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Do either UCL or KCL offer anything lower than A*AA for non contextual offers. I am trying to choose my 5th Uni and am applying to Birmingham, Nottingham, Southampton and Exeter and didn really want any A*AA unis as although I might get the grades I wanted to play it safe with an AAA for firm and AAB for insurance. Really I want to go to Birmingham (AAA) but obviously have to put in my 5th application in case I don't get an offer from them and wondered if UCL or KCL ever offer AAA, perhaps if they like your application enough. My GCSE grades were 9988888886 and my A levels are Biology, Geography and Psychology. I'm predicted AAA because my school don't predict A*s although I'm sure would if I asked them too because it's quite possible I might get one in Psychology.
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I know UCL do offer a few AAA offers in psychology each year, I'm not too sure on the criteria for that though!
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Do either UCL or KCL offer anything lower than A*AA for non contextual offers. I am trying to choose my 5th Uni and am applying to Birmingham, Nottingham, Southampton and Exeter and didn really want any A*AA unis as although I might get the grades I wanted to play it safe with an AAA for firm and AAB for insurance. Really I want to go to Birmingham (AAA) but obviously have to put in my 5th application in case I don't get an offer from them and wondered if UCL or KCL ever offer AAA, perhaps if they like your application enough. My GCSE grades were 9988888886 and my A levels are Biology, Geography and Psychology. I'm predicted AAA because my school don't predict A*s although I'm sure would if I asked them too because it's quite possible I might get one in Psychology.
You could apply to one of those unis as an aspirational choice since with AAA predictions, you are highly likely to get offers from Birmingham, Nottingham, Southampton and Exeter. Have you used the "offer calculator" on Birmingham's website?

UCL/KCL wouldn't make good Insurance choices as a back up to Birmigham, so I can't really see the point in you applying there as a 5th choice, unless you would actually prefer to go to London than Birmingham
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It will always be an A*AA offer I think, unless you have any contextual factors. If you're already set on Bham then theres not really much point in applying to KCL or UCL anyway, since you wouldnt firm these unis anyway. I think you have a really good chance like 99% of getting offers from all 4 atm so you could just skip this 5th choice.
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Do either UCL or KCL offer anything lower than A*AA for non contextual offers. I am trying to choose my 5th Uni and am applying to Birmingham, Nottingham, Southampton and Exeter and didn really want any A*AA unis as although I might get the grades I wanted to play it safe with an AAA for firm and AAB for insurance. Really I want to go to Birmingham (AAA) but obviously have to put in my 5th application in case I don't get an offer from them and wondered if UCL or KCL ever offer AAA, perhaps if they like your application enough. My GCSE grades were 9988888886 and my A levels are Biology, Geography and Psychology. I'm predicted AAA because my school don't predict A*s although I'm sure would if I asked them too because it's quite possible I might get one in Psychology.
1. You don't "have" to make 5 choices at all.

2. You can add your fifth choice later if you want.
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I didn’t realise you could add your 5th choice later. That actually changes things. I would only ever want it if I didn’t get an AAA offer from Birmingham.
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Yes I’ve tried the offer calculator for Birmingham and an offer is “likely”.
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It will always be an A*AA offer I think, unless you have any contextual factors. If you're already set on Bham then theres not really much point in applying to KCL or UCL anyway, since you wouldnt firm these unis anyway. I think you have a really good chance like 99% of getting offers from all 4 atm so you could just skip this 5th choice.
I was really thinking in the unlikely event I didn’t get an offer from Birmingham but did get an AAA offer from UCL/KCL but in reality that would not happen I guess. It would take KCL/UCL to like my application enough to drop a grade and Birmingham to not like it enough to offer at all!
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Yes I’ve tried the offer calculator for Birmingham and an offer is “likely”.
What a pathetic offer calculator, I thought it would give you a percentage.

According to the UCAS offer calculator, you would have a more than 90% chance of getting an offer from Birmingham
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What a pathetic offer calculator, I thought it would give you a percentage.

According to the UCAS offer calculator, you would have a more than 90% chance of getting an offer from Birmingham
It might have been highly likely. It was certainly as likely as definite as you could get without saying definitely, which they obviously never would! I just need to make sure my personal statement is good. I didn't know there was a UCAS offer calculator either. Do you have a link, though I guess it must be easy enough to find.
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It might have been highly likely. It was certainly as likely as definite as you could get without saying definitely, which they obviously never would! I just need to make sure my personal statement is good. I didn't know there was a UCAS offer calculator either. Do you have a link, though I guess it must be easy enough to find.
It is....just google UCAS offer calculator
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I didn’t realise you could add your 5th choice later. That actually changes things. I would only ever want it if I didn’t get an AAA offer from Birmingham.
You can start with only one choice if you want. Just make sure that you add any others before the deadline for equal consideration.
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