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    I'm wondering whether to decline my insurance. At the moment I hold an offer for medicine at leeds (AAB) and biology at edinburgh (BBB) - I'm almost guaranteed two As as I went in to the exams only needing a few points to achieve them. However I'm very worried I'll miss my B grade in Chemistry and miss both offers. I also got an email from edinburgh saying I can only have bunk bed halls (which I really don't fancy!).

    So with the possibility of grades of AAC and being generally put off edinburgh, will it be easier for me to decline edinburgh now to make going into clearing easier?
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    (Original post by icouldbedreaming)
    I'm wondering whether to decline my insurance. At the moment I hold an offer for medicine at leeds (AAB) and biology at edinburgh (BBB) - I'm almost guaranteed two As as I went in to the exams only needing a few points to achieve them. However I'm very worried I'll miss my B grade in Chemistry and miss both offers. I also got an email from edinburgh saying I can only have bunk bed halls (which I really don't fancy!).

    So with the possibility of grades of AAC and being generally put off edinburgh, will it be easier for me to decline edinburgh now to make going into clearing easier?
    Could you contact Edinburgh and see if they will accept you with AAC as it is basically the same as ABB (they are both 320 UCAS points)
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    Since you have already accepted their offer as your insurance choice, there isn't an automatic process of just declining that offer.

    You would have to ring the university and ask them to release you from that place to be able to enter clearing. It's fairly likely they would allow you to do so (since you're telling them you don't want to go - they'd rather have people who want to be there), but bare in mind they aren't under any obligation to release you.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Could you contact Edinburgh and see if they will accept you with AAC as it is basically the same as ABB (they are both 320 UCAS points)
    That's very unlikely... Edinburgh are very oversubscribed... When they say BBB, they mean BBB...
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    yes very unlikely. my friend who is dyslexic needed BBB last year and ended up wth ABC for georaphy. she got nearly 600 for geog and nearly B for biology. but edinburgh said no
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    (Original post by icouldbedreaming)
    I'm wondering whether to decline my insurance. At the moment I hold an offer for medicine at leeds (AAB) and biology at edinburgh (BBB) - I'm almost guaranteed two As as I went in to the exams only needing a few points to achieve them. However I'm very worried I'll miss my B grade in Chemistry and miss both offers. I also got an email from edinburgh saying I can only have bunk bed halls (which I really don't fancy!).

    So with the possibility of grades of AAC and being generally put off edinburgh, will it be easier for me to decline edinburgh now to make going into clearing easier?
    I'm in exactly the same position, except with Bristol (Firm) and Portsmouth (Ins.) both for Biology.
    I doubt you would get into Medicine having missed your offer by a grade unless your interview went amazingly well. I'd consider the likelyhood of you being happy at Edinburgh having been declined from Leeds. If you're sure you won't be happy then go and ask (nicely) Edinburgh to release you.
    If you're mainly just worried you'll miss both offers but would be happy at either just stick it out.

    (Original post by jkyng1)
    yes very unlikely. my friend who is dyslexic needed BBB last year and ended up wth ABC for georaphy. she got nearly 600 for geog and nearly B for biology. but edinburgh said no
    I think it would depend highly upon whether Geography or Biology was really relevant to the degree course.
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    i mean my friend got nearly full marks for geography and she applied for geog..im sure biology is not that relevant to a geog degree.
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    (Original post by jkyng1)
    i mean my friend got nearly full marks for geography and she applied for geog..im sure biology is not that relevant to a geog degree.
    OK, fair enough. I was just checking. I know someone who applied to do Maths and had an offer of ABB. They got an A in Physics (really good A btw), an A in English, C in Maths and C in Further Maths. They weren't let it.
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    that makes a lot more sense compared to my friend's situation. but yea - so edinburgh is super strict.
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    (Original post by jkyng1)
    that makes a lot more sense compared to my friend's situation. but yea - so edinburgh is super strict.
    Could just be that everyone else made the grades so they had no space, maybe they were even oversubscribed. Sometimes it really is just luck.
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    true. things may change every year
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    Edinburgh is known for insisting on a minimum of a B in all subjects, so that AAC is not acceptable instead of BBB.

    (Original post by icouldbedreaming)
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    This solves your problem anyway so there's no need to go through the hassle of getting released now - if you get your B you're in at Leeds in any case, insurance choice redundant; if you don't, Edinburgh won't take you, so you'll go straight into Clearing.
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    You can't just decline now. They have to release you, i was in a similar (well not really) situation, had to write a signed letter to my insurance asking them to reject my application. If you ask them to withdraw you you have to withdraw your entire ucas application.

    Best bet is write a formal letter and send to admissions, along with an email.
 
 
 
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