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    So I was predicted fairly good grades at GCSE but due to unfortunate circumstances I came out with
    C - maths
    D - English
    C - core science
    D - additional science
    B - ECDL IT btec
    F - history
    D - business
    E - sociology
    D - German
    The problem is I want to go sixth form and do accounts( need B in maths), psychology( need C in English) and business ( need C in business ).
    All my course work and mocks were at C/D level but I f***ed up the exams due to illness.
    So is there any chance at all I would be taken in to sixth form anyway?
    Also could I lie to the interviewers and say I got my predicted grades ( it's the same school where I did GCSEs ) and not be found out?
    PLEASE HELP🙏🏼
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    Why would you lie to a sixth form? You'll get found out because they'll ask for your certificates or your exam results you collected from school.
    Not all sixth forms require a B in maths for accountancy, a C in english for Psychology or a C in business for business - why don't you look for another sixth form?

    Also your attitude towards the whole process is pretty disappointing, to think of lying is disgusting and it will get you nowhere. Be honest.

    And I hope everything works out
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    If the Sixth Form is the at the same place as your school they should know and understand your exceptional circumstances and so some rules may be bent slightly. DO NOT LIE. They will be able to see instantly the comparison of predicated grades to your actual. Actually, i'd maybe say that I was 2 or so UMS marks from a B in maths but nothing worse than that. If you got a D in English, you'll resit so I highly doubt they'll allow you to do A level english, while retaking GCSE. Maybe change english but apart from that, you should be fine.

    If you wanted to try your luck at another Sixth Form away from your secondary school, definitely get a letter from your head of your explaining your circumstances and get them to say that you are a hardworking student blahblahblah...

    All the best.
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    That's 3 GCSEs and usually you need 5. You could speak to the sixth form anyway and since it's your current school they may understand but I also got 3 GCSEs and couldn't do A levels because of it despite getting a B in maths and chemistry and a C in physics. If you can't do A levels because of your grades and I hope you can but if not don't worry! I'm going to spend this year resitting my GCSEs and then apply for A levels next year. It will only take an extra year so if you want to do this then it's an option.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    That's 3 GCSEs and usually you need 5. You could speak to the sixth form anyway and since it's your current school they may understand but I also got 3 GCSEs and couldn't do A levels because of it despite getting a B in maths and chemistry and a C in physics. If you can't do A levels because of your grades and I hope you can but if not don't worry! I'm going to spend this year resitting my GCSEs and then apply for A levels next year. It will only take an extra year so if you want to do this then it's an option.
    Really? So what do you do in the meantime then before you re sit them?
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    Really? So what do you do in the meantime then before you re sit them?
    I'm doing them through a college that offers a GCSE program so I'll be taking some new GCSEs and retaking some I've already done to build my GCSE profile and to boost the number of GCSEs I have. I will do this in one year. I can study/revise for them in the meantime before I actually resit/take them. You could see if you can take any other qualifications during the year. I will be entering as a private candidate for one subject that isn't offered by the college. I will then apply for A levels the following year. That's the plan anyway.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    I'm doing them through a college that offers a GCSE program so I'll be taking some new GCSEs and retaking some I've already done to build my GCSE profile and to boost the number of GCSEs I have. I will do this in one year. I can study/revise for them in the meantime before I actually resit/take them. You could see if you can take any other qualifications during the year. I will be entering as a private candidate for one subject that isn't offered by the college. I will then apply for A levels the following year. That's the plan anyway.
    Oh ok that sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.
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    (Original post by JÔŚH)
    Oh ok that sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.
    No problem. Good luck in whatever you decide to do!!
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    You could always look around colleges/sixth forms with lower predicted grades and I can't speak for all sixth forms but I know my college and a few others are happy to look at previous work and speak to you individually about whether you can have a place on the course if there have been certain issues which have caused a lack of time and focus for your exams. For example, I needed a B to do my history a level, but I only got a C and got onto my course based on my English grades and past work.

    You can't get away with lying about your results as they will ask you for the certificates on enrollment before starting at your sixth form.

    Just ask around different colleges and see what everyone is willing to offer you.
    Good luck, I hope it all works out for you.
 
 
 
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