Claudia Wellman
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I'm choosing between economics and finance at exeter or finance at durham does anyone know which one would be more competitive? My predicted grades are AAB but i think i might miss out by a grade and get ABB, durham's typical entry requirements are AAB and Exeter's typical entry requirements for the course are A*AA-AAB, which university do you think would be more likely to let me in if i slipped a grade?
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Have you already received offers or are you in Year 12 and applying?
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Exeter are more likely to accept a dropped grade than Durham who tend not to accept dropped grades often
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I also think that Exeter are more likely to let you in with a dropped grade than Durham
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(Original post by Claudia Wellman)
I'm in Year 13 and have received an offer from both Exeter and Durham for AAB which makes it difficult to decide between my firm and insurance as they're both the same grade :/
You could Firm Durham and Insure Exeter knowing that Exeter are the uni more likely to lower their offer if necessary. But only if you prefer Durham ....if you prefer Exeter, you should Firm Exeter
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No I'm in Year 13 and have received an offer from both Exeter and Durham for AAB which makes it difficult to decide between my firm and insurance as they're both the same grade :/
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(Original post by Claudia Wellman)
No I'm in Year 13 and have received an offer from both Exeter and Durham for AAB which makes it difficult to decide between my firm and insurance as they're both the same grade :/
I'm now in the strange position of having answered your question before you asked it
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Durham generally do not accept dropped grades. In fact, they are one of the most unlikely to do so. I dont know if Exeter will go to ABB but there is more chance of them doibg so than Durham
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Good plan i just need to figure which one I like more now!
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They’re both excellent universities - go to the one you prefer.

They’re both pretty similar in the fact that they’re quaint, quiet and have a middle-clas, posh vibe to them. The college system of Durham may appeal as the city itself is fairly dreary.

Look at the courses, distance from home and what kind of experience you want. Go with your gut as there isn’t really a wrong choice.
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