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hey guys my alevel grades are A*AAB should i apply with A*AA only and not mention the B or should I apply with A*AAB ? Im worried , and can you tell if i am good in general or not : ( ?


p.s. all my igcse and olevel grades are stars.


edit:- i got A* in biology, A in physics, A in maths, B in computer science
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hey guys my alevel grades are A*AAB should i apply with A*AA only and not mention the B or should I apply with A*AAB ? Im worried , and can you tell if i am good in general or not : ( ?

p.s. all my igcse and olevel grades are stars.
You must declare all of your A level grades in your university application, otherwise if you are found out to have not declared all of your grades it can result in the withdrawal of university offers.

You don't need to seek validation from TSR users. You are as good as you think you are.
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Imo A*AAB is better than A*AA well done!
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O level? Where are you from?
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A*AAB>A*AA but A*A*A>A*AAB
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a B is pretty good you don't have anything to be ashamed of! Especially since you've achieved such high grades despite taking 4 a-levels, well done
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hey guys my alevel grades are A*AAB should i apply with A*AA only and not mention the B or should I apply with A*AAB ? Im worried , and can you tell if i am good in general or not : ( ?

p.s. all my igcse and olevel grades are stars.
It depends on the subject that the B is in, and what the A* is in - as well as what course you are applying for. For example, if you did Photography, Maths, Further Maths and Sociology, it would look fairly impressive if it was:

Maths = A*
Photography = A
Sociology = A
Further Maths = B

Where as, it wouldn't be so impressive if you got:

Photography = A*
Sociology = A
Further Maths = A
Maths = B

Probably not the best example with Further Maths but hopefully you see my point.
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O level? Where are you from?
the 1960s I guess!
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It depends on the subject that the B is in, and what the A* is in - as well as what course you are applying for. For example, if you did Photography, Maths, Further Maths and Sociology, it would look fairly impressive if it was:

Maths = A*
Photography = A
Sociology = A
Further Maths = B

Where as, it wouldn't be so impressive if you got:

Photography = A*
Sociology = A
Further Maths = A
Maths = B

Probably not the best example with Further Maths but hopefully you see my point.



A* In biology
A in maths
A in physics
B in computer science

, so ?? xD
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A*AAB>A*AA but A*A*A>A*AAB
yea xD but i only have 1 star unfortunately
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A* In biology
A in maths
A in physics
B in computer science

, so ?? xD
I think those are good grades. Computer science isn't even a requirement for most compsci or related courses anyway, at least to my knowledge. As you got the A/A* grades in facilitating subjects, those grades are great, so well done
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the 1960s I guess!
Haha! I think they still do them in other countries, but I'm not sure
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yea xD but i only have 1 star unfortunately
Well 1 star and 2 As in those subjects qualifies you for every compsci course in the country bar Cambridge and imperial.
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4 A levels are, for the vast majority of course, one too many. However, A*AA is obviously not as 'good' as A*AAB
Didn't you do 4? and possibly more if I rightly remember
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Don't they only consider the best three A Levels?
So basically A*AAB is basically the same as A*AA because the B is irrelevant as it's the 4th A Level.
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In my opinion A*AAB is better than A*AA because you still managed to get A*AA with another a level which you didn't necessarily do badly. Yes you could have got a higher grade if you didn't do the 4th, but you might not have done. Who knows. You have to declare all grades, but, chances are if you apply to a course which has requirements of A*AA or lower, you'll most likely get accepted regardless of the B because you achieved these grades.
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Not necessarily, and this is the issue. If you take 3, it's a standard set, and you will receive a standard offer on those 3. If you take 4, you will often still receive a standard offer on 3 (sometimes with named subjects). However, if the AT has a doubt as to your ability, or would like some reassurance, they are within their rights to make you an offer on four A levels. Thus, by taking 4, you are somewhat in a worse position that if you'd taken three and received a standard offer.
Interestingly this is something that happened to my daughter this past year. She had three A levels at BBD (hated that third subject). So this year she did one retake to upgrade a B to an A, took a two year course in one, took an AS level and a language at gcse. Quite a mix! Her firm choice didn't reply to her application until May (she received her backup offer back in December) and wanted a double A in the subject she was doing two years in one. :cry2:
She's given it her all but is naturally anxious since it's a subject she'd never done before starting it back in September. A big ask late in the day.
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Yep - absolutely. It's a good example of how trying to do the right thing can end up with you putting yourself in a position!

Best of luck to your daughter - she must be beside herself!
She is rather. Busy geocache-ing right now, lol. Seems like she's the only one aiming to leave the county from her college. It means so much to her to get in and achieve her ambitions. As I'm sure it does for many.
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Well, absolutely. And it sounds like she's worked bloody hard for it as well. Best of luck to you all - do post back and tell us if she gets in, won't you?
Will do. All fingers and toes crossed.
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The 1960's called they want their exams back
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