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Is there any point in applying to universities that are asking for high entry requirements than you have been predicted? I have been looking at undergraduate courses for history, and really liked the course at Leeds (35 points in the IB), York (36 points), and Exeter (34-38 points). However, I have been predicted 34 points (HL-6,6,6, SL-6,5,5) without core points. I am hoping to get 2 or 3 core points too. Is there any point in applying to those uni's?
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(Original post by 1ucy26)
Is there any point in applying to universities that are asking for high entry requirements than you have been predicted? I have been looking at undergraduate courses for history, and really liked the course at Leeds (35 points in the IB), York (36 points), and Exeter (34-38 points). However, I have been predicted 33 points (HL-6,6,6, SL-5,5,5) without core points. I am hoping to get 2 or 3 core points too. Is there any point in applying to those uni's?
No harm in applying coz i know someone predicted AAB and she got an AAA offer for medicine
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yeah it's worth applying, some Uni's do 'Merit and Potential' type offers - if your Personal Statement is really good then they will lower the offer by one grade. Also they might give you an offer that's higher than your predicted grades.
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No harm in applying coz i know someone predicted AAB and she got an AAA offer for medicine
Ok thanks, I might give it a try. Hopefully I'll get another 6 at SL, but I wasn't sure how strict they are on predicted grades.
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yeah it's worth applying, some Uni's do 'Merit and Potential' type offers - if your Personal Statement is really good then they will lower the offer by one grade. Also they might give you an offer that's higher than your predicted grades.
Ah that's great, thank you! I'm working on the PS now... I'll just try and make it as polished as possible!
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Ah that's great, thank you! I'm working on the PS now... I'll just try and make it as polished as possible!
No, don't expect a lower offer because of a good personal statement. You'll need an excellent personal statement to get an offer - but it will be the standard offer if given. You would then need to get those grades to be guaranteed a place.

It can be a good choice to apply to some unis that want higher grades, but do not use all 5 of your options in that way unless you're prepared for 5 rejections
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Some Unis, and only for some subjects, will consider an application that is 'one grade below'. But that is not universal and so you risk a wasted choice. This is why the usual recommendation for your 5 choices is :
1 at one grade above your predictions
2 or 3 at your predictions
1 or 2 lower than your predictions

More advice in How to Avoid 5 Rejections : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
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No, don't expect a lower offer because of a good personal statement. You'll need an excellent personal statement to get an offer - but it will be the standard offer if given. You would then need to get those grades to be guaranteed a place.

It can be a good choice to apply to some unis that want higher grades, but do not use all 5 of your options in that way unless you're prepared for 5 rejections
(Original post by returnmigrant)
Some Unis, and only for some subjects, will consider an application that is 'one grade below'. But that is not universal and so you risk a wasted choice. This is why the usual recommendation for your 5 choices is :
1 at one grade above your predictions
2 or 3 at your predictions
1 or 2 lower than your predictions

More advice in How to Avoid 5 Rejections : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
Good point for both posts, would you recommend applying to both Leeds and York, due to the fact I am hoping to get 2/3 core points and am predicted 666 at higher level? Thanks
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