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    I would take the city offer, it may be short notice but it should be okay


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    I'm so uncertain.
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    Not at all they shouldn't mind because I defered my place on the 9th and the course started on the 12th they just said sure see you next year.I think ultimately it depends in the uni and how many applications they get and what course but really they've already given you a place so shouldn't be bothered about you wanting to defer.Hope this helps
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    That's what I said to my parents. I would work, learn another language. I'm even considering applying to ETH Zurich with those grades. A gap year is a once in a life time opportunity. I could improve my grades to A*AA. Then achieve my dreams. But then is it too late to defer my place because I only have 6 more days and my parents will threaten to kick me out of the house. But then also could I apply to other unis.
    OMG those are such good grades I got BCD and am going to resit for ABB.i think you should go to uni cos once you're there you wont even think about A-levels.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    I'm thinking of declining Southampton and applying to Strathcylde through clearing. I just want to get further away from my family and it has a great nightlife or is that too late.
    If the course hasn't started and there are places available then it's not late

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    (Original post by Sam947)
    Not at all they shouldn't mind because I defered my place on the 9th and the course started on the 12th they just said sure see you next year.I think ultimately it depends in the uni and how many applications they get and what course but really they've already given you a place so shouldn't be bothered about you wanting to defer.Hope this helps
    That's great.
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    (Original post by naomi288)
    I totally understand how you feel right now. First of all may I say that Southampton is still really good for Computer Science but if your heart is not with going to university then I suppose you will find it difficult to enjoy the next 3 years or so at uni. Explain to your parents about how you feel about your grades and they should respect your decision. It's your life not theirs so they shouldn't lead you into a pathway. If you're worried about student finance coming through, you should try and contact them before the money actually does come through. Surely they could stop it from reaching the uni!

    And please don't be depressed! Are you sure you could handle a gap year? You don't want to put yourself in a situation like this year being stressed and depressed due to exams. That's the last thing you need! If you want to apply to Imperial, you need to check if they would consider your application if you resit some exams. Even if they say yes, this doe not necessarily mean that they will make you an offer with it being so competitive. That is the risk you'll be taking so please consider carefully!*

    Alternatively, you could defer your entry at Southampton uni to improve your A-Level grades but you will not be able to apply to any other universities whilst holding a deferred place.
    Okay good makes sense.
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    (Original post by Sam947)
    OMG those are such good grades I got BCD and am going to resit for ABB.i think you should go to uni cos once you're there you wont even think about A-levels.
    Okay cool.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    Oh yeah it means I wouldn't be able to apply to any other unis whilst holding a deferred place. But say I improve massively could I get into somewhere like Bristol through adjustment because that was my firm offer which I missed for AAA
    That's not how Adjustment works. It's only available if you exceed your Firm Offer in the same application cycle. Not if you resit the following year.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    That's not how Adjustment works. It's only available if you exceed your Firm Offer in the same application cycle. Not if you resit the following year.

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    Oh okay then.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    Oh okay then say I exceed my offer and apply to Bristol through clearing next year provided I have the grades would that work.
    Why through Clearing? There's no guarantee they will be in Clearing 2017.

    Also you can't apply at all if you hold a deferred place. You would have to withdraw from the place first before applying to any other universities.

    Southampton is a good university.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Why through Clearing? There's no guarantee they will be in Clearing 2017.

    Also you can't apply at all if you hold a deferred place. You would have to withdraw from the place first before applying to any other universities.

    Southampton is a good university.

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    Bristol is quite competitive and there's no guarantee they'll even look at me next year.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    But what about ETH Zurich would I still have a chance of transferring after the second year?
    That's a good decision.

    You would have to ask ETH.

    Good luck at Soton.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    That's a good decision.

    You would have to ask ETH.

    Good luck at Soton.

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    I've realised I'm uninterested in computer science.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    I'm still unsure about the course though. I've never coded before. But say I struggle would it be possible to change course to mathematics. I guess I am only doing the course because I've been pressured to by my parents and family and school. Is the course really that hard? But I'm good at maths and I've loved it all my life. But would it be easy to swap to maths degree when I get there? Also thank you. Because I've kind of realised I'm uninterested in computer science.
    Ask Southampton now, before you arrive. Do you meet their Maths course requirements?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ask Southampton now, before you arrive. Do you meet their Maths course requirements?
    Kind of.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    Update I'm taking up the place for Southampton university. Bristol is quite competitive and you're right there's no guarantee they'll even look at me next year. It's still an amazing university and I will be happy there. I'm gone past this stage of obssessing over grades and I'll just focus on getting my first. But what about ETH Zurich would I still have a chance of transferring after the second year?
    Yessssss finally, love this attitude

    You can always do a masters at ETH, or try to see if an erasmus year there is possible.

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    Yessssss finally, love this attitude

    You can always do a masters at ETH, or try to see if an erasmus year there is possible.

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    Thank you do think I won't be okay with computer science.
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    (Original post by VictoriaCoolio)
    I'm still unsure about the course though. I've never coded before. But say I struggle would it be possible to change course to mathematics. I guess I am only doing the course because I've been pressured to by my parents and family and school. Is the course really that hard? But I'm good at maths and I've loved it all my life. But would it be easy to swap to maths degree when I get there? Also thank you. Because I've kind of realised I'm uninterested in computer science.
    No need to fret most people haven't coded before, you'll pick it up easily enough if you're a logical thinker.

    Inquire about the possibility of switching from CS to CS and Maths, CS gas a decent amount of maths in it as it is but may as well look into it.

    You haven't studied CS yet, give it a bash instead of writing it off before getting there.

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