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    Now, I know hope breeds eternal misery, but that does not stop me from wondering whether I have a chance to receive an unconditional offer. The course I have applied for is English and Creative writing at the following universities:

    University of Birmingham (top choice) (AAA)
    University of Nottingham(AAA-AAB)
    University of East Anglia(AAA)
    Royal Holloway (AAA-ABB)
    University of Aberdeen (BBB)



    My (unfortunate) grades are as follows:
    AS: BCCE
    (english, religious studies, film and history) I am re-sitting two modules for both film and RS.
    Predictions: AAA
    GCSE: 1A* 2A 5B 3C (
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    (Original post by EstelleAntonia)
    Now, I know hope breeds eternal misery, but that does not stop me from wondering whether I have a chance to receive an unconditional offer. The course I have applied for is English and Creative writing at the following universities:

    University of Birmingham (top choice)
    University of Nottingham
    University of East Anglia
    Royal Holloway
    University of Aberdeen



    My (unfortunate) grades are as follows:
    AS: BCCE
    (english, religious studies, film and history) I am resitting two modules for both film and RS.
    Predictions: AAA
    GCSE: 1A* 2A 5B 3C (
    Your chances are quite high actually you need to look at the course entry requirements and you'll have a fairly good idea of what is expected from you. Even if you end up failing to meet the entry requirement you can still get admitted. Sometimes courses with low-intake of students accept candidates with lower grades.
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    Afaik unconditional offers are only for people who have already got the grades (eg because they've taken a gap year or are a mature student).
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    Afaik unconditional offers are only for people who have already got the grades (eg because they've taken a gap year or are a mature student).
    Im talking about unconditional if firmed offers
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    (Original post by EstelleAntonia)
    Now, I know hope breeds eternal misery, but that does not stop me from wondering whether I have a chance to receive an unconditional offer. The course I have applied for is English and Creative writing at the following universities:

    University of Birmingham (top choice) (AAA)
    University of Nottingham(AAA-AAB)
    University of East Anglia(AAA)
    Royal Holloway (AAA-ABB)
    University of Aberdeen (BBB)



    My (unfortunate) grades are as follows:
    AS: BCCE
    (english, religious studies, film and history) I am re-sitting two modules for both film and RS.
    Predictions: AAA
    GCSE: 1A* 2A 5B 3C (
    Don't take this as gospel but it's unlikely. Uni's make these choices based not only on grades but obviously they're majorly significant. They can see your AS grades and how they're a few grades lower than your predictions but that's not gonna destroy your chances of getting in at all obviously. Your GCSE grades also factor into it. Uni's tend to offer unconditional, in general (I've seen exceptions) to students that are consistently obtaining high grades (meeting the requirements and above - say for an AAA course - AAA at AS - maybe a B - A's and A*'s at GCSE. They also love a smashing PS and reference. Expect conditionals and Aberdeen may offer an unconditional depending on your application in its entirety.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by Just4)
    Don't take this as gospel but it's unlikely. Uni's make these choices based not only on grades but obviously they're majorly significant. They can see your AS grades and how they're a few grades lower than your predictions but that's not gonna destroy your chances of getting in at all obviously. Your GCSE grades also factor into it. Uni's tend to offer unconditional, in general (I've seen exceptions) to students that are consistently obtaining high grades (meeting the requirements and above - say for an AAA course - AAA at AS - maybe a B - A's and A*'s at GCSE. They also love a smashing PS and reference. Expect conditionals and Aberdeen may offer an unconditional depending on your application in its entirety.

    Good luck
    Birmingham has an 'offer calculator' on it's website to say if you're likely to get an unconditional - try putting your grades into that.
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    Why do teachers predict AAA, when you have a C at AS, how the hell will that become an A.
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    (Original post by LeapingLucy)
    Birmingham has an 'offer calculator' on it's website to say if you're likely to get an unconditional - try putting your grades into that.
    I have done and it said conditional, although I was still wondering if there's a chance for an unconditional as some people who have used it got 'unconditional offer likely' and only got a conditional. I was hoping it might depend more on personal statement and reference.
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    (Original post by ho_ho_ho)
    Why do teachers predict AAA, when you have a C at AS, how the hell will that become an A.
    Im resitting two of my modules in each subject.
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    (Original post by EstelleAntonia)
    Im resitting two of my modules in each subject.
    Ok fair enough. Though I feel they should remove the stupid prediction system, because it is frankly meaningless. In reality given your AS's, the chances of you getting AAA would be slim (unless you had ECs). Though people have done it, and you could as well, it's still technically possible.
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    I'm sure you're right about personal statement being important - I know people who've applied to Birmingham with pretty much identical grades, but only one got an unconditional, so it must have come down to PS
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    (Original post by ho_ho_ho)
    Ok fair enough. Though I feel they should remove the stupid prediction system, because it is frankly meaningless. In reality given your AS's, the chances of you getting AAA would be slim (unless you had ECs). Though people have done it, and you could as well, it's still technically possible.
    Ahh, could I ask, what level are you? Are you doing A Levels, in HE, etc??
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    (Original post by EstelleAntonia)
    Ahh, could I ask, what level are you? Are you doing A Levels, in HE, etc??
    Actually A LOT older than you, I'm a first year PhD student in Finance. I did my A levels back in 2008 to 2010.
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    (Original post by EstelleAntonia)
    Now, I know hope breeds eternal misery, but that does not stop me from wondering whether I have a chance to receive an unconditional offer. The course I have applied for is English and Creative writing at the following universities:

    University of Birmingham (top choice) (AAA)
    University of Nottingham(AAA-AAB)
    University of East Anglia(AAA)
    Royal Holloway (AAA-ABB)
    University of Aberdeen (BBB)



    My (unfortunate) grades are as follows:
    AS: BCCE
    (english, religious studies, film and history) I am re-sitting two modules for both film and RS.
    Predictions: AAA
    GCSE: 1A* 2A 5B 3C (
    Unconditional If Firm offers are given primarily in the interests of the university not necessarily the student. They are a marketing strategy to guarantee bums on seats by persuading students to Firm when, without the Unconditional "bribe", the student would prefer to make a different choice.

    Disregard the Unconditional aspect of any offer from your final decision making.

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