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Predicted AAA- how to chose 5 unis

Hi guys , i have predicted AAA in my A level and am currently choosing 5 unis ( business management course) for 2023 entry. My choices at the moment are :
UCL (AAA)
Bath(AAA)
Manchester (AAA)
Durham(AAB)
Sheffield(AAB)
Just wondering if I should add a “ABB”uni as 5th choice to lower the risk ? Any suggestions? Many thanks !
(edited 1 year ago)
Reply 1
Original post by Ellenlpl
Hi guys , i have predicted AAA in my A level and am currently choosing 5 unis ( business management course) for 2023 entry. My choices at the moment are :
UCL (AAA)
Bath(AAA)
Manchester (AAA)
Durham(AAB)
Sheffield(AAB)
Just wondering if I should add a “AAB” uni as 5th choice to lower the risk ? Any suggestions? Many thanks !


My advice would be to use admissionreport to check the acceptance statistics for all of your choices, as I can imagine business management is pretty competitive, with (presumably) many people applying to the same course as you with higher grades, especially for UCL or Durham.
Original post by Ellenlpl
Hi guys , i have predicted AAA in my A level and am currently choosing 5 unis ( business management course) for 2023 entry. My choices at the moment are :
UCL (AAA)
Bath(AAA)
Manchester (AAA)
Durham(AAB)
Sheffield(AAB)
Just wondering if I should add a “AAB” uni as 5th choice to lower the risk ? Any suggestions? Many thanks !


those choices seem okay to me. maybe you could have 3 AAB choices or even 1 ABB choice just as a backup seeing as these ones are all very competitive.
Definitely add another ABB.
Original post by Ellenlpl
Hi guys , i have predicted AAA in my A level and am currently choosing 5 unis ( business management course) for 2023 entry. My choices at the moment are :
UCL (AAA)
Bath(AAA)
Manchester (AAA)
Durham(AAB)
Sheffield(AAB)
Just wondering if I should add a “AAB” uni as 5th choice to lower the risk ? Any suggestions? Many thanks !


You have 2 AAB unis already. Why would you need a third?
Reply 5
Original post by ageshallnot
You have 2 AAB unis already. Why would you need a third?

Sorry, my mistake. My meaning is adding a ‘ABB’ as a safe choice, apparently the unis and course I choose are quite competitive. So instead of 3 AAA+2 AAB, is it better to do 2AAA+2AAB+1ABB. I am thinking choose Reading uni as the ABB .
The first thing you should do is take an honest look at yourself, the level you are working at, and have a think about whether that AAA is what you'll probably get unless something goes horribly wrong or whether it's what you might get if all the stars align and the questions which come up are perfect for you.

If actually getting an A in any of your subjects is really optimistic, you're going to want a much lower requirement for your safe option than if you're really very unlikely not to get an A in any of them.
Original post by Ellenlpl
Sorry, my mistake. My meaning is adding a ‘ABB’ as a safe choice, apparently the unis and course I choose are quite competitive. So instead of 3 AAA+2 AAB, is it better to do 2AAA+2AAB+1ABB. I am thinking choose Reading uni as the ABB .


As above.

You could consider not submitting all your 5 choices at once. Save 1-2 until early new year when you might have had some responses and will have a better idea about your likely grades.
Original post by Ellenlpl
Sorry, my mistake. My meaning is adding a ‘ABB’ as a safe choice, apparently the unis and course I choose are quite competitive. So instead of 3 AAA+2 AAB, is it better to do 2AAA+2AAB+1ABB. I am thinking choose Reading uni as the ABB .


Hey @Ellenlpl!

Hope your studies and uni search is going well!
Keeping your options open is always a good idea, because you never know what might happen when exam time comes around, so it's good to know you have other options if you need them.

If you want to know anything more about what life is like at Reading as a student or anything about your course, or anything at all, please feel free to ask!
More information about the types of business courses we have available and our facilities and support can be found here.

Let me know if you have any questions at all and good luck with your applications!
Skye :smile:
3rd Year Speech and Language Therapy Student & Student Ambassador

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