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    Hi, so basically I coasted through AS with not much effort to be honest and ended up with BBCC

    Maths - B
    C1- c (66/100)
    S1- b (77/100)
    C2- a (90/100)

    Economics - B
    ECON 1- c (67/100)
    ECON2 - a (82/100)

    Geography - C
    GEOG1- c (88)
    GEOG2 -c (41)

    English Lit - C
    LITB1 - d
    LITB2 - b

    I want to apply to do Economics at Newcastle (AAB), do you think I have any chance?
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    See what your predictions are like. Then see if your grades aren't too far from it.

    You should get at most AAB but more likkely ABB which is good. Uni's take risks all the time. Make sure you wow them.
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    If you put the effort in then there's no reason you can't. If you decide to coast through once again, then no. A2 will be more difficult.
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    (Original post by Andaxay)
    If you put the effort in then there's no reason you can't. If you decide to coast through once again, then no. A2 will be more difficult.
    Do you think I'll get offers though?
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    teachers are often, not always, willing to predict a grade up. It depends if they think you really were coasting and have learnt your lesson. If you didn't get a place initially but were able to get ABB you might get a place in adjustment or clearing.

    If you cant get your teachers to predict the necessary grades then work hard and aim for adjustment.
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    (Original post by ljc123)
    Do you think I'll get offers though?
    I'm no expert so I'm not sure unfortunately, but if you chat to your teachers and explain that you're willing to work to improve your grades then they may be able to predict the grades you'd need. Depends on how well they think you'll do but if you're serious about it and get it across then your chances will hopefully be good.

    People with grades lower than they were hoping for at AS have gone on to fantastic universities. It's not too late and there's no reason you can't do the same.
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    (Original post by ljc123)

    I want to apply to do Economics at Newcastle (AAB), do you think I have any chance?

    (Original post by Jkizer)
    See what your predictions are like. Then see if your grades aren't too far from it.

    You should get at most AAB but more likkely ABB which is good. Uni's take risks all the time. Make sure you wow them.
    When I applied to newcastle they said that if people were a grade lower than the AAB requirements they would consider making them an offer anyway because of the unlimited ABB candidates
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    Congratulations on them results they are really good considering you didn't put in as much effort as you could have, A2 mathematics is a lot harder than AS so i'd suggest working as hard as possible in ensuring you get the grades you want, your grades for each modules do seem in-consistent so working hard will definitely allow you to get them grades, best of luck for A2 and getting into Newcastle uni
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    (Original post by emma2013)
    When I applied to newcastle they said that if people were a grade lower than the AAB requirements they would consider making them an offer anyway because of the unlimited ABB candidates
    ABB Predicted alone, perhaps. But many universities do take a pinch of salt with predictions and people who have grades lower than them, as they probably have experienced thousands of students who fail to meet it, thereby making them put the course in clearing potentially.

    However they will take it into consideration im sure, and as long as you write a excellent PStatment, you should get an offer or an interview at most. Just make sure you have plenty of options and dont put all your spoons in 1 basket, its very easy for them to reject you with the main reason of below par AS grades / PStatement not being quite adequate enough to your circumstance.

    But the university is still constrained by other factors such as previous years Stats of intakes / offer acceptances etc. Therefore universities may be incline to take the odd risk with the student, however they wont go super majorly by over-offering, as if there was some anonymous reason for the high acceptances, factors like accommodation would be affect meaning other courses may have to potentially lower intake (Get what im saying kind of?)
 
 
 
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