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    If I were to get AAB (or possibly even ABB) in my AS grades, but could get predictions of AAA or A*AA would it still be worth applying for History and Politics at Oxford? Or would they simply see a B at AS and dismiss my application entirely?
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    AS grades unfortunately; predictions can be very unreliable depending on the school.

    I'd still say apply - a good HAT (and possibly interview) could make up for it - but Bs will work against you.
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    Acheived AS grades, precisely for the reason that people with low AS results (within the spectrum of Oxford applicants) are likely to have AAA+ predictions, so they can't be used to differentiate between the majority of applicants at all.
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    They will want to see consistent academic success, so AS results are more important than predictions because predictions aren't actual proof of your ability.
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    If you did get ABB, I would suggest taking all your subjects to A2, aiming for A/A*s across the board, receiving your results, and then applying during a gap year.

    Although you don't know what grades you have until results day!
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    So if i underachieved and got a couple B's does that put me out of the competition for AAA courses and mean that i have wasted a whole year?
 
 
 
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