Got A*A*A and A* EPQ and still rejected by firmWatch
Unfortunately, like said above, many RG universities have closed their clearing applications given the increased demand in handling admissions because of the A-level fiasco this year.
If there are no other places available, you could always go to Birmingham with the intention of transferring next year. You might find you enjoy it there though and your apprehension is purely disappointment for not getting into Imperial.
I knew someone who was the first student from their sixth form to get an offer from Oxford. It was in all the local papers and his photo still comes up on Google as the "local lad going to Oxford". He missed out by a grade and ended up at his insurance. Took a while to get over the disappointment, but he ended up having a great time at uni and came out with a very good degree.
You do have options there, they just might not be the ones you want at the minute!
For Imperial Physics. Needed A* in physics, got that in my mock but my CAG was A so it stayed the same after the U-turn. Wtf do I do now
- go to your insurance (in normal years that would have been your plan)
- resit your physics in Oct and get an A*. Ask Imperial if they will honour your place if you meet their conditions but deferred to 2021 entry. If they won't, reapply to them for 2021 entry. If you don't get the A* in Oct, reapply elsewhere. Think of something nice to do in your gap year.
It may be worth contacting them to discuss your options. We hope that you are able to secure a place and wish you well in this. ^Laura