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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 S F)
    Is it true whichever uni we get into will email us at midnight on wednesday? So we know where we've got into before track tells us?
    No

    Universities are under embargo about decisions until 6am (with UCAS recommending waiting until 8am) on the 18th
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    (Original post by yoli1998)
    Hi! I got an email this morning from student room saying 'university of Herts has saved you a seat' and talking about clearing. Is this just a generic email everyone gets, or does this mean they have accepted me and given me a space at there university via clearing? And are they kind of indirectly telling me I didn't make the grades for my firm and insurance choices?
    I'm pretty sure it's just a generic email, but can anyone shed any light on this? thanks!


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    It's just spam
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    (Original post by nomophobia)
    Oooh, I do chemistry too! Which exam board and AS or A2?

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    OCR, and I did A2 but resat F321 AS (which I actually think I did okay on so there's that lol)
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    (Original post by MoonVirgo)
    The Edexcel ones are already here on the first post. Just scroll down a bit to where it says 'Exam Papers & Mark Schemes' in the subtitle.
    Which first post?
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    (Original post by Bijoux1801)
    Which first post?
    The first one. Just before the second.
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    (Original post by MessyEffy)
    OMG I literally bought my favourite pens from Tesco today! lmao they're colour papermate pens and I cannot revise or make nice notes without them haha. Staples sell them for nearly £10 but there's a huge sale on Tesco and I got it for £2.50!!

    Imagine I don't even get into Uni...

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOL


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    Oh my god this made me laugh! I'm just hyped as you are 😂😂

    and seriously big sale at tesco? Is that for all stationary because I'm in love with the stabilo and stadelar pens!!!! They're best for revision

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    (Original post by randoms132)
    Ya! Stationery shopping is what i live for, i love that crap so much :'
    And maybe check eBay!


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    Ahaha yeah me and my mother are totally in love with stationary shopping so we don't mind it!
    I heard Amazon is good as well but whsmith are doing up to 75% sale and it's not too bad, don't know where to buy stuff from yet!
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    (Original post by Lularose83)
    How is everyone feeling today?😊
    I'm starting to feel the results day blues now.... in a way I just want the day to hurry up so I can find out my AS grades. If they're good, great, I can prepare for Year 13 and celebrate with my family. Also I know that my grades will be good enough for uni offers

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    (Original post by bishbashbosh123)
    Ahaha yeah me and my mother are totally in love with stationary shopping so we don't mind it!
    I heard Amazon is good as well but whsmith are doing up to 75% sale and it's not too bad, don't know where to buy stuff from yet!
    yh also if u get a hsbc student account you can get a free £60 amazon gift card
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    I'm going from anxious to irritable - I really just wanna get my results now!! Lmao.
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    I'm going from anxious to irritable - I really just wanna get my results now!! Lmao.
    Mum thinks I'm hormonal which I am, but I'm feeling the results day blues now which makes it even worse!

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    (Original post by Sugar_1998)
    yh also if u get a hsbc student account you can get a free £60 amazon gift card
    No way?! That's sick oh my days. Is it still there as an offer? Do I have to ask them for it?!
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    I'm starting to panic even harder smh.
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    (Original post by bishbashbosh123)
    No way?! That's sick oh my days. Is it still there as an offer? Do I have to ask them for it?!
    yh i got my account the other week, its still open just need to set up an appointment
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    Santanders railcard is better imo
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    (Original post by SH0405)
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    2016 AS/A2 Results Day Thread
    GOOD LUCK! SH0405

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    days to go

    Having received my A2 results last year, I thought I'd make this thread (again). Below are some useful links (and people) to answer any questions you may have. If you think of something that might be useful, let me know. Good Luck!
    • Are you AS or A2?
    • What subjects are you taking?
    • To which university are you hoping to go?
    • To study which subject?
    • If applicable, what were your AS grades?
    • What grades are required for your desired degree?
    • What grades are you predicted?
    • How did your exams go?
    • How are you feeling about results day?
    • Anything else to add?
    FAQs
    [Credit to PQ]

    Results

    Have mark schemes been released?
    Some mark schemes may be available. Edexcel mark schemes can be found below.

    When do grade boundaries get released?
    There is no exact time for when grade boundaries are released. However, they are often released a day or so before results.

    When can I collect my results from school/college?
    That depends on the arrangements your school/college make - if you don't know the time then ring them up on Wednesday the 17th (there should be someone in that day) and ask.

    How do I collect my results online?
    Again, this depends on your exam boards and/or your school/college. If you don't know then ask them directly.

    When do unis get our results?
    UCAS get the results from the exam boards approximately a week before results day. They spend a day or two matching them to your applications and then send them on to universities either overnight Friday or Saturday. Universities then spend Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday MANUALLY comparing every offer to the results to decide whether applicants have met their offers or not (and if not whether they can be accepted with lower grades).

    Track on Results Day

    When will Track update?
    Track will go live between 6am and 8am on results day. UCAS are saying 8am - it might go live earlier. It WON'T go live at midnight. At that point EVERYONE will be able to see any decisions that their universities have sent to UCAS.Just because it's live doesn't mean it will update for everyone. About 100,000 people the year before last didn't get a clear answer from Track first thing on Results Day - they had to collect their results and then ring up their firm/insurance unit.

    My Track didn't change - is it worth hitting refresh until it does?
    NO - once Track goes live again it then gets re-frozen in that state (because UCAS need to handle everyone and their dog hitting refresh constantly). Track WILL NOT CHANGE between 6am and midday. Hitting refresh just slows things down for everyone else. Give yourself some good karma - get off Track and go and buy the Telegraph(just in case), get together your contact numbers for your unis, top your phone up with credit (and charge it) and get ready to collect your results from School.

    My Track didn't change! That means I failed!
    NO - Universities have to MANUALLY compare every set of results with the offer conditions - even if it's a simple YES or NO for every one of those that means a lot of data input to put in to their database to send through to UCAS.If Track hasn't changed then that means that either:
    a) You've met your offer and your uni knows that and hasn't got round to telling UCAS.
    b) You've met your offer and your uni doesn't know that because your results got muddled up so they're waiting to talk to you to check before telling UCAS.
    c) You've missed your offer but your uni wants you anyway but hasn't got round to telling UCAS.
    d) You've imssed your offer but your uni want to make you an offer for a similar but less full course and haven't got round to telling UCAS.
    e) You've missed your offer and your uni haven't decided yet whether they can take you or not - they might need to see how many Insurance people they have to take before they know they've got room first.
    f) You've missed your offer and your firm uni doesn't want you but hasn't got round to telling UCAS.In other words - if Track hasn't changed that doesn't give ANY indication as to whether your results are good or bad. In fact in some ways it's good - of those applicants who got a definite answer on results day last year...?....some of them got a definite rejection. Being in limbo for a couple of hours is a GOOD thing compared to that.

    My Firm place has confirmed me! That means I passed my A levels!
    NO - remember - these things are decided MANUALLY....someone somewhere sits down with a pile of UCAS forms and a list of results and ticks off results against offers. If your firm has confirmed you - well done! You're in! BUT don't go into School/College expecting to see a long line of A grades. Just as a lot of unis can be slow in sending decisions to UCAS, some unis are VERY quick and will not only confirm the people who met their offers but will have confirmed a whole BUNCH of people who missed their grades.

    Countdown

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    Guides to Results Day

    Click here (Overall Guide)
    Click here (Guide to Track)
    Click here (UCAS)

    Results Day Flowchart
    [credit to PQ]

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    Clearing/Adjustment

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    Performance Analysis

    Click here

    Marking Timeline

    Click here

    Exam Papers & Mark Schemes

    Click here (AQA) [Please note that mark schemes will not be available prior to results day.]
    [Credit to Absent Agent]

    Click here or here (Edexcel)
    [Credit to MoonVirgo]


    Helpful People*

    PQ, Carnationlilyrose, usycool1, Puddles the Monkey, Changing Skies, claireestelle, Nirgilis, Slowbro93


    *Well, they were helpful last year.
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    (Original post by Bijoux1801)
    Which first post?
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    (Original post by Sugar_1998)
    yh i got my account the other week, its still open just need to set up an appointment
    Oh okay thats great. thank you for letting me know! Hope results day will bring you success and good luck for uni
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    (Original post by bishbashbosh123)
    Oh okay thats great. thank you for letting me know! Hope results day will bring you success and good luck for uni
    thanks!!! and you too
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    preparing for impending doom
    but seriously, results day is always so disheartening for me. I work so hard and get As all year, but the pressure and panic attacks always make me perform so so poorly in real exams when I know I could do so much more:ashamed:
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    shout out to exams for being a poor method of testing academic abilities!
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    It'd be great if my school could tell us when we can collect our results, we're all assuming 9am since that's what it was for A2 last year but...no-one's said a word...
 
 
 
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