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    A level student here hoping to study Economics, just got my results. My firm choice was Manchester (offer AAB) and my insurance was Leicester (ABB). Results went a lot worse than expected and I ended up with BBC in Maths, Economics and Physics respectively, however Leicester still gave me a place and I didn't need to go through clearing or anything.

    Looking at my results though, I'm 5 UMS off an A in Maths (got straight As in all the other modules and 96 in C3, just messed up C4 - got a U), 7 UMS off an A in Economics and 3 UMS off a B in Physics. I'm probably gonna remark units from all of these.

    Now I'm in a predicament. I was really excited to be going to Manchester, but I'm really not that keen on Leicester (although I've yet to visit it). My options are:

    1) Defer my entry to Leicester, taking a year off to improve my grades
    2) Reject my offer, take a year off to improve my grades and reapply
    3) If all goes well with remarks, call up other Unis and see if I can get in somewhere else
    4) Go to Leicester.

    I really have nothing planned out in terms of a gap year, ideally I'd like to do an internship at a bank or auditing firm or somewhere similar which would help with my course/prospects after my course, but the application for those closed a while ago and I don't know of any that are still available for this year. All I'd really spend it doing is working, revising and maybe travelling - not all that useful and probably not that favourable to any University.

    I need some help making this decision - has anyone else been through something similar? Is it worth taking an entire year out to improve and go to a better uni? How much use is an unplanned gap year, and what useful things can I do if I do take one?

    Long post, thanks for reading this far any help would really be appreciated
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    If you really don't want to go to Leicester, don't. Take the year to improve and get into Manchester. You don't want to spend all that money on a university you aren't happy with.
 
 
 
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