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    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    Some more stats (I clearly need to get out more!): These are all for UK candidates.

    For Edexcel, the proportion getting an A* in the last few years:
    2015 8.7%
    2014 8.8%
    2013 8.0%
    For each of the 4 years, the proportion of girls getting an A* was between 50% and 100% higher than for boys.

    The JCQ stats for UK candidates for all of the exam boards:
    2016 8.8%
    2015 9.7%
    2014 9.0%
    2013 9.2%

    So fairly consistent and MUCH lower than for Maths (not to mention FM).
    What's it like compared to chemistry and biology?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    AFAIK, buying one during the first few weeks of term is expensive because of high demand there. Cheaper to buy one before and bring it up, although not much choice for internationals.
    True, but they're overpriced at all points of the year. I've seen **** bikes that would be worth around 50 quid anywhere else being put on sale for as much as 200. Basically, buy a bike before and bring it down and if you're an international, try to find a person who recently graduated and is willing to sell their bike for a reasonable price, although this is rare. Sometimes colleges will do a bike sale for some bikes that have been culled, these tend to go for cheap.
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Glad to know I'm not the only person our age who can't ride a bike


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    We ride Ferraris instead :sexface:

    My parents just never took off my training wheels... ;_;
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
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    We ride Ferraris instead :sexface:

    My parents just never took off my training wheels... ;_;
    Same, took off my brothers but couldn't be bothered to do mine :/

    Ferraris don't ooze enough class, would prefer Bentleys or Rolls Royces instead


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    (Original post by Ayman!)
    What's it like compared to chemistry and biology?
    Lol @ Edexcel Biology this year - to get full UMS in the Unit 4 paper you could get between 54 and 90 out of 90 because there was so much controversy over the content
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    Has anyone got a definitive list of all kinds of stationary we need to take?
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    (Original post by Ayman!)
    What's it like compared to chemistry and biology?
    Edexcel UK:
    2016:
    Biology 8.6
    Chemistry 8.7
    Maths 16.5
    FM 30.8
    AFM 57.7 (only 78 entries)

    2015:
    Biology 7.8
    Chemistry 11.6
    Maths 17.3
    FM 29.7
    AFM 75.3 (only 73 entries)

    All boards UK:
    2016:
    Biology 9.3
    Chemistry 8.4
    Maths 17.5
    FM 28.7

    2015:
    Biology 9.1
    Chemistry 9.4
    Maths 17.7
    FM 29.0
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    (Original post by Whizbox)
    Has anyone got a definitive list of all kinds of stationary we need to take?
    Typical mathmo problem:

    stationary = particle that's not moving

    stationery = paper and pens
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    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    Typical mathmo problem:

    stationary = particle that's not moving

    stationery = paper and pens
    Good thing I'm a medic then
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    Lol @ Edexcel Biology this year - to get full UMS in the Unit 4 paper you could get between 54 and 90 out of 90 because there was so much controversy over the content
    I thought the same with physics - "hey, the boundaries are so low, I should have near full in both Unit 4 and Unit 5!" Turned out Unit 5 was a complete wreck. The opposite is true with chemistry - "zomg am I even gonna get an A???" Got an A* overall. :woo:

    Getting an A* in Edexcel sciences is unpredictable and all luck tbh.

    With that being said, I know one lad who got A*A*A*A*A* in M/FM/sciences this year...

    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    Edexcel UK:
    2016:
    Biology 8.6
    Chemistry 8.7
    Maths 16.5
    FM 30.8
    AFM 57.7 (only 78 entries)

    2015:
    Biology 7.8
    Chemistry 11.6
    Maths 17.3
    FM 29.7
    AFM 75.3 (only 73 entries)

    All boards UK:
    2016:
    Biology 9.3
    Chemistry 8.4
    Maths 17.5
    FM 28.7

    2015:
    Biology 9.1
    Chemistry 9.4
    Maths 17.7
    FM 29.0
    So it would seem that all the sciences are pretty much equally challenging. For IAL, physics is usually only 5%.
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    (Original post by Whizbox)
    Good thing I'm a medic then
    Which college!?


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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    Which college!?


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    Emma! You?
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    (Original post by Whizbox)
    Emma! You?
    Homerton! I'm so excited 😂


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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    Homerton! I'm so excited 😂


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    Neither, 6 weeks to the day until we move in is going to feel like ages. Are you in the Facebook group?
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    (Original post by Ayman!)
    I thought the same with physics - "hey, the boundaries are so low, I should have near full in both Unit 4 and Unit 5!" Turned out Unit 5 was a complete wreck. The opposite is true with chemistry - "zomg am I even gonna get an A???" Got an A* overall. :woo:

    Getting an A* in Edexcel sciences is unpredictable and all luck tbh.

    With that being said, I know one lad who got A*A*A*A*A* in M/FM/sciences this year...



    So it would seem that all the sciences are pretty much equally challenging. For IAL, physics is usually only 5%.
    Jeez I wonder how much socialising he did all year XD

    Haha yep, same mindset for Physics - ofc in my dreams I was getting 120 UMS for both the exams 😂 For me it was FM that was the "**** am I even going to scrape an A" subject!

    Biology I feel is slightly different because you can essentially regurgitate all the content easily whereas Physics is almost "unseen", hence the reason Biology was my strongest A-Level subject 😁 Damn Edexcel...
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    (Original post by Whizbox)
    Neither, 6 weeks to the day until we move in is going to feel like ages. Are you in the Facebook group?
    Nope, can you link it ☺️


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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    Nope, can you link it ☺️


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    Thank you! 😊


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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I might ask my 9 yr old cousin to teach me how to ride a bike
    You may well never need to learn. I survived first year on my feet never having learnt to ride a bike so it just depends where you have to go and how frequently.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    You may well never need to learn. I survived first year on my feet never having learnt to ride a bike so it just depends where you have to go and how frequently.
    This is a good point - I do wonder how many bikes are used just once or twice and never again... (unless Girton/Homerton...)
 
 
 
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