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    I am wondering whether I should have a backup uni...

    I am predicted A*AB and I am confident I can achieve this. I am thinking of applying to universities with AAB as the highest entry requirements, and ABB as the lowest.

    Would it be wise for me to have one university as a backup with lower grade requirements that I am certain I could achieve, for example, BBC? Or would this be wasting an application to a better uni?

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    It's entirely your choice. No point applying somewhere you have no intention of going. If you're pretty sure your grades won't drop below a certain level then it's not unreasonable to keep that as your lowest. Basically, if it all goes a bit wrong on the day and you don't achieve what you want/need then are you prepared to accept through clearing or take a year out? If yes, then it's fine. If you're not prepared to do either of these things then i'd recommend having a fairly solid insurance.
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    I didn't have a back up. Both insurance and firm had the same grades. The main thing is you want to go to a uni and are willing to pay. If you don't do as well as you expect its so much easier to miss your offers and take a year out or clearing to go somewhere you want to.
    Just ask yourself if you'd rather take a year out or go to uni next year. I'm sure you'll be fine and get the grades tho
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    (Original post by Izzones)
    Hey

    I am wondering whether I should have a backup uni...

    I am predicted A*AB and I am confident I can achieve this. I am thinking of applying to universities with AAB as the highest entry requirements, and ABB as the lowest.

    Would it be wise for me to have one university as a backup with lower grade requirements that I am certain I could achieve, for example, BBC? Or would this be wasting an application to a better uni?

    Thanks!
    Surely the ABB would be the back up
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    This comes down to 2 questions:
    1) Are there any unis with lower boundaries that you could go to without really regretting not going to your first choice?
    2) Does your school/college usually let people resit the year if they don't get the grades they want?
    You can usually make an educated decision based on your answers to those.
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    Only if it's a university you're willing to go to.
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    Only if there's a university with lower grade boundaries that you'd actually want to go to. I've only submitted an application to one university, because it's the only one with a course I really wanted to study, there's not much point adding others you wouldn't be comfortable going to. Really though, if you're confident you'll get the grades you're predicted, is there much point applying to one with a much lower requirement? It's entirely up to you though, if it would put your mind at ease, then go for it.
 
 
 
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