Hi, I've recently finished my AS exams and am looking into universities. I am from a disadvantaged background (low participation neighbourhood, first of immediate family to go to university, etc) so I was wondering if this would be taken into account during the admissions process.
I am planning to study Astrophysics, and St Andrews seems like a top choice. Some of the other universities I'm applying to (Leeds/York/Edinburgh) take into account contextual data - they may provide an alternative offer of up to two grades below the typical offer (i.e ABB instead of AAA).
The entry requirements for the course I want to do at St Andrews is AAA, but would this possibly be reduced to something like AAB due to contextual data?
And actually passed?