Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by keromedic)
    90% based on 11 right? What if you've done 20+?
    Just 90%. Be that 10, 11, 13, 8 - whatever (within reason, obviously). Who's seriously going to have done 20 GCSEs and got 19 A*s?
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Reporter Team
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    Just 90%. Be that 10, 11, 13, 8 - whatever (within reason, obviously). Who's seriously going to have done 20 GCSEs and got 19 A*s?
    Yea, what Usy says makes sense. 11*s and 9As is reasonable, for example, imo esp if the A*s are in 'hard' subjects.
    (Original post by usycool1)
    From what I have heard, they are actually placing a bit more emphasis on raw number of A*s too this year and not just percentage. :yep:



    For a start, they're traditional rather than PBL. There are also good research opportunities too, and the place in general looks like quite a nice place.

    I'm not going to apply with high hopes though...just being told that I should consider has made me happy enough tbh! But you never know, there is a chance so I'm gonna give it a go.
    Good luck
    How do you feel about the integrated approach? That's good then. I didn't particularly like Oxford, although...I was quite biased!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Damn my GCSEs :rofl:

    50% A*, although by context, apparently only 13% got the full A*-C including Maths and English or something...

    We were the worst year group in 5 years!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Fas)
    He had virtually no support from within his own party , alienated people with his high level of intelligence.

    However his organisation and command of the Red Army during the Civil War was phenomenally good , hence you could argue he is a war leader but not the leader of a country.
    We did about th revoultion period for my GCSE, and the History lot are doing it for thier coursewrok too! From what I remember he was just as arogant as much of the rest, but yes was great with the troops, and should take nearly all the credit for winning the civil war. He stod a good chAne as most for taking over from Lenin. But he like everyon else underest Stalin...
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Reporter Team
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Damn my GCSEs :rofl:

    50% A*, although by context, apparently only 13% got the full A*-C including Maths and English or something...

    We were the worst year group in 5 years!
    Wow! You've done amazingly well in comparison. My current sixth form had a 100% AS pass rate in 36 subjects last year . I just had assembly and the assistant principal kept saying "well done" in his humorous accent.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Community Assistant
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Do you lot get target grades set by your teachers as well as predicted grades, or did my english teacher get mixed up?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    19
    (Original post by keromedic)
    Yea, what Usy says makes sense. 11*s and 9As is reasonable, for example, imo esp if the A*s are in 'hard' subjects.

    Good luck
    How do you feel about the integrated approach? That's good then. I didn't particularly like Oxford, although...I was quite biased!
    Thanks!

    I quite like the integrated approach too, hence why I'm thinking of Birmingham. Fair enough!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Reporter Team
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lucy96)
    Do you lot get target grades set by your teachers as well as predicted grades, or did my english teacher get mixed up?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    My college target grades are based on my poor GCSEs and are B/C for each subject. I also have separate predicted grades which are A*AAB.
    (Original post by usycool1)
    Thanks!

    I quite like the integrated approach too, hence why I'm thinking of Birmingham. Fair enough!
    Nice . Are you not fully committed to five yet? o.O Are you going to actually submit on the 15th?
    • TSR Support Team
    • Community Assistant
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by keromedic)
    My college target grades are based on my poor GCSEs and are B/C for each subject. I also have separate predicted grades which are A*AAB.
    Nice . Are you not fully committed to five yet? o.O Are you going to actually submit on the 15th?
    Oh I see! Those are great predicted grades So if my teacher set the target herself and told me to aim for it, do you think she meant predicted instead? Because my target grades last year were based off my GCSEs too, and so the teachers didn't set them, it was a system

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    19
    (Original post by keromedic)
    Nice . Are you not fully committed to five yet? o.O Are you going to actually submit on the 15th?


    As in, to five uni's? I'm fairly sure I want to apply to Oxford, Imperial and Birmingham. It's just the fourth one that's confusing me a little...I have my UKCAT next Saturday so I'll decide on the fourth after seeing how that goes (although it won't be another BMAT uni for definite). Regarding a fifth...my PS is very heavily based on medicine and I have lots of other work, so I may not go for a fifth but we'll see... I may email Durham or somewhere and ask if they can accept a different PS for maths or something

    I also need to try to convince my chemistry/biology teachers to predict me A*s now...I've convinced my biology one (I think) so hopefully my chemistry one should be fine with it once I ask... :crossedf:
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    I got an A in my first Geography essay :cool: happy because we haven't really learnt anything

    (Human Geography)
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lucy96)
    Do you lot get target grades set by your teachers as well as predicted grades, or did my english teacher get mixed up?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I think target grades are set at the start of yr 12 based on what you got at GCSE whereas predicted grades are set at the start of yr 13 based on your AS results.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    A* A* A predictions, pretty pleased with them


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    A* A* A predictions, pretty pleased with them


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Sweet! I'm hoping for the exact same predictions (What are the A*s in btw? )

    Mine are in M & FM (I hope)
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I got an A in my first Geography essay :cool: happy because we haven't really learnt anything

    (Human Geography)
    Geography at uni hopeful?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Geography at uni hopeful?
    No :rofl:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blueray2)
    I used to read those comics with the tiger Amazing!
    I don't think I did really
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    A* A* A predictions, pretty pleased with them
    Nice one! You should have a good chance anywhere you try!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Nah I did it last year , but I'm going over some A2 stuff by myself
    oh right hahaha fair enough which modules did you do ?
    Online

    17
    ReputationRep:
    School are pushing me to get on with my UCAS now that I've told them I'll try for Cambridge. I think I'll be predicted A*A*A, but I need to get my teachers to look at my personal statement, and get my head around the UCAS form! Plus I'm still waiting on a photocopy of a paper for a possible remark. Stress.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.