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    (Original post by mcl)
    does anyone know how good the PPE course is at Manchester???

    It's my only offer, I though I'd get Warwick, Durham or York but non have got back to me yet. Apparently there has been a real surge in PPE applicants this year...

    My grades aren't bad i got 7A* 3As at GCSE, AAAA at a/s and predicted A*A*A(politics, economics and maths) at A2.

    I really don't know what to do.... say i get rejected from the others, and get my predicted grades would it be wise to take a gap year?? or....

    any help would be great, really don't know what to do!
    I'm gna gap it, I have similar grades and manc my only offer, I wasn't that keen
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    (Original post by mcl)
    really? cool i may do too.
    i saw your warwick and lse rejection, sorry to hear that ... it's so competitive it's insane!
    you must be disheartened too... it's so annoying seeing people getting into similar top unis with worse grades... it makes me think why did i not choose an easier course! and what was the point in working so hard to get these grades just to get rejected

    what are you planning on doing for your gap year?
    Thats a bad way to look at it, the competitive courses obviously require the best grades. But if you really feel like that why don't you just apply for much less competitive course next year. Why do you have the mentality of just getting into the top unis regardless of course, and as others will say its not all about grades.

    Oh and welcome to life where you can work hard and still come short; why should top grades give you divine right to study at Oxford or Warwick? I'm sorry if im being harsh, and i know your annoyed at your rejections, but having a go at people who got into your proposed unis with lower grades isnt the way to vent your frustration.
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    Thats a bad way to look at it, the competitive courses obviously require the best grades. But if you really feel like that why don't you just apply for much less competitive course next year. Why do you have the mentality of just getting into the top unis regardless of course, and as others will say its not all about grades.

    Oh and welcome to life where you can work hard and still come short; why should top grades give you divine right to study at Oxford or Warwick? I'm sorry if im being harsh, and i know your annoyed at them not responding to you but having a go at people who got into your proposed unis with lower grades isnt the way to vent your frustration.
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    (Original post by mcl)
    that's not really what i meant.... i really don't think i have a divine right to go to oxford or warwick, certainly not oxford!! i have never thought with this mentality, i'd never even thought of applying to oxford until september.
    I think I have a right to be fustrated when I've tried so hard actually. What I am saying is that there are many people who have got into these uni's I don't mean places such as oxbridge that will come out with a degree from that institution, when in actual fact someone doing a harder degree at a lesser institution has worked harder, that is my point. I am also hesitant at going to manchester because it's not regarded as highly even though my grades are as good as those at higher institutions.
    I know it's not ALL about grades but it's really that and the PS, maybe the reference slightly. However, my PS was decent, maybe not outstanding. My other point is that foreigners have in fact been given offers with lesser grades due to large fees they pay.
    I feel the system is an injustice to those that have come from state schools, worked hard and got top grades. that is all

    and no i shall not be changing course, if I want to do something I will do it properly and apply for a credible course.
    I would suggest you take a Gap year because your grades (if you get your predicted ones) would definitely be 'to good' to settle for Manchester. Also degrees are not equal in the sense that an Economics degree at Durham is more valuable than an Economics degree from Hull, employer will obviously see this also whether or not you get the same class. In this sense universities are just capitalising on having a valuable degree, i dont blame them, they get more money from foreign students why should they be forced to accept homegrown when there expected to compete globally.
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    we need to not get ahead of ourselves here as mcl has outstanding applications with Warwick, Durham and York!
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    we need to not get ahead of ourselves here as mcl has outstanding applications with Warwick, Durham and York!
    really it should be me moaning :awesome:

    and mcl, I'm thinking of doing a level maths in my gap year maybe economics AS, I also applied for internships so farbeen rejected by delloitte

    And I agree withyour point about mates, there are loads who have got into Warwick, UCL, York even LSE with worse grades! I am xonsiddering changing course, not bcuz others are easier but bcuz ppe hasn't been a huge interest my whole life - I do think I would enjoy lots of different degrees!
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    I have also been accepted on the BAEcon ( Economics and Socail Studies ) at Manchester.

    I would have loved to got onto a BSC however the lack of A levels maths is a big problem.

    I went to the open day and was very sceptical at first about the lack of economics in the degree but after looking at it i think id quite enjoy it. I like a bit of politics, dont mind accounting now so more of this in the first year would suit me fine. The economics units for the second and third year are pretty widespread (at least i think so) and theres enough to specialise in what you want. If youve got academics that can take you further into more IB associated unis then good luck but hopefully ill be in Manchester come September!
 
 
 
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