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    Ok so I have a problem, I didn't get my first choice but I got my insurance. The thing is the course with the insurance, earth sciences, wasn't as good as the first choice one. And throughout the year 13 I was thinking that maybe i didn't apply to the right course and that I would rather apply to do chemistry, as I am more familiar with the subject. I'm just confused... should i go and do a course that i'm not 100% sure on or stay in a2 and retake maths and apply through UCAS again to a chemistry course and go next year.
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    (Original post by Retropattern)
    Ok so I have a problem, I didn't get my first choice but I got my insurance. The thing is the course with the insurance, earth sciences, wasn't as good as the first choice one. And throughout the year 13 I was thinking that maybe i didn't apply to the right course and that I would rather apply to do chemistry, as I am more familiar with the subject. I'm just confused... should i go and do a course that i'm not 100% sure on or stay in a2 and retake maths and apply through UCAS again to a chemistry course and go next year.
    Don't go anywhere you aren't sure about. It can be an expensive way to be miserable.
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    (Original post by Retropattern)
    Ok so I have a problem, I didn't get my first choice but I got my insurance. The thing is the course with the insurance, earth sciences, wasn't as good as the first choice one. And throughout the year 13 I was thinking that maybe i didn't apply to the right course and that I would rather apply to do chemistry, as I am more familiar with the subject. I'm just confused... should i go and do a course that i'm not 100% sure on or stay in a2 and retake maths and apply through UCAS again to a chemistry course and go next year.
    Only you can decide that. I would go for the course you want to do more but youd lose a year
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    (Original post by Retropattern)
    Ok so I have a problem, I didn't get my first choice but I got my insurance. The thing is the course with the insurance, earth sciences, wasn't as good as the first choice one. And throughout the year 13 I was thinking that maybe i didn't apply to the right course and that I would rather apply to do chemistry, as I am more familiar with the subject. I'm just confused... should i go and do a course that i'm not 100% sure on or stay in a2 and retake maths and apply through UCAS again to a chemistry course and go next year.
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    This can be such a confusing time I know! Have you considered applying to clearing to go to uni in September? We have spaces on several Chemistry courses. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergradu...rses/clearing/ Our cleaing hotline number is
    0800 0483 334 where you can chat to one of the team and they will be happy to ta;l to you about your options

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    Hi,

    Don't panic and consider applying through Clearing. Clearing is an opportunity to re-evaluate and review your choices now that you know your results. Our clearing hotline number is 01332 592016 and our advisors can talk you through it all.

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    Have you checked clearing for courses you'd prefer?
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    (Original post by Retropattern)
    Ok so I have a problem, I didn't get my first choice but I got my insurance. The thing is the course with the insurance, earth sciences, wasn't as good as the first choice one. And throughout the year 13 I was thinking that maybe i didn't apply to the right course and that I would rather apply to do chemistry, as I am more familiar with the subject. I'm just confused... should i go and do a course that i'm not 100% sure on or stay in a2 and retake maths and apply through UCAS again to a chemistry course and go next year.
    Does your insurance choice offer chemistry? They might be able to let you switch
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    Does your insurance choice offer chemistry? They might be able to let you switch
    i feel like they would just say why didn't you apply to chemistry beforehand. Should i say that i'm an indecisive idiot?
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    i feel like they would just say why didn't you apply to chemistry beforehand. Should i say that i'm an indecisive idiot?
    No just represent yourself calmly and clearly.

    Simply check if they do Chemistry and that youd like to change course.

    If you dont ask you dont get.

    If they do not, then look at clearing, but depending on what your grades are and which unis are on offer, then I would rule out resits and reapplying. Its important to get on the course you want to do and preferably at the place you want to study (within academic limitations).


    The reason to take your time and make sure its the correct decisions is becayse you will be leaving Uni with c £50,000 worth of debt and you only really get one chance, so you have to get it right.
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    (Original post by Retropattern)
    i feel like they would just say why didn't you apply to chemistry beforehand. Should i say that i'm an indecisive idiot?
    It's perfectly normal for students to change their mind about what they want to study. You won't be the first to ask to change course nor the last.
 
 
 
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