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lauren maynard
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need to find a good uni for bright but not very academic upper sixth boy - thinks he might want to do either geog or criminology (!) will do a gap year but i think the best he could do in a levels is 3 Bs (and that would be a miracle) where should he look? parents are foreigners but he grew up in england - can he apply as a foreign student? (he has dual nationality) woud that help his chances?
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Hello

There are some useful sub-forums here on TSR which you could have a look at to give you some ideas

-Geography and Earth Sciences
-Criminology

And of course the wiki section

eg. Choosing a Subject

3 Bs is a very good result at A Level and he'd have plenty of options I'm sure. I'm not sure about the foreign student part, and not really sure where to guide you but I'm sure someone else could help.

Good luck
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lauren maynard
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thanks hannahh i'll try those sites. everyone seems so helpful and friendly on the tsr - not like football chat forums i can tell ya!
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I don't think I can add much more to the advice that hannahhi's already given, but welcome to TSR! :hello:

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Applying as an International student may have adverse financial effects to be honest. The Uni I'm studying at are charging me £3,225, which is standard and covered by the student loan. International students are being charged upwards of £9,300, and if he applies as an international student then I don't think he'd be entitled to a student loan.

As hannahhi said though, 3 Bs at A Level is really good, it's better than I achieved and I didn't have a problem when applying. Criminology degrees usually ask for between 220 and 300 points, depending on the institution. Geography looks to be between 240 - 320 points, but having a look at the UCAS website may help him decide as well, as it'll give him an idea of what universities offer those courses, and what they're asking for.
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