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    So i'm applying for Economics this year and i'm predicted 3 A* and A AS fm, but i already have a guarenteed A* in maths, i have sat enough modules to cash it in next year.

    I applied to Cambridge (got an interview but rejected, had a bit of a mare in 1 of them) rejected from UCL and offers from Bath, Bristol and Durham.

    I am very much interested in investing as a hobby currently and so it is likely i'll go down this route in the future.

    Of course, take Bristol, is an excellent Uni but i only need AA this year to get in, which realistically, should be extremely easy, and feels almost too easy. I am unsure whether or not going to a 'semi-target' uni such as bristol potentially could hinder the chances of obtaining top placements and thus chances at competing with the likes of LSE graduates etc.

    So say if i got the predictions on results day, i might be tempted to decline the offers and reapply next year, hoping to get offers from the top target uni's such as UCL.

    Or am i just being stupid about this and It's just what i do extracurricular that really matters?

    Any advice will be appreciated)
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    (Original post by BDunlop)
    So i'm applying for Economics this year and i'm predicted 3 A* and A AS fm, but i already have a guarenteed A* in maths, i have sat enough modules to cash it in next year.

    I applied to Cambridge (got an interview but rejected, had a bit of a mare in 1 of them) rejected from UCL and offers from Bath, Bristol and Durham.

    I am very much interested in investing as a hobby currently and so it is likely i'll go down this route in the future.

    Of course, take Bristol, is an excellent Uni but i only need AA this year to get in, which realistically, should be extremely easy, and feels almost too easy. I am unsure whether or not going to a 'semi-target' uni such as bristol potentially could hinder the chances of obtaining top placements and thus chances at competing with the likes of LSE graduates etc.

    So say if i got the predictions on results day, i might be tempted to decline the offers and reapply next year, hoping to get offers from the top target uni's such as UCL.

    Or am i just being stupid about this and It's just what i do extracurricular that really matters?

    Any advice will be appreciated)
    I would say whatever your reasons if you think you’ll benefit from a gap year then it’s a worthwhile choice. Rushing into university is never a good idea if you have doubts. And even if in your case you aren’t successful getting offers from your top choices at least you’ll know that you gave it a good try twice so you won’t have your time at university shadowed with what-ifs.
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    I am just thinking, If you want to go to uni but before want to take a gap year (2019). So you apply in 2018 for 2020 intake. Got an offer, but something gone wrong (such as grades), can you reapply again in 2019 for same uni and same course?
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    I am just thinking, If you want to go to uni but before want to take a gap year (2019). So you apply in 2018 for 2020 intake. Got an offer, but something gone wrong (such as grades), can you reapply again in 2019 for same uni and same course?
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    (Original post by BDunlop)
    So i'm applying for Economics this year and i'm predicted 3 A* and A AS fm, but i already have a guarenteed A* in maths, i have sat enough modules to cash it in next year.

    I applied to Cambridge (got an interview but rejected, had a bit of a mare in 1 of them) rejected from UCL and offers from Bath, Bristol and Durham.

    I am very much interested in investing as a hobby currently and so it is likely i'll go down this route in the future.

    Of course, take Bristol, is an excellent Uni but i only need AA this year to get in, which realistically, should be extremely easy, and feels almost too easy. I am unsure whether or not going to a 'semi-target' uni such as bristol potentially could hinder the chances of obtaining top placements and thus chances at competing with the likes of LSE graduates etc.

    So say if i got the predictions on results day, i might be tempted to decline the offers and reapply next year, hoping to get offers from the top target uni's such as UCL.

    Or am i just being stupid about this and It's just what i do extracurricular that really matters?

    Any advice will be appreciated)
    If you want to take a gap year then it might be good to find something to do during the year. Like a work placement in a bank or something.

    Also I think that ucl participates in adjustment so you could try that.
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