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    Only 10,000 ? I would've thought that was a lot.

    The vast majority should as least be getting their insurance offer, or something is surely going wrong.

    IMO your pretty silly having an insurance which you have no hope of meeting the offer for, so I don't really have any sympathy for someone who can't find a place in Clearing.

    (Original post by Higgy90)
    good. not everyone is cut out for university. if you dont get good enough grades for your main or insurance choice, you shouldnt get in.

    So, lets say someone misses their Imperial maths offer by only getting an A in C1 C2 and C3, And the two applied modules, but gets a B in C4. They still get AAAs, but now dont deserve to go to university?

    ********. Nothing is back and white.

    (Original post by fire2burn)
    Moral of the story... don't fudge up your up your exams so badly that you don't even make your insurance :P
    And unlike many silly people actually pick an insurance which has lower requirements than your firm.

    (Original post by Higgy90)
    good. not everyone is cut out for university. if you dont get good enough grades for your main or insurance choice, you shouldnt get in.

    What a flawed and bigoted logic.

    Say someone's firm is AAA and their insurance is AAB. This person then ends up with ABB, perhaps due to messing up a couple of modules (misread the question perhaps) which had a detrimental effect on the grade as a whole, even though the rest of their modular grades were excellent. Are you telling me this person isn't 'cut out' or 'shouldn't get in' to university? What about people who suffer from illness or other issues which effect their exams?

    (Original post by inksplodge)
    No, it sucks that they are only funding the 'priority' subjects, and that so many people will miss out on going to university... it's not like there will be many jobs for them if they miss their offers.
    The reason they've funded the priority subjects is because they're the degrees that employers might find themselves struggling to find in 3-4 years time. There's no shortage of those with other degrees.

    (Original post by Quady)
    Ahhhh yeah and its really random, psychology isnt stem even though its a science! ma sis has to hope she got her results, bet she wishes she hadnt slacked off now lol
    Psychology's a bit strange it's a social science and therefore sits in the middle between science and art. Some universities give you the choice to either get a science degree or an arts degree in it.

    Just to emphasise the point, the government have made 10,000 *additional* places available this year in science and maths based disciplines, most of them available through clearing. This is in addition to any clearing places that were available before, for example by people failing to meet their offer or through universities not filling unpopular courses.

    Those at Scottish universities will not have an advantage over English applicants at English universities as they can only apply to Scottish universities once they have their results and have to wait until 20th August to be able to apply through clearing to English institutions.
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