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    Okay say you applied for a course, achieved the minimum grades but your personal statement/interview wasn't good enough and you got 4/5 rejections. You have a backup choice, but you decide you don't want to take it up and decide to take a gap year, work on your application, (work experience, volunteering,
    summer schools etc) and try again next year. However you don't plan on retaking any exams as they went well (lets say AAA)

    Technically, you'd have completed your A-Levels in two years right? So surely universities that only accept students who completed their A-Levels in two years would still accept you, as you have the grades, but not the extracurricular activities?

    Is this something that happens or am I just going on a mad one, please advise.


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    Yes, If you don't retake anything on your gap year unis would still accept you. As it would count as doing A levels in 2 years.
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    (Original post by heartypirate)
    Okay say you applied for a course, achieved the minimum grades but your personal statement/interview wasn't good enough and you got 4/5 rejections. You have a backup choice, but you decide you don't want to take it up and decide to take a gap year, work on your application, (work experience, volunteering,
    summer schools etc) and try again next year. However you don't plan on retaking any exams as they went well (lets say AAA)

    Technically, you'd have completed your A-Levels in two years right? So surely universities that only accept students who completed their A-Levels in two years would still accept you, as you have the grades, but not the extracurricular activities?

    Is this something that happens or am I just going on a mad one, please advise.


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    Yes, plenty of people take gap years to travel or work and they still get into uni no problem. Unis can see from the dates on your UCAS application when you actually sat your A-Levels.
 
 
 
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