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Is it true that if you have high predicted grades unis will ask for higher grades on results day as their offer?
So if a course requires AAB, for example, and you're predicted A*A*A* could they ask for AAA/A*AA on results day? And if they do, do they do that just so you work harder and still accept anything above AAB or will they reject you if you get below that offer even if it is above the entry requirements?
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(Original post by geximini)
Is it true that if you have high predicted grades unis will ask for higher grades on results day as their offer?
So if a course requires AAB, for example, and you're predicted A*A*A* could they ask for AAA/A*AA on results day? And if they do, do they do that just so you work harder and still accept anything above AAB or will they reject you if you get below that offer even if it is above the entry requirements?
If a uni has made an offer, then they can't suddenly ask for higher grades on results day.

Most unis will give out their standard offers to most students- but it's worth noting if a uni gets lots of people with high predicted grades applying, their standard offer may go up. Many unis will also look at your background- giving out slightly lower contextual offers to those from a disadvantaged background. If a uni website presents their standard offer as a range (e.g. AAA-ABB) you should always assume you'd be offered at the higher end.

If you're given a higher offer for whatever reason, you shouldn't assume a uni will accept less on results day (even if other people have lower offers). They've asked you for those grades for a reason. Also, all unis will over offer if they can, so the course may end up being filled by people who achieved their offer.
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I don’t think so. My firm choice only asked for the conditions which met the min. entry requirements (possibly because i had a contextual flag), whereas my insurance made a decision and offered me an unconditional just with predicted grades.

As SarcAndSpark said, if you’re given a higher offer, don’t just assume that less will be accepted on results day. Even if it isn’t accepted, you can still apply for a course through Clearing
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Okay thanks guys
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its sometimes the opposite.
if youve got a more 'impressive' academic record with higher gcse results and predicted grades, they tend to give out lower offers because they REALLY want u. this doesnt apply to TOP unis like oxbridge, lse, ucl, leeds etc, more so to still good unis like kent, sometimes southampton ive heard, etc
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