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I recently got given alternative offers from both Bristol and Bath after applying to Aerospace Engineering with predicted 3A* in maths, further maths and computer science, and A in physics. I am quite set on going to one of these two universities (mainly Bristol), and think I might take a year out and apply again next year, but I’m doubting whether there is even any point given my grades are already quite high and I was still rejected. Can anyone tell me if I have a chance next year or whether I should just accept one of my other offers which I don’t particularly care about?
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Original post by Anonymous
I recently got given alternative offers from both Bristol and Bath after applying to Aerospace Engineering with predicted 3A* in maths, further maths and computer science, and A in physics. I am quite set on going to one of these two universities (mainly Bristol), and think I might take a year out and apply again next year, but I’m doubting whether there is even any point given my grades are already quite high and I was still rejected. Can anyone tell me if I have a chance next year or whether I should just accept one of my other offers which I don’t particularly care about?

It might make a difference that if you apply for next year you'll be applying with achieved grades rather than predicted.

You could also look to see if you can get any relevant work experience in a gap year, and even if not, if you work during the gap year it will put you in a financially better position when you do start -- whatever university you end up going to.
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Original post by martin7
It might make a difference that if you apply for next year you'll be applying with achieved grades rather than predicted.
You could also look to see if you can get any relevant work experience in a gap year, and even if not, if you work during the gap year it will put you in a financially better position when you do start -- whatever university you end up going to.

That is a good point, I’ve heard that some universities don’t care whether they’re predicted or achieved but I will look into Bristol/Bath’s outlook on it. I also applied in January of this year and think it might make a difference to get my application in in October instead (this might not matter, cause they say they give all applications equal thought, but they definitely accepted people in November with lower predicted’s than mine)? But I think I might try and get a place on results day through clearing (very unlikely due to the popularity of the course, I know) and if that doesn’t work I’m considering an RAF engineering apprenticeship which hopefully will improve my application significantly, thanks for your reply!
Both Bath and Bristol are off the scale for the competition for Mech Eng places - Bath in particular - and there will not be spaces in Clearing for either of them. So, either accept the alternative course and refocus on that, or go to another Uni for Mech.

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