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    My teacher has told me that I should apply for Law at QMUL because they ask for a little higher than my predicted grades.
    *facepalm*
    I do A2 Law, Business and ICT as well as that QMUL ask for A*AA and I am predicted AAA. 😂
    Is it it not literally 99.99 percent chance that I will get declined before an admissions tutor even thinks about moving onto my PS 😂

    I understand a little that my teacher wants one choice above just in case I do better, but in my case it looks really unlikely. I would appreciate any thoughts/advice. What other unis nearby could I consider? Thanks.

    Also, my main concern is really my subjects but also the fact that I am clearly not predicted their minimum.
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    Well, consider: what do you have to lose?

    Unless all of your options are being applied to in similar ways, you should have at least 4 chances of an offer - and you can only accept a maximum of two of those anyway. Provided you judiciously select your choices, it shouldn't prevent you accepting a firm and insurance offer.

    Whether you'll be made an offer or not is debatable, but particularly if you're at an underperforming school it may merit a second look by them, so...why not?
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Well, consider: what do you have to lose?

    Unless all of your options are being applied to in similar ways, you should have at least 4 chances of an offer - and you can only accept a maximum of two of those anyway. Provided you judiciously select your choices, it shouldn't prevent you accepting a firm and insurance offer.

    Whether you'll be made an offer or not is debatable, but particularly if you're at an underperforming school it may merit a second look by them, so...why not?
    I understand what you mean. My school is known to be one of the worst :/ For me it was simply being a coward and not taking on subjects like biology, physics, chemistry, and history. All of which, I was always told to study after finishing my GCSEs. I still reaearch A level History and I am going to be bloody finishing my A2 subjects and leaving. 😂 Maybe one day once I have completed a degree I could go back and get an A level in History

    Thank you for you advice I think it does make sense to just go for it and see what happens anyway.
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    Hmm, QMUL doesn't 100% stick to A*AA. There are people who have got in with AAB, from the year I applied.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Hmm, QMUL doesn't 100% stick to A*AA. There are people who have got in with AAB, from the year I applied.
    I see. So are you still attending university? If you did end up going to QMUL what would you say about what they focus on as a university when it comes to personal statement? Anything different to elsewhere?
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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    I see. So are you still attending university? If you did end up going to QMUL what would you say about what they focus on as a university when it comes to personal statement? Anything different to elsewhere?
    Nah, I turned down their offer and chose a university which isn't a total shithole. I just know people have got in with such offers, and QMUL has been in Clearing/Adjustment for law in the past, and accepting less than A*AA too.
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    Why QMUL? Have you visited and liked it? You should probably check it out before you make it your stretch choice.

    But other then that, I support the idea of one stretch choice, especially if you are at an underperforming school.
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    (Original post by Crumpet1)
    Why QMUL? Have you visited and liked it? You should probably check it out before you make it your stretch choice.

    But other then that, I support the idea of one stretch choice, especially if you are at an underperforming school.
    From what I see and read about I can tell you that I really do like Queen Mary! What do you mean by stretch choice? One that is very unlikely, right? I see now that there isn't really much of a risk in applying and seeing what they think of me.

    What are your thoughts on (if you know of them) City, University of London? I have been looking at their course and I am interested, but I don't know many people who speak of the university when it comes to Law :/
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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    From what I see and read about I can tell you that I really do like Queen Mary! What do you mean by stretch choice? One that is very unlikely, right? I see now that there isn't really much of a risk in applying and seeing what they think of me.

    What are your thoughts on (if you know of them) City, University of London? I have been looking at their course and I am interested, but I don't know many people who speak of the university when it comes to Law :/
    I'm not fully informed, but I believe QMUL is more of a full subjects university, whereas City is focused more on business subjects. Are you only looking in London?
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    (Original post by Crumpet1)
    I'm not fully informed, but I believe QMUL is more of a full subjects university, whereas City is focused more on business subjects. Are you only looking in London?
    Yes I am only looking in London Thanks for replying by the way!
 
 
 
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