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    So i received 2 B's and a 2 C's at AS , i underachieved greatly , where my friends who are of the same academic ability got 4A's , they all got there offers from cambridge , oxford , Imperial college london , etc. Ive been pretty depressed this academic year about how i can even hope to get into a good university myself , my friends keep saying to take a Gap year , but is there any other way? I dont think getting the grades will be too hard , as im sure if i continue my hard work i will be able to get A's and A*'s , any advice would be greatly appreciated , Thanks
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    I mean since application deadline has already passed is there anything else you can do? Maybe you could get a place through clearing if not I'd assume you'd have to wait till next year to apply again after having A2 results
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    Clearing would be your main option. Otherwise taking a year and applying next year would also be an option
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    (Original post by cero70)
    So i received 2 B's and a 2 C's at AS , i underachieved greatly , where my friends who are of the same academic ability got 4A's , they all got there offers from cambridge , oxford , Imperial college london , etc. Ive been pretty depressed this academic year about how i can even hope to get into a good university myself , my friends keep saying to take a Gap year , but is there any other way? I dont think getting the grades will be too hard , as im sure if i continue my hard work i will be able to get A's and A*'s , any advice would be greatly appreciated , Thanks
    Just gap it, if you play your cards right u could end up in cambridge/oxford perhaps
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    (Original post by cero70)
    So i received 2 B's and a 2 C's at AS , i underachieved greatly , where my friends who are of the same academic ability got 4A's , they all got there offers from cambridge , oxford , Imperial college london , etc. Ive been pretty depressed this academic year about how i can even hope to get into a good university myself , my friends keep saying to take a Gap year , but is there any other way? I dont think getting the grades will be too hard , as im sure if i continue my hard work i will be able to get A's and A*'s , any advice would be greatly appreciated , Thanks
    AS levels don't count towards A2 for several subjects now. Don't let the AS grade matter, and just focus on A2.

    What were your GCSEs?
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    AS levels don't count towards A2 for several subjects now. Don't let the AS grade matter, and just focus on A2.

    What were your GCSEs?
    I got 7A's 4B's at GCSE
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    ye my AS dont count for my a level grades as its the new system , i could try to go through clearing as some people have been known to get offers from some good universities through clearing but i dont think its likely? Since the good courses fill up fast , i was thinking of doing Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering and after that a Intergrated pilot course which is 2 years , then to become a pilot , i still think that theres hope through clearing if i get the grades , hope keeps me going
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    (Original post by cero70)
    ye my AS dont count for my a level grades as its the new system , i could try to go through clearing as some people have been known to get offers from some good universities through clearing but i dont think its likely? Since the good courses fill up fast , i was thinking of doing Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering and after that a Intergrated pilot course which is 2 years , then to become a pilot , i still think that theres hope through clearing if i get the grades , hope keeps me going
    What is 'clearing'??? as I never really knew exactly what it meant.
    Thanks in advance 😊
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    it means after the results are out any spare place are put up for clearing. its a way someone thats just missed out could get in. but unless its deadly serious to go to a top ten unis there are plenty of good unis out there. you may even enjoy it more at a less stressed environment
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    (Original post by Elena 365)
    What is 'clearing'??? as I never really knew exactly what it meant.
    Thanks in advance 😊
    Clearing is basically when you get no offers , so on results day you can ring universities for a place , or sometimes you get offered places which have not been taken , so if you get good grades , so for example my brothers friend got AAB when he was predicted CCD , he got an offer from loughbrough and the university of manchester , which are both great universities. Or if you do worse than your predicted and you get declined by your university offers you can go through clearing.
 
 
 
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