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    Hi everyone, I applied for uni mid-October and received an offer from Exeter the day after I applied. I do the IB and I have been predicted 44 points overall, my GCSEs are good (all As and A*s) but not as good as they could have been. I was offered 38 points or a 766 and higher level, which is the top of their entry band. I have some friends who were offered 30 points for the same course (History). I was wondering if anyone had any idea why I would've been offered so much more when we have equal predicted grades. Of course I'm grateful for the offer but I'm just curious.
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    Hi everyone, I applied for uni mid-October and received an offer from Exeter the day after I applied. I do the IB and I have been predicted 44 points overall, my GCSEs are good (all As and A*s) but not as good as they could have been. I was offered 38 points or a 766 and higher level, which is the top of their entry band. I have some friends who were offered 30 points for the same course (History). I was wondering if anyone had any idea why I would've been offered so much more when we have equal predicted grades. Of course I'm grateful for the offer but I'm just curious.
    Thanks.

    I've just started my first year at Exeter and I was offered AAB when others were offered BBB. It doesn't make sense and I cant offer a full explanation unfortunately but there is some slight hope as my offer was actually reduced in about February and they dropped my grades. Offers are usually course dependent and are just an algorithm based on predicted grades and personal statements and references and what you can supposedly achieve, but chances are (fingers crossed anyway) they would take you with lower grades.
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    (Original post by TJWILSON)
    Hi everyone, I applied for uni mid-October and received an offer from Exeter the day after I applied. I do the IB and I have been predicted 44 points overall, my GCSEs are good (all As and A*s) but not as good as they could have been. I was offered 38 points or a 766 and higher level, which is the top of their entry band. I have some friends who were offered 30 points for the same course (History). I was wondering if anyone had any idea why I would've been offered so much more when we have equal predicted grades. Of course I'm grateful for the offer but I'm just curious.
    Thanks.
    Maybe they had contextual background i.e. poorer school, parents didnt go uni? Or their PS was better
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    I've just started my first year at Exeter and I was offered AAB when others were offered BBB. It doesn't make sense and I cant offer a full explanation unfortunately but there is some slight hope as my offer was actually reduced in about February and they dropped my grades. Offers are usually course dependent and are just an algorithm based on predicted grades and personal statements and references and what you can supposedly achieve, but chances are (fingers crossed anyway) they would take you with lower grades.
    Thanks! fingers Crossed!
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    Maybe they had contextual background i.e. poorer school, parents didnt go uni? Or their PS was better
    Perhaps, they're at the same school as me but I expect personal statements come into it.
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