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    (Original post by pecora)
    Dear friends, I have some questions. Sorry if I am being repetitive but it seems easier to post my queries in bulk here.

    1) Our results are out at 9AM (?) UK time on the 18th but our colleges have them 2 days prior. How likely is it that the college will tell me my results before the 18th?
    2) UCAS Track. Does it also update at the exact same time? If I see that my firm choice has rejected me, is there any point phoning the university? If both reject me, can I still phone my insurance choice?
    3) Clearing. Is it really as hectic as it sounds? I mean, it starts sometime in the afternoon and then you're supposed to just phone the universities like crazy? Can you also phone those not on the clearing list to find out if they'd have an extra spot?
    4) Is it sensible to not look at my results/Track and just wait for my uni's welcome email? When do those arrive?
    1) No, they get them 3-5 days earlier (think it's five) and UCAS results are 8AM and we can get A-levels from 6AM.

    2) only phone if you are getting a priority remark. Other than that there is no point as they won't reconsider.

    3) DO NOT phone unis which are not on clearing lists, it's a waste of time and you'll be turned down. And clearing starts at 12.

    4) some unis don't send said e-mails and others won't send them for up to 2 weeks. Not looking is stupid.
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    (Original post by pecora)
    Dear friends, I have some questions. Sorry if I am being repetitive but it seems easier to post my queries in bulk here.

    1) Our results are out at 9AM (?) UK time on the 18th but our colleges have them 2 days prior. How likely is it that the college will tell me my results before the 18th?
    Your College/Sixth Form will have your results a day before you get them or so. It's unlikely they'll tell you your results beforehand, but it's not really unheard of.**

    2) UCAS Track. Does it also update at the exact same time? If I see that my firm choice has rejected me, is there any point phoning the university? If both reject me, can I still phone my insurance choice?
    Usually there isn't much point tbh, but you can if you really really want to. Universities will have had your results for about a week or so prior to you receiving them so they already will have had time to look at your application. I'd suggest it'd be better to look into clearing instead.

    3) Clearing. Is it really as hectic as it sounds? I mean, it starts sometime in the afternoon and then you're supposed to just phone the universities like crazy? Can you also phone those not on the clearing list to find out if they'd have an extra spot?
    Clearing places should be up, so I'd just focus energy on looking at those. I have no idea how hectic it is but make sure not to make a rash decision.

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    4) Is it sensible to not look at my results/Track and just wait for my uni's welcome email? When do those arrive?
    Definitely not - not all Uni's will send welcome emails (mine didn't) and if you have missed your offer, you won't know and will likely miss clearing too. *
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    (Original post by pecora)
    Dear friends, I have some questions. Sorry if I am being repetitive but it seems easier to post my queries in bulk here.

    1) Our results are out at 9AM (?) UK time on the 18th but our colleges have them 2 days prior. How likely is it that the college will tell me my results before the 18th?
    2) UCAS Track. Does it also update at the exact same time? If I see that my firm choice has rejected me, is there any point phoning the university? If both reject me, can I still phone my insurance choice?
    3) Clearing. Is it really as hectic as it sounds? I mean, it starts sometime in the afternoon and then you're supposed to just phone the universities like crazy? Can you also phone those not on the clearing list to find out if they'd have an extra spot?
    4) Is it sensible to not look at my results/Track and just wait for my uni's welcome email? When do those arrive?
    1) no chance
    2) it updates between 7.20am and 8am on the 18th usually, so keep checking from 7. If your firm has rejected you and your grades aren't far off then it is worth ringing them in my opinion.
    3) yes clearing is pretty hectic because so many people use the service, I wouldnt bother with those not on the clearing lists as they will not have any spaces, if they did they would be made availible in clearing. Just be prepared with numbers before results day just in case and know what you would want to do if the worst happens.
    4) not every uni sends out a welcome email/text, you really are better just looking at track and your results.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    1) No, they get them 3-5 days earlier (think it's five) and UCAS results are 8AM and we can get A-levels from 6AM.

    2) only phone if you are getting a priority remark. Other than that there is no point as they won't reconsider.

    3) DO NOT phone unis which are not on clearing lists, it's a waste of time and you'll be turned down. And clearing starts at 12.

    4) some unis don't send said e-mails and others won't send them for up to 2 weeks. Not looking is stupid.
    Clearing starts when people have results and universities are answering the phones (so between 7:30-9am depending on the university).

    Applicants can only add a clearing choice on track at 3pm. It is expected that applicants will have 3-10 informal offers from universities at that point and will choose their favourite to make a formal application.
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    (Original post by HFancy1997)
    yes there are on each of the respective threads, sorry I dont know what pages specifically

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    Thanks, I'll have a rummage through them later
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Clearing starts when people have results and universities are answering the phones (so between 7:30-9am depending on the university).

    Applicants can only add a clearing choice on track at 3pm. It is expected that applicants will have 3-10 informal offers from universities at that point and will choose their favourite to make a formal application.
    Ahhh, okay that's interesting. Thanks I thought it was it all starts at 12 so everyone starts together so that's useful if I'm in that situation:lol:
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Clearing starts when people have results and universities are answering the phones (so between 7:30-9am depending on the university).

    Applicants can only add a clearing choice on track at 3pm. It is expected that applicants will have 3-10 informal offers from universities at that point and will choose their favourite to make a formal application.
    So the most sensible thing then is to look at results first? Not UCAS? And then prepare for clearing if my results are lower than I needed?

    And you're saying 3-10 offers, does that mean that I will definitely get accepted somewhere through clearing? That's a relief.

    Also, one more question. Both of my choices are Scottish so I only applied for the Scottish finance thing (I'm EU). What if I end up going to an English uni? Am I guaranteed to get the 9k loan?
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    How many subjects did you resit? Ikr I enjoy physics too but I skipped/didn't know how to answer so many questions! On the bright side my unit 2 resit from AS went pretty good this year, probs not enough to push my overall grade up much though. Ah that sounds good, so you hoping to transfer to medicine after first year? Exeter is great btw, I really liked it when I went there I'm sure they will, have you checked courses in clearing yet? I'm sure I saw a lot of medical sciences courses available!
    I was resitting 3 subjects. Me too! I skipped so many questions on my first exam and I know I pretty much failed it. The annoying thing is, I was so prepared for this one as well! My AS was a B, making an A seem impossible. Are you a resitter? Or just wondering in case you get less this year? I might but I'm not sure. I really like the medical sciences course and it looks so interesting, so I might even stick it out for four year instead!

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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Did anyone do edexcel politics here? :holmes:
    me unit 3c and 4c
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    (Original post by vik1234)
    me unit 3c and 4c
    guys the papers and mark schemes are on the front page check them out!
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    (Original post by EnterNamehereplz)
    guys the papers and mark schemes are on the front page check them out!
    Oh C R A P

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    How long does it take for Student Finance to process your application??? My friend told me 6 weeks ://
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    (Original post by EnterNamehereplz)
    guys the papers and mark schemes are on the front page check them out!
    They're not there

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    All 2016 Edexcel stuff is here
    http://paper-cut.weebly.com/mayjune-2016.html

    Open if you have the balls haha, I've read the 3c and 4c mark schemes and to be honest they were what I was expecting
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    (Original post by Pato1)
    All 2016 Edexcel stuff is here
    http://paper-cut.weebly.com/mayjune-2016.html

    Open if you have the balls haha, I've read the 3c and 4c mark schemes and to be honest they were what I was expecting
    How about aqa

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    (Original post by maggie43)
    They're not there

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    They're not there

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    (Original post by maggie43)
    How about aqa

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    Sorry I didn't mention it's edexcel only. I didn't know until yesterday so just typed it really quickly. Only edexcel is out but still share the news!
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    Two weeks.. I'm losing my appetite and my time of the month is getting more and more late...all because of this one day
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    (Original post by maggie43)
    How about aqa

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    You won't be getting AQA or OCR stuff any time soon. Apparently though they [exam boards] are releasing thousands of marked papers next year for schools to look at.
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    (Original post by MahuduElec)
    Damn that M3 really was horrendous huh. Glad I chose to do fp3 instead of m3 as my extra module. Feel really bad for people, like yourself, who depend on m3 for their overall grades. It's such bs imo that exam boards can pull this stuff off and get away with it.

    I need an A* in maths, so 90 avg in C3 and C4, and 15 ums in an applied (lol).

    Only need AA in f maths and physics, and thanks to my AS ums, in fm I just need to avg 200 ums over 3 of the 4 modules I took. And mid E's in my physics exams lol.

    Hey, at least FP4 was standard this year, from what I heard. Btw, any reason you didn't sit any stats or decision? Maybe you did S1/D1 at AS? But no A2?

    Also, pray to the aqa lords for a good grade boundary day!! Imagine C3 is like 70 for an A*, truly ****ed.

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    It really was. I know its so annoying, its like so annoying how they just mess with people's futures. Ah i see i need what i said before plus an A in german. ( i took maths, further maths and german)

    Yeah FP4 was standard, and i thought C4 and M2 were quite good/ok. M3, FP3, and C3 were the worst i've ever done by far. I would have done a decision or stats but my school just entered my class for the modules they have taught to A2 in previous years which were the FP modules and Mechanics 3. But personally i think those modules are harder than the decision and stats ones so wish i coud have done one of those. In AS i did FP1, S1 and D1 and got 255/300 UMS, and 240 UMS was an A. So this year i need 165 UMS for my B in further so need 165 ums over M3, FP4, FP3, so workd out i can get C, C, D and still get a B overall. But in just maths i need A A B in the papers to get an A overall but i think i may have a C in C3, due to how diabolical it was .

    lets just pray that the grade boundaries reflect it!! im sure if 9.5 thousand students complained, then the grade boundaries won't be too high
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    It really was. I know its so annoying, its like so annoying how they just mess with people's futures. Ah i see i need what i said before plus an A in german. ( i took maths, further maths and german)

    Yeah FP4 was standard, and i thought C4 and M2 were quite good/ok. M3, FP3, and C3 were the worst i've ever done by far. I would have done a decision or stats but my school just entered my class for the modules they have taught to A2 in previous years which were the FP modules and Mechanics 3. But personally i think those modules are harder than the decision and stats ones so wish i coud have done one of those. In AS i did FP1, S1 and D1 and got 255/300 UMS, and 240 UMS was an A. So this year i need 165 UMS for my B in further so need 165 ums over M3, FP4, FP3, so workd out i can get C, C, D and still get a B overall. But in just maths i need A A B in the papers to get an A overall but i think i may have a C in C3, due to how diabolical it was .

    lets just pray that the grade boundaries reflect it!! im sure if 9.5 thousand students complained, then the grade boundaries won't be too high
    Be sure to make your daily prayers to aqa for C3 boundaries, it sounds like your in the same boat as me, uni just depends really on C3:yes:

    It's finally hit me, I'm getting an uneasy stomach just thinking about checking track on the 18th 😭

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