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    A friend of mine applied for Psychology in Nottingham

    Our standard A-level offers are as follows
    C800 Psychology – AAB
    However the conditional offer she received earlier required a B and C in A-level. (She has already achieved an A in her first language subject)

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    (I thought Psychology was a competitive subject)

    one of her friends got the same offer BC from Nottingham psychology as well
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    Anybody else laughed?
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    (Original post by ray_charlene)
    A friend of mine applied for Psychology in Nottingham



    However the conditional offer she received earlier required a B and C in A-level. (She has already achieved an A in her first language subject)

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    (I thought Psychology was a competitive subject)
    :zomg:
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    oh my god you have got to be kidding me
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    Is she an international applicant?
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    (Original post by Silver Aurora)
    Anybody else laughed?
    I personally dont find it funny.
    tbh AAB is not the harshest requirement but it cant be easily achieved.
    AAB->ABC there must be a reason for this
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    Maybe she has done enough extra ciricular activities.
    Exams don't mean much in real life if your a academic retard
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    she is probably disabled
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    (Original post by Jackso)
    Is she an international applicant?
    yes.
    but we couldnt find the policy stating lower grades are required from international applicants.
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    (Original post by ray_charlene)
    I personally dont find it funny.
    tbh AAB is not the harshest requirement but it cant be easily achieved.
    AAB->ABC there must be a reason for this
    Sometimes the universities give offers after finding out what kind of college/6th form your friend might be at, whether or not there was some extenuating circumstances that he/she might be affected by or personal statement e.t.c.

    But as you said, he/she is an international applicant and most of the time their grades get lowered compared to home students.
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    Universities can give whatever offers they want. What they state is only a standard offer.
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    (Original post by ilyking)
    she is probably disabled
    nah
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    anything in her PS or extra curricular that stands out?


    btw, i'm quite surprised they counted the A grade in her mother tongue language, i'm sure i've been told unis don't accept this
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    She either has an amazing personal statement or knows how to 'please' her interviewer.
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    They probably just really wanted her to attend that uni, if they like someone enough they can lower the offer they give them, to ensure they can get the grades. Maybe she shows potential, or she seems particularly keen or something.
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    (Original post by *Hakz*)
    Sometimes the universities give offers after finding out what kind of college/6th form your friend might be at, whether or not there was some extenuating circumstances that he/she might be affected by e.t.c.
    wow really?!
    we go to the same college
    she is absolutely normal without any extenuating circumstances..

    so should i be surprised if one of the unis give me an offer of ABB instead of the standard AAA?
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    She's a int student (MONEY MONEY MONEY), she's capable of achieving AAB at worst she's may achieve ABC but she probably won't and if she does she's still capable of passing the course and hence valuable to us.

    That's probably their logic.
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    So they don't always give out the standard offer..?
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    It's all about money with international applicants, not grades. But not to say grades don't entirely matter, they do just the money matters more.
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    (Original post by keyboard-warrior)
    anything in her PS or extra curricular that stands out?


    btw, i'm quite surprised they counted the A grade in her mother tongue language, i'm sure i've been told unis don't accept this
    i sent loads of emails asking 3X uni if they accept my first language subject as one of the 3 they require.
    Approx. 16 said they would

    surprising eh?
 
 
 

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