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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    i think my plan is this:
    6 - 8am: refresh track constantly until it updates and i know if i've made it or not
    8am onwards:
    - if i've made my firm offer, celebrate quietly at home and hold off collecting my results for as long as possible because 1. i know they still won't be as good as i want them to be, 2. i don't care because i got into university, 3. i don't want to face teachers/peers who are better than me so i'll wait til the crowds die down LMAO
    - if i've missed my offer, get my sorry ass to school ASAP to look for clearing spaces and see just how badly i ****ed up

    if i've missed my offer then i'll have to face my teachers and discuss what to do next with them, but if i've made it then i couldn't care less and that's my association with my school done forever lol
    Constant refreshing won't help, there is no point logging in until 7 (office hours are t until 7:30 anyway so there is no chance they will update before then) and a check every 5 mins is more appropriate.
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    (Original post by Elle_w)
    I'm pretty sure it was social influences last year and gender schema theory in 2014. It was quite a big shock though as aqa in the past had always left 2 years between questions. if they were going to ask about cognitive theories I was certain it was going to be kohlberg so my answer turned out awful 😞


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    I didn't actually bother learning that kolhberg essay, which was great cause they didn't ask it but knowing now about AQA repeating questions in the other units suggests that was a very risky idea :/
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    Anyone get their results emailed to them? I get my results emailed to me at 6am which is brutal, I'd rather go into school tbh...
    I'm getting them emailed because I'm on holiday. I have absolutely no idea what tine I'll get them, which makes even worse because I might not have wifi during the day
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Constant refreshing won't help, there is no point logging in until 7 (office hours are t until 7:30 anyway so there is no chance they will update before then) and a check every 5 mins is more appropriate.
    when i said constantly refreshing track i didn't mean it literally. it will probably be more like refresh track, take a shot of vodka, refresh track, take a shot of vodka, etc.
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    when i said constantly refreshing track i didn't mean it literally. it will probably be more like refresh track, take a shot of vodka, refresh track, take a shot of vodka, etc.
    Or a shot of bleach if the boundaries are high
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    when i said constantly refreshing track i didn't mean it literally. it will probably be more like refresh track, take a shot of vodka, refresh track, take a shot of vodka, etc.
    Still not a good idea, like I said there will be no update before 7:30 at the earliest so refreashing from 6 is pointless. And only doing it once every 5-10 minutes reduces stress on the system and will help the update come faster.
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    Or a shot of bleach if the boundaries are high
    truuuu i keep forgetting that by the time results day actually rolls around, i'll have already seen the grade boundaries and calculated a near-accurate prediction of my results. only time will tell whether this will comfort me or make me an even bigger wreck on the morning of the 18th lmao
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    truuuu i keep forgetting that by the time results day actually rolls around, i'll have already seen the grade boundaries and calculated a near-accurate prediction of my results. only time will tell whether this will comfort me or make me an even bigger wreck on the morning of the 18th lmao
    Me too - when I see the boundaries I have a pretty good idea what I got. Particularly chemistry.
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    Me too - when I see the boundaries I have a pretty good idea what I got. Particularly chemistry.
    results day isn't going to feel like how i think it will feel because i won't be completely in the dark. i don't know why i'm even that scared about results day itself (unless i've seriously overestimated what i got in maths/physics but that's not really possible, is it?) it's grade boundaries day that will end my life
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    when i said constantly refreshing track i didn't mean it literally. it will probably be more like refresh track, take a shot of vodka, refresh track, take a shot of vodka, etc.
    PRSOM Lmao
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    results day isn't going to feel like how i think it will feel because i won't be completely in the dark. i don't know why i'm even that scared about results day itself (unless i've seriously overestimated what i got in maths/physics but that's not really possible, is it?) it's grade boundaries day that will end my life
    I overestimated my UMS score in physics last year (thought I had around 90, had around 87) and underestimated my UMS score in chemistry last year (thought I had around 90, had 93) even after seeing grade boundaries. I think it can be hard to tell the exact mark, but you usually can tell the grade.
    I agree, I feel as if I'll have a good idea before results day dawns.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Constant refreshing won't help, there is no point logging in until 7 (office hours are t until 7:30 anyway so there is no chance they will update before then) and a check every 5 mins is more appropriate.
    not true, came up 725 last year.
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    I overestimated my UMS score in physics last year (thought I had around 90, had around 87) and underestimated my UMS score in chemistry last year (thought I had around 90, had 93) even after seeing grade boundaries. I think it can be hard to tell the exact mark, but you usually can tell the grade.
    I agree, I feel as if I'll have a good idea before results day dawns.
    i underestimated all of my maths modules but overestimated physics unit 2 somehow - was sure i got 120/120 but turns out i only got 113 (still averaged to 270 ums in total when accounting for unit 1 and the empa but damn. didn't see it coming considering how low the boundaries were)

    i hope that doesn't happen again fuk
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    (Original post by JME_CHG)
    I got told that at least you write with HB it should be fine... I did the same with the network flows Q and probably other Qs.
    Also, may I add, if they cant see a proper answer/it isnt too clear, I'm pretty sure they send it to be physically checked
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    (Original post by Dominae)
    Results day thread already?! :eek:

    Can't believe we're all going to be crapping ourselves in 82 days :cry:
    How time does fly

    6 days tho guys omg :afraid:
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    i underestimated all of my maths modules but overestimated physics unit 2 somehow - was sure i got 120/120 but turns out i only got 113 (still averaged to 270 ums in total when accounting for unit 1 and the empa but damn. didn't see it coming considering how low the boundaries were)

    i hope that doesn't happen again fuk
    My PHYA2 initially got a low B, I sent it for a re-mark and ended up with 110 UMS (an increase of 8 raw marks haha). But I got 120 on PHYA1 (aka the potato!) but a baaaaad ISA (30/60).

    I was surprised about PHYA2 given how freakishly low the boundaries were!
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    My PHYA2 initially got a low B, I sent it for a re-mark and ended up with 110 UMS (an increase of 8 raw marks haha). But I got 120 on PHYA1 (aka the potato!) but a baaaaad ISA (30/60).

    I was surprised about PHYA2 given how freakishly low the boundaries were!
    omg, i seriously considered sending unit 2 for a remark because there was no way i didn't get full ums, even after marking myself harshly + checking the mark scheme! but ah well.

    how the hell did you get full ums on the potato circuit exam????!!! i think i got a mid A in that (106 or something) but i was still over the moon because i did not expect to even pass it lmao

    what i don't get, to this day, is how PHYA2 was apparently harder than PHYA1. when i finished unit 2 i thought that exam was a gift from the gods, it was literally so easy. how on earth did people generally do better in the first one???!!! how was it 48/70 for an A on one of the easiest unit 2 papers i'd ever done? HH OW
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    Anyone else know that they've missed thier uni offer but still hoping for a miracle? So you're stuck in limbo between being hopeful and being realistic, so you're now hysterical? Yeah, me neither:ashamed:
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    (Original post by UnknownAnon)
    Anyone else know that they've missed thier uni offer but still hoping for a miracle? So you're stuck in limbo between being hopeful and being realistic, so you're now hysterical? Yeah, me neither:ashamed:
    This is me exactly. Pretty sure I won't get my offer just reaaalllyyy hoping that the uni will be lenient and let me in anyway.

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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    omg, i seriously considered sending unit 2 for a remark because there was no way i didn't get full ums, even after marking myself harshly + checking the mark scheme! but ah well.

    how the hell did you get full ums on the potato circuit exam????!!! i think i got a mid A in that (106 or something) but i was still over the moon because i did not expect to even pass it lmao

    what i don't get, to this day, is how PHYA2 was apparently harder than PHYA1. when i finished unit 2 i thought that exam was a gift from the gods, it was literally so easy. how on earth did people generally do better in the first one???!!! how was it 48/70 for an A on one of the easiest unit 2 papers i'd ever done? HH OW
    I think the mark scheme must have been harsh. Also, there were some tricky application questions and it was quite different from past papers - but still not that hard in my opinion.

    I got the PHYA2 paper back after re-mark and I basically got 2/3 for the velocity/time graph (up from 0/3), 6/6 for the six marker (up from 4/6), 2/2 for a correct calculation (which was originally marked wrong ) and a couple of extra ones for wordy questions.

    I mean, I could understand an increase of 8/70 raw marks for perhaps an Arts paper but, physics... Really?!

    With the potato circuit exam, I got my paper back out of interest and I got full marks on particles and quanta - got to the electricity and I'd dropped 9 or 10 marks or something (right on the full UMS boundary).
 
 
 
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