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    Basically I applied for BA archaeology The University of Reading and it is my first choice.


    They have given me a conditional offer but I do not yet know the conditions.
    Although I know it says on UCAS and the website that the grade requirements are 360-280 so basically AAA-BBC.
    I got BBD in my AS-Levels and have estimated grades of BCC, so I am presuming they must have liked my personal statement (I did not have an interview)...
    Plus I have been diagnosed with aspergers syndrome recently which does mean I am struggling quite a lot at A-Level.

    So my question is if I did end up with just 260 UCAS points and my offer is 280, are they unlikely to be leniant?

    Thanks :-)
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    If you got to a state school, or you have extra curricular activities etc. These sort of things 'generally' means you will receive the lower end of the typical offer.
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    Thanks for the reply :-)

    I do go to a state school and have archaeology experience.

    My grades are actually some of the best in my sixth-form, and my school was in special measures for 2 years.
    Would that make them more likely to be leniant as well since I go to a pretty rubbish school?
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    If you did get lower come results day and they didn't accept you (which they might), then you can just phone up and ask/beg. :P

    It's pretty impossible to say whether it's probable that they will be lenient or not because every university will judge someone in that situation individually. It will also depend on tons of other stuff (how many other people are in that situation, how many people met their offers etc), so until the day comes it's tough to know.

    This probably isn't the most reassuring response but there is definitely a possibility that they would still accept you!
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    (Original post by Maigre)
    Thanks for the reply :-)

    I do go to a state school and have archaeology experience.

    My grades are actually some of the best in my sixth-form, and my school was in special measures for 2 years.
    Would that make them more likely to be leniant as well since I go to a pretty rubbish school?
    I'd say you would get a lower end of the other most likely BBC/BBB then, however I may be wrong! But a girl I know was in a similar situation with offers ranging from ABB-BBC and she got the lowest poss offer, although her PS was amazing, and ofc she attends a state school.
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    It's dependant on the uni, popularity of the course and whether they have places left.

    Obviously those who reach/exceed their offers will get places first. But obviously for some Reading may not be first choice - therefore depending how much you missed your offer by - they may be lenient.
 
 
 
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