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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Manchester, but I think if I get A*AA (and don't get accepted into Cambridge), I'm going to take a year out to try for a different uni, or a different course at Manchester. Not really sure though

    How about you?
    Warwick, which I would be really happy to go to, although the first year accommodation would probably not be that great as it's my insurance :P
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    So how has everyone's first rush of exams been?

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    So how has everyone's first rush of exams been?

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    Pretty good (except for GCSEs) but I still have one exam left that is Chemistry Unit 1 tomorrow so fingers crossed.


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    (Original post by Krollo)
    So how has everyone's first rush of exams been?

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    Don't know about all of those that are sitting them, but it's all making me nervous!
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    (Original post by Gregorius)
    Don't know about all of those that are sitting them, but it's all making me nervous!
    All of us are working very hard to meet that offer.


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    (Original post by Krollo)
    So how has everyone's first rush of exams been?

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    Sat FP3 and FP4, not the best but oh well
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    So how has everyone's first rush of exams been?

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    Exams not started yet

    It's nice that all of mine will be over in a matter of ten days, I think
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Sat FP3 and FP4, not the best but oh well
    I am sure it went fine .


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    I can't wait for exams to be over and my room and life to cease being a tip
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    Hey 2016 Offer Holders congratulations to you all! I just wanted to ask whether anyone knows how AS levels that were taken during GCSE years (not part of 4 main A levels) are looked at? especially in the case of below average UMS. do UMS scores for these ASs still need to be given?
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    Hey 2016 Offer Holders congratulations to you all! I just wanted to ask whether anyone knows how AS levels that were taken during GCSE years (not part of 4 main A levels) are looked at? especially in the case of below average UMS. do UMS scores for these ASs still need to be given?
    Everything needs to be given. Depends we need specifics on what course your looking at and what AS levels they are and the exact UMS marks.


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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    Hey 2016 Offer Holders congratulations to you all! I just wanted to ask whether anyone knows how AS levels that were taken during GCSE years (not part of 4 main A levels) are looked at? especially in the case of below average UMS. do UMS scores for these ASs still need to be given?
    Yes, all AS marks need to be declared, but for averages etc they only look at Best 3 anyway.

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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Everything needs to be given. Depends we need specifics on what course your looking at and what AS levels they are and the exact UMS marks.


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    I'm looking at Economics or maybe Maths.

    The AS subjects were Citizenship Studies, Science, and English

    UMS Breakdowns:

    Citizenship Studies: 178/200 (89%)
    Unit 1 - 58/80 (72.5%)
    Unit 2 - 120/120 (100%)

    English: 166/200 (83%)
    Unit 1 - 89/120 (74.2%)
    Unit 2 - 77/80 (96.3%)

    Science: 262/300 (87.3%)
    Unit 1 - 77/90 (85.6%)
    Unit 2 - 137/150 (91.3%)
    Unit 3 - 48/60 (80%)
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    I'm looking at Economics or maybe Maths.

    The AS subjects were Citizenship Studies, Science, and English

    UMS Breakdowns:

    Citizenship Studies: 178/200 (89%)
    Unit 1 - 58/80 (72.5%)
    Unit 2 - 120/120 (100%)

    English: 166/200 (83%)
    Unit 1 - 89/120 (74.2%)
    Unit 2 - 77/80 (96.3%)

    Science: 262/300 (87.3%)
    Unit 1 - 77/90 (85.6%)
    Unit 2 - 137/150 (91.3%)
    Unit 3 - 48/60 (80%)
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Yes, all AS marks need to be declared, but for averages etc they only look at Best 3 anyway.

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    But I will only have UMS in 2 subjects (Maths and FM) because reforms. Does this mean they will look at my best AS from year 11 as part of my 'best 3' even though it isn't one of my main 4 A-levels (and was sat against my will lol). bc technically i will have 5 ASs but 3 of them from GCSE years.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    They won't harm you in any shape or form.


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    What if they include them in my best 3 average? even if i got 100,100 in M,FM (the only ASs I'm doing this year bc reforms), then my best 3 average would still be max 96 which wouldn't really be representative. Or do u think they won't use them? but then how will they calculate averages with the reforms?
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    But I will only have UMS in 2 subjects (Maths and FM) because reforms. Does this mean they will look at my best AS from year 11 as part of my 'best 3' even though it isn't one of my main 4 A-levels (and was sat against my will lol). bc technically i will have 5 ASs but 3 of them from GCSE years.
    Even if they do, they literally do not care abot anything other then Maths. I got D in Chemistry AS and still got an offer. Focus on hard maths and getting 95+.


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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    What if they include them in my best 3 average? even if i got 100,100 in M,FM (the only ASs I'm doing this year bc reforms), then my best 3 average would still be max 96 which wouldn't really be representative. Or do u think they won't use them? but then how will they calculate averages with the reforms?
    I speculate that they won't bother calculating 3 subject averages, because so few students will have them, but that they will still be very interested in your AS Maths and Further Maths UMS and uninterested in your other AS's. If you get 100% Maths and Further Maths I think you are practically guaranteed an interview and very likely to get an offer unless you really mess up your interview (like you turn up drunk or don't know what the number 7 is).
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Even if they do, they literally do not care abot anything other then Maths. I got D in Chemistry AS and still got an offer. Focus on hard maths and getting 95+.


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    ok thats good to know. does this hold for economics as well as maths?
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    I speculate that they won't bother calculating 3 subject averages, because so few students will have them, but that they will still be very interested in your AS Maths and Further Maths UMS and uninterested in your other AS's. If you get 100% Maths and Further Maths I think you are practically guaranteed an interview and very likely to get an offer unless you mess up your interview.
    ok. btw i was talking hypothetically getting 100% i already know i haven't! (screwed up some stuff on S1 and C1!) but yeah. i wish they made this stuff clearer on their website.
 
 
 
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