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    I have an AAA offer from both Exeter and Durham for Classics. Would it be unadvisable to firm Durham and put Exeter as my insurance when they both require AAA? So for example say I missed the grades and got AAB instead - and Durham rejected me - is there any chance Exeter would accept me with AAB bearing in mind they would be my insurance choice?? The course I've applied for at Exeter actually accepts people with ABB in the past so I am just wondering if anyone knows this is possible or has any thoughts? Is it too risky and I could end up with neither?

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    (Original post by hbteiddam)
    I have an AAA offer from both Exeter and Durham for Classics. Would it be unadvisable to firm Durham and put Exeter as my insurance when they both require AAA? So for example say I missed the grades and got AAB instead - and Durham rejected me - is there any chance Exeter would accept me with AAB bearing in mind they would be my insurance choice?? The course I've applied for at Exeter actually accepts people with ABB in the past so I am just wondering if anyone knows this is possible or has any thoughts? Is it too risky and I could end up with neither?

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    Firm the one that you prefer, regardless of the required grades.

    If a university will accept you with lower grades than your offer, I doubt that firm/insurance will matter much (although I'm not certain).
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    (Original post by hbteiddam)
    I have an AAA offer from both Exeter and Durham for Classics. Would it be unadvisable to firm Durham and put Exeter as my insurance when they both require AAA? So for example say I missed the grades and got AAB instead - and Durham rejected me - is there any chance Exeter would accept me with AAB bearing in mind they would be my insurance choice?? The course I've applied for at Exeter actually accepts people with ABB in the past so I am just wondering if anyone knows this is possible or has any thoughts? Is it too risky and I could end up with neither?

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    Em
    The grades you have shown for Exeter are the contextual offer for students whose schools perform poorly. There is no guarantee that you will get in on these grades otherwise. It will depend on the numbers meeting their offer. If more people meet their offer than there are places you wont get accepted on lower grades. If not enough people meet their offer they may accept you and no one knows this including the university themselves until results are known.
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    The grades you have shown for Exeter are the contextual offer for students whose schools perform poorly. There is no guarantee that you will get in on these grades otherwise. It will depend on the numbers meeting their offer. If more people meet their offer than there are places you wont get accepted on lower grades. If not enough people meet their offer they may accept you and no one knows this including the university themselves until results are known.
    But you can still make an estimation of what is likely/unlikely ?
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    (Original post by hbteiddam)
    But you can still make an estimation of what is likely/unlikely ?
    but this changes yearly so it would be foolish to rely on this. Universities already make this assumption when offering places. For example they may make 600 offers for 200 places. They know that year on year that is around the figure needed to get 200 students but in any one year they might end up 10 over or perhaps 20 under. That is when courses end up in clearing. Both these universities are very competitive and would usually not need to drop their offers by more than 1 grade if at all.
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    This ^.

    But don't put down as an insurance a university which you wouldn't be happy with.
 
 
 
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