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I just sat my AS Exams for Further Maths, for our teacher assessed grades and I'm positive that I got around a C. My teacher said that he is basing out UCAS predicted grades off of these tests.

I'm likely to get around an A*A*A in my other subjects but I feel like a relatively poor grade such as a C would hold me back. I've emailed a few unis and they've said they make offers based on all grades.

Would I still have a chance to get into A*A*A/ A*AA schools for university? Keep in mind that the course is computer science and they do not require further maths but it is preffered.
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Your AS grade isnt going to matter - Unis will all look at only your 3 A level grades.
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Your AS grade isnt going to matter - Unis will all look at only your 3 A level grades.
Thanks for the response I know that but my teacher says he will base our predicted grades for UCAS on our AS grades (I'm in year 12 btw). Which is why I'm a bit worried about not doing well in it.
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Thanks for the response I know that but my teacher says he will base our predicted grades for UCAS on our AS grades (I'm in year 12 btw). Which is why I'm a bit worried about not doing well in it.
But your predicted grades will be for your three A level subjects and will be based on your performance in those subjects - not a subject you are only taking to AS.
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But your predicted grades will be for your three A level subjects and will be based on your performance in those subjects - not a subject you are only taking to AS.
Sorry I forgot to mention but I do 4 subjects which is why I was more nervous about the grades Further Maths being the fourth
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If one A level grade is going to be that weak then you might like to consider dropping it and concentrating on the three that matter,
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Sorry I forgot to mention but I do 4 subjects which is why I was more nervous about the grades Further Maths being the fourth
I don't consider a C at AS level to be that bad, it's perfectly possible to significantly improve by the time of the A level exams. Plus I find it hard to believe your teacher can base their predictions only on this one set of exams whatever they say, they will have to use more evidence that that so I expect they are just trying to motivate people to revise hard. Plus if your other predictions are A*A*A then you are still likely to get offers even if your FM prediction is a C.
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You’ve got 6 months before the early ucas deadline and 9 months to the normal deadline to demonstrate to your teacher that you’re working at a higher level in FM and likely to get a higher grade.

Ucas predictions are a teacher judgement. If they can see that you’ve worked hard over the summer and upped your grades and performance then they’ll almost always take that into account.
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