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    Hi everyone, I've got an offer from York for economics and maths at AAA, however, my most recent report predicted me A*AB, with the A* in maths, is it likely I'd still be accepted into York if I do end up getting these grades?
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    UCAS Points wise, they're equal
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    It's possible but despite being same UCAS points it's not equal. It shows that you're not consistently an A grade student.
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    Is there any true reasoning behind giving offers higher than what the students are predicted?

    Or are they really hoping you somehow shine through?
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    Unless the offer asks specifically for certain subjects at certain grades(eg. A in maths, A in economics and A in other), you will get in as these are equivalent.
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    if you dont meet the offer they are not obliged to accept you. However they are likely to do so if they have space, it depends how many people get their offers. So a bit of a gamble.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Unless the offer asks specifically for certain subjects at certain grades(eg. A in maths, A in economics and A in other), you will get in as these are equivalent.
    A*AB is not the same as AAA in fact AAA>A*AB as the lowest grade is an A. I know they are the same number of points but it doesn't make them an equal set of results.

    If you are offered AAA and get A*AB you can be rejected for failing to attain the required grades.

    Given the OPs scenario I'd guess they'd still have a very good chance but it isn't a cast iron guarantee, they'd need at least AAA for that.
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    I'm with Folion. AAA means they want a baseline of A across the board. The difference between A and A* is not as great as the difference between A and B, and I speak as a teacher here. A B grade student is a different kettle of fish to A and A* students.
 
 
 
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