Requirements for English at Exeter uni?

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So I’ve been looking at the 2 different English courses Exeter offers and I’m just wondering if there’s any reason why the requirements for one campus are higher than the other? Online it says Streatham are AAA to A*AB whilst Penryn is AAB to ABB?

Also are the offers on the lower end contextual? Or are contextual offers even lower than these?
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(Original post by a.gulietta)
Hi,
So I’ve been looking at the 2 different English courses Exeter offers and I’m just wondering if there’s any reason why the requirements for one campus are higher than the other? Online it says Streatham are AAA to A*AB whilst Penryn is AAB to ABB?

Also are the offers on the lower end contextual? Or are contextual offers even lower than these?
Yes the lower offers are unconditional and the lower grades for Penryn are because of difficulties getting students to go there because of its remote location and not being in a major city or town.
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Same thing happens with politics and ir. Also, do you know if it's only because of the location or is the reputation also lower?
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Same thing happens with politics and ir. Also, do you know if it's only because of the location or is the reputation also lower?
The degree you will get is exactly the same from Exeter University. People do see it as a reputational thing but when you leave everyone gets the same degree.It doesnt say Exeter or Penryn. Penryn is very isolated being on the South West of England. It is miles from there to almost any major centre of population so often people dont want to go there as it is so far from home. Also it is a small town of about 5000 people and the campus is quite small and shared with Falmouth university. It doesnt have all the subjects that there are in Exeter. One of the benefits of being in Penryn is that the classes are smaller. The disadvantage is the options are less due to limited numbers. I think there are about 2000 Exeter students in Penryn as against 10 times that amount in Exeter itself. The shopping and nightlife is obviously better as Exeter is several times the size of Penryn. Falmouth is about 4 miles from Penryn and has a much larger population. Falmouth has a really nice marina and several beautiful beaches. The Cornwall area is filled with beaches and Tourism is very much the main trade.
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As well as the factors listed above, there is the important point that the courses are very different. In particular, the Penryn courses that I have looked at suffer from having much less choice in the modules available. If you like what's on offer there that's irrelevant, of course.
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Same thing happens with politics and ir. Also, do you know if it's only because of the location or is the reputation also lower?
Penryn is a lovely campus, the buses run till 3am in the morning, the student union is really good and put on loads of social events accomodation is great as well. The university campus whether Falmouth or Exeter has a lovely feel to it. Everyone’s in it together and mixes well. Do not disregard it because it’s a long way from Exeter, it’s a lovely part of the world
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As well as the factors listed above, there is the important point that the courses are very different. In particular, the Penryn courses that I have looked at suffer from having much less choice in the modules available. If you like what's on offer there that's irrelevant, of course.
You are right there will be more limited options but also the class sizes are smaller so it is more personised. It really boils down to personal choice. If you are someone who wants a city life Penryn isnt for you but if you like a quieter life in a very scenic location then Penryn will be excellent but distance getting back and forth from home needs to be a consideration
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You are right there will be more limited options but also the class sizes are smaller so it is more personised. It really boils down to personal choice. If you are someone who wants a city life Penryn isnt for you but if you like a quieter life in a very scenic location then Penryn will be excellent but distance getting back and forth from home needs to be a consideration
https://www.thesu.org.uk/ Plenty of Student Union Life going on in Cornwall :-)
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Online it says Streatham are AAA to A*AB whilst Penryn is AAB to ABB?

Also are the offers on the lower end contextual? Or are contextual offers even lower than these?
I applied to Penryn for a different subject with the same requirements (AAB-ABB) and got a contextual offer of BBB

I visited Penryn on an open day and it is the most beautiful university campus I have seen, imo. It is wonderful and green, lots of flowers + they are always working on expanding the campus too. They have a cute little 'village' for accommodation, and if you choose to live out, you can live by the sea... there are a million reasons why I think people should go to Penryn, but it's up to you! It is 1000% worth checking out though
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I applied to Penryn for a different subject with the same requirements (AAB-ABB) and got a contextual offer of BBB

I visited Penryn on an open day and it is the most beautiful university campus I have seen, imo. It is wonderful and green, lots of flowers + they are always working on expanding the campus too. They have a cute little 'village' for accommodation, and if you choose to live out, you can live by the sea... there are a million reasons why I think people should go to Penryn, but it's up to you! It is 1000% worth checking out though
@Siobha I couldn't agree more
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