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    Maths, Physics, all types of Engineering, Compsci and Economics. All have ridiculously high grade requirements compared to other courses and are called competitive courses to get into and oversubscribed. Are there any good courses that aren't oversubscribed?
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    (Original post by Appleorpear)
    Maths, Physics, all types of Engineering, Compsci and Economics. All have ridiculously high grade requirements compared to other courses and are called competitive courses to get into and oversubscribed. Are there any good courses that aren't oversubscribed?
    You've answered your own question. These courses are oversubscribed so the universities try to mitigate that as much as they can by pushing the grade requirements up. They're obviously still going to be oversubscribed but they won't be getting people applying who clearly don't meet the higher entry requirements, reducing the number of applications they have to deal with and increasing the chances they'll find suitable people they want on their courses.
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    (Original post by Appleorpear)
    Maths, Physics, all types of Engineering, Compsci and Economics. All have ridiculously high grade requirements compared to other courses and are called competitive courses to get into and oversubscribed. Are there any good courses that aren't oversubscribed?
    Some economics courses aren't that high, for example East Anglia want AAB which is decent considering I am applying to places like LSE, Warwick etc which all want A*AA, it just depends on the uni.
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    They all ask for high grades but through clearing they take much lower lmao
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    (Original post by Emz99)
    They all ask for high grades but through clearing they take much lower lmao
    these courses at top uni's usually don't get through to clearing.
    (apart from physics perhaps)
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    (Original post by Appleorpear)
    Maths, Physics, all types of Engineering, Compsci and Economics. All have ridiculously high grade requirements compared to other courses and are called competitive courses to get into and oversubscribed. Are there any good courses that aren't oversubscribed?
    They have high grade requirements because they're hard and unis don't want those who won't survive the course to enrol & then drop out. That's a loss of student loans x nos of drop outs for the uni. Not good for business.

    Think you should be looking for courses that match your interests/exam results that you are likely to have grades for. There's also Clearing.
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    They have high grade requirements because they're hard and unis don't want those who won't survive the course to enrol & then drop out. That's a loss of student loans x nos of drop outs for the uni. Not good for business.

    Think you should be looking for courses that match your interests/exam results that you are likely to have grades for. There's also Clearing.
    Ironically though, doesn't computer science have the highest dropout rate?
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    Ironically though, doesn't computer science have the highest dropout rate?
    I haven't noticed. None of the guys who started with me have dropped out.

    But if the unis are careful how they give out offers (ie. don't give offers to people who don't have high enough standard of maths and IT skills) then drop outs should be low.
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    I haven't noticed. None of the guys who started with me have dropped out.

    But if the unis are careful how they give out offers (ie. don't give offers to people who don't have high enough standard of maths and IT skills) then drop outs should be low.
    I think it's also due to do with the nature of the subject tbh, people don't realise what they're getting into until they're a year in or so.
 
 
 

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