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    Hello. I achieved A*A*B yesterday, with one of my A*s being in the subject I would hope to study at university for 2014 entry.
    Would it be worthwhile me applying for AAA universities, seeing as I haven't got the "A" grade standard across the board?
    I was thinking to contact the universities and ask them if they'd consider my application, however would this be looked down upon?
    Thank you.
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    re-take? - I think unis are quite strict about this.
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    (Original post by badbodydouble)
    Hello. I achieved A*A*B yesterday, with one of my A*s being in the subject I would hope to study at university for 2014 entry.
    Would it be worthwhile me applying for AAA universities, seeing as I haven't got the "A" grade standard across the board?
    I was thinking to contact the universities and ask them if they'd consider my application, however would this be looked down upon?
    Thank you.
    Wouldn't be looked down on in the slightest. I imagine you'd be a desirable candidate, if you are applying with your results in hand.
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    You might want to contact the universities you're interested in beforehand so you don't waste any choices. Someone I know was predicted A*AB and got rejected for an AAA whilst another had the same predictions and was made an offer by another university asking for AAA, so it's possible to be successful but not definite. If you're not planning to resit any modules, it would probably be best to apply for some choices asking for less than AAA as well. It's a bit annoying, but typical entry requirements are published for a reason. Congratulations by the way!
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    These are A2s you have achieved already, right?
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    (Original post by patrickinator)
    re-take? - I think unis are quite strict about this.
    I'd imagined they would be. the B was in Art and was completely unexpected. I would get it re-marked however individual candidates can't have re-marks, it has to be a whole centre re-mark.
    I could see what I would need to do to re-sit, though.


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    (Original post by dark-blue)
    You might want to contact the universities you're interested in beforehand so you don't waste any choices. Someone I know was predicted A*AB and got rejected for an AAA whilst another had the same predictions and was made an offer by another university asking for AAA, so it's possible to be successful but not definite. If you're not planning to resit any modules, it would probably be best to apply for some choices asking for less than AAA as well. It's a bit annoying, but typical entry requirements are published for a reason. Congratulations by the way!
    It's such a shame, I was completely expecting an A.
    Thank you so much


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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    These are A2s you have achieved already, right?
    They are, yes.
    I believe I've seen you around on English threads - it would be English Language I'd hope to apply for.


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    (Original post by badbodydouble)
    They are, yes.
    I believe I've seen you around on English threads - it would be English Language I'd hope to apply for.


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    I get around. Seriously, I think you would be in a very good position. As a bird in the hand with two A* and the third subject not being relevant, I think they would snap you up. Look at the concessions they have been making in clearing. Call them up and ask.
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    (Original post by badbodydouble)
    It's such a shame, I was completely expecting an A.
    Thank you so much


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    No problem, and like above user said, it's always worth ringing up, especially as your grades are above the cap thing (either ABB or AAB, I forget).! Are you applying for an English course then? Because the friend I mentioned who did get an offer with slightly lower non achieved grades than you was made an offer for English at Kings. (I'm doing it this year too!)

    And as a fellow artists, I can sympathise with the whole not being able to remark/ lower than expected grades thing - my friend was expecting an A* and got a B and last year, another person I know who was marked A/A* by teachers got a C!
 
 
 
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