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    I've got my AS results today and they really weren't what i'd hoped;
    Art - A
    Economics - A
    General Studies - A
    Government & Politics - A
    History - B
    Maths - B
    I also got 8 A* and 2 As at GCSE last year.

    My issue is that I was really hoping to study PPE at Oxford, so will those Bs make it almost impossible?

    The maths is only a couple of marks off an A and whilst the history was an average B my score was much lower than i'd expected.

    Any advice on what I should do next?

    Also, do I have to declare the history result? It's the new decoupled A Level so it doesn't count towards next year and some schools don't take the AS exam, so it would be as if I just hadn't taken it.

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    I honestly don't think you have ruined your chances. Of course it depends on your UMS on each subject but still you got 3 A's (excluding general studies, which most universities don't consider). And the subject you got B's on are not the subjects you want to study right? You can easily get predicted A*A*A for A2 and anyways, you'll never know if you could have gotten into oxford you don't apply
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    I know someone studying PPE there who got AABC at AS, so no. As long as you're predicted 3 A's or higher then you'll be fine, they only care about the TSA and interview beyond that.
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    You could get a remark for the maths if its close. It could make a lot of difference.

    Also: why did you take so many?! That almost certainly contributed to your disappointing grades (by Oxford standards). Ensure your workload next year is more manageable.

    The UCAS site has a page about declaring AS levels. https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/e...as-application

    Your chances are still non-0. The TSA and interview, should you get one, would be critical.
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    (Original post by kia29)
    Also, do I have to declare the history result? It's the new decoupled A Level so it doesn't count towards next year and some schools don't take the AS exam, so it would be as if I just hadn't taken it.
    You MUST declare ALL grades and ALL qualifications. If you don't and you're found out, UCAS can withdraw your applications, and unis don't like it either.
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    (Original post by kia29)
    I've got my AS results today and they really weren't what i'd hoped;
    Art - A
    Economics - A
    General Studies - A
    Government & Politics - A
    History - B
    Maths - B
    I also got 8 A* and 2 As at GCSE last year.

    My issue is that I was really hoping to study PPE at Oxford, so will those Bs make it almost impossible?

    The maths is only a couple of marks off an A and whilst the history was an average B my score was much lower than i'd expected.

    Any advice on what I should do next?

    Also, do I have to declare the history result? It's the new decoupled A Level so it doesn't count towards next year and some schools don't take the AS exam, so it would be as if I just hadn't taken it.

    Thanks
    You've taken 6 AS levels. Oxbridge only care about 3. They don't give a fig about General studies.

    I would drop Maths, General Studies, and Art.

    Get yourself 3 strong A-levels, make sure you get predicted A*AA or equivalent. Then use your free time to work on related extra-curricular activities.

    This is very much doable but doing 6 ASlevels is mental and counter productive.

    A*A*A looks way better than A*BBBBB. Even though the others will give you more UCAS points.


    Best of luck. You've got some great results there.


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