Can I get an offer for Chemistry at UCL with AAB?

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I've been predicted two As in Chemistry and Maths but a B in Physics, and I'm working towards boosting it.

My dream is to study chemistry at UCL but it's entry requirements are AAA, so if it doesn't get boosted should I bother applying? A few teachers have seen my personal statement and have told me its excellent and an ideal application, but I'm still really worried I won't get an offer because of my predicted grades
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If it's your dream then you will be able to do it. You have over 6 months to study hard and therefore do well in your exams. UCL is also 1 application out of the 5 so you have nothing to lose but all to gain.
If your teachers are also pushing you and think it's an ideal application then go for it, you might surprise yourself.
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universities sometimes give offers to students who are predicted one to two grades below the entry requirements (because universities know that schools can underpredict.)
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(Original post by Penny456)
I've been predicted two As in Chemistry and Maths but a B in Physics, and I'm working towards boosting it.

My dream is to study chemistry at UCL but it's entry requirements are AAA, so if it doesn't get boosted should I bother applying? A few teachers have seen my personal statement and have told me its excellent and an ideal application, but I'm still really worried I won't get an offer because of my predicted grades
What are the downsides to applying? Essentially it's the loss of one of your five UCAS slots. If you choose your other four wisely then that is inconsequential.

Otoh, be aware that any UCL offer will be AAA, so think how you would approach selecting your firm and insurance in that circumstance.
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Worth a go, but its risky so prepare yourself for No.
Just make sure your other choices are more realistic.
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ucl accepts almost everyone who meets the entry requirements so try to see if it can be bumped up
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(Original post by Penny456)
I've been predicted two As in Chemistry and Maths but a B in Physics, and I'm working towards boosting it.

My dream is to study chemistry at UCL but it's entry requirements are AAA, so if it doesn't get boosted should I bother applying? A few teachers have seen my personal statement and have told me its excellent and an ideal application, but I'm still really worried I won't get an offer because of my predicted grades
Check if your eligible for Accsess to UCL?
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ucl accepts almost everyone who meets the entry requirements so try to see if it can be bumped up
There is a big difference between getting an offer - and actually getting the grades.
Getting an offer does not = acceptance.
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There is a big difference between getting an offer - and actually getting the grades.
Getting an offer does not = acceptance.
yeah but if you study you'll get in simple!
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yeah but if you study you'll get in simple!
If it was that simple TSR wouldn't be full of upset students on results day and Clearing wouldn't exist
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yeah but if you study you'll get in simple!
Have you met students? They get an offer, think they can relax and fail the actual exam.
Or they work hard and something goes wrong on exam day. It’s not as black and white as students wish it was.
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If it was that simple TSR wouldn't be full of upset students on results day and Clearing wouldn't exist
Well maybe they had a bad day or they were unlucky in the sense that the examiner marked their papers wrong. On the whole, if you work hard you will get the results you deserve
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Have you met students? They get an offer, think they can relax and fail the actual exam.
Or they work hard and something goes wrong on exam day. It’s not as black and white as students wish it was.
yes that can happen but in most cases this should not be the issue as long as you put in the work
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yeah but if you study you'll get in simple!
Sadly it's not that simple, I've been working so unbelievably hard and I've gotten As the whole of this year and my physics teacher still won't boost my grade up
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Check if your eligible for Accsess to UCL?
I'm not quite sure what you mean by this, can you explain? sorry!
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by this, can you explain? sorry!
It’s a widening participation programme that allows your grade requirements to drop by 2 grades, eg for an A*AA course it would be AAB
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It’s a widening participation programme that allows your grade requirements to drop by 2 grades, eg for an A*AA course it would be AAB
Ooohh I get you, thanks
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Sadly it's not that simple, I've been working so unbelievably hard and I've gotten As the whole of this year and my physics teacher still won't boost my grade up
your teachers is really silly then
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your teachers is really silly then
Yh he's giving me a really hard time, but I'm going to speak to my head of year to sort it all out hopefully
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Yh he's giving me a really hard time, but I'm going to speak to my head of year to sort it all out hopefully
in some schools if you get a B/C you get predicted an A*
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