Last edited by AlexKings; 13-03-2012 at 17:31.
I thought these were your final AS results, my bad, this is your first attempt at AS, you got June exams, jump from GCSE - A level would be difficult, you got another attempt in summer.
(Original post by AlexKings)
Hello, there I just received my AS results and I could not have performed any worse. I ended up getting BBCD after being predicted to achieve AAAA at the end of the AS year. I do AS Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. I got a B in chemistry and Maths and a C in Biology and a D in physics.
I feel as if I ruined my chances of going to top universities and I have performed well at GCSE getting 6A*'s and 5A's. My biology result is shocking as before the exam I was getting A's in the mocks and our school got bad results in Biology this Jan exam season as many bright students got E's and U's. I want to study biosciences at university and I will work hard to get those A's for my AS.
Do you think its possible and what do you think I should do?
This would affect only a bit since nearly everyone does resits..don't worry, work harder and you'll do well!
Last edited by Killerstorm2; 11-03-2012 at 14:50.
Reason: forgot these were Jan results
Well its not a disaster unless you want to go to oxford or cambridge who sometimes ask for first time module grades there's people in A2 who have resat AS exams this Jan and they received offers from Imperial , Nottingham , UCL, resit some this summer, for the exams your confident you did better in get a photocopy of your script , not the original as you may not be able to send it for a remark, get your teacher to mark your papers according to the mark scheme then take it from there whether to send them for remarks or not as sometimes grades could go down.
Last edited by Khat; 11-03-2012 at 11:40.
There're people that did a lot worse than you, most people are disappointed by janauary AS results because they weren't prepared for the gcse-AS jump. You just have to use it as a learning kerb and realsie you need to do more work (I was worse off than you last year and thought I couldn't possibly do anymore revision!)
I was going to say that if the C/D was in chemistry and maths, it would be good to retake them in the summer. This is because the second units build on them, but the biology unit are different (can't comment on phys). This means that you don't have to revise as much for maths/chem for a summer resit. BUT they're the subjects you got Bs in, so it's still possible to get an A* at the end of it without resits.
I'd redo physics, talk to your teacer whether they think you should do it this summer of next year. And carefully consider redoing bio. Revision for it will be harder when you're learning completely different topics and you don't want to spread yourself too thinly and end up doing worse on your other exams because you've had too much other revision to do.
And like it's been said, it's not a disaster unless you want to go to a uni that doesn't accept resits . . .
Not really, unis realise that these are usually the lowest grades people get, BUT if it means that your overal AS grade only ends up at a C which is entirely possible for OP for phys and maybe bio, teachers are going to be relectant to predict over a B, and OP will need A/A*s, especially for bio . . .
(Original post by iisjman07)
You're still in AS; these results means absolutely nothing.
Last edited by Clare~Bear; 11-03-2012 at 11:57.
Re-take the exams in the Summer.
That's what I'm doing for the exams I have failed.
Shouldn't hinder your uni application unless you apply to Cambridge, which is the only Uni that sees all AS module retakes you have done.
EDIT: Oh and although it may seem initially bad that so many people did badly, it is advantageous during our May/June exams, as a certain percentage of people across the country will have to recieve A (or B) grades by the end of the year for each module. This means far more good grades will have to be awarded in June for the exam boards to meet their quota set by the government.
Last edited by Death.; 11-03-2012 at 13:54.