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    I need some advice please! I have one conditional offer to read Law at Bristol given that I meet their AAA/A criteria and have made it my firm choice. However I've unexpectedly missed the mark by one grade and ended up with an AAB/B instead. I'm now super worried because Bristol's my only offer and I don't have any insurance choice (rejected by the rest)

    1) Which department should I send my results to?

    2) Should I provide an explanation/statement to "persuade" Bristol to give me a chance or would that just make things even worst?

    3) What are my chances of getting in despite missing the required grades?

    4) Should the worst really occur and I end up getting rejected, will I still stand a chance via UCAS Extra/Clearing to read Law at unis like Warwick, Nottingham, Brimmingham, Queen Mary?

    Really at a lost now, very much devastated and worried that my dream of becoming a lawyer is going to get crushed. I understand that there are other UK unis with lower requirements where I can get get a law degree from. However, unfortunately I'm an international student and the country I reside in only recognizes a small handful of U.K. Universities whereby graduates are then allowed to practice Law, hence my choices are really limited.

    I would very much appreciate if anyone could give me some tips. Thanks for taking the time to read through my lengthy message
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    I need some advice please! I have one conditional offer to read Law at Bristol given that I meet their AAA/A criteria and have made it my firm choice. However I've unexpectedly missed the mark by one grade and ended up with an AAB/B instead. I'm now super worried because Bristol's my only offer and I don't have any insurance choice (rejected by the rest)

    1) Which department should I send my results to?

    2) Should I provide an explanation/statement to "persuade" Bristol to give me a chance or would that just make things even worst?

    3) What are my chances of getting in despite missing the required grades?

    4) Should the worst really occur and I end up getting rejected, will I still stand a chance via UCAS Extra/Clearing to read Law at unis like Warwick, Nottingham, Brimmingham, Queen Mary?

    Really at a lost now, very much devastated and worried that my dream of becoming a lawyer is going to get crushed. I understand that there are other UK unis with lower requirements where I can get get a law degree from. However, unfortunately I'm an international student and the country I reside in only recognizes a small handful of U.K. Universities whereby graduates are then allowed to practice Law, hence my choices are really limited.

    I would very much appreciate if anyone could give me some tips. Thanks for taking the time to read through my lengthy message
    It looks as though you've missed your offer by two grades, not one. This obviously makes it slightly less likely that they will accept you, but it's not a certainty. Doesn't Bristol use LNAT? If so, then how did you do on that? Perhaps they may set more store by that score, particularly the essay section.

    The best thing you can do is call the law admissions tutor(s) on Monday and just ask where you stand.

    If it's a no from Bristol, I hate to break it to you, but I think you're pretty unlikely to get anywhere with the other unis you're looking at. Besides the fact that I'm not sure which of those tend to appear in Extra (certainly unlikely they'll be in clearing), they all have entry requirements that are just as high, and given that Warwick at least is overall a more highly regarded uni, there's no shortage of applicants for places. Even the fact that you have your grades already may not mean much if they're below the required standard.

    Have you looked at some of the massive redbrick Russell group unis like Manchester and Liverpool? Liverpool only asks for ABB, and although Manchester asks for AAA, it has so many places that it's really well known for accepting people with grades quite a bit lower than nominally required. Particularly since you've said that international recognisability is important to you, you can hardly go wrong with those two – especially Manchester, which consistently ranks highly in international rankings by sheer value of its reputation overseas (much to the bafflement of domestic students). Bristol, on the other hand, I wasn't aware was particularly renowned for anything anywhere these days (besides maybe drama? and up until a few years ago Maths, French, English, Law and Politics).
 
 
 

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