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    I recently applied to study Zoology at Queens in Belfast, for this course i need 2 B's and a Didtinction grade, one of the B grades is in biology which I assume is critically for studying zoology. At the bottom of my conditional offer letter on UCAS the course wrote the following:
    'In view of the mix of qualifications you are taking, an alternative combination of grades may be acceptable in August and each case will be considered on its own merits'
    Does this mean that I could get a C in biology and may still be accepted? Or anyone recieved anything similar to this in the past?
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    Yes, but you will need to make that drop in grade up elsewhere. Even then it's a may be accepted.
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    (Original post by Kelseyh97)
    I recently applied to study Zoology at Queens in Belfast, for this course i need 2 B's and a Didtinction grade, one of the B grades is in biology which I assume is critically for studying zoology. At the bottom of my conditional offer letter on UCAS the course wrote the following:
    'In view of the mix of qualifications you are taking, an alternative combination of grades may be acceptable in August and each case will be considered on its own merits'
    Does this mean that I could get a C in biology and may still be accepted? Or anyone recieved anything similar to this in the past?
    Thanks
    Usually, the grades in the most related subjects are the most fixed. So you're most likely to need the B in Biology, as you've said it's the most critical.

    What the letter is saying is that if you drop a grade on one subject but get higher on another, they will consider if they can accept you. It's not making any promises that you will be able to be accepted.
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    (Original post by Kelseyh97)
    I recently applied to study Zoology at Queens in Belfast, for this course i need 2 B's and a Didtinction grade, one of the B grades is in biology which I assume is critically for studying zoology. At the bottom of my conditional offer letter on UCAS the course wrote the following:
    'In view of the mix of qualifications you are taking, an alternative combination of grades may be acceptable in August and each case will be considered on its own merits'
    Does this mean that I could get a C in biology and may still be accepted? Or anyone recieved anything similar to this in the past?
    Thanks
    In practice it is most likely to mean, "get in a A in biology and we are more likely to forgive the crap grade in English literature".
 
 
 
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