Where should she apply for given her predicted A levels? If at all?

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skyblue11 Sun 06-Oct-13 20:48:10

DD was predicted BBC, after AS levels that's dropped to CCC which is only 240 points (plus 20 for AS and 30 for RAD ballet if the Uni takes these into consideration)
What should be be applying for realistically? It could be she pulls this back to BBC/BBB or worse case CCD? Where do you apply to in this case? And if she flunks altogether but still wants to go to uni what can she do to carry on with her dream? What if she doesn't get any offers?
She tried so hard and has slow processing problems, not dyslexic but just takes her ages to write essays etc.
I don't know how to help her, she spends all her time working bless her, I'm so afraid it will be wasted and she will get demoralised.

My DD has similar processing difficulties and also has 25% extra time for exams. She is in Year 11 and so currently choosing AS subjects. She is very keen on Psychology so I am really interested in what Kemmo feels are good subject choices. She wants to take Psychology, Biology and PE. Would I be right in thinking English would be the best 4th AS? By the end of L6th she may be clearer in her career aspirations and can drop whichever subject is least appropriate. She is toying with the idea of Geography for her 4th AS. Any advice gratefully received!

skyblue11 Sun 27-Oct-13 13:03:09

motherof they recommenced that you should take Biology and English for Psych, not all unis are interested that you have taken A level Psych as some cover it again as part of the course.

mindgone Sun 27-Oct-13 13:18:06

She may just do a lot better this year! It takes some kids longer to get the hang of A levels, and settle into a different kind of work. My DS got BCCC for his ASs, and improved them enormously in A2. Best of luck whatever she decides.

mindgone Sun 27-Oct-13 13:19:02

Oops, just realised I missed a page!

mumslife Sun 27-Oct-13 14:08:44

I have a daughter in year 12 whom i am beginning to think may be in a similar situation. Brother and father dyslexic and i would suspect she is mildly so. taking four essay based subjects and struggling with her grammar. never a problem at gcse level got a in these three subjects fourth is a new subject. will be watching this thread with interest. In fact may set up an individual thread

happilyconfused Mon 28-Oct-13 20:41:27

A vote for adjustment - there will be places. Plus apply for a degree with a foundation year as one of the five options. Lots of schools are tightening up on predicteds as there are now January re-sit opportunities.

SnowGo Sat 02-Nov-13 10:30:18

Getting good a-level results is not the be all and end all of life. A-levels never suited me and my school was too focused on everyone going to russell group unis. The stress made me burn out and I only recovered after I changed which course I had applied to do. They only wanted something like 220 points from 4 alevels so DDDE. I got CDDE at the end of it all. Yet at uni I'm definitely up there with the people who got As and Bs and am easily hitting the 2:1 band in my essays.

Some people dont suit alevels but will flourish at uni if they have the right attitude. Unis know this. Plus many unis drop their entry requirements when clearing opens up so theres still a chance. Let her apply to unis around the CCC mark and cross the clearing/ gap year bridge when you get to it.

BrigitBigKnickers Sun 03-Nov-13 17:02:40

We visited Hertfordshire today (although my DD interested in a different subject.)

Really nice place- lovely new accomodation going up for 2014 entrants. Some of the facilities are great and the Forum- venue is amazing their for nightlife etc.

Seems to have a big psychology department and accredited too.

Close to London easy to get to.

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