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    I want to apply for Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, but pretty much only the higher end of the universities offer the course. It's competitive, with something like a ratio of 1:5 - places:applicants.

    I got 4A*s, 5As and 2Bs for GCSE and ABBD at AS level (A in full A level maths, Bs in Chemistry and Physics AS and a D in Biology AS). The lowest offer they give out is AAA. I'm quite positive that I can achieve that, but will universities like Imperial, Sheffield, Birmingham, Lancaster and Leeds just simply reject my application because of my grades? Should I look at something else instead?

    Also, in case you need the extra information, I've dropped Biology and have been predicted:

    A* - Pure Maths (if resat)
    A- Further Maths
    A - Chemistry
    A - Physics
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    If you can deliver on the predictions, then why not. Also, you may well get a slightly lower offer if they like you, so there is that to bear in mind (but not to rely on). Also, there is weird grade stuff going on at some universities at the moment (like Lancaster), and because of unreliable numbers of applications, there have been more generous offers recently. If it were me, I'd go for it Best of luck.
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    (Original post by kittyb99)
    If you can deliver on the predictions, then why not. Also, you may well get a slightly lower offer if they like you, so there is that to bear in mind (but not to rely on). Also, there is weird grade stuff going on at some universities at the moment (like Lancaster), and because of unreliable numbers of applications, there have been more generous offers recently. If it were me, I'd go for it Best of luck.
    Thanks I have a bit of a stupid question though. Do I make them like me at the interview or like a combination of that and my personal statement?
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    (Original post by mizuvoid)
    Thanks I have a bit of a stupid question though. Do I make them like me at the interview or like a combination of that and my personal statement?
    They didn't interview 'in my day', so I can only comment on the PS, but I think aim for all round liking and you can't go wrong
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    1:5 ratio isn't particularly competitive when you consider that every applicant will make five applications, and unis will give out several times more offers than they have places available to account for those that choose to go elsewhere, and those that miss their grades.

    If you think that your predicted grades are realistic, then I would say go for it, but if at all possible do go for some unis that have lower grade requirements.

    You also need to make sure you have a back up plan, in case you get five rejections and / or miss your grades, because you essentially have no available safety net available to you within your subject.

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    1:5 ratio isn't particularly competitive when you consider that every applicant will make five applications, and unis will give out several times more offers than they have places available to account for those that choose to go elsewhere, and those that miss their grades.

    If you think that your predicted grades are realistic, then I would say go for it, but if at all possible do go for some unis that have lower grade requirements.

    You also need to make sure you have a back up plan, in case you get five rejections and / or miss your grades, because you essentially have no available safety net available to you within your subject.

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    Thanks for your reply I'm pretty positive that my predicted grades are realistic. Maybe not physics but I only need three A levels, not four. My back up plan would be chemical engineering and just aim for a university that requires a lower entry requirement.
 
 
 
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