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I would like to study History at St. Andrews but I’m predicted AAB rather than the required AAA but my B is for geography whereas the As are for History and Politics. Will this already reject me if I don’t score AAA in the real thing or does it not matter that much?
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I would like to study History at St. Andrews but I’m predicted AAB rather than the required AAA but my B is for geography whereas the As are for History and Politics. Will this already reject me if I don’t score AAA in the real thing or does it not matter that much?
They'll probably reject, I'm sorry to say. This is an internationally acclaimed university, with thousands on students on just standby, with near perfect grades, hoping for just the chance of entry. Unless you have something exceptional apart from grades to back you up, you'll porbably get rejected if you don't make the requirements. Doubly so since the grade boundaries might be lower this year.
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I would like to study History at St. Andrews but I’m predicted AAB rather than the required AAA but my B is for geography whereas the As are for History and Politics. Will this already reject me if I don’t score AAA in the real thing or does it not matter that much?
I'm afraid I agree with snollama2030. The minimum grade requirements are just that - the minimum. I know there are cases of some applicants being accepted with lower grades but not in light of COVID especially at St Andrews with courses being heavily oversubscribed and people with A*A*A*A* being rejected.

Do you have any other options? Whats your alternative plans?
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I would like to study History at St. Andrews but I’m predicted AAB rather than the required AAA but my B is for geography whereas the As are for History and Politics. Will this already reject me if I don’t score AAA in the real thing or does it not matter that much?
Having said that, predicted grades don't instantly translate to deifinite. I was predicted DDE and I ended up with A*AA when I did mocks. Make sure to keep revising and focus on nailing exams for now, rather than posting on TSR. It's incredible that you already have an offer from St. Andrews, so buckle down, and best of luck!
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Having said that, predicted grades don't instantly translate to deifinite. I was predicted DDE and I ended up with A*AA when I did mocks. Make sure to keep revising and focus on nailing exams for now, rather than posting on TSR. It's incredible that you already have an offer from St. Andrews, so buckle down, and best of luck!
Oops misread this, predicted grades have no bearing for unis on actual outcomes. Unis only care about your final grades
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I would like to study History at St. Andrews but I’m predicted AAB rather than the required AAA but my B is for geography whereas the As are for History and Politics. Will this already reject me if I don’t score AAA in the real thing or does it not matter that much?
If you miss the grades required for your offer you should contact the uni first thing on results day to ask if they will still consider you as a near miss. They may do so, they may not - ultimately it's at their discretion whether they would accept you or not in that case. That said, as above predicted grades are not achieved grades so you can certainly do better than your predicted grades in the end anyway.
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