Confused about how offer levels are made?? Help!

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A friend has been told that she shouldn’t have A* as a predicted grade as then a university which normally asks for (eg) AAB, might ask for A*AB. And then she wouldn’t get a place if she only got AAB. Is this right?? I’ve got an A* prediction so should I worry about that - I might not get it! On other hand if A level exams don’t happen again in 2021 cos of Covid and predicted results are considered to be your results like this year - I want that A* prediction... don’t I?? Now I’m stressed.
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A friend has been told that she shouldn’t have A* as a predicted grade as then a university which normally asks for (eg) AAB, might ask for A*AB. And then she wouldn’t get a place if she only got AAB. Is this right?? I’ve got an A* prediction so should I worry about that - I might not get it! On other hand if A level exams don’t happen again in 2021 cos of Covid and predicted results are considered to be your results like this year - I want that A* prediction... don’t I?? Now I’m stressed.
I think it's definitely possible to get an offer higher than the predicted grade requirements. One of my friends applied to Imperial where they stated for that course that the minimum requirements were A*AA but they gave my friend an offer of A*A*A (which is what their predictions were). I think Imperial made it fairly clear for that course that they do give out higher offers than the minimum requirements. Although I don't think that happens a lot. I applied to Newcastle and my predicted grades were all A*s but my offer was AAB which was the same as the requirements stated for the course
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Universities have set grades and that is the offer they make you irrespective of your predicted grades. It a university has a requirement of AAA that is the offer they make even if you are predicted A*A*A*.
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Universities have set grades and that is the offer they make you irrespective of your predicted grades. It a university has a requirement of AAA that is the offer they make even if you are predicted A*A*A*.
That’s what I’d always thought but Emily5423 seems to confirm something different.
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A friend has been told that she shouldn’t have A* as a predicted grade as then a university which normally asks for (eg) AAB, might ask for A*AB. And then she wouldn’t get a place if she only got AAB. Is this right?? I’ve got an A* prediction so should I worry about that - I might not get it! On other hand if A level exams don’t happen again in 2021 cos of Covid and predicted results are considered to be your results like this year - I want that A* prediction... don’t I?? Now I’m stressed.
That is nonsense
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That is nonsense
Is it though? Do you know for certain?
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Is it though? Do you know for certain?
Yes I do
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Yes I do
Errrrr...... basis for knowledge?
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Is it though? Do you know for certain?
Ask yourself a question. Who would a university prefer. Someone with AAA or someone with A*A*A* then ask yourself why make it harder to get the one with A*A*A*. Universities offer the same grades to everyone unless they make contextual offers which are lower. They do not make higher offers dependent on predicted grades.
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Errrrr...... basis for knowledge?
You are disbelieving a careers person in favour of a student who really doesnt know and is making things up.
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That is 100% wrong. A Univeristy never increases or decreases offer requirements based on predicted grades. They only ever decrease requirements for those that satisfy certain social conditions ( low household income, estranged ...etc) or when they have very little competition for space and need to fill up their course.
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Ask yourself a question. Who would a university prefer. Someone with AAA or someone with A*A*A* then ask yourself why make it harder to get the one with A*A*A*. Universities offer the same grades to everyone unless they make contextual offers which are lower. They do not make higher offers dependent on predicted grades.
That’s exactly my thinking. 🤷🏻*♀️
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You are disbelieving a careers person in favour of a student who really doesnt know and is making things up.
Am I? Is that you or Harrysbar? It’s difficult to know from what basis/experience people are coming from when we see answers. I was genuinely trying to check what Harrysbar basis for knowledge.
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(Original post by Loopytait)
Errrrr...... basis for knowledge?
(Original post by swanseajack1)
You are disbelieving a careers person in favour of a student who really doesnt know and is making things up.
Thanks swanseajack - it doesn't look like you will get thanked by OP for your help sadly
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