Degree Decisions: Not sure what to do with my AS Level results

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I got this at AS Level:
- A in Economics
- A in Maths
- B in Biology
- C in History.

I got an A in one history unit and a D in the other history unit, so I was 1 UMS off of a B. I got the D remarked but it remained the same. I was also predicted an A in history.

I definitely want to drop biology because I didn't enjoy the course at all, it was just a memory test for me.

I was planning on doing history at uni, the 5 choices I had in mind were:
- Cambridge
- Exeter
- Warwick
- Bristol
- Birmingham/Southampton.

If I apply to these unis with my AS grades (AAC), would I get an offer at all? I still believe that I can achieve A*AA, but I doubt the unis will bother offering me a place with my AS grades.

Should I persue these same unis (maybe with the exception of Cambridge)?

Any advice would be lovely, thanks.
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I got this at AS Level:
- A in Economics
- A in Maths
- B in Biology
- C in History.

I got an A in one history unit and a D in the other history unit, so I was 1 UMS off of a B. I got the D remarked but it remained the same. I was also predicted an A in history.

I definitely want to drop biology because I didn't enjoy the course at all, it was just a memory test for me.

I was planning on doing history at uni, the 5 choices I had in mind were:
- Cambridge
- Exeter
- Warwick
- Bristol
- Birmingham/Southampton.

If I apply to these unis with my AS grades (AAC), would I get an offer at all? I still believe that I can achieve A*AA, but I doubt the unis will bother offering me a place with my AS grades.

Should I persue these same unis (maybe with the exception of Cambridge)?

Any advice would be lovely, thanks.
Although universities obviously take into consideration your grades, they will also look at your UCAS PS and your references. If you are not sure about whether they will offer, you may decide that you want to put 2/3 of those on your choices, have a mid-way (maybe AAA/AAB) and then a ABB for the final choice.

If this were me, then that is what I would do, but it is a decision that myself, and no one else can make for you, and I just hope that this gives you maybe a bit of advice as to what to do!
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Although universities obviously take into consideration your grades, they will also look at your UCAS PS and your references. If you are not sure about whether they will offer, you may decide that you want to put 2/3 of those on your choices, have a mid-way (maybe AAA/AAB) and then a ABB for the final choice.

If this were me, then that is what I would do, but it is a decision that myself, and no one else can make for you, and I just hope that this gives you maybe a bit of advice as to what to do!
Yeah that's a good idea.

Overall I'd like to go to a well-known and well-respected university, doing a good degree. Seeing as history might not be the best option for me, I have been looking at anthropology and even something business/marketing related or something else slightly more vocational than history. My question with changing pathways to anthropology or business/marketing is 'are those degrees regarded highly by employers?'.
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Yeah that's a good idea.

Overall I'd like to go to a well-known and well-respected university, doing a good degree. Seeing as history might not be the best option for me, I have been looking at anthropology and even something business/marketing related or something else slightly more vocational than history. My question with changing pathways to anthropology or business/marketing is 'are those degrees regarded highly by employers?'.
Im not sure about anthropology, but business/marketing is well regarded and will put you in a good position for when you look for a job!
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Im not sure about anthropology, but business/marketing is well regarded and will put you in a good position for when you look for a job!
Okay thanks!
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