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Well, you didn't say they'd (initially?) rejected her - you said she'd missed her offer. Not the same! But fair enough, every case is different - who knows what might come in to play in a particular decision...

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Just wondering, did you have any emergency type of explanation?
Nope.
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I always assumed that those with offers usually require very little in their latter modules to get in.
Not me! I'm clinging on to my As...(and if my gut feeling about my exams is correct I am literally clinging on to them with not much hope!)
Meanwhile 2 of my friends that got rejected from either Oxford or Cambridge have virtually got AAA or better already! I cannot stop thinking that my place should have gone to one of them (especially since one of them is also going to be studying law like me...)
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(Original post by Emmaleuk)
Not me! I'm clinging on to my As...(and if my gut feeling about my exams is correct I am literally clinging on to them with not much hope!)
Meanwhile 2 of my friends that got rejected from either Oxford or Cambridge have virtually got AAA or better already! I cannot stop thinking that my place should have gone to one of them (especially since one of them is also going to be studying law like me...)
I felt like this for a while too. Don't be so negative about yourself. They must have liked you and seen something in you that perhaps you yourself haven't seen yet and that your friends don't have
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Did they have to resit some of their A Level modules, in order to successfully reapply?
They hadn't yet retaken the exams, but had already decided to retake them in the same academic year they reapplied.
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I'm clinging to my As with a tiny thread of hope.
But it's fast disappearing. Maybe they liked me though and I'll get away with it. Maybe not. How depressing I am tonight.
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I'm clinging to my As with a tiny thread of hope.
But it's fast disappearing.
Take comfort in the fact that you're not the only one - the more I think about my French exam yesterday the more miserable I become. Best to just try to forget about it, really.
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It's a deal *forgets horrific Welsh and French exams*
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I missed my offer of AAA (for History), got AAB, called my college and was told that I could come along anyway.

It was St Hilda's though... some uncharitable people have implied that I wouldn't have been allowed to take up the place had the offer been for another college. A plague on both their houses, I say
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History at Balliol, I don't think it's standard though.
Was your offer based on adv higher though ?
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(Original post by Tombola)
I always assumed that those with offers usually require very little in their latter modules to get in.
Not necessarily. This might be true of some of the sciences, but is less true of the arts. It certainly wasn't the case for me.
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Not necessarily. This might be true of some of the sciences, but is less true of the arts. It certainly wasn't the case for me.

Isn't the case for me either. Which is why I'm going into my final English module today and Drama tomorrow with terror in my heart
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My sister missed her offer by 5 UMS marks and had actually had a bit of a traumatic morning on the day of two of that subject's modules but didn't call them to tell them, so when she missed her offer, they didn't let her in. It was for Law.
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After having some papers go not-so-well this year, I'm telling myself that if I can't get the three As required, then I shouldn't be going and would be better off elsewhere. Which is all very fine now, but I don't think I'll be saying that if I actually miss the offer

Oh, to kill for an EE conditional offer :P
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gosh aren't we a depressing bunch between us! I am currently missing maths and science subjects where i'd have some chance of my marks being spread out a bit over a few questions! Nothing worse than opening your exam paper to an essay title you really don't get and thinking "hmmmm I don't think I can blag this....darn!"

*le sigh*
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yeah last year i got in to trinity for history but got ABB, seemed pretty pointless even asking so i didnt. i didnt get into my back up which wanted AAB and there wasnt anything that tickled my fancy in clearing so i took a year out and applied again obviously not expecting to get in.
one of the Bs was in biology so ive just given that up as a bad bad thing and have done english language instead, and i have to resit the other B (to go up by a whopping 2 ums marks... :rolleyes:) which is for history but i have got an AA offer for st johns this year.

and i wait to see if ive messed up a second year running, which is looking devastatingly possible.
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My sister got in to Univ after missing her offer with AAB. It was for Egyptology and I think she was the only one in her year doing it in the whole uni (I think) so that probably contributed to them letting her in.

I really feel that i've messed up economics to an extent where an A seems a distant, almost unfathomable possibility. Oh well, we'll find out eventually
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I was in IB student who had an offer of 776, for chemisty, biology, physics, and missed the chemistry mark..and was rejected... This was for Biochemistry.
So some colleges don't let you in if you don't make your offer, but it differs with each college, with each degree program and with each yr. Biochem was oversubscribed that yr.
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