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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    So if you did achieve better grades than your firm and insurances' wanted, could you still try anyway? Has to be specific university?
    This has already been explained. Have you read the wiki?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    This has already been explained. Have you read the wiki?
    I couldn't find it on wiki.. It does not explain everything
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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    So if you did achieve better grades than your firm and insurances' wanted, could you still try anyway? Has to be specific university?
    I'm sure you're question must be answered here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...88&postcount=1
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    With adjustment, you don't have to reject your confirmed offer, but this is a really competative year, so I think that you might struggle to get in. Also, if you don't exceed your offer, just meet it, but think that you can get somewhere better, then you're not elidgable for adjustment.

    To go in for extra, you have to be holding no offers, i.e. reject any universities that have accepted you. I would say this is a very risky strategy, as you might not find an extra place, or a better extra place, and it is unlikely the university would re-instate their offer.
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    Hello everyone. I have another question. What happened I am more keen on the firm choice but has lower entry requirement, somehow the ranking is higher than the insurance one. But the insurance one wants higher grades. If I accept the lower one as a firm, would it be pointless? But I really prefer the lower one! What's your suggestion? Thank you
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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    Hello everyone. I have another question. What happened I am more keen on the firm choice but has lower entry requirement, somehow the ranking is higher than the insurance one. But the insurance one wants higher grades. If I accept the lower one as a firm, would it be pointless? But I really prefer the lower one! What's your suggestion? Thank you
    Always, always, always, firmly accept the university course you most want to go to from the offers you hold. It is the only way to guarantee going there if you attain the requirements.
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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    Hello everyone. I have another question. What happened I am more keen on the firm choice but has lower entry requirement, somehow the ranking is higher than the insurance one. But the insurance one wants higher grades. If I accept the lower one as a firm, would it be pointless? But I really prefer the lower one! What's your suggestion? Thank you
    My suggestion is that you pick for your firm the university and course you like most. If this has lower entry requirements than your other offers, there is no sense in having an insurance. The only circumstance in which having an insurance with higher requirements is if the firm offer is subject/grade specific. Eg: Edinburgh wants BBB - but won't settle for ABC, because you have to get a minimum of a B grade in all your subjects. Leeds however wants ABB - but would very likely accept AAC since they don't necessarily insist on a minimum grade in all subjects. Alternatively, the higher offer might include General Studies, where the lower one specifically excludes it.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    My suggestion is that you pick for your firm the university and course you like most. If this has lower entry requirements than your other offers, there is no sense in having an insurance. The only circumstance in which having an insurance with higher requirements is if the firm offer is subject/grade specific. Eg: Edinburgh wants BBB - but won't settle for ABC, because you have to get a minimum of a B grade in all your subjects. Leeds however wants ABB - but would very likely accept AAC since they don't necessarily insist on a minimum grade in all subjects. Alternatively, the higher offer might include General Studies, where the lower one specifically excludes it.
    Thank you.
    Does it mean, it would be pointless if I have both firm and insurance choices, but firm has lower entry requirement. Can I not accept them both, e.g Leeds(wants ABC) as a firm, Edinburgh(wants ABB) as insurance. In the end, when I did achieve ABB, decline Leeds but accept Edinburgh - plainly because I like Edinburgh more, but would it be kind of unfair to my firm insurance?
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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    Thank you.
    Does it mean, it would be pointless if I have both firm and insurance choices, but firm has lower entry requirement. Can I not accept them both, e.g Leeds(wants ABC) as a firm, Edinburgh(wants ABB) as insurance. In the end, when I did achieve ABB, decline Leeds but accept Edinburgh - plainly because I like Edinburgh more, but would it be kind of unfair to my firm insurance?
    If you meet the offer for your firm, you can't decide on Results Day to go to your insurance instead.

    So, whichever you like more is the one you should put down as your firm. I can't see why you would put Leeds as your firm unless you liked it more than Edinburgh :confused:
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    If you meet the offer for your firm, you can't decide on Results Day to go to your insurance instead.

    So, whichever you like more is the one you should put down as your firm. I can't see why you would put Leeds as your firm unless you liked it more than Edinburgh :confused:
    But I thought the ideas of firm and insurance, is that, if you don't get into firm choice, then you get into insurance choice. Does it mean I can put the lower one as firm, higher one as insurance in any circumstance? Thank you
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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    But I thought the ideas of firm and insurance, is that, if you don't get into firm choice, then you get into insurance choice. Does it mean I can put the lower one as firm, higher one as insurance in any circumstance? Thank you
    You still need to make the conditions of your insurance. It's by no means a guarantee that you'll get accepted just because it's your insurance! If you miss your grades for both then you go into clearing, that is why it is common for most people to have their insurance as a lower grade requirement, so that if they miss their firm by a little bit but still meet their insurance offer they can go there. However, as said the most important thing is that you put down your firm as the university you most want to go to.
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    Thank you people. I just thought it would not be normal if I put down the uni with lower requirement as a firm choice
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    (Original post by Unknown88)
    Thank you people. I just thought it would not be normal if I put down the uni with lower requirement as a firm choice
    Why would anybody in their right mind choose to firmly accept one course when they would prefer to go to another one for which they also hold an offer?
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    Does it mean, it's acceptable you put down firm for a lower one, but insurance for a higher one. It wouldn't be abnormal?! What would you do if you were me?
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    Does it mean, it's acceptable you put down firm for a lower one, but insurance for a higher one. It wouldn't be abnormal?! What would you do if you were me?
    Of course! I'd firmly accept my favourite course and accept another that I'd be entirely happy to go to as my insurance (and be pleased if it had lower requirements).
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    Oh right, thank you
 
 
 
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