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    So I want to do computer science when I'm older. I did A-levels previously and I did pretty badly in my AS results as a result of family issues and stress overload (DDEU) and I then decided that A-levels weren't for me.

    After that I decided to do a BTEC extended diploma in IT. I worked really hard in my first year as I want to be successful when I'm older, and I got D* D*. I'm now doing UCAS and my predicted grade is D*D*D*, the highest grade you can get at BTEC.
    I have pretty decent GCSE grades if it matters at all (5A,4B)

    I checked and these are all of the russell group unis that would accept me if I got D*D*D* (My predicted grade)
    Queen Mary London (D*DD)
    Bristol (D*D*D*)
    Newcastle (D*DD)
    Nottingham (D*D*D*)
    University of Southampton (DDD)

    Most universities that are in the top 30 and aren't Russell group would also accept me. For example, Aston is ranked number 9 in the 2017 guardian comp sci rankings and they require DDD.

    Furthermore I have 2 weeks work experience at the leading software development company for the estate agent industry in the UK. Its quite a large company (£11 million turnover) and I tested their software capabilities as part of my work experience for BTEC

    So would my AS results really hinder my chances that much? What do you think
 
 
 
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