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    (Original post by kieran1502)
    I also much preferred the first 2 style of exams although it is to be expected that A2 is more difficult and you would be expected to write essays in order to get the high marks. I'm hoping to study psychology at uni, yourself?
    I suppose so. Paper 1 was the best one! And psychology for me, too
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    Wow. The days are dragging now

    The whole summer has gone so quick but I feel like every hours a day and every days a week!!!

    I'm so scared. I hate crying in front of people too.


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    (Original post by EatRainbows_x)
    Do you think unis have made their decisions by now? Or only just received our results?
    Not sure really.. Depends how quickly their admissions people sort it out I guess
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    (Original post by ve_1995)
    English lit.
    Damn the Lit exam was hard, I'll be pleased with a B for that!
    Also took Music, English Lang, Music Tech, Physics and Critical Thinking. AAAEB I reckon for those =]
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Aah, I see! What play and director did you do?
    For the play, I studied Federico Garcia Lorca and in particular his play called 'La casa de Bernarda Alba'.

    For the director, we did Carlos Saura and his film 'Cria Cuervos'.

    We briefly looked at a couple of other texts by Lorca and films by Saura, but just very briefly. According to the AQA specifiation, there's no need to mention more than one piece by a playwright/director.
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    (Original post by sneha.vag)
    Why are the irrelevant?



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    If you're going to a university that requires an A* for entry, UCAS points are irrelevant.


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    (Original post by Lorem Ipsum)
    If you're going to a university that requires an A* for entry, UCAS points are irrelevant.


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    I had no idea about that

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    (Original post by JENG)
    does anyone else think that when the grade boundaries are released on Monday they will be able to tell from it if they got into their firm or not-------because I think I just might:confused::rolleyes:
    Nope. My place is dependent upon my economics score and essays are usually subjective so you can't really have a good estimate of your score. My friend tried that, thought he got close to 100ums for unit 2 and got a low B LOL.

    But I'll probably be able to tell whether or not I got my A* in chemistry.
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    (Original post by Buongiorno)
    For the play, I studied Federico Garcia Lorca and in particular his play called 'La casa de Bernarda Alba'.

    For the director, we did Carlos Saura and his film 'Cria Cuervos'.

    We briefly looked at a couple of other texts by Lorca and films by Saura, but just very briefly. According to the AQA specifiation, there's no need to mention more than one piece by a playwright/director.
    The house of Bernarda Alba :teeth:

    What is the exam like? English Lit GCSE?
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    Okay, I am confused. If unis get the results today, how comes some applicants' offers remain unconditional on results day?

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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    The house of Bernarda Alba :teeth:

    What is the exam like? English Lit GCSE?
    36,331 posts. Geesus.
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    (Original post by Aries1992)
    Wow. The days are dragging now

    The whole summer has gone so quick but I feel like every hours a day and every days a week!!!

    I'm so scared. I hate crying in front of people too.


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    I was sent home for crying in January, I know it can't get worse than them results because basically my results then halted my entry to Glasgow. But hey, thumbs up.
    Success or failure, either way I'll end up on the results night out!
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    (Original post by Unashamed Geek)
    I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're asking
    Did you do the As exams,
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    (Original post by sneha.vag)
    Okay, I am confused. If unis get the results today, how comes some applicants' offers remain unconditional on results day?

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    Conditional you mean? A bit of system time lag?
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    36,331 posts. Geesus.
    :iiam:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    The house of Bernarda Alba :teeth:

    What is the exam like? English Lit GCSE?
    So on AQA, the paper is 2.5 hours and includes listening, reading, translation and the essay. You are advised to spend an hour on the essay.

    Essay questions aren't as specific as say English lit GCSE, they are quite vague and generic because people can study different plays so the questions have to fit all the texts! Also, you can pre-prepare and memorise an introduction and a conclusion and it will work for pretty much any question.

    A typical question will ask you to consider the most important themes, symbols in the text or the question may be more open-ended and ask why you like the text or why the text was successful. When doing practice essays and mock exams it will soon become apparent that you can recycle a great deal of information in every essay...
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    (Original post by sneha.vag)
    I had no idea about that

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    An offer that asks for grades and not points eg AAA or even BBC will just want grades and so if you have an offer of BBB and get ABC you haven't met your offer and it'll be up to the uni to decide. Also if your offer is grades then offer things that you can get points for like an epq or musical grades don't count - they then can only help the uni decides to give you a slightly lower offer. :-) hope that helps x
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    Conditional you mean? A bit of system time lag?
    Yes, conditional- stupid typo. Then how comes some articles on the Internet that give advice on how to deal with such a situation say that you should call up the university and ask to speak to admissions tutor to ask if they will considered taking you in despite having missed your offer?

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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    Are you sure? My college was charging 30 pounds (or more for practical exams) per retake as well.
    The price varies from exam boards and from subjects (practicals are more) Some modules are more expensive than others I think...
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    Do applicants get a notification as to whether they succeeded in getting into their chosen university at midnight on 15th August, or is that just a myth?
 
 
 
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