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    For history.

    AS were AABC applying with AAC as main three and welsh bac.
    I ballsed up the C grade in one module which I'll resit and will be explained in teachers reference.
    Predicted A*AA
    GCSE 6A* 6A.
    Average state comp.

    Oxford
    LSE
    UCL
    Bristol (get contextual offer of AAB)
    Aberystwyth
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    (Original post by jackmolineux)
    For history.

    AS were AABC applying with AAC as main three and welsh bac.
    I ballsed up the C grade in one module which I'll resit and will be explained in teachers reference.
    Predicted A*AA
    GCSE 6A* 6A.
    Average state comp.

    Oxford
    LSE
    UCL
    Bristol (get contextual offer of AAB)
    Aberystwyth
    You're quite top-heavy, but there's no point in choosing unis at which you don't want to study. If you don't get an offer from Bristol, are you happy with Aberystwyth?
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    I agree with the above. Applying to Oxford, LSE and UCL is very high risk and you could end up with 3 rejections. Personally I believe you would be served applying to 1 or 2 of these and substituting with other unis. The likes of Lancaster, York, Kent and Royal Holloway would be worth investigating instead. Are you sure you will meet the contextual criteria for Bristol. If so it might be worth looking at Exeter as well.
    Another issue is taking 4 A levels. Concentrate on 3 to achieve maximum results. I realise the Welsh BAC is now heavily pushed in Wales but you might be better off either dropping it or the weaker A level. Quality not quantity is the best method as far as A levels are concerned. A*AA is more likely to get you into the best Universities than AABB
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    Like everyone else has said, there doesn't seem to be much of a balance here. Not saying that you shouldn't dream big, but you should also have a good backup option.

    I would aim for one optimistic university, like one which fulfills your predicted grades (which are very high!), three universities which you think you can comfortably achieve grades for - maybe something like AAA - AAB? And then one 'pessimistic uni' which you think you can get into even if everything goes really badly - an offer like ABB - BBB perhaps?

    Remember, you don't want to apply to big places and then get no offers, or receive offers but are unable to meet the requirements.

    Best of luck!
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    I'm more of a risk-taker than some of the above posters, but @swanseajack1 makes a good point about Exeter - particularly because they would be one of my main choices if I were applying for History now.

    I would certainly take a chance with two of your top three, if not all of them.
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    (Original post by jackmolineux)
    For history.

    AS were AABC applying with AAC as main three and welsh bac.
    I ballsed up the C grade in one module which I'll resit and will be explained in teachers reference.
    Predicted A*AA
    GCSE 6A* 6A.
    Average state comp.

    Oxford
    LSE
    UCL
    Bristol (get contextual offer of AAB)
    Aberystwyth
    I had 3 aspirational choices (Oxford, Imperial, Durham) and 2 I knew I would get offers from (Bath, Warwick) as they give offers to 90%+ of applicants on my course. You seem to be adopting a similar strategy which seems good to me - maybe check to see how safe Bristol/Aberystywth are just in case they may be risky too

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