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Are Unis more likely to give you an offer if grades achieved already?

Basically what the title says, are unis more likely to give you an offer with achieved grades or predicted grades?

For example lets say student A did their A levels last year and decided to reapply with A*AA, would they be more likely to be given an offer from a competitive uni than student B who is predicted A*AA? Do unis prefer already achieved grades?

If so does this mean you have a better chance into getting into your top choice university after you take your A Levels if they previously didn't give you an offer? Does having your A Level grades achieved already make you more competitive?
Original post by qwerty11123
Basically what the title says, are unis more likely to give you an offer with achieved grades or predicted grades?

For example lets say student A did their A levels last year and decided to reapply with A*AA, would they be more likely to be given an offer from a competitive uni than student B who is predicted A*AA? Do unis prefer already achieved grades?

If so does this mean you have a better chance into getting into your top choice university after you take your A Levels if they previously didn't give you an offer? Does having your A Level grades achieved already make you more competitive?

You're asking the wrong question.

If you have achieved your grades already then your offer would be unconditional, because your place at the uni wouldn't be pending any results.
If you have not achieved your grades, then your offer is conditional upon a certain set of results.
At some universities, they will be very lenient on results day if you miss these offer conditions. At others, they will not be lenient.

It's just a different ball game. One doesn't compete with the other, really.
As above, not necessarily. They might use the same scoring criteria regardless of whether you have achieved or predicted grades. Or may not have used predicted grades in their assessment the first time around at all.

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