Posting for my Child
My Child has much lower predicted grades than she expects she will have (2A*A). So she did not apply to the top universities but will want to next year.
If she achieves the grades she expects to achieve and going by her current performance in school, it is very likely she will. Her school administrator, inexplicably, have been very opaque and did not adjust the predicted grades.
So what is better option for her.
a. Start in a University and then apply from there next year to top university. b. Take a Gap year and apply to top university next year.
I understand, financially, considerable downside is one year of wasted fee.
How do the universities where she plans to apply next year view this? What are the advantage / disadvantages, purely from point of view of these top universities?
PS: Imo, UK should do away with the predicted grades. It gives so much power to rough school administration.