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    I was just wondering when applying to university does it make a huge difference if you have a band 2 instead of a band 1? Especially in the more competitive courses?

    Thanks in advance for any replies!
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    Universities will only see your grades, not the banding.
    Some, such as Oxbridge, may ask for your banding but for the majority of universities they will not care.
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    (Original post by tinababy)
    I was just wondering when applying to university does it make a huge difference if you have a band 2 instead of a band 1? Especially in the more competitive courses?

    Thanks in advance for any replies!
    Cambridge and UCL are the only ones I have seen specify bands in their offers.

    Oxford and everywhere else don't care.

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    It doesnt matter. All that hard work you spent getting high % is essentially meaningless in the end.

    Tragic, I know.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Cambridge and UCL are the only ones I have seen specify bands in their offers.

    Oxford and everywhere else don't care.

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    Really? Do they not even see what u got tho?
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    (Original post by tinababy)
    Really? Do they not even see what u got tho?
    Bands don't appear on your certificates and there isn't an option for them on UCAS - unis will ask you to fill them in through a seperate form.
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    It doesnt matter. All that hard work you spent getting high % is essentially meaningless in the end.

    Tragic, I know.
    Tragic for those who get 97%.... Amazing for those who get 71%
    That's quite a big difference... U can lose nearly a third of the marks and still get an A
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    (Original post by tinababy)
    Tragic for those who get 97%.... Amazing for those who get 71%
    That's quite a big difference... U can lose nearly a third of the marks and still get an A
    Aye, the system is stupid
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Bands don't appear on your certificates and there isn't an option for them on UCAS - unis will ask you to fill them in through a seperate form.
    Wow that's brilliant!! Means I don't have to be too worried about getting a really high score in the exam thanks
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    Aye, the system is stupid
    Yeah and sometimes it drops below 70% even :\ but oh well what can we do...if more people get good grades more people go to uni. Haha imagine what you wld have to do to actually fail?! I have no clue what the percentage is for that.
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    I do believe we should have the A* grade in the Scottish system.
    Splits up the good candidates from the extremely good candidates.
 
 
 
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