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 (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 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)
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
I'm also teaching myself some comp-sci related mathematics in my own time, as well as Java, the programming language, in order to settle in smoothly for my course in the future
I think I would cope at university, however I'm a little concerned about my AS grades deciding wether or not I get a place
... will I be disadvantaged?