Hey, I know there have been a few of these but I couldn't quite find one like mine exactly...
I am hoping to do Classics/Classical Studies at uni, thinking about Exeter, Durham, Warwick, Bristol, Edinburgh etc but I'm not sure my AS grades are good enough:
A: Classical Civilisation
B: Latin, 4 ums of an A so will hopefully retake
B: English, again 4 ums off an A but I'm dropping it
C: History, 2 ums off an B so will probably retake
Will I realistically get an offer from any of these universities, especially as I won't have been able to bump up my grades with retakes by the time I apply?
Well if you get the predicted grades you need, then surely those AS results would be fine. Were we speaking Ds and Es with an AAA prediction then the situation would be dodgy.
Those results are good, just re-take some exams and work hard. Year 13 is where you really pick up the pace. I think you will get offers from at least some of those aforementioned unis but just work hard to achieve the offers you get.
You should be fine applying to all the Universities you mentioned with those grades. You might want to consider somewhere like Swansea or Reading as an insurance though. Swansea's offer is usually around ABB, but this can drop to BBB or lower seeing as they take alot of students through clearing anyway.
I got these exact AS results but ended up with ACC at A2. I got into my first choice because I chose places I liked rather than places that would look good on a CV and the grades they wanted were BCC so I was still okay, but I think maybe put a couple of choices that are easier to get into.
ABBC is good for AS level! I would advise dropping the c grade AS but it's up to you if it's a good subject. Just be careful with retakes as it can add a lot of pressure during A levels. I did retakes with maths but got a worse grade in all retakes!