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    I achieved A*AB in my A-Levels (A* in English Literature, A in History and B in Psychology) and am now on a gap year, hoping to apply to Uni for 2014 entry. The course I want to study is joint honours English Literature and History.

    Some Universities i really like the look of such as Leeds require three A-grades for this course, however I was wondering if anyone knew if they are usually lenient towards people in situations like mine and would allow the A* and the B to average out as an A grade?

    Also both Nottingham and Newcastle offer AAA-AAB for this course, would I be likely to receive an offer or are they generally quite strict on achieving the three A's?

    Other Universities I like the look of are Birmingham, Sheffield, Royal Holloway and UEA, if anyone has any suggestions of other good Unis for this course I'd appreciate it!
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    Simple - you have the grades, so just email them!


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    Some will, some won't. Ask them
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    (Original post by skydive23)
    I achieved A*AB in my A-Levels (A* in English Literature, A in History and B in Psychology) and am now on a gap year, hoping to apply to Uni for 2014 entry. The course I want to study is joint honours English Literature and History.

    Some Universities i really like the look of such as Leeds require three A-grades for this course, however I was wondering if anyone knew if they are usually lenient towards people in situations like mine and would allow the A* and the B to average out as an A grade?

    Also both Nottingham and Newcastle offer AAA-AAB for this course, would I be likely to receive an offer or are they generally quite strict on achieving the three A's?

    Other Universities I like the look of are Birmingham, Sheffield, Royal Holloway and UEA, if anyone has any suggestions of other good Unis for this course I'd appreciate it!
    Even better! Leeds does an access scheme that can lower your grades by two (so AAA = ABB). Check if you're eligible!
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    It entirely depends on the popularity of the course. I know people last year who got into AAB courses with BBB, but also know some who have been rejected with AAB for an AAA course. All universities have different levels of leniency when it comes to this. Seeing as you already have your A-levels, it's worth giving these universities a call and finding out if they will still consider you.
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    Thanks for the replies already I emailed Leeds on thursday but they haven't got back to me yet... i'm guessing they're busy with clearing applicants etc!
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    I had an AAB offer, but got my place with A*BB
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    Mine was, though the B was just 2 marks from an A (I'm getting a remark) and I also had a A* in general studies though that probably didn't contribute much
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    Totally depends. I got a Law offer of AAA from Bristol, achieved A*AB and was rejected as they were oversubscribed and I didn't meet the offer. As others have said, email them and ask
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    (Original post by Magdatrix >_<)
    I had an AAB offer, but got my place with A*BB
    Out of interest what course was this? At which uni?
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    (Original post by skydive23)
    I achieved A*AB in my A-Levels (A* in English Literature, A in History and B in Psychology) and am now on a gap year, hoping to apply to Uni for 2014 entry. The course I want to study is joint honours English Literature and History.

    appreciate it!
    Hi, I got the same! A* in Lit, A in History and a B in French, I got into Newcastle to do History which was three As. I think it depends on the subjects you do and availability, but I would definitely still apply for AAA courses! x
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    (Original post by elwatson2)
    Hi, I got the same! A* in Lit, A in History and a B in French, I got into Newcastle to do History which was three As. I think it depends on the subjects you do and availability, but I would definitely still apply for AAA courses! x

    Thankyou! Newcastle seems like a great Uni so I'd really like to apply! x
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    Think you should be fine unless it medicine (although your subjects would suggest not). You could always do an exam in philosophy again to get it up to an A if they are strict? Just an option..
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    (Original post by skydive23)
    Out of interest what course was this? At which uni?
    Psychology at Uni of Birmingham

    A* was Biology and Bs were Psych and Maths
 
 
 
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