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    I was thinking of applying to St.Andrews as my "aspirational" course choice. The entry requirements for Modern History are AAA and I recently received my predicted grades of AAC (A in history, A in Spanish although I don't think that an A* would be impossible and a C in maths). My target grades are AAA although I don't think they matter at all when it comes to universities making a decision about whether they want you or not.
    I haven't spoken to anyone about whether I should bother applying because I got my predicted grades during the half term, so I'm posting this here to get advice on whether I should even bother with that damn predicted C in maths instead of waiting until school starts again to talk to people about it.
    So should I bother applying or should I go for a more realistic choice?
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    Do you have any extenuating circumstances?

    It's just that St Andrews is so competitive that I think it's almost certain you won't get an offer. Perhaps you should consider, if you get A*AA-AAA, taking a gap year to save up and reapplying to better unis next year.
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I was thinking of applying to St.Andrews as my "aspirational" course choice. The entry requirements for Modern History are AAA and I recently received my predicted grades of AAC (A in history, A in Spanish although I don't think that an A* would be impossible and a C in maths). My target grades are AAA although I don't think they matter at all when it comes to universities making a decision about whether they want you or not.
    I haven't spoken to anyone about whether I should bother applying because I got my predicted grades during the half term, so I'm posting this here to get advice on whether I should even bother with that damn predicted C in maths instead of waiting until school starts again to talk to people about it.
    So should I bother applying or should I go for a more realistic choice?
    Try, it's only one of five options
 
 
 
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