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I want to study English Literature at Durham University, but my predicted grades are AAA in English Literature, Geography and Religious Studies. I know the entry requirements for my course are A*AA, but has anyone got into Durham to do English Literature with AAA? Would an amazing personal statement make up for that *?
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I did not apply for English (I got a place for Classics) but someone in my year got a place at Durham for English lit. From my limited knowledge, English is a highly ccompetitive course, especially at Durham. There is no harm in applying (you get to apply to 5 so it won't matter if you don't get one) but make sure that you would be happy at your other choices in case you get rejected. An amazing personal statement is always a good thing and will definitely help.
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did you get in?
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Im in a similar situation to the OP. I applied to Durham to study Chinese back in October. I am a mature student , dont really have alot of a levels but i do have Chinese HSK level 3 and a load of other qualifications related to my job in IT.

I was fully expecting them to reject me outright , but they seem to taking their time. Either thay havn't even looked at my application yet or they have seen something they like. I'm hoping its the latter.
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(Original post by aliceaquaspirit)
did you get in?
I did
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A strong personal statement as to why you want to study English Literature, is an approach that can work. That should make up the bulk of the PS, and not extra curricular activity. They want to know you are going to be a high calibre English student because you love the subject, first and foremost.
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(Original post by DHdk739)
I want to study English Literature at Durham University, but my predicted grades are AAA in English Literature, Geography and Religious Studies. I know the entry requirements for my course are A*AA, but has anyone got into Durham to do English Literature with AAA? Would an amazing personal statement make up for that *?
bruh ask a teacher or a counselor why are you asking strangers on the internet
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