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    I'm talking A*AA and went to Greenwich or London met or something.

    I wonder what an employer would think seeing something like that.
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    Darren your best bet would be to ask an employer.

    Does that answer your question?

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    (Original post by BabyLadDarren)
    I'm talking A*AA and went to Greenwich or London met or something.

    I wonder what an employer would think seeing something like that.
    No one really does that because you can do adjustment after your results and end up at a better uni
    No one with A*AA would go London met, they might go somewhere like leeds, sheffield, some of the RG unis that aren't as strong
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    No one really does that because you can do adjustment after your results and end up at a better uni
    No one with A*AA would go London met, they might go somewhere like leeds, sheffield, some of the RG unis that aren't as strong
    I know a girl who has just got 4 A* and going to Sussex to do Philosophy - not a bad uni at all - but why???
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    I got A*A*A* at A-level and I'm going to be studying at Northumbria (not necessarily known as being a top university). Depends on the course/job really, i'm sure doing say engineering at imperial would look better than at somewhere like bolton, but it really does depend on the field you want to get a job in i think
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    It can happen more often than you might think. Many people might want to go to their local university because of family commitments, for instance. For some careers (especially NHS ones) the reputation of the university has no influence on your job prospects. Also, some of the not-so stellar universities offer specialist degrees like yacht design, that you can't do anywhere else.
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    (Original post by BabyLadDarren)
    I'm talking A*AA and went to Greenwich or London met or something.

    I wonder what an employer would think seeing something like that.
    I know I've only just started year 13, but I'm on track for A*A*A and whatever my grades and assuming i get an offer, i intend to go to the university of law which is a BBB.
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    I know a dude that got 4 A* and did Baking Technologies at London South bank
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    (Original post by JavaScriptMaster)
    I know a dude that got 4 A* and did Baking Technologies at London South bank
    lolwat

    baking technologies?
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    My friend got 10A*'s at GCSE. I can't remember his A level grades. I think it was A*AC? Anyway he got into the RG uni he wanted on results day. But he had one of those strict Asian parents who wanted him to stay in london. He had to call up his firm when he got his results and ask to be released into clearing. Then he called greenwich and they accepted him without hesitation. He's now starting architecture there.

    I feel bad for him. But it's not like he has anyone else to blame. I don't know why he's letting his parents pick his university.
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    (Original post by BabyLadDarren)
    lolwat

    baking technologies?
    Yep. Learn how an oven works. Although be warned, your not getting in without 100 UCAS points
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    (Original post by pairofjeans)
    My friend got 10A*'s at GCSE. I can't remember his A level grades. I think it was A*AC? Anyway he got into the RG uni he wanted on results day. But he had one of those strict Asian parents who wanted him to stay in london. He had to call up his firm when he got his results and ask to be released into clearing. Then he called greenwich and they accepted him without hesitation. He's now starting architecture there.

    I feel bad for him. But it's not like he has anyone else to blame. I don't know why he's letting his parents pick his university.
    looooooooooool

    yeah i thought of this when i made the thread, a lot of parents don't want their kids moving away and if there's only rubbish unis in the area then you might get really smart kids going to bottom end unis.

    Would be great to see a CV with 10 A*s at GCSE, 3 A*s at A level and then South Bank university.
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    (Original post by pairofjeans)
    My friend got 10A*'s at GCSE. I can't remember his A level grades. I think it was A*AC? Anyway he got into the RG uni he wanted on results day. But he had one of those strict Asian parents who wanted him to stay in london. He had to call up his firm when he got his results and ask to be released into clearing. Then he called greenwich and they accepted him without hesitation. He's now starting architecture there.

    I feel bad for him. But it's not like he has anyone else to blame. I don't know why he's letting his parents pick his university.
    Honestly with Architecture, as long as it's a qualifying degree, it doesn't matter where you do it. Talent takes you further than academics in that field.
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    (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
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    Go on...
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    I know a few who go to ex-polys because they're the one of the best unis for their course, e.g. if you're doing healthcare related subjects this often seems to be the case. Also for higher apprenticeships companies will send their students to low-mid range unis, I guess because they cater more to their desired curriculum.
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    Well I got 4 A*s and some people on here would have you believe that Warwick is bog-standard so..
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Well I got 4 A*s and some people on here would have you believe that Warwick is bog-standard so..
    It's in Coventry. Everyone knows that automatically halves the rating of the uni.
 
 
 
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