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    I'm studying the following subjects:

    English Literature (High A at AS)
    History (High A at AS)
    Biology (High C at AS)

    I'm predicted A*A*B and I'm hoping to study History at university. The only problem is the universities I've looked at (and took a liking to) have entry requirements of AAA and I'm not sure how much that B puts me at a disadvantage. Would the universities still put so much on the B considering it's a subject totally unrelated to my course?

    At this point I'm just contemplating whether it's better to wait until my A-Levels and reapply the next year if I don't get the offers I want.
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    I might be wrong, but I think you can make an application and if you get rejected from the universities you like, but get ones from glib ones instead, then you don;t *have* to accept their offer. Instead, then you can make the decision to take a gap year. By doing nothing you really do have 0 chance.

    And there will be many people like you, or maybe with A* A B. Basically, it's worth a try.
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    Under normal rules, I'd say that's unlikely. But on a case by case basis, I'm almost certain that A*AA or AAA university courses would turn a blind eye. See if you can get your predicted grade boosted.
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    (Original post by DrSebWilkes)
    I might be wrong, but I think you can make an application and if you get rejected from the universities you like, but get ones from glib ones instead, then you don;t *have* to accept their offer. Instead, then you can make the decision to take a gap year. By doing nothing you really do have 0 chance.

    And there will be many people like you, or maybe with A* A B. Basically, it's worth a try.
    This. Or, you could always go through clearing in the end as well.
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    Hi my school usually predicts one grade more than what you get at AS exams. I got AAC in my maths, geography, history AS exams, respectively so they predicted me A*A*B

    and I recently got an offer from Bristol whose typical requirement is A*AA for my course. so I mean, if I got that, you have a slightly better chance

    edit: also given that only maths and geography is the required subjects, and history is not the required subject, I'm in a similar situation to you. they'll still need 3 A level grades of course however.
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    (Original post by Wikia)
    I'm studying the following subjects:

    English Literature (High A at AS)
    History (High A at AS)
    Biology (High C at AS)

    I'm predicted A*A*B and I'm hoping to study History at university. The only problem is the universities I've looked at (and took a liking to) have entry requirements of AAA and I'm not sure how much that B puts me at a disadvantage. Would the universities still put so much on the B considering it's a subject totally unrelated to my course?

    At this point I'm just contemplating whether it's better to wait until my A-Levels and reapply the next year if I don't get the offers I want.
    You quite likely to get offers, particularly as your B is in a less relevant subject. However, your offers will probably be AAA and even if you achieve A*A*B you could be rejected on results day. That decision would depend on how many applicants met their offers and how you ranked in relation to other near misses.

    My advice would be to apply this year and see what response you get.

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