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    (Original post by We5ty)
    I didn't work as hard as I should have for my GCSEs so my results weren't as good as the could have been, however I got good grades in the subjects I will be taking for a level. As we now no longer do AS levels I will have to rely on my GCSEs to get me university offers. As these weren't so good I feel it would be better to apply after I have got my a level results. Do you think students who apply to universities after a levels results are at a disadvantage, or will they have an equal chance to the other candidates?
    Hi,

    You definitely wouldn't be at a disadvantage if you apply after you receive your results However, your predicted A Level grades would be more important than your GCSE results. Do you think you will achieve higher grades than your teachers will predict?

    What course are you interested in? I can ask the admissions officer if they have anything to add A very small number of our degrees have a GCSE pre-requisite but for the majority it's your A Levels or equivalent that are looked at.

    Hope that helps,

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    Hi,

    You definitely wouldn't be at a disadvantage if you apply after you receive your results However, your predicted A Level grades would be more important than your GCSE results. Do you think you will achieve higher grades than your teachers will predict?

    What course are you interested in? I can ask the admissions officer if they have anything to add A very small number of our degrees have a GCSE pre-requisite but for the majority it's your A Levels or equivalent that are looked at.

    Hope that helps,

    Persephone
    Thank you this is incredibly helpful. I am interested in studying psychology at university. However I have heard this is quite a competitive course. I wil be studying biology, geography and economics for a level, and I hope to get good grades. However, as we now no longer have AS levels, I was wondering how much value your predicted grades carry in terms of reviving offers?
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    (Original post by We5ty)
    Thank you this is incredibly helpful. I am interested in studying psychology at university. However I have heard this is quite a competitive course. I wil be studying biology, geography and economics for a level, and I hope to get good grades. However, as we now no longer have AS levels, I was wondering how much value your predicted grades carry in terms of reviving offers?
    Hi,

    I spoke to the Admissions Officer for Psychology. She said that as you are studying at least one science subject as A Level (Biology) then if you had GCSE Maths and at least one GCSE science subject at grade B or higher, then you are likely to be made an offer.

    If you didn't have those GCSE grades then you might be asked to resit them as part of the conditions of your offer.

    Hope that helps

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    Hello,
    For Medicine Newcastle says A level exams have to be taken within 2 years. Does this mean I can resit modules as that will still be in 2-year time frame.
    Thanks,
    Boss987
    Hi,

    You can find the MBBS Admissions Policy on this page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/mbbs/admissions/

    Here's the bit relating to resits.

    Resit qualifications - Note: Applicants must have achieved the necessary A level grades at the first attempt. In extremecircumstances, we may consider extenuating circumstances. Please read theExtenuating Circumstances Section 19) for further information.
    All the best,

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    Hi,

    I spoke to the Admissions Officer for Psychology. She said that as you are studying at least one science subject as A Level (Biology) then if you had GCSE Maths and at least one GCSE science subject at grade B or higher, then you are likely to be made an offer.

    If you didn't have those GCSE grades then you might be asked to resit them as part of the conditions of your offer.

    Hope that helps

    Persephone
    Thank you very much. This information is very helpful. Do you know how many people apply or what the acceptance rate is for psychology?
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    (Original post by We5ty)
    Thank you very much. This information is very helpful. Do you know how many people apply or what the acceptance rate is for psychology?
    Hi,

    There are about 150 places for Psychology, and we get approximately 1200 applications each year

    Hope that helps!
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    Hi,

    There are about 150 places for Psychology, and we get approximately 1200 applications each year

    Hope that helps!
    Persephone
    Do you know how many people applied/got offers/got places for accounting and finance?
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    (Original post by mathsaddict1234)
    Do you know how many people applied/got offers/got places for accounting and finance?
    Hi,

    For the BA Accounting and Finance degrees (N400 and N401) we have about 180 places and get approximately 1200 applications each year. About 800 offers were made (the reason this number is so much bigger than the number of places is that not every applicant will put Newcastle as their firm/insurance, and some will accept the offer but not meet the conditions).

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi,

    For the BA Accounting and Finance degrees (N400 and N401) we have about 180 places and get approximately 1200 applications each year. About 800 offers were made (the reason this number is so much bigger than the number of places is that not every applicant will put Newcastle as their firm/insurance, and some will accept the offer but not meet the conditions).

    Hope that helps!

    Persephone
    If you firm Newcastle are you more likely to get the place than people who have Newcastle as their insurance?
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    If you firm Newcastle are you more likely to get the place than people who have Newcastle as their insurance?
    Hi,

    If you don't meet the conditions of your offer then you'll be classed as a 'near miss' and your application will be looked at again. At that stage the Admissions Officer would give priority to people who put Newcastle as their firm.

    Hope that helps

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    Hi,

    If you don't meet the conditions of your offer then you'll be classed as a 'near miss' and your application will be looked at again. At that stage the Admissions Officer would give priority to people who put Newcastle as their firm.

    Hope that helps

    Persephone
    I have heard some unis have entry requirements of say AAB, but do give offers of BBB out, is that the case with Newcastle too?
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    (Original post by mathsaddict1234)
    I have heard some unis have entry requirements of say AAB, but do give offers of BBB out, is that the case with Newcastle too?
    Hi,

    We offer a scheme called PARTNERS which if you're eligible for will give you a lower conditional offer to study at Newcastle University.

    If you have any more questions please ask!

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    Hi,

    We offer a scheme called PARTNERS which if you're eligible for will give you a lower conditional offer to study at Newcastle University.




    If you have any more questions please ask!

    Isabella
    Oh no I meant just a standard offer without partners, would it ever be brought down by a grade or two? For example AAB down to ABB or will it always be fixed at AAB for everyone?
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    (Original post by mathsaddict1234)
    Oh no I meant just a standard offer without partners, would it ever be brought down by a grade or two? For example AAB down to ABB or will it always be fixed at AAB for everyone?
    All the entry requirements are listed on the website and are not subject to change. Should you receive an offer from us and come results day not get what you were expecting then you may be considered as a near miss student. If you have exceptional circumstances you could discuss this with the admissions staff of the course you are interested in studying.

    If you have any more questions please ask!

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    Hi! I was just wondering: how many applicants and how many places are there for Law?
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    Hi! I was just wondering: how many applicants and how many places are there for Law?
    Hi,

    It varies from year to year - last year we received over 1500 applications and
    there are usually around 240 places to fill.

    If you have any more questions please ask.

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    Hi!

    I looked into bursary's the university offers and noticed the Opportunity Scholarship? I looked into the criteria also and I seem to be eligible.

    It says on the website that you don't need to apply so when do candidates, who will receive this bursary, find out?
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    Hi!

    I looked into bursary's the university offers and noticed the Opportunity Scholarship? I looked into the criteria also and I seem to be eligible.

    It says on the website that you don't need to apply so when do candidates, who will receive this bursary, find out?
    Hi,

    If you apply for income-accessed student finance then you'll automatically be checked for eligibility to the Opportunity Scholarship. You'll then get a letter via the Student Loans Company - more info here http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbe...2015or2016.htm

    Hope that helps

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    Hi,
    I was just wondering if your university are lenient with GCSE grades? I want to study international business management at Newcastle however I've noticed that a grade B in Maths and English is required. I have a B in English and 9 of my other subjects however I only achieved a grade C in Maths, I also achieved ABCD at AS and was just wondering if good a level results are taken into account?
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    (Original post by anonymousj1998)
    Hi,
    I was just wondering if your university are lenient with GCSE grades? I want to study international business management at Newcastle however I've noticed that a grade B in Maths and English is required. I have a B in English and 9 of my other subjects however I only achieved a grade C in Maths, I also achieved ABCD at AS and was just wondering if good a level results are taken into account?

    The entry requirements say you need a B in GCSE Maths if you don’t have Maths at AS or A Level. None of your other GCSE grades will affect your application. All parts of your application will be looked at, including your reference and your personal statement, so if you can prove that you have the required numeracy skills another way it would be worth adding that.

    I hope this helps, if you have any other questions please ask!
    Isabella
 
 
 
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