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    It's a bit of a random question but I was wondering when on a uni's website it will say the typical offer is, let's say, A*AA - AAB, would the lower offer go to a higher achiever (someone with amazing predicted grades and PS etc etc) because they really want them to choose their university, or would it go to a lower achiever because they think it will be more attainable to get? Or would it go to someone who has a poor contextual background?

    If someone is a higher achiever, does that mean they're more likely to get the higher offers because the uni thinks they will attain them? Or the lower ones because they want them more?

    I presume it's not the same for all applications, but generally what's the idea on this?
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    (Original post by lowza)
    It's a bit of a random question but I was wondering when on a uni's website it will say the typical offer is, let's say, A*AA - AAB, would the lower offer go to a higher achiever (someone with amazing predicted grades and PS etc etc) because they really want them to choose their university, or would it go to a lower achiever because they think it will be more attainable to get? Or would it go to someone who has a poor contextual background?

    If someone is a higher achiever, does that mean they're more likely to get the higher offers because the uni thinks they will attain them? Or the lower ones because they want them more?

    I presume it's not the same for all applications, but generally what's the idea on this?
    The lower offers generally go to those with contextual factors.

    EDIT: Some unis also offer reduced requirements to students who have particularly relevant A-levels.
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    In my experience, the universities I have applied for (All top 10) have used it as a method of making themselves attractive to high-achievers. Lancaster, for example, offered me a spot on the basis of achieving ABB, whilst the website says offers range from AAA-AAB. They did this, quite clearly, in an effort to get me to choose them, given that I had at the time predictions of, and have since gotten, A*A*A.
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    it's for people who qualify for contextual offers
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    If the Uni doesnt make it clear on the website, then email/phone the Uni and ask them what the criteria is for the lower offer.

    Never ever just assume that you will get the lower offer!
 
 
 
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