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    Hi guys, I want to apply for St Andrews to study History with A*AB predicteds. My A* is in history so i'm hoping that would help. Would I get an offer for an AAA history course then?

    Any advice appreciated.
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    I do not know about St Andrews but I applied for UCL with an A*AB prediction and got rejected. Anyways it was not my first choice so I was not too annoyed.
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    (Original post by TheJonno91)
    Hi guys, I want to apply for St Andrews to study History with A*AB predicteds. My A* is in history so i'm hoping that would help. Would I get an offer for an AAA history course then?

    Any advice appreciated.
    Why don't you email the relevant faculty? They may give you an offer, but the offer will be AAA
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    Ask them. A lot of universities do mix and match with the grades but some don't. Sometimes it depends on the course.
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    (Original post by TheJonno91)
    Hi guys, I want to apply for St Andrews to study History with A*AB predicteds. My A* is in history so i'm hoping that would help. Would I get an offer for an AAA history course then?

    Any advice appreciated.
    Probably not.

    Most Russell Group and other high-level (and I use that term to mean high offers) universities do not consider UCAS points, or otherwise take equivalencies between A-levels. A*A*B would not usually meet an AAA offer. However, different universities show differing amounts of discretion when it comes to offers (Oxford, for example, will not usually waver from their standard offer, and A*AB could not be taken for AAA), and I have read on the St Andrews website that offers could be higher or lower than the standard offer, dependent on circumstances.

    With that said I don't think you could rule out being offered a place at AAB (or possibly A*AB), particularly if you are capable of an otherwise-strong application. It is also likely to be dependent on any contextual information available regarding your schooling - if you've been attending poorly-performing schools then this might make a difference.

    Ultimately though you have nothing to lose by simply contacting St Andrews and asking them. The worst that can happen is they tell you won't be able to make a competitive application, and then you free up a UCAS choice. The best case is that they say you have a chance, and then you get to apply and be considered!
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    It all depends on the Uni - and on the subject.

    Many Unis make what they call 'aspirational' offers - ie. where predictions are one grade off their ideal requirements. The offer will still be AAA and therefore they will expect you to lift that B grade (because they wont accept points equivalent).

    Trouble is that you wont know if your Uni does this for that subject. So it is guesswork - and risky.
    Worth one choice like this - but make sure that the others are more realistic.
    And dont forget to add a lower Insurance choice (BBB etc).
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    St Andrews is fairly competitive, my friend was rejected from modern history with A*AA predictions last year. Hopefully, your statement and previous grades are better than his.
 
 
 

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