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    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
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    I've known a lot of people who got into uni with those grades for those entry requirements! Mostly, as long as you'e got the best possible grade/s in the subject you are choosing to study, you should be fine, plus AAA and A*AB are equivalent points wise
    I got into an ABB course with AAC
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
    Prior to completing the UCAS form, call the admissions teams

    If the answer is a definitive no then they will tell you

    If they are often happy with "or equivalent" then apply

    Is there a unit that you could retake?
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
    Well, you'll just have to ask the university you are interested in. They could accept you with the A*AB. Good luck
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    (Original post by turnip storm)
    I've known a lot of people who got into uni with those grades for those entry requirements! Mostly, as long as you'e got the best possible grade/s in the subject you are choosing to study, you should be fine, plus AAA and A*AB are equivalent points wise
    I got into an ABB course with AAC
    Okay, that gives me some hope! I know that this year, some of my friends who applied for AAA courses at Durham managed to get in with ABB and AAB so they seem to make compromises. I guess I will have to give it a go and see what happens! Thank you
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
    It depends, most universities should accept it as UCAS points-wise they are identical. However the more competitive universities will point out that technically that is NOT meeting your offer if in your offer letter the grades are stipulated for each subject. Although the possibility of being rejected because of that unlikely.
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    Maybe you'd like to consider retaking some of the modules in the subject you got a B in since you're taking a gap year. But I'd say they're perfectly good enough grades though. And I think its getting harder for students to get A's at A level now so next year you'd be better than some when applying.
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me

    I'm practically in this exact same situation! Congrats on your results
    I got A*A*B and I'm also worried I won't be considered by AAA unis for 2014 entry, even though one A* is the subject I'd want to read.
    I made a thread and the advice that was given to me was to contact the universities before applying, to ask if they'd consider me as a potential candidate for an offer if I were to apply.
    We should be in a strong position, though we won't exactly meet their offers, we already have our results.
    GOOD LUCK!
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    Prior to completing the UCAS form, call the admissions teams

    If the answer is a definitive no then they will tell you

    If they are often happy with "or equivalent" then apply

    Is there a unit that you could retake?
    That makes a lot of sense, it's frustrating because I originally applied and got all my offers last year when the entry requirements were AAB but then I changed my mind and withdrew

    I think i'll give them a ring and pray I actually get some offers again. All I want is to go to UCL or Durham wa.

    I could theoretically but it was a combination of the coursework and the exam which I didn't do as well in.. and it was in modern history and there was SO much to know
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    Most unis that don't use the tariff method(which is almost all russell group universities) will say A*AB is not equivalent to AAA even though it is the same, points wise. So they have no obligation to accept you if they give you that offer and you achieve those results.

    But in my opinion you are likely to be accepted anyway
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    (Original post by SeriouslySmart)
    It depends, most universities should accept it as UCAS points-wise they are identical. However the more competitive universities will point out that technically that is NOT meeting your offer if in your offer letter the grades are stipulated for each subject. Although the possibility of being rejected because of that unlikely.
    Yes, well I'm hoping that because the universities I want to apply to require tests prior to it, if I excel in those and make sure that my personal statement is amazing, they may change their minds *crosses fingers*
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    (Original post by badbodydouble)
    I'm practically in this exact same situation! Congrats on your results
    I got A*A*B and I'm also worried I won't be considered by AAA unis for 2014 entry, even though one A* is the subject I'd want to read.
    I made a thread and the advice that was given to me was to contact the universities before applying, to ask if they'd consider me as a potential candidate for an offer if I were to apply.
    We should be in a strong position, though we won't exactly meet their offers, we already have our results.
    GOOD LUCK!
    That is so reassuring knowing that someone is in the same boat! Thank you and same to you!

    Okay I will definitely do that. Last year when I had queries regarding courses my head of sixth form actually contacted the universities so I will probably do that again as she has a lot more experience and knows exactly what to say.
    I think our position is good and as you've said, they have the safety net that we've already got our results. Do you know what your first choice will be?
    And good luck!
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    So I guess it is worth the gamble! The only thing is, I don't want to apply to all the universities (and they're all in the Russell Group) and then get rejected on all of them and have no offers at all? Because if that were the case I would probably have to reconsider my course and opt for slightly lower entry requirements.
    I do hope so, thank you!
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
    I'd say it's probable but obviously dependent on the strength of the rest of your application (which I guess you're augmenting by taking a gap :-) ). You should ring the departments at the universities you are thinking of applying to and have a chat. They're usually really helpful and can offer you an honest indication of whether their department is lenient around grades.
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
    I'm in exactly the same position as you, I got A*AB and I want to study English Literature at Kings but they ask for AAA. I got an A in English Literature.

    Does anyone know if Kings would be likely to accept me or not?
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    (Original post by emmawhitz)
    I'm in exactly the same position as you, I got A*AB and I want to study English Literature at Kings but they ask for AAA. I got an A in English Literature.

    Does anyone know if Kings would be likely to accept me or not?
    No-one here can possibly 'know' this. The simplest and most direct thing for you to do is contact the King's English department and ask whether they would entertain your application. If you do it on the phone and get a positive response, then make sure you get an email confirming what they have said.

    PS This thread is more than 2 years old so the original contributors are unlikely to respond.
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    (Original post by elevate)
    Hi, so I'm taking a gap year anyway but I got my ALevel results and got A*AB. Sadly quite a lot of courses I was going to apply for have boasted their entry requirements to AAA so now I'm stuck. I'm not sure whether my grades would be considered because the A* levels out the B or not especially because the B was in the subject I'm not continuing with at degree level? Just wondered if anyone could help me
    If you're smart about where you apply then I don't see why not. If you're really worried about the B, resit it and ask your school to predict you an A or an A*.

    edit: lol I just realised this thread is over 2 years old whoops hope you're having fun at uni OP
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    I'm applying to International development BA at KCL which requires AAB (One in a social science)
    In AS I got
    Economics: B
    Maths: A (avg. 91UMS so A*)
    Further Maths: B
    Business Studies: D (Got a high C in the first exam and messed up the second and got an E)
    My predicted is ABB...
    So as I'm taking further maths could they lower the offer requirements because it's harder than most/all other subjects?
    Will they consider A* UMS scores at AS worth more than regular A's?
    Should I just phone up?
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    (Original post by Whyhuyrah)
    I'm applying to International development BA at KCL which requires AAB (One in a social science)
    In AS I got
    Economics: B
    Maths: A (avg. 91UMS so A*)
    Further Maths: B
    Business Studies: D (Got a high C in the first exam and messed up the second and got an E)
    My predicted is ABB...
    So as I'm taking further maths could they lower the offer requirements because it's harder than most/all other subjects?
    Will they consider A* UMS scores at AS worth more than regular A's?
    Should I just phone up?
    You have to be careful - some universities and some subjects don't consider Maths and Further Maths to be seperate A-levels when it comes to admissions/entry requirements. It'll usually say on their entry requirements page for that course.

    Edit: It seems to be fine for that course.

    It's worth phoning up/emailing.
 
 
 
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