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Basically I hated sixthform every single minute of it and I felt so down and depressed during exams, I genuinely believe I’ve achieved EEU. I have an unconditional offer. Should I take it no matter what I get? Are employers really bothered about A levels if you have a first or a 2:1? Any help is greatly appreciated
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How did you get the unconditional and which uni
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I guess they liked the personal statement and predicted grades? Nottingham Trent uni to do criminology!
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Which uni gave you the unconditional? What are your predicted grades?
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Nottingham Trent, and they were BBB, but I’m far from that trust me
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(Original post by louisee88)
Basically I hated sixthform every single minute of it and I felt so down and depressed during exams, I genuinely believe I’ve achieved EEU. I have an unconditional offer. Should I take it no matter what I get? Are employers really bothered about A levels if you have a first or a 2:1? Any help is greatly appreciated
If you are 100% sure that you ruined your A levels, then I strongly advise you to take the unconditonal. Once you get to uni, your A levels grades become irrelevant. No reputable employer would be interested in your A level grades.
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If you are 100% sure that you ruined your A levels, then I strongly advise you to take the unconditonal. Once you get to uni, your A levels grades become irrelevant. No reputable employer would be interested in your A level grades.
Honestly you’ve made me feel so much better and I can’t thank you enough!!
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Honestly you’ve made me feel so much better and I can’t thank you enough!!
Let me bring you down to earth then. If your level of motivation, work and attainment is as low as you imply it is then how do you think you are going to succeed at university? If you have doubts about this then the loan repayments you will saddle yourself with may not be a worthwhile burden to take on. Further, employers are interested in A-level grades, as well as degree attainment. Many screen out applicants with lesser A-level attainment; they seek a record of consistent and continued success.
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Let me bring you down to earth then. If your level of motivation, work and attainment is as low as you imply it is then how do you think you are going to succeed at university? If you have doubts about this then the loan repayments you will saddle yourself with may not be a worthwhile burden to take on. Further, employers are interested in A-level grades, as well as degree attainment. Many screen out applicants with lesser A-level attainment; they seek a record of consistent and continued success.
I genuinely felt awful the entire year of my last year at sixthform, hence the lack of effort and grades. Thank you for your comment though I have taken it into consideration. I just can’t bare the thought of going back to resit for another year, however I really want to go to university and proceed to build a career for myself.
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Let me bring you down to earth then. If your level of motivation, work and attainment is as low as you imply it is then how do you think you are going to succeed at university? If you have doubts about this then the loan repayments you will saddle yourself with may not be a worthwhile burden to take on. Further, employers are interested in A-level grades, as well as degree attainment. Many screen out applicants with lesser A-level attainment; they seek a record of consistent and continued success.
I have also been thinking about becoming an external candidate and resitting my exams in first year, as I am aware my specific course doesn’t have exams, only essays at the end of the year, but then again that will take some hard hard grafting
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You may well have done better than you think. Perhaps if you haven't done too well, taking the unconditional might be a good idea but only if uni is really for you and you really want to make a go of it. I think employers will look at your degree result in first instances but will also see your A levels and GCSE results. I know somebody who didn't do too well in their A levels as they became very low and depressed but they are now at uni and are absolutely flying!
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Basically I hated sixthform every single minute of it and I felt so down and depressed during exams, I genuinely believe I’ve achieved EEU. I have an unconditional offer. Should I take it no matter what I get? Are employers really bothered about A levels if you have a first or a 2:1? Any help is greatly appreciated
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You may well have done better than you think. Perhaps if you haven't done too well, taking the unconditional might be a good idea but only if uni is really for you and you really want to make a go of it. I think employers will look at your degree result in first instances but will also see your A levels and GCSE results. I know somebody who didn't do too well in their A levels as they became very low and depressed but they are now at uni and are absolutely flying!
At the time of exams I was struggling so bad and never been in a place like it but I know I’ve always wanted to go to uni and make a life for myself! Has your friend ever been held back by their A levels?
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Let me bring you down to earth then. If your level of motivation, work and attainment is as low as you imply it is then how do you think you are going to succeed at university? If you have doubts about this then the loan repayments you will saddle yourself with may not be a worthwhile burden to take on. Further, employers are interested in A-level grades, as well as degree attainment. Many screen out applicants with lesser A-level attainment; they seek a record of consistent and continued success.
I agree with your point on university but I don't think your point on employers is accurate. Can you share examples of employers who ask for A levels grades?
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If you are 100% sure that you ruined your A levels, then I strongly advise you to take the unconditonal. Once you get to uni, your A levels grades become irrelevant. No reputable employer would be interested in your A level grades.
Don't worry about it. As long as you work hard during uni, you should be fine.
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They didn't get into their firm or insurance universities because of their grades and didn't have an unconditional. It was a very popular course though so maybe why they didn't get a look in. However, they are now at a uni that they enjoy so all is well!
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At the time of exams I was struggling so bad and never been in a place like it but I know I’ve always wanted to go to uni and make a life for myself! Has your friend ever been held back by their A levels?
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I agree with your point on university but I don't think your point on employers is accurate. Can you share examples of employers who ask for A levels grades?
So you’re saying not all employers will look at your A level grades and judge you from that?
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So you’re saying not all employers will look at your A level grades and judge you from that?
I personally have not heard of any employer asking for A level grades. The standard requirement is a 2.1.

Maybe the top law firms might ask for them, but not sure and I doubt it. Notoriety, I think, is the best person to know about Law reqs.
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I personally have not heard of any employer asking for A level grades. The standard requirement is a 2.1.

Maybe the top law firms might ask for them, but not sure and I doubt it. Notoriety, I think, is the best person to know about Law reqs.
Good job I’m not going for a law firm then! Thank you so much for your help!
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I personally have not heard of any employer asking for A level grades. The standard requirement is a 2.1.

Maybe the top law firms might ask for them, but not sure and I doubt it. Notoriety, I think, is the best person to know about Law reqs.
They are not uncommon in banking, law, IT even.
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I personally have not heard of any employer asking for A level grades. The standard requirement is a 2.1.

Maybe the top law firms might ask for them, but not sure and I doubt it. Notoriety, I think, is the best person to know about Law reqs.
Many, many law firms have minimum A level requirements for their training contracts, usually AAB/ABB/BBB - these are well advertised on their websites and on lawcareers.net.

OP isn't applying for Law but it does prove that some employers will ask for A level grades
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