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How flexible is University of Exeter/Nottingham on results day?

I received a conditional offer from Exeter to study Politics and Modern Languages this September with the grade requirements AAB. I really screwed up my mocks and I’ll still work as hard as I can for the exams but I’ve heard that Exeter tends to be pretty flexible on results day?

I applied as an international student and don’t think that Politics and Modern languages is very popular at Exeter, does this increase my chances of being accepted even if I don’t meet the grade requirements or is it over for me?

I also have a second offer from uni of nottingham for Politics and international relations (ABB) but I’ve heard that they’re less lenient.
Original post by isakurada
I received a conditional offer from Exeter to study Politics and Modern Languages this September with the grade requirements AAB. I really screwed up my mocks and I’ll still work as hard as I can for the exams but I’ve heard that Exeter tends to be pretty flexible on results day?
I applied as an international student and don’t think that Politics and Modern languages is very popular at Exeter, does this increase my chances of being accepted even if I don’t meet the grade requirements or is it over for me?
I also have a second offer from uni of nottingham for Politics and international relations (ABB) but I’ve heard that they’re less lenient.

The standard answer would be that it depends on how many offers were handed out, how many put the course as their firm option, and how many people met or exceeded their offer. Universities tend to send out more offers than places anticipating that not everyone will accept them as a firm or may not get the grades, thus reducing it closer to the number of spots actually on offer for the programme. That being said if you missed a grade maybe by a few marks occasionally a university might be able to accommodate you but it really does depend on the demand for spots.
They ultimately won’t know until they process the AL results of other offer holders.
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If you really want to to go to either of these Unis badly enough then you will not be sitting back wondering how 'lenient' anyone is going to be, you will be working your socks off right now to get the best grades you can.

No-one owes you a Uni place.
Its entirely up to you if you get the required grades no-one else.

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