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Hi, so I am an external candidate for only one a level subject. Whilst I am doing this a level through NEC - a platform with tutors that mark your work etc, I am sitting this exam at my college. I got my predicted grade not too long ago and a reference.

It's an A, but I had extenuating circumstances which meant delays in handing in work, not as accurate etc etc. I got a 9 in GCSEs, and so I was wondering whether I have to submit the A to UCAS? If someone else can provide me with a reference, then will I have to use this grade?

I will predict myself an A*. It wouldn't work if I were to use the NEC reference but not the predicted grade right? I am very confused on how this is meant to work, so I would appreciate any help.

Thank you!
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(Original post by fascinatedatom)
Hi, so I am an external candidate for only one a level subject. Whilst I am doing this a level through NEC - a platform with tutors that mark your work etc, I am sitting this exam at my college. I got my predicted grade not too long ago and a reference.

It's an A, but I had extenuating circumstances which meant delays in handing in work, not as accurate etc etc. I got a 9 in GCSEs, and so I was wondering whether I have to submit the A to UCAS? If someone else can provide me with a reference, then will I have to use this grade?

I will predict myself an A*. It wouldn't work if I were to use the NEC reference but not the predicted grade right? I am very confused on how this is meant to work, so I would appreciate any help.

Thank you!
Your predicted grades are listed by your referee, so you can't used the NEC reference but not their predicted grade.

A reference that's by someone else who doesn't know you in an academic context will hold less value.

Unis know predicted grades aren't an exact science, so I'd say just apply with the NEC reference and the A. If your application is otherwise strong, this shouldn't be an issue. Your extenuating circumstances should be described in your reference though.
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Hello, thank you for your reply and suggestion. The only reason why I am so gutted about it not being an A* is because if I dont get into uni, thats literally it for me. Going to uni is escaping my abusive household so I wanted to try and maximise my chances of getting into UCL which is my 1st choice. If the reference has been written by a private tutor that has tutored me, it would be okay?
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