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    (Original post by lillollystar)
    Track has frozen until Thursday morning. This is getting real!
    Oh, I didn't know about that! Can UCAS still edit the course information? There was some confusion for me because my course was categorised as a postgraduate course by mistake and this still needs to be changed. My university assured me that the information would be corrected
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    Anyone else feel that they're not going to bother with their insurance, so If you miss your firm, you're taking a year out? It's my firm or nowhere for me, heh..
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    Anyone else feel that they're not going to bother with their insurance, so If you miss your firm, you're taking a year out? It's my firm or nowhere for me, heh..
    Nope - I wouldn't insure a university I didn't want to go to.
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    Anyone else feel that they're not going to bother with their insurance, so If you miss your firm, you're taking a year out? It's my firm or nowhere for me, heh..
    I can't actually get onto my insurance course if I miss my firm. The only requirement I haven't met for my firm is an A in biology, but I also need to get an A in bio for my insurance. So if I DO get the A, I'm into my firm. If not, I end up with nothing.

    I didn't know this at the time when I picked my firm/insurance. I only found out after the March results.
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    (Original post by Where'sPerry?)
    I can't actually get onto my insurance course if I miss my firm. The only requirement I haven't met for my firm is an A in biology, but I also need to get an A in bio for my insurance. So if I DO get the A, I'm into my firm. If not, I end up with nothing.

    I didn't know this at the time when I picked my firm/insurance. I only found out after the March results.
    You might still get into one because they let you in despite missing your offer.
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    (Original post by kingdoo)
    Think it depends on the UNI and the grades that they are asking for. Remember people get into OXBRIDGE in adjustment and pretty much every UNI will have places. I guess it will be slightly easier than in the past due to the high fees which they only get if they fill their spaces
    Is this true! I thought Oxford and Cambridge did not do adjustment offers?
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    I wouldn't mind going to my insurance university, but I'd rather try and go to a better university through clearing. The only reason I insured my insurance uni is because it was the only university which gave me an AAB offer as opposed to other universities which gave me AAA offer. >.< Although my-second choice university, offered me AAB if I firmed it. But it was way too far than my first choice university so I took the gamble and rejected the offer. So if I don't get into my firm, I'm going to try and get into my second-choice uni.
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    Is this true! I thought Oxford and Cambridge did not do adjustment offers?
    I don't think it is true.
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    I'm not sure tbh. I needed a really low mark for an A and because I don't require an A* for my offer, I didn't really bother with much work (I only bother achieving what I need and never go the extra mile, a flaw, I know) so I did like one past paper. So, I didn't really know what to expect in terms of typical questions etc. A lot of people from my school said it was an odd paper and none had come across the last question ever, but I got an answer, whether or not it's right remains to be seen. I need 105 for A* but I'm not really bothered with that but we'll see what happens .

    All in all, I didn't sail through it Lol. Some tricky questions tbh! The redox equations using Cobalt ions was the hardest question imo. When the question said 'there should be no electrons in the two reactions paths' I was like, 'the ****?' - literally said that in the exam.

    Good luck with it
    In a similar position here - after I got my ISA mark back I knew I couldn't get an A* in chem anyway, and thankfully I don't need one for my offer. So that took some pressure off this last one

    That cobalt one was terrible - I left it to the end, came back to it with about 30 seconds to go and just had no idea where to even begin with it! I did think it was an odd paper, but I'm sure I came out of most of those exams thinking 'god, never seen questions like that before, so unfair, blah blah blah' c'est la vie!

    yep, best of luck to you too here's hoping grade boundaries are low.
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    (Original post by Where'sPerry?)
    I can't actually get onto my insurance course if I miss my firm. The only requirement I haven't met for my firm is an A in biology, but I also need to get an A in bio for my insurance. So if I DO get the A, I'm into my firm. If not, I end up with nothing.

    I didn't know this at the time when I picked my firm/insurance. I only found out after the March results.
    If getting an A in Biology is a condition of entrance it should have been clearly stated in your offer. So you should have known before you selected your firm n insurance.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    You might still get into one because they let you in despite missing your offer.
    Yes, if that happens I suppose they are most likely to take me on to my insurance course if anything. My firm and insurance are the same uni so I hope they like me for that

    (Original post by HPAG)
    If getting an A in Biology is a condition of entrance it should have been clearly stated in your offer. So you should have known before you selected your firm n insurance.
    Sorry, I didn't explain well. My firm is AAB (A in biology) and my insurance is ABB (A in biology), I've always known that. But after the March results, I found that I already have an A in my geography A-Level (I started it early) and a B in my maths A-Level. Therefore, I actually can't get into my insurance now if I get an A in biology.

    It's SO confusing I know
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    Just read this on my firm university website:

    "Even if you do not get the grades we asked for, we won't automatically reject your application. Instead we'll review it again, paying particular attention to the personal statement, reference and past academic performance. You may, therefore, still be offered a place despite not having achieved the exact conditions required."

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    (Original post by lillollystar)
    Track has frozen until Thursday morning. This is getting real!


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    (Original post by Where'sPerry?)
    Yes, if that happens I suppose they are most likely to take me on to my insurance course if anything. My firm and insurance are the same uni so I hope they like me for that



    Sorry, I didn't explain well. My firm is AAB (A in biology) and my insurance is ABB (A in biology), I've always known that. But after the March results, I found that I already have an A in my geography A-Level (I started it early) and a B in my maths A-Level. Therefore, I actually can't get into my insurance now if I get an A in biology.

    It's SO confusing I know
    So... You'd rather get a B than A. How very interesting.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    I don't think it is true.
    It's definitely not true.
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    Anyone else feel that they're not going to bother with their insurance, so If you miss your firm, you're taking a year out? It's my firm or nowhere for me, heh..
    This is basically me. Don't even know why I bothered with my Insurance really.


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    (Original post by Tuya)
    So... You'd rather get a B than A. How very interesting.
    Sorry?
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    (Original post by Toya)
    This is basically me. Don't even know why I bothered with my Insurance really.


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    Is an insurance compulsory, provide you've got at least 2 offers?
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    (Original post by lillollystar)
    Just read this on my firm university website:

    "Even if you do not get the grades we asked for, we won't automatically reject your application. Instead we'll review it again, paying particular attention to the personal statement, reference and past academic performance. You may, therefore, still be offered a place despite not having achieved the exact conditions required."

    :ahee:
    Thats brilliant! I hope my firm does that too!
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    Is this true! I thought Oxford and Cambridge did not do adjustment offers?
    They state explicitly on their website that they don't enter either adjustment or clearing. I think that's also the case for UCL, LSE and probably a few others.
 
 
 
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