Hi everyone, I need advices on my UCAS application
So I'm a French student who just graduated from high school (French baccalaureate with international option, which means I took the most important subjects in English) and who will start French uni in September. I didn't apply for the UCAS this year because I didn't feel like leaving France straight after graduating. Moreover, my predicted grade was 14, which is pretty much like an AAB or a little AAA, and the unis I was interested in mostly asked for a strong AAA, A*AA or A*A*A (15 or 16 in France). I've always wanted to study International Relations and originally wanted to apply to King's College, Durham, Uni of Edimburgh and St Andrews, and this didn't seem possible with my predicted grade. Thus, I chose to apply in France, even though they don't do BAs in IR, only master degrees. I was accepted in a History-Geography course, not really what I wanted to do but still fine.
However, I recently got my exams results and I graduated with 15,78 (between A*AA and A*A*A). I'm realizing I could get in the unis I was planning to apply for, and get the chance to study exactly what I originally wanted, in much more prestigious colleges. That's why I'm thinking of applying next year, even if it means I'll have to drop French uni and lose a year : it seems worth it.
I know I have the right to apply a year after graduation. However, do you think it it'll negatively influence my application ? After all, they can just think I'm a changeable person who suddenly changed her mind and decided to drop French university and thus, that I'm not reliable. What should I explain in my PS ?
I'd also like to have informations about the procedure itself : since I already have my results, I guess I'll only get unconditional offers/rejections, but will I have 5 choices like any other applicant ?
I'm sorry for this long post, thank you for your help !!
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