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    (Original post by member390648)
    I just got UCAS track notification and apparantly I have an unconditional offer from KCL for geography...:woo:

    Now get ready for the strange bit:

    Their entry requirements are 3 A-levels.
    I am Y13 and yet to complete my full A-levels

    Now how can I get an unconditional offer???? Is this normal or am I right to feel bloody confused right now?....

    THIS IS NO JOKE
    Not impossible actually. I received one from Exeter last year for Classics and Ancient History.
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    (Original post by Quail)
    I have a friend who has an unconditional for Politics at Aberdeen and he's also a year 13...
    Scottish universities are a different case entirely. They have four year courses for first degrees and expect Scottish applicants to be a year younger than is the norm in England and Wales. Unconditional offers are, therefore, commonplace in Scotland.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Scottish universities are a different case entirely. They have four year courses for first degrees and expect Scottish applicants to be a year younger than is the norm in England and Wales. Unconditional offers are, therefore, commonplace in Scotland.
    Really?!

    Don't think I'll tell him that then, as I wouldn't want to burst his bubble
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    (Original post by Quail)
    Really?!

    Don't think I'll tell him that then, as I wouldn't want to burst his bubble
    I'm sure you'll find the right time to break the news.
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    (Original post by Quail)
    Really?!

    Don't think I'll tell him that then, as I wouldn't want to burst his bubble
    If your friend goes to an English school then it's still a big deal!
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    If your friend goes to an English school then it's still a big deal!
    Not really. Plenty of people get accepted on to the second year of Scottish courses.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Not really. Plenty of people get accepted on to the second year of Scottish courses.
    By plenty of people do you mean Scottish or English applicants?
    I thought she was just saying that her friend got an unconditional for Aberdeen and he hadn't done his a levels yet which is impressive! It's not uncommon to get unconditionals here but a lot of people stay on in 6th year to meet conditionals, or if they don't know what to study or something.
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    By plenty of people do you mean Scottish or English applicants?
    I thought she was just saying that her friend got an unconditional for Aberdeen and he hadn't done his a levels yet which is impressive! It's not uncommon to get unconditionals here but a lot of people stay on in 6th year to meet conditionals, or if they don't know what to study or something.
    I meant English, but I would guess that Scottish ones who do highers also apply to start in the second year at least sometimes.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    I meant English, but I would guess that Scottish ones who do highers also apply to start in the second year at least sometimes.
    Hm, no I don't know of anyone who has done that. Some of the lecturers advise against it because you need some of the knowledge gained in 1st year to do well in 2nd. It's not unusual though, especially at strathclyde to get exemptions from some exams, if you do advanced highers.
 
 
 
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