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Leekey
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Also, Durham only send out offers to candidates with predictions of AAA.
Anyone else wanna shoot this down?!? :rolleyes:
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yeah go on then, i have no idea personally BUT...

thats a load of ****!!
my friend of a friend of a freind's aunt's uncles cousins' son got an offer without AAA predicted grades...
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yeah go on then, i have no idea personally BUT...

thats a load of ****!!
my friend of a friend of a freind's aunt's uncles cousins' son got an offer without AAA predicted grades...
I rather just ask why they have an average point entry of about 27. Either the admissions people are VERY good at picking underachievers or they just might make offer to other candidates.
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when i sent an email to the econ dept at Durham, here is what they replied:

Thank you for your message. I am pleased to hear you are interested in coming
to Durham to read economics.

Competition for places here is very intense, and we receive about 10
applications for every place that we have available. Our offer for entry in
2005 will be AAB, so we shall be looking for predicted grades of AAA.
All applications are carefully considered, but inevitably we do have to disappoint a proportion of candidates who are predicted to achieve excellent
results. Nevertheless, I hope I have not discouraged you from applying as the
combination of subjects you are taking to A Level is a very sound one.

I hope this helps!

Best wishes.

Mrs Kathryn Cowton
Undergraduate Co-ordinator
Department of Economics & Finance
University of Durham
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I rather just ask why they have an average point entry of about 27. Either the admissions people are VERY good at picking underachievers or they just might make offer to other candidates.
why quote me, i havent a clue about anything!!! im just on the "support exeter" team! :rolleyes:

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when i sent an email to the econ dept at Durham, here is what they replied:

Thank you for your message. I am pleased to hear you are interested in coming
to Durham to read economics.

Competition for places here is very intense, and we receive about 10
applications for every place that we have available. Our offer for entry in
2005 will be AAB, so we shall be looking for predicted grades of AAA.
All applications are carefully considered, but inevitably we do have to disappoint a proportion of candidates who are predicted to achieve excellent
results. Nevertheless, I hope I have not discouraged you from applying as the
combination of subjects you are taking to A Level is a very sound one.

I hope this helps!

Best wishes.

Mrs Kathryn Cowton
Undergraduate Co-ordinator
Department of Economics & Finance
University of Durham
Assuming this to be true.....that would men that maybe half of those recieving offers will get AAA. In turn this means that to maintain an average of about 27, the remaining candidates would have to attain 24. I severely doubt that that many people expected to achive AAA would slip to BBB. IMHO the correspondance is yet more evidence of a university encouraging applications (hence the strong pushing of popularity figures and exclusivity of the course).
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Hey! i'm new to this forum, and i was wondering what your thoughts are on the following uni's for economics, entry in 05:

Durham
Bristol
Royal Holloway
Exeter
Manchester
Loughborough

thanks in advance x
I'd go for either Bristol or Durham. I've always thought Exeter and Mancester have been overrated for Economics, to me they certainly don't stand out as really strong departments.
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