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    Hi guys. So I did AS levels in Law, Psychology and Religious Studies last academic year and on the 18th of August I opened the brown envelope to grades DDD - totally not what I was expecting at all! I decided to go to a different sixth form (everyone did badly at my school - most people got U's) and change my A level options to History, English Language and Literature (combined), Sociology and Religious Studies. When I come to apply to five Russell Group universities with my final A2 grades (I'm taking a gap year), will they have knowledge of my previous AS grades? I know you have to declare resits on your UCAS application but I'm not technically resitting anything because I have changed my options. How does this work?
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    How does this work?
    You have to declare all academic achievements, including AS results. You also have to declare all intended exams for the coming year.
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    Hi guys. So I did AS levels in Law, Psychology and Religious Studies last academic year and on the 18th of August I opened the brown envelope to grades DDD - totally not what I was expecting at all! I decided to go to a different sixth form (everyone did badly at my school - most people got U's) and change my A level options to History, English Language and Literature (combined), Sociology and Religious Studies. When I come to apply to five Russell Group universities with my final A2 grades (I'm taking a gap year), will they have knowledge of my previous AS grades? I know you have to declare resits on your UCAS application but I'm not technically resitting anything because I have changed my options. How does this work?
    You have to declare all your qualifications on your UCAS form. It doesn't matter if you're resitting them or have changed courses, they're still completed qualifications that universities have the right to know about.
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    Looks like I can forget about Cambridge then haha. Oh well.
    Well, Cambridge will go further and ask for your actual UMS scores for all modules, not just whole subjects, even if the exam has not been certificated yet.
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    Well, Cambridge will go further and ask for your actual UMS scores for all modules, not just whole subjects, even if the exam has not been certificated yet.
    I'm not aware of my UMS scores yet but I was pretty consistent in all of my modules. I was only a couple of marks off a C in all three of the subjects (Law, Psychology and Religious Studies) but still, a high D doesn't look too good does it? Do you reckon Warwick will penalise me too?
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    I'm not aware of my UMS scores yet but I was pretty consistent in all of my modules. I was only a couple of marks off a C in all three of the subjects (Law, Psychology and Religious Studies) but still, a high D doesn't look too good does it? Do you reckon Warwick will penalise me too?
    It's not a good base for an application to any top university.

    How can you not know your UMS yet know you were two marks off the next grade?
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    It's not a good base for an application to any top university.

    How can you not know your UMS yet know you were two marks off the next grade?
    My head of sixth form told me when she was going through my results with me on results day.
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    My head of sixth form told me when she was going through my results with me on results day.
    Your school must be the only one in the world that doesn't give out results slips on results day.
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    Your school must be the only one in the world that doesn't give out results slips on results day.
    I did have a results slip just like everyone else. She went through my results with me independently to discuss my options...
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    I did have a results slip just like everyone else. She went through my results with me independently to discuss my options...
    The results slip tells you your UMS score for each module.
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    I'm not aware of my UMS scores yet but I was pretty consistent in all of my modules. I was only a couple of marks off a C in all three of the subjects (Law, Psychology and Religious Studies) but still, a high D doesn't look too good does it? Do you reckon Warwick will penalise me too?
    If you apply in two years after you finish your A2's, hopefully with excellent grades, I don't think your old AS's will have a huge impact on your application. Unis will see that you chose the wrong subjects initially and started again, and it's always the most recent qualifications that are worth most. Just focus on doing better this time around and try not to worry about it
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    If you apply in two years after you finish your A2's, hopefully with excellent grades, I don't think your old AS's will have a huge impact on your application. Unis will see that you chose the wrong subjects initially and started again, and it's always the most recent qualifications that are worth most. Just focus on doing better this time around and try not to worry about it
    Okay thank you for the advice. I'll make sure I work my socks off, get great grades and hopefully receive some offers.
 
 
 
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