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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    AS a graduate I assure you most unis want literature mainly because they want you to understand what 3rd person means and how to write a technical report which is a literature skill. oh and I got in
    I was talking about undergraduate courses. This is more pressing and I'll worry about postgraduate courses later. So you think I should self-study English language whilst at university? I'm not so worried about that because on a four year degree I'll have at least 8 attempts to pass (I haven't looked at example exam timetables yet). From what you've said English literature is more reasonable anyway.

    Undergraduate courses want English language.

    Well done.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Sorry I had a D when I applied and I got offers for all the unis I applied for and it's literature not language they want.
    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    As a graduate I assure you most unis want literature mainly because they want you to understand what 3rd person means and how to write a technical report which is a literature skill. Oh and I got in.
    Warwick and Bath both want GCSE English Language, not Literature:

    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde...e/apply/entry/

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...-requirements/
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Warwick and Bath both want GCSE English Language, not Literature:

    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde...e/apply/entry/

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...-requirements/
    They're talking about postgraduate courses. As far as I know, all departments that require GCSE English for undergraduate studies require English language.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    They're talking about postgraduate courses. As far as I know, all departments that require GCSE English for undergraduate studies require English language.
    If by 'they' you are referring to the poster who suggested it was Literature, I don't believe that they are correct regarding postgrad courses.

    If 'they' refers to the pages to which I linked, then we agree.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    If by 'they' you are referring to the poster who suggested it was Literature, I don't believe that they are correct regarding postgrad courses.

    If 'they' refers to the pages to which I linked, then we agree.
    I was referring to the poster and I don't know whether the poster was correct or not.

    I agree with you for the undergraduate ones.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    I was referring to the poster and I don't know whether the poster was correct or not.

    I agree with you for the undergraduate ones.
    I think he's got hold of the wrong end of the stick.

    I still can't see why you think you won't get a C in Language. Did you not hand in some coursework?
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Warwick and Bath both want GCSE English Language, not Literature:

    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde...e/apply/entry/

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...-requirements/
    it is not just these Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Exeter Imperial Loughborough Queen Mary Reading and Swansea are amongst many who require gcse grade c or above in English language as an entry requirement and I suspect it is for EVERY university. it is all very well thinking you are too good for a particular university. The reality is without gcse grade c English the unis are likely to reject OP rather than the other way around
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I think he's got hold of the wrong end of the stick.

    I still can't see why you think you won't get a C in Language. Did you not hand in some coursework?
    One of the two IGCSEs I'm taking requires coursework, which I'm resubmitting from last year. I just passed the coursework last year.

    The other one is just exams.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Do good universities take part in clearing? I'm not sure if I'll make my offers for Bath and Warwick and I want to know whether there will be any similarly ranked universities (top 10 for maths/maths and physics) taking part. I wouldn't go to any that are ranked lower than that otherwise I'd just be wasting much of the first year waiting for everyone to catch up. If there aren't any that good on there, I would have to take a gap year to get my exam results up.
    Why won't you make your offer? If you can't A*AA maths and physics, you're going to struggle to do mathphys at university.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    That's easier said than done. I don't really think there's anything I can do to pass.

    There's a limit though. If they asked for A*A*A*A*A* plus S, S, S in STEP I wouldn't even have a chance. Obviously my limit lies somewhere in the middle.
    Neither bath nor warwick ask for step for Mathphys. What the **** are you talking about?
    unless youre applying to pure math...
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Do good universities take part in clearing? I'm not sure if I'll make my offers for Bath and Warwick and I want to know whether there will be any similarly ranked universities (top 10 for maths/maths and physics) taking part. I wouldn't go to any that are ranked lower than that otherwise I'd just be wasting much of the first year waiting for everyone to catch up. If there aren't any that good on there, I would have to take a gap year to get my exam results up.
    I was looking at clearing last year as im applying for physics this year and there were some good ones for example lancaster who ask for A*AA and are top 10, there were loads of unis there many very good ones. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Manchester goes down to AAA. These are a fair amount lower than Warwick's A*A*A, plus 2 in STEP for example.
    Arguing terminology will get us nowhere.
    Well if you say you would easily get A*AA then why the hell are you asking about Clearing anyway? Warwick's rubbish at the sciences compared to Manchester anyway, especially Physics gosh.
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    I don't understand why you're worried about your GCSE English when you say that getting A*AA at A Level is easy??? Hypocrisy much? Is your definition of failing GCSE English an A?
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    (Original post by inyaaa)
    Why won't you make your offer? If you can't A*AA maths and physics, you're going to struggle to do mathphys at university.
    GCSE English is the problem. I'm aiming for A*A* in further maths and physics. I already got maths.

    (Original post by inyaaa)
    Neither bath nor warwick ask for step for Mathphys. What the **** are you talking about?
    unless youre applying to pure math...
    No, maths and physics. Usually they don't include STEP. If I fail to meet the GCSE offer, they might give me a higher A-level/STEP offer or they might just reject me.
    Obviously the example offer I quoted is pretty much a straight reject anyway.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    Was Bristol in clearing for Law last year (not adjustment)? I thought they only had a few less popular courses like languages and a couple others.

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    Yeah, you're right, I checked myself out of curiosity. Law @ Bristol was definitely not on there on the morning of A-level results. Lots of Czech & French courses though, and something called Childhood Studies.
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    (Original post by lizzyc501)
    I don't understand why you're worried about your GCSE English when you say that getting A*AA at A Level is easy??? Hypocrisy much? Is your definition of failing GCSE English an A?
    That's not hypocritical. They're different subjects. It would be hypocritical if I thought I could A* (or even E) English at A-level.
    No my definition of failing GCSE English is getting a D.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Thinking about it I don't think I'd ever go to Southampton.
    Southampton is good, particularly in engineering and the environment and marine stuff. Just a vote for southampton.
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    (Original post by Emilyeagleowl)
    Southampton is good, particularly in engineering and the environment and marine stuff. Just a vote for southampton.
    I didn't say it was a bad uni in general. I know it's good for engineering and marine biology. It's just not excellent for maths and physics.
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    Can you please elaborate on what is preventing you from scraping a C at GSCE English? All of us would be thrilled to know.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    I won't get a true insurance choice.
    Smash the requirements then!!
 
 
 
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