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    So I sat the exam this year perfectly confident I would get my grade because I had been studying hard for months. And I end up getting a C grade for mathematics. I was short by 15 marks. My application to Sheffield got rejected and I just feel like ****. I am 23 at the moment and just finished my A levels, I got all good grades for them , perfect for RG University. But because of my one *****y grade it's cost me my first choice. I am doing accounting and I really want to do it as I do actually really enjoy mathematics. I don't know what options there are for me? I have been accepted at a few lower tier universities in clearing but all the great ones are pretty much gone. I have firmed for Lincoln at the moment. But I don't know what I can do really. Unless I retake the thing in November voiding me entry to university this year. :/
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    There are many factors when it comes to picking applicants, not only your GCSE results, so maybe it was something else that wasn't satisfactory for them.
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    (Original post by daniel1999999)
    So I sat the exam this year perfectly confident I would get my grade because I had been studying hard for months. And I end up getting a C grade for mathematics. I was short by 15 marks. My application to Sheffield got rejected and I just feel like ****. I am 23 at the moment and just finished my A levels, I got all good grades for them , perfect for RG University. But because of my one *****y grade it's cost me my first choice. I am doing accounting and I really want to do it as I do actually really enjoy mathematics. I don't know what options there are for me? I have been accepted at a few lower tier universities in clearing but all the great ones are pretty much gone. I have firmed for Lincoln at the moment. But I don't know what I can do really. Unless I retake the thing in November voiding me entry to university this year. :/
    On balance my advice would be to get a job enabling you to save for uni while retaking maths in November and again next summer if you need to. You could go to a perfectly respectable uni now and there would be nothing wrong with that choice but a lack of GCSE maths will probably bite you in the bum when you start job hunting even with a relevant degree.


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