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    I'm applying to study Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering at Southampton, Surrey and Leicester + a couple others. I'm likely to get predicted AAC-ABC where the entry requirements for Surrey and Southampton are AAB. My C would be in in Further Maths. How likely am I to get offers from those two?
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    I'm applying to study Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering at Southampton, Surrey and Leicester + a couple others. I'm likely to get predicted AAC-ABC where the entry requirements for Surrey and Southampton are AAB. My C would be in in Further Maths. How likely am I to get offers from those two?
    Noone can answer this for you. And even if you do get offers then those offers are likely to be standard levels and so if you aren't likely to get AAB you'll be risking a rejection in August by accepting one of those offers - you might want to double check entry requirements - Southampton asks for A*AA not AAB (except for people from deprived schools where they're eligible for a contextual offer)(http://www.southampton.ac.uk/enginee...y_requirements ) and Surrey ask for AAA-AAB which means offers are most likely to be AAA unless you're from a deprived background (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduat...ce-engineering).

    Have you spoken to your referee and teachers about how they're coming up with their predictions and asked them what sort of improvements they would expect to see from you to predict a higher grade? It might be that by putting in more work over the next couple of months you could apply in December/January with AAA predictions (and because you've worked more this autumn you'll be more likely to actually achieve those predictions next August)
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    Noone can answer this for you. And even if you do get offers then those offers are likely to be standard levels and so if you aren't likely to get AAB you'll be risking a rejection in August by accepting one of those offers - you might want to double check entry requirements - Southampton asks for A*AA not AAB (except for people from deprived schools where they're eligible for a contextual offer)(http://www.southampton.ac.uk/enginee...y_requirements ) and Surrey ask for AAA-AAB which means offers are most likely to be AAA unless you're from a deprived background (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduat...ce-engineering).

    Have you spoken to your referee and teachers about how they're coming up with their predictions and asked them what sort of improvements they would expect to see from you to predict a higher grade? It might be that by putting in more work over the next couple of months you could apply in December/January with AAA predictions (and because you've worked more this autumn you'll be more likely to actually achieve those predictions next August)
    Thanks for the advice. I am aware about the contextual offers from Southampton and know that I would fall in to the eligibility for it. I have emailed both universities for their opinion. Southampton came back saying that I am likely to receive an offer from them as long as I clearly show I am retaking a couple of modules from my Further Maths AS to boost my grade. Surrey seem to be slightly more cut-throat about the admissions process. You either have the predicted grade and get in or you don't and they reject you. They will read personal statements to decide over borderline applicants but I am lead to think this is a rare occurrence.

    I think A level results of (or very close to) AAB are well within reach for me at this point so I will apply and see what happens. My other choices are a good spread of entry requirements so I can asses how well I am doing further in to year 13 and make firm and insurance choices based on that.

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