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    I got UUU at A level the first time round, and then did a McDonalds apprenticeship for 15 months, but ended with no qualification. I'm retaking A levels this year, but will probably get UUU-EEE. My GCSE grades are all A*-B. I'm 20 years old. I've been rejected from all choices so far, so now I'm looking at foundation degrees through UCAS Extra/Clearing.

    I'm looking to do microbiology.
    You’re going to struggle to find any course I’m afraid.

    Have you looked into acess courses at your local college or open university entry modules. You really need to prove that you are able to study and pass level 3 courses before starting university. Even a foundation year would normally require more than E grades. Especially considering that you’re probably taking biology A level and want a degree in that subject?

    Do you know why you are expecting such low grades? Have you spoken to your teachers about how you can work towards a higher standard?
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