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So far i only know that cambridge may use A*s in their offer, seeing as these are my predicted grades, and all the unis im applying for are all AAA entry, will they bump it up A*AA to match my prediction?
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Quite possibly.

A university can do what ever they want...you just have to accept it sometimes.

Edit: Ring/email admissions tutors if you need to.
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Yeah they can. LSE used to do it all the time, give offers of AAAA when the minimum requirements was AAA. ???
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oh no i got I got predicted A*AA, my 50's dont fit in my pocket and my diamonds are too big for my hand! Jeesh...
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I dont think they can do that.
If the course has an entry requirement of AAA, then you'll have to get AAA not A*AA.

I think.
not true, they can make you an offer of whatever they like. each offer depends on the individual application
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They can give you whatever offer they want. If you apply to a uni with standard CCC requirements, they could technically give you an A* A* A* offer... or an EEE offer.

None of the unis I applied to this year upped their requirements because I had better predictions than their standard offer though. And with the A* grade being untested, I doubt they will for you.
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not true, they can make you an offer of whatever they like. each offer depends on the individual application

Oh, Good thing I said 'I think'. (:

Ill delete my previous post.
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This year most unis aren't predicting A* grades as they want to know how well the system will work under the new syllabuses ect. However, they can predict you whatever they like, what it says in the prospectus is only a guide (and often slightly out of date) phoning admissions tutors can often get you a better answer but this still may not be your actual offer.

But in general they can predict you whatever they like.
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Imagine getting an offer of A*A*A*A*. Dear lord. :facepalm:
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Imagine getting an offer of A*A*A*A*. Dear lord. :facepalm:
I might be looking at that lol.
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I might be looking at that lol.
Likewise, if they go by my predicted grades. Let's hope not. :laugh:
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I am applying to Warwick and York as my first and second choices for a course which asks for AAA at Warwick and AAB at York. I am predicted A*AA and have a B at AS.

I emailed the admissions tutors before I got the prediction of an A* and asked whether an A* would help me in my application, and whether the conditional offer would still be AAA (or AAB) or whether it would be A*AA etc...

Warwick replied:
We are not using the new A* grade next year but a predicted grade of A* in geography will strengthen your application. However we are not sure about the accuracy of A* predictions given that schools have no experience with them.

York replied:
Predictions of A* will inevitably help your case. The conditional offer would remain AAB, on the grounds that we want the people we make offers to.


So there are two examples frm top 10 unis. Hope that helps a bit.
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they might change the offer
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I don't mind being predicted A*'s I just don't want to have to get them lol.
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(Original post by lorietta)
This year most unis aren't predicting A* grades as they want to know how well the system will work under the new syllabuses ect. However, they can predict you whatever they like, what it says in the prospectus is only a guide (and often slightly out of date) phoning admissions tutors can often get you a better answer but this still may not be your actual offer.

But in general they can predict you whatever they like.
You seem to be confused between predictions (which schools provide to universities about candidates) and offers (which universities make to candidates).
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(Original post by dannycarr1)
I am applying to Warwick and York as my first and second choices for a course which asks for AAA at Warwick and AAB at York. I am predicted A*AA and have a B at AS.

I emailed the admissions tutors before I got the prediction of an A* and asked whether an A* would help me in my application, and whether the conditional offer would still be AAA (or AAB) or whether it would be A*AA etc...

Warwick replied:
We are not using the new A* grade next year but a predicted grade of A* in geography will strengthen your application. However we are not sure about the accuracy of A* predictions given that schools have no experience with them.

York replied:
Predictions of A* will inevitably help your case. The conditional offer would remain AAB, on the grounds that we want the people we make offers to.


So there are two examples frm top 10 unis. Hope that helps a bit.
Brilliant I am also predicted A* for geography, im sure everyone is?! haha
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(Original post by dannycarr1)
I am applying to Warwick and York as my first and second choices for a course which asks for AAA at Warwick and AAB at York. I am predicted A*AA and have a B at AS.

I emailed the admissions tutors before I got the prediction of an A* and asked whether an A* would help me in my application, and whether the conditional offer would still be AAA (or AAB) or whether it would be A*AA etc...

Warwick replied:
We are not using the new A* grade next year but a predicted grade of A* in geography will strengthen your application. However we are not sure about the accuracy of A* predictions given that schools have no experience with them.

York replied:
Predictions of A* will inevitably help your case. The conditional offer would remain AAB, on the grounds that we want the people we make offers to.


So there are two examples frm top 10 unis. Hope that helps a bit.
This makes me happy
I'm applying to Cambridge this year so Im gonna need the A*AA prediction, but Southampton, my second choice, is ranked below York and Warwick technically so if that strengthens a York and Warwick application it sounds hopeful for my case for Southampton
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Imagine getting an offer of A*A*A*A*. Dear lord. :facepalm:
Thing is...someone will actually GET that. D:
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Thing is...someone will actually GET that. D:
But, not everyone will, despite being predicted it. Worst part. :eek3:
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But, not everyone will, despite being predicted it. Worst part. :eek3:
That's correct. I'm glad I noticed this.
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