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    (Original post by liam189)
    If one had recieved a unconditional offer from a RG uni
    for law but then ****ed up at A level and got DDD would you resit the year or just go into the first year of uni and forget about those A level they had got
    What were the main reasons you got Ds do you think?
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    (Original post by worldender)
    Since there were no extenuating circumstances, how did you balls up so badly?
    I suspect OP just hadn't looked ahead to the job application stage and had no idea that his A'level grades would be such an important criteria in his ability to get a training contract and qualify as a solicitor in the longer term.
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    (Original post by 06moca1)
    Are you aware of how hard it will be to get a training contract?
    i wasnt previously aware of how hard it was going to be however not all firms will look at A levels will they ?
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    (Original post by worldender)
    Since there were no extenuating circumstances, how did you balls up so badly?
    i got too complacent when i recieved my unconditonal offer from the uni i wanted to go too as i was predicted As at A level i thought i would get them as easy as i did at AS level but i didnt
    i massively ****ed up i already knew i was going to uni i wanted to go to due to my unconditional offer
    i would say that was the root cause of my downfall at A levels
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    What were the main reasons you got Ds do you think?
    when i got my unconditional offer to the uni i wanted i started to get to complacent and not really be as bothered as much as i i wouldve been as i got into the uni i wanted
    so i think that was the root cause of it as i got As at AS level i think i got to confident with how much revision i should and shouldnt do aswell
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    The quicker you speak to someone about it the better. Go to student servies and student finance at your university and see what they say. Also try and speak to someone in your faculty to see whether it is possible (they have probably had to deal with this type of situation before).

    It might not make sense if you are committed to the course, and will be liable for the year's fees. But it is worthwhile investigating this ASAP - the longer you leave it the less likely that it will be possible.
    yeah i will speak the relevant people at uni and see what they say about my current situation or even speak to my tutor about it and see what they say about my current situation as it is a awkward situation i am in
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    If there's a damn good reason why they got DDD and not the A*s and As needed to get into the RG uni, that's fine. But if they just slacked off and gave up ("Oh, there's no point, I'm getting in anyway"), they're foolish; what if something went wrong at the uni and they have to then leave? Other RG unis won't then take them on with their DDD.....
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    (Original post by liam189)
    when i got my unconditional offer to the uni i wanted i started to get to complacent and not really be as bothered as much as i i wouldve been as i got into the uni i wanted
    so i think that was the root cause of it as i got As at AS level i think i got to confident with how much revision i should and shouldnt do aswell
    Personally if I were you I would retake and get those Bs / As. There is no rush in starting work and uni and one year literally will make no difference. I don’t know the sector but I do know I did the same with my A levels and I always regretted it (well, sort of - no major regrets just looking back I was in such a rush to go to uni at the same time as my friends but really, that makes no difference). Having bad a levels always made me question myself and it took me a long time to realise I was just as smart as those who got A stars, I just hadn’t focussed. It would be good for your own confidence I think
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    (Original post by ElAshtonio)
    If there's a damn good reason why they got DDD and not the A*s and As needed to get into the RG uni, that's fine. But if they just slacked off and gave up ("Oh, there's no point, I'm getting in anyway"), they're foolish; what if something went wrong at the uni and they have to then leave? Other RG unis won't then take them on with their DDD.....
    i think i got to complacent with my work when i recieved this unconditonal offer as it was the uni i really wanted to go and in hindsight it was a very big error of judgement i was predicted As and Bs for A level and yeah i know what you mean
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Personally if I were you I would retake and get those Bs / As. There is no rush in starting work and uni and one year literally will make no difference. I don’t know the sector but I do know I did the same with my A levels and I always regretted it (well, sort of - no major regrets just looking back I was in such a rush to go to uni at the same time as my friends but really, that makes no difference). Having bad a levels always made me question myself and it took me a long time to realise I was just as smart as those who got A stars, I just hadn’t focussed. It would be good for your own confidence I think
    i am a few weeks into my course and i was really disappointed with my A levels as i did sô well at AS level
    i am looking into possibly resitting them as a private candidate or even taking a year out to resit my A levels or resit them at a later date after university
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    It would bite you round the neck in the future
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    (Original post by liam189)
    i am a few weeks into my course and i was really disappointed with my A levels as i did sô well at AS level
    i am looking into possibly resitting them as a private candidate or even taking a year out to resit my A levels or resit them at a later date after university
    Make your mind up quickly. Time's a ticking, and you have pretty much* consigned yourself to a non-legal career as things stand.

    *excluding miracles or a complete change in approach of the legal profession.
 
 
 

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