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    I have received a conditional offer based on attaining 2 B Grades in A Level Economics and Sociology as I already have a A grade in Accounting, I have almost finished my exams, and I'm predicting that I should get a B in Sociology, but possibly a C/D in Economics, based on how well I think I have done, as I'm doing the A levels from home, i.e Learning it from home, do you know how lenient The University of Essex will possibly be? If say I get a ABD overall, when the entry requirements state ABB-BBB, I did email the University asking this but they said It doesn't make a difference, but It does make it much harder doing 2 full A Levels from home in 1 year, rather than the traditional 2 years, so I thought it should be a bit more lenient? Any replies would be helpful, thank you.
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    Almost all universities will accept students who get 1 grade below the offer. 2 grades below and your chances are still pretty good.
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    (Original post by JoePFR)
    Almost all universities will accept students who get 1 grade below the offer. 2 grades below and your chances are still pretty good.
    Thanks for the reply, why do they display such high entry requirements on there website then? When I emailed them they almost made it seem as though anything less than BBB wouldn't be enough, I'm guessing how many people apply etc comes into effect too
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    Thanks for the reply, why do they display such high entry requirements on there website then? When I emailed them they almost made it seem as though anything less than BBB wouldn't be enough, I'm guessing how many people apply etc comes into effect too
    There's a number of reasons, really. They only want people to apply if they're serious about going there and they want as high a calibre of student as possible. They make it seem a lot stricter than it is so people won't slack on their exams knowing they'll probably get in anyway.

    I know a guy who got into Southampton University with 3 grades below his offer.
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    (Original post by JoePFR)
    There's a number of reasons, really. They only want people to apply if they're serious about going there and they want as high a calibre of student as possible. They make it seem a lot stricter than it is so people won't slack on their exams knowing they'll probably get in anyway.

    I know a guy who got into Southampton University with 3 grades below his offer.
    Oh wow, that's surprising since southampton is a pretty big university, well one of the main reasons I applied to essex was the fact they offered a year abroad with a lot of their courses, like economics etc. Thanks for your help btw
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    (Original post by manveerd)
    Oh wow, that's surprising since southampton is a pretty big university, well one of the main reasons I applied to essex was the fact they offered a year abroad with a lot of their courses, like economics etc. Thanks for your help btw
    I also heavily looked at Essex for the same reason since I'm planning on taking a year abroad as well. Ended up applying for Sussex instead, fingers crossed for results day.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by manveerd)
    Thanks for the reply, why do they display such high entry requirements on there website then? When I emailed them they almost made it seem as though anything less than BBB wouldn't be enough, I'm guessing how many people apply etc comes into effect too
    Because they want the higher level. Unfortunately for them, they often have to take applicants who don't reach the advertiosed standard. Whether they take you in the circumstances described depends on how many people got their requirements and how close you are compared to others who failed to do so.
 
 
 
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