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    Everyone seems to be worry that they won't meet their offer but, to offer a different perspective I kind of hope I miss my firm offer and go to my insurance. I only picked my firm because it was prestigious and everyone was pressuring me to, I don't like anything about it, it's in a tiny posh city with nothing to do, not exactly going to be good for a night out. I keep trying to think of whether I've missed my offer or not and comfort myself by looking at results statistics and seeing how few people actually get the A* grade I need to meet my offer although I am pretty worried that those exams went very well and I may have accidentally got the grade.

    If I miss my offer its the best of both worlds, I won't get **** from my parents like I would if I rejected it and I get to go to either my insurance or find another uni in clearing, preferably one which is actually fun so I'm really hoping I narrowly miss it.

    Anyone else here sort of hoping they miss their firm offer for whatever reason?
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    Curious, what are your firm and insurance unis?
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    Guessing your firm was one of Oxbridge and your insurance was Imperial?
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    I nearly made the same mistake. I wanted to go to St Andrews but the "apply to Cambridge" pressure got to me. Luckily I bailed before I went to the interview and got to go where I really wanted.

    You could talk to UCAS and your firm uni about what you want to happen now, TSR has an article on it here.
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    Everyone seems to be worry that they won't meet their offer but, to offer a different perspective I kind of hope I miss my firm offer and go to my insurance. I only picked my firm because it was prestigious and everyone was pressuring me to, I don't like anything about it, it's in a tiny posh city with nothing to do, not exactly going to be good for a night out. I keep trying to think of whether I've missed my offer or not and comfort myself by looking at results statistics and seeing how few people actually get the A* grade I need to meet my offer although I am pretty worried that those exams went very well and I may have accidentally got the grade.

    If I miss my offer its the best of both worlds, I won't get **** from my parents like I would if I rejected it and I get to go to either my insurance or find another uni in clearing, preferably one which is actually fun so I'm really hoping I narrowly miss it.

    Anyone else here sort of hoping they miss their firm offer for whatever reason?
    40% of people accepted by their firm choice in 2015 missed their predictions by 2 or more grades.

    Missing your offer does not mean you'll end up at your insurance. If that's what you want to happen then you need to speak to both your firm and insurance choices now and try to arrange it so that it happens.

    Unfortunately it's now too late to make this change in a way that shows on Track (if you'd spoken to them last week they could have been swapped around with very little bother) but if both universities agree to allow this to happen then it should be possible to sort out (let them work out how it happens).
 
 
 
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