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    I just got my AS results; CDDD and it's not how I accepted them to be. I got a C in Biology, D in Chemistry, D in Computer Science ( these are all linear) and a D in Maths(Modular).I am going to drop Computer Science for A2. I want to Study pharmacy at Uni and with these grades, no one will accept me , what should I do? I'm worried as we are applying for Unis now and I know the colleges send predicted grades but what is that based on? Because I was doing well through the year it just seemed I messed up with my AS and I believe I will do a lot better at A2. Am I going to need to retake the whole year?
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    Hi there,
    Sorry to hear you did less well than expected. They will most likely base your predictions on your existing grades.
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    You can usually get predicted grades one grade higher than what you achieved at AS, so in this case ABB, which is enough for a select few pharmacy courses I believe. See here. Since your courses are linear you shouldn't have to do any retakes, but it will be a struggle to convince your teachers to predict you higher than ABB. Start talking to them ASAP, explaining what you're applying for and why you need the predicitions, and they may just be lenient.

    Do you think you know how you can improve from here, though? Do you recognise why you unfortunately didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Did you do enough revision, or were you working effectively? Do you need to try some new revision techniques next year?

    Best of luck for next year and your application
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    Thank you but when you say existing grades do you mean AS or the progress grades
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    [QUOTE=Little Tail Chaser;67038832]You can usually get predicted grades one grade higher than what you achieved at AS, so in this case ABB, which is enough for a select few pharmacy courses I believe. See here. Since your courses are linear you shouldn't have to do any retakes, but it will be a struggle to convince your teachers to predict you higher than ABB. Start talking to them ASAP, explaining what you're applying for and why you need the predicitions, and they may just be lenient.

    Do you think you know how you can improve from here, though? Do you recognise why you unfortunately didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Did you do enough revision, or were you working effectively? Do you need to try some new revision techniques next year?

    Best of luck for next year and your application [QUOTE]

    I would have to retake Maths because its Modular and I think if its one grade higher then it would be BCC which is still not enough to get me into a pharmacy Uni but I will try and get them to push it up even higher. Yeah, I now how I need to improve; I shall need to revise a lot more and get my priorities straight. Thank you for your help
 
 
 
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