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    I've finished my A2 exams and am coming to terms with the fact that I don't think I've gotten the grades I need to meet my offer (The uni course I've applied for has made it clear that this year they won't be accepting anyone who misses their offer)
    So I've been looking into the courses that are in clearing and I'm confused as to which I should be looking at. I needed AAB to meet my offer but I think I will likely miss out on this by a grade or two. So, say I get ABB instead of AAB, is there any use me trying to get places on courses in clearing that are asking for AAB? I always assumed that because they're trying to fill up spaces they'd probably accept people with slightly lower grades, but then it kind of occurred to me that it may not necessarily be the case?


    TL;DR I won't get into my firm unless I get AAB. Say I get ABB or equivalent. The only courses I can find on clearing that I am interested in are still AAB. I'm not sure if I should only be looking at courses that are asking for the grades I think I'll get or if I should assume those asking for higher grades will be more lenient as they are in clearing.
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    TL;DR I won't get into my firm unless I get AAB. Say I get ABB or equivalent. The only courses I can find on clearing that I am interested in are still AAB. I'm not sure if I should only be looking at courses that are asking for the grades I think I'll get or if I should assume those asking for higher grades will be more lenient as they are in clearing.
    Not all courses are listed in Clearing yet.

    And a 1 grade miss may still be acceptable to your offering university.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Not all courses are listed in Clearing yet.

    And a 1 grade miss may still be acceptable to your offering university.

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    Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question as to how lenient courses in clearing are with the grades they ask for.
    Also, no it won't be sadly. I stated in the post that they're only accepting the grades they ask for as they are oversubscribed
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question as to how lenient courses in clearing are with the grades they ask for.
    Also, no it won't be sadly. I stated in the post that they're only accepting the grades they ask for as they are oversubscribed
    It depends on the university and course. Not all of them will lower their requirements.
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question as to how lenient courses in clearing are with the grades they ask for.
    Also, no it won't be sadly. I stated in the post that they're only accepting the grades they ask for as they are oversubscribed
    It does answer the question because not all courses are listed. Many will be listed on or just before results day. And at that time some *might* also relax their requirements, until then no-one can say.

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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    I've finished my A2 exams and am coming to terms with the fact that I don't think I've gotten the grades I need to meet my offer (The uni course I've applied for has made it clear that this year they won't be accepting anyone who misses their offer)
    So I've been looking into the courses that are in clearing and I'm confused as to which I should be looking at. I needed AAB to meet my offer but I think I will likely miss out on this by a grade or two. So, say I get ABB instead of AAB, is there any use me trying to get places on courses in clearing that are asking for AAB? I always assumed that because they're trying to fill up spaces they'd probably accept people with slightly lower grades, but then it kind of occurred to me that it may not necessarily be the case?


    TL;DR I won't get into my firm unless I get AAB. Say I get ABB or equivalent. The only courses I can find on clearing that I am interested in are still AAB. I'm not sure if I should only be looking at courses that are asking for the grades I think I'll get or if I should assume those asking for higher grades will be more lenient as they are in clearing.
    Consider universities you may wish to go to through clearing. Contact the univertiies and ask them about whether the entry requirements will be lower. Bare in mind that the clearing lists won't be up to date till a few days before results day so it's best waiting till then to know which courses are actually available
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    (Original post by jneill)
    It does answer the question because not all courses are listed. Many will be listed on or just before results day. And at that time some *might* also relax their requirements, until then no-one can say.

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    I wasn't asking about which courses would be listed? Lol. Thanks!
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Consider universities you may wish to go to through clearing. Contact the univertiies and ask them about whether the entry requirements will be lower. Bare in mind that the clearing lists won't be up to date till a few days before results day so it's best waiting till then to know which courses are actually available
    Thank you! Because some of the courses have already been named, do you think it's worth calling them now as opposed to waiting till results day? Just cause I wanna be as prepared as possible!
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    I wasn't asking about which courses would be listed? Lol. Thanks!
    Your post title says you are Confused about Clearing. I was trying to clarify things for you.

    Anyway you can sort yourself out now.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Your post title says you are Confused about Clearing. I was trying to clarify things for you.

    Anyway you can sort yourself out now.

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    My question was expanded on in the post though. No need to be rude. Thanks for the help
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    Your attitude stinks. you have good grades and clearing usually take 1-2 grade lower. You shouldn't act like you know everything especially when your asking for help. I still wish you the best of luck.
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    (Original post by EnterNamehereplz)
    Your attitude stinks. you have good grades and clearing usually take 1-2 grade lower. You shouldn't act like you know everything especially when your asking for help. I still wish you the best of luck.
    Are you okay mate? I said thanks to the guy for his help lol, hardly consider asking a question acting like I know everything. Think you need a nap
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    Thank you! Because some of the courses have already been named, do you think it's worth calling them now as opposed to waiting till results day? Just cause I wanna be as prepared as possible!
    Yes it's better to know whether they accept people with lower grades then wait till results day and risk wasting time ringing up places which can't offer you a place
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    Are you okay mate? I said thanks to the guy for his help lol, hardly consider asking a question acting like I know everything. Think you need a nap
    You clearly need a nap... You said there is no way there will take you if you get a grade lower as they are over subscribed. Who the hell told you this... I wonder what university and course this is. Secondly Jniell is right university's may still take you because they need to fill their quotas and people may have done badly.

    Clearing is when they have places left because some students don't get the grades or don't want to go that university. They almost always take lower grades sometimes even 2-3. I think you should read about adjustment and clearing in other threads as they explain it very well. As for being prepared you should call the universities you are interested in. The majority of clearing spaces however will come later.
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    (Original post by EnterNamehereplz)
    You clearly need a nap... You said there is no way there will take you if you get a grade lower as they are over subscribed. Who the hell told you this... I wonder what university and course this is. Secondly Jniell is right university's may still take you because they need to fill their quotas and people may have done badly.

    Clearing is when they have places left because some students don't get the grades or don't want to go that university. They almost always take lower grades sometimes even 2-3. I think you should read about adjustment and clearing in other threads as they explain it very well. As for being prepared you should call the universities you are interested in. The majority of clearing spaces however will come later.
    The university themselves lmao. University of Birmingham for psychology.
    Thanks, that's all I was asking.
 
 
 
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