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Predicted grades: 2 A*s and 2 As or 4 A*s?

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    idk but hopefully this will be quick:
    - teachers think i'm capable of 4 a stars at alevel (history, maths, latin, eng). I think im capable unless something seriously throws me off
    - im applying to cambridge for english (+ ucl, kcl, durham, birmingham) and they're notorious for their offer inflations
    should i be safe and lower or have 'better' grades to look more impressive
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    (Original post by unknowntsr)
    idk but hopefully this will be quick:
    - teachers think i'm capable of 4 a stars at alevel (history, maths, latin, eng). I think im capable unless something seriously throws me off
    - im applying to cambridge for english (+ ucl, kcl, durham, birmingham) and they're notorious for their offer inflations
    should i be safe and lower or have 'better' grades to look more impressive
    There's literally no downsides to having higher predictions. Just go for the 4 A* prediction. I honestly don't understand why you're even asking this question - you even said yourself you're capable. Just another humblebrag thread I guess.
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    There's literally no downsides to having higher predictions. Just go for the 4 A* prediction. I honestly don't understand why you're even asking this question - you even said yourself you're capable. Just another humblebrag thread I guess.
    it really wasn't a humblebrag and i apologise if it comes across that way but i just am a really indecisive person who overthinks everything
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    (Original post by unknowntsr)
    it really wasn't a humblebrag and i apologise if it comes across that way but i just am a really indecisive person who overthinks everything
    Ah ok, sorry then. Well yeah 4 A*s may help you secure offers, but at the same time you're not going to have a massive advantage over people with 2 A* predictions. Just go for it if you believe you are capable. Good luck!
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    (Original post by unknowntsr)
    idk but hopefully this will be quick:
    - teachers think i'm capable of 4 a stars at alevel (history, maths, latin, eng). I think im capable unless something seriously throws me off
    - im applying to cambridge for english (+ ucl, kcl, durham, birmingham) and they're notorious for their offer inflations
    should i be safe and lower or have 'better' grades to look more impressive
    If you're capable of 4 A*s then I can't see why you wouldn't put that down next to your name. They might even decline you if you lower your predictions, as there could be people better than you applying, with higher predicted grades. Choose A*A*A*A*
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    Yup, i understand completely. My friend's teacher said we can give you an A* prediction in further maths if you want, but uni offers may be higher due to that, so he stuck with A. I, personally, feel getting an offer is more important so go with 4 A*s! Depending on how you did in subjects in year 1.
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    I'm in the same boat here. Applying to Oxford Biochem and I can get predicted 3 A* (Bio, Chem, Maths). However, I doubt that I can get an A* in Chem, since only one person from my school got it last year. Should I risk it or keep 2 A* (Bio, Maths) and A (Chem)?
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by JellyfishThunder)
    I'm in the same boat here. Applying to Oxford Biochem and I can get predicted 3 A* (Bio, Chem, Maths). However, I doubt that I can get an A* in Chem, since only one person from my school got it last year. Should I risk it or keep 2 A* (Bio, Maths) and A (Chem)?
    Thanks.
    No go with A*A*A* - you want to maximise your chances of getting an offer


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    (Original post by unknowntsr)
    idk but hopefully this will be quick:
    - teachers think i'm capable of 4 a stars at alevel (history, maths, latin, eng). I think im capable unless something seriously throws me off
    - im applying to cambridge for english (+ ucl, kcl, durham, birmingham) and they're notorious for their offer inflations
    should i be safe and lower or have 'better' grades to look more impressive
    Why not ask a Cambridge admissions tutor about this... http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4327946. The good Dr Spencer has answered similar questions before, I believe.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Why not ask a Cambridge admissions tutor about this... http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4327946. The good Dr Spencer has answered similar questions before, I believe.
    thank you for the link!

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