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    Is it too risky? I'm capable of getting much higher however my sixth form are pretty strict on predictions and purely based it on our UCAS prediction exams and nothing else. (Don't have AS)
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    (Original post by Meenalk)
    Is it too risky? I'm capable of getting much higher however my sixth form are pretty strict on predictions and purely based it on our UCAS prediction exams and nothing else. (Don't have AS)
    Risk if you don't have any AS history... I've been predicted ABB and have applied to two/three universities who want AAB and have received offers. That doesn't mean you will though, just saying. I think a lot of factors are taken into account when unis give out offers to certain students, e.g. references and personal statement. I would maybe pick 1, at a max, 2 unis that are risky and potentially want AAB or something. The rest, stick to ABB and maybe one BBB or something.
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    (Original post by Meenalk)
    Is it too risky? I'm capable of getting much higher however my sixth form are pretty strict on predictions and purely based it on our UCAS prediction exams and nothing else. (Don't have AS)
    Depends on the uni and how picky they are. For many courses, they won't be bothered. For my course (Maths), majority of the students who were predicted lower than entry requirement were given offers (I got an offer for an AAA course despite being predicted ABB). The admission tutors will look at your application as a whole as well as your previous exam performance, as they know many schools over predict as well as some who under predict.

    I'd say to choose 1 or 2 unis that you REALLY want to attend, and the rest that you like but are within your predicted grade.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    Depends on the uni and how picky they are. For many courses, they won't be bothered. For my course (Maths), majority of the students who were predicted lower than entry requirement were given offers (I got an offer for an AAA course despite being predicted ABB). The admission tutors will look at your application as a whole as well as your previous exam performance, as they know many schools over predict as well as some who under predict.

    I'd say to choose 1 or 2 unis that you REALLY want to attend, and the rest that you like but are within your predicted grade.
    I want to study Politics and International relations.
    Wow...I would have thought with a objective subject like maths they wouldn't be so lenient so that gives me a little hope now. And that's the thing, I know people from other schools who got UBD at AS however predicted three As!!!
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    Risk if you don't have any AS history... I've been predicted ABB and have applied to two/three universities who want AAB and have received offers. That doesn't mean you will though, just saying. I think a lot of factors are taken into account when unis give out offers to certain students, e.g. references and personal statement. I would maybe pick 1, at a max, 2 unis that are risky and potentially want AAB or something. The rest, stick to ABB and maybe one BBB or something.
    So you mean to say I'm put at a disadvantage as I haven't done AS's? Is that because I have no experience in sitting a real exam in the subject? The thing is in my school, no one did AS as we're studying the new syllabus so hopefully UNI's do take that into consideration... I would hope so anyways.
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    (Original post by Meenalk)
    So you mean to say I'm put at a disadvantage as I haven't done AS's? Is that because I have no experience in sitting a real exam in the subject? The thing is in my school, no one did AS as we're studying the new syllabus so hopefully UNI's do take that into consideration... I would hope so anyways.
    Oh I see so your school just have the full two years to study for the actual A2? Most schools still do AS for new specs but no it shouldn't put you at a disadvantage.
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    I have the same situation, I'm applying for classics and English at Birmingham UCL Saint Andrews Leeds and Newcastle, the first two are the only ones wanting ABB and I'm petrified I'm going to be rejected by all of them as I'm predicted ABB, not the AAB they want
 
 
 
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