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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    They do that? I guess they have all the funds to do so. I had to use a lot of effort persuade my college to just get a script my English paper last year
    Yep I think so. Wow that's a bit bad of ur college, surely if there's any doubt u should check. I should've remarked S2 last year really but didn't know how.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    They do that? I guess they have all the funds to do so. I had to use a lot of effort persuade my college to just get a script my English paper last year
    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    I heard a lot of private schools automatically send off for remarks in everything just because they nearly always improve more than go down. Apparently they are supposed to be getting a bit tougher on remarks from this year but hopefully they are still fair.
    I don't think this is the case - at least not over here. Because we're expected to pay for them ourselves (well my German teacher was really nice and took the money out of the department budget because she really likes me :lol: )

    Well, maybe they're more affordable over there. Here we pay about 40 pounds per remark. Wbu?
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    Yep I think so. Wow that's a bit bad of ur college, surely if there's any doubt u should check. I should've remarked S2 last year really but didn't know how.
    Yeah, they did get it in the end, and it was, let's say, worth the grade it got lol.

    We usually have to go to our exams offices, though some departments do some themselves
    (Original post by Student403)
    I don't think this is the case - at least not over here. Because we're expected to pay for them ourselves (well my German teacher was really nice and took the money out of the department budget because she really likes me :lol: )

    Well, maybe they're more affordable over there. Here we pay about 40 pounds per remark. Wbu?
    That's nice of her. I don't think my Lit teachers liked me from day one, when, during an icebreaking session, I said I love science! Lol

    I got this in my email last year, after results were released. The priority service is for A2s with uni places of course, and the bottom row was for those not waiting for unis or anything

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    If for example I got A*AA when my offer is A*A*A will I automatically be placed to my insurance? Or will Cambridge allow time for us to get a priority remark before releasing us
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)

    That's nice of her. I don't think my Lit teachers liked me from day one, when, during an icebreaking session, I said I love science! Lol

    I got this in my email last year, after results were released. The priority service is for A2s with uni places of course, and the bottom row was for those not waiting for unis or anything

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    Lol

    Ahh yeah fits in
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    (Original post by Poppycharlotte)
    If for example I got A*AA when my offer is A*A*A will I automatically be placed to my insurance? Or will Cambridge allow time for us to get a priority remark before releasing us
    Most likely yes but if the remark comes back before 31st you will be fine


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    (Original post by Student403)
    I don't think this is the case - at least not over here. Because we're expected to pay for them ourselves (well my German teacher was really nice and took the money out of the department budget because she really likes me :lol: )

    Well, maybe they're more affordable over there. Here we pay about 40 pounds per remark. Wbu?
    Yeah I think the cost is about the same for us. Id rather them not say the price cus it probably puts people off who would otherwise get a better grade.
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    You've never drank alcohol? I tried vodka and Guinness and it was disgusting, but I guess people drink alcohol to get drunk and not for taste lol.
    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    I tried some beer a week ago, I nearly threw up. I wanted to see how drunk I felt if I consumed half a glass, but I got nowhere near even half-a-thimble-full. I think if I ever try to get drunk, I'll need to put sugar cubes in my drinks... but then people might think I'm spiking someone else's drink... hmm...
    Lol, father suggested that I try a sip of beer from his glass. I nearly threw up. Never even wandering close to the thing again
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Sorry I don't get tags when I'm on the App...

    Many colleges are fine with gap years for Mathmophysicists. There's a pdf somewhere on the math dept site listing college attitudes to gap years (and lots of other stuff about applying for Maths).

    And no you don't need to be at school to apply. But keeping in touch with your school is a good idea because you will probably want to use them for your reference.

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    Linking's a pain in the arse from the app, so here you go: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergra...sionsguide.pdf



    Glad to hear that! Short girls are pretty anyway. :-)
    Lol, I've been looking for that one forever. Thenks
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    All right, thanks guys.

    Is anyone else thinking more and more about how they did on STEP as the day comes closer? :afraid:
    Yeah absolutely. Actually I have intermittent moments when I freak out and run around in circles with my hands in the air telling myself that Emma isn't taking me and my life is over, but I've been able to block it out for the most part
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    Peeps, I have a question: are remarks a thing for STEP also? Does it usually make any difference? How's it done?
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    Cambridge would be so bae if they let me in with A*AA

    Doubt they will tho
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Cambridge would be so bae if they let me in with A*AA

    Doubt they will tho
    Have u actually checked any of the papers ur worrying about? It'd be great to see u get full ums on those ones on results day
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    (Original post by krishdesai7)
    Peeps, I have a question: are remarks a thing for STEP also? Does it usually make any difference? How's it done?
    Yep you can appeal

    http://www.admissionstestingservice....tes-and-costs/
    http://www.admissionstestingservice....ers/step/faqs/
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    Have u actually checked any of the papers ur worrying about? It'd be great to see u get full ums on those ones on results day
    The papers I'm worried about aren't available yet
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    feelimg so stupid after practicing all step 1,2,3 and being super doubtful abt meetin offer :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    feelimg so stupid after practicing all step 1,2,3 and being super doubtful abt meetin offer :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

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    aren't we all
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    I heard a lot of private schools automatically send off for remarks in everything just because they nearly always improve more than go down. Apparently they are supposed to be getting a bit tougher on remarks from this year but hopefully they are still fair.
    Yes they do tend to go up. All of mine either remained the same or increased. I hardly ever hear stories of marks/grades decreasing with remarks. The only way is up it would seem
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    (Original post by MaxReid)
    Yes they do tend to go up. All of mine either remained the same or increased. I hardly ever hear stories of marks/grades decreasing with remarks. The only way is up it would seem
    My Unit 2 physics AS and S1 went down after remarks lol.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    My Unit 2 physics AS and S1 went down after remarks lol.


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    It would appear that all is not what it seems. I'd like to know the % of remarks that go down actually.
 
 
 
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