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    Hey, pretty much like the title says just wanted to know what everyone wants as results and what results ppl expect.
    I personally have had enough of waiting for thursday and i think gcse results should be available online...

    Your opinion?
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    I think GCSE results should be available online too, so much easier and less stressful.
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    (Original post by GLOB)
    I think GCSE results should be available online too, so much easier and less stressful.
    tell me about it, + im abroad on results day so im gonna have to wait for my bro to call me n tell me...

    2013 law?
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    (Original post by N_young)
    tell me about it, + im abroad on results day so im gonna have to wait for my bro to call me n tell me...

    2013 law?
    :yep: I'm a wannabe lawyer, what are you hoping to do at university?
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    I've been doing some of my GCSE's in Year 10, so I can talk about specifics here.
    I was hoping for A's for Science, History and RE before the exam, and I was hoping for an B in my English Lit exam.
    But when the exams arrived, my sciences were still strong, but the exams alot harder then the Mocks, and History and RE were long exams and my energy burnt out quickly.

    So now, I'll be blessed if I get an A for Science, B's for History & English, and RE, well I'd be relieved, yet dissapointed with a C!

    Overall, I think B's and above are good grades.

    Obviously, it didn't go exactly as planned, but you never know. Next year, I'll work 10X harder.

    The wait is annoying me too. I'd rather see it on a computer screen instead of waiting for the paper in a queue of all my friends.
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    C But I think it varies for everyone
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    (Original post by GLOB)
    :yep: I'm a wannabe lawyer, what are you hoping to do at university?
    Good luck with that im hoping economics with maths at LSE

    (Original post by AmyAintDead)
    I've been doing some of my GCSE's in Year 10, so I can talk about specifics here.
    I was hoping for A's for Science, History and RE before the exam, and I was hoping for an B in my English Lit exam.
    But when the exams arrived, my sciences were still strong, but the exams alot harder then the Mocks, and History and RE were long exams and my energy burnt out quickly.

    So now, I'll be blessed if I get an A for Science, B's for History & English, and RE, well I'd be relieved, yet dissapointed with a C!

    Overall, I think B's and above are good grades.

    Obviously, it didn't go exactly as planned, but you never know. Next year, I'll work 10X harder.

    The wait is annoying me too. I'd rather see it on a computer screen instead of waiting for the paper in a queue of all my friends.
    Well i did a few GCSEs early aswell, erm, French in Year 7 got an A* (no im not french) then arabic in year 10 (got an A) n i want to see following grades:
    Maths A*
    English + english lit AA
    Science (double) A* A*
    History A*
    Electornics A*
    ICT A/A*
    N i also did an Additional maths course that counts like half an A level and hoping for an A in that
    Pretty much i wanna see a sheet with no Bs on it
    As for the waiting its just a PAIN
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    (Original post by N_young)
    Good luck with that im hoping economics with maths at LSE



    Well i did a few GCSEs early aswell, erm, French in Year 7 got an A* (no im not french) then arabic in year 10 (got an A) n i want to see following grades:
    Maths A*
    English + english lit AA
    Science (double) A* A*
    History A*
    Electornics A*
    ICT A/A*
    N i also did an Additional maths course that counts like half an A level and hoping for an A in that
    Pretty much i wanna see a sheet with no Bs on it
    As for the waiting its just a PAIN
    Economics at LSE is seriously competitive so good luck, but you're predicted really good GCSEs so you should be in with a chance :borat:
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    Im hoping for atleast all B's, why can't it be thursday already, its like torture!
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    well im in year 10, going into year 11, i really want A*'s in maths and additional science as those are my strongest subjects and at least B's in everything else. excluding thursday we have just 2 more days of waiting.
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    (Original post by N_young)
    Good luck with that im hoping economics with maths at LSE



    Well i did a few GCSEs early aswell, erm, French in Year 7 got an A* (no im not french) then arabic in year 10 (got an A) n i want to see following grades:
    Maths A*
    English + english lit AA
    Science (double) A* A*
    History A*
    Electornics A*
    ICT A/A*
    N i also did an Additional maths course that counts like half an A level and hoping for an A in that
    Pretty much i wanna see a sheet with no Bs on it
    As for the waiting its just a PAIN
    wow how did you get an A* in french in year 7? did you study it before year 7?
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    (Original post by GLOB)
    Economics at LSE is seriously competitive so good luck, but you're predicted really good GCSEs so you should be in with a chance :borat:
    Well they say aim for the stars shoot for the moon, and thanks ima try, its like a little dream thingy so if it works out yay ima have to splash out between £27k and £36k atleast, if it doesnt i might save money

    (Original post by D4rth)
    Im hoping for atleast all B's, why can't it be thursday already, its like torture!
    It is torture, its annoying waking up in the morning n not knowing what day it is cause u really hope its thrusday but it turns out to be friken TUESDAY... but 2 more days wont kill me, ima just get a beer and relax

    (Original post by izzaha)
    wow how did you get an A* in french in year 7? did you study it before year 7?
    Cause im clever just like that :P actually i was in a French Private school so yh x
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    It's completely subjective.

    One person might be happy with enough passes to get them back into school to do A-levels. Personally, I got 9 A*s and 2 As and was slightly disappointed about the 2 As. I know my GCSEs are fantastic, but I still had that wee bit of disappointment.

    Everyone is different
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    I was in year 9 for this just completed academic year so I only did one exam which was a maths gcse on statistics. I think got about a B or A. Hopefully .
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    I really wouldnt worry about gcse's tooo much, there not a good indicator of ability...

    Unless you want to go to oxbridge, a handful of A's, B's and C's should be fine

    I had no A*, was very lazy scraped an A in maths, but now have A*A in maths, further maths at A level, aswell as a B in phyeics when i got a B in gcse physics.

    So as long as you do enough to get onto the a level courses you want, i wouldnt worry too much
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    (Original post by tbag1)
    It's completely subjective.

    One person might be happy with enough passes to get them back into school to do A-levels. Personally, I got 9 A*s and 2 As and was slightly disappointed about the 2 As. I know my GCSEs are fantastic, but I still had that wee bit of disappointment.

    Everyone is different
    Additional Maths isnt a GCSE its a free standing OCR qualification (equal to half an A-level) and an A grade is really good in that, + english sucks so thats kl with an A. Nice one with the A* in all honesty id be disappointed to get any Bs and the more A*s i get the happier i will be
    agree on the subjective bit, good luck with A2 btw
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    The people who get a mix of A's and B's (or higher) are usually the people who go on to excel in their AS levels and A levels
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    (Original post by N_young)
    Additional Maths isnt a GCSE its a free standing OCR qualification (equal to half an A-level) and an A grade is really good in that, + english sucks so thats kl with an A. Nice one with the A* in all honesty id be disappointed to get any Bs and the more A*s i get the happier i will be
    agree on the subjective bit, good luck with A2 btw
    It's a GCSE with CCEA, but I would agree that it's pretty much AS maths, and yeah, I also agree that English sucks :P

    Thanks very much! All the best to you on thursday!
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    (Original post by mashman9)
    I really wouldnt worry about gcse's tooo much, there not a good indicator of ability...

    Unless you want to go to oxbridge, a handful of A's, B's and C's should be fine

    I had no A*, was very lazy scraped an A in maths, but now have A*A in maths, further maths at A level, aswell as a B in phyeics when i got a B in gcse physics.

    So as long as you do enough to get onto the a level courses you want, i wouldnt worry too much
    Maybe ur GCSEs made you realize that sitting back n being lazy isnt the best idea so u started working hard n got good grades on A level


    (Original post by rachaelizabeth)
    The people who get a mix of A's and B's (or higher) are usually the people who go on to excel in their AS levels and A levels
    Id agree on that
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    (Original post by tbag1)
    It's a GCSE with CCEA, but I would agree that it's pretty much AS maths, and yeah, I also agree that English sucks :P

    Thanks very much! All the best to you on thursday!
    Me being an over-confident git, took ICT and English Lang early, n because of missing c.w. n such got 2Bs, so had to resit so hopefully it will work out well. Btw if i may ask, what you hoping to become in the future?

    (English really does suck... Mainly Lit. Carole Ann Duffy etc... i just remember burning my anthology )

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