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    So I've been worried about this for a while now and I have no idea what to do, so I thought I could get some advice from you guys seeing as many of you could have had similar experiences.

    I have been predicted A/Bs for my AS levels this year; however, after the exams, I'm almost 100% sure that I've got Es or failed them...

    I'm not attempting to make excuses because I honestly could have worked harder in each subject than I did (even with a lack of motivation); although I did start "hardcore" revising a couple of months before my exams. I dropped a subject as well to give me more time to focus on the subjects (Chemistry, Biology and History).

    I was really ill during all my exams - a combination of severe panic attacks and general sickness to the point where I couldn't place my pen on my first Chemistry exam due to pain.

    For all the universities I want to go to and the subject I want to study, I need approximately ABB. I wanted to know how I could convince my teachers to give me a predicted grade of at least BBB, whether I should do AS levels for another year at college (which I really don't want to do) and how to explain all this to my teachers? I'm just really nervous and upset - I'm hoping my teachers will be understanding of why it went badly but I'm just extremely concerned.

    Because the AS levels don't really count towards anything, I was hoping that after a discussion with my teachers, they would give me the needed predicted grades? And how would universities react to this, how and where can I explain about the illness situation?

    P.s. I have already started revising for next years A-Levels and repeat AS Levels (as we now have to redo them anyway). Thank you for any help you can offer
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    I guess they might predict you better grades if you really try and convince them how hard you're going to work. In the first few weeks of school you need to demonstrate to teachers what you're willing to do to achieve thoes grades. Maybe even have a talk with them on the first day back. Whether they're willing to raise their predictions to meet your expectations may be out of reach however. I'm unfamiliar with the new way alevels work, but do unis see your AS grades or just predicted? If it's just predicted they might do it, however if unis see the AS its going to look suspicious as you jumped from an E to predicted an A or B.
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    (Original post by Tsrsarahhhh)
    I guess they might predict you better grades if you really try and convince them how hard you're going to work. In the first few weeks of school you need to demonstrate to teachers what you're willing to do to achieve thoes grades. Maybe even have a talk with them on the first day back. Whether they're willing to raise their predictions to meet your expectations may be out of reach however. I'm unfamiliar with the new way alevels work, but do unis see your AS grades or just predicted? If it's just predicted they might do it, however if unis see the AS its going to look suspicious as you jumped from an E to predicted an A or B.
    My college has been told that the only thing universities are going to go off of are the predicted grades (however, in the references, the teachers may mention what the students achieved in their exams).
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    I'm in the same place as you. I have to average 3 Cs to stay in my 6th form! I'm hoping my RS and Psychology grades keep me in since I'm pretty sure I've done really bad in chemistry and biology
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    (Original post by zakattak)
    I'm in the same place as you. I have to average 3 Cs to stay in my 6th form! I'm hoping my RS and Psychology grades keep me in since I'm pretty sure I've done really bad in chemistry and biology
    My school want the same. The only subject I feel I've passed is RS..Biology, Chemistry, Maths... dunno. Well I don't care if I failed Maths. Regret not choosing Psychology
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    Psychology is good but SO much content. I think I should have chosen History. I want to do medicine though so I'm even more upset since chemistry and biology were hard.
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    (Original post by zakattak)
    I'm in the same place as you. I have to average 3 Cs to stay in my 6th form! I'm hoping my RS and Psychology grades keep me in since I'm pretty sure I've done really bad in chemistry and biology
    Wow, your sixth form is really strict! Mine only wants E's!
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    Woah that's really lucky
 
 
 
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