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    I take History, Classics, and English Literature, and English Literature is the bane of my existence.
    I hate it because I'm bad at it. Half of it is fine, but the other half I just can't get my head around.

    I'm wanting to study History at university. The university I'd love to go to wants AAA as a typical offer (I haven't applied yet and I have only the vaguest idea of what to expect, but I'm still very concerned).
    I'm confident that if I put in the effort, I can get an A in History and an A in Classics, but I really don't see that happening for English Lit. Like, divine intervention will probably need to be involved for that to happen.

    I've looked elsewhere, and all of the universities I'd want to considered going to are also offering AAA or AAB, but I'm worried that even if I put 110% effort into revising, I'm still not going to get that A - or even the B, tbh.

    I've already resat Year 12, so I can't do that again (nor would I want to, good god...)

    I just don't know what the resolve would be if I were to get, AAB or AAC, when the requirement is AAA, ya feel?
    I was thinking that I could take Sociology, from last year back up (I got a B in it idk???) and try and improve on that if I got a C in English? Idk

    Sorry about the vagueness of this, I'm just quite confused and was wondering if someone could give me an insight into how Uni offers work?
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    Howdy,

    I take History, Classics, and English Literature, and English Literature is the bane of my existence.
    I hate it because I'm bad at it. Half of it is fine, but the other half I just can't get my head around.

    I'm wanting to study History at university. The university I'd love to go to wants AAA as a typical offer (I haven't applied yet and I have only the vaguest idea of what to expect, but I'm still very concerned).
    I'm confident that if I put in the effort, I can get an A in History and an A in Classics, but I really don't see that happening for English Lit. Like, divine intervention will probably need to be involved for that to happen.

    I've looked elsewhere, and all of the universities I'd want to considered going to are also offering AAA or AAB, but I'm worried that even if I put 110% effort into revising, I'm still not going to get that A - or even the B, tbh.

    I've already resat Year 12, so I can't do that again (nor would I want to, good god...)

    I just don't know what the resolve would be if I were to get, AAB or AAC, when the requirement is AAA, ya feel?
    I was thinking that I could take Sociology, from last year back up (I got a B in it idk???) and try and improve on that if I got a C in English? Idk

    Sorry about the vagueness of this, I'm just quite confused and was wondering if someone could give me an insight into how Uni offers work?
    History is one of the most oversubscribed courses and in some years it has been THE most applied to course, so universities make AAA offers because they know they can find plenty of candidates who will get that. They may be prepared to drop one grade on the day if they like you, but to be honest, they don't have to try very hard to pick up people in Clearing with the right grades, so you can't count on it. You have five choices, so the best advice is one aspirational choice slightly above your predicted grades, a couple on them and a couple below. If your results are likely to be unbalanced like you predict yours will be, then universities which make offers in points rather than grades will save you.
 
 
 
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