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    I got ABCDD in my AS results and I'm currently looking at Universities with ABB courses.

    I'm not carrying on with General Studies (which was the C) and psychology (which was one of the Ds) so I'm left with my 3 options which are currently ABD.

    The other D was in History and was very unexpected since I have never gotten lower than a B throughout the whole year and I don't know what went wrong in the exam (our whole year did really badly overall) so I'm looking in to either a retaking one of the units or a remark.

    If I apply for these ABB universities will they still consider me and give me an offer as long as my personal statement is good? Or will they assume I'm not capable of achieving a B in History based on my AS results and not offer me a place?

    Personally I'm pretty sure I can get a B in History and I really don't want to be rejected over this.

    (The A was in Media Studies and the B was in English Literature, and I'm planning on doing a Media Studies course at Uni)
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    This year, universities became really lax on their entry requirements around results day. I know friends that got into university with ABC even though their offer was AAB. Universities are becoming undersubscribed and even universities like Durham are opening masses of clearing spaces. I assume this will make them more likely to be lenient in the future.Also, Universities sometimes give aspirational offers. You also have to announce your resits on your UCAS statement, so they'll see that you have the possibility to get higher if you are retaking. All in all, I would say yes they may consider you.

    With this in mind, however, don't play the fool and risk everything. There will be universities accepting at your current grades out there that you will like; you just have to look. There may even be some lower.

    Play it safe with maybe two aspirational, two "realistic" and one major fallback. By the time it comes to deciding you should have a better idea of the kind of grades you think you'll get, and will be able to make a rational choice.


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