Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Where would I declare in my UCAS application about why I didn't perform so well during GCSEs. Would this be part of my personal statement? Thanks for the help.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Personal statement
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    See if I got an offer for uni at 65% and came out with 62% would uni still consider me?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by NoahMal)
    Where would I declare in my UCAS application about why I didn't perform so well during GCSEs. Would this be part of my personal statement? Thanks for the help.
    You shouldn't mention this. Speak to your referee and have them explain it in your reference.
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by jmullan07)
    See if I got an offer for uni at 65% and came out with 62% would uni still consider me?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    They might- ask them directly. They're the only people who can answer.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by NoahMal)
    Where would I declare in my UCAS application about why I didn't perform so well during GCSEs. Would this be part of my personal statement? Thanks for the help.
    I wouldn't recommend explaining it at all unless you have some sort of genuine (read: Medical) reason.

    You didn't do so well, that is that. I advise focusing on the positives and ignoring the negatives. No one wants to read a page of excuses over a page of why you are awesome and I definitely want you in my university.

    EDIT: Plus I imagine if your grades are a sufficient barrier to entry they would cause a problem, you'll be rejected before they even get to your personal statement. Why read a one page statement from someone who doesn't meet your minimum requirements?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PQ)
    You shouldn't mention this. Speak to your referee and have them explain it in your reference.
    Thank you this seems like the best thing to do. Cheers
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • 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.