So I've received an offer from Lancaster today following and interview I had recently. The offer I received was to study Mechanical Engineering and I have to get triple distinction (DDD) in my mechanical and manufacturing extended diploma along side an A in my A-Level mathematics. I find this confusing as the entry requirements for Lancaster show that you can apply with just the BTEC and not have the A-Level maths and receive and offer of DDD, and on the day we're told that we would all be receiving offer despite the outcome of the interview day and that how well the interview went would decide on what type of offer we would receive and I know there were students there who were just studying the BTEC and would of received offers of just DDD to D*DD. So my question is, why do you think I have received an offer that requires me to get the equivalent of four A-Levels at grade A, when others just studying the BTEC have received an offer equivalent to just 3 grade As at A-Level. My predicted grades are D*D*D* and an A in maths so i'm on track for the requirement hopefully, but it just feels a little strange to receive such a high offer compared to others. My interview went pretty well and the academic i spoke to told me it was a good interview and I've had some pretty good engineering related experience as well which I got the opportunity to discuss with other prospective students, who had just got good predicted grades without much extra curricular stuff on their CV's. I assume that maybe Lancasters ranking going from 7th to 2nd for Mechanical Engineering has had some influence on it but it stills seems a little strange. Has anyone else received an offer similar to this?
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