My Situation Watch
OK, so after a bit of though, consideration and research, I've concluded that I'd like to study law at university.
I'd also like to study law at one of the "2nd group of unis" (LSE, UCL, Notts, Durham etc.)
However, the problem lies in the fact that these unis require AAA and I only got ABB at A-level. One of my B's (German) is being re-marked but that's largely neither here nor there.
My question is do such universities accept post-A-level re-sits (I'd be doing an absolute maximum of 3)? One of my A-levels (English L/L) was an intensive course done over 1 year but I assume that such universities would want/expect pupils to achieve the required grades first time around.
After all is said and done, am I being unrealistic? Please do tell me if I am because I do not want to waste my time, my teachers' time and the times of others.
Many thanks in advance,
What if I don’t meet the three As entry requirement and intend to resit some exams?
We would not normally offer a place to an applicant who will not achieve three grade A passes at A-level in the first sitting. However, if an applicant’s examination performance has not met expectations because of extenuating circumstances (for example illness, family trauma, school staffing or time-tabling difficulties) and the school provides full information in the academic reference of the application, we would be sympathetic to resits.
You're best bet would be to call up the departments of the different universities and explain your circumstances. Or you could just hope for the best, but explain about the one-year A-level in your Personal Statement. I would definitely have some back-up universities though, and don't get your hopes up for the top ones.