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For surrey, my grade boundaries are ABB.
For sussex, if i put it as my first choice - the grade are BCC. If it's my insurance then its BBC.

I know for insurance, you should be putting a high uni and your second should be last, but i feel like i'm just not gonna get an A. I barely get high Bs, let alone an A. I'm wanting to put sussex down first because i have a higher chance of achieving those grades but then my second option is just basically useless as it's higher than my first.

I was originally going to put surrey first without a doubt bc i was feeling good abt my revision, but i know nothing and i have no confidence.
I'm thinking of putting sussex down - is this a very bad decsion?

FYI, i have no strong feelings abt either universities. I don't like one more than the other - so going for the one i like more isn't going to work.
The point of an Insurance choice is that its there if you miss the offer grades for your Firm, and that Uni rejects you, you have that lower offer as a back-stop. Be aware that it doesnt work the other way around - if you meet the higher grade offer in August but you have Sussex as your Firm, you cannot at that point decide that you would rather go to Surrey.
Original post by cherrycosmos
For surrey, my grade boundaries are ABB.
For sussex, if i put it as my first choice - the grade are BCC. If it's my insurance then its BBC.
I know for insurance, you should be putting a high uni and your second should be last, but i feel like i'm just not gonna get an A. I barely get high Bs, let alone an A. I'm wanting to put sussex down first because i have a higher chance of achieving those grades but then my second option is just basically useless as it's higher than my first.
I was originally going to put surrey first without a doubt bc i was feeling good abt my revision, but i know nothing and i have no confidence.
I'm thinking of putting sussex down - is this a very bad decsion?
FYI, i have no strong feelings abt either universities. I don't like one more than the other - so going for the one i like more isn't going to work.

Hi @cherrycosmos

If you don't have a preference for your university options, I would keep Surrey as your firm option as the grade requirements are higher.

As mentioned by McGinger, the idea of your insurance choice is to provide a backup in case you aren't accepted by your firm choice. If, on results day, you would prefer to go to another university, you always have the option to go through clearing. For more information, here's a blog from UCAS. Keep in mind the deadline dates are different this year.

I hope that helps! If you have any questions about UCAS, clearing or Surrey, please feel free to ask. I will try my best to get back to you.

All the best
Daniel
BSc Accounting and Finance
University of Surrey

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