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    (Original post by Cyclohexane)
    Yes, universities will usually look at personal statement, AS grades, academic reference and predicted grades.
    Many teachers will have no problem with predicting you one grade better than your AS grade.

    i mean,BBB is a little unlikely as I'm expecting higher but basically i'm planning on applying to kings college london.So far I'm on my 3rd draft on my personal statement already and it's sharp apparently.I also have a lot of experience in working in a pharmacy as I've worked in two comm. pharmacies and a hospital whilst currently working in one right now with a qualification in being a counter assistant.It's a lot but i want to know if i can at least get an interview even though my grades might not meet the requirement
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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    ohhh that sucks :/ but u dont need a graphical calculator for chemistry?
    ahh well I hope youve done better! well last june i got a C, then i resat in january and got a high A but my final unit5 exam was a killer so i'm not sure if i've done enough for an overall A grade
    Yea you do. You have to use it when you're solving integrated rate equations, setting up and solving second order differential equations and interpolating Hess' law with reference to Avogadro's constant! What exam board are you doing!?!
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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    ohhh that sucks :/ but u dont need a graphical calculator for chemistry?
    ahh well I hope youve done better! well last june i got a C, then i resat in january and got a high A but my final unit5 exam was a killer so i'm not sure if i've done enough for an overall A grade
    i had one scientific calculator for the exam and it broke,so i used a standard, thoroughly basic calc which was a pocket one literally.Thankyou i'm hoping too - i'm awaiting F322 as well - desperately need an A in both at least ,what did you get on F322 ? ah i've heard - OCR like to make exams hard! Good luck though,I hope you get your A
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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    Ohhh i see. what does inr stand for?
    that's good of them, i expect its only a few that are given this?
    what do you mean who arent the exam type?
    Probably one every few years. They're geniuses; too smart for exams and a levels and find it boring, so they don't bother revising all this unnecessary crap.
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    (Original post by ve_1995)
    Nah because I want to go to a different city, since I've been living in Cambridge all my life. Also I doubt I would get into the university! haha. I'm hoping to go to York
    The first reason is quite a bad one Unless you'd apply to Oxford, but then you'd have to pay for accommodation.
    Fair enough with the second one though, and tbh, you never know, so you might get into Cambridge - then you save accommodation money(which I guess only applies if you're paying:cool:)
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    free cupcake if you get an A at A level, from Patisserie Valerie: http://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/...cake-2013.aspx

    good luck everyone!
    Mmm... tasty


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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    Ohhh i see. what does inr stand for?
    that's good of them, i expect its only a few that are given this?
    what do you mean who arent the exam type?
    You might be familiar with ikr then - I Know Right (I thought ikr sounds pretentious) - I'm implying Oxbridge also have exceptional students, given the standard of most applicants anyway...
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    (Original post by annadorts)
    Any Bristol firmers?
    Yeah, firmed for experimental psychology, what about you?
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    (Original post by venenecinema)
    Here, firmed law. Need AAA

    Same here but for maths, I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us!
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    (Original post by Sannn)
    Yeah, firmed for experimental psychology, what about you?

    Maths Hope all goes to plan on thursday!
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    (Original post by ve_1995)
    Haha yes, I wrote so much! We had a question on Frankenstein and a question on one of Yeats' poems (we'd studied 14 of his poems and in the exam there was a question on one of the 14, but you also had to make links to his other poems). What about you?
    Oh is that the search for identity thing? I had to do WW1 literature, we had Wilfred Owen like you had Yeats. How much did you get done? :L
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    (Original post by krishkmistry)
    i had one scientific calculator for the exam and it broke,so i used a standard, thoroughly basic calc which was a pocket one literally.Thankyou i'm hoping too - i'm awaiting F322 as well - desperately need an A in both at least ,what did you get on F322 ? ah i've heard - OCR like to make exams hard! Good luck though,I hope you get your A
    ohhh right that sucks :/ was the june paper a lot harder then?
    last june i got 110ums in f322 which was a B, about 3marks off an A. resat this june and hoping to get a high A
    you too, let me know how you do!
    PM me during october/whenever your gonna send ur ucas off if you want help with the kings interview/any others/personal statement help
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    free cupcake if you get an A at A level, from Patisserie Valerie: http://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/...cake-2013.aspx

    good luck everyone!
    Typical that the closest one to me's about 100 miles away. :lol: Not that I'm expecting any As.
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    (Original post by Tom_green_day)
    Oh is that the search for identity thing? I had to do WW1 literature, we had Wilfred Owen like you had Yeats. How much did you get done? :L
    What exam board is this?


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    (Original post by Tuya)
    The first reason is quite a bad one Unless you'd apply to Oxford, but then you'd have to pay for accommodation.
    Fair enough with the second one though, and tbh, you never know, so you might get into Cambridge - then you save accommodation money(which I guess only applies if you're paying:cool:)
    Haha I know, but I want to live away from home for a while And I just don't think I'll get the grades to go to Oxbridge anyway.
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    (Original post by annadorts)
    Same here but for maths, I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us!
    Hopeful Chemist here, need AAA!
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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    ohhh right that sucks :/ was the june paper a lot harder then?
    last june i got 110ums in f322 which was a B, about 3marks off an A. resat this june and hoping to get a high A
    you too, let me know how you do!
    PM me during october/whenever your gonna send ur ucas off if you want help with the kings interview/any others/personal statement help
    aw well my personal statement is sorted already ( i can send it you privately to have a read if you wish but thankyou so much and good luck to you! did you get an offer for kings btw ?
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    Grade boundaries are released in the next few days, fingers crossed they're really nice :argh:

    I am actually looking forward to looking at the grade boundaries for an exam I never took (Edexcel C3) The amount of complaints that exam got has got me interested in it :lol:
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    (Original post by Padouken)
    Yea you do. You have to use it when you're solving integrated rate equations, setting up and solving second order differential equations and interpolating Hess' law with reference to Avogadro's constant! What exam board are you doing!?!
    we never needed them, I had one cause I did maths but a lot of other students in my class had normal scientific ones and they were fine. all we used them for was multiplication+divison etc, nothing else OCR, what board are you?
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    Hopeful Chemist here, need AAA!
    Bristol?
 
 
 
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