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History through clearing

I am doing history chemistry and biology right now at A-level. I decided to change my degree last minute to history instead of neuroscience since I completely ****ed up my chemistry exam, and I've always loved history. (Btw please don't try to convince me to do science instead of history. I've made up my mind, I love history, and I don't want to go anywhere near science for at least the next few years since A-levels were genuinely traumatic for me).
I will probably get an A* in history and maybe an A in biology. Idk about chemistry, it could be a D or it could be a fail. Could I get into a good uni through clearing for history like this? I'd love to go to Birmingham, but I'm open to other options too since I know my chem grade is super low.
Will I be able to get in? Please help!
Original post by Freds05
I am doing history chemistry and biology right now at A-level. I decided to change my degree last minute to history instead of neuroscience since I completely ****ed up my chemistry exam, and I've always loved history. (Btw please don't try to convince me to do science instead of history. I've made up my mind, I love history, and I don't want to go anywhere near science for at least the next few years since A-levels were genuinely traumatic for me).
I will probably get an A* in history and maybe an A in biology. Idk about chemistry, it could be a D or it could be a fail. Could I get into a good uni through clearing for history like this? I'd love to go to Birmingham, but I'm open to other options too since I know my chem grade is super low.
Will I be able to get in? Please help!

Why not take a gap year and apply normally rather than through clearing?
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Original post by ageshallnot
Why not take a gap year and apply normally rather than through clearing?


I'm desperate to move out asap and I don't know if I could do that if I took a gap year
Original post by Freds05
I'm desperate to move out asap and I don't know if I could do that if I took a gap year

Ok, fair enough though you will restrict your choice massively and will be at the back of the accommodation queue.
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Original post by ageshallnot
Ok, fair enough though you will restrict your choice massively and will be at the back of the accommodation queue.


I just worked out I could maybe get a C in chem if I do decently on the next paper. Maybe it would be ok then
Original post by Freds05
I just worked out I could maybe get a C in chem if I do decently on the next paper. Maybe it would be ok then

Hopefully! Perhaps you should wait till after your exams then throw yourself into researching history courses prior to clearing?

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