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    Hello whats up? So i appeared 3 subjects in as level..and got 2 Cs (general, business) and a U in maths. I am dropping maths so I will have to pick another subject to replace it..also I need to take two more subjects. Can anyone suggest me what subjects should be taking since i plan to give all these subjects in MAY 2017!? And about my career..I am interested in media Also i would like to know what is an accelerated course? thankyou
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    Anybody waiting for results for History, Politics or Classics?
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    (Original post by enyav)
    THIS. So many people are so hung up on the cambridge dream and tbh I spoke to the oxbridge teacher at my sixth form, who also happens to be the best politics teacher i've ever had and I told her that she and the whole system are selling us all a fantasy. I'm so glad I didn't get in, I was gutted at first, but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Yeah, it's all a numbers game with oxbridge. One of my best friends did that same paper, and it's not like he isn't super intelligent because he is (he has an offer for chemical engineering at oxford) so statistically, he is pretty good at his subject, but he said it was all a joke and couldn't answer some questions. I signed the petition about it for him. it's so s*** when exam boards throw a curve ball exam paper in like that, and you think of the 2015 a2 paper and you're like i wish i got that instead! AQA are so cruel, my french teachers both gasped when they saw the exam paper, people are probably going to drop two grades and it's so disheartening. Ahh what exam board were you on for lit? And same
    Exactly!! I'm so glad someone else understands that too! In all honesty even if I did receive an offer from Cambridge I genuinely think I would've rejected it simply because I realised it wasn't my scene!
    Yes exactly! You always wish you had a different paper, and for some reason they decided to change the paper set up for near enough every exam!!!
    I'm CCEA for all of my exams (I'm from Belfast), but what did you have to do for your lit exam?


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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    mechanical! although i'm really drawn towards EEE/compsci at this point so we'll see if i can change my mind haha
    and durham is absolutely amazing - you'll have a great time whether you get into your firm or insurance! do you have a preference between imperial and durham?
    Nice! I wanted to do mechanical engineering back in year 10, but then my parents 'convinced' me that medicine would be the ideal choice (thank god I didn't listen to them ). I do like them both, I remember that I initially wanted to put Durham as my firm but something changed and I honestly can't remember what it was or when it was. Sometime in October I just became obsessed with Imperial??? Now, I think I'd be happy with Durham. The offer is much nicer too (and it includes biology ). I just know that I'll be very disappointed with myself if I don't get an A* in chemistry since that's the subject I'm supposed to be good at... What's your insurance?
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    (Original post by DesignPredator)
    If I don't get 3 A*s I'm not in my firm, everyone has their own targets.
    Same here
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    (Original post by ninjass)
    I feel the same about the parents pressure its not great i know
    It's awful. I can't even tell them that an exam didn't go well because their reply is always the same: 'you always say that, you'll be fine. You have to be'. Like thanks for your help?? I feel SO MUCH BETTER NOW JEEZ
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    ugh, i hate it when parents are overly confident in me - they think it helps but it just makes me feel even worse. what's your insurance?
    Agreed
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    (Original post by victoria98)
    It's awful. I can't even tell them that an exam didn't go well because their reply is always the same: 'you always say that, you'll be fine. You have to be'. Like thanks for your help?? I feel SO MUCH BETTER NOW JEEZ
    I have pressure from my friends as well and im going to be super embarassed when they found out if didnt do great
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    (Original post by enyav)
    THIS. So many people are so hung up on the cambridge dream and tbh I spoke to the oxbridge teacher at my sixth form, who also happens to be the best politics teacher i've ever had and I told her that she and the whole system are selling us all a fantasy. I'm so glad I didn't get in, I was gutted at first, but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Yeah, it's all a numbers game with oxbridge. One of my best friends did that same paper, and it's not like he isn't super intelligent because he is (he has an offer for chemical engineering at oxford) so statistically, he is pretty good at his subject, but he said it was all a joke and couldn't answer some questions. I signed the petition about it for him. it's so s*** when exam boards throw a curve ball exam paper in like that, and you think of the 2015 a2 paper and you're like i wish i got that instead! AQA are so cruel, my french teachers both gasped when they saw the exam paper, people are probably going to drop two grades and it's so disheartening. Ahh what exam board were you on for lit? And same
    That AQA French paper still makes me so angry when I think about it, such a horrible paper! Hoping the grade boundaries are going to be low otherwise I'm not going to Uni hahaha😭😭
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    (Original post by enyav)
    THIS. So many people are so hung up on the cambridge dream and tbh I spoke to the oxbridge teacher at my sixth form, who also happens to be the best politics teacher i've ever had and I told her that she and the whole system are selling us all a fantasy. I'm so glad I didn't get in, I was gutted at first, but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Yeah, it's all a numbers game with oxbridge. One of my best friends did that same paper, and it's not like he isn't super intelligent because he is (he has an offer for chemical engineering at oxford) so statistically, he is pretty good at his subject, but he said it was all a joke and couldn't answer some questions. I signed the petition about it for him. it's so s*** when exam boards throw a curve ball exam paper in like that, and you think of the 2015 a2 paper and you're like i wish i got that instead! AQA are so cruel, my french teachers both gasped when they saw the exam paper, people are probably going to drop two grades and it's so disheartening. Ahh what exam board were you on for lit? And same
    Agree with the cambridge thing - got rejected from cambridge but it isnt a big deal as cmom there are other good unis there its not all about oxbridge
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    (Original post by coucouChar1997)
    That AQA French paper still makes me so angry when I think about it, such a horrible paper! Hoping the grade boundaries are going to be low otherwise I'm not going to Uni hahaha😭😭
    Loads felt that way with aqa and oct salters chemistry - perosnally i always prefer harder papers as i do better in them somehow
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    (Original post by coboyle098)
    Exactly!! I'm so glad someone else understands that too! In all honesty even if I did receive an offer from Cambridge I genuinely think I would've rejected it simply because I realised it wasn't my scene!
    Yes exactly! You always wish you had a different paper, and for some reason they decided to change the paper set up for near enough every exam!!!
    I'm CCEA for all of my exams (I'm from Belfast), but what did you have to do for your lit exam?


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    Haha, not many people do and I honestly don't know what I would have done with the offer, I probably would have accepted it and then realised I didn't actually want to go there. I know, it threw me off immediately. Oh, I'm from London so I had a mix of exam boards but in my experience AQA is the worst. For English Lit OCR we had a choice of two questions on The Tempest and in section B it was a comparison between Tis' Pity She's a Whore and The Wife of Bath and I chose the quote something along the lines of 'men cannot understand women'.Discuss. I really enjoyed that exam but tbh I'm a bit of a book worm and I love English, and it was my last exam so it was all a relief. How about yourself?
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    I'm so scared for results day, I need a high UMS to get predicted an A* in maths.
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    (Original post by coucouChar1997)
    That AQA French paper still makes me so angry when I think about it, such a horrible paper! Hoping the grade boundaries are going to be low otherwise I'm not going to Uni hahaha😭😭
    exactly how i feel. All the previous years are childs play compared to that abhorrent excuse for an exam. I'm so worried but tbh AQA French boundaries never change enough to accommodate the difficulty of the exam and reflect student's abilities, so i'm not optimistic. What have you applied for/ where?
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    (Original post by catsinnit)
    Anybody waiting for results for History, Politics or Classics?
    History and Politics :/
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    I'm so scared for results day, I need a high UMS to get predicted an A* in maths.
    Good luck


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    (Original post by coucouChar1997)
    That AQA French paper still makes me so angry when I think about it, such a horrible paper! Hoping the grade boundaries are going to be low otherwise I'm not going to Uni hahaha😭😭
    The OCR French one was quite nasty as well.
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    How much marks do you usually need (out of what) in maths to get an A? Edexcel*


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    (Original post by enyav)
    Haha, not many people do and I honestly don't know what I would have done with the offer, I probably would have accepted it and then realised I didn't actually want to go there. I know, it threw me off immediately. Oh, I'm from London so I had a mix of exam boards but in my experience AQA is the worst. For English Lit OCR we had a choice of two questions on The Tempest and in section B it was a comparison between Tis' Pity She's a Whore and The Wife of Bath and I chose the quote something along the lines of 'men cannot understand women'.Discuss. I really enjoyed that exam but tbh I'm a bit of a book worm and I love English, and it was my last exam so it was all a relief. How about yourself?
    Ahh I'm just back from a few days in London! Such a lovely city
    We did The Tempest last year for coursework which I really enjoyed! Our first exam had 2 sections, so in section A we were given a choice of questions on The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope, and section B was a compare/contrast question on King Lear and The Burial at Thebes on the theme of tragedy where we had to analyse methods and include contextual info (one of the worst questions I have ever had in my life🙃). Then the second paper also had two sections, and section A was analysis of an extract from The Butcher Boy, and in section B we had to compare/contrast The Outsider by Camus and The Catcher in the Rye on the theme of the outsider, analysing methods and including context - such hard exams
    I really adore the subject so much and I love analysing, but hate being tested on it because it's so subjective!
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    How much marks do you usually need (out of what) in maths to get an A? Edexcel*


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    In terms of ums you need 480/600 in total to get an A.
 
 
 
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