I am a international student from Estonia looking to study Multimedia Computing in the UK. I currently have gotten a unconditional offer in UCAS Extra from Aston University for their Engineering & Applied Science Foundation Programme. I would really like to get a programme without the foundation year to save time and money (9000£ for the foundation year) however my exams and average grade are pretty dreadful (Average grade: 3,68 out of 5 and three exams combine to 55% out of 100%). Univerisities (Aston included) usually want a minimum average grade 4 and 65%-80% on exams depending on the university. Even though my grades and exams are pretty bad I'm still looking to find the best possible university and offer that I can.
Also it is worth noting that Multimedia Computing programmes don't have huge competition for places as far as I've heard.
- Would it be worth the risk for me to go into Clearing and try to get into a university (preferably Aston or a university with similar/better ranking) without the foundation year or should I confirm my foundation year offer with Aston?
- How likely is it for universities to lower their minimum requirements during Clearing?
- Does it have any advantage that I know my final exam and grade results?
Thanks in advance,
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