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    Does it actually make a difference if you do A levels or IB if you miss your offer?
    And how lenient would a university like Loughborough be with subjects like English and History?
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    (Original post by rach6277)
    Does it actually make a difference if you do A levels or IB if you miss your offer?
    And how lenient would a university like Loughborough be with subjects like English and History?
    It's impossible to predict this as it depends on too many variables.

    If more applicants apply to a course than expected, if more applicants chose a course as firm than expected or if more applicants meet their offer conditions than expected then a course can end up being extremely picky about applicants meeting the strict conditions of their offer.

    The opposite is true too though.

    IB students get their results a month before A level students so they're likely to spend longer without a decision if they miss their offer conditions (because universities will wait until the A level results to come in to make decisions on marginal cases to avoid unfairness).

    Why are you asking? What are you worried about/hoping for?
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    I got an offer of 34 points from Loughborough to study History and English and I'm really worried about missing it and not getting in. I know I should be focused on revision right now and not on what happens if I miss the offer but I'd really like some peace of mind.
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    (Original post by rach6277)
    I got an offer of 34 points from Loughborough to study History and English and I'm really worried about missing it and not getting in. I know I should be focused on revision right now and not on what happens if I miss the offer but I'd really like some peace of mind.
    http://university.which.co.uk/loughb...00-vq13-331492 is based on data from previous years but I'd say a course that makes an offer to 92% of applicants for 2015 entry with the most common A levels for entry in 2014 being BBB when their standard offer is ABB is probably quite likely to take applicants with slightly below their offer.

    A LOT of applicants are accepted with grades below their offer every year (so much so that only 8% of applicants end up at their insurance choice - most applicants choose an insurance that is only 1 grade lower than their firm and get taken by their firm). While it isn't guaranteed it's very likely.

    In the worst case scenario you'll have your results and time to explore your options before A level results day in august so will have time to have a good plan B if everything doesn't go well. In the meantime the best tactic is to try your best and focus on your exams.
 
 
 

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