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I applied to do Economics and Finance at Queen Mary. In the prospectus it said i needed 280pts (BBC) to get in. I had been preddicted ABB. My application to Queen Mary was more of a contingency plan than any thing else but i have just recieved an offer asking for 320 pts including a fourth AS at grade C.

Any reasons why you think they have upped the offer to, effectively, 320pts?

I am not going to Queen Mary's but i am at a loss as to why they have upped their offer, n e thoughts?
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(Original post by watford110)
I applied to do Economics and Finance at Queen Mary. In the prospectus it said i needed 280pts (BBC) to get in. I had been preddicted ABB. My application to Queen Mary was more of a contingency plan than any thing else but i have just recieved an offer asking for 320 pts including a fourth AS at grade C.

Any reasons why you think they have upped the offer to, effectively, 320pts?

I am not going to Queen Mary's but i am at a loss as to why they have upped their offer, n e thoughts?
maybe becoz your predicted grades are a lot better than the standard offer...and the general standard of the applicants have got better this year....also they might want u to not put them as insurance but really consider to go there...just guessing
where else you applied to? for the same course?
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(Original post by watford110)
I applied to do Economics and Finance at Queen Mary. In the prospectus it said i needed 280pts (BBC) to get in. I had been preddicted ABB. My application to Queen Mary was more of a contingency plan than any thing else but i have just recieved an offer asking for 320 pts including a fourth AS at grade C.

Any reasons why you think they have upped the offer to, effectively, 320pts?

I am not going to Queen Mary's but i am at a loss as to why they have upped their offer, n e thoughts?
A high number of applicants to places this year?
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maybe becoz your predicted grades are a lot better than the standard offer...and the general standard of the applicants have got better this year....also they might want u to not put them as insurance but really consider to go there...just guessing
where else you applied to? for the same course?
been predicted ABB

Applied to

Leicester - Economics - BBB offer (at the mo, its 1st choice)
Manchester - Accounting Finance - still waitin
LSE - Accounting and Finance - still waitin
QMUL - Econ and Finance - BBCC offer
Royal Holloway - Economics - ABB offer (2nd choice)
Kingston - Accounting and Finance - CCC offer
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been predicted ABB

Applied to

Leicester - Economics - BBB offer (at the mo, its 1st choice)
Manchester - Accounting Finance - still waitin
LSE - Accounting and Finance - still waitin
QMUL - Econ and Finance - BBCC offer
Royal Holloway - Economics - ABB offer (2nd choice)
Kingston - Accounting and Finance - CCC offer
It's rather strange to see your second choice's offer higher than yor first choice's.
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It's rather strange to see your second choice's offer higher than yor first choice's.
went to an open day recently and was impressed.

also for economics leicester is ranked much higher than royal holloway (according to the times)
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Queen Mary did that to me!!! Their standard offer is ABB/even BBB but mine was AAB - i wanted them as a contingency plan too!!

I guess it has something to do with the fact that I dropped an additional as (critical thinking) but still.

I emailed my admissions tutor to see if there was any chance of lowering it. Hehe
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Queen Mary did that to me!!! Their standard offer is ABB/even BBB but mine was AAB - i wanted them as a contingency plan too!!
exeter did the same to me, they were meant to be my 'low' offer, standard was BBB-ABB and the *******s gave me AAB, i laughed far too much and ripped that one up hah!
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exeter did the same to me, they were meant to be my 'low' offer, standard was BBB-ABB and the *******s gave me AAB, i laughed far too much and ripped that one up hah!
It's horrid isn't it!! But i guess QM must often be in the position of being accepted as insurance - then ending up with not so many people there because they all go for their firm! That's my theory anyway. I shant care if they don't lower my offer- it's just ludicrous!! AAB for Queen Mary? They are well respected but not THAT well -I've got lower offers from kings college london, sussex, rh... well basically all my other unis!!!!!
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