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    (Original post by joddcfc)
    So out of Warwick, Nottingham, York, Leeds and Sheffield would you suggest perhaps dropping one of Leeds/York (both AAA) for a "better" uni like Bath?
    Out of my current five, Warwick is the only one that explicitly asks for A*AA (Nottingham is A*AA/AAA - not sure which tends to be the more common offer), although I am uncertain whether I could get A*AA as it stands - don't think my school will give me predictions until September so it's guesswork on my part really. Anyway thanks for the help
    It's a question of managing risk. Sheffield is AAB and if you are happy to take that or one of the AAA unis as an insurance then that is a rational approach. Note that Sheffield and York have been in clearing for economics for the past three years, so they would probably be a little lenient even if you slipped a grade or so from their offer - assuming, of course, that this pattern continues into 2017.
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    It's a question of managing risk. Sheffield is AAB and if you are happy to take that or one of the AAA unis as an insurance then that is a rational approach. Note that Sheffield and York have been in clearing for economics for the past three years, so they would probably be a little lenient even if you slipped a grade or so from their offer - assuming, of course, that this pattern continues into 2017.
    Thanks for the info - how did you find about York and Sheffield being in clearing? I think York have lowered their requirements from A*AA/AAA to just AAA if that affects anything
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    (Original post by joddcfc)
    Thanks for the info - how did you find about York and Sheffield being in clearing? I think York have lowered their requirements from A*AA/AAA to just AAA if that affects anything
    Because I have copies of the last three Daily Telegraph results day supplement.
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    (Original post by joddcfc)
    So out of Warwick, Nottingham, York, Leeds and Sheffield would you suggest perhaps dropping one of Leeds/York (both AAA) for a "better" uni like Bath?
    Out of my current five, Warwick is the only one that explicitly asks for A*AA (Nottingham is A*AA/AAA - not sure which tends to be the more common offer), although I am uncertain whether I could get A*AA as it stands - don't think my school will give me predictions until September so it's guesswork on my part really. Anyway thanks for the help



    Yeah I think the number of people like you in this thread saying not to get worried must mean something! I plan to send summer perhaps getting 2 well respected economics books read which should help me with my application. I admire your optimism, best of luck for the next few months applying anyway
    Yeah, honestly there is enough stress during applying for university without worrying about the odds, look at Leicester winning the premiere league, that was against the odds aha. Many people get into great universities with lower grades than the entry requirements anyway so your grades should be more than good enough. And yeah, same I am going to be reading books on politics in the near future too and getting work experience, though I'm very nervous for writing a personal statement! :afraid: And yeah, I'm nervous but gotta be optimistic! I'm more nervous for this years exam results anyway right now.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Because I have copies of the last three Daily Telegraph results day supplement.

    Ah right, fair enough, cheers for the help 👍🏻

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    Yeah, honestly there is enough stress during applying for university without worrying about the odds, look at Leicester winning the premiere league, that was against the odds aha. Many people get into great universities with lower grades than the entry requirements anyway so your grades should be more than good enough. And yeah, same I am going to be reading books on politics in the near future too and getting work experience, though I'm very nervous for writing a personal statement! :afraid: And yeah, I'm nervous but gotta be optimistic! I'm more nervous for this years exam results anyway right now.
    I'm fairly nervous for AS results day too tbh, especially with 2 of the 3 subjects I'm continuing with at A2 "counting" towards the overall grade. There's all summer plus more to work on the personal statement so I wouldn't worry too much if I were you
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    Ah right, fair enough, cheers for the help 👍🏻



    I'm fairly nervous for AS results day too tbh, especially with 2 of the 3 subjects I'm continuing with at A2 "counting" towards the overall grade. There's all summer plus more to work on the personal statement so I wouldn't worry too much if I were you
    Yeah it's very nerve wracking especially with how long we have to wait! And ah I'm in Scotland and we only do one year courses but your predictions are very encouraging, mine are pessimistic even though my mocks were good!
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    Yeah it's very nerve wracking especially with how long we have to wait! And ah I'm in Scotland and we only do one year courses but your predictions are very encouraging, mine are pessimistic even though my mocks were good!
    After good mocks have some faith!
 
 
 
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