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    So i did bad in my as levels and i switched to btec. Now im doing my ucas application and i have to declare my bad as grades in the appliction. How could i positively talk about that one year of doing AS levels in my personal statement? I dont want to leave a year blank, as they can see my grades and so id rather talk about what benefits i got from doing AS levels for a year.
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    interesting question, i want to know too.
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    What course are you applying for? Assuming its a more vocational option you could talk about how you have discovered that you prefer to learn about applications and theory together as opposed to just theory on its own and/or that you find that you find continuous assessment and more coursework tasks better suited to how you learn?

    Note: this only works if you are applying to degrees that reflect these preferences.
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    Im going to apply for computer science. I used to do maths, physics, chemistry and sociology.
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    (Original post by Vigilantis)
    Im going to apply for computer science. I used to do maths, physics, chemistry and sociology.
    Did you take an IT/Computing BTEC?
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Did you take an IT/Computing BTEC?
    yep and also core maths
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    Your referee is best placed to talk about the more negative aspects of you/your application. Focus on your interest in CS
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    (Original post by Vigilantis)
    yep and also core maths
    I wouldn't use up too much space on it but its worth mentioning something like you weren't interested in pursuing 2/3 of your other subjects in A level and wanted to focus your studies on computer science (say you kept maths because of its relevancy to computer science) as well as gaining practical experience, also I assume you had to do a short IT related work placement with a company - talk about that
 
 
 
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