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    (Original post by anonymousecheese)
    is it free to request a photocopy:confused:
    nope its around £10 give or take a couple of quid
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    does kings accept 3 year duration a levels for biomedical science
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    I got BBCC but I was expecting something like AABB-ABBB A couple of people I know got AAAA who want to do medicine but everyone seems disappointed. WJEC AS Physics PH1 was 70/80 marks (not UMS) to get an A this year! Last year it was 54/80. The paper was a bit easier, but not that easy.
    Do you think everyone having generally worse AS Grades will affect university offers and accepting lower grades? :confused:
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Unfortunately no.. they..erm.. 'set me free' (putting it nicely lol) I'll be starting fresh somewhere else x you?
    Well, hopefully I will bestyaing at the same 6th form, however I am going to collect my GCSE resit result and my mum is coming with me (which is going to be really emabarssing) as she is really annoyed that I havn't passed my AS,(which I wouldnt really blame her) I think it was the exam that completely ruined my chances of passing. Did u tell your parents and what did they say?x
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    How is that a bad thing?



    Could've worked harder!



    What's your solution then, missy?
    What a horrid girl.
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    I think at the end of the day you've just got to get on with it.I'm requesting 3 papers back and potentially having a remark for business (BUSS2),which I'm dropping but honestly now there's no point complaining.Things are going to get tougher for all of the country ito. exams.Of course people are going to work hard and do bad next year,that's life.Examiners don't give a toss how much hard work you've put in for an exam when they mark a script - what's in that booklet is what's in that booklet.If you've worked hard,work harder.Like me if you feel you've been fooled by your exam result,get a remark! Just get started revising and go for the top grades,don't follow your target grades at school/college if they're not what you want to get.At the end of the day,there's always adjustment for those who do better! 'Good things come for those who wait,great things come all at once'
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    (Original post by G i l l)
    Tell him, G i l l says your a ****.
    Oh, he lives of insults. He is like the Devil living of sin.

    Only worse. He ruins your present life.
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    (Original post by weirdnessandcoffee)
    Oh, he lives of insults. He is like the Devil living of sin.

    Only worse. He ruins your present life.
    Tell him I said hi

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    (Original post by weirdnessandcoffee)
    Oh, he lives of insults. He is like the Devil living of sin.

    Only worse. He ruins your present life.
    What an ********.
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    (Original post by Sam_Chem)
    I didn't use Mymaths, just to CGP book, extra maths sessions at college and all the past papers I could get my hands on!

    Since i'm likely to be retaking the first year, and we have MyMaths, I think i'll give it a go!
    If u did edexcel, use the official edexcel m1 book. People need to stop using CGP for all their maths units, just use the official edexcel books for each unit + do all past papers and you should be fine
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      (Original post by Sam_Chem)
      Though, Im So Academic; I got UUE in Jan, bumped up to CCCE in Summer, I massively underestimated AS. Whats your opinion on that?
      Your fault for underestimating AS. Did you really think it was going to be a walk in the park like GCSEs?

      :rolleyes:
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      (Original post by Sam_Chem)
      I thought they were pretty tough, especially Core 2 and Mechanics 1 exam! Though, I got CCCE and i've been kicking myself since (Want to study Chemistry at Nottingham/Southampton which are ABB or so)

      You did well, and you're in a strong position for A2, you can retake a module or so to bump that C up, but normally A2 is where most of the grade changes are made (Or so i've been told)

      People, you don't need straight A's in your first year to get good grades to apply to uni! Not every uni student got AAAA in their first year! Though, in my case, i'm likely to retake the first year of college, so i'm not an example :P

      Though, Im So Academic; I got UUE in Jan, bumped up to CCCE in Summer, I massively underestimated AS. Whats your opinion on that?
      But would it not be harder to push it up from a B to an A due to the pressure of harder exams and also resist meaning more revision. I have just looked at my A2 Geography exam and I have no idea how I am going to do well in that at all.
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      (Original post by SirVeillance)
      I got BBCC but I was expecting something like AABB-ABBB A couple of people I know got AAAA who want to do medicine but everyone seems disappointed. WJEC AS Physics PH1 was 70/80 marks (not UMS) to get an A this year! Last year it was 54/80. The paper was a bit easier, but not that easy.
      Do you think everyone having generally worse AS Grades will affect university offers and accepting lower grades? :confused:
      They probably won't accept lower grades, but I think it definitely helps people who got better results as there are fewer. Does anyone have statistics for this year's AS results compared to years prior?
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        (Original post by AwkwardLemur)
        Our Sixth Form has 3 letters - a "Well done, come back next year!" letter, a "You did okay, but work harder next year / resit a load" letter and a "You are kicked out" letter.

        When my parents went in to collect my results at 12 (I was away), the woman handing out the envelopes said she had only handed out 2 of the good letters so far - despite results being given out for 2 hours!

        I think that illustrates how much tougher they were this year!
        You must go to a crap school then. That is no indication that AS is marked harsh this year.
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        (Original post by acedlol)
        This thread happens every year. Every single year.

        Year 12 students thinking that they have been given unjustified marks but the fact of the matter is you simply haven't worked efficiently / hard enough. If you work properly / well enough you DON'T get bad marks. Get your papers re-marked, but 9 times out of 10 you haven't done as well as you thought you have. You may have the odd exam but to get C's all around is just screaming that you haven't done well enough.

        I got CCD or something stupid at my AS, and now I'm finishing A2 with A*ABB. Trust me, you haven't come to the realisation that AS's are hard. Watch out for A2 too, there is also a jump in that.

        You are all probably still in denial, but the first step you have to make to improving your results is to realise that the techniques / timetables you are using to revise are simply not effective. Wake up and realise that you are wrong. Next year you'll only have one shot at it too.
        Is the jump big? I got a high B in my Geography which I am really proud of. Do you have any tips as to retaining that grade or even bumping it up to an A or is that impossible?
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        Dunno if anyone has mentioned anything like this yet, but a friend of mine got a C in his Core 1 Edexcel maths retake (66/100 UMS). Having got As in his S1 and C2, he asked for a copy of the paper back. His raw percentage was 70%, which means that UMS actually lowered his grade. I understand why it would happen, but it just seems wrong. Does anyone know if there is a precedent for this?
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        Overall, I think the marks weren't harsh except maybe for history and english apparently, it was just people having severe misconceptions of believing that they got a much higher grade which wasn't as proportionate compared to the lack pf effective studying being put in. That's is just my opinion though, but hopefully everyone who got bad grades can see where they went wrong and turn it around massively by the end of A2 or after retaking As again. Everyone who got As, just do the same techniques as you did at As-level for A2 and you can get into the best unis
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        What did people get in Drama AS?????
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        Hey sorry to twist this thread a little, but I also just received my AS results and am in need of some advice. I managed an A in biology (90%) an A in psychology (83%) a B in English lit (78%) and a C in chemistry (69% 1 ums off a B) I'm going to get chemistry remarked so hopefully I end up with AABB and will be dropping chemistry next hear as well as taking up the EPQ. Although I'm very pleased with my results, I had to do do 2 modular results in unit 1 biology and chemistry respectively in which I got a C and an E first time around. I'm not sure what my predictions will be next year but I'm just worried that I won't achieve them. Especially as there will no longer January exams.
        I am currently looking at applying for psychology at Nottingham (AAB), Royal Holloway (AAA), Kent (AAB), Cardiff (AAB), Exeter (AAA) , and maybe Bangor (280-340 ums) as a safe option. I am also considering UCL (A*AA). Do you think it is possible for me to achieve these grades and get offers from the above universities or would applying there be unwise? Also, do you think Bangor will be too safe an option?
        Thanks so much for any replies I really appreciate it
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        (Original post by Frostyjoe)
        Is the jump big? I got a high B in my Geography which I am really proud of. Do you have any tips as to retaining that grade or even bumping it up to an A or is that impossible?
        I had a C overall at AS, for A2 I got 120/120 and 75/80, which meant I achieved the A* overall.

        A high B is basically an A, you are in a reasonable position to get the A, this is good, but A2 is definitely harder.

        Don't know what exam board you are on but if its AQA I'd check out some of my post history about the GEOG3 exam, as I've sat that exam twice and managed to get 76/90 raw marks, which is pretty good if I may say so myself.
       
       
       
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