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    Recieved my A-Level results and wasnt happy with them. Two B grades very close to the A-grade border and were just under. So i am retaking a few modules. Just have a few questions regarding applying to Uni post A-Level.

    How does it work exactly? Because i will be working in the gap year and therefore not still in college, how do i get "Tutor reports" and "Predicted Grades"? Or is it purely based on just a personal statement and any confirmed A-Levels i have (which will only be 1 A as i am retaking modules in the other two subjects so these will have to be stated as pending).

    Also surely this looks very poor to the top unis that i am retaking my A-Levels when others manage it first time around? Will this be a serious problem for me regarding top 10 unis?

    Also is there any other things i need to be aware of if im applying post A-Level? Any other things i need to send to UCAS or inform them of anything?

    Thanks for any help

    Get in contact with the school/college you attended for sixth form and tell them you're reapplying. It's usually expected that if you apply just after leaving a place they'll be your reference still.
    I told my head of sixth-form on results day that I wanted to withdraw and reapply, they agreed to be my reference again and gave me the details to register straight away, though post A-level applications are a pretty usual affair at my school.
    Are you going to just re-sit them on your own or attend any classes elsewhere in order to improve? I would guess if it's the latter then you may get the place you take them at to do your predicted grades at least as they would know more.
    Some unis will be put off by taking A-levels over three years, but that I don't know much about. I would suggest perhaps contacting the admissions department for places you're interested in and gauging their response. ABB is pretty good, where're you thinking of applying? Is the A is in your chosen subject?
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    (Original post by Nadeshka)
    ABB is pretty good, where're you thinking of applying? Is the A is in your chosen subject?
    Nope, i want to do a Maths/Economics course, and i got a B in A-Level maths. I had got a place in Warwick, but they obviously werent going to let me in with ABB. I am really hoping for Bristol/Bath/Durham/York etc. Although I had my heart set on Warwick, I had 1 appauling module in 2 subjects which has ruined that dream for me . I will reapply to them most probs, but i really am not holding my breath.

    Thanks for info regarding references. I hope my college will do that for me! Im going to get a remark first anyway, and when i get the results back from that, il go into college and see what they say.

    I wont be taking any classes however. I dont see the need tbh. The poor modules were more bad luck on the paper more than me not knowing the course. But i will be doing lots of revision and many more papers to get the practice in.

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