Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    I am predicted A*AA for my A levels in maths, further maths and physics. I am applying to Bath,Bristol,Imperial,Southampto n and Nottingham. Is this a good or bad as 4 of my choices are competitive. How likely is it that i get no offers?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    It would depend on each course's requirements, if your predicted grades all match those courses and you have straight As at AS (or perhaps AAAB), then you have a good chance of getting at least one offer.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Omzie)
    I am predicted A*AA for my A levels in maths, further maths and physics. I am applying to Bath,Bristol,Imperial,Southampto n and Nottingham. Is this a good or bad as 4 of my choices are competitive. How likely is it that i get no offers?
    Imperial is a bit of a long shot, as most of their engineering courses ask for A*A*A if you’re only doing three a levels.

    Southampton and Nottingham you should be fine for, as long as you have decent GCSEs and a good personal statement.

    Not really sure about Bath and Bristol.
    • Section Leader
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Very Important Poster
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by Omzie)
    I am predicted A*AA for my A levels in maths, further maths and physics. I am applying to Bath,Bristol,Imperial,Southampto n and Nottingham. Is this a good or bad as 4 of my choices are competitive. How likely is it that i get no offers?
    which kind of engineering have you applied to?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by claireestelle)
    which kind of engineering have you applied to?
    aerospace/aeronautical
    • Section Leader
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Very Important Poster
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by Omzie)
    aerospace/aeronautical
    Depends if you're comfortable with having a one grade drop as an insurance choice, i would say it would be a good idea to swap one for something lower if you can find one you ll be happy with.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    I would swap out one of Bath, Bristol or Southampton for somewhere with an AAA/AAB offer, maybe even Imperial because it doesn't actually offer a higher quality aero course, the only potential advantages it has are its F1 links and living in London. They each offer quite different courses and locations so it shouldn't be too difficult to do.

    Personally I would drop Southampton out of those because the course quality isn't great from what I've seen and they really over-advertise what they do have. It's also in a small city which is a thing that a lot of people end up hating, and while Bath is in a similar situation they have a free bus to Bristol so you have easy access to all the things that a larger city brings.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    I got offers from Nottingham and Southampton already and I only had AAA predictions but I received offers less than a week after applying so you should be good, abit of a risk not having an insurance choice just in case? (Although my offer was for biosciences not sure of engineering entry requirements)
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    I got all offers already (bristol, southampton and nottingham are also my choices) and i applied for civil engineering. i didnt even have physics or any other science but maths and still got the offers, so of course you have better chance.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ihatePE)
    I got all offers already (bristol, southampton and nottingham are also my choices) and i applied for civil engineering. i didnt even have physics or any other science but maths and still got the offers, so of course you have better chance.
    Congratulations on your offers. What were your AS subjects and grades if you do not mind me asking?
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    (Original post by Omzie)
    Congratulations on your offers. What were your AS subjects and grades if you do not mind me asking?
    I take maths, geography and history as well as Welsh bacc. which all the unis accept as an a level grade if i wish to swap it out for a bad grade e.g history

    at AS i got AAC + Merit. C in history, and merit in welsh bacc. :-) not the best grades and im trying so hard to push up the history grade to B or else i'd have to work hard on the welsh bacc thing which is a bit boring.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Omzie)
    I am predicted A*AA for my A levels in maths, further maths and physics. I am applying to Bath,Bristol,Imperial,Southampto n and Nottingham. Is this a good or bad as 4 of my choices are competitive. How likely is it that i get no offers?
    I think you're good if you're confident about getting the entry requirements. I thought I was reaching with some Russel Groups (like York and Newcastle), but they accepted me. Bath and Imperial seem the most challenging, but I think you have Nottingham and Southampton down. Don't stress.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ihatePE)
    I take maths, geography and history as well as Welsh bacc. which all the unis accept as an a level grade if i wish to swap it out for a bad grade e.g history

    at AS i got AAC + Merit. C in history, and merit in welsh bacc. :-) not the best grades and im trying so hard to push up the history grade to B or else i'd have to work hard on the welsh bacc thing which is a bit boring.
    i got AB (Maths, Further maths). I got a C in physics but universities said AS Physics does not count and they do not look at it because it is linear. I will make Nottingham my insurance AAB offer. Hopefully Bristol accepts me, i really want to go there.
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    (Original post by Omzie)
    i got AB (Maths, Further maths). I got a C in physics but universities said AS Physics does not count and they do not look at it because it is linear. I will make Nottingham my insurance AAB offer. Hopefully Bristol accepts me, i really want to go there.
    physics is so hard! i kind of regret not taking it because it limited my engineering options, but at the same time i didnt want sleepless nights either i really like bristol as well. want to firm bristol and insurance either cardiff or southampton but that's another dilemma i need a long time to think about. i heard southampton has really cool space facilities if that's what you like?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ihatePE)
    physics is so hard! i kind of regret not taking it because it limited my engineering options, but at the same time i didnt want sleepless nights either i really like bristol as well. want to firm bristol and insurance either cardiff or southampton but that's another dilemma i need a long time to think about. i heard southampton has really cool space facilities if that's what you like?
    Yh Southampton has great facilities. Only problem is my teacher is deciding whether to predict me an A or B in physics which is really annoying because all of the unis i want ask for an A in physics.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: October 30, 2017

University open days

  1. University of Bradford
    University-wide Postgraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  2. University of Buckingham
    Psychology Taster Tutorial Undergraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  3. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Campus Visit Undergraduate
    Wed, 1 Aug '18
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.