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    I'm looking to study German at Uni and have got my first choices sorted, but am having trouble deciding (and finding) german courses that have low grade boundaries for the IB.
    Should I put down choices for the sake of it that I don't really want to go to?
    But then I'm really worried that I wont get the grades I want and feel I need a back-up..

    Any advice on this would be helpful, or any ideas on Unis that do low-boundary courses?
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    (Original post by ADC22)
    I'm looking to study German at Uni and have got my first choices sorted, but am having trouble deciding (and finding) german courses that have low grade boundaries for the IB.
    Should I put down choices for the sake of it that I don't really want to go to?
    But then I'm really worried that I wont get the grades I want and feel I need a back-up..

    Any advice on this would be helpful, or any ideas on Unis that do low-boundary courses?
    I wouldn't advise putting a lower choice for the sake of it, because when push comes to shove, if you don't want to go there, you ultimately won't or, if you force yourself to, you'll resent it.
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    You should only apply to universities that you actually want to go to, try and ignore the grades as right now there is no guarantee you'll get an offer from any of them even if you meet their entry requirements. Your insurance choice (when you make it) should be your 2nd choice university and yes, ideally has lower grades than your first choice but this isn't essential. It can have higher or the same grade requirements as your firm. On results day, you could be rejected from your firm with A*AB for an AAA offer but your insurance might accept you with those grades even though they wanted AAA too. Just because one university does one thing it doesn't mean another will do the same, which is why its important your choices are places you actually want to go to live and study. You'll be in a far worse position if yes, your insurance is BBB but you hate the university, as what would be the point in going there? Its about far far more than grades.

    (I know you're doing IB but I don't overly understand the points/offers so I've done it in A level terms)
 
 
 
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