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    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
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    ABB
    407
    12.30%
    BBB
    180
    5.44%
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    6.16%
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    CCD
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    A*AB (A2 only)
    161
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    A*BB (A2 only)
    47
    1.42%
    ABC
    195
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    (Original post by Pato1)
    Prepare for the scaremongering articles from Daily Mail and co about low grades, errors etc
    The BBC are already on it
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37026755
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    Any of you A-Level veterans want to give me tips and tricks for AS results day? I actually don't know what to do on that day etc
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    @PQ The conditions of my firm offer for MEng include an alternative, lower offer in the description (for BEng). Does that mean if I achieve lower I could be offered the BEng?
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    This article makes me feel much better, not

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    (Original post by duncant)
    @PQ The conditions of my firm offer for MEng include an alternative, lower offer in the description (for BEng). Does that mean if I achieve lower I could be offered the BEng?
    Yep

    Universities have the option to make you a Changed Course Offer on Track on results day.

    YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT IT - you get 7 (iirr) days to decide to either accept the changed course offer (and go to your firm - or your insurance if it's from your insurance and your firm have rejected you) or decline it. If you decline it then it's treated as if your university rejected you (so if the changed course offer came from your firm then you'd be passed on to your insurance, if the changes course offer came from your insurance then you're passed on to clearing).

    Some universities use this to fill up unpopular courses that are completely unrelated - although the MEng/BEng route it common as is offering foundation year entry where that's available.

    For any changed course offer it's a good idea to give yourself a day or two to think things through before accepting on Track (if you're edging towards declining then there's no benefit to waiting). Offers like this aren't always made with an applicants best interests in mind.
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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    This article makes me feel much better, not

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    What it means is not that grades are lower, but that they will be a reflection of the new a-levels.
    They always vary for new specs.
    They can be lower grade boundaries than last year, that is 'varied' but not worse.
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    (Original post by nwmyname)
    What it means is not that grades are lower, but that they will be a reflection of the new a-levels.
    They always vary for new specs.
    They can be lower grade boundaries than last year, that is 'varied' but not worse.
    Okay, that puts it in a better light now

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    For psychology I think the grade boundaries will be.
    PSYA1- A 53/54, B 49 C 42 D 37 (thought it was similar to 2013/2012 papers)
    PSYA2- A 55, B 50, C 45 , D 38
    PSYA3- A* 49 A 43 B 36
    PSYA4- A* 60, A 53, B 45 C 39 D 32

    For PSYA4 I think the grade boundaries will be lower than last year. Last years paper was a replacement and so they put easy questions in. This year I think that research methods was good as it contains mostly AS questions but not as easy as last years. However they repeated questions which may have lead people not being prepared.

    I've guessed.
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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    Okay, that puts it in a better light now

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    Haha no problem.
    If it helps you more, I'm definitely sure that this year the grade boundaries will be lower.
    It's always been lower. Considerably.
    Especially for linear A-levels they will be sh*t low as they aren't modular anymore.

    I think this scaremongering is too much tbh.
    I thought that about GCSEs and I loved my results. I exceeded them by far.
    It is too much these days.
    It's just a human thing to write negative stuff for personal satisfaction, so don't read too far into the articles.

    Half of the a-levels aren't even seriously taken by at least half of the people taking the exams as since they use it as a time-spender so because of them grade boundaries will be even lower.

    Have I relieved you of the stress?
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    Anyone here do edexcel maths this year, what are your grade boundary predictions?


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    (Original post by jayeshforce1)
    Any of you A-Level veterans want to give me tips and tricks for AS results day? I actually don't know what to do on that day etc
    What do you mean? Has someone at your sixth form let you know what time you're able to come in to collect your results?
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    (Original post by jayeshforce1)
    Any of you A-Level veterans want to give me tips and tricks for AS results day? I actually don't know what to do on that day etc
    For you guys i think there is a lot less pressure as these grades do not count toward your final grade. I think its really good actually as it gives you an indication of how much harder you need to work to get the grades you want without affecting your overall A level grade at the end of the two years. But good luck anyway!
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    (Original post by PQ)
    UCAS only get the CIE results today.

    The other exam boards send results through tomorrow.

    UCAS send the results on to universities on Friday night/Saturday morning - quite often getting the results loaded and set up to report on takes 24 hours within universities....decisions start to happen on Sunday and Monday.
    Any idea if us CIE folks will get confirmation letters from Unis before the 18th? I'm waiting on that for my visa application...
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    (Original post by Naveed Rahman)
    For you guys i think there is a lot less pressure as these grades do not count toward your final grade. I think its really good actually as it gives you an indication of how much harder you need to work to get the grades you want without affecting your overall A level grade at the end of the two years. But good luck anyway!

    yeah the reason why im still fretting even though I'm AS is because I'm not if my teachers will predict me grades I need if I don't do well this year if I don't then ill try to convince them to predict me what I need for uni bug what if they don't budge

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    (Original post by KythingToWrite)
    Any idea if us CIE folks will get confirmation letters from Unis before the 18th? I'm waiting on that for my visa application...
    It will depend on your university - your best guess is to call them up today and let them know that you know your grades (and therefore they can send you letters and go ahead with your CAS without breaking the embargo on results)
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    (Original post by PQ)
    It will depend on your university - your best guess is to call them up today and let them know that you know your grades (and therefore they can send you letters and go ahead with your CAS without breaking the embargo on results)
    Great, thank you!
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    (Original post by jayeshforce1)
    Any of you A-Level veterans want to give me tips and tricks for AS results day? I actually don't know what to do on that day etc
    There isn't much to do. You just go into your college or online for some and find out your results. If you do good then they usually make you fill out a form to say which a levels you will be carrying on with. If you have done bad, you usually have a meeting with a member of staff to look at your options e.g. resitting the year or going to a different college ect. No tips and tricks needed ahah.
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    (Original post by KythingToWrite)
    Great, thank you!
    Oh and on your adjustment question on the other thread - if that's something you're considering then I'd suggest calling universities next wednesday to test the water about if they'd be interested (explain you have your results and will be entering adjustment as soon as it opens). By that point they should have got through the work on the A level results and you might be able to narrow down your options and prioritise before the rush on the 18th.

    Be sure to ask if they're offering any guarantees on accommodation for adjustment candidates (and any financial incentives like fee waivers or scholarships and welcome activities for international students). Often that information isn't put on public sites and I imagine it will be important if you're considering adjustment.
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    yeah the reason why im still fretting even though I'm AS is because I'm not if my teachers will predict me grades I need if I don't do well this year if I don't then ill try to convince them to predict me what I need for uni bug what if they don't budge

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    Even though predicted grades are important i think a banging personal statement is a lot more convincing. I was predicted BBB as i didn't do as well in AS but I got all my 5 offers 3/5 of them wanting AAB-ABB when i got BBC at AS. Im sure it was because my personal statement was written well and my teachers gave me good references. So don't sweat it too much!
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Oh and on your adjustment question on the other thread - if that's something you're considering then I'd suggest calling universities next wednesday to test the water about if they'd be interested (explain you have your results and will be entering adjustment as soon as it opens). By that point they should have got through the work on the A level results and you might be able to narrow down your options and prioritise before the rush on the 18th.

    Be sure to ask if they're offering any guarantees on accommodation for adjustment candidates (and any financial incentives like fee waivers or scholarships and welcome activities for international students). Often that information isn't put on public sites and I imagine it will be important if you're considering adjustment.
    That's really helpful, thank you so much!
 
 
 
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