Where can I get a UCAS reference from?

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I’m on my second gap yr, planning on to take the summer exams and can’t get one from my previous sixth form.

plus I don’t have a job or anything.. I’m screwed 😔
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I’m on my second gap yr, planning on to take the summer exams and can’t get one from my previous sixth form.

plus I don’t have a job or anything.. I’m screwed 😔
Why can't you get one from your previous sixth form? They should have written one for you when you were there just in case and should still have it on file. If not, they can use your old reports (which they will definitely have) I would call them and check if that is the case, it certainly would be of you were at my school.
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Why can't you get one from your previous sixth form? They should have written one for you when you were there just in case and should still have it on file. If not, they can use your old reports (which they will definitely have) I would call them and check if that is the case, it certainly would be of you were at my school.
Seconding this, I'm also on a second gap year and my sixth form had absolutely no issues doing my reference for me - they even let me sign up with the school's buzzword so they could properly help with my application.
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Why can't you get one from your previous sixth form? They should have written one for you when you were there just in case and should still have it on file. If not, they can use your old reports (which they will definitely have) I would call them and check if that is the case, it certainly would be of you were at my school.
I didn’t apply to uni while I was at sixth form, so they never had to write me one. Last year also, when I went to them they said they can’t give me a predicted grade higher than what I achieved in my exams (in 2019) and they were really unwilling towards my uni application and kept trying to push me towards apprenticeship. My head of sixth form told me to see the uni guidance person and they sent me to my subjects teacher and the subject teacher sent me back to my head of yr, it was literally back and forth between these people through email and appointments and a whole month passed with no progress to anyone doing the reference, I was getting more and more worried about UCAS deadlines as well so I gave up on them and I ended up getting a private tutor last yr who then did my reference. Unfortunately I lost contact with my tutor from last yr. literally can’t get through with the same stress by chasing my teachers from my previous sixth form, they don’t care about pupil who did badly in exams and they don’t let you resit there either. I felt like such a hassle to them last yr, can’t imagine how it would be if I go back again a second year, especially since it didn’t work out last year anyways.
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