept me, but what if I go into clearing? I need to stay relatively close to East Anglia due to family reasons and all other uni's around are asking for Distinctions. I feel defeated.
    Unis might lower requirements slightly through Clearing, but not all will,and those that do won't lower that much. if they're asking for Distinctions and you don't even have Merits they won't accept you.

    You would either need to go to a uni you do meet the requirements for or see if you can resit and go next year.
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    Unis might lower requirements slightly through Clearing, but not all will,and those that do won't lower that much. if they're asking for Distinctions and you don't even have Merits they won't accept you.

    You would either need to go to a uni you do meet the requirements for or see if you can resit and go next year.
    I do have Merits, I will be 3 points off of my firm. However, if they don't take me, I cannot re-sit. Access is one year only. If you don't have a level 3 it's free, otherwise it is 3,000 odd pounds. Considering re-take would mean I passed level 3 and I would have to pay. I don't have the money, nor can get financial support off parents. Nor can I apply for loan or bursary due to age/requirements. This would make it physically impossible to re-take the year.

    I would consider foundation, but my firm and insurance don't offer that. It would mean having to go elsewhere and do a 2 year foundation in social science, which includes sociology which I am absolutely rubbish at.
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    (Original post by TheRedSpaz)
    I do have Merits, I will be 3 points off of my firm. However, if they don't take me, I cannot re-sit. Access is one year only. If you don't have a level 3 it's free, otherwise it is 3,000 odd pounds. Considering re-take would mean I passed level 3 and I would have to pay. I don't have the money, nor can get financial support off parents. Nor can I apply for loan or bursary due to age/requirements. This would make it physically impossible to re-take the year.

    I would consider foundation, but my firm and insurance don't offer that. It would mean having to go elsewhere and do a 2 year foundation in social science, which includes sociology which I am absolutely rubbish at.
    So if you can't resit, you'll have to go elsewhere. None of this will make unis accept you when you don't meet requirements. Your firm choice may accept you if you're only 3 merits off, but they can't take everyone who has missed their offer. If they don't take you it's very unlikely somewhere with such higher requirements will take you. Even if you do get in you might not be able to cope with the work there as they will initially be assuming students have so much higher qualifications.
 
 
 
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