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im yr 12, this is about 2 of my mates in yr 13 : one applied for less presitigous courses at unis like warwick nottingham bristol etc like social policy etc but the other applied for economics and maths etc at the same unis.

Person 1 got loads of offers BCD, BBB, etc, the other got like one,

now person 1 is saying that as soon as he gets to those unis, he will change to a better course like economics

is this possible?
and this really doesnt seem fair at all if it does, cause person 2 has worked well to get very good grades but doesnt get offers for subjects, while some tw*t gets crap grades applies for a crap course just to get into a good uni, and changes course.
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im interested in knowin 2, ive been wonderin this 4a while now.
would sound wrong/unfair 2 me neway.
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Economics is so competitive that I doubt it would be possible, unless he/she achieves outstanding grades.
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That is unfair, but I doubt it would be possible as a competitve course like economics is very likely to have filled all its places.
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Most people change to a similar course, and economics and social policy aren't really that similar. Plus economics usually requires maths A level, and is usually pretty full
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they won't let you change onto a course if they don't think you are capable of keeping up with the workload.
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i don't think that would be fair, but i guess it depends what you get at A -level and whether there are any spaces for the course.
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That it very unfair- to repeat what has already been said before. furthermore, if person 1 is not allowed to change course they will be stuck doing a less prestigious degree than person 2, and even if person 1's degree is obtained from a marginally better university than person 2's, at the end of the day person 2 is going to have better job prospects. This of course presumes personality is not a deciding factor when job prospects are mentioned, however, in reality this is not the case! It is extremely risky of person 1 to do this... good luck to them (they're going to need it!)
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