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The situation is that in my A-Levels i did very poorly due to a multitude of factors such as constant moving, terrible sixth form and discriminatory staff. Now in university I have definitely improved and shown my capabilities and am achieving high 2:1's in almost all of my assignments and am working towards a first according to my lecturers.
I would have to transfer to a university in London due to my family relocating but I am worried that my poor a-level grades will oversee my improvement now as many universities require the first year entry requirements to be met and my achievements from that period is not at all a reflection of who I am now.
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Don’t worry. They’ll see how you’re doing at university and that’ll help balance out the low alevel grades.
They may ask you to restart year 1 with them but that’s fairly common
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Don’t worry. They’ll see how you’re doing at university and that’ll help balance out the low alevel grades.
They may ask you to restart year 1 with them but that’s fairly common
I am currently in second year, going onto third year so I can imagine its nearly impossible to get into a third year module so I really don't mind repeating second year. If anything it'll give me more time to improve but I'm not sure about restarting from first year. Do you think this applies for top universities within London too?
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I am currently in second year, going onto third year so I can imagine its nearly impossible to get into a third year module so I really don't mind repeating second year. If anything it'll give me more time to improve but I'm not sure about restarting from first year. Do you think this applies for top universities within London too?
The best advice is to get your ucas application in asap. Assessing compatibility of your previous study with the first year of the degrees you’re applying to takes a lot of time and effort so the sooner you apply the sooner that can start.

Some universities and courses specifically state that they don’t accept applications for 2nd year entry. But that should be clear on either ucas or the university website or both.
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The best advice is to get your ucas application in asap. Assessing compatibility of your previous study with the first year of the degrees you’re applying to takes a lot of time and effort so the sooner you apply the sooner that can start.

Some universities and courses specifically state that they don’t accept applications for 2nd year entry. But that should be clear on either ucas or the university website or both.
Ill definitely make sure to do that. Do you think it's worth applying to the top universities with pretty high a level requirements or would it just be a rejection ultimately?
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Ill definitely make sure to do that. Do you think it's worth applying to the top universities with pretty high a level requirements or would it just be a rejection ultimately?
You need to check with them directly.

If they’re encouraging then apply. If they would automatically reject you then they’ll say so. Make sure that you explain that you’re in yr 2 and will be applying to enter into yr 2.
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You need to check with them directly.

If they’re encouraging then apply. If they would automatically reject you then they’ll say so. Make sure that you explain that you’re in yr 2 and will be applying to enter into yr 2.
Great, thank you. Ill post updates here if all goes well hopefully!
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