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If I achieve an A star in my specialised course but get a fail in one of my other a levels but meet the entry requirements for my third, would I still be accepted?
Original post by PersonQuestion
If I achieve an A star in my specialised course but get a fail in one of my other a levels but meet the entry requirements for my third, would I still be accepted?


Stalking posts as I'm currently looking into Lancaster leniency, the general consensus seems to be missing one or 2 grades could be okay, especially if you meet the specialised subject. They're supposedly going to be more lenient this year in terms of marking, boundaries and uni admissions but I'm not sure if they'd accept a fail dependent on how far it is off of the asked grade.

I'm also preparing for clearing because my heart is set on Lancaster, sometimes people can get onto similar courses or their original course if you apply through clearing. They have a current list on their website of what's available so far and are updating courses when they become unavailable, worth a look
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Original post by PersonQuestion
If I achieve an A star in my specialised course but get a fail in one of my other a levels but meet the entry requirements for my third, would I still be accepted?

Hi @PersonQuestion

The admissions team will consider your grade profile as a whole and they are often able to accept equivalent grades although, this is not guaranteed. For example, if the grade requirement was AAB then they may accept A*AC as an equivalent grade profile.

I understand that waiting for results is a nerve racking time so I hope this helps! Best of luck :smile:

- Tineke
Lancaster physics graduate
Original post by caseyleigh
Stalking posts as I'm currently looking into Lancaster leniency, the general consensus seems to be missing one or 2 grades could be okay, especially if you meet the specialised subject. They're supposedly going to be more lenient this year in terms of marking, boundaries and uni admissions but I'm not sure if they'd accept a fail dependent on how far it is off of the asked grade.

I'm also preparing for clearing because my heart is set on Lancaster, sometimes people can get onto similar courses or their original course if you apply through clearing. They have a current list on their website of what's available so far and are updating courses when they become unavailable, worth a look

Hi @caseyleigh

Best of luck for your results! Lancaster is a beautiful campus and I’ve really enjoyed my time here so fingers crossed you get what you want.

You are correct that Lancaster will also be in clearing for most courses with the noteable exception of medicine.

My previous reply on this thread may also be helpful for you.

- Tineke
Lancaster physics graduate

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