can you get an offer with low predicted grades?

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ieman246
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i’ve tried asking this question before but i’ve never gotten a direct answer from both my teachers or online. can you get rejected from an offer or not? since i have low predicted grades that aren’t representative of my ability, i know in the end i can get A’s and b’s. my only problem is that i’m scared i won’t get any offers bc my predicted grades are low. has anyone/does anyone know someone who got low predicted grades but ended up with A’s in the real exam?
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Universities are not interested in 'applicant thinks he can do better' - they want evidence of that and that is why they ask your school for predicted grades.

As a general rule if you are applying for courses with entry requirements two grades (or more) above your predicted grades (and never in a specified subject), you can expect a rejection. Many Unis will consider applicants one grade below their requirements (depends on course and Uni) but that is still risky as your application will score lower than someone with the right predicted grades so you will not be a priority for an offer.

One option is not to apply for UCAS this year. Work your socks off to get the best possible grades you can ('I'll show them'), and apply next year with known grades Then you are not relying on predicted grades at all.
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