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What if I miss the grades for my offer to Newcastle?

I've made Newcastle my firm choice to study Economics, and I've been given a contextual offer of ABB.
I'm getting a bit nervous that I might not achieve a B in one of my subjects, would I still be accepted with ABC? Yet I feel like I may be able to hopefully achieve an A* in one of them, so would A*BC be enough to get in?
If any of you have had a similar experience in the past please let me know!
Thank you.
They might, but they won’t know until they review the results of other offer holders.
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Original post by Admit-One
They might, but they won’t know until they review the results of other offer holders.
So is it more or less dependent on available spaces? And would it be more likely for somebody with, for example, AAB to be accepted if they don't have a contextual offer (the course is AAA originally), as opposed to somebody with a contextual offer and 1 grade below that?
Original post by pure-collar
I've made Newcastle my firm choice to study Economics, and I've been given a contextual offer of ABB.
I'm getting a bit nervous that I might not achieve a B in one of my subjects, would I still be accepted with ABC? Yet I feel like I may be able to hopefully achieve an A* in one of them, so would A*BC be enough to get in?
If any of you have had a similar experience in the past please let me know!
Thank you.

Hi pure-collar

If, when your A level results are released, you do not quite meet your offer conditions, we will consider you a ‘near-miss’ applicant. In this scenario, all applicants who met their offer conditions would receive their place. For any places we have left over, we will reconsider all ‘near-miss’ applicants and look to place the most promising applicants.

Hope this helps :smile:

Elliott
Original post by pure-collar
So is it more or less dependent on available spaces? And would it be more likely for somebody with, for example, AAB to be accepted if they don't have a contextual offer (the course is AAA originally), as opposed to somebody with a contextual offer and 1 grade below that?

As above, yes to the first part.

Second Q: Probably considered the same, but it is up to Newcastle.
Original post by Newcastle University
Hi pure-collar
If, when your A level results are released, you do not quite meet your offer conditions, we will consider you a ‘near-miss’ applicant. In this scenario, all applicants who met their offer conditions would receive their place. For any places we have left over, we will reconsider all ‘near-miss’ applicants and look to place the most promising applicants.
Hope this helps :smile:
Elliott

Would this be the same situation if you were applying for 2025 deferred entry ..... and just missed you offer?
Original post by Anonymous
Would this be the same situation if you were applying for 2025 deferred entry ..... and just missed you offer?

Hi @Anonymous #1

Yes, deferred offer holders would still be considered as part of a near miss assessment. This would all happen internally and would be reflected on the decision you receive through UCAS on results day.

I hope this helps 😊
Lydia

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