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    I just found out that I've been predicted 3As instead of 3A*s at A2, even though I have a flawless academic record. I've applied for medicine at Cambridge and I'm wondering if I still have a chance. Please respond with advice. Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    I just found out that I've been predicted 3As instead of 3A*s at A2, even though I have a flawless academic record. I've applied for medicine at Cambridge and I'm wondering if I still have a chance. Please respond with advice. Thanks in advance
    Predicted 3 A’s at A2 and applying to Cambridge probably puts you at a disadvantage more than anything only thing that may help you out is if you come from school/college/sixth form which has has a low grade average, or you’re from an area with a very low progression to higher education.
    Another way to pull it back would be to score incredibly high on the BMAT, and that should hopefully get you an interview, but the thing you have to understand is that many applicants to Cambridge will apply with predicted 3A* so unfortunately it looks unlikely that you will get an interview.
    Don’t give up hope though, and good luck
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    I would try and get the predictions changed if you can or substitute your choice on UCAS if you still can ASAP...there are so many people applying that if you don't meet the minimum requirements it'll put you at a disadvantage...
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    I just found out that I've been predicted 3As instead of 3A*s at A2, even though I have a flawless academic record. I've applied for medicine at Cambridge and I'm wondering if I still have a chance. Please respond with advice. Thanks in advance
    If you have a flawless academic record then go and ask the people that set your predicted grades why you have been predicted that and if they would raise it (even if you only get A*AA its still a bit better)
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    Thanks a lot guys! I actually spoke to the head and my predictions have been upgraded to 4A*s. The universities and ucas have been called and notified, with a written record provided. Hopefully this won't negatively impact my application but as much damage control as was possible has been done.
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    Thanks a lot guys! I actually spoke to the head and my predictions have been upgraded to 4A*s. The universities and ucas have been called and notified, with a written record provided. Hopefully this won't negatively impact my application but as much damage control as was possible has been done.
    Wtf
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    Wtf
    What's wrong?
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    What's wrong?
    You went from being predicted 3As to 4A*s. What did you do, bribe your teachers?
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    You went from being predicted 3As to 4A*s. What did you do, bribe your teachers?
    No lol. They were too cowardly to predict me what I deserved and I pointed out my academic record.
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    No lol. They were too cowardly to predict me what I deserved and I pointed out my academic record.
    "too cowardly to predict me what I deserved"...with that attitude you're lucky that you clearly go to a school that has more liberal predicted grades policies.
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    No lol. They were too cowardly to predict me what I deserved and I pointed out my academic record.
    Good for you to stand up for yourself and the grades you deserve, teachers don't realise the impacts their predictions have on our futures. If you deserve the grades I don't see why you shouldn't get them
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    (Original post by Milky_Way)
    Good for you to stand up for yourself and the grades you deserve, teachers don't realise the impacts their predictions have on our futures. If you deserve the grades I don't see why you shouldn't get them
    Sadly I just found out that Edinburgh are refusing to update the grades. Doubt I have much of a chance now tbh, even though my UKCAT was high... After this half term, I'm going to look these teachers in the eye and let them know how they've affected my chances
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    "too cowardly to predict me what I deserved"...with that attitude you're lucky that you clearly go to a school that has more liberal predicted grades policies.
    That's one possibility but I think you're probably jumping to conclusions a bit there. Whilst it is a little odd, it is quite conceivable the OP did indeed merit 4A* and perhaps the teachers didn't realise the implications of their predictions.
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    Sadly I just found out that Edinburgh are refusing to update the grades. Doubt I have much of a chance now tbh, even though my UKCAT was high... After this half term, I'm going to look these teachers in the eye and let them know how they've affected my chances
    Let us know how it goes! Best of luck for your other unis
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    (Original post by Ali Bomaye!)
    I just found out that I've been predicted 3As instead of 3A*s at A2, even though I have a flawless academic record. I've applied for medicine at Cambridge and I'm wondering if I still have a chance. Please respond with advice. Thanks in advance
    Where else did you apply?
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    (Original post by Loco16)
    That's one possibility but I think you're probably jumping to conclusions a bit there. Whilst it is a little odd, it is quite conceivable the OP did indeed merit 4A* and perhaps the teachers didn't realise the implications of their predictions.
    True, but I am under the impression that if a person assumed the would be predicted 4A*s, based upon their academic record (i.e. being in the position to realistically achieve 4A*s), then they would at least be predicted one A* first time round. Then again, with the new linear A-levels there may be more reluctance in making predictions like this considering it's more risky.
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    True, but I am under the impression that if a person assumed the would be predicted 4A*s, based upon their academic record (i.e. being in the position to realistically achieve 4A*s), then they would at least be predicted one A* first time round. Then again, with the new linear A-levels there may be more reluctance in making predictions like this considering it's more risky.
    Schools also are cautious because they don't want a reputation of predicting students too high and then students not achieving them
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    "too cowardly to predict me what I deserved"...with that attitude you're lucky that you clearly go to a school that has more liberal predicted grades policies.
    "with that attitude" erm no, it's you who's got the bad attitude. Don't be jealous.
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    True, but I am under the impression that if a person assumed the would be predicted 4A*s, based upon their academic record (i.e. being in the position to realistically achieve 4A*s), then they would at least be predicted one A* first time round. Then again, with the new linear A-levels there may be more reluctance in making predictions like this considering it's more risky.
    Maybe there was a mistake. Or maybe they were harsh the first time.
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    (Original post by Milky_Way)
    Schools also are cautious because they don't want a reputation of predicting students too high and then students not achieving them
    Well obviously but I don't think most student are in line to achieve 4A*s
 
 
 
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