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    At AS i got AACD respectively in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. For A2 i'm doing Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry ; i didn't like the new specification exam questions for A Level Physics :/ . I managed up my predicted grades from A*AC to A*A*C respectively for Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry (unfortunately my chemistry teacher wouldn't budge on her decision). I genuinely believe that If I devote 75% of my revision time to A Level Chemistry then I could a B or higher. My sixth form has this annoying policy where the teachers can't predict you more than one grade above your AS grades (even if you prove yourself in year 13 ).

    I want to study Mathematics at university. The range of the entry requirements of the unis i'm applying for are A*AA-AAB. I think my PS is quite impressive (don't mean to sound conceited here). I can't stop thinking about the rejections I could get for the D grade I got in AS Chemistry and the C grade prediction I currently have for A Level Chemistry . Thankfully jneill gave me his take on my situation. Would like to hear other opinions!
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    My choice of uni courses could be one of the following : Manchester, Nottingham, Surrey, East Anglia and Loughbourough or Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton/York/Bath, Surrey and East Anglia.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    At AS i got AACD respectively in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. For A2 i'm doing Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry ; i didn't like the new specification exam questions for A Level Physics :/ . I managed up my predicted grades from A*AC to A*A*C respectively for Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry (unfortunately my chemistry teacher wouldn't budge on her decision). I genuinely believe that If I devote 75% of my revision time to A Level Chemistry then I could a B or higher. My sixth form has this annoying policy where the teachers can't predict you more than one grade above your AS grades (even if you prove yourself in year 13 ).

    I want to study Mathematics at university. The range of the entry requirements of the unis i'm applying for are A*AA-AAB. I think my PS is quite impressive (don't mean to sound conceited here). I can't stop thinking about the rejections I could get for the D grade I got in AS Chemistry and the C grade prediction I currently have for A Level Chemistry . Thankfully jneill gave me his take on my situation. Would like to hear other opinions!
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    My choice of uni courses could be one of the following : Manchester, Nottingham, Surrey, East Anglia and Loughbourough or Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton/York/Bath, Surrey and East Anglia.
    In a very similar situation to you mate; I'm predicted A*AB and I want to study Economics at (hopefully) Nottingham as the place is great and course ideal. They want A*AA-AAA though so I just hope they'll make me an offer of A*AB. My A levels are in Maths, Economics and History. Think I'm gonna apply for mainly AAB courses to be realistic.. It does seem stupid that a poor performance in AS and missing one grade slightly completely affects your uni choices...
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    (Original post by LordHeskey)
    In a very similar situation to you mate; I'm predicted A*AB and I want to study Economics at (hopefully) Nottingham as the place is great and course ideal. They want A*AA-AAA though so I just hope they'll make me an offer of A*AB. My A levels are in Maths, Economics and History. Think I'm gonna apply for mainly AAB courses to be realistic.. It does seem stupid that a poor performance in AS and missing one grade slightly completely affects your uni choices...
    Ah thanks for replying. Your last statement is very true!! I don't want to be paying a potential £9,250+ per annum for a uni that I won't get good graduate prospects from. I just hope they overlook the D and C grades and take into consideration that the sciences are linear... Your prospective course is really competitive! It's all tight really.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Ah thanks for replying. Your last statement is very true!! I don't want to be paying a potential £9,250+ per annum for a uni that I won't get good graduate prospects from. I just hope they overlook the D and C grades and take into consideration that the sciences are linear... Your prospective course is really competitive! It's all tight really.
    Yeah it's frustrating... Surely an A* grade in the relevant subject is better than one small grade higher in a completely unrelated subject? I'm sure you'll be fine to be honest, just be realistic with your options and apply to a couple of more optimistic ones.
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    (Original post by LordHeskey)
    Yeah it's frustrating... Surely an A* grade in the relevant subject is better than one small grade higher in a completely unrelated subject? I'm sure you'll be fine to be honest, just be realistic with your options and apply to a couple of more optimistic ones.
    Thank you! Wishing you the best of luck with your uni application.
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    Thank you! Wishing you the best of luck with your uni application.
    Yeah you too; work hard and you'll get what you deserve!
 
 
 
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