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I am gonna apply to UMIST next november and they require BBB one B from science and one B from maths and I got

A Computing, B Physcs + Chem and D in maths

Its chemical engineering I am gonna apply for, will they turn me down right away cause of bad maths?
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no they will reject you, wont even look at your personal statement
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(Original post by mrmarsupial)
I am gonna apply to UMIST next november and they require BBB one B from science and one B from maths and I got

A Computing, B Physcs + Chem and D in maths

Its chemical engineering I am gonna apply for, will they turn me down right away cause of bad maths?

If they like you then there is a very good chance of them making you an offer. As far as they are concearned, they are not losing a place by making an offer to someone with fractionally lower grades because you will still be required to come up to their standards( i.e. BBB) before you get entry.

PS - Anyone have any good recommendations for Comp. Sci. Uni's that I have a realistic shot at with ABBC at AS??? :confused:
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PS - Anyone have any good recommendations for Comp. Sci. Uni's that I have a realistic shot at with ABBC at AS??? :confused:
Ok...well this is a site I found a while back- has links about different courses at different levels...I have gone onto Computer Sciences degree for you and this looks like the sort of info you might be after (?)

you can read the info directly from the site by clicking the link I have posted below this extract...

'What A-levels do you need? At Kent you can get in without A-level maths. Instead, you study extra maths at university. A-level maths is compulsory at Manchester and Southampton. Anything else goes, though Manchester prefers a science A-level.

What grades? BBB at Southampton and Manchester; BBC at Kent; BCC at Glasgow (two of those have to be science subjects) or BBBB at Highers (two of them sciences).

Will it keep you off the dole? Yes. Graduates join software development companies, earning starting salaries averaging £22,000. The best join top-notch firms such as investment bank Goldman Sachs or Andersen Consulting and can earn £35,000 straight from university, more than a senior lecturer. But beware, the hours can be very long. Some prefer to work for small companies.

Will you be interviewed? Yes at Kent and Southampton. Not usually at Manchester, and not at Glasgow.

What do students say? "It's a fantastic course. You get a lot of support from lecturers, so you have a chance to expand yourself. I plan to join the RAF as a pilot or go into industry as a software engineer. This course has strong industry links. There are lecturers who have come from industry." (Nick Worrall, 20, third-year, computer science, Southampton.) "The lecturing on the course is good and the lecturers are approachable. I am planning to do a masters at King's College London next year in neural networks. I have been inspired to do that by the course here." (Mark Howells, 31, computer science, Kent.)

Where's best for teaching? Imperial College, Cambridge, Exeter, Kent, Oxford, Manchester, Teesside, Warwick, Southampton, Swansea, York, Edinburgh and Glasgow universities all scored excellent ratings.

Where's best for research? Cambridge, Imperial College, Oxford, Warwick, York and Glasgow received a tip-top 5*. Bath, Bristol, Lancaster, Sussex, Manchester, Southampton, University College London, Dundee and Edinburgh received a 5; Aston, Birmingham, Durham, East Anglia, Essex, Exeter, Goldsmiths, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leeds, Loughborough, Umist, Nottingham, Queen Mary and Westfield, Reading, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Queen's Belfast received 4.

Where's the cutting edge? Southampton is big on multimedia, artificial intelligence and software engineering; Glasgow in distributed systems, information retrieval, communication and control systems and human computer interaction. Manchester in bio-informatics (the human genome project) and low power mobile processes: that's making sure mobile phones work. Kent specialises in networks and distributed systems, software and systems engineering and has a computer science education research group.'

Those are just the bits that seemed directly related to your question but it may be useful to go through all of it- http://education.independent.co.uk/h...sp?story=73019

Goodluck with everything!

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Cheers for the info Egan...
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I think you will if your application is good.
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PS - Anyone have any good recommendations for Comp. Sci. Uni's that I have a realistic shot at with ABBC at AS??? :confused:
Birmingham definetly .
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Birmingham definetly .
Im sensing a bias, could it be any thing to do with where your headed???

Would I have a decent chance of getting a offer from somewhere like Manchester, Durham or Nottingham???
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Im sensing a bias, could it be any thing to do with where your headed???

Would I have a decent chance of getting a offer from somewhere like Manchester, Durham or Nottingham???
Yep, I'm biased . I think you'd probably have a chance at Durham. I got AAB at AS and my offer was the same for my A Levels.. ABBC is pretty close.
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Yep, I'm biased . I think you'd probably have a chance at Durham. I got AAB at AS and my offer was the same for my A Levels.. ABBC is pretty close.

Well the important thing is that I'm not looking at having to sleep with the head of admissions at Thames Valley anymore.....
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