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    Hi guys! Okay, so I just picked up my AS results and I have achieved DDD in Law, Philosophy & Ethics and Psychology (totally not what I was expecting)!

    The good news - I won't get kicked off any of my courses (anyone who achieved lower than a D in a subject got booted off their course) and I am allowed to retake my AS modules alongside my A2 modules next year.

    The bad news - obviously I have achieved DDD which are pretty appalling grades considering I was predicted AAA and I planned on applying to Russell Group universities who also expect AAA from me (Warwick, Cardiff, York, Birmingham and King's). My head of sixth form just advised me to look at alternative universities which I am not willing to do. Should I just forget about applying to university this year and apply next year with my final A2 grades? I guess this will work out okay for me because I was going to defer my entry anyway but I don't suppose I will receive any help from my school because I will be applying independently.
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    Hi guys! Okay, so I just picked up my AS results and I have achieved DDD in Law, Philosophy & Ethics and Psychology (totally not what I was expecting)!

    The good news - I won't get kicked off any of my courses (anyone who achieved lower than a D in a subject got booted off their course) and I am allowed to retake my AS modules alongside my A2 modules.

    The bad news - obviously I achieved DDD which are pretty appalling grades considering I was predicted AAA and I planned on applying to Russell Group universities who also expect AAA (Warwick, Cardiff, York, Birmingham and King's). My head of sixth form just advised me to look at alternative universities which I am not willing to do. Should I just forget about applying to university this year and apply next year with my final A2 grades? I guess this will work out okay for me because I was going to defer my entry anyway but I don't suppose I will receive any help from my school because I will be applying independently.
    Applying after you have got your grades and taking a gap year is the best thing to do, based on the information above :yep:
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    Hi there,

    You seem to be already aware of the options available to you. From what you've said, if you're happy to take a gap year then I think progressing to A2 while doing some resits is your best option. Just chat to your teacher and be careful not to overload yourself.
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    Retake the year.

    As you were planning on deferring entry anyway, it's not worth taking those terrible grades forward.

    A year of your life seems like such a long time for you at the moment. It is nothing compared to fulfilling your dreams. Do whatever it takes.

    Don't listen to that teacher and lower your aim. Just admit you screwed up and retake the year.

    Best of luck.

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