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    Hello TSR,
    So for my AS levels I got : Distinction*, A , B, B
    My teachers have now gone and set my target grades for A2 as A*AA.
    My head of sixth form was talking to me and said be aware of the risks and implications of high target grades with regards to UCAS and unis.
    What does this mean ? If I don't get the grades, will unis be more disappointed compared to having slightly lower predicted grades and actually getting them.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Have a nice evening,
    Lee
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    I just think that ABB at AS to A*AA at A2 is a little bit of a unrealistic jump. This is because despite getting a solid A, I just scraped a B grade in two of the other subjects.
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    Bump so this does not get lost deep within the discussions.Sorry mods...
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    Its is because you might end up missing your offers and then end up with out a university place
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    Basically... if you got ABB you're likely to get around ABB next year as well rather than jumping to A*AA... your teachers have predicted you high to give you the option of trying for a top university and trying to make those grades if you want to but the warning is basically saying be aware that you aren't likely to get them so you need a suitable insurance choice

    i.e. don't have a firm of A*AA and an insurance of ABB because if something goes wrong you might not get ABB, you need an insurance below that
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    Hello TSR,
    So for my AS levels I got : Distinction*, A , B, B
    My teachers have now gone and set my target grades for A2 as A*AA.
    My head of sixth form was talking to me and said be aware of the risks and implications of high target grades with regards to UCAS and unis.
    What does this mean ? If I don't get the grades, will unis be more disappointed compared to having slightly lower predicted grades and actually getting them.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Have a nice evening,
    Lee
    No, universities don't feel emotions so "disappointment" is not something they suffer from

    The only risk is if you feel the prediction is unrealistic but you choose to only apply to universities that match your prediction and you end up with a set of potentially unreachably high offers.

    Apply to courses you think you will enjoy, studying at universities you want to be at for 3 or 4 years, and with a range of entry requirements. Some at your prediction, some below, and then there's no "risk".
 
 
 
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