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Any Idea How to Get 20 UCAS Points In a Month? Watch

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    Don't wat to do foundation, a extra year and extra 10k.

    The unis anal, i'm 20 points short, key skills don't count, has to be ICT related.
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    What uni?
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    open uni corse?? duno how long they take to enroll for, I did one and it knocked my points up nicely
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    make your own website do like a project!
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    (Original post by morrisajm)
    make your own website do like a project!
    Yeah do something stupid like that, 20 points is like a joke isn't it?
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    Maybe you can retake a module to boost your grade?
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    You might be able to do a course with a Learn Direct centre, but it is really the wrong time of year for most things
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    There will be pretty much nothing open to you over the summer unfortunately.
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    resits, general studies, go through clearing to go to a different uni?
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    Ye I thought I’m pretty screwed, I got robed on the a-levels, 1 of my units came back as F/ungraded due to someone cheating. Was the last time my college was doing the course as well so couldn’t resit.

    The uni is university of Westminster, I wanted to do a 3 year network course. But because of the 20 points short I have to do a 4 year computer science with first year foundation. For one I don't want to do comp sci because its crap, secondly I don't want to do a extra year and 3rdly its like 10k a year :rolleyes:

    No other uni is a option really and it’s pretty late to change.
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    umm have you tried (I know its not ICT related) but speech and drama awards you could learn 3 pieces in a month and take the exam - that gives you a good number of UCAS points, as do the OU courses.
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    (Original post by Sam656)
    Don't wat to do foundation, a extra year and extra 10k.

    The unis anal, i'm 20 points short, key skills don't count, has to be ICT related.
    Get an E at AS level. Worked for me :yep:
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    Sorry to say but the shortest OU "interest" type course takes 5-6 months. 3 month work, 2-3 months till the exam board meets.
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    (Original post by Sam656)
    Don't wat to do foundation, a extra year and extra 10k.

    The unis anal, i'm 20 points short, key skills don't count, has to be ICT related.
    At this late stage, assuming 2 September 2009 is the deadline by which you have to meet your offer conditions (ie not just complete a course but also to get the results for it) you haven't much of a hope, really. So you are left with either taking the alternative they've offered you, or declining it and looking for something else in Clearing, or taking a year out and resitting.
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    I know that music grades give ucas points, around 40 if I'm not mistaken but I dont know if a month is enough to learn an instrument.
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    (Original post by cornford4)
    I know that music grades give ucas points, around 40 if I'm not mistaken but I dont know if a month is enough to learn an instrument.
    Trust me, it isn't, even for Grade 1 and you need a lot higher than that to get UCAS points for it.
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    (Original post by cornford4)
    I know that music grades give ucas points, around 40 if I'm not mistaken but I dont know if a month is enough to learn an instrument.
    Only if they're grade 5 or above, which would also mean having to sit a theory exam, and music exams take months to get a place on.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    Trust me, it isn't, even for Grade 1 and you need a lot higher than that to get UCAS points for it.
    Grade 8 with merit is only 70 points (:proud:), so grade 1 must be nothing. I think it's grade 5 and up that start doing points, and even then it's not a lot.
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    Ah, sorry OP I've only looked at grade 8 guitar. Also my number of UCAS points was wrong: http://www.ucas.com/students/ucas_tariff/tarifftables/

    overall bad post by me then
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    Its ok, guess i gotta bite the bullet and do the crappy comp sci foundation.

    maybe after first year i can switch courses.
 
 
 
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