Failed your A levels? Don’t panic, 3 ways you can still get your degree – Unitas

Failed your A levels? Don’t panic, 3 ways you can still get your degree

A level results day is the most stressful day of the year for a lot of people.  If you were disappointed with your grades or you didn’t get what you expected or hoped for it’s normal to feel upset.  The important thing is to remember that you still have plenty of options.  You can still go onto higher education and get that degree.  Now you’re over the initial shock, it’s time to start looking forward.  Here are three things you can do next;

  1. Go through Clearing

Clearing is how universities and colleges fill places they still have on courses.  There are normally around 30,000 places still available, so there’s no need to panic if you didn’t get into your first choice.

Clearing is open from the 5th July right through to the 17th October so you still have plenty of time to look around before you decide. 

You can use Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you’ve paid the multiple choice application fee of £27
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in your application

Lots of people go through clearing and not just because they didn’t get an offer accepted.  Some people change their minds about what they want to study and where they want to study.  The best place to find information about the Clearing process is here.

  1. Resit your A levels

If you’re determined to hit those grades, resitting is always an option.  You’ve been through the exams already, you’ve studied the curriculum, think of the first time around as a practice run.  If you do decide to resit, spend some time thinking about how you prepared the first time.  Avoid repeating mistakes by being honest with yourself about what you did well and what you need to improve.  Do you need to focus on a particular skill like essay writing, could you have given yourself a better chance by spending more time on the coursework, or do you just need to do a bit of extra revision? Speak to your tutors and find out what your options are for returning to resit. 

  1. Study with Unitas

We’re a degree option with a difference.  So even if you didn’t get high enough grades for other institutions you can continue your studies with us.  At Unitas we are committed to the principles of open learning so it doesn’t matter what qualifications you already have. There are no specific academic entry requirements for our BA/BA (Hons) in Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice course; all you need is the motivation to succeed and the commitment to the work required. (For some of our other courses you may need to be employed or volunteering in a criminal justice, youth justice or allied setting, such as youth work or a third sector organisation. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss your situation and the most suitable course for you)

Ultimately a disappointing set of results doesn’t need to be the end of your learning journey.  Exams are a snapshot of your abilities and not the full picture.

The beauty of studying with us means you can study from home and our courses are much more affordable. You can get a degree for up to half the cost of other similar distance learning programmes and for a third of the fees charged for equivalent campus-based degrees. Get the degree without the debt; it’s a win:win.  We even offer flexible payment plans. 

We support our students at every step along the way making sure that you have access to the highest quality teaching, resources and get all the advice and guidance you need to complete your degree qualification. 

If you’re interested in studying a BA/BA (Hons) in Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice with us click on the Contact us link to request a call back and one of the team will arrange a convenient time to talk to you.