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    Hey everyone!
    So I finally got an offer from the University of Nottingham (woot) but the grade they require is pretty hard to get (15/20 french baccalaureate); I know that if I work like hell (and I definitely will) I might get it. But what if I get something around 14/20 for example? Am I automatically rejected or will there still be a chance for me to get in?
    Thanks in advance!
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    You might still get in. Whether you do will depend on whether others met or missed their offer. Sometimes people who miss IB offers have to wait until after the A-level results to come out before a decision is made on whether they are accepted or rejected.
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    yeaa it depends on the other applicants. also ive known people to ring up on results day and beg..can sometimes work if you sway them and explain it was out of character/its jsut one mark/you're desperate for this uni etc. thats what i would do anyway, you might get someone really sympathetic who answers the phone! x
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    Hopefully I'll get the 15, and if not I'll try calling them or something
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    It really depends. There are a record number of applicants this year due to the state of the economy, so come August/whenever the IB results come out it will really depend on how many offers they've made and how many people achieve their conditional offers.

    I had an offer at Nottingham last year, and didn't meet my grade. I was offered a different course there, and that's extremely rare. Most people that hadn't met their offers at Nottingham got flat-out rejected.

    I had a friend on a very popular course (Economics I think) that had an offer from Nottingham. He missed one of the grades by one UMS mark and he didn't get in.
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    If it is an average of 15, then it is quite hard...but not impossible. If you work and focus on important subjects (are you S? ES? L?) then it is not that difficult.
    Bear in mind that the real bac is easier than the "bacs blancs"
    If you do not meet your offer, then there is another factor that matters => your grades in the subjects that are most important for your subject
    For example, they asked a friend to have 15 average with 15 maths + physics
    He got 14 average, 18 maths, and 16 physics and got accepted.
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    I see. I'm in the ES section, so economy's going to be pretty important. They didn't give any precisions though, just 15. Also, I got the offer for Law & French Law, which probably means it's 10 times harder to get in...
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    (Original post by pigwigeon)

    I had an offer at Nottingham last year, and didn't meet my grade. I was offered a different course there, and that's extremely rare. Most people that hadn't met their offers at Nottingham got flat-out rejected.

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    did you take it? what course was it and which one did u miss the grades from? x
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    I had an AAB offer for psychology (and no insurance), and on results day I looked on UCAS and instead of clearing, it came up with 'Changed Course', and an unconditional for Sociology. My grades were ABC. They said they'd been really impressed with me and really wanted to accept me but couldn't because of my grades, so they'd passed my application onto Sociology who offered me a place.

    I had nowhere else to go as I had an offer and therefore didn't qualify for clearing, so I figured I'd go. I tried to switch while I was there but to no avail. In the end I hated the course and dropped out, but I suppose it was always going to be a hit-or-miss. It cemented the fact that I really wanted to do psychology though.
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    (Original post by pigwigeon)
    I had an AAB offer for psychology (and no insurance), and on results day I looked on UCAS and instead of clearing, it came up with 'Changed Course', and an unconditional for Sociology. My grades were ABC. They said they'd been really impressed with me and really wanted to accept me but couldn't because of my grades, so they'd passed my application onto Sociology who offered me a place.

    I had nowhere else to go as I had an offer and therefore didn't qualify for clearing, so I figured I'd go. I tried to switch while I was there but to no avail. In the end I hated the course and dropped out, but I suppose it was always going to be a hit-or-miss. It cemented the fact that I really wanted to do psychology though.
    oh that sucks, i hope you're happier at your other choice! did it put you off notts or were you gutted to leave? x
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    It sort of put me off Nottingham, if only for the reason that all my memories of being there were spent being unhappy and unmotivated because of the course, and I think I'd bigged it up so much. It put me off the psych department there as well, because tbh they were quite rude to me when I asked if there was any chance of swapping. I wasn't particularly gutted to leave as I left quite suddenly so it was all a bit of a rush (I had to leave by the end of November to get all my fees back, I decided to leave on the 26th), plus I didn't like the hall I'd ended up in. But I'm sure it would have been better if I'd liked the course.
 
 
 
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