Are entry requirements rising for higher tier unis?

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I'm worried.
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Over the last like decades yes not in the last 2 years. Actually now that I think of it, covid most likely inflated them last year and a bit this year as they expected teachers to predict a lot higher. Unfortunately for me my teachers still predicting as normal so everyone in me school is like good but bad compared to top unis whereas other years have been amazing.
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I dont think there is anything official but last year 3 times the numbers of student achieved the A* grade than in 2019 because of Teacher Assessed grades. Universities got caught out because they based their offers on 8% getting A* nor 23% so had many more applicants they had to take. There is uncertainty whether exams will take place and whether teahers assessed grades will continue so basically universities are in an impossible situations, A couple of admissions officers on here are reporting that offers are being delayed for most students, Due to this uncertainty nobody can answer your query. It might be universities will be stricter on who they are making offers to rather than a set change in grades.
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Because everyone and their grans are getting A* predictions like its nothing. You can get 90%+ in school mock tests and internal exams if youve bothered to do like 3-4 past papers.
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Some unis have nudged up their requirements for oversubscribed courses, but I don’t think there’s been any widespread increase.
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I dont think there is anything official but last year 3 times the numbers of student achieved the A* grade than in 2019 because of Teacher Assessed grades. Universities got caught out because they based their offers on 8% getting A* nor 23% so had many more applicants they had to take. There is uncertainty whether exams will take place and whether teahers assessed grades will continue so basically universities are in an impossible situations, A couple of admissions officers on here are reporting that offers are being delayed for most students, Due to this uncertainty nobody can answer your query. It might be universities will be stricter on who they are making offers to rather than a set change in grades.
thanks. yeah its kinda scary as it has definitely risen. And my grades were received in 2020, the worst year for A* grades.
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thanks. yeah its kinda scary as it has definitely risen. And my grades were received in 2020, the worst year for A* grades.
Sorry but they werent the worst year for A level grades, They were double earlier years. Universities are in an impossible situation due to the confetti grades being given. For years they have been able to fairly accurately predict their intake. In the last 2 years that hasnt been the case and nobody knows what will happen this year. There are only so many people you can fit into lectures or labs. There isnt an unlimited amount of accommodation. Universities will end up asking for higher grades to restrict numbers. Something similar happened in 2011 when fees were increased and students werent deferring in the usual numbers.
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