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    Don't panic.

    All Unis make offers as applications roll-in, and they will continue to make offers until March/April next year.
    They do not 'run out of offers' and all applications to UCAS before the Jan deadline must get 'equal consideration', so actually there are no advantages in applying early.

    Most people make their applications between half-term and Christmas - so if yours is sent then, that is totally fine.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    How did you get an offer so early??? Ours dont get sent until november. What course did you apply for???
    inb4 oxbridge applicant
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    Course applying: Economics and Mathematics
    A2 Predictions: A*AA in Maths, Further Maths and Economics
    Extracurriculars: Prefect, badminton, maths challenges (Gold), entered essay competition, read economics and maths books, NCS, DofE
    Also applying to: LSE (doubt I'd get it), UCL, Warwick, QMUL
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    (Original post by heffalumpys)
    Just got an offer from Bristol which is pretty exciting, anyone else get any offers yet??
    Wooo, congrats!
    I just got an offer for history!
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    How did you get an offer so early??? Ours dont get sent until november. What course did you apply for???
    Schools submit them at different times I guess, and mine was just earlier - I don't think it's for better of for worse. I applied for history
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    (Original post by tyunnos)
    Wooo, congrats!
    I just got an offer for history!
    Congrats to you too, I'm also History! Perhaps only the history department is doing offers right now.. was yours A*AA?
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    (Original post by heffalumpys)
    Congrats to you too, I'm also History! Perhaps only the history department is doing offers right now.. was yours A*AA?
    Oooh wehey! Good subject choice!
    Mine was the contextual one, AAB.
    Yourself?
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    (Original post by tyunnos)
    Oooh wehey! Good subject choice!
    Mine was the contextual one, AAB.
    Yourself?
    Hey i am appying for aerospace engineering. How does the contexual work? My school is eligible i know.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Hey i am appying for aerospace engineering. How does the contexual work? My school is eligible i know.
    If you went to a school on this year's Contextual School list, and they decide to make you an offer, you will get the lower offer. It is that simple.
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    (Original post by tyunnos)
    Oooh wehey! Good subject choice!
    Mine was the contextual one, AAB.
    Yourself?
    ooh nice! No, I got the A*AA offer so I'm hoping this will work as motivation.. Where else have you applied??
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    How seriously do they consider GCSE grades? I didn't do too great in mine because of personal issues but my AS grades were good (AABB) and my predicted grades are A*AA. I'm applying for Psychology in Education.
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    (Original post by soooo0)
    How seriously do they consider GCSE grades? I didn't do too great in mine because of personal issues but my AS grades were good (AABB) and my predicted grades are A*AA. I'm applying for Psychology in Education.
    There's a University document floating about with the weighting given to A-levels, p/s, GCSE's etc. If I can find it I'll post it. From memory GCSE's only constitute about 10% of the decision, personal statement was highest at about 40%-50%.
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    (Original post by Random_PC_Errors)
    There's a University document floating about with the weighting given to A-levels, p/s, GCSE's etc. If I can find it I'll post it. From memory GCSE's only constitute about 10% of the decision, personal statement was highest at about 40%-50%.
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    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media.../education.pdf

    compare with
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media...psychology.pdf
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    Hi everyone,
    I received an unconditional offer and I accepted it.However, i did not yet hear anything from the uni even though i received the confirmation letter(on UCAS track) several days ago.Is this normal? (by the way, im an International applicant)
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    Thank you!!
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    (Original post by SDJ2000)
    Hi everyone,
    I received an unconditional offer and I accepted it.However, i did not yet hear anything from the uni even though i received the confirmation letter(on UCAS track) several days ago.Is this normal? (by the way, im an International applicant)

    Unless you only applied to only one Uni (ie. one choice) then you have to wait for ALL your decisions to come through before you can make a Firm choice.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    Unless you only applied to only one Uni (ie. one choice) then you have to wait for ALL your decisions to come through before you can make a Firm choice.
    I withdrew the other unis before i accepted the offer from Bristol
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    (Original post by SDJ2000)
    I withdrew the other unis before i accepted the offer from Bristol
    All you will get is a confirming email at this stage - any other info will come to you a great deal later in the year!
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    All you will get is a confirming email at this stage - any other info will come to you a great deal later in the year!
    Thanks! !
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    Got an offer for economics at Bristol, surely this means Bristol will accept my offer for economics and finance which is a lower grade requirement, and is my exact target grades
 
 
 
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