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This is a question is for pre 2017 applicants...did anyone apply for their firm or
insurance choices with similar grade requirements?

If so did any of you miss your grades but still got in to your firm or insurance?

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This is a question is for pre 2017 applicants...did anyone apply for their firm or
insurance choices with similar grade requirements?

If so did any of you miss your grades but still got in to your firm or insurance?

TIA
Hi pcplum


I'd advise against applying for an insurance with similar grade requirements to your firm, as if you miss the grades for your firm you may also miss out on your insurance, so please be careful!

Your insurance should be a couple of grades lower than your firm so that you don't miss out if your grades come out a bit lower than expected.

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Anyone else with experience of the above?
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This is a question is for pre 2017 applicants...did anyone apply for their firm or
insurance choices with similar grade requirements?

If so did any of you miss your grades but still got in to your firm or insurance?

TIA
Thousands of applicants every year have insurance offers that are just below (or equal to, or even above) their firm choice. There is no rule that says an insurance has to be 'two grades lower' than your firm or anything else. Everyone's circumstances, aspirations and academic record are different so it is not possible to lay down hard and fast guidelines.

As for getting into your firm or insurance choice after missing your target grades - I think the number of people who fall into this category again runs into the thousands, if not tens of thousands, each year
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This is a question is for pre 2017 applicants...did anyone apply for their firm or
insurance choices with similar grade requirements?

If so did any of you miss your grades but still got in to your firm or insurance?

TIA
Yup, my firm was AAA and my insurance was AAA. Super risky, but these were my favourite two choices - I exceeded AAA and got into both, but I did feel a bit of pressure in exam season, ngl.
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There's a thread in one of the subforums from someone who is feeling a lack of motivation because they have an unconditional offer. If you're a similar kind of personality, having risky choices may be a good thing as it may encourage you to work harder and achieve higher grades.
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