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    (Original post by k.russell)
    wow that does seem really harsh - what subject and college was it?
    I "think" it's one those horrible situations a student can find themselves in. I'll use an engineering hypothesis. Imagine an applicant taking A2 as follows:

    Maths
    Physic
    Chemistry
    German

    Now the offer is A*A*AA. The A* would probably need to be in Maths and Physics as these are requirements for engineering.

    Imagine the results are:

    Maths A*
    Physics A
    Chemistry A*
    German A*.
    The offer has actually been missed. As I say this is a hypothesis and not what the OP has said. However, it can happen and is a horrid outcome for any student.

    Which is why future applicants should take note and be a little "strategic" in how many subjects to take to A2. Not something I would have ever realised at 17 making my choices.
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    I "think" it's one those horrible situations a student can find themselves in. I'll use an engineering hypothesis. Imagine an applicant taking A2 as follows:

    Maths
    Physic
    Chemistry
    German

    Now the offer is A*A*AA. The A* would probably need to be in Maths and Physics as these are requirements for engineering.

    Imagine the results are:

    Maths A*
    Physics A
    Chemistry A*
    German A*.
    The offer has actually been missed. As I say this is a hypothesis and not what the OP has said. However, it can happen and is a horrid outcome for any student.

    Which is why future applicants should take note and be a little "strategic" in how many subjects to take to A2. Not something I would have ever realised at 17 making my choices.
    Do you suggest taking 3 subjects or 4 for A2?
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    Do you suggest taking 3 subjects or 4 for A2?
    It's not for me to say but at least make an informed decision. One medic lost their place this year because the second A * was in English Lit( irrelevant to medicine) and not a science. Only the student knows their capabilities but at least gather all the info and take into account reformed A levels.

    Lots of courses only require 3 A levels and

    a*A*A > A* AAA
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    (Original post by 210555)
    It's not for me to say but at least make an informed decision. One medic lost their place this year because the second A * was in English Lit( irrelevant to medicine) and not a science. Only the student knows their capabilities but at least gather all the info and take into account reformed A levels.

    Lots of courses only require 3 A levels and

    a*A*A > A* AAA
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    (Original post by 210555)
    It's not for me to say but at least make an informed decision. One medic lost their place this year because the second A * was in English Lit( irrelevant to medicine) and not a science. Only the student knows their capabilities but at least gather all the info and take into account reformed A levels.

    Lots of courses only require 3 A levels and

    a*A*A > A* AAA
    If they are complementary subjects and you are prepared to work hard, I don't see why not. I do think it's not a decision to be taken lightly, many people are successful into getting into stuff like medicine or Oxbridge with 3 and the 4th adds pressure which isn't always worth it.
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    (Original post by DLundie1)
    If anyone could offer any advice or thoughts about my situation I would greatly appreciate it. I applied for Psychology and got offered a place at Selwyn ( A*A*A). On results day I got AAA in Biology, Maths and English but wasn't outright rejected. Instead, they said that they were still 'considering' my application. I applied for an emergency remark for English (1 mark away) and my grade moved up to an A*, meaning that overall I got A*AA. However, before I could tell the college about my remark they sent an email saying that I would be notified about whether or not I got a place. I emailed the college on Friday telling them about my situation but have yet to hear back from them (I'm assuming its because of the weekend). Later that day, I found out on Ucas that i had been rejected.

    My question is, should I tell the college about my remark? Could it make a difference or is it too late? I feel conflicted about emailing them again as the remark has not made my results actually reach the offer. To provide some context, the typical offer for psychology is A*AA (apparently) and they want you to have studied either Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Psychology at A level.

    Any responses would be appreciated
    Can I ask what exam board you took and was if Lit or Lang?? Still not heard anything back about mine. Fingers crossed for you also
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    If they are complementary subjects and you are prepared to work hard, I don't see why not. I do think it's not a decision to be taken lightly, many people are successful into getting into stuff like medicine or Oxbridge with 3 and the 4th adds pressure which isn't always worth it.
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    I agree. I have heard some people take 4 subjects (with one "easy" subject), in order to get an 'edge'. However, i think it is very dangerous because you do have added pressure.

    Imagine studying Math, Physics, French and Biology. You needed 2A*s in Math and Physics but you got

    Math: A
    Physics: A
    French: A*
    Biology: A*

    It would be horrible.
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    (Original post by Student1256)
    Did you get 3A*'s in your a level, which compensated for your step? What did you get in step?
    Yeah I did. I got S,1,2; the 2 was low but I had some reasonable extenuating circumstances.
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    (Original post by Sportysam)
    He did them altogether this year. The A result needed to be A*.
    I'm a bit late to this but can you clarify please: he had an A*A*A*A* offer and achieved A*A*A*A but was rejected?

    Which course (and college)?

    How close was the A to an A*? It might be worth getting a remark?
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    (Original post by 210555)
    I "think" I get you. So the A needed to be an A* in a subject relevant to his degree. I am assuming he only needed A grades in less relevant subjects, but did amazingly well to achieve A *. Please feel free to correct me here if I am wrong.

    It's annoying, I know. Where's he going to?

    Just to reassure him. I was rejected last year post interview and went on to achieve A*A*A*A*. I have just finished my first year at Durham and have thoroughly enjoyed it. There are very many people with grades like your sons at other unis ( I have met many many people far cleverer than I). He won't be getting a second rate experience just because he isn't at Cambridge. There are actually advantages to not going, I discovered in my case.

    He may be disappointed at the minute, I understand, but I am certain he will be fine. Best wishes 😀
    Yes he needed 2A*s in the chosen subjects and was hoping to get (at least) what was required. Thank you for the reassurance and I'm sure, like you, he will get on well and enjoy the experience. 👍
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    I'm a bit late to this but can you clarify please: he had an A*A*A*A* offer and achieved A*A*A*A but was rejected?

    Which course (and college)?

    How close was the A to an A*? It might be worth getting a remark?
    He needed 2A*s ( in specific subjects)and 2As to meet offer but did not get the A* in one of the specific subjects. May still consider a remark.
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    (Original post by 210555)
    I "think" it's one those horrible situations a student can find themselves in. I'll use an engineering hypothesis. Imagine an applicant taking A2 as follows:

    Maths
    Physic
    Chemistry
    German

    Now the offer is A*A*AA. The A* would probably need to be in Maths and Physics as these are requirements for engineering.

    Imagine the results are:

    Maths A*
    Physics A
    Chemistry A*
    German A*.
    The offer has actually been missed. As I say this is a hypothesis and not what the OP has said. However, it can happen and is a horrid outcome for any student.

    Which is why future applicants should take note and be a little "strategic" in how many subjects to take to A2. Not something I would have ever realised at 17 making my choices.
    This is exactly what happened. 🙁
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    If you are rejected, and then a re-mark means that you have made your offer, are the college obliged to un-reject you? Is there a time limit on this?
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    If you are rejected, and then a re-mark means that you have made your offer, are the college obliged to un-reject you? Is there a time limit on this?
    Doonesbury/Vincrows etc... can correct me if I am wrong but If you notified the college of the remark results and if you make the offer after the remark, as long as the offer was made before August 31st, it is still possible that the college will unreject the candidate.

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    (Original post by Sportysam)
    This is exactly what happened. 🙁
    If he was close to A* it would be worth it, good luck.
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    I always wondered what the process is to submit extenuating circumstances for a specific exam or set of exams you didn't feel well on. Do you just send an email to your college saying you were ill or something? Do you do it right after you sat the exam? Or do you do it on results day?

    How does the college know you're telling the truth? I mean wouldn't just everyone send in extenuating circumstances after a bad exam to get through in case of a mess up? Not doubting anyone specific, just wondering.
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Doonesbury/Vincrows etc... can correct me if I am wrong but If you notified the college of the remark results and if you make the offer after the remark, as long as the offer was made before August 31st, it is still possible that the college will unreject the candidate.

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    If your remark comes back successfully and meet the offer before 31st August, yes, yoir original college has obligation to 'unreject' you and can take you back from your insurance.

    However, (this is what I've always wondered.....). by that time it's possible all freshers rooms have been allocated at the original college, so not quite sure what happens with accommodation......
    . Most colleges have a few extra rooms, like special guest rooms, or sometimes vacant room/s in other part of college (for older/postgrad students) , so maybe you'll be allocated to there (but probably only charged standard freshers accommodation rent) ??? I've never met anyone in this situation, so this always has been my mystery.

    If you were in a summer pool and fished by another college, but your remark comes back successfully before the deadline but your original college doesn't have any room left, there will seem to be some 'discussion' between all parties concerned.
    Basically, you'll be persuaded to accept the offer from the fishing college, I suppose......
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    (Original post by Student1256)
    I always wondered what the process is to submit extenuating circumstances for a specific exam or set of exams you didn't feel well on. Do you just send an email to your college saying you were ill or something? Do you do it right after you sat the exam? Or do you do it on results day?

    How does the college know you're telling the truth? I mean wouldn't just everyone send in extenuating circumstances after a bad exam to get through in case of a mess up? Not doubting anyone specific, just wondering.
    Read OP. It says your extenuating circumstances reasoning for unsatisfactory result on/after result day is not accepted.
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Okay, we get it, Cambridge mathmos have to be above and beyond A level requirements to get in. Do you both need to keep arguing?
    Why u jelly for mathmos r ****ing sick
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    (Original post by vincrows)
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    If your remark comes back successfully and meet the offer before 31st August, yes, yoir original college has obligation to 'unreject' you and can take you back from your insurance.

    However, (this is what I've always wondered.....). by that time it's possible all freshers rooms have been allocated at the original college, so not quite sure what happens with accommodation......
    . Most colleges have a few extra rooms, like special guest rooms, or sometimes vacant room/s in other part of college (for older/postgrad students) , so maybe you'll be allocated to there (but probably only charged standard freshers accommodation rent) ??? I've never met anyone in this situation, so this always has been my mystery.

    If you were in a summer pool and fished by another college, but your remark comes back successfully before the deadline but your original college doesn't have any room left, there will seem to be some 'discussion' between all parties concerned.
    Basically, you'll be persuaded to accept the offer from the fishing college, I suppose......
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