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    I'm applying to study maths at Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial, Bristol and Keele. The first three of those require A*A*A, which was what I was told I would be predicted. My application was sent off on Friday and today I got to read my reference ahead of completing my Cambridge SAQ. I saw that I had been predicted only an A in Further Maths when I needed, and was told that I would be predicted an A*. I have spoken to my teacher and he admits it was a mistake, and my tutor is planning to write to the universities to try and amend this. Have I got any chance of getting into Cambridge, or the other two now? I should specify I am a year younger (*should* be in year 12 based on age) so would hope that is taken into account. Is there anything else I could do to try and improve the situation (ie mentioning it in my SAQ)? Thanks
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    (Original post by hecairns)
    I'm applying to study maths at Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial, Bristol and Keele. The first three of those require A*A*A, which was what I was told I would be predicted. My application was sent off on Friday and today I got to read my reference ahead of completing my Cambridge SAQ. I saw that I had been predicted only an A in Further Maths when I needed, and was told that I would be predicted an A*. I have spoken to my teacher and he admits it was a mistake, and my tutor is planning to write to the universities to try and amend this. Have I got any chance of getting into Cambridge, or the other two now? I should specify I am a year younger (*should* be in year 12 based on age) so would hope that is taken into account. Is there anything else I could do to try and improve the situation (ie mentioning it in my SAQ)? Thanks
    If your tutor is writing that should be fine.

    No university puts a heavy emphasis on predictions of A* grades - they know some schools are strict and others aren't and regardless they know that predictions are generally unreliable.
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    If your tutor is writing that should be fine.

    No university puts a heavy emphasis on predictions of A* grades - they know some schools are strict and others aren't and regardless they know that predictions are generally unreliable.
    Thank you, that’s reassuring to hear. Been very stressed out by this.
 
 
 
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