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    I've heard Newcastle's really nice Hmmm, yeah Birmingham is quite academic from what I know, I think they look at GCSEs a bit too. Do they compensate a bit for the BBCC? Regardless, you should always have at least one ambitious uni. In your case you should probably have at least a couple of russell group unis - they tend to be around the top of the league tables and generally offer very strong career prospects. Newcastle and Birmingham are both in it. Not saying other unis aren't good but it tends to be a fairly strong indicator of academic strength (obviously non-academic factors are also important when choosing).

    http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities/

    Also, if you don't have to declare your AS results then don't. If you really like somewhere like Birmingham but don't get an offer there, it's also well worth looking to see which unis've got places through adjust on results day.

    It's hard to say which unis really care about AS results, some give them a fairly low weighting (Oxford), while some give them a fairly high weighting (Cambridge). While those are obviously very academically tough examples, there's a lot of unis that fit into those two categories. Unfortunately I don't know about that many specific examples!
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    I've heard Newcastle's really nice Hmmm, yeah Birmingham is quite academic from what I know, I think they look at GCSEs a bit too. Do they compensate a bit for the BBCC? Regardless, you should always have at least one ambitious uni. In your case you should probably have at least a couple of russell group unis - they tend to be around the top of the league tables and generally offer very strong career prospects. Newcastle and Birmingham are both in it. Not saying other unis aren't good but it tends to be a fairly strong indicator of academic strength (obviously non-academic factors are also important when choosing).

    http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities/

    Also, if you don't have to declare your AS results then don't. If you really like somewhere like Birmingham but don't get an offer there, it's also well worth looking to see which unis've got places through adjust on results day.

    It's hard to say which unis really care about AS results, some give them a fairly low weighting (Oxford), while some give them a fairly high weighting (Cambridge). While those are obviously very academically tough examples, there's a lot of unis that fit into those two categories. Unfortunately I don't know about that many specific examples!
    Right okay no problem. Will look for one more Russell group then. Thanks very much for your help!


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    Does university of Kent give offers based on AS grades or predictions? Most importantly do unis look at AS grades or predictions more?

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