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    My predicted grades for a level are ABB (however my teachers have given me the option to be predicted AAB).

    I want to apply to a university course that has AAA as the entry requirement for an aspirational choice and was wondering if they would reject me outright?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by Radmandy)
    My predicted grades for a level are ABB (however my teachers have given me the option to be predicted AAB).

    I want to apply to a university course that has AAA as the entry requirement for an aspirational choice and was wondering if they would reject me outright?

    Thanks in advance
    It's not just about whether they would accept you, because if they do and you and your teachers don't think you'll get the AAA then you're just going to miss you grades and end up at your insurance.

    By all means reach for the top that you can achieve, but you do need to be realistic. Maybe give it a go as one choice, but the others should be AAB or ABB


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    (Original post by mizzsnazzter)
    It's not just about whether they would accept you, because if they do and you and your teachers don't think you'll get the AAA then you're just going to miss you grades and end up at your insurance.

    By all means reach for the top that you can achieve, but you do need to be realistic. Maybe give it a go as one choice, but the others should be AAB or ABB


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    I'm also worried about that happening, I want to be able to apply to see if I at least have a chance because I feel like I'd regret it later on if i didn't. I think it would be more realistic to apply for ones that are AAB or ABB. Thank you for the advice!
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    Next year might be especially weird, but if it is somewhere you really want to go to and your predictions are not way off, and depending too on the subject and the university and making other choices so you don't end up in Extra... go for it. A dropped grade or two doesn't mean no chance of getting into your Firm.
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    (Original post by Radmandy)
    I'm also worried about that happening, I want to be able to apply to see if I at least have a chance because I feel like I'd regret it later on if i didn't. I think it would be more realistic to apply for ones that are AAB or ABB. Thank you for the advice!
    You can afford to apply to at least one university at AAA so I personally would give it a go. Personally I would say 2/5 should maybe be around this mark in case of a rejection. Just make sure as a backup you like your insurance choice!

    My mate got BCD in AS last year and was predicted BBB (with some retakes). He applied to a top university and was offered AAB.
    He did work really hard last year and achieved ABB and the university still took him.

    AAA would be an ideal attainment and universities will reconsider all offers made on results day. The main thing is to work really hard this year ( that's the key) and you may surprise yourself. Good luck!
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    (Original post by mizzsnazzter)
    It's not just about whether they would accept you, because if they do and you and your teachers don't think you'll get the AAA then you're just going to miss you grades and end up at your insurance.

    By all means reach for the top that you can achieve, but you do need to be realistic. Maybe give it a go as one choice, but the others should be AAB or ABB


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    Entry requirements are so unpredictable, from Personal experience i've learnt people applying with BCC and even CCC for ABB course and have not only got offers, but they get accepted too when they miss the offers. And it seems this is very far from rare, so op I would defiantly have at least 3 inspirational choices
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    Search your course and the specific uni here - http://university.which.co.uk/courses

    Click "course information" - scroll down a bit and you should be able to see the average grades accepted onto the course.
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    (Original post by Radmandy)
    My predicted grades for a level are ABB (however my teachers have given me the option to be predicted AAB).

    I want to apply to a university course that has AAA as the entry requirement for an aspirational choice and was wondering if they would reject me outright?

    Thanks in advance
    Make sure you really want to go to insurance if you do
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    Make sure you have a range of choices, but always choose at least one reach choice! Best of luck! X

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