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    I just got my AS results and they were awful! I got a C in Biology, C in English Literature and a U in chemistry. I know I can do a lot better, but I had massive home problems and missed about 50% of the school year. I was wondering if anyone got similar grades to me but still managed to get an offer? My GCSE's are AABBBBBC and the University course I'm hoping for is Biology with typical requirements of ABB/BBB. Is it appropriate to brief on how the AS results were disappointing because of what happened in my life in the personal statement? I wouldn't think it is, but I don't want to lose the chance to go because of the grades this year when I know I can bring them up.
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    (Original post by Angharad6)
    I just got my AS results and they were awful! I got a C in Biology, C in English Literature and a U in chemistry. I know I can do a lot better, but I had massive home problems and missed about 50% of the school year. I was wondering if anyone got similar grades to me but still managed to get an offer? My GCSE's are AABBBBBC and the University course I'm hoping for is Biology with typical requirements of ABB/BBB. Is it appropriate to brief on how the AS results were disappointing because of what happened in my life in the personal statement? I wouldn't think it is, but I don't want to lose the chance to go because of the grades this year when I know I can bring them up.
    No, do not put your personal circumstances in your personal statement.

    If your Head of Year/Sixth Form (would/should) know about your home life and therefore, when they do your application as a referee, they will mention this and your personal life will be considered in making a decision whether to give you an offer/accept you. However, this is usually and/or only given to students who are hit badly during their A2 studies.

    I think BB is not an unreasonable predicted grades for Bio and Lit. Got to question Chem and when you went wrong and maybe ask for a recall. However, I would perhaps resit the Chem or swap it for a different A-level.
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    No, do not put your personal circumstances in your personal statement.

    If your Head of Year/Sixth Form (would/should) know about your home life and therefore, when they do your application as a referee, they will mention this and your personal life will be considered in making a decision whether to give you an offer/accept you. However, this is usually and/or only given to students who are hit badly during their A2 studies.

    I think BB is not an unreasonable predicted grades for Bio and Lit. Got to question Chem and when you went wrong and maybe ask for a recall. However, I would perhaps resit the Chem or swap it for a different A-level.
    The Chemistry was down to my timetable - the days I unfortunately missed were almost always the days I had chemistry lessons. I knew I was going to do terribly and had already predicted the U, because I just hadn't attended enough. My head of year knows about my circumstances so I'll hope for the best.
    Thank you for the reply. I knew it wasn't appropriate to include personal circumstance, but I'm pretty desperate for an offer. I know I can pull the grades up to the Universities standard, I just can't wait a year and re-apply after A2 because of said circumstances. Pretty stuck then, I'll just wait and see.
 
 
 
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