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    I received a U in GCSE Music as I didn't submit coursework or sit the exams. This was because I was getting incredibly anxious about performing and the lack of consistent teachers meant that I had not completed coursework. As a result, my teacher agreed that I didn't have to attend the lessons and I effectively didn't take music even though my head of year refused to let me drop it as I was doing well in my other subjects. My head of sixth form says she'll write in my reference about the circumstances surrounding the U as she believes it wasn't my fault and doesn't reflect my capabilities.

    Despite this, I'm worried that this U will be quite a large flaw on my uni application and will affect my chances of getting offers. I am applying for Law at Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Warwick and Leeds. My other qualifications are 5 A*s and 6As at GCSE, 2 As at AS and A*A*A + A in EPQ A-level predictions.

    I'd appreciate if anyone has an opinion on how unis will look at the U and whether my head of sixth form's comment in my reference will make a difference.
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    Unless you don't apply to Oxford
    Your fine
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    1. It's Music
    2. It's a GCSE
    Literally don't even worry about it. I have friends who got U's at AS & A2 in relevant subjects who still got onto A*AA courses.
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    Unless you don't apply to Oxford
    Your fine
    Unless they are applying for Music it won't matter.

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    Unless they are applying for Music it won't matter.

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    (Original post by Phoebe-27)
    I received a U in GCSE Music as I didn't submit coursework or sit the exams. This was because I was getting incredibly anxious about performing and the lack of consistent teachers meant that I had not completed coursework. As a result, my teacher agreed that I didn't have to attend the lessons and I effectively didn't take music even though my head of year refused to let me drop it as I was doing well in my other subjects. My head of sixth form says she'll write in my reference about the circumstances surrounding the U as she believes it wasn't my fault and doesn't reflect my capabilities.

    Despite this, I'm worried that this U will be quite a large flaw on my uni application and will affect my chances of getting offers. I am applying for Law at Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Warwick and Leeds. My other qualifications are 5 A*s and 6As at GCSE, 2 As at AS and A*A*A + A in EPQ A-level predictions.

    I'd appreciate if anyone has an opinion on how unis will look at the U and whether my head of sixth form's comment in my reference will make a difference.
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    they won't take any notice of it.
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    Sorry but if you have even just 1 U at GCSE, your only option is to go to London Met. They are the only uni who will accept you. Either that or you'll have to do BTEC Level 3 Health & Beauty.

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