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    Hi everyone, I'm a bit worried about my predicted A level grades for university. I have never considered myself particularly smart, but somehow I've managed to improve a lot at A Level and have been encouraged to apply to Cambridge even though my GCSE grades are a little below average for the average applicant (6A's and 4 B's). I achieved ABB in my mock exams at the end of year 12 (we do all linear courses so I didn't take any AS exams) and have been predicted A*AA.

    I'm over the moon my teachers have this much faith in me, but my Spanish teacher is a little more skeptical about everyone's grades - she once thought a B was more realistic for me, but then I worked really hard to get a B at the end of the year and she has now predicted me an A.

    However I'm still worried because what if my head of year only predicted me those grades for Cambridge? What if they've over estimated me? I think I know in my heart somewhere I have the potential, but I'm so scared something will go wrong and I will mess it up.

    Does anyone else feel like this? Do you think I'm aiming too high? Thank you so much in advance!

    P.S I'm applying to study English (wish me luck!!) and good luck to everyone else applying to university too!!
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    its fine, you're just getting smarter, more doors are opening up for you, so nothing to be worried about, well done btw!
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    (Original post by wallflowerannie)
    Hi everyone, I'm a bit worried about my predicted A level grades for university. I have never considered myself particularly smart, but somehow I've managed to improve a lot at A Level and have been encouraged to apply to Cambridge even though my GCSE grades are a little below average for the average applicant (6A's and 4 B's). I achieved ABB in my mock exams at the end of year 12 (we do all linear courses so I didn't take any AS exams) and have been predicted A*AA.

    I'm over the moon my teachers have this much faith in me, but my Spanish teacher is a little more skeptical about everyone's grades - she once thought a B was more realistic for me, but then I worked really hard to get a B at the end of the year and she has now predicted me an A.

    However I'm still worried because what if my head of year only predicted me those grades for Cambridge? What if they've over estimated me? I think I know in my heart somewhere I have the potential, but I'm so scared something will go wrong and I will mess it up.

    Does anyone else feel like this? Do you think I'm aiming too high? Thank you so much in advance!

    P.S I'm applying to study English (wish me luck!!) and good luck to everyone else applying to university too!!
    I had a similar situation - had a really stressful year last year and lower GCSEs, however am now predicted A*A*A and going for Cambridge what I'm doing is going for a range of unis for offers (A*A*A to BBC) just in case and making my decision later in the year (as late as possible e.g. March/April) to see how I'm doing then ^-^
 
 
 
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