The Current Year 13 Thread 2016-2017

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    (Original post by t.thompson22)
    I personally don't think it is, but I understand why schools use AS grades. I got ACC at AS and I'm pleading for predicted grades A*BB- ABB for my university choices. If you think about it, the experience gained from year twelve SHOULD (theoretically) lead to us developing better studying habits and better work ethic, I think this cancels out the greater difficulty of A2 levels compared to AS!
    This does make sense. I got AAAE and want my predicted grade to be A*A*A at least because of how bad that E looks to some unis. I just think it's unfair to use AS grades because it really discourages people to go for the top uni's.
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    (Original post by t.thompson22)
    I personally don't think it is, but I understand why schools use AS grades. I got ACC at AS and I'm pleading for predicted grades A*BB- ABB for my university choices. If you think about it, the experience gained from year twelve SHOULD (theoretically) lead to us developing better studying habits and better work ethic, I think this cancels out the greater difficulty of A2 levels compared to AS!
    If I'm honest, I agree with either predicting the same or one above for A2. Most people get the same at A2 as they did at AS, that's the thing. It requires a real change in work ethic to improve grade. Not only do you need to learn the A2 content, you need to learn the AS content that you weren't strong on the first time.
    If I'm honest, some people aren't affected that much by the experience of getting worse grades than expected, thinking it was just a one-off, some people work hard at the start, but then get lazy again, and our teachers have seen it all before, and they rarely see people improve drastically, that's the thing, so you can see why they'd be skeptic...
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    (Original post by sazriah)
    Still haven't started my personal statement. And school hasn't even told us predicted grades yet. Apparently our predictions will be our AS grades... is that even fair?!
    Not really to be honest :/ My biology teacher's doing the same...

    I asked why he wouldn't predict me one up from my AS; all he said was that "I never predict A*'s". I still don't understand but oh well. Just going to try and show him that I could achieve it when results day comes and you should do the same
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    If I'm honest, I agree with either predicting the same or one above for A2. Most people get the same at A2 as they did at AS, that's the thing. It requires a real change in work ethic to improve grade. Not only do you need to learn the A2 content, you need to learn the AS content that you weren't strong on the first time.
    If I'm honest, some people aren't affected that much by the experience of getting worse grades than expected, thinking it was just a one-off, some people work hard at the start, but then get lazy again, and our teachers have seen it all before, and they rarely see people improve drastically, that's the thing, so you can see why they'd be skeptic...
    Yes I see what you mean & I absolutely agree with you. I told the head of my sixth form what I'd like my predictions to be and he said that wouldn't be a problem. Once I get the predictions, and I feel they're not a true reflection of ability, then I'll speak to him again; just have to hope for the best!
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    So UCAS substitute a pound sign with 'GBP'? Wouldn't that make my PS look stupid?

    GBP5 instead of £5
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    is going from BBB at AS to A*AA possible or likely? I intend to do 2 hours a day of smart revision per subject and my grades were all in the region of 1-3 marks off A grades so was right on the boarder! I am starting my revision on monday
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    is going from BBB at AS to A*AA possible or likely? I intend to do 2 hours a day of smart revision per subject and my grades were all in the region of 1-3 marks off A grades so was right on the boarder! I am starting my revision on monday
    I'd personally say it's very possible to achieve, anything is possible with quality revision and consistency! Good luck!
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    is going from BBB at AS to A*AA possible or likely? I intend to do 2 hours a day of smart revision per subject and my grades were all in the region of 1-3 marks off A grades so was right on the boarder! I am starting my revision on monday
    Anything is possible are any of your subjects non - linear?

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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    Anything is possible are any of your subjects non - linear?

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    Hello, yep 2 of mine are- Politics and German whilst Economics is linear. I am going to resit my German written paper as should go up in a year due to more knowledge of vocab etc but not sure about politics as if I want an A* ill need 180 ums regardless?
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    Hello, yep 2 of mine are- Politics and German whilst Economics is linear. I am going to resit my German written paper as should go up in a year due to more knowledge of vocab etc but not sure about politics as if I want an A* ill need 180 ums regardless?
    Yeah I'm not sure what the A*requirement is for those subs but I'm sure you could still get that. And I heard languages become easier because you have a wider grasp of it. A*AA definitely doable especially with resit in Herman good luck

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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    Yeah I'm not sure what the A*requirement is for those subs but I'm sure you could still get that. And I heard languages become easier because you have a wider grasp of it. A*AA definitely doable especially with resit in Herman good luck

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    Thank you very much
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    Anyone looking at Bristol open day today?
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    Anyone else feeling like they've fallen behind already?
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    Got a job!!! Yay to not being extremely very very poor at uni yaaaaaay
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Got a job!!! Yay to not being extremely very very poor at uni yaaaaaay
    oooh, what's your job?
    Not being extremely poor at uni is a definite plus :lol:
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    If any of you have any advice on how to tolerate a job you love that's being ruined by colleagues you hate for next year, I'd really appreciate it


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    There's nothing better than filling in a brand new wall planner!

    So much to do this year!!
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    90% of applicants who applied for Economics at Bath with placement got an offer last year?! SeanFM, this can't be right?! What happened to it being super competitive?
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    oooh, what's your job?
    Not being extremely poor at uni is a definite plus :lol:
    Sales associate at Gap! It's seasonal, but it'll get me some money ready! Horray to saving up for vodka
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    90% of applicants who applied for Economics at Bath with placement got an offer last year?! SeanFM, this can't be right?! What happened to it being super competitive?
    :rofl: not sure if I said it was super competitive I wouldn't know. Though someone I knew got in via adjustment so I dunno.. maybe they just expect it to be undersubscribed? :iiam:

    Doesn't mean the course is bad though :lol: and the placement year is fab - I'm on mine at the moment.
 
 
 
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