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    (Original post by Aph)
    you haven't already had to pay the deposit have you???
    And my insurance doesn't let you apply for accommodation unless you firm, I thought that was normal.


    Adjustment is that new??? I really don't think adjustment is common because surely students get married to their firm and don't want to go anywhere else most of the time?

    Although it's interesting to know that such a scheme was considered. But wouldn't bringing results day forward mean earlier exams?
    some unis let everyone apply whilst others who dont have many rooms will only let firm people apply, and no i haven't paid a deposit yet as obviously i dunno if I'm going to that uni !
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    (Original post by Aph)
    you haven't already had to pay the deposit have you???
    And my insurance doesn't let you apply for accommodation unless you firm, I thought that was normal.


    Adjustment is that new??? I really don't think adjustment is common because surely students get married to their firm and don't want to go anywhere else most of the time?

    Although it's interesting to know that such a scheme was considered. But wouldn't bringing results day forward mean earlier exams?
    I think the proposal was to move exams to be all in late April/early May (so more concentrated and just after Easter because most schools don't do much teaching at that point anyway and it gives the easter holidays for revision) with quicker marking (the marking HAS got a lot quicker over the last few years as exam boards have invested in scanning/online marking....but there's no incentive for the exam boards to get any quicker because results day is fixed)
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Yeah I see what you mean, I was always told that if you wanted to do maths you shouldn't take a gap year and I wouldn't want to anyway because I honestly have no idea what I'd do with myself:lol:
    TBH I wasn't stressed for my exams, I also barely revised though... Just a few past papers in physics and M3 which I knew were my weakest subjects. I kinda feel the stress motivated me.
    yh i mean if i did take a year out it would probably convince me to take a different degree altogether which might be for the better anyways so idk I'm just gonna see what happens but I'm likely not going anywhere in september
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    (Original post by chemstudent314)
    oh great! hopefully uni depending on my results :' good luck!!
    Ah what uni are you going to? Thanks and good luck to you too!
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Ah what uni are you going to? Thanks and good luck to you too!
    I put cardiff as my firm and kent as insurance but I feel like I'll have to go through clearing are you applying for 2017 entry? thank you!
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    some unis let everyone apply whilst others who dont have many rooms will only let firm people apply, and no i haven't paid a deposit yet as obviously i dunno if I'm going to that uni !
    i think my insurance makes you pay a deposit when you apply (so before results) I'm glad it's not my firm.

    (Original post by PQ)
    I think the proposal was to move exams to be all in late April/early May (so more concentrated and just after Easter because most schools don't do much teaching at that point anyway and it gives the easter holidays for revision) with quicker marking (the marking HAS got a lot quicker over the last few years as exam boards have invested in scanning/online marking....but there's no incentive for the exam boards to get any quicker because results day is fixed)
    I'd love an earlier results day maybe when all exam boards confirm they are done send all their results to UCAS and anounce results day for the next week.

    And I wouldn't have completed physics in that case and most of my school were teaching until early May :hide: only the maths department finished late Feb :lol:
    (Original post by fefssdf)
    yh i mean if i did take a year out it would probably convince me to take a different degree altogether which might be for the better anyways so idk I'm just gonna see what happens but I'm likely not going anywhere in september
    im sure you'll get your firm don't give up hope yet.
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    (Original post by chemstudent314)
    I put cardiff as my firm and kent as insurance but I feel like I'll have to go through clearing are you applying for 2017 entry? thank you!
    What course do you want to study? That's the plan but I might go through clearing too depending if I have the grades to apply for medicine 2017 entry or not
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Haha I remember I started last year too then gave up after a good week
    There are a few things you can do to prepare yourself though like find the spec for each subject, edit it to make it shorter and print it off so you can use it as a checklist when revising. Also I printed off a few past papers last year for those subjects I knew teachers won't give past papers for.
    Have you done a draft of your personal statement for university? I'd recommend doing that now before you start the year
    Thanks for the advice! And yeah our school made us finish it in July
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    Does anyone else do OCR MEI further maths?
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    What course do you want to study? That's the plan but I might go through clearing too depending if I have the grades to apply for medicine 2017 entry or not
    biomedicine, ah I see I'm sure you'll be fine! where do you want to go?
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    (Original post by OGFakiie)
    Guys I achieved at gcse level: 2a*6a2b, and I've just completed year 12. I am really hoping for all A's so I can be predicted a couple of A*s at A-level.
    Do you think its worth applying to Cambridge? I want to study Chemical Engineering.
    wait for your results, if your happy with them then apply. but personally i would say apply regardless what grade you got. i got fairly similar grade to u and i have an offer for chemical engineering at cambridge
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    How did you find OCR FP2, S2, D2??
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    (Original post by chemstudent314)
    same i found the CH5 6 markers particularly mean I learnt transition metals so well and it barely came up Yeah same, I feel like the paper for C4 was okay but I messed up and missed a few parts of some questions. BY4 felt like 99% application and 1% recall which was really frustating because I did all the past papers and it something different entirely. Yeah the essay question was okay i guess.. are you going to uni this september?
    did you do ocr chemistry unit 5
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    (Original post by chemstudent314)
    biomedicine, ah I see I'm sure you'll be fine! where do you want to go?
    That's great I've always wanted to go Imperial, but any medical school is good really. Just have to wait and see how results day goes :erm:
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    (Original post by justthatboy)
    did you do ocr chemistry unit 5
    nopee sorry wjec
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    That's great I've always wanted to go Imperial, but any medical school is good really. Just have to wait and see how results day goes :erm:
    wow imperial is really good, yeaahh *fingers crossed*
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    (Original post by notanooblol)
    Does anyone else do OCR MEI further maths?
    Unfortunately
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    (Original post by doctorwhofan98)
    I applied for Law, and Durham was my dream uni once I'd gone on an open day. After getting my AS grades I immediately dropped it from my list, but ultimately my predicted grades matched their entry requirements (A*AA), my LNAT score was decent and I had received 5 offers, so in retrospect I really should've applied! But things did largely turn out ok, as I only looked at York in my post-results panic, but ended up loving it there, eventually leading to it being my firm. My insurance (Leicester) is the main regret - as it was the only uni that asked for AAB (all others were AAA), I had to place it as my insurance so I'm really dreading results as I don't want to go there!

    As you're applying for medicine it'll be harder to get a good backup but hopefully it won't be necessary and you'll get into your firm. The main point is to at least visit 'lesser' universities - as I'm sure you know, websites/prospectuses aren't exhaustive. For a while, my insurance didn't even have any pictures of their accommodation online! I presumed it would be fine regardless, but when I visited their accommodation turned out to be poor. Anything can happen on results day (I was working at As all year in AS Lit... and somehow got a C in the exam!) so it's best to be prepared, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

    I found that the personal statement was the most difficult part of the UCAS application so it's great you've got that done already. One of my friends applied for medicine and sat both the BMAT and UKCAT, and ultimately got four offers including Cambridge - so if you've any medicine-specific questions, about the entrance exams or anything else really, let me know and I can ask him.
    Oh yeah some of my law friends visited Durham and said it was amazing, though heard York is great too! And you got four offers that's amazing! What were your other two? I'm sure you will be fine and do you think York would accept if you just missed?

    Hopefully, that is if I get two offers 😅 It's so competitive ah and that's crazy! Accommodation is such an important thing!

    Wow that's amazing! I don't really have any questions I don't think minds gone blank except... Hmm... Maybe like should the personal statement me more academic or "social" based as I did mine more academic but was worrying this might put some unis off as I didn't write loooads about extracurriculars and hobbies etc. Thanks
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
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    Which modules? I remember seeing you on one of the exam threads. What grade are you aiming for?
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    Hey people! I've applied for biomedicine and my firm is Brighton for BBB. I'm not sure if I want that anymore. Could I go to a better uni i.e somewhere like liverpool or Manchester with the same grades through clearing? If they have spaces? Or would those unis want the grade requirements that they had in the first place?
 
 
 
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