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Old 20th Sep 2023, 10:52
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Originally Posted by Alanga1991
awesome pal and how many Qs were in the checking test? never got that far!
honestly can’t remember I think around 13
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 10:56
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Hi guys, how did you receive the links for the different tests? I submitted my application yesterday at around 3pm and I still haven't received them (nor a rejection email).

Were the links emailed to you or accessed via the BA application portal?
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 11:00
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And now, for those that have completed the checking test, the anxious wait for the next email begins.

I have to say, the tests are incredibly well designed given what BA are looking for. A sign of things to come for those of us lucky enough to make it to the next stages.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 11:50
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Just wondering if there is an option to save your application as you go along the process, or does it all have to be done in one go?
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 12:07
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Originally Posted by FSXBird
Anyone passed all the tests? I’m waiting on my result from the error checking test 🙃
Is the 'Checking Test' just error checking as you've highlighted or is it more verbal reasoning (i.e read a passage and answer true/false). Good luck dude!
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 12:56
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Guys when you go on your portal does your application say ‘submitted’ or ‘progress’ mine says submitted.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 13:06
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Guys when you go on your portal does your application say ‘submitted’ or ‘progress’ mine says submitted.
Mine says submitted 1, in progress 0
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 13:10
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Originally Posted by VienneseFoxSince1853
Does anyone know what to do if GCSE certifications have been lost? Part of the application requires proof of GCSE's. Any advice would be appreciated.
Hi, if you lost it you can ask for a statement of results. Which is essentially the same. Just search up you exam boards and they should issue you one. It might take a while, so I'd explain your situation too.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 13:33
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Straight rejection after the judgement test for me! Not sure what went wrong as I normally do well on those tests, and I know I got all the questions with a definite answer correct. Oh well!
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 13:46
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Originally Posted by Nino24
Guys when you go on your portal does your application say ‘submitted’ or ‘progress’ mine says submitted.
did u submit your gcse results as part of the application in the Supporting Documents section?
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Originally Posted by Alanga1991
did u submit your gcse results as part of the application in the Supporting Documents section?
yes I did
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 13:53
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Originally Posted by kirk170
Hi guys, how did you receive the links for the different tests? I submitted my application yesterday at around 3pm and I still haven't received them (nor a rejection email).

Were the links emailed to you or accessed via the BA application portal?
Yeah same thing is happening to me, I submitted at 6pm last night and I have not received anything apart from my application has been received.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 14:38
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Originally Posted by Nino24
yes I did
sorry mate send that DM again my inbox was full
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 15:53
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hey guys i haven’t applied yet because i knew the website would be slow/crash. Is this still the case or is it running smoothly?
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 16:25
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Hello all,

I won't be applying for this because of the GCSE requirements, which I don't meet. Before you ask I didn't have the best start in life. I have since then gained a first class engineering degree from a Russel group university, but that isn't acceptable to BA. Before anyone suggests I resit double science, have a word with yourself first.

I assume they've put it in to filter out applications. Which is sensible, given the expected volumes, however I suspect a lot of good candidates will miss out on this opportunity because of that.

Good luck to everyone else in this process. It's an excellent opportunity that will change some life's for the better. Sadly not mine.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 16:27
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I have literally just joined the forum to locate this answer. I am 43 years of age, Police officer of 16 years and currently resitting GCSE Physics and also taking the equivalent exams of Functional Skills level 2 in Maths and English, my English exam being next Friday. This is with a view to have all 3 qualifications completed by this time next year. For most airlines, I believe grade 4 is accepted. However, I have just seen BA only accept grade 5, which is still a PASS at C grade, but the Functional Skills Level 2 highest grade achievable is 4. Do you think there would be any movement at all in that, given my life experience or for example if I applied to BA I would have to resit the highest paper? Thanks
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 16:39
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Originally Posted by icedchailatte
hey guys i haven’t applied yet because i knew the website would be slow/crash. Is this still the case or is it running smoothly?
Seemed fine for me today but it was mid-morning.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 16:46
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Same here, pretty deflating given I’m at the ATPL stage. Questioning if I can even be a pilot if I can’t get through the first round.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 18:04
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Originally Posted by CaptSackJarrow
Same here, pretty deflating given I’m at the ATPL stage. Questioning if I can even be a pilot if I can’t get through the first round.
It's all a lottery, a quick and easy way to cut the number of applicants - all the graduate schemes work in a similar way, I wouldn't get downhearted as you'll know from your ppl that you have the ability to fly a plane with confidence and that's what really matters.
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Old 20th Sep 2023, 18:08
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Originally Posted by Toots80
I have literally just joined the forum to locate this answer. I am 43 years of age, Police officer of 16 years and currently resitting GCSE Physics and also taking the equivalent exams of Functional Skills level 2 in Maths and English, my English exam being next Friday. This is with a view to have all 3 qualifications completed by this time next year. For most airlines, I believe grade 4 is accepted. However, I have just seen BA only accept grade 5, which is still a PASS at C grade, but the Functional Skills Level 2 highest grade achievable is 4. Do you think there would be any movement at all in that, given my life experience or for example if I applied to BA I would have to resit the highest paper? Thanks
level 2 functional skills for Maths is equivalent to a grade C
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