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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    Either your predicted grades have been unrealistically set by your teachers or you have bad decision making when it comes to choices..
    Well cheers for the vote of confidence! 😂👍 it is only because of my area, that my college tutor has told us not to aim high as most people dont really get these sort of grades. Obviously I have now found out that this doesn't apply to me, so I have been looking at KCL/UCL but not any northern unis as I live on the other side of the UK. But I do want to be careful as at gcse, I only had 1A*, 4A's and 6B's so I have to consider KCL and UCL carefully.
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    Well cheers for the vote of confidence! 😂👍 it is only because of my area, that my college tutor has told us not to aim high as most people dont really get these sort of grades. Obviously I have now found out that this doesn't apply to me, so I have been looking at KCL/UCL but not any northern unis as I live on the other side of the UK. But I do want to be careful as at gcse, I only had 1A*, 4A's and 6B's so I have to consider KCL and UCL carefully.
    Noooo I'm not saying you won't get those grades or you're not good enough - but it's usual for teachers to just predict what students want and students don't get those grades so I was just curious, you can get any grade you want at A Level as long as you put in the work imo. What do you realistically think you'll get in exams? with those predicted grades at least apply to a top 10 uni like Bath or Nottingham? If you're going to go to uni and pay for it you might as well get the best experience you can!

    Sorry if i sounded rude I didn't mean it like that btw.

    Also with your GCSE's those are really good and shouldn't deter yyou from applying to top uni's, as long as you get good AS/A Level results you'll be fine, GCSE's are the bare minimum so if you get 7 A*'s and then 3B's at A Level you can't get into a great uni!
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    Noooo I'm not saying you won't get those grades or you're not good enough - but it's usual for teachers to just predict what students want and students don't get those grades so I was just curious, you can get any grade you want at A Level as long as you put in the work imo. What do you realistically think you'll get in exams? with those predicted grades at least apply to a top 10 uni like Bath or Nottingham? If you're going to go to uni and pay for it you might as well get the best experience you can!

    Sorry if i sounded rude I didn't mean it like that btw.

    Also with your GCSE's those are really good and shouldn't deter yyou from applying to top uni's, as long as you get good AS/A Level results you'll be fine, GCSE's are the bare minimum so if you get 7 A*'s and then 3B's at A Level you can't get into a great uni!
    No it's okay haha! Bath don't do a law course sadly and I just heard that Kings College London and UCL take GCSE's seriously and if you dont have all A*'s you got no chance
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    No it's okay haha! Bath don't do a law course sadly and I just heard that Kings College London and UCL take GCSE's seriously and if you dont have all A*'s you got no chance
    What about Edinburgh or Bristol? Personally prefer Edinburgh because I like the city much better and the people are much nicer :P
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    What about Edinburgh or Bristol? Personally prefer Edinburgh because I like the city much better and the people are much nicer :P
    I am applying for Bristol but Edinburgh is pretty far away
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    (Original post by KatieHHH)
    I am applying for Bristol but Edinburgh is pretty far away
    Hmm true. Durham then? It's like 2/3 hours closer :P
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    I would say an ABB uni is probably the lowest you need to go in terms of an insurance, but if you like a BBB uni then go for it! There's absolutely nothing wrong with applying to a uni that's a few grades lower than your predictions if you love the uni and the course.
    The best unis don't always have the highest entry requirements.
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    Have at least 1 or 2 A*AA Unis. maybe Durham, UCL, Kings or LSE? You should be able to get offers from any AAB Uni fairly comfortably with your grades so realistically your insurance should only be AAB/ABB at push.
 
 
 
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