In the days/weeks following results day in August I may be in a bit of a muddle.
Here's my background --> Living in NI, applied through ucas for History at York and Queens Belfast and have got offers for both (York firm - AAA, Queens insurance - BBB), as well as applying through CAO to Trinity College Dublin and UCD for History as well.
The points for Trinity History single honours (my 1st choice in the cao application) hover around 480 points (which I could achieve with A*AA (b) = 480). UCD history is around 445 points (AAB/AAA (b))
My exams are over and I think I have at least achieved my predicted grades, AAA (carrying a B from AS), with a chance that I might have pushed the A* in 1 of my A2 subjects.
My subjects btw (although I think CAO application counts grades only, unlike UCAS grrr and personal statement )
--> History, Government & Politics, Biology (Chemistry B at AS)
So, while indeed there is a chance the points requirements for History at Trinity may come down a bit, in most likelihood they will stay around 480 and so I feel the most likely scenario in August will be me sitting with my place for York and an offer from UCD, with little clue which to choose.
While UCD is a great uni, in Ireland it is seen as more of a power for science/maths etc courses, while Trinity is seen to be Irelands leader for Arts courses.
The main pull of going to Trinity/UCD is obviously that home is only a train ride away, while if I go to York I would have to fly (although I have some close family over in England)
So my question is which would you choose? Is the prestige of York worth moving to England?
Thanks a lot if you read all that.
Last edited by thetobbit; 19-06-2012 at 14:50.