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    Just a general question.

    I tend to notice that the majority of people's first choice Uni tends to be -exactly- within their grade boundary. For example, my friend has applied to an economic course that requires AAB, and he himself has AAB, the exact grades.

    But for my first choice Uni, they require BBC, but I am predicted BBB. Has anyone elses first choice Uni required less in their entry requirements, then you are actually predicted/have?

    usually most people go for a first choice uni that will stretch them to achieve.

    You should go to the uni you like best, rather than the one which offers your predicted grades

    I applied after I had my A Level results. I got ABC and the course I'm on requires a minimum of BCC. Personally, I think the entry requirements for my course should be higher.

    OP, the course you want to do requires BBC and you're predicted BBB. There's only one grade difference there, it's hardly much. It's good because if you don't achieve your predicted grades, you'll still get in... I don't really see why it's important...?

    The only uni that wanted the same grades as I have at AS and are predicted at A2 rejected me...
    So my first choice will either be 1 or two grades lower than I'm predicted but I'm not overly confident about getting my predictions so this is probably a good thing...

    People tend to put in a university which stretches them as they have an insurance choice to fall back on should they fail. I went, last year, for one which exceeded my predictions because I felt my predictions were lower than what I could achieve. I was right in doing this, as I got the grades for the firm choice. Often people will select a university which is asking for something they feel is within their grasp but cannot necessarily be relied upon happening.
    But really, it shouldn't matter. You should go for what you like best, for whats best for your subject, which you feel happiest with. Often people go with higher offers because they feel this means its a better course than others and often its not the case. For example, I think the request from Leicester for History and Politics of BBB is low considering the quality the course offers.
    Don't pay too much attention to it, in all. Just be comfortable with your choice and that's all that matters. Good Luck with everything

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