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    I'd be in shock! Must be something about your PS I should think. Poor you.
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    your subject combination i guess and your gcses :/
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    This happened to my mate yesterday too.
    He is sitting on AAA atm, and is predicted A* A* A in the summer. He is studying Economics, but not maths I should add.
    I, on the other hand, am sitting on ABC, am predicted A* A A and got an offer today of ABB. Very odd.
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    I still haven't heard from them, I've got all the minimum requirements and then some, but needless to say im worrying like mad now.
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    sheffield used to be soooo easy to get in to for economics. you could get in with BCC if you had a good personal statement, i think a lot of people may have started to put it down as an option because it's still a good university (even though its average for economics). the social life is amazing at sheffield too.
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    I've applied to do law there with AA(--)(extenuating circumstances) at AS; and predicted AAAA in A2 :/
    I have really average GCSE's (CCCCCCCBBB)
    I'm still waiting to hear from them!
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    (Original post by mrdude)
    This happened to my mate yesterday too.
    He is sitting on AAA atm, and is predicted A* A* A in the summer. He is studying Economics, but not maths I should add.
    I, on the other hand, am sitting on ABC, am predicted A* A A and got an offer today of ABB. Very odd.
    The lack of maths by your mate sounds like it was the significant factor. What did he get at GCSE btw?
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    (Original post by Mattjames)
    I still haven't heard from them, I've got all the minimum requirements and then some, but needless to say im worrying like mad now.
    Good Luck.

    What other unis have you applied to and how have you got on?
    Does your reference explain that your school is academically weak?
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    I'm not trying to be rude but I don't understand why people come on here and ask tsr why they were rejected all the time. After all there is a function whereby you can ask the university, the ones who rejected you, and get a specific and accurate reason rather than speculation from a load of people who know very little about the details of your case.
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    (Original post by IceDiveFresh)
    I'm not trying to be rude but I don't understand why people come on here and ask tsr why they were rejected all the time. After all there is a function whereby you can ask the university, the ones who rejected you, and get a specific and accurate reason rather than speculation from a load of people who know very little about the details of your case.
    Unis in my expereience rarely give precise reasons for rejection.
    e.g. often the reason is something like "there were other candidates who were academically stronger" or "the PS failed to show sufficient interest in economics".

    and on TSR:
    i) by comparing with other applicants can often work out what the significant factor is.
    ii) help future applicants to know how tight certain unis are when giving out offers.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Good Luck.

    What other unis have you applied to and how have you got on?
    Does your reference explain that your school is academically weak?
    Birmingham, Bristol & Cardiff. Got an offer from Cardiff of AAB and a rejection from Bristol. Birmingham still not replied.
    My year in my school came top of the GCSE league tables in 08, will that be a help or hinderance?
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    (Original post by Mattjames)
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    My year in my school came top of the GCSE league tables in 08, will that be a help or hinderance?
    Depends whether you did well, if you did, it's expected, if you did average-bad then it will be an indication of stupidity, laziness or confirmation that extenuating circumstances were at work!
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    9A's and 3Bs (2 in DiDA). seemed just above average at school. people got better "points" due to their early AS's which boosted the school up.
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    (Original post by abcdefgH18)
    Me too
    for economics?
    have you had offers for anywhere else?
    yhep, lancaster and manchester, you?
    just waiting for durham now but i dont expect an offer from them haha
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Yes.
    Commiserations.
    was it BA or BSc?


    Obvious weakest point is Accounting.
    (What were your GCSE grades BTW?)
    It was BSc,

    I got 5A*6A at GCSE
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    (Original post by Mattjames)
    Birmingham, Bristol & Cardiff. Got an offer from Cardiff of AAB and a rejection from Bristol. Birmingham still not replied.
    Well good that you have one offer.
    Good Luck with Birmingham.

    (Original post by Mattjames)
    My year in my school came top of the GCSE league tables in 08, will that be a help or hinderance?
    Sorry I thought your profile meant your GCSE grades were the best in your year. Is that not the case?
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    oh no ha, best change that. I go to Lawrence Sheriff, in which my year came top of the league tables for GCSES.
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    has anyone phoned Sheffield?, looks like they're going to ignore emails
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    also go declined on the 14th.

    Will be phoning either tomorow or thursday.
    Will post what they tell me.

    Its just my luck this is. Wanted to go sheffield and get declined, not too keen on manchester and get an offer.
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    (Original post by jaknffc)
    also go declined on the 14th.

    Will be phoning either tomorow or thursday.
    Will post what they tell me.

    Its just my luck this is. Wanted to go sheffield and get declined, not too keen on manchester and get an offer.
    Sorry to hear about your rejection. What is your academic record like?
 
 
 
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