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    To those applying for physics, have you heard back yet?
    No word back yet. MPhys.
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    Now that Oxford have finally made their rejection official on UCAS, I can now choose my firm/insurance, but no hurry, I have till May.

    However, I was reading the smallprint on one of the UCAS pages and found this in Durham's FAQ. Can anyone clarify what this means? By Unit Grades does this mean they will look at the A Level unit grades on results day (ok) or will they be looking back at the AS unit grades (not ok)?

    This is a bit of a worry because my 6th form has a policy not to put in unit grades for anyone, understandably because it would 'draw attention' to any rogue grades in the units which may be lower than the overall result. For example I got an A in AS Chemistry overall, but one exam was a B.

    However if it means looking at the final A Level exam results on results day then that's fair enough.

    What is Durham’s policy regarding Unit grades?
    Unit Grades will be used by the University during this entry cycle. It is planned to use them at confirmation of results in August to differentiate between candidates who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer, should the University be able to admit any of these and this level of differentiation be required. The University does not intend to include unit grades within the conditions of offers
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    (Original post by Sugar_1998)
    nov 16, u?
    1st December! This is torture.
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    (Original post by jamesgates1)
    No word back yet. MPhys.
    Neither, Bsc
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    (Original post by Sugar_1998)
    I haven't heard a reply yet but I know some have - there's another chat specifically for PPE. Stay strong cause im not
    By the way could you link the chat specific to PPE at Durham please!
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    Any English offers?
    I'm getting so impatient!
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    (Original post by bj1)
    Now that Oxford have finally made their rejection official on UCAS, I can now choose my firm/insurance, but no hurry, I have till May.

    However, I was reading the smallprint on one of the UCAS pages and found this in Durham's FAQ. Can anyone clarify what this means? By Unit Grades does this mean they will look at the A Level unit grades on results day (ok) or will they be looking back at the AS unit grades (not ok)?

    This is a bit of a worry because my 6th form has a policy not to put in unit grades for anyone, understandably because it would 'draw attention' to any rogue grades in the units which may be lower than the overall result. For example I got an A in AS Chemistry overall, but one exam was a B.

    However if it means looking at the final A Level exam results on results day then that's fair enough.

    What is Durham’s policy regarding Unit grades?
    Unit Grades will be used by the University during this entry cycle. It is planned to use them at confirmation of results in August to differentiate between candidates who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer, should the University be able to admit any of these and this level of differentiation be required. The University does not intend to include unit grades within the conditions of offers
    Hi Bj1,

    To answer your question, they will take into account your overall A level UMS, for instance they would rather take a student who missed out on their grade by 2 UMS points than 15 UMS points.

    However it is also important to recognise that unit grades play a part. Durham will have access to your A level results 5 days before you, including a detailed breakdown of your A2 UNIT GRADES, therefore it is better to obtain consistently strong unit grades as a poor unit could cost you dear.

    I hope this helps, however it is important to mention that this information will only affect the small number of applicants who just miss out on their grades. When this happens the university sees how many places it has left (confirmation), and will take the best 'near miss candidates'. Defining the best of these candidates goes further than just unit grades, and all aspects of you application will be reassessed. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by ziggyystardust)
    Any English offers?
    I'm getting so impatient!
    I'm still waiting too! Just want to know now… Which college did you apply to?
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    (Original post by ziggyystardust)
    Any English offers?
    I'm getting so impatient!
    About 10 days ago, application went in back in October.
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    (Original post by hollyismyname)
    I'm still waiting too! Just want to know now… Which college did you apply to?
    Hatfield! And you?
    Best of luck
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    About 10 days ago, application went in back in October.
    Congratulations! I sent mine back in October as well.
    Are you an A level or IB applicant?
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    (Original post by ziggyystardust)
    Hatfield! And you?
    Best of luck
    Cuthbert's. You too
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    Anyone got BA Geog offers yet?
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    (Original post by Millie_mcl)
    I also applied to politics a few months ago and still heard nothing yet. It is driving me mad!
    Hey man
    I know exactly what you mean! I still haven't heard back yet, have you? Which college did you apply for?
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    (Original post by Thias)
    Hey man
    I know exactly what you mean! I still haven't heard back yet, have you? Which college did you apply for?
    I am still waiting to hear back from all of my choices! I applied to university as thought worth a shot.
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    Got an offer for English Literature today!
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    Received an offer for Physics today (A*A*A).
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    (Original post by RahhSabina)
    Got an offer for English Literature today!
    Wow well done!! When did you send your application and what were your AS grades if you don't mind me asking?


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    (Original post by jill800)
    Wow well done!! When did you send your application and what were your AS grades if you don't mind me asking?


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    I sent it on 14th October and my AS weren't that strong i got AAAE (E in further maths then As in english lit, history and maths)
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    I got an offer for chemistry!! My conditions are A1AA (scottish qualifications, an A1 is about the same as an A*) to include chemistry and maths
 
 
 
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