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Reapplying if A-Level results are better than expected
It is not unusual to do what you describe and it is possible. If your daughter does not want to take up the place that she is committed to through UCAS she should ask to be released after A-Level results. Universities tend to agree to this as they do not want unhappy students.
This would enable her to start the process the following year. In UCAS, it is necessary to declare a previous application. However, if you daughter is re-applying with better than expected results, it is sufficient explanation to justify her re-application.