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I was wondering towards any current Durham Philosophy students or just Durham as a whole. How competitive is this university and more specifically how competitive is Philosophy? I have predicted grades of AAB, but the requirements ask for AAA. I have read the Durham site and they've specified if a student shows outstanding knowledge etc of Philosophy already, in the rare case, they'll make an offer to students who have lower grades than what's being asked in requirements. I do study religious studies at A level and my predicted grade for that is an A. I also got an 8 in GCSE for religious studies, both A level and GCSE study had huge amounts of Philosophy and Ethics study which I could talk about in my personal statement, but I'm not sure if it's enough.

IS IT WORTH APPLYING?? I'm worried that I will have wasted an application. Do I apply to Philosophy with a foundation year or the regular Philosophy course???
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I know someone who slipped a grade by 1 mark to A*AB (B in politics and A* in philosophy and ethics) and got rejected after being on the waiting list for 2 weeks after results day.
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Email the department and ask. Durham are expanding and their new college opens in 2020 so you never know they may consider you. They will also look at your predictions contextually in regard to your school/college overall performance. Be warned though if you do miss an offer even by only 1 mark Durham are not known for being generous.
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