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    Hey, so after speaking with my teachers I'm set to be predicted an AAB in maths, further maths and government and politics respectively and I'm set to do a STEP paper. I was looking to do a 4 year mmath course however 3 of my universities require an A* in mathematics. I know I can quite easily achieve the A* but my teacher won't predict it even though I got a very high A last year. My question is, should I change my choices or should I apply to the universities as I know I can get the A*
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    (Original post by Mythological)
    Hey, so after speaking with my teachers I'm set to be predicted an AAB in maths, further maths and government and politics respectively and I'm set to do a STEP paper. I was looking to do a 4 year mmath course however 3 of my universities require an A* in mathematics. I know I can quite easily achieve the A* but my teacher won't predict it even though I got a very high A last year. My question is, should I change my choices or should I apply to the universities as I know I can get the A*
    Maybe apply to 2 of those and then play it safe with your other 3
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    (Original post by Mythological)
    Hey, so after speaking with my teachers I'm set to be predicted an AAB in maths, further maths and government and politics respectively and I'm set to do a STEP paper. I was looking to do a 4 year mmath course however 3 of my universities require an A* in mathematics. I know I can quite easily achieve the A* but my teacher won't predict it even though I got a very high A last year. My question is, should I change my choices or should I apply to the universities as I know I can get the A*
    Are you sure you can't convince your teacher? Predicted grades are of great importance when it comes to A vs A* I think, since they can't ascertain whether you're A* calibre from your AS grades alone. Tell them you need it for the universities you want and make the argument that you got over 90% last year so should expect to get the 90% this year. This being said whether or not it gets changed it's probably okay to have 2 or 3 A* unis so long as the other 2 are very likely to give you offers.
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    Are you sure you can't convince your teacher? Predicted grades are of great importance when it comes to A vs A* I think, since they can't ascertain whether you're A* calibre from your AS grades alone. Tell them you need it for the universities you want and make the argument that you got over 90% last year so should expect to get the 90% this year. This being said whether or not it gets changed it's probably okay to have 2 or 3 A* unis so long as the other 2 are very likely to give you offers.
    My first choice is Bristol as the contextual offer is AAB but I have chosen Bath and Nottingham as my A* universities (they require A*AB) and Exeter and Bristol as my A grades (they require AAB). The deadline is tomorrow and I don't know what university I want as my 5th choice
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    (Original post by Mythological)
    My first choice is Bristol as the contextual offer is AAB but I have chosen Bath and Nottingham as my A* universities (they require A*AB) and Exeter and Bristol as my A grades (they require AAB). The deadline is tomorrow and I don't know what university I want as my 5th choice

    Which deadline is that???
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    look at Cardiff Swansea and Reading and consider removing Nottingham if you are sure you meet the contextual conditions for Bristol and Exeter. You would then have Bristol Bath Exeter Cardiff and either Reading or Swansea. These will all be in the area and grades you are looking at.
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    I'd look at Southampton too


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    I actually chose Southampton, but I called Nottingham and Bath and they told me there would be a good chance of me getting an offer, so thanks for everybodys help!
 
 
 
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