Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Can I leave an AS grade off my UCAS application? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Following 2 A*'s at GCSE in English Literature I received an E grade in my AS for English Literature (AQA). Believing this to be inaccurate, my school sent for my paper to be remarked, in which it was boosted up two grades to a C. I, along with my school still believe this to be inaccurate, and it will damage my university application. Can I just leave the grade C off of my UCAS application?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jjv27)
    Following 2 A*'s at GCSE in English Literature I received an E grade in my AS for English Literature (AQA). Believing this to be inaccurate, my school sent for my paper to be remarked, in which it was boosted up two grades to a C. I, along with my school still believe this to be inaccurate, and it will damage my university application. Can I just leave the grade C off of my UCAS application?
    Nope, you can't. UCAS could withdraw your whole application for all your choices if it was found out. And before you say it, yes, you will be found out since it is incredibly easy for Unis to check.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jjv27)
    Following 2 A*'s at GCSE in English Literature I received an E grade in my AS for English Literature (AQA). Believing this to be inaccurate, my school sent for my paper to be remarked, in which it was boosted up two grades to a C. I, along with my school still believe this to be inaccurate, and it will damage my university application. Can I just leave the grade C off of my UCAS application?
    No you can't: 'If we, or a university or college, have any reason to believe that you or your referee have:

    left out any relevant information, including qualifications you have completed, qualifications with an unsuccessful grade or qualifications for which you are still awaiting results . . . We have the right to cancel your application without refunding your application fee if we determine (having carried out any necessary checks), or have reasonable belief, that your application contains false information.'

    https://www.ucas.com/corporate/about...as-declaration
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Glassapple)
    No you can't: 'If we, or a university or college, have any reason to believe that you or your referee have:

    left out any relevant information, including qualifications you have completed, qualifications with an unsuccessful grade or qualifications for which you are still awaiting results . . . We have the right to cancel your application without refunding your application fee if we determine (having carried out any necessary checks), or have reasonable belief, that your application contains false information.'

    https://www.ucas.com/corporate/about...as-declaration
    Shame.Thanks for replying. Cant help but feel that this will seriously damage my Cambridge application though.
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jjv27)
    Shame.Thanks for replying. Cant help but feel that this will seriously damage my Cambridge application though.
    Make sure your school explain in your reference their doubts about its accuracy and why they are confident that you'll do much better at A level.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PQ)
    Make sure your school explain in your reference their doubts about its accuracy and why they are confident that you'll do much better at A level.
    Yeah I will do, that sounds like a good idea. Thank you
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Glassapple)
    No you can't: 'If we, or a university or college, have any reason to believe that you or your referee have:

    left out any relevant information, including qualifications you have completed, qualifications with an unsuccessful grade or qualifications for which you are still awaiting results . . . We have the right to cancel your application without refunding your application fee if we determine (having carried out any necessary checks), or have reasonable belief, that your application contains false information.'

    https://www.ucas.com/corporate/about...as-declaration
    I thought if you got a U grade at gcse AS or A level then you don't have to declare it because it's not a qualification?
    Online

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Luke7456)
    I thought if you got a U grade at gcse AS or A level then you don't have to declare it because it's not a qualification?
    You've asked and answered your own question.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Luke7456)
    I thought if you got a U grade at gcse AS or A level then you don't have to declare it because it's not a qualification?
    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    You've asked and answered your own question.
    You're wrong, it's still a qualification. U officially stands for 'unclassified' not 'ungraded', which means that a U is a grade that must be declared. The quote I posted from the UCAS website explains this where it says you must declare 'qualifications you have completed, qualifications with an unsuccessful grade', which means unclassified, which means a U. It's still a grade and you have to declare it. PQ for confirmation.
    Online

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Glassapple)
    You're wrong, it's still a qualification. U officially stands for 'unclassified' not 'ungraded', which means that a U is a grade that must be declared. The quote I posted from the UCAS website explains this where it says you must declare 'qualifications you have completed, qualifications with an unsuccessful grade', which means unclassified, which means a U. It's still a grade and you have to declare it. PQ for confirmation.
    Not sure why I'm being quoted. I said to Luke7456 that he had answered his own question by quoting your UCAS link. I was agreeing with you.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Not sure why I'm being quoted. I said to Luke7456 that he had answered his own question by quoting your UCAS link. I was agreeing with you.
    Sorry, to me it looked like you were disagreeing with me.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.