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    My sixth form decided to predict me with 4 A*s to make it more likely for me to get offers, however I'm not 100% convinced I can get the 4th A* (in Physics), but A* in Computing, Maths and Further Maths should be achievable. Do offers tend to be based on the university's standard requirements, or will I need to get my predicted grades?

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    Edit: I'm applying for Computer Science, choices are Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Kings and Surrey
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    (Original post by lin-e)
    My sixth form decided to predict me with 4 A*s to make it more likely for me to get offers, however I'm not 100% convinced I can get the 4th A* (in Physics), but A* in Computing, Maths and Further Maths should be achievable. Do offers tend to be based on the university's standard requirements, or will I need to get my predicted grades?

    Thanks!
    Depends on whether you get a unconditional or conditional. If the former then you're in no matter what grades you get, as for the latter, you need the offered grades to get in.
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    A*AA will get you into any university, and i mean any...you can apply to oxbridge and pick any russell group as well. What course do you want to do?

    So even if you get an offer, none will be for 4 A* so its not a concern if you get just one you should be fine m8. No worries.
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    (Original post by lin-e)
    My sixth form decided to predict me with 4 A*s to make it more likely for me to get offers, however I'm not 100% convinced I can get the 4th A* (in Physics), but A* in Computing, Maths and Further Maths should be achievable. Do offers tend to be based on the university's standard requirements, or will I need to get my predicted grades?

    Thanks!
    Btw i think it's okay if you mess up in one of the A-level subjects if the course you're picking doesn't involve it. This is because universities typically accept people who have 3 A-level grades so an inadequate extra won't make things too difficult for you
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    they wont generally expect higher than their standard offer so it's unlikely they ll ask for higher because of your predicted grades.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    A*AA will get you into any university, and i mean any...you can apply to oxbridge and pick any russell group as well. What course do you want to do?

    So even if you get an offer, none will be for 4 A* so its not a concern if you get just one you should be fine m8. No worries.
    Not true. Cambridge require A*A*A for all science and economics courses.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Not true. Cambridge require A*A*A for all science and economics courses.
    Oh wow thats grade inflation, well it is cambridge lol. but he could get in anywhere else easily surely even with A*AA
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    (Original post by lin-e)
    My sixth form decided to predict me with 4 A*s to make it more likely for me to get offers, however I'm not 100% convinced I can get the 4th A* (in Physics), but A* in Computing, Maths and Further Maths should be achievable. Do offers tend to be based on the university's standard requirements, or will I need to get my predicted grades?

    Thanks!

    Edit: I'm applying for Computer Science, choices are Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Kings and Surrey
    Offers are usually in line with the typical requirements, not predictions. Not least because most predictions are wrong, and often too high...
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    (Original post by lin-e)
    My sixth form decided to predict me with 4 A*s to make it more likely for me to get offers, however I'm not 100% convinced I can get the 4th A* (in Physics), but A* in Computing, Maths and Further Maths should be achievable. Do offers tend to be based on the university's standard requirements, or will I need to get my predicted grades?

    Thanks!

    Edit: I'm applying for Computer Science, choices are Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Kings and Surrey
    To answer your question, Universities do have the power to offer you a place with your current predictions; but more often than not, they will offer you a place with their requirements.

    I take the same subjects, have the same predictions along with an A* prediction for EPQ, going for Cambridge too! Do you happen to roughly know how many other people who get a 4 A* prediction in this country? I seem to have an assumption that everyone who applies for computer science with maths at Cambridge have 4 A* predictions but this theory gets turned down by classmates. There is no statistic on the internet on 'predictions' unfortunately, so I have no idea. How many people do you know, have got a 4A* prediction other than yourself? I know one other after myself.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    Oh wow thats grade inflation, well it is cambridge lol. but he could get in anywhere else easily surely even with A*AA
    Imperial and Warwick also have courses at A*A*A, though not necessarily CompSci.
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    (Original post by fp1washard)
    To answer your question, Universities do have the power to offer you a place with your current predictions; but more often than not, they will offer you a place with their requirements.

    I take the same subjects, have the same predictions along with an A* prediction for EPQ, going for Cambridge too! Do you happen to roughly know how many other people who get a 4 A* prediction in this country? I seem to have an assumption that everyone who applies for computer science with maths at Cambridge have 4 A* predictions but this theory gets turned down by classmates. There is no statistic on the internet on 'predictions' unfortunately, so I have no idea. How many people do you know, have got a 4A* prediction other than yourself? I know one other after myself.
    I think one or two others got a 3A* prediction, a lot of people in my sixth form decided to drop a subject.
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    (Original post by fp1washard)
    To answer your question, Universities do have the power to offer you a place with your current predictions; but more often than not, they will offer you a place with their requirements.

    I take the same subjects, have the same predictions along with an A* prediction for EPQ, going for Cambridge too! Do you happen to roughly know how many other people who get a 4 A* prediction in this country? I seem to have an assumption that everyone who applies for computer science with maths at Cambridge have 4 A* predictions but this theory gets turned down by classmates. There is no statistic on the internet on 'predictions' unfortunately, so I have no idea. How many people do you know, have got a 4A* prediction other than yourself? I know one other after myself.
    Predictions are not very accurate anyway:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24625972

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38223432
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    (Original post by lin-e)
    My sixth form decided to predict me with 4 A*s to make it more likely for me to get offers, however I'm not 100% convinced I can get the 4th A* (in Physics), but A* in Computing, Maths and Further Maths should be achievable. Do offers tend to be based on the university's standard requirements, or will I need to get my predicted grades?

    Thanks!

    Edit: I'm applying for Computer Science, choices are Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Kings and Surrey
    If only my school was as nice as yours, 3 As and predicted just AAA -.-
 
 
 
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