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    I had some family/mental health issues during sixth form and basically didn't apply to university. In the end I got A*BB at A level, with one of the Bs being 4 UMS from an A. (I am doing two resits this summer in the hope of finding the extra UMS).

    I decided to apply to university and got five offers. Sussex has offered me A*AB, Royal Holloway A*BB, Exeter has stupidly offered me A*AA (these are the significant offers as I don't care about the other two).

    I emailed Exeter explaining that I'm only able to achieve A*AB (that's clear from my application) and they responded that they would monitor my application and change the offer at a later date if it drops. (A boy I know got in with A*AB despite an A*AA offer last year).

    So, my question to you is, what should I firm and insure? I do really like Sussex and would be ecstatic to go there but I prefer Exeter, so should I risk firming Exeter hoping they'll take my A*AB (if I even improve with the resit) and if they don't I can go to Sussex. But, if I don't even achieve A*AB with the resits I might not get in anywhere and really, I just want to study Literature - anywhere.
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    Why don't you just use Royal Holloway as your insurance?

    That is assuming that you really want to study literature anywhere.
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    Exeter should be able to consider you as a candidate since you are doing re-sits they would also take your mental health issues into consideration. Best bet is to either firm royal holloway or sussex because you grades match them more whilst placing exeter as insurance whilst waiting for their response regarding your circumstances.

    Goodluck with exam re-sits you can do it
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    (Original post by Rgman27)
    Why don't you just use Royal Holloway as your insurance?

    That is assuming that you really want to study literature anywhere.
    I haven't visited it; it's not where my heart is set. I know it makes sense to, but if I did improve the grade and Exeter was not going to budge, I 'could' have gone to Sussex.

    You're right though if I would go anywhere I would put it as my insurance. So I should. I can't disagree with that.
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    (Original post by JinxedOut)
    I haven't visited it; it's not where my heart is set. I know it makes sense to, but if I did improve the grade and Exeter was not going to budge, I 'could' have gone to Sussex.

    You're right though if I would go anywhere I would put it as my insurance. So I should. I can't disagree with that.
    That depends on whether you really, really mean that you would be happy to study 'anywhere'... Will you feel the same on results day? My general advice is to firm/insure only those universities you want to go to.
 
 
 
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