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Hello guys, I did very poorly in my AS computer science and I think I've gotten a D/E grade. I think my other grades were not as bad and I'm hoping to get A*AB. Do I have to put my bad AS grade in my application, and if I do even though I'm dropping it will it affect my chances of getting into uni? Thank you!p.s. I heard resits can damage your uni chances. Is this true? I was thinking of getting into places like Newcastle/Durham. Cheers
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No, uni's only require three three A-levels, whether it will look bad on UCAS application is another thing...
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I'm getting conflicting ideas that the school puts forward predicted grades and I don't have to declare any of them, but others say you have to declare EVERY qualification.
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You do have to declare all your grades. Most people only take 3 A-levels at A2 so dropping one is normal and won't affect things really. If you're dropping one it shouldn't affect whether you get an offer.

On the other hand, it being that much lower may raise an eyebrow of concern about your effort levels, but they won't completely hold it against you.

Resitting doesn't really affect whether you get offers, however your offer may be slightly higher if they expect that you should improve in your resit. (aka instead of a normal ABB they may say AAB). I declared two resits on my UCAS and got offers from Birmingham, Manchester, and Lancaster (all offer A-grade offers) so you should be fine.
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(Original post by PrinceAli)
Hello guys, I did very poorly in my AS computer science and I think I've gotten a D/E grade. I think my other grades were not as bad and I'm hoping to get A*AB. Do I have to put my bad AS grade in my application, and if I do even though I'm dropping it will it affect my chances of getting into uni? Thank you!p.s. I heard resits can damage your uni chances. Is this true? I was thinking of getting into places like Newcastle/Durham. Cheers
Hi,

I wouldn't worry I can't speak for Durham but I got into Newcastle with a D in AS General Studies. The majority of courses at Newcastle will look at your top three grades. What subject are you thinking of studying?

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Hi,

I wouldn't worry I can't speak for Durham but I got into Newcastle with a D in AS General Studies. The majority of courses at Newcastle will look at your top three grades. What subject are you thinking of studying?

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Hello! I was thinking of something like Politics and Economics or Economics and Mathematics at Newcastle.
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Hi,

I wouldn't worry I can't speak for Durham but I got into Newcastle with a D in AS General Studies. The majority of courses at Newcastle will look at your top three grades. What subject are you thinking of studying?

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I've also got another question, for the PARTNERS programme is there something similar to that for Year 13? Thanks!
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If it helps my friend got a U in physics but got given an unconditional offer for Aston aswell as offers from Newcastle and Sheffield. As long as you have a strong personal statement and do well this year, you will be fine.
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Hello! I was thinking of something like Politics and Economics or Economics and Mathematics at Newcastle.
OK, for those two it will be your top 3 grades that count (ie your A Levels). For Politics and Economics your application will be stronger with Maths at A Level or AS. For Economics and Mathematics an A Level or AS in Economics is "desirable but not essential." If you're on track for A*AB you'd be a very strong candidate and your AS in Computer Science wouldn't affect that

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I've also got another question, for the PARTNERS programme is there something similar to that for Year 13? Thanks!
Most people on PARTNERS are in Year 13 You indicate that you want to apply for PARTNERS on your UCAS form, submit your PARTNERS application form, and do the Assessed Summer School before A Level results are released.

Hope that helps!

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