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A-level outcomes: ‘Do not lose all religion’ if grades fall quick – NEWPAPER24

A-level outcomes: ‘Do not lose all religion’ if grades fall quick

2019-08-14 23:17:24


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Picture caption Made it: Deio Jones bought his place at Cardiff College

“Do not lose all religion” in the event you fail to get the expected A-level grades wanted to safe a primary selection place at college.

That’s the recommendation of Welsh language and journalism scholar Deio Jones, 19, who thought he must go to his second selection college after failing to get the marks he wanted for his most well-liked one.

Undeterred, he known as employees at Cardiff College to ask them to rethink, saying he had already accomplished sufficient to safe a spot elsewhere.

After being suggested to reapply by means of the clearing course of to safe a placement through Ucas – the Universities and Faculties Admissions Service – his dream to review within the Welsh capital turned a actuality.

“It was value giving it a go,” he stated.

Deio, from Benllech, Anglesey, realised it was not going to be plain crusing en path to gathering his A-level outcomes final yr at Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge.

He stated he was “gutted” when he checked his account with Ucas and noticed the “congratulations” be aware to say he had a spot at second-choice Bangor College.

So he known as Ucas to see what might be accomplished and likewise spoke to Cardiff College to see if there was an opportunity he may nonetheless be accepted.

‘Very anxious time’

He reapplied on-line after which waited all day for affirmation from Ucas which is inundated on A-level outcomes day because it manages the clearing course of for universities and schools filling locations nonetheless out there on their programs.

“I made about 12 calls that day to ensure all the things was going by means of OK. I had set my sights on Cardiff,” stated Deio.

His persistence paid off and he has had a “actually good” yr serving to to edit a Welsh newspaper and presenting a programme on scholar radio as a part of his diploma course in Cardiff.

So his recommendation to different college students is to see what options can be found if grades fall quick.

“There are different choices and one thing for everybody,” he stated, however he additionally admitted it was a “very anxious time” for A-level college students.

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