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    No. Quite often postgraduate jobs/courses ask for A level grades. (im assuming you dont already have those a level grades, if you do then i dont understand your situation :s)
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    (Original post by sbarrie2)
    ...which is equivalent to first year uni
    Not really.
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    Just from reading the thread title: NO
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    An unconditional is still dependent on the qualifications stated on your UCAS form being true. So if you drop out, your unconditional becomes invalid and doesn't exist.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    An unconditional is still dependent on the qualifications stated on your UCAS form being true. So if you drop out, your unconditional becomes invalid and doesn't exist.
    Yeh but the offer is made on the grades I have already attained, meaning that I have proved my academic ability sufficiently to gain access to the course. So the uni would be okay with me putting in 0 effort on a course that i do need to pass as long as I am registered to the course and technically still taking part in the course?

    That seems kinda pointless and I don't see why they would care if I waste my time at college or at home...
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    (Original post by sbarrie2)
    Yeh but the offer is made on the grades I have already attained, meaning that I have proved my academic ability sufficiently to gain access to the course. So the uni would be okay with me putting in 0 effort on a course that i do need to pass as long as I am registered to the course and technically still taking part in the course?

    That seems kinda pointless and I don't see why they would care if I waste my time at college or at home...
    No, you need to read UCAS rules.

    It makes no sense for a uni to be happy with you sitting at home for a year, which is potentially what you'll be doing. Even if you get a job or voluntary work it isn't using your brain in the same way and you might forget what you learnt. Certain subjects such as maths are worse for this, as you need continual practise to be able to do them
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    (Original post by Juno)
    No, you need to read UCAS rules.

    It makes no sense for a uni to be happy with you sitting at home for a year, which is potentially what you'll be doing. Even if you get a job or voluntary work it isn't using your brain in the same way and you might forget what you learnt. Certain subjects such as maths are worse for this, as you need continual practise to be able to do them
    I'll say this again and try not to sound arrogant.. although I will. The course is social sciences (psychology, sociology, History, Politics) and my mate has not studied any of those subjects at school and was made a conditional offer less than the displayed min entry requirements.

    In comparison to myself that has achieved the min entry requirements and has experience in all of those subjects at a pretty high level and predicted to pass the course.

    Therefor, if I sit at home for 7 months (4 academic months) and start uni in September i'm still gonna no a load more than my mate.

    The course requires you to be good at writing, hence English being needed and its not like you forget how to write well like you would forget a maths equation or whatever you do in that subject...
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    Except you can't do that. It doesn't matter how amazing you think you are, if you put you're studying at college on your ucas form then as far as the uni is concerned you're studying at college. so you need to do so.
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    The way to resolve this, both under the UCAS rules and pragmatically, is to discuss the matter with the university concerned. You'll quickly be told the rationale for the offer and whether what you intend is acceptable.
 
 
 

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