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Sheffield or Kent for maths?

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    Hey guys, I'm unsure whether to put Sheffield or Kent as my first choice, so any advice would be appreciated

    Kent's offer is 320 UCAS points, with an A in maths and a B in another A level. The rest of the points can be counted from my third A level or two AS levels. When I went to Kent I really liked it and feel I would be happy living there, and it's offered me a 4 year course so I can have a year in industry which I know will be really useful to me in the future.

    Sheffield's offer is AAB (with an A in maths). I haven't been there yet but I probably will in the summer although I will have to decide whether to firm it or not before going - also it's a 3 year course so no year in industry Is it possible to go there and then ask if I can do a year in industry/abroad etc?

    My target grades are AAA and if I put Sheffield as my first, Kent would be my insurance and if I put Kent first, Reading (or maybe Sheffield :confused:) would be my insurance. I'm pretty sure I won't be going to Reading which is why I don't know what to put as my insurance if I put Kent as first.

    Also I know I shouldn't really put too much though on league tables but apparently Kent is 13th for Maths and Sheffield is lower :eek: even though Sheffield's offer was higher?

    Sorry for the long post - any comments/experiences would be great!
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    (Original post by Aileena)
    Hey guys, I'm unsure whether to put Sheffield or Kent as my first choice, so any advice would be appreciated

    Kent's offer is 320 UCAS points, with an A in maths and a B in another A level. The rest of the points can be counted from my third A level or two AS levels. When I went to Kent I really liked it and feel I would be happy living there, and it's offered me a 4 year course so I can have a year in industry which I know will be really useful to me in the future.

    Sheffield's offer is AAB (with an A in maths). I haven't been there yet but I probably will in the summer although I will have to decide whether to firm it or not before going - also it's a 3 year course so no year in industry Is it possible to go there and then ask if I can do a year in industry/abroad etc?

    My target grades are AAA and if I put Sheffield as my first, Kent would be my insurance and if I put Kent first, Reading (or maybe Sheffield :confused:) would be my insurance. I'm pretty sure I won't be going to Reading which is why I don't know what to put as my insurance if I put Kent as first.

    Also I know I shouldn't really put too much though on league tables but apparently Kent is 13th for Maths and Sheffield is lower :eek: even though Sheffield's offer was higher?

    Sorry for the long post - any comments/experiences would be great!
    Sheffield do have a year abroad as one of their options so it might be worth ringing them to ask if moving to that is an option once you're there. Usually the 4 year courses depend on you achieving at least a 2i in the first two years and most universities allow movement between courses once you're there.

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