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    Ok I know grades are important, yeah, but let's say you have a spectacular person statement, and I mean ON POINT. Your required grades are ABB but you managed to get BCD. The university you applied to is well-known but not Cambridge or oxford e.g. Kings or Queens Mary. Also, you have applied to universities that are good but not on the top of the leaderboard e.g. Uni of Hertfordshire or South Bank London.

    Remember, you have a really good personal statement and your B grade (the best one you achieved) is of the course u want to do in university, the other two are quite irrelevant. Will these unis accept you?
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    Probably not no.
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    Almost definitely, no. There's only so much a personal statement can do, and therefore most of the institutions you mentioned would rather take in someone with a slightly worse personal statement but with grades that meet/exceed their entry requirements. For most courses, there's more applicants than places, so a person missing the grades by quite a lot would not be considered.
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    what were your predicted grades
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    D*(btec) D(btec) C(a-level).
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    what were your predicted grades
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    (Original post by aj89754)
    D*(btec) D(btec) C(a-level).
    wait you were predicted a D* and D but you Got B and a C ? , plz elaborate
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    If you have predictions that low your application for an ABB course will be rejected at the first sift. The Uni wont even glance at your PS.

    If you have an offer of ABB, then results of BCD will also get you an instant rejection in August. No-one is going to bother with your astonishing PS at that stage as you clearly are not up to it academically.

    If a Uni made you an offer of CCC then results of BCD might be acceptable - assuming that the D was not in a specified subject.
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    No that was just a quick story I made up. In my first year I got a Merit in BTEC Health and social care and one D in Media Studies AS level. I am not sure what i might achieve next yr
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    wait you were predicted a D* and D but you Got B and a C ? , plz elaborate
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    Ok my uni says my requirements are Distinction, Distinction and a B in my a level. so thats DDB. I am predicted a D*, D and C.
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    If you have predictions that low your application for an ABB course will be rejected at the first sift. The Uni wont even glance at your PS.

    If you have an offer of ABB, then results of BCD will also get you an instant rejection in August. No-one is going to bother with your astonishing PS at that stage as you clearly are not up to it academically.

    If a Uni made you an offer of CCC then results of BCD might be acceptable - assuming that the D was not in a specified subject.
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    (Original post by aj89754)
    No that was just a quick story I made up. In my first year I got a Merit in BTEC Health and social care and one D in Media Studies AS level. I am not sure what i might achieve next yr
    ok i still don't have the foggiest clue what u mean , soo i'm just gonna go with the majority here
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    (Original post by aj89754)
    Ok my uni says my requirements are Distinction, Distinction and a B in my a level. so thats DDB. I am predicted a D*, D and C.
    It all depends on the Uni subject - and your qualification subjects - ie. what parts of your qualification profile are considered critical to that Uni for that course.

    You should never assume that a Uni will make an offer if your predictions dont meet their stated requirements - in your case (because its a BTEC and A level combo) you need to contact each Uni and ask if they will consider you. A 'points' Uni will probably be more flexible than a 'grade' Uni - but there is no certainty of this. They may say 'apply anyway' but that doesn't of course guarantee you an offer.
 
 
 
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