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  • View Poll Results: What grades are you expecting on results day?
    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 Medic_12345)
    From Christ's College
    Ayyyyy downing here
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    (Original post by Pinocchiolewis)
    That sucks :/ From looking at unofficial mark schemes I think I've got around 50-55 so I don't think an A* is possible unless the grade boundaries are insanely low ahaha
    let's just hope we both get into university.. that's all i really care about anymore.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Doesn't really help that Cambridge is bloody gorgeous does it?

    I follow a twitter account that posts pics of the different colleges etc and I see them every time I scroll down my feed

    It's like torture ;_;
    Exactly! 😩 I stayed at Christ's for a week last summer and just fell in love with the place, will be proper gutted if I don't make it


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    (Original post by lfcrules)
    Ayyyyy downing here
    Awesome, for medicine too?


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    Did someone say earlier that mark schemes have been released? Has anyone got the ocr a2 biology ones by any chance
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    (Original post by LPauling)
    Any Durham hopefuls here?
    yh for PPE
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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    Exactly! 😩 I stayed at Christ's for a week last summer and just fell in love with the place, will be proper gutted if I don't make it


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    I will be too if I don't make it :cry2:

    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I will be too if I don't make it :cry2:

    Best of luck!
    Good luck to you too!! God willing we both make it!
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    (Original post by Alexa17)
    I'm in the same position! I only got 3 offers (applied for a very competitive course), and they all required the same grades. The 2 uni's I got rejected from had lower grades and one of them would have been my insurance. It puts so much pressure on for next week.
    (( what course/unis may I ask? It's awful isn't it... if one was lower I would feel so much better but for me it's just making it worse.

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    Applying for Imperial College Maths, my offer is one grade higher than the standard offer as my MAT grade (51) was kinda low for Imperial. My offer is A*A*A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. I did Maths last year, and got an A*, this year I've done Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I think I've made my offer but not completely sure. My Further Maths is definitely an A* as I checked my answers with friends and tsr. I can't tell how well I did on one of the physics exams so kinda worried about that but the other two parts should be close to full ums. I think my chemistry will be on the A/A* boundary. Although they have asked for an A* in physics, if I got an A* in Chemistry and missed out by a couple of marks in Physics, would they still let me in? Would I have to ring? Any opinions or help will be appreciated.
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    (Original post by notanooblol)
    Applying for Imperial College Maths, my offer is one grade higher than the standard offer as my MAT grade (51) was kinda low for Imperial. My offer is A*A*A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. I did Maths last year, and got an A*, this year I've done Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I think I've made my offer but not completely sure. My Further Maths is definitely an A* as I checked my answers with friends and tsr. I can't tell how well I did on one of the physics exams so kinda worried about that but the other two parts should be close to full ums. I think my chemistry will be on the A/A* boundary. Although they have asked for an A* in physics, if I got an A* in Chemistry and missed out by a couple of marks in Physics, would they still let me in? Would I have to ring? Any opinions or help will be appreciated.
    You could try ringing, but none of us can say for certain. It's worth bearing in mind, however, that they'll have had your results (not UMS marks though) for a few days before you'll have got them so they'll have had plenty of time to come to a decision.
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    You could try ringing, but none of us can say for certain. It's worth bearing in mind, however, that they'll have had your results (not UMS marks though) for a few days before you'll have got them so they'll have had plenty of time to come to a decision.
    Oh really, I didn't realise that, thank you. So if I got like 89 ums in physics and 95 ums in maths and further maths, would this change how they view my results. Does ums matter or is it just the grades? It would be awful to miss out by a couple of marks in physics.
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    (Original post by MessyEffy)
    For AS I did Plath and Hughes for the poetry section and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia for the play.

    For A2 I did Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience for the poetry and Shakespeare's King Lear and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex.

    I enjoyed A2 way more than AS because I think I understood the content way more, even though Arcadia is now one of my favourite dramas!

    What did you both study and how did you find it?
    I had The Kraken for poetry and then Capote's In Cold Blood and Diane Samuel's Kindertransport...can't say I enjoyed any of them!
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    Just out of curiosity...

    Is there anyway to start a course at one University from year one and then go to another to start the same course at year 2 ?

    Can it be done or is this just nonsense?
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    (Original post by the.chantele)
    Does anyone know anyone who has been accepted at uni for not having the entry requirement subject shown at their website? (just curious)
    Well I've not been accepted yet (fingers crossed) but was confused the other day when I refreshed myself with the stuff on my course and saw that the standard offer listed on their website had changed from A*AA to A*A*A. Not sure what that's about

    Edit: Just realised I completely missed the word "subject" when I read what you put, ignore me 😂
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    Can you all believe I turned down an unconditional offer from the University of Birmingham HAHAHAHA whose an idiot sandwich? I AM
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    (Original post by somevirtualguy)
    Well I've not been accepted yet (fingers crossed) but was confused the other day when I refreshed myself with the stuff on my course and saw that the standard offer listed on their website had changed from A*AA to A*A*A. Not sure what that's about
    That will be the university updating their entry requirements for 2017 applicants.
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    (Original post by hudamh)
    Can you all believe I turned down an unconditional offer from the University of Birmingham HAHAHAHA whose an idiot sandwich? I AM
    I feel the same about not firming an offer that would have been unconditional. But I suppose you must have had a reason for it - you preferred somewhere else? Life is about risk... :cry:
    Good luck for results day, if you got an unconditional from Birmingham I'm sure you are capable of great things. :yep:
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    I feel the same about not firming an offer that would have been unconditional. But I suppose you must have had a reason for it - you preferred somewhere else? Life is about risk... :cry:
    Good luck for results day, if you got an unconditional from Birmingham I'm sure you are capable of great things. :yep:
    Yeah, I firmed an offer from a more highly ranked university. It was cerainly risky and I still believe I made the right decision, although it's becoming increasingly difficult to accept that. Thank you for that, I'm sure you are too
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    (Original post by Joejj2183)
    Yeah, but 4B 15 markers were definitely a lot more harsh for me :s I dont remember exactly but regret not putting down the critiques of conservatives on feminism :/ but i did talk about liberal, third wave feminism and islam critiques on feminism, dont think i did particularly well on that question..
    I don't think I alluded to all of the ideologies explicitly in that question, if that makes sense? :lol: I used a conservative critique but didn't label it as conservative for some reason... Well, you included three critiques and I think that sounds great. :yep:
    Good luck for results day soon!
 
 
 
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