Birmingham Uni has dumped its Unconditional if Firm scheme Watch

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The university looks like it will be making what it calls "Attainment Offers" to candidates for certain degree programmes who are predicted high A-level grades. This means if a candidate firms their Birmingham offer, they will still have to attain CCC at A-level to get in.

I only discovered this when I was looking at their Offer Calculator tool today.

They have quietly stopped their Unconditional Offer scheme whereby candidates who made Birmingham their Firm choice would have their offer made Unconditional immediately.

There is a Times article on this subject dated 12 September behind the paywall -- https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b...fers-t83vt79ns

The change really does seem have been an unheralded retreat from the university's earlier practice, and as the Times article points out, other universities are now likely to follow suit.
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The university looks like it will be making what it calls "Attainment Offers" to candidates for certain degree programmes who are predicted high A-level grades. This means if a candidate firms their Birmingham offer, they will still have to attain CCC at A-level to get in.

I only discovered this when I was looking at their Offer Calculator tool today.

They have quietly stopped their Unconditional Offer scheme whereby candidates who made Birmingham their Firm choice would have their offer made Unconditional immediately.

There is a Times article on this subject dated 12 September behind the paywall -- https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b...fers-t83vt79ns

The change really does seem have been an unheralded retreat from the university's earlier practice, and as the Times article points out, other universities are now likely to follow suit.
I'm glad they have done this but CCC is still extremely low for a Russell Group uni.

I feel my son took his foot off the gas after he got his unconditional offer from Birmingham and got ABB in his exams after being predicted AAA. I don't think a CCC offer would have changed anything though, as he would never have expected to go down that low even if he stopped working hard.
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I think they may have changed it due to some people getting unconditionals and then not doing so well at university. Pretty sure the only reason they’re saying CCC minimum is because they just want guaranteed students. They are businesses after all and more students means more money essentially.
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