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koops
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does it mean that there more likely to be less strict and let you off grades for the course?

EG - Biomedical Science was in clearing 2006. If i applied in 2006 and needed ABB and got BBC, would they be likely to let me in? (the course had 2 spaces in clearing)

I hope people know what imean. +reps for anyone with anything useful about this kinda stuff
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(Original post by koops)
does it mean that there more likely to be less strict and let you off grades for the course?

EG - Biomedical Science was in clearing 2006. If i applied in 2006 and needed ABB and got BBC, would they be likely to let me in? (the course had 2 spaces in clearing)

I hope people know what imean. +reps for anyone with anything useful about this kinda stuff
As a general principle, unis prefer to take people they know were interested enough to make them a firm choice rather than random types turning up through Clearing. So, if you dropped a grade or even two (depending on the outfit concerned) there's a good chance that they would let you in, particularly if it's a "near miss". It may depend on which subject you'd dropped the grade/s in (biology might be more of a problem than French for example) but again this will vary according to the uni.

If your course was in Clearing last year, and was in Extra this year (you can check on ucas.com, the Extra listings are still there), there is a good chance it will be in Clearing again this year, which would certainly be helpful from your point of view.
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A uni and course is being in Clearing last year (and Extra this year, if it was) is definitely a good thing because it means they generally struggle to fill their places, so they can't afford to be as strict with entry requirements as they may have liked. Generally, at a lot of unis for a lot of courses, dropping 2 grades still gives you a reasonably good chance of getting in because it's unlikely that the majority of Clearing applicants will have better grades and they'd rather take a firm or insurance applicant who they know actually wants to go there.
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things are looking slightly brighter than. i just hope there are not more applicants for the course this year!
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Well surely they will take people who actually applied to them before randoms from clearing whose grades are no better? You'll probably be ok. It's about my only hope of getting into York, actually. I know they tend to give reduced offers to fill their places, so I can only hope.
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