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    Hi,

    I have a good problem. I somehow managed to exceed my expectations of results. I got abcc at as so i thought really top unis were out of my reach. I have a place at manchester for econ and politics which I wasn't even sure I would meet. Manc want AAB for that course.
    Today I received A*AB in economics, maths and history. SO BASICALLY WHAT SHOULD I DO? in your opinion. Adjustment places are full. Should i go to manc which is a good uni or try again next year for one of the elite?


    Any help at all appreciated and I hope your results went well.
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    Manchester is a really good university and I don't think you should risk a place there for an "elite" university you may not even get into as the top universities generally require at least AAA.
    Congratulations though!
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    It sounds like you do want to try for a top university. Manchester is still good but if you feel you can do better and adjustment places are full, reapply for next year and you could always resit an A-level (A*AB is excellent but A*AA would be even better for top unis). Or if you just want to start university straight away and not take a year out go to Manchester if there are no places in adjustment, because there's the downside of finding a suitable one all over again.
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    Apart from what others said, that depends. Since everything is taken you are risking a year if you won't get accepted to the adjustment and I am not sure if staying one year away from college/uni will be a better choice. A year is long period of time. True, you have good results now, but what after a year of not doing anything?

    Also, do you have enough self motivation to stay focused and learn during this gap year? Even if you go to work? Because once you stop learning it might be very hard to start again. Especially, after a year of work.
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    Thanks for the advice so far. I appreciate it.
    You're both correct, I don't even know if I would be able to get a place next year/if it's worth the hassle. But there is this lingering thought in my head that I don't want to regret not going to a better uni if it were possible so I still don't know what to do.
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    (Original post by cheahbeah)
    Thanks for the advice so far. I appreciate it.
    You're both correct, I don't even know if I would be able to get a place next year/if it's worth the hassle. But there is this lingering thought in my head that I don't want to regret not going to a better uni if it were possible so I still don't know what to do.
    You'll regret it even more if you get 5 rejections next year though! It's a risk and only you know whether it's worth taking. Most people stop regretting these decisions once they're at university though.
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    Then try to answer this: why is this uni better than the other? Other than reputation. What exactly is the difference? This way you will have more clear view.
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    (Original post by cheahbeah)
    Hi,

    I have a good problem. I somehow managed to exceed my expectations of results. I got abcc at as so i thought really top unis were out of my reach. I have a place at manchester for econ and politics which I wasn't even sure I would meet. Manc want AAB for that course.
    Today I received A*AB in economics, maths and history. SO BASICALLY WHAT SHOULD I DO? in your opinion. Adjustment places are full. Should i go to manc which is a good uni or try again next year for one of the elite?


    Any help at all appreciated and I hope your results went well.
    If I'm being honest as long as you think you'll be happy at Manchester go for it, it is certainly near the top as far as unis go. Any higher and they want AAA+ for most courses or most of the applicants applying have AAA+ which you don't have so unless you were prepared to retake you would be unlikely to get in anywhere 'better'.
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    (Original post by cheahbeah)
    Thanks for the advice so far. I appreciate it.
    You're both correct, I don't even know if I would be able to get a place next year/if it's worth the hassle. But there is this lingering thought in my head that I don't want to regret not going to a better uni if it were possible so I still don't know what to do.
    dude, you have A*AB in economics, maths and history - you will get a place at Uni next year!!! Don't feel pressured into taking an option you aren't completely happy with this year. I took two years out and not only did I gain really valuable work experience which greatly helped me get a job upon graduation, I had an amazing eye-opening time travelling too. If you are interested in your subject you'll get back into it pretty quickly - I graduated with a first ;-)
    Congrats, you got brilliant results! The world is practically your oyster! :-)
 
 
 
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