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    I'm planning on applying for Physics/Astrophysics at St Andrews. I just visited the place and it is stunningly beautiful, and the university's academic quality matches that perfectly.
    My question is whether I still hold the chance of getting an offer with these grades? I got AAAAB in my highers, the 4 A's at mathematics, computing, biology and english and, quite ironically, a B in physics (the one for which I studied the most - worst part is that I was 1 mark off an A). My grades satisfy the general entry requirements but I don't know whether my B in physics would blow my chances of an offer, since I'm putting myself against a lot of competition and the admission tutors do put major emphasis at the grades which are relevant to the course I'm applying for.
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    St Andrew's from my experience have a habit of being rather harsh towards Scottish students for physics. I never applied there myself but I've met and know of plenty of people in past years who got AAAAB in 5th with the B in something unrelated like English who've been rejected. Could be totally different for yourself though and there's no harm in applying as you get 4 other choices on your UCAS form. I guess it's a bit tighter if you want to do astrophysics as only Edinburgh and Glasgow offer it in Scotland and neither of them are much like St Andrews at all.
 
 
 
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