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    (Original post by iSeeYouBarf)
    Where do you find the grade boundries the day before? I have to wait until 11am to get my results, god that's going to kill me.
    They're on the exam board websites, but I'm sure there'll be a TSR thread to link you to them as well. I have to wait until 11 too, and I know the staff are in from 8 because that's when they send out the emails :mad:
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    (Original post by iSeeYouBarf)
    Where do you find the grade boundries the day before? I have to wait until 11am to get my results, god that's going to kill me.
    there will be a forum on here with links in the OP
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Universities rarely say what they really want you to have for example so little universities produce a black list but it is well known that universities discriminate against different A-Levels and universities want you to have 5A*-C including English and Maths and while they won't do a public announcement they want it.

    If you wanted to go to UCL, you wouldn't want to have to take an extra GCSE in a language on top of your degree so it is quite a disadvantage and in a world becoming more and more globalised universities and employers are going to want languages more and more, especially when you consider how bad the UK is at foreign languages compared to the rest of Europe-how are you supposed to trade and negotiate with people if you don't know their language?

    I fully see where my language teacher is going when she said how I'd be at the top of the employment list with 2 languages-I know She was completely exaggerating but She does have a valid point.
    Well of course they want 5A*-C, you probably wouldn't get into Sixth Form without that!

    Yes, we're getting more globalised, but technology is also improving. Research from Microsoft and Google could make it unnecessary to learn languages within the next, to be lenient, 20 years. If languages are so important now, why isn't Mandarin being taught as much? That's the most spoken first language in the world, followed by Spanish. French is no way near as widely spoken as Spanish is, yet it still remains one of the most popular GCSE languages. Doesn't make much sense to me.
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    Especially not for maths And I don't think I'd ever be able to shake the feeling of Oxford's inferiority, it's part of my psyche!
    I originally wanted to do Physics at Oxford but have decided I don't want to do a Physics degree.
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    (Original post by Ambulare)
    What exam board did you do English Lit with? Wasn't too confident with coursework and exams didn't go very well so it's not looking good for me either (sure you will do fine though).

    For AS I'm taking Maths, English (lang & lit as the combined course), History and Business Studies (I am doing this on a distance learning course).
    I did AQA! fingers crossed i did well The c/a was alrite, but the exam didnt go too well. URGHHH! im glad i dont EVER have to read poetry AGAIN!!!!! loool.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I originally wanted to do Physics at Oxford but have decided I don't want to do a Physics degree.
    So which area of Natural Sciences are you interested in now? I'm not quite sure how NatSci degrees work yet, can you choose modules from different sciences?
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    So which area of Natural Sciences are you interested in now? I'm not quite sure how NatSci degrees work yet, can you choose modules from different sciences?
    Yeah, then you specialise later. I'm undecided so I look the idea of doing a mix of Physical and Chemical science modules. Gives me even longer to decide what to choose and you can try new areas that you've never learnt about before.
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    (Original post by techno836)
    haha yeah :L well I did 2 months straight :lol: yeah I'm sure you can at my school we also doo this peer mentoring where 6th formers help younger years who are being bullied etc. and also help them learn maths English and science in free periods or during tutor ..theres also an option where if I have a free period last I can go to primary school and volunteer there for the end of the day every week

    Best of luck it's all good fun when you get to know everybody
    Ooh right well it all sounds good! Yeah this year I've been a peer mentor to three people and I believe they have improved - it's very rewarding! The sixth form I'm going to also has a peer mentoring programme so I'll be able to carry it on, and there is also a programme where you help younger students learn to read better so it's very similar to your school That work experience thing sounds good, I hope I can do something like that! Was it you that I read wanted go into medicine? ^_^


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    (Original post by mangatardallys)
    Just to pick you up on a point, if you look at most examiner reports you'll find the mean mark falls within the D grade boundary.
    Todays A-Level Results show 50.6% of Boys got B grades or above and 54.9% of Girls got C grades of above for A-Levels.Source:http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...-year-in-a-row
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    So which area of Natural Sciences are you interested in now? I'm not quite sure how NatSci degrees work yet, can you choose modules from different sciences?
    If you go on to the Cambridge website they list the options for each year of NatSci. I think some units are compulsory in the first few years too. I think you can pick modules from different sciences but in the last few years you do modules specific to one science as far as I know. Its all explained on the website.
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    So which area of Natural Sciences are you interested in now? I'm not quite sure how NatSci degrees work yet, can you choose modules from different sciences?
    At Cambridge, in the 1st year you do 3 from 1-8 then a Maths module. For example I might pick Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics and Mathematics. Some modules require you to have done certain A-Levels.
    1. Biology of Cells
    2. Chemistry
    3. Computer Science
    4. Earth Sciences
    5. Evolution and Behaviour
    6. Materials Science
    7. Physics
    8. Physiology of Organisms
    9. Mathematics
    10. Mathematical Biology
    11. Elementary Mathematics for Biologists
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    (Original post by CheesePuffff)
    Ooh right well it all sounds good! Yeah this year I've been a peer mentor to three people and I believe they have improved - it's very rewarding! The sixth form I'm going to also has a peer mentoring programme so I'll be able to carry it on, and there is also a programme where you help younger students learn to read better so it's very similar to your school That work experience thing sounds good, I hope I can do something like that! Was it you that I read wanted go into medicine? ^_^


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    Yupp as an aspiring paediatrician ( contingency plan of teaching so it helps both applications :lol: ) but I'm commuted to medicine

    My school peer mentoring has come second in a national report/ competition 3 Times in a row or something :lol:
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    At Cambridge, in the 1st year you do 3 from 1-8 then a Maths module. For example I might pick Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics and Mathematics. Some modules require you to have done certain A-Levels.
    1. Biology of Cells
    2. Chemistry
    3. Computer Science
    4. Earth Sciences
    5. Evolution and Behaviour
    6. Materials Science
    7. Physics
    8. Physiology of Organisms
    9. Mathematics
    10. Mathematical Biology
    11. Elementary Mathematics for Biologists
    That sounds like a really good system, I like the compulsary maths!
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    (Original post by techno836)
    Yupp as an aspiring paediatrician ( contingency plan of teaching so it helps both applications :lol: ) but I'm commuted to medicine

    My school peer mentoring has come second in a national report/ competition 3 Times in a row or something :lol:
    Sounds like a plan! :P if I were to be a doctor I'd probably most like to go into paediatrics or psychiatry (but that won't ever happen seeing as I'm not taking chemistry, maths or physics :P)
    Woah that's great!


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    (Original post by iSeeYouBarf)
    Where do you find the grade boundries the day before? I have to wait until 11am to get my results, god that's going to kill me.
    I think TSR are gonna create a link for them anyways, it said in the op. but if you want to, you can go to the actual exam board's website and see what they have put, and sometimes they can range between 3 - 1 day before results day.
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    (Original post by CheesePuffff)
    Sounds like a plan! :P if I were to be a doctor I'd probably most like to go into paediatrics or psychiatry (but that won't ever happen seeing as I'm not taking chemistry, maths or physics :P)
    Woah that's great!


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    What are you wanting to do and what are you taking?

    Eductaion? And psychology and English? ( my guesses)
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    I'm so so nervous about maths edexcel higher paper results?! Anyone have any idea what kind of grade boundaries they will be? Considering the exam was quite hard?
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    That sounds like a really good system, I like the compulsary maths!
    Then in the 2nd year you do 3 modules and there is more choice then you specialise in the 3rd and 4th year. I really want to get on this course. I hope I have at least 4A* at GCSE and I will work my ass off for great AS UMS but I probably still won't be good enough.
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    (Original post by WesterosWildling)
    I'm doing Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Literature. Rock solid.
    Awesome they're all really well respected
 
 
 
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