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    A*A*A* (A2 only)
    192
    5.80%
    A*A*A (A2 only)
    169
    5.11%
    A*AA (A2 only)
    285
    8.61%
    AAA
    360
    10.88%
    AAB
    468
    14.14%
    ABB
    407
    12.30%
    BBB
    180
    5.44%
    BBC
    204
    6.16%
    BCC
    167
    5.05%
    CCC
    58
    1.75%
    CCD
    135
    4.08%
    A*AB (A2 only)
    161
    4.86%
    A*BB (A2 only)
    47
    1.42%
    ABC
    195
    5.89%
    ACC
    49
    1.48%
    Other
    233
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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    Did you find Wjec Biology really hard this year?
    Yeah it was pretty hard, I was less certain of what they'd give marks for as there were more applied biology type questions. How did you find it? What grade are you hoping for?
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    That abrupt change is no coincidence guys
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    (Original post by PQ)
    They'll take everything into account but if they asked for an A in maths and you get a B then that's more likely to be a deal breaker than missing a grade in another subject. If they've got evidence that people with a B in maths tend to fail or drop out then no amount of success in other subjects will make up for that - they wont accept you onto a course with the expectation that you'd fail. That would be hugely unethical and cruel.
    Thanks for the reply, in maths I'm not sure whether I'll get an A or B, have a B in business, C in computer science and will most likely get A* in Spanish minimum an A as I speak Spanish fluently. Unfortunately my IT teacher had no idea about the computer science course and actually learnt it with us in lessons rather than teaching it which explains the low grade, not sure how the university will feel about a C in the course I chose.

    Also the requirements for the offer did not specify any subject it just said it had to be AAB
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    (Original post by kingofacademics)
    Ok I think I might know a way to find out if you got into your firm.

    Because I got my accomodation sorted within the past few days, I just rang up my uni and pretended I didn't get an accomodation confirmation and asked whether they could confirm it for me. They checked my status and were able to tell me that I had confirmed accomodation. I know it's not definite, but if my accomodation is confirmed and they've got our resukts, they would have, by now, taken accomodation off those who didn't meet the requirement and they weren't accepting, right?
    dude i just did the same thing. they confirmed that I had applied for accommodation and asked me if i was waiting for my a-level results and i said yes, and they said they'd send me my accommodation details 10 days or so after results. i don't know whether or not to take that as confirmation... not getting my hopes up... my last paper was horrendous.
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    hi everyone, waiting for AS results, nervous Seeing this thread, so many of you are A2 students, can anyone give me some advice? How would you recommend me to work for A2? Is it significantly harder than AS? As this year I was very lazy as I felt the work was quite manageable (did no work at all apart from homework until the start of march then just did revision cards and past papers). Assuming you cannot get away with this at A2, what did you all do? Any tips about next year and maybe uni applications and anything in general? Thanks!
    A2 is definitely harder than AS in most subjects, though I actually found A2 Lit easier, so it might depend on how you work etc. You'll probably be fine if you don't leave stuff till the last minute - for example, in A2 History, we had to do coursework, which was entirely independent research and therefore completely daunting. I did procrastinate a bit, but I left enough time, so the daunting task became significantly less daunting and everything turned out ok. Meanwhile, a lot of other people left it till literally the last day, making the task impossible, and came out with bad grades. So there is a jump to A2, but as long as you're aware of it, and plan appropriately, you'll be fine, and the same applies to exams - they may seem daunting, with more to learn and a more difficult technique, but plan to go over topics and revise early and you'll be ok.

    As for university, think carefully about your choices. I messed up in that regard - I only visited top unis last summer as I wrongly presumed I'd get 4 As. I instead got AAABB, which led to last minute application changes. Ultimately I'm happy with my firm, but I really don't like my insurance (too late to change as I only visited after applying!), and I regret not applying to my dream uni - I'd presumed I wouldn't get in, when I would've actually had a decent chance. Visit everywhere, have a backup you like, and have an optimistic choice! Also, start on your personal statement early, and get advice from as many people as you can... but don't be afraid to ignore what you think is bad advice!

    And a final couple of tips - don't panic, no matter how daunting/scary year 13 can be, make good use of your frees (the year will fly by - take advantage of the time), and don't don't work too many hours if you have a job.
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    (Original post by naz.97)
    Oh okay. Hope you get your place for accommodation as well then!
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by NazanAyseOsman)
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    That abrupt change is no coincidence guys
    It always rains on results day. It was gloomy as f*** last year - both literally and metaphorically
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    (Original post by Divine Turnip)
    Yea for biology wbu

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    same! and chem and maths how did you find BY4/5?
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    (Original post by similenacy)
    Thanks for the reply, in maths I'm not sure whether I'll get an A or B, have a B in business, C in computer science and will most likely get A* in Spanish minimum an A as I speak Spanish fluently. Unfortunately my IT teacher had no idea about the computer science course and actually learnt it with us in lessons rather than teaching it which explains the low grade, not sure how the university will feel about a C in the course I chose.

    Also the requirements for the offer did not specify any subject it just said it had to be AAB
    If they didn't specify any subjects then A*BB is going to be top of the pile of people who missed their offers. :yes:

    Did your school/college notify your universities about the problems with your CS teaching?
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    hi everyone, waiting for AS results, nervous Seeing this thread, so many of you are A2 students, can anyone give me some advice? How would you recommend me to work for A2? Is it significantly harder than AS? As this year I was very lazy as I felt the work was quite manageable (did no work at all apart from homework until the start of march then just did revision cards and past papers). Assuming you cannot get away with this at A2, what did you all do? Any tips about next year and maybe uni applications and anything in general? Thanks!
    Start revising right now
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Yeah it was pretty hard, I was less certain of what they'd give marks for as there were more applied biology type questions. How did you find it? What grade are you hoping for?
    Hopefully a B, but I'm feeling like I may have got a C after the exams.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    If they didn't specify any subjects then A*BB is going to be top of the pile of people who missed their offers. :yes:

    Did your school/college notify your universities about the problems with your CS teaching?
    Thanks once again for the fast response.
    I don't believe they did as the school is pretty amateurish even though it costs almost a fortune :mad:
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    (Original post by PQ)
    You're still ahead of the dozens/hundreds who will decide on results day

    Unfortunately that makes it a bit more complex because there's a huge amount of uncertainty about whether you'll even end up committed to your insurance or not (and that uncertainty will make universities very wary of speaking to you about your application and risking accidentally saying something they shouldn't).
    Yh I guess so I mean I know what my plan is but yeh hopefully my insurance will actually reject me cause the offer is A*AB with the A* in maths yet I'm expecting either AAB or A*AB but the A* in the wrong subject but then again they seem to be pretty lenient and it doesn't help my school meant my application was flagged up for contextual factors :/ stupid how it's come to the point I hope I get rejected . This is why the UCAS system is bit flawed cause in situations like this you could end up taking an unplanned gap year -_-
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Yep for chemistry, biology and maths. What subjects did you do?
    same subjects! how did you find CH5 , C4, S2( if you did stats) and BY4? I hated the BY4 exam :'(
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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    Hopefully a B, but I'm feeling like I may have got a C after the exams.
    I feel like I had a C or a low B too really. Needed an A for uni
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    (Original post by greenteaturtle)
    dude i just did the same thing. they confirmed that I had applied for accommodation and asked me if i was waiting for my a-level results and i said yes, and they said they'd send me my accommodation details 10 days or so after results. i don't know whether or not to take that as confirmation... not getting my hopes up... my last paper was horrendous.
    TBH I bet if you told them that you've already got the grades then they might check it in more detail and accidentally tell you you've got in in confirmation your accomdation .... Hmmm
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    (Original post by doctorwhofan98)
    A2 is definitely harder than AS in most subjects, though I actually found A2 Lit easier, so it might depend on how you work etc. You'll probably be fine if you don't leave stuff till the last minute - for example, in A2 History, we had to do coursework, which was entirely independent research and therefore completely daunting. I did procrastinate a bit, but I left enough time, so the daunting task became significantly less daunting and everything turned out ok. Meanwhile, a lot of other people left it till literally the last day, making the task impossible, and came out with bad grades. So there is a jump to A2, but as long as you're aware of it, and plan appropriately, you'll be fine, and the same applies to exams - they may seem daunting, with more to learn and a more difficult technique, but plan to go over topics and revise early and you'll be ok.

    As for university, think carefully about your choices. I messed up in that regard - I only visited top unis last summer as I wrongly presumed I'd get 4 As. I instead got AAABB, which led to last minute application changes. Ultimately I'm happy with my firm, but I really don't like my insurance (too late to change as I only visited after applying!), and I regret not applying to my dream uni - I'd presumed I wouldn't get in, when I would've actually had a decent chance. Visit everywhere, have a backup you like, and have an optimistic choice! Also, start on your personal statement early, and get advice from as many people as you can... but don't be afraid to ignore what you think is bad advice!

    And a final couple of tips - don't panic, no matter how daunting/scary year 13 can be, make good use of your frees (the year will fly by - take advantage of the time), and don't don't work too many hours if you have a job.
    Thanks so much for replying! I take biology, chemistry, maths psychology and GS so no coursework for me thankfully, but thanks for the advice! Think I am going to try and keep up with work all year round going over stuff so hopefully the cram time will be a lot less stressful! I literally did not work in ONE of my frees last year I just sat and talked (which is so bad as I had basically half frees as psychology is taught out of hours) so will try and not do that this year :rolleyes:

    I am scared I will do exactly the same thing! I want to do medicine and some courses are AAAb and some are like A*A*Aa-A*AAa. I have only really visited top unis like oxbridge and london ones as of yet as I have just been assuming I will get all As at AS but thats probably such a bad strategy. Going to see Bristol which is AAAb I think. What was your dream uni? I always wanted to go to Oxford but I recently found out about the percentage of A* measure and as I got 10A* and 3A's (our school made us do sooo many ) Its out unfortunately.

    I have already finished my personal statement (practically) as our school made everyone finish it in July (we had UCAS week where successful ex-students for all subjects and teachers checked and helped us change it til they were happy and signed us off) so hopefully thats all good.

    Thanks so much for the tips haha literally saved me now I am going to make sure I visit lower grade requirement unis too. Where did you apply and what course?
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    I feel like I had a C or a low B too really. Needed an A for uni
    We'll see what happens,Good luck to you my friend.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    TBH I bet if you told them that you've already got the grades then they might check it in more detail and accidentally tell you you've got in in confirmation your accomdation .... Hmmm
    eh why don't you try? i've already called them once, i dont want to call twice
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Start revising right now
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    Jks but make sure you start early before your exams.
    Hahaha , seriously, some people in my year have actually started revising already :cheeky: Yeah definitely will, thanks
 
 
 
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