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Realistic UCAS applications
If he hasn't yet applied to university, he should be advised to have one "safety net" choice as well as one "stretch" choice. Applications are so competitive that it is certainly wise to be realistic. Here's a link to our guide to applying, make sure to read through it all, there's plenty of useful stuff in there: