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I finally found out what grades Bath want from me today. To my surprise they have given me a higher offer than oxford have. Is this normal?!!
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I finally found out what grades Bath want from me today. To my surprise they have given me a higher offer than oxford have. Is this normal?!!

Depends on the course... it happens. What did you apply for?
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Psychology, i think its probably because its a four year course at Bath with a year in industry. Or maybe they have just had a lot of offers this year!
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Psychology, i think its probably because its a four year course at Bath with a year in industry. Or maybe they have just had a lot of offers this year!

Yeah probably... I think some people have had higher offers for maths from other unis than they did from Oxford or Cambridge. Was Bath going to be your insurance then? oops...
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I finally found out what grades Bath want from me today. To my surprise they have given me a higher offer than oxford have. Is this normal?!!
Woah.
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I was thinking about it yep. Are you not allowed higher offers as your insurance? In a flash of inspiration i answer my own question: no that would defeat the point of an insurance, duh! Are you allowed equal offers?
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I was thinking about it yep. Are you not allowed higher offers as your insurance? In a flash of inspiration i answer my own question: no that would defeat the point of an insurance, duh! Are you allowed equal offers?

You can pick whatever univeristy you want out of the ones you have offers from... but again if you pick one with an equal offer that would again defeat the object. If you miss the grades for Oxford you miss the grades for your insurance!
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Hmm, will bear that in mind, thanks.
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Hmm, will bear that in mind, thanks.

Good luck with it whatever I'm sure you'll get the grades for Ox so it won't be a problem!
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When I applied for compsci warwick offered me AABC which was their standard for anyone doing four at the time. After that when I got my cambridge offer it was AAB... undercutting warwick and leaving exeter as my insurance.

So it obviously does happen, it may be happening increasingly because of the supposed decrease in alevel difficulty/increase in grades. Wouldn't surprise me if it was standard soon enough.

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Psychology, i think its probably because its a four year course at Bath with a year in industry. Or maybe they have just had a lot of offers this year!
did they give you AAA? they told us last year that was the standard offer, yay for my AAB-ness, didnt like the place though so ignored that
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Hannah I don't think anyone would actually stop you putting down a higher offer as your insurance if you wanted to do it. If you think bath would be more likely to offer you a place than Ox if you missed AAA then have them as your insurance, if you're fairly confident of getting AAA or close to it.
AAA is Bath's standard offer for Psychology, partly because of the year in industry which most unis don't have for Psychology.
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I got a higher offer at warwick than Oxford - Oxford wanted AAA warwick wanted AAAb or AAA and a step paper.
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My friend got a ridiculously high offer from Bath and she thinks it's a mistake....IB40 points to study politics, when it said on the prospectus they want IB30. However she did not write to them as she didn't want to go anyway
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I had a higher offer as my insurance because I felt they were likely to give me a lower offer if i missed my grades.
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