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    So, I'm 25 and I did my A-levels for the first time in 2010 and got BDD. This year I did distance learning, redoing one of my original A levels and taking one entirely new one, so now overall I have A* A* B D. The B and the D are from 2010, whereas the two A*s are from 2017.

    I want to apply to Durham for 2018. Is it a problem that my A-levels are from different times? I did notice on the foundation course info page that you could apply for that if you were a mature student whose A-levels are from long ago. I wouldn't be averse to doing the foundation course, but I'd rather not.

    The course I'm going for is Japanese BA and the requirements are AAB. Do I stand a good chance, or not? If not, why not?

    Also, I know Durham goes off grades but I'm just curious about my UCAS points. I'm a bit out of the loop because it's changed now. I calculated my UCAS points at 176, counting the D that I got ages ago. Sounds high. Is this correct? Does that mean that you could in theory just do 10 A-Levels, get Es in them all and still go to a good university with your 160 UCAS points? lol.
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    It depends what you're applying for. A*A*B is considered better than AAA and probably little worse than an A*AA
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    (Original post by lemonsarehere)
    you could in theory just do 10 A-Levels, get Es in them all and still go to a good university with your 160 UCAS points? lol.
    Good universities tend not to make offers based on UCAS points but on actual grades (e.g. AAB).
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    (Original post by NoTreason)
    It depends what you're applying for. A*A*B is considered better than AAA and probably little worse than an A*AA
    Will they be put off by the fact that I got a D in something?

    I will have to submit my original grades, plus my new grades. So presumably they will see that I used to have BDD and then improved to A* A* B D.
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    Will they be put off by the fact that I got a D in something?

    I will have to submit my original grades, plus my new grades. So presumably they will see that I used to have BDD and then improved to A* A* B D.
    No, anything more than three A-levels is considered extra
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    You'll be able to spin your experience quite nicely in your PS, especially if you've been doing something relevant/productive since you finished school. The bottom line is that you exceed the minimum requirements, so I would think you stand a decent chance. Good luck!

    Some universities used to say 'xxx points from a maximum of yyy A-levels' so you wouldn't get in with ten grade Es, nice try though!
 
 
 
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