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    Any experiences of unis such as reading, Southampton, uea- getting in when missing the grades?!
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    Hi there,

    It'll be down to the situation with results. If you miss just 1 grade then they might accept you anyway. It's completely unpredictable at this time however.
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    Try and get your offer or above, although depending on the market if you are slightly under you may still get in!
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    I go to a russel group uni that had a course requirement of AAA, but there are people in my classes who got grades like BCC. So in some cases it looks like they can be very lenient.

    There's really no way of telling. Being one grade off seems to often be the standard response but clearly that doesn't always apply because the people behind admissions are real people who will form opinions over personal statements, past grades, subjects taken etc.

    Just aim for the grades as much as you can, but really don't worry about it. There's a fair chance you'll get into top uni's regardless of making the grade.
    Even if you don't, there's decent uni's in clearing and it really isn't that hard or complicated if you miss both your choices.
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    (Original post by Hello278910)
    Any experiences of unis such as reading, Southampton, uea- getting in when missing the grades?!
    it really depends on how many others made the grade/missed it. UEA try to be lenient when they can, and the lifting off the cap has made that easier but its still not guarenteed.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    it really depends on how many others made the grade/missed it. UEA try to be lenient when they can, and the lifting off the cap has made that easier but its still not guarenteed.
    What does the lifting of the cap mean?
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    I was 30 points below my offer and still got in, that was Bournemouth
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    (Original post by Hello278910)
    What does the lifting of the cap mean?
    as in the cap on numbers- before if a university took over their allocated quota of students they would be fined, now they can take as many as they want, subject to space constraints.
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    Some unis can be very leaning some not so much it depends on how many places they have how many people have missed their offer and how much you've missed it by if you sat a really hard exam that lots of people got a low grade in across the county that will also play apart (because more people will have missed their offer) if you just miss it by say 1 UMS you might get in if your offer was A*BB and you got BBB for instance you probably wouldn't get in but if your close you have abetter chance and if you meet it well then your in.
 
 
 
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