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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    ummm nope, you have to wait until next year because if you resit the exam in November and you'll get the results in January, so it's super late to do a course this year
    you can always discuss with your teachers :yep:
    So what would they expect you to do while you resit?
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    (Original post by caitlinford3)
    I don't think they're saying that. I just think they're disappointed, as many are, after we worked and worked to get that A* and then the boundaries are the highest they've ever been. It's like someone who was desperate for a B getting a C, or someone desperate for a C getting a D - just because they're aiming for an A* and got an A, despite it being an amazing grade, they still have every right to be disappointed in my opinion
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    I'm literally sat here at my computer scared shitless for tomorrow. 31 hours and 50 mins exactly
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    Need an A to do AS level maths... Lord Jesus give me a miracle.
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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Preach!

    And honestly don't worry about A* in sciences and maths. Just wait until results day im sure somehow they found extra marks in your paper!


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    (Original post by caitlinford3)
    I don't think they're saying that. I just think they're disappointed, as many are, after we worked and worked to get that A* and then the boundaries are the highest they've ever been. It's like someone who was desperate for a B getting a C, or someone desperate for a C getting a D - just because they're aiming for an A* and got an A, despite it being an amazing grade, they still have every right to be disappointed in my opinion
    Sure I get that but in theory getting an A rather than an A* isn't that bad as an A is already a great grade wheras getting a D when you need a C can be very much different.

    I understand people may be disappointed as they should be, it shows how much they expect of themselves but it is nothing to be ashamed of.
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    I really did bad at maths so goodbye grades. It was fun while you were low

    Now I have an Adele song for you
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    To revise so hard, do the A grade work
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    (Original post by Luke Collinson)
    I'm literally sat here at my computer scared shitless for tomorrow. 31 hours and 50 mins exactly


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    Did wjec history grade boundaries decrease? That site is confusing


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    (Original post by alihawa)
    So what would they expect you to do while you resit?
    what did you pick for your A levels?
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    oh well tbh i donthave much to complain abt since the marks i counted were higher than 170 but they could easily drop, r.e i found quite easy because of how i revised.. im just praying i get an A* in maths cuz im doing it next year, and hopefully they post the grade boundaries so theres less confusion over whether its fake or not
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    (Original post by Blobar)
    Sure I get that but in theory getting an A rather than an A* isn't that bad as an A is already a great grade wheras getting a D when you need a C can be very much different.

    I understand people may be disappointed as they should be, it shows how much they expect of themselves but it is nothing to be ashamed of.
    I understand your point but I had a bad maths day and so I can either scrape an A* or be a mark or two off. And considering the fact I need this A* in order to do the subject I want to do for my A Levels and doing the right subject in a uni for the career I want then I think this A* does mean a lot to me. Not ashamed just devestated!


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    (Original post by Blobar)
    Sure I get that but in theory getting an A rather than an A* isn't that bad as an A is already a great grade wheras getting a D when you need a C can be very much different.

    I understand people may be disappointed as they should be, it shows how much they expect of themselves but it is nothing to be ashamed of.
    I need A* to do FM so it's as important for me


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    (Original post by JoeMcG)
    Exactly. I couldn't really care less if someone else would be "ecstatic" with an 'A'. I counted 168 and I need that A* as do many other people. Some have higher targets and standards along with abilities than others.
    In that case you weren't upto the standard of an A* this time unfortunately for you as Edexcel see it. If you indeed get an A that is.

    The grade boundaries are as they are to be fair to people of past years and this years paper must have been easier, can't say I've seen it though.
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    I really did bad at maths so goodbye grades. It was fun while you were low

    Now I have an Adele song for you
    Hello, I'm dead
    I know I said some things i
    Now regret I said
    It feels horrible
    Everything
    They say revision is supposed to help but it did nothing for me
    It's obvious
    You do not care
    But I'm running out of hope
    So
    Hello from the student's side.
    Can't edexcel see that we tried?
    To get good grades
    To feel good in ourselves
    Do our dream courses
    Thought you'd be thoughtful
    Hello from the lost side
    Can't you see I bloody tried?
    To revise so hard, do the A grade work
    Now you've shoved it back
    In my face and that hurts

    I'm probably very out of lyrics with that song but I can't sleep and I wanted to express my emotions

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    (Original post by Blobar)
    Sure I get that but in theory getting an A rather than an A* isn't that bad as an A is already a great grade wheras getting a D when you need a C can be very much different.

    I understand people may be disappointed as they should be, it shows how much they expect of themselves but it is nothing to be ashamed of.
    I understand your point around getting a pass as opposed to a D is more important than getting an A* as opposed to an A, which is why I also included wanting a B and getting a C. In terms of how you get go about your academic career it won't change much, it's just a self of achievement and meeting your own goals. I'm sure someone who wanted a D and got an E would be annoyed at someone being disappointed with a C.

    I'm sure everyone is pretty self-aware and self-informed than an A is an amazing grade, but if they've been achieving higher throughout the year and hoped higher for themselves, I don't think they'd feel ashamed but moreso disappointed!
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    Well at least I know I bagged at least an A in both my Spanish exams
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