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    A*A*A* (A2 only)
    192
    5.80%
    A*A*A (A2 only)
    169
    5.11%
    A*AA (A2 only)
    285
    8.61%
    AAA
    360
    10.88%
    AAB
    468
    14.14%
    ABB
    407
    12.30%
    BBB
    180
    5.44%
    BBC
    204
    6.16%
    BCC
    167
    5.05%
    CCC
    58
    1.75%
    CCD
    135
    4.08%
    A*AB (A2 only)
    161
    4.86%
    A*BB (A2 only)
    47
    1.42%
    ABC
    195
    5.89%
    ACC
    49
    1.48%
    Other
    233
    7.04%

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    (Original post by somevirtualguy)
    The thing that really scares me is it's only 9 days until grade boundaries are released. I keep telling myself not to look at them but it's inevitable that I'll give in...
    I now feel really sick

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    This song will be my results day song:

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    Is there anyone else that would be 100% confident of getting good grades and securing their firm place if their grades were based soley on A2 exams?

    I feel like i did so sick. But every time i have hope, I remember why I aimed for A*s in my A2 exams in the first place. To balance out the averageness of my year 12 grades and scrape into uni if I'm lucky.

    In hindsight i should've done more retakes.
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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    I now feel really sick

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    Sorry! 😂
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I barely did any revision during exams :eek: the only way I can really revise is past papers because mind maps, re-reading notes and stuff don't work for me... Only past papers and teaching others and there aren't any past papers in uni :bawling: at least we have January exams again...
    Some universities have past papers available - mine did :yes: - or you can speak to second and third years about what came up in their exams.

    Plus if you turn up to the "revision" lectures at the end of each semester then it'll be clear which topics are going to be in the exam. Lecturers set the exam questions so they will always make sure they've covered the exam content properly in lectures to avoid claims of unfair marking/exams.
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    (Original post by somevirtualguy)
    Sorry! 😂
    It's okay

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    (Original post by PQ)
    Some universities have past papers available - mine did :yes: - or you can speak to second and third years about what came up in their exams.

    Plus if you turn up to the "revision" lectures at the end of each semester then it'll be clear which topics are going to be in the exam. Lecturers set the exam questions so they will always make sure they've covered the exam content properly in lectures to avoid claims of unfair marking/exams.
    My firm has just restructured its degree so whilst some topics will be similar quite a flaw won't. I've also been told that some lecturers/unis like to shake up the exams (e.g do a 2h exam one year on everything and the next do 3 45min ones on specific parts of the module) so I'm not sure if that will help too much.

    And I plan on showing up to every single lecture, seminar ect. So will bare that in mind, thanks

    Btw, you work at a uni don't you? Are you a lecturer or something more behind the scenes?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Btw, you work at a uni don't you? Are you a lecturer or something more behind the scenes?
    Something more behind the scenes :yes:

    I don't have the single mindedness or enthusiasm for a single subject to get through a PhD
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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    Is there anyone else that would be 100% confident of getting good grades and securing their firm place if their grades were based soley on A2 exams?
    Yes, pretty certain I've got 4 A*s.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Something more behind the scenes :yes:

    I don't have the single mindedness or enthusiasm for a single subject to get through a PhD
    Ahhhh, I was just curious

    I thought lecturers could lecture with just a masters degree though?
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    (Original post by QueenBee98)
    I'm glad to be finished with all of my subjects too tbh, but I did enjoy them It is quite a good idea Ah the university is lovely! It doesn't surprise me though, it's quite a small university, so it's a lot more homely Thank you! But I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in year Six anyhoo, and my choice of career hasn't changed since then :dancing2:
    I guess primary schools arent as bad as secondary, students are more appreciative at least so that's a positive.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Ahhhh, I was just curious

    I thought lecturers could lecture with just a masters degree though?
    The entry level for most academic posts is as a post-doc

    It's possible to get in via other routes (especially for more practical subjects) but the traditional route is via a PhD.
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    This wait is starting to p,iss me off more than make me anxious, anyone else?
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    does anyone know if unis (2016 application) will be looking at the AS exams we sat this year? some schools aka mine chose mostly not to sit them, however I know many did, even for linear qualifications where the 'AS' technically doesn't even exist. I sat exams for 2 subjects, one of these was in fact linear, do you think I will have to declare this one, but not the other subject ?
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    (Original post by espicton98)
    does anyone know if unis (2016 application) will be looking at the AS exams we sat this year? some schools aka mine chose mostly not to sit them, however I know many did, even for linear qualifications where the 'AS' technically doesn't even exist. I sat exams for 2 subjects, one of these was in fact linear, do you think I will have to declare this one, but not the other subject ?
    Referees have been asked to explain the qualifications offered within a school/sixth form and what has been used to predict final A level grades where AS grades weren't available

    See https://www.ucas.com/advisers/guides...qualifications

    All certified qualifications MUST be declared - if your results slip shows an overall AS grade then your grade is certified and you have to declare it (if it doesn't show an AS grade then it isn't certified and you must NOT declare it)
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    (Original post by PQ)
    The entry level for most academic posts is as a post-doc

    It's possible to get in via other routes (especially for more practical subjects) but the traditional route is via a PhD.
    Ahh okay, my aim is Ph.D anyway I just wasn't sure as I recall seeing a lot of faculty lists with people just having masters being called professor I think so I assumed that masters students could start lecturing from then.
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    My CIE AS results are released the 11th... im scared
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Ahh okay, my aim is Ph.D anyway I just wasn't sure as I recall seeing a lot of faculty lists with people just having masters being called professor I think so I assumed that masters students could start lecturing from then.
    It does vary - and some universities use PhD students to teach. And of course in the past things weren't so competitive.

    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/ is worth a watch if you're thinking about academia as a career - having a look at the number and sort of vacancies available and what they ask for (and what they pay!) can help you get an idea where the demand lies in your subject (https://www.findaphd.com/ is the same sort of thing but for funded PhD places....)
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    (Original post by PQ)
    It does vary - and some universities use PhD students to teach. And of course in the past things weren't so competitive.

    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/ is worth a watch if you're thinking about academia as a career - having a look at the number and sort of vacancies available and what they ask for (and what they pay!) can help you get an idea where the demand lies in your subject (https://www.findaphd.com/ is the same sort of thing but for funded PhD places....)
    I was never sure about find a PhD or the UCAS PhD searcher because both only seen to list unis who pay to get on there and courses which pay to get on there too. Maybe I'm just missing them but I can never seem to find even course on the list.
    But I'll give the first website a look, even thought it's some thing like 7-8 years before I need to start looking at that:lol:
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I was never sure about find a PhD or the UCAS PhD searcher because both only seen to list unis who pay to get on there and courses which pay to get on there too. Maybe I'm just missing them but I can never seem to find even course on the list.
    But I'll give the first website a look, even thought it's some thing like 7-8 years before I need to start looking at that:lol:
    Find a PhD is the cheapest site to advertise funded PhDs on - so it generally has the longest list (Returnmigrant does an excellent job of highlighting some of the best options here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0#post66796420 ).

    Jobs.ac.uk has PhDs on it too - but costs a lot more to advertise on so an advert on there either means a very well funded department with a big budget for recruitment, a department is advertising a bunch of funded places OR a department has the funding but noone suitable has applied and so they're trying everything to find someone....so again it's quite a useful thing to check into/subscribe to a monthly update to get a feel for where there is demand for students/academics )
 
 
 
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