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Dropping a grade(5 Posts)
Ds is predicted AAB and is very lucky to have an offer to his first choice of BBB. Whilst A is (fingers crossed) achievable in 2 of his 3 subjects ,he is very much hanging on the border between B and C for his third. If he was to achieve 2 As and just below a B what are his chances of still getting a place? If it has any bearing he also has an A for the subject he dropped after AS and yes I know that is probably the one he should have continued with but sadly he was poorly advised at the time so we can't change that now!
Hard to tell. It depends on the course, the Uni, the year and how well the other students do.
However, ABB _or equivilant_ would meet the High Grade Policy
I found this Document from Coventry that shows AAC would be an acceptable equivilant to ABB. This is a good thing and would improve your sons chances of being offered a place. I know it sometimes feels like everyone else's kids are all getting nothing but A*'s but AAC would still be a very good set of grades.
Does he have a good insurance offer?
It is so stressfull when they are borderline for their results. One of my DCs specialised in being a borderline A/B student for all his subjects. He got a few points over or under for almost every module. It was so frustrating. Fortunately dispite missing his offer by a grade they still offered him a place.
Good luck with his exams - I have three at Uni and one doing AS's and I have found it stressful each time
not that I let them know
His chances of being accepted with a dropped grade depend on how everyone else has done.
On average about 25% on people we offer to will make us their firm choice and get the grades to meet the offer. So we make offers on that basis.
If at clearing, more people than expected get the grades, we will be strict on those who don't.
If at clearing, less people than expected get the grades, we will drop to fill our places.
So what we did last year, can't necessarily predict what we will do this summer.
My DD was just under and she was rejected by her first choice. Not really surprised. She is happy at insurance but found the excessive boozing annoying! First choice might have avoided that!
Technically speaking, dropping a grade means you did not meet the minimum requirement of the course. You may still get in but no guarantee - depends on a host of things.