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    I've applied for History & Politics and have offers from all 5 of the Uni's I applied to but I'm really struggling to make a decision! The 2 that I like the most are Reading and Birmingham. Reading have offered me an Unconditional if I Firm them and Birmingham needs 3x A's but I'm only predicted AAB-ABB. I have friends going to Birmingham & I really like it so it would be my first choice especially as it's higher ranked with better long term prospects etc but whilst 3 A's might be possible it will be a big ask so is it worth the risk? Do Birmingham take students that miss their grades ever? Are they likely to have made a lot of Unconditional offers already? I liked Reading but I'm worried I might regret it if by some miracle I do get the grade required for Birmingham! Please help, any advice would be good!
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    (Original post by Aroundincircles)
    I've applied for History & Politics and have offers from all 5 of the Uni's I applied to but I'm really struggling to make a decision! The 2 that I like the most are Reading and Birmingham. Reading have offered me an Unconditional if I Firm them and Birmingham needs 3x A's but I'm only predicted AAB-ABB. I have friends going to Birmingham & I really like it so it would be my first choice especially as it's higher ranked with better long term prospects etc but whilst 3 A's might be possible it will be a big ask so is it worth the risk? Do Birmingham take students that miss their grades ever? Are they likely to have made a lot of Unconditional offers already? I liked Reading but I'm worried I might regret it if by some miracle I do get the grade required for Birmingham! Please help, any advice would be good!
    Don't put Reading down as your firm just because they gave you an unconditional offer. It's simply a marketing tool to get more students to firm a university. Firm your first choice, try and have an insurance with lower grades if possible and if you end up in clearing or resitting and reapplying its not the end of teh world.
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    Don't put Reading down as your firm just because they gave you an unconditional offer. It's simply a marketing tool to get more students to firm a university. Firm your first choice, try and have an insurance with lower grades if possible and if you end up in clearing or resitting and reapplying its not the end of teh world.
    Thanks Jelly, I know what you mean re the marketing tool. Reading would be my second choice regardless of the unconditional but they don't guarantee halls for insurance students so I could end up being there and having to find somewhere to live away from most other 1st years which I'll be really sick about if I pass up the uncondional! It's all such a gamble! I'm guessing that there's no chance of receiving a better offer from Birmingham at this stage?
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    (Original post by Aroundincircles)
    Thanks Jelly, I know what you mean re the marketing tool. Reading would be my second choice regardless of the unconditional but they don't guarantee halls for insurance students so I could end up being there and having to find somewhere to live away from most other 1st years which I'll be really sick about if I pass up the uncondional! It's all such a gamble! I'm guessing that there's no chance of receiving a better offer from Birmingham at this stage?
    Afraid offers are almost always final.
 
 
 

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