I needed BBB in my A-levels to study Engineering at university. When opening my results envelope I knew it wasn’t going to be what I needed. In classes I was great at science, design technology and maths but for some reason I really struggled during my A-Level exams. There were so many of them, the questions were tough and the pressure of it all affected my performance.
I had some tough decisions to make, do I retake a year and go for the grades I knew I was capable of achieving? Should I change direction and pick subjects that weren’t so maths and science focussed? Or could I attempt to continue onto university knowing that my grades wouldn’t be up to scratch even though my knowledge was.
I decided to go with the latter and I got into City University, London through clearing on a BSc Engineering course. In order to upgrade to a BEng degree I would have to take on additional modules in the second year and show potential and improved results to progress.