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    Hi, I was predicted ABB originally, and I applied to York University and Keele for Economics and Finance and Accountancy and Finance respectively. This was not an overestimation as I was on track to get these grades. However, I think I've achieved very poor grades in the end, my statistics in maths and Core 3 went particularly badly, and my economics and business studies were new specs but I think I've achieved around a B or C in those (estimating). I'm looking at applying to Bangor University (I know it's not a great university), and they require 104 ucas points normally. My question is, do I have a chance of getting in to this university or another similar university with BCD or BCE. I realise the maths grade will be VERY poor but if they ask me about my interests I have quite a few arguments, such as pretty good GCSEs , work experience and my interest. I also have grade 7 piano at merit and grade 6 theory at merit which count to about 19 of the 104 ucas points. (Bangor do count these towards the point goal)

    I know the Maths is very bad but I could argue that the maths in the course is not complex, and only differentiation is used, which I excelled at during my A-Level.

    Do you think they would accept about 95 ucas points? I know it's not a very well known university, so please don't comment on the university's rank or that I shouldn't be going to university this year as I am confident in my choice, however I will resit the 2 modules if I do not get in through clearing.

    Also: Help about applying next year is appreciated such as my application with a poor maths grade, and what to do about references if I resit as an external candidate.
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    Hi, I was predicted ABB originally, and I applied to York University and Keele for Economics and Finance and Accountancy and Finance respectively. This was not an overestimation as I was on track to get these grades. However, I think I've achieved very poor grades in the end, my statistics in maths and Core 3 went particularly badly, and my economics and business studies were new specs but I think I've achieved around a B or C in those (estimating). I'm looking at applying to Bangor University (I know it's not a great university), and they require 104 ucas points normally. My question is, do I have a chance of getting in to this university or another similar university with BCD or BCE. I realise the maths grade will be VERY poor but if they ask me about my interests I have quite a few arguments, such as pretty good GCSEs , work experience and my interest. I also have grade 7 piano at merit and grade 6 theory at merit which count to about 19 of the 104 ucas points. (Bangor do count these towards the point goal)

    I know the Maths is very bad but I could argue that the maths in the course is not complex, and only differentiation is used, which I excelled at during my A-Level.

    Do you think they would accept about 95 ucas points? I know it's not a very well known university, so please don't comment on the university's rank or that I shouldn't be going to university this year as I am confident in my choice, however I will resit the 2 modules if I do not get in through clearing.

    Also: Help about applying next year is appreciated such as my application with a poor maths grade, and what to do about references if I resit as an external candidate.
    A lot of people think they've done badly and are then surprised on results day. It's good to plan, but going from ABB to BCE is a huge drop, and would usually be noticed earlier. It's not impossible, but it's far more likely that you're just panicking.

    But if you do get bad grades, there's no point in going to uni for the sake of it. Do you actually want Bangor, or do you just think they'd accept you? It sounds like you don't really want to go there as you've said you think it's a bad uni. Imagine talking to someone in 15 years time - would you prefer to say you went to Bangor, or that you took a year out to resit and go somewhere else? You need to do whichever you'll be proud of.

    If you do reapply, you would usually ask your old school for a reference. If you're taking lessons for the resit subjects then you could use your teacher for those instead. It is possible to use a reference from employment or volunteering, but as you've so recently been in education then an academic reference is better.
 
 
 

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