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    I've just finished year 12 and am currently choosing universities etc but I'm not too sure how the UCAS process works and am having a bit of an issue.
    Basically I want to study English and Music, and really liked Bangor and Southampton when I looked around them. I liked Bangor more but since the entry requirements are lower (BBC for Bangor, AAB for Southampton), I'm not sure whether there's any point in putting it as my firm choice, or whether I should put it as my insurance choice with Southampton as my firm choice.
    Gah confusion. Help please
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    Can anyone help??
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    Well if you prefer Bangor apply for that because if you get the grades required for Southampton you are obliged to attend the university, don't just take my opinion though wait a few days to make your own mind up.
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    Surely you haven't put the unis down yet?

    Aren't you meant to wait until results and whatnot?
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    If you prefer Bangor to Southampton, and like the course and everything, then you should just go with it as your firm... there's no real point in going to a uni you don't particularly want to be at. Saying that, if the grades are higher it's probably a more "well-respected" course, so it depends which matters more to you.
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    (Original post by sarah430)
    OK...
    I've just finished year 12 and am currently choosing universities etc but I'm not too sure how the UCAS process works and am having a bit of an issue.
    Basically I want to study English and Music, and really liked Bangor and Southampton when I looked around them. I liked Bangor more but since the entry requirements are lower (BBC for Bangor, AAB for Southampton), I'm not sure whether there's any point in putting it as my firm choice, or whether I should put it as my insurance choice with Southampton as my firm choice.
    Gah confusion. Help please
    Don't choose a university based on entry requirements, that's part of their ploy! Your firm should be the university you most want to go to, because after all you are going to potentially be studying for 3 years and don't want to be thinking of "what-ifs". What a university says with regards its offer can also be different to what it does in terms of what it accepts (ie whether it takes you on if you miss your grades). However, if you miss BBC then whichever order you put them in you're still relying on their generosity so in that sense it doesn't make too much difference!

    Saying all this, as I understand it you're still in year 12 and therefore haven't even applied to these places yet. You can choose 5, see where you get offers and only then do you need to pick a firm/insurance. You'll also have a much better idea of what grades you can hope to get as you'll only have your year 13 summer exams to go when you decide.

    Finally, you don't need to bump your thread after half an hour, so please be patient
 
 
 

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