Which uni should I pick?

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    I've applied to do computer science. Messed up AS level.
    maths - B - 1 mark off an A and would have got it if i didn't nearly **** myself in one of the exams.
    computer science - B
    Economics - D - what a disgrace lmao

    I've been predicted A*AA. I can definitely get a good A in maths and an A* if I don't mess up C3 and C4. For Computer Science I am on the AQA spec, which is meant to be rock hard, although I don't find the theory that bad. Bit worried that I might drop a few marks on my project though. I'm really not sure about what complexity is to be expected and what the grade boundaries will be like. Economics will always be a bit unknown though so I'm quite worried about that.

    Last mocks I got A*AA with the A* in Computer Science. However, the Computer Science mock was just on theory so doesn't reflect how I'll do on the disgusting programming paper. Also, Economics was just a 15 and 25 marker so not a great reflection overall.

    I'm torn between three unis:

    York - ABB
    Sheffield - no offer yet but lets say AAB should I get one
    Newcastle - unconditional should I put it first

    Preferably I would want to go to York or Sheffield, and although I'm putting the work in, there's still some doubt regarding what I will actually come out with at the end of the year (especially in Economics). However, I also quite liked Newcastle, and choosing it would give me the security of definitely getting into a respectable uni (but didn't like it as much and it has been falling down in the tables). Although I'm not sure about A level performance I am certain I'm ready to do a degree and don't want to wait another year or anything. I want to do the best I possibly can in the future.

    I really don't know which option to do, does anyone have any advice for me?
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    How did you get A*AA as a prediction
    I got an A in one of my AS and my teacher predicted me a B, so I had to beg...

    Anyway, I don't know much about the prospects of either uni, but I would say York.
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    How did you get A*AA as a prediction
    I got an A in one of my AS and my teacher predicted me a B, so I had to beg...

    Anyway, I don't know much about the prospects of either uni, but I would say York.
    I was well on the way for an A in maths but ****ed s1 up getting a C so missed out. Turns out I was still getting U's in Computer Science with like a month until the exam so my vast improvement got me an A hahah. Economics I had to beg. I am genuinely working for it this year though.

    Going with the complete university guide tables as an indicator, Sheffield is 12th, York 14th and Newcastle 25th.
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    (Original post by CompSciAtUni)
    I was well on the way for an A in maths but ****ed s1 up getting a C so missed out. Turns out I was still getting U's in Computer Science with like a month until the exam so my vast improvement got me an A hahah. Economics I had to beg. I am genuinely working for it this year though.

    Going with the complete university guide tables as an indicator, Sheffield is 12th, York 14th and Newcastle 25th.
    Ah fair enough, are you predicted A* in math, if so what did you get as your UMS?
    I don't think you should take too much notion to those rankings, look at the individual prospects of those uni's to see if they'd help you get where you need to be.
    For instance, if you look at the general rankings on the complete university guide tables -- Loughborough, for instance is above Warwick and UCL, (although it is still a good uni).
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Ah fair enough, are you predicted A* in math, if so what did you get as your UMS?
    I don't think you should take too much notion to those rankings, look at the individual prospects of those uni's to see if they'd help you get where you need to be.
    For instance, if you look at the general rankings on the complete university guide tables -- Loughborough, for instance is above Warwick and UCL, (although it is still a good uni).
    I'm not sure about UMS but 1 mark off an A. And I did get the feeling at open days that Sheffield and York had better links with employers. I just don't want to end up messing up and being left in a bad position on results day. Confidence is low atm.
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    Is the offer to Newcastle totally unconditional or is it unconditional if firmed. If it is totally unconditional then consider putting it as your insurance. At least then if you miss your firm offer you won't have to go into clearing.
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    (Original post by nutz99)
    Is the offer to Newcastle totally unconditional or is it unconditional if firmed. If it is totally unconditional then consider putting it as your insurance. At least then if you miss your firm offer you won't have to go into clearing.
    Unconditional if firmed I'm afraid
 
 
 
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