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    I have an A*AA offer (including maths) to do economics at Durham but I'm pretty sure I got A*A*B with the B in maths. Are they likely to still accept? Also if I apply as a post a-levle applicant can I still apply to courses with AAA or above offers if I a retaking some of the maths modules to get an A?
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    (Original post by 6764)
    I have an A*AA offer (including maths) to do economics at Durham but I'm pretty sure I got A*A*B with the B in maths. Are they likely to still accept? Also if I apply as a post a-levle applicant can I still apply to courses with AAA or above offers if I a retaking some of the maths modules to get an A?
    Have a read of http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...on-results-day

    It's impossible to predict what universities will do.

    Be warned though - Durham have a history of sitting on near miss applicants for 3-4 days after the results come out (or for IB students - weeks) before deciding whether to accept or reject them.
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    It would be equivalent in terms of UCAS points right so it couldn't be classed as a "near miss"? Or do Durham look at the actual grades rather than the UCAS ponts that correspond to them?
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    (Original post by chloeabeki)
    It would be equivalent in terms of UCAS points right so it couldn't be classed as a "near miss"? Or do Durham look at the actual grades rather than the UCAS ponts that correspond to them?
    If an offer states grades then you only meet the offer if you get those grades. Getting a B in maths when they've specified an A or A* for an economics degree does not meet the offer.
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    (Original post by chloeabeki)
    It would be equivalent in terms of UCAS points right so it couldn't be classed as a "near miss"? Or do Durham look at the actual grades rather than the UCAS ponts that correspond to them?
    If the university wants a bottom line of nothing lower than A across the board, then that is what it wants, not a points equivalent. Durham isn't in the position of having to be kind to anyone, and as PQ points out, in past years, their conduct of the Clearing process has been anything but.
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    My expected offer (for EE at So'ton) was A*AA. When I actually received the offer, it stated A*AA or A*A*B. Goes to show that they do often see it as equivalent, but that might have been due to my subjects as I had three relevant ones.

    Problem is that if your B is in maths, that's likely the one they'd see as the most important.

    You would have missed the offer, but that doesn't equal rejection, just make sure you call them up on the day (if it is like that) and see if they'll still let you in. Could always enquire directly in advance too.
 
 
 
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