Can you leave a subject off your ucas university application?

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Will be applying to university in a few months to study languages. I have just finished my highers and I am predicting 3 very high A's (95%-100%) in French, German and Spanish like I got in my prelims (I'm not being arrogant)

However the problem is my other subjects haven't went well. Predicting a C at best in maths which was the only subject I actually studied for and I'm predicting an A or B in English cause I spent so much time on maths.

So what I'm wondering is if I got AAABC for example... Could I leave the maths grade C off my ucas application? So it would just say AAAB.

And my advanced highers will be AAA in the 3 languages (sounds very arrogant that I'm predicting that but I don't see it going any other way)

It would be unbelievably unfair if someone who is so gifted at languages would be unable to get into top universities cause of a maths result!

I'm looking at universities like Durham, Warwick, UCL, St Andrews and Edinburgh. The English universities are more bothered about my advanced highers rather than my highers so I probably have a better chance with them? I wanted to apply to Cambridge but I guess that's out of the picture now...
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Hello

Will be applying to university in a few months to study languages. I have just finished my highers and I am predicting 3 very high A's (95%-100%) in French, German and Spanish like I got in my prelims (I'm not being arrogant)

However the problem is my other subjects haven't went well. Predicting a C at best in maths which was the only subject I actually studied for and I'm predicting an A or B in English cause I spent so much time on maths.

So what I'm wondering is if I got AAABC for example... Could I leave the maths grade C off my ucas application? So it would just say AAAB.

And my advanced highers will be AAA in the 3 languages (sounds very arrogant that I'm predicting that but I don't see it going any other way)

It would be unbelievably unfair if someone who is so gifted at languages would be unable to get into top universities cause of a maths result!

I'm looking at universities like Durham, Warwick, UCL, St Andrews and Edinburgh. The English universities are more bothered about my advanced highers rather than my highers so I probably have a better chance with them? I wanted to apply to Cambridge but I guess that's out of the picture now...
Cambridge is not out of the picture, should still be ok if you are studying languages.

You can't not include the C grade.

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The C will still help, it increases you UCAS points or whatever they're called
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Cambridge is not out of the picture, should still be ok if you are studying languages.

You can't not include the C grade.

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You're not the first person who has told me that Cambridge is still possible.
But almost all Scottish applicants have 5 A's at higher and 3 A's at advanced.
I'll have AAABC and 3 A's at advanced. It angers me so much because I do so well in the languages (in my prelims i got 99% in French and spanish and 96% in german, like I said I'll get around the same in the real exams) and studying 3 languages is very very rare... And a A/B in english & C in maths surely gives me no chance at Cambridge?
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The C will still help, it increases you UCAS points or whatever they're called
But it doesn't look good. If I did end up failing maths as that's also a possibility, then could I not mention it?
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But it doesn't look good. If I did end up failing maths as that's also a possibility, then could I not mention it?
You wouldnt mention a fail I dont think. Another thought I had was that if you only mention 4 Highers 1 is a B it looks a lot worse than 5 Highers with 1 B and 1 C.
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You wouldnt mention a fail I dont think. Another thought I had was that if you only mention 4 Highers 1 is a B it looks a lot worse than 5 Highers with 1 B and 1 C.
You think so? Hmm I don't know haha
But some universities eg St Andrews only state the requirements for 4 Highers, for languages it's AAAB, so surely if I applied there then AAAB would look better to them than AAABC
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So what I'm wondering is if I got AAABC for example... Could I leave the maths grade C off my ucas application? So it would just say AAAB.
No, you must include them all. However, I wouldn't worry if they're not relevant to what you're applying for.

I'm looking at universities like Durham, Warwick, UCL, St Andrews and Edinburgh. The English universities are more bothered about my advanced highers rather than my highers so I probably have a better chance with them? I wanted to apply to Cambridge but I guess that's out of the picture now...
You get five choices - aim for the stars with at least one.
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You think so? Hmm I don't know haha
But some universities eg St Andrews only state the requirements for 4 Highers, for languages it's AAAB, so surely if I applied there then AAAB would look better to them than AAABC
I don't see how that makes any sense, an extra C looks better than nothing lol
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Hello

Will be applying to university in a few months to study languages. I have just finished my highers and I am predicting 3 very high A's (95%-100%) in French, German and Spanish like I got in my prelims (I'm not being arrogant)

However the problem is my other subjects haven't went well. Predicting a C at best in maths which was the only subject I actually studied for and I'm predicting an A or B in English cause I spent so much time on maths.

So what I'm wondering is if I got AAABC for example... Could I leave the maths grade C off my ucas application? So it would just say AAAB.

And my advanced highers will be AAA in the 3 languages (sounds very arrogant that I'm predicting that but I don't see it going any other way)

It would be unbelievably unfair if someone who is so gifted at languages would be unable to get into top universities cause of a maths result!

I'm looking at universities like Durham, Warwick, UCL, St Andrews and Edinburgh. The English universities are more bothered about my advanced highers rather than my highers so I probably have a better chance with them? I wanted to apply to Cambridge but I guess that's out of the picture now...
Report all grades, otherwise your application is invalid or you could be thrown out of uni if it is discovered when you get there.

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You're not the first person who has told me that Cambridge is still possible.
But almost all Scottish applicants have 5 A's at higher and 3 A's at advanced.
I'll have AAABC and 3 A's at advanced. It angers me so much because I do so well in the languages (in my prelims i got 99% in French and spanish and 96% in german, like I said I'll get around the same in the real exams) and studying 3 languages is very very rare... And a A/B in english & C in maths surely gives me no chance at Cambridge?
If you get to the interview phase and do well on the admissions test (not sure if languages have one, but I assume they do) anything can happen, reach for the stars with one of your options if Cambridge is your dream uni (if you meet the entry requirements, most candidates get an interview I think, Doonesbury can confirm)
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(if you meet the entry requirements, most candidates get an interview I think, Doonesbury can confirm)
Approx 80%
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