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    My grades for AS were really bad, so i ended up doing BTEC because i didnt want to resit or risk not going to university. Im now filling in my UCAS application and i heard that i have to declare ALL my grades. My AS grades were really bad, will a university decline me as a result of this?
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    (Original post by Vigilantis)
    My grades for AS were really bad, so i ended up doing BTEC because i didnt want to resit or risk not going to university. Im now filling in my UCAS application and i heard that i have to declare ALL my grades. My AS grades were really bad, will a university decline me as a result of this?
    If your AS grades are linear (the new course) you don't have to declare them.
    - unless you drop the subject, then declare them.
    If your AS grades are from the old course you have to declare them.
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    No it won't. I got ABCD at AS level and got offers from all 5 unis. I dropped the one I got an A in and resat the one I got a D in.
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    If your AS grades are linear (the new course) you don't have to declare them.
    Are you sure this is correct? Though I don't have any linear AS-levels myself, I am still interested. From the reformed A-levels FAQ:

    Reformed AS qualifications will be automatically certificated and there is no concept of ‘cashing in’. All achieved qualifications must be entered in Apply.
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    As far as im concerned you do have to declare the new linear exam grades
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    (Original post by shroomie)
    Are you sure this is correct? Though I don't have any linear AS-levels myself, I am still interested. From the reformed A-levels FAQ:

    Reformed AS qualifications will be automatically certificated and there is no concept of ‘cashing in’. All achieved qualifications must be entered in Apply.
    It is indeed. Since the new AS grades 'don't count', they technically don't exist.
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    Some universities have stopped caring about AS Levels due to this new reform. Bath is one example. They want to give all students an equal advantage, so have placed an extra emphasis on GCSEs.
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    i got in with Cs and Ds because of what my subjects were
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    (Original post by Synonym)
    As far as im concerned you do have to declare the new linear exam grades
    No - my former head of sixth form, who has had years of experience in UCAS said that with the new AS (linear) you don't have to declare them.

    The old scheme you do have to declare them.
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    (Original post by Synonym)
    As far as im concerned you do have to declare the new linear exam grades
    Why would you declare AS exams when they contribute nothing to your final grade (for the new courses)?
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Why would you declare AS exams when they contribute nothing to your final grade (for the new courses)?
    they dont contribute anything to the final grade *if you continue with that subject*....if you drop the subject for example if its a 4th AS then its cashed in and therefore you have to declare it...same thing applied as if you drop it for any other reason...

    my school has told me other wise so yh...
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    (Original post by Synonym)
    they dont contribute anything to the final grade *if you continue with that subject*....if you drop the subject for example if its a 4th AS then its cashed in and therefore you have to declare it
    Yes in that case - I presumed OP was still carrying on.
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Yes in that case - I presumed OP was still carrying on.
    im guessing if he had to switch to a btec for some reason he must've dropped his alevels (or continued with a few whilst doing a btec @ the same time..) all good
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    If your AS grades are linear (the new course) you don't have to declare them.

    If your AS grades are from the old course you have to declare them.
    Please stop with the misinformation. If you sat external exams and received a qualification they HAVE to be declared as all qualifications must be declared. Whether they contribute to final grade or not is irrelevant.

    Only internally sat mock exams at school dont get declared as theyre not a qualification.
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    (Original post by Vigilantis)
    My grades for AS were really bad, so i ended up doing BTEC because i didnt want to resit or risk not going to university. Im now filling in my UCAS application and i heard that i have to declare ALL my grades. My AS grades were really bad, will a university decline me as a result of this?
    This is honestly something that will vary between institutions. Obviously mucking up AS isn't going to be an advantage, so be realistic with where you apply, but it shouldn't be something that completely stops you getting offers if your application is otherwise competitive.
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    I got DEU in my first year. I then retook, added ALL of my grades in my UCAS application and am now at Warwick studying Biomedical Science.
    So no, it shouldn't.
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    (Original post by Epitype)
    I got DEU in my first year. I then retook, added ALL of my grades in my UCAS application and am now at Warwick studying Biomedical Science.
    So no, it shouldn't.
    the problem is that i dropped a levels and i took btec. :/ so im stuck with these bad AS grades
 
 
 

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