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    I'm having a mini-freak out so I guess I just want other people's opinions.

    My firm choice requires A*AA at UCL, and my insurance choice requires AAA/A*AB at Bristol.

    However, this means if I get AAB, I've missed both offers, despite AAB being a decent set of A Levels.

    Other than having to take a year out, is it likely that either university will at least offer me an alternate course, or that I can get onto a decent course in clearing?

    So many people are deciding not to go to university, they're deciding that it's not worth it due to the expense and rising numbers of unemployed graduates. However, obviously universities still need students and so they are a bit more lenient. I know someone who needed AAA for St Andrews and got AAB but they still accepted her, so chances are that with AAB, either UCL or Bristol could still offer you a place..

    Other than that, clearing is an option. I know someone who never applied through UCAS but just called universities during clearing, she did Maths at Aberdeen and loved it!
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