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ive applied to do accounting and finance and i need 240points...but i think i wont get this and have no idea if i have to go into clearing whether or not i'll get onto the same course through clearing

anyone know people who have got into a gd or half decent uni with not amazing grades?

what is the worst grades someone can have and still get into a ok uni through clearing??
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Define - half decent uni

Define - ok uni
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I have friends who got into Uni with in the region of 80-100 points.


Four friends infact.
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Just to enhance on that post:

One friend managed to get onto his first choice offer, at Sheffield Hallam.
One friend got onto a slightly different course at the Uni he wanted to go to, also Sheff Hallam.
One friend applied to Sheffield Uni, didn't make that so ended up at.....Sheffield Hallam. xD
Another friend got a very similar course to what he had had has his first choice, at the Uni of Hertfordshire.

All these got 80-100 points.


Would you class those Uni's as OK though? Guess that's down to your personal view. The main point is that they at least got in, all with awful results!
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You could get into MMU to do accountancy and finance with 200 UCAS points!!! MMU is a decent uni. My friend did her first year of accountancy and finance there and she really enjoyed it.
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p.s 200 UCAS pionts is equivalent to CDD
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Sheffield Hallam are letting people in with 80-100 points??? My cousin got 320 points at A level and just missed out on her Leeds offer (340) so ended up at Hallam through clearing. She wasn't best pleased about it at the time, and has since said she feels like she's surrounded by cretins - I assume that letting people who can barely scrape 2 E's in might explain her dissatisfaction...
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this really does depend on what you think is a decent uni. You can get into a university, and perhaps one people have heard of, but it'll probably be an ex poly. It's a question of whether you're ok with that.
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(Original post by swallows)
Sheffield Hallam are letting people in with 80-100 points??? My cousin got 320 points at A level and just missed out on her Leeds offer (340) so ended up at Hallam through clearing. She wasn't best pleased about it at the time, and has since said she feels like she's surrounded by cretins - I assume that letting people who can barely scrape 2 E's in might explain her dissatisfaction...
why did she go to Hallam..with 320 she could have got into a way better uni
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i know a boy who got cde and got into kent, not sure what course he is doing though
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hey i heard you can get into middlesex with 5 Gcses
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You can get into Nottingham uni with 5 GCSE A*-C for Nursing degree! Whilst lower preforming unis want a-levels!
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why did she go to Hallam..with 320 she could have got into a way better uni
I know, and she realises it now. But the course she is doing is quite specialised and after she missed her offer she just went with one that was available in a bit of a panic - silly mare!
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(Original post by x_emme_x)
You can get into Nottingham uni with 5 GCSE A*-C for Nursing degree! Whilst lower preforming unis want a-levels!
that's not for a nursing degree that's for a nursing diploma
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by ok uni i mean any uni which asks for around 240points in the first place...eg portsmouth?
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that's not for a nursing degree that's for a nursing diploma
I stand corrected. I was told by my a-level drop-out (twice) neighbour that she was doing a nursing degree with just GCSEs. I didn't think it was right,
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(Original post by rt1990)
ive applied to do accounting and finance and i need 240points...but i think i wont get this and have no idea if i have to go into clearing whether or not i'll get onto the same course through clearing
Check out:
i) One of the league tables for Accounting and Finance to get the average UCAS points obtained by students on that course
ii) Check out typical offers for Students doing A+F. You can do this on UCAS but you need to look up each uni seperately on Course Search.

Once you have done that (stage 1 will take 10 minutes, stage 2 a couple of hours) you can see which unis have let students with grades a lot lower than their normal offer. And the "Only" way they can have average students with grades a lot lower than their typical is if they let in low grade students through clearing.

To get the idea, see this post I did for economics:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=619184

Red unis "have" to be letting lower grade students in.
Purple unis may well do.

Finally the league figures include all tariff qualifications not just A-levels. So they should and often are significanntly higher than the typical offer points.
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oh ok so u probably wont get in if u get less then the average?
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oh ok so u probably wont get in if u get less then the average?
No that is not what I meant.
As an example (still with economics):
CCC (240 Points)
Dundee CCC 300
Aberdeen CCC or aabb 292
Ulster 240 (160) 287
Manchester Met 240 (140) 274
Salford 240-260 273I
Portsmouth 240 (2 A-levels) 240
Nottingham Trent 240 (AA) 229
Hertfordshire 240 (200 if 2 A-levels) 228
Bradford 240-260 (160) 207


For example Bradford typical offer is CCC.
But the average student has 207 points (and recall this includes points from all qualifications, not only A-levels, but also AS-levels, Music qualifications etc). So if all their students were CCC or above the average score should be above 240. But it is not: 207<240. Hence they must be letting in students with lower grades (e.g. through clearing) and enough to dominate the grades of those students who did better than CCC or had a 4th AS level.

So if any student wants to go to Bradford for economics and does not have CCC e.g. they only have CCD (220) or CDD (200 points) they must still have a decent chance of acceptance.
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ok yeah i understand it now..so they take in account all ur AS and A levels?
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