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Hi, I wan't to study Anthropology, Biological Anthro or Forensic Anthro either at Durham or else where.

My GCSEs Are;
English Lang - C
English Lit- B
Mathematics- C
L2 Further Maths- B
Psychology- B
Additional Science- B
Core Science- C
RE- A
Latin - B
BTEC Business D*D*D*D*

My AS Levels;
Biology- Pre C
Chemistry- Pre C
Psychology - Pre C
English Lit - Pre C
BTEC Business - Pre Distinction

I am dropping English Lit next year and teaching my self Anthropology AS or A2/Sociology. What are you recommendations?

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What's the typical offer for the course? Your AS levels seem quite low compared to a typical Durham applicant.
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(Original post by marjnutall)
Hi, I wan't to study Anthropology, Biological Anthro or Forensic Anthro either at Durham or else where.

My GCSEs Are;
English Lang - C
English Lit- B
Mathematics- C
L2 Further Maths- B
Psychology- B
Additional Science- B
Core Science- C
RE- A
Latin - B
BTEC Business D*D*D*D*

My AS Levels;
Biology- Pre C
Chemistry- Pre C
Psychology - Pre C
English Lit - Pre C
BTEC Business - Pre Distinction

I am dropping English Lit next year and teaching my self Anthropology AS or A2/Sociology. What are you recommendations?

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I got AABE and got an offer for Biological Anthropology. I was worried about my E affecting my chances and so I emailed the department who told me they don't look at AS grades, only A2 predictions, so as long as your predicted grades meet the requirements and you have a good personal statement, you should be fine
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What's the typical offer for the course? Your AS levels seem quite low compared to a typical Durham applicant.
Biological Anthropology is ABB

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I got AABE and got an offer for Biological Anthropology. I was worried about my E affecting my chances and so I emailed the department who told me they don't look at AS grades, only A2 predictions, so as long as your predicted grades meet the requirements and you have a good personal statement, you should be fine

Biological Anthropology is ABB

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Durham with only ABB? wth am I doing with my life:confused: I should have applied to Durham too.


congrats on your offer
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What's the typical offer for the course? Your AS levels seem quite low compared to a typical Durham applicant.
They are just predictions but aiming for A Chem A Biology B Psychology B English A Anthropology.

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I got AABE and got an offer for Biological Anthropology. I was worried about my E affecting my chances and so I emailed the department who told me they don't look at AS grades, only A2 predictions, so as long as your predicted grades meet the requirements and you have a good personal statement, you should be fine

Biological Anthropology is ABB

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Cool! Congrats! Biological Anthropology is so interesting. Will try and get high predictions.
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(Original post by marjnutall)
They are just predictions but aiming for A Chem A Biology B Psychology B English A Anthropology.



Cool! Congrats! Biological Anthropology is so interesting. Will try and get high predictions.
Do you realistically think that, even if you did get an offer, you could meet it?
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Durham with only ABB? wth am I doing with my life:confused: I should have applied to Durham too.


congrats on your offer
Haha awww it is a low entry requirement for Durham, mostly because it's a very specialist degree which obviously isn't competitive!

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They are just predictions but aiming for A Chem A Biology B Psychology B English A Anthropology.



Cool! Congrats! Biological Anthropology is so interesting. Will try and get high predictions.
Thank you it really is! Go for it, best of luck


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Your predictions seem quite high considering your AS results, although people can and do pull their socks up for A2. You may not get an offer on the basis of your AS results though, so may be looking at applying after you have your results and taking a gap year, depends how competitive bio anth is really.
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Do you realistically think that, even if you did get an offer, you could meet it?
Yah! I can meet the offer... I am motivated to do anything to get in!
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Your predictions seem quite high considering your AS results, although people can and do pull their socks up for A2. You may not get an offer on the basis of your AS results though, so may be looking at applying after you have your results and taking a gap year, depends how competitive bio anth is really.
They are not AS Results they are my predictions. I am in Y12. I am taking a gap year on a archaeological dig and marine conservation.
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They are not AS Results they are my predictions. I am in Y12. I am taking a gap year on a archaeological dig and marine conservation.
Why can't you get better grades in your AS Levels then?
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Even with a typical offer of ABB, Durham will get many applicants for the course with in excess of that, and with predictions of CCC you will not make the first cut, I'm afraid.
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Why can't you get better grades in your AS Levels then?
I am planning on getting AAABB in my results.

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Even with a typical offer of ABB, Durham will get many applicants for the course with in excess of that, and with predictions of CCC you will not make the first cut, I'm afraid.
Why? They are only predictions? I could get AAABB.
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I am planning on getting AAABB in my results.



Why? They are only predictions? I could get AAABB.
Predict yourself AAABB then!
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I am planning on getting AAABB in my results.



Why? They are only predictions? I could get AAABB.
Predictions are given by your teachers in the reference when you apply. They are what universities base their offers on. Unless you apply after you have taken your A2s and have your results in hand, then the universities will make offers based on what your teachers think you are capable of, and you have told us that they are predicting CCCC. That is not enough to get an offer from the course when they are asking ABB.
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(Original post by marjnutall)
They are not AS Results they are my predictions. I am in Y12. I am taking a gap year on a archaeological dig and marine conservation.
In that case it's very unlikely you'll get an offer with C predictions, however if you work hard and get the results required then you could apply on your gap year and that way you'll be getting unconditionals rather than conditional offers.
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