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    I completely flopped my AS by only revising the day before and now I'm extremely worried, I studied psychology, bio, chem and Maths and got A, D, E, D respectively, but I know i can do better if i actually work (which ill do this upcoming year) but I'm very worried about the predicted grades ill be giving to Unis, will I still be able to apply to Russell Group Uni's? or is a gap year in needed?
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    (Original post by fundamentallyjo)
    I completely flopped my AS by only revising the day before and now I'm extremely worried, I studied psychology, bio, chem and Maths and got A, D, E, D respectively, but I know i can do better if i actually work (which ill do this upcoming year) but I'm very worried about the predicted grades ill be giving to Unis, will I still be able to apply to Russell Group Uni's? or is a gap year in needed?
    It will depend on the RG unis. Some will look at your AS results and base their decision on that whether to offer you a place or reject your application (alongside your predicted grades of course).

    A gap year won't change your AS results so I don't really know what you mean by that.

    It wouldn't be wise to apply to all RG unis anyway. With your grades, your looking at applying to one and then apply to other unis. Most RG will take in your AS results as an indication for their decision.

    Your predicted grades is only an estimation, not an indication so you're not guaranteed to be predicted anything higher with what you have got. But maybe ABB or BBB at the slightest. It's not impossible but going to be hard. I recommend you drop that subject you got an E in as that won't do you any favours without a resit.
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    I'm in a similar position so I can empathize with you; my AS results were ACDD.
    Here's my plan but in relation to what you can do:
    - Drop one of your subjects, probably the E grade as your college may not let you continue it.
    - Plan to resit some modules from your AS.
    - Persuade your teachers to increase your predictions if possible.
    - Make your personal statement as good as you can and apply for 2-3 RG unis and 1-2 other unis.
    If you get conditional offers from the uni you want, then great... smash the A2 exams and get in. If you get offers from other unis, consider whether you really want to go to them, seeing as your more interested in RG unis. RG unis may also be better for your course. Personally I'm looking to study Architecture at uni. Most good unis for my course, in terms of their structure and the modules covered, are RG unis.
    If you're not keen about the offers you receive, don't be afraid to decline them as if you choose a firm offer, you're obliged to attend the firm if you get the grades.
    Take a year out if you don't get the offers you wanted and apply in that gap year. Most unis are okay with that unless you're looking to study Maths, I think. If all goes to plan, you should knowingly have strong A2 levels that will most definitely get you into the RG unis you want with an unconditional offer. Be sure you know how you're going to use your gap year as soon as you decline the offers. WORK HARD AND YOU CAN GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!!
    Good Luck Amigo :gthumb:
 
 
 
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