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    Hi all,

    I really want to get into a pretty good Russell group university, but my AS results have possibly hindered this.

    I really messed up my GCSEs, I literally didn't care what results I got and studied very little. Thanks to my stupid attitude towards learning, I ended up with mostly Cs and Bs, with two failing grades and two As.
    I decided to step my game up in year 12, but my school advised me to not take some of the A-levels that I wanted due to my corresponding GCSEs being Cs.

    I ended up taking A-level maths, BTEC business and BTEC law (both subsidiary diploma). I tried very hard to put my life on track again, with mixed results.
    BTEC Business: DDM
    BTEC Law: DDM
    A-level Maths: C. (A in C1, C in S1 and C2)

    I am retaking two of my maths exams, alongside A2 maths. I am going to try and get at least a B overall. Will I have to lower my university choices due to my C?
    Where can I go if I want to study a business and management degree?
    • Thread Starter

    Initially I was hoping to go to Leeds/ Southhampton , but I feel like that iis out of the question now.

    As long you either mention it in your PS that you expected better in maths and that you are retaking OR you Sixth Form reference says this and your predicted grade is not a C, you should be fine.
    I'd suggest Unifrog if your school has it, if not try looking at individual uni entry requirements as many accept BTEC'S.
    I'm not really an expert though.
    All the best,
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