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    Hi, I'd like some advice. I'm Italian and my final high school exam, called "maturità", is comprehensive of an oral test on all subjects plus three different written tests, one of which is mathematics.

    So I have an offer from an university that asks me to obtain an overall of 95/100, plus 14/15 in the math test.
    What I'm wondering is: what do you think would be my chances of still being accepted, if I managed to achieve only, say, 90/100 overall with 11/15 in the math test? Like I'm not sure how to compare to A levels, and I've heard people do still get in if they miss one grade for their offer. The course is PPE at Warwick and the standard offer for english students is A*AA plus A in GCSE mathematics.

    Thanks!
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    (Original post by TSR Jessica)
    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    Hi, I'd like some advice. I'm Italian and my final high school exam, called "maturità", is comprehensive of an oral test on all subjects plus three different written tests, one of which is mathematics.

    So I have an offer from an university that asks me to obtain an overall of 95/100, plus 14/15 in the math test.
    What I'm wondering is: what do you think would be my chances of still being accepted, if I managed to achieve only, say, 90/100 overall with 11/15 in the math test? Like I'm not sure how to compare to A levels, and I've heard people do still get in if they miss one grade for their offer. The course is PPE at Warwick and the standard offer for english students is A*AA plus A in GCSE mathematics.

    Thanks!
    I would think your chances of acceptance would be less than 50%
    Warwick is very competitive, usually oversubscribed for popular courses and not known for being lenient with missed grades.
    There's always a chance because things change from year to year so contact them as soon as you have your final results.


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    I would think your chances of acceptance would be less than 50%
    Warwick is very competitive, usually oversubscribed for popular courses and not known for being lenient with missed grades.
    There's always a chance because things change from year to year so contact them as soon as you have your final results.


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    Ok so you think I should give them a call in case I miss my offer? I thought I might come up as annoying by doing that.
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    Ok so you think I should give them a call in case I miss my offer? I thought I might come up as annoying by doing that.
    If you don't achieve the results they have specified in the offer and they don't confirm your place on your chosen course then you should certainly contact admissions to explore your options.

    Edit: I agree with carnationlilyrose below that if they decide to reject you once they have considered your results then you have zero chance of getting them to change their mind. There may be other related courses that could accept you through clearing but you'll need to check that your results meet the requirements.
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    Ok so you think I should give them a call in case I miss my offer? I thought I might come up as annoying by doing that.
    If it says Unsuccessful on Track when you have your results (and you should prepare yourself for that eventuality as Warwick has no need to be kind to anyone) then there is no point at all in ringing them as they will have had some time to consider whether or not to take you. Only if Track is unchanged is it worth contacting them to find out when you can expect a decision, if you want to get on with searching through Clearing. You will not influence that decision, though.
 
 
 
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