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So I'm studying A2 History, A2 Sociology,As Business and As English language.

The problem is I applied for Business and Management and I firmed Middlesex, however, I've recently realised I'm not passionate about Business or Management at all. I have a burning interest and passion for History and Politics as I really have gained love for these areas through studying History at A2 and through studying social policy in Sociology. It would be amazing to study History and Politics for me! I feel very down in the dumps as I want to get into Queen Mary or Goldsmiths. But I really don't know if they will accept me due to my two full A levels and two as levels being unusual to the normal three A levels they ask for.

I feel I will get the following grades :
A2 Sociology - A*/A
A2 History - B
As Business - A
As English Language - C/D
As English Literature - (already have ) E

Do you know if there is any chance that any good university would accept me with those grades listed above ? Is a Uni like Goldsmiths or Queen Mary likely to accept me through clearing due to my high grades in History, sociology and Business? Will Middlesex release me without giving me problems ? Goldsmiths want 'ABB' for History and Politics BA Hons, do you think they will accept me through clearing at all if I get the grades I listed above ? I feel soo down, pleaaase help me out and I'll be ever grateful for any help !
Lastly, which unis in London do you think would accept my grades and allow me on to a proper undergraduate degree ?

I guess this all comes down to this one burning query of mine : do unis that ask for three A2 levels ever accept two A2 levels and two As levels?

Thank you ans pleaaase help me
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Getting into a good university for a popular course with two A2 and three AS levels is possible but rather unlikely.
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So I'm studying A2 History, A2 Sociology,As Business and As English language.

The problem is I applied for Business and Management and I firmed Middlesex, however, I've recently realised I'm not passionate about Business or Management at all. I have a burning interest and passion for History and Politics as I really have gained love for these areas through studying History at A2 and through studying social policy in Sociology. It would be amazing to study History and Politics for me! I feel very down in the dumps as I want to get into Queen Mary or Goldsmiths. But I really don't know if they will accept me due to my two full A levels and two as levels being unusual to the normal three A levels they ask for.

I feel I will get the following grades :
A2 Sociology - A*/A
A2 History - B
As Business - A
As English Language - C/D
As English Literature - (already have ) E

Do you know if there is any chance that any good university would accept me with those grades listed above ? Is a Uni like Goldsmiths or Queen Mary likely to accept me through clearing due to my high grades in History, sociology and Business? Will Middlesex release me without giving me problems ? Goldsmiths want 'ABB' for History and Politics BA Hons, do you think they will accept me through clearing at all if I get the grades I listed above ? I feel soo down, pleaaase help me out and I'll be ever grateful for any help !
Lastly, which unis in London do you think would accept my grades and allow me on to a proper undergraduate degree ?

I guess this all comes down to this one burning query of mine : do unis that ask for three A2 levels ever accept two A2 levels and two As levels?

Thank you ans pleaaase help me
I think you will and should get somewhere decent but you may have to sacrifice staying in London. There will be some decent universities that struggle to recruit. There always are. Where they are won't be known until August. You are a better bet than someone with more points but poorer A level grades.
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Lastly, which unis in London do you think would accept my grades and allow me on to a proper undergraduate degree ?
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you may have to sacrifice staying in London.
There'll likely be a need to sacrifice something, but I wonder if London or the UoL brand need be it.

"History and Politics" sounds quite sexy and QMUL is likely out of what is presently your league for grades while Goldsmiths has or had a certain boho cachet that perhaps counterbalances for some the fact of its being in New Cross.

But I think you might be able to get into a UoL school to study those subjects if you are prepared to go somewhere that will have people say "come again?" and as well if you're ready to have the course styled a little differently: 'interdiscplinary social sciences' or 'History of Ideas'. It's niche and niche, approximation and approximation.

The product of a quick google suggests from Birkbeck:
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/unde...es/UUBACOHP_C/
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/unde...mes/UUBSSOSC_C
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/unde...mes/UUBAPOPH_C

From Heythrop this:
http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/prospectiv...e-summary.html

At Goldmiths entry requirements drop between 'History & Politics' and 'History & History of Ideas'
http://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-history-history-of-ideas/

Of these three I think Birkbeck is much the best school, and as good as QMUL. It's little talked about or under regarded by 6th formers because it was until very recently a college for mature students, many of them studying part-time, and it remains the fact that many courses are still taught in the evening. But it now accepts 18 year olds. And Bloomsbury is nicer than Mile End.

Heythrop is the UoL's 'Specialist Philosophy and Theology college'. Make of that what you will. It's in Kensington.
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There'll likely be a need to sacrifice something, but I wonder if London or the UoL brand need be it.

"History and Politics" sounds quite sexy and QMUL is likely out of what is presently your league for grades while Goldsmiths has or had a certain boho cachet that perhaps counterbalances for some the fact of its being in New Cross.

But I think you might be able to get into a UoL school to study those subjects if you are prepared to go somewhere that will have people say "come again?" and as well if you're ready to have the course styled a little differently: 'interdiscplinary social sciences' or 'History of Ideas'. It's niche and niche, approximation and approximation.

The product of a quick google suggests from Birkbeck:
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/unde...es/UUBACOHP_C/
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/unde...mes/UUBSSOSC_C
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/unde...mes/UUBAPOPH_C

From Heythrop this:
http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/prospectiv...e-summary.html

At Goldmiths entry requirements drop between 'History & Politics' and 'History & History of Ideas'
http://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-history-history-of-ideas/

Of these three I think Birkbeck is much the best school, and as good as QMUL. It's little talked about or under regarded by 6th formers because it was until very recently a college for mature students, many of them studying part-time, and it remains the fact that many courses are still taught in the evening. But it now accepts 18 year olds. And Bloomsbury is nicer than Mile End.

Heythrop is the UoL's 'Specialist Philosophy and Theology college'. Make of that what you will. It's in Kensington.
You seriously think I stand a chance of being accepted with 2 A2s and three as levels as Goldsmiths or Birkbeck?
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You seriously think I stand a chance of being accepted with 2 A2s and three as levels as Goldsmiths or Birkbeck?
Birkbeck has 100 years of experience of taking people with a 50 yards backstroke qualification.

The admissions process is geared around 3 A levels and UCAS points but whilst there is an issue about workload from only doing 2 A levels, an A* A level shows you are capable at least in that subject of working at that level. CCC at A level doesn't.
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Birkbeck has 100 years of experience of taking people with a 50 yards backstroke qualification.

The admissions process is geared around 3 A levels and UCAS points but whilst there is an issue about workload from only doing 2 A levels, an A* A level shows you are capable at least in that subject of working at that level. CCC at A level doesn't.
Ah, that is definitely a good point!
I guess I'll have to research into Birkbeck. Do you know how the quality of teaching is there ? Also, in terms of employability, would you recommend I try to get in ?
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You seriously think I stand a chance of being accepted with 2 A2s and three as levels as Goldsmiths or Birkbeck?
I dunno, why not? Birkbeck gives its entry requiremenst in terms of UCAS points so I can't see why you shouldn't have a chance for it. Have you thought of Emailing the admissions people?
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I dunno, why not? Birkbeck gives its entry requiremenst in terms of UCAS points so I can't see why you shouldn't have a chance for it. Have you thought of Emailing the admissions people?
Yeah , I'm going to get cracking with that after my exams. But for now I'm just very fidgety about which universities are likely to accept my qualifications. I mean there is no point me trying to email Kings or Ucl regarding the matter, but I'm just wondering which good universities that provide quality teaching would accept me on results day through clearing...
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Go for a UCAS university such as London Metropolitan or Manchester Metropolitan, forget about the top ones they won't accept you unless you get straight AAB or A's in A2 but that doesn't mean you cannot get a good degree elsewhere.
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Go for a UCAS university such as London Metropolitan or Manchester Metropolitan, forget about the top ones they won't accept you unless you get straight AAB or A's in A2 but that doesn't mean you cannot get a good degree elsewhere.
This is dreadful advice. And what is a "UCAS university"? (Or what is one that is not this?)
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