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    I was thinking that isn't the way the universities work a bit flawed, in the sense that, at schoool the teachers predict you grades, which i suppose is fair enuf but then say they predict you BBB or BBc etc. surely that means that you can't place at the better universities , when at the end of the year you may well get as much as ABB or AAB if you work hard! Similarily if the exams don't go well it means that you lose your conditional place(s) that you may already have!!

    Wouldn't it make more sense to make all year 13 students have a gap year, meaning they have their results, have time off and know exactly where they can apply for and where they can not apply for! at the same time save up money for the fees!!!

    Your predicted grades are generally based on reasoning taken from previous grades, i.e. AS results. All students shouldn't be forced to waste a year (and in some fields, like mathematics, it can be discouraged) just because a few schools or students felt their predicted grades are not justified. Even in this light, I personally know students who recieved offers 5 grades above their predicted (where, say, predicted B with an offer of an A counts as '1' grade), so universities (if they want to invest in you) will make you the offer nonetheless. If you meet it, they get a good candidate. If you don't, they're at no loss.

    You can do that if you want to. Others might not want to.
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