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    Have a word with your school now about re-applying for UCAS. They may allow you to use the school buzzword for your next application and complete the reference for you in the same way as they did for this application.

    If not, then it's no problem. You simply apply like last time on the UCAS website and choose that you're an independent. Then fill in your grades/personal statement like last time. For the reference, speak to a teacher/person who wrote your last reference and they'll be able to write it for you again.

    They may choose to use the old reference but I think they'd at least adjust/tweak to reflect the fact you got better results
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    (Original post by UNIoffer)
    Hi,After receiving much better results than I expected I am currently looking into rejecting my unconditional offer and reapplying next year in the hopes of gaining a place at a top university.However, I am unsure how the UCAS process will work outside of school. Obviously, my teachers helped with this (e.g. completing references) but now I am no longer at school I don't know how it will work. Will I be able to keep my existing references, or will I have to have new ones completed?Thanks for the help.
    Hi there,

    You would fill in the form exactly as you have done this year, but you can ask an employer or family friend for a character reference.

    Hope this helps but if you wanted some more clearing advice you could always contact our clearing team on 03330 432 414 or use our online Live Chat service and they can answer any further specific questions you might have.

    Good luck,

    University of Gloucestershire
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