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    how?
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    Have your A'level results already.
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    apply to unis with grade requirements much lower than your predicted
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    just apply and hope for the best
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    Really depends on where you apply to - most universities probably won't offer them unless you've already completed your exams and have your results.

    Other than that, you just need to have predicted grades way over the requirements and a strong UCAS application i.e. statement and references.
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    When you go for an interview make sure you really "please" the interviewer.
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    A friend of mine got an unconditional based on her work experience for Uni of East London but i'm not sure how many other unis would offer unconditionals based on work experience!
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    Either:

    1. Apply post a-level when you already have your results (gap year)

    2. Have very high predicted grades (e.g. A*AA) and apply to universities that have far lower entry requirements (e.g. BBC)
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    (Original post by Baaah)
    Either:

    1. Apply post a-level when you already have your results (gap year)

    2. Have very high predicted grades (e.g. A*AA) and apply to universities that have far lower entry requirements (e.g. BBC)
    I'm being predicted AAB and my first choice uni only wants BCC, do you reckon that'd be enough for a potential unconditional offer? (Lincoln)
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    It's hard to say. Make sure you have good predicted grades and a well-written personal statement. Impress them if you need an interview. However some universities don't offer anybody unconditional offers. Mine doesn't so it's worth finding that out.
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    Unconditional offers are exceedingly rare for students who do not already have the grades and are applying in a gap year. They typically come from "lower ranked" universities who have received an application from a highly achieving student, or in visual/performing arts courses where they have already seen the demonstration of the candidates relevant ability and aren't concerned with academic ability (which incidentally excludes most of these courses at e.g. Oxbridge and similar which are academically rigorous in addition to the creative arts content and so they normally expect similarly good results in exams as applicants to their other courses).

    It's irrelevant overall though, as you don't need an unconditional offer to get into university, and getting one doesn't mean anything special about your application.
 
 
 
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