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(Original post by nulli tertius)
Very much so.

Although every university has a different policy on contextual factors, you can try out Manchester's school and residential factors.

http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/di...spx?DocID=8130

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergra...ata/indicator/
(Original post by carnationlilyrose)
Well, it's done on a case by case basis, so no one can tell you except the admissions tutors, I'm afraid.
The course that i want to apply for is Nanotechnology (Physical) at University of Leeds
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The course that i want to apply for is Nanotechnology (Physical) at University of Leeds
Have you looked at Access to Leeds?

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ace/PS/A2L.html
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Have you looked at Access to Leeds?

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ace/PS/A2L.html
Thanks for getting there before me. Went off to do the laundry and there it was.
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Thanks for getting there before me. Went off to do the laundry and there it was.
I still can't get over Bristol's list of contextual offer schools:-

Sedbergh
Rossall
Dover College
Chethams

http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/und...hools-2014.pdf

I'd love to see someone apply to read music at Bristol from Chethams and say "give me a lower offer. I went to a rotten school"
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I still can't get over Bristol's list of contextual offer schools:-

Sedbergh
Rossall
Dover College
Chethams

http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/und...hools-2014.pdf

I'd love to see someone apply to read music at Bristol from Chethams and say "give me a lower offer. I went to a rotten school"
CHETS??? Mind you, the things I know about that place, it doesn't surprise me, even leaving the current child abuse scandals aside. One of my son's friends went there and it's fair to say he didn't get much of an education aside from music. Also, they are allowed to wander the streets of central Manchester at lunchtimes (or at least they were then - it's 15 years or so ago) with absolutely no supervision, which frankly borders on child neglect of the kind an inner city sink school would be put into special measures for.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
I still can't get over Bristol's list of contextual offer schools:-

Sedbergh
Rossall
Dover College
Chethams

http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/und...hools-2014.pdf

I'd love to see someone apply to read music at Bristol from Chethams and say "give me a lower offer. I went to a rotten school"
I was surprised to find my children's school on the list as they send plenty to uni and a few to Oxbridge each year. Must say though, if it results in a lower offer I will not be complaining! Apparently it's based on the lowest 40%. Not sure they stick to it though.
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(Original post by carnationlilyrose)
CHETS??? Mind you, the things I know about that place, it doesn't surprise me, even leaving the current child abuse scandals aside. One of my son's friends went there and it's fair to say he didn't get much of an education aside from music. Also, they are allowed to wander the streets of central Manchester at lunchtimes (or at least they were then - it's 15 years or so ago) with absolutely no supervision, which frankly borders on child neglect of the kind an inner city sink school would be put into special measures for.
Their exam results arent abominable (though you'd think music would be better) - not something that would be sniffed at in the state sector http://www.chethams.com/study/academic/exam-results

Theyre still allowed out in the town centre though (no idea what age form 2 is though) http://www.chethams.com/study/pastoral-care-boarding
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no idea what age form 2 is though
Year 8 in new money
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Their exam results arent abominable (though you'd think music would be better) - not something that would be sniffed at in the state sector http://www.chethams.com/study/academic/exam-results

Theyre still allowed out in the town centre though (no idea what age form 2 is though) http://www.chethams.com/study/pastoral-care-boarding
Year 8, I'd guess. Shocking.
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Year 8 in new money
Sorry, answered without reading. I agree.
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Year 8, I'd guess. Shocking.
In all fairness, I was going around Bristol city centre with friends but no supervision at that age, so there is part of me that says it isn't that bad if they are in groups, but at the same time a school context does shift things slightly.
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Hi, if anyone still sees this thread... Quick question.

If your predicted A level grades and AS grades are above the typical offer, would that usually see an offer being made higher, lower or on par with the typical?
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Hi, if anyone still sees this thread... Quick question.

If your predicted A level grades and AS grades are above the typical offer, would that usually see an offer being made higher, lower or on par with the typical?
A university can do any one of the three. However the "stretching" offer where someone is predicted a high grade and is made a matching offer seems to be very rare these days.

The reason is twofold. Firstly in all but the rarest of cases whilst you are competing for a university place, the university is also competing against other universities for you. Secondly, it makes it very difficult to run (and monitor) access policies if admissions tutors are more or less making it up as they go along.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
A university can do any one of the three. However the "stretching" offer where someone is predicted a high grade and is made a matching offer seems to be very rare these days.

The reason is twofold. Firstly in all but the rarest of cases whilst you are competing for a university place, the university is also competing against other universities for you. Secondly, it makes it very difficult to run (and monitor) access policies if admissions tutors are more or less making it up as they go along.
Thanks for that!
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