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    (Original post by sr234)
    Yh i haven't heard of anyone achieving more than an AA at AS this year?
    I got 4 As, but in fairness I did do media studies, English language, graphic design and photography which are all very reliant on coursework!
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    I think that people who got like only one E or D grade and nothing lower than those grades, the school should let the individual stay on and drop the grade or let them retake a couple modules next summer.

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    (Original post by abc1234567890)
    AAAAB
    Haha, everyone on TSR keeps proving me wrong Well done, you did amazing!

    (Original post by Emarsdenhill)
    I got 4 As, but in fairness I did do media studies, English language, graphic design and photography which are all very reliant on coursework!
    Well done ! It can be hard to get high marks in coursework
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    (Original post by sr234)
    Yh i haven't heard of anyone achieving more than an AA at AS this year?
    I got AAABB...so close to AAAAA haha
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    (Original post by lauraaaaa)
    I got AAABB...so close to AAAAA haha
    Wow! 5 a-levels, those are v.good grades! You should be proud!!
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    (Original post by sr234)
    Wow! 5 a-levels, those are v.good grades! You should be proud!!
    One of the B's was general studies, don't be too praising haha
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    I got C in Chemistry(A2) which im a bit annoyed as i was predicted a B and i tried so bloody hard for it. a C in Physics(AS) though i was 3 ums off a B and got an A in a exam worth 50% of the ums in AS but i got a U in the practical "_" and a C in the 30% mechanics exams. I got an E in Human Biology(A2) After geting a D at AS "_" got all U's on my biology exams even though i thought it went well "_" probly my answers werent specific enough to markschemes. then i got a U in Maths(AS). I kinda had a **** year though with loved ones passing away and i had to have surgery on my spine after being diagnosed with a tumour in my spine , so i was in a back brace while doing my january modules and ofc i got E's and U's lolz so ended up retaking all of em giving me 9 exams for the summer :/ I'm hoping i can turn it around next year, though its gunna be my 3rd year which kinda sucks but hopefully i can smash A-level maths as i have been given the oppotunity to do AS and A2 next year and get a A/B in physics and be off to uni to do Chemistry Though im not too sure if i should redo some modules to bump my C in chem to a B because all the exams are in the summer so it will be really intense lol.
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    Yeah, it seems harsh this year; many of my friends were utterly disappointed by what they got, I was only satisfied by my grades and need to pull them up.
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    OCR MEI maths was a ***** this year especially if you took the D1 module in June
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    (Original post by pessimist)
    Yep, I got all C's and I've literally got no idea what to do now.
    Were your modules consistently C grades or did you have a couple of bad ones. I'd recommend continuing into year 13 but start studying for your AS modules ASAP so that by the time you start school you would've at least covered some of the modules which let you down. You'd be surprised with how much you can get done in a day if you really put your mind to it and work smartly.

    This is a risky approach however and it may copmpletely backfire. It would only work if you have good time management and if you can grasp concepts fairly quickly.

    Good luck
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    I got BCDD at AS and came out with A*AB at the end of A2 after resitting some AS modules. Dont underestimate yourselves. You're ALL capable of getting amazing grades
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    (Original post by Smko)
    Hey guys just wanted some advice
    In History I got a B overall (Really happy) but in one exam I got an A and the other I got a C... I'm 4 ums off an A overall, do you think it's worth getting a remark in the paper I got a C in? (Thought I had done better in that paper tbh ) .

    In History do remarks usually go up?
    This is my EXACT situation for Sociology! Somehow, I got a C in my June examination. I think i'm going to go for broke and get it remarked.
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    (Original post by 24hoursmiles)
    OCR, you?
    I did OCR history as well and somehow managed to get a D in the source paper 55/100 ( i did germany btw) history A, which dragged my grade down I think Ocr marked it harshly.
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    (Original post by theblackreaper)
    I did OCR history as well and somehow managed to get a D in the source paper 55/100 ( i did germany btw) history A, which dragged my grade down I think Ocr marked it harshly.
    hey My germany source dragged me down too..
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    I doubt that the marking has been exceptionally harsh this year. But if it makes you feel any better about your marks...
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    (Original post by Ben Kenobi)
    I doubt that the marking has been exceptionally harsh this year. But if it makes you feel any better about your marks...
    My marks weren't bad per se, I but judging from all my friends' grades (and they're good or if not good, not bad students), it might've been just a -little- bit harsh this year.
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    (Original post by n00bfi)
    My marks weren't bad per se, I but judging from all my friends' grades (and they're good or if not good, not bad students), it might've been just a -little- bit harsh this year.
    Well, you should not rely on kind UMS conversion. Just revise well and you will do well in your exams as difference in UMS conversion is negligible each year. As for me, I did not have any problems with my Physics unit retake this year. Got full marks in the end.
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    (Original post by Ben Kenobi)
    Well, you should not rely on kind UMS conversion. Just revise well and you will do well in your exams as difference in UMS conversion is negligible each year. As for me, I did not have any problems with my Physics unit retake this year. Got full marks in the end.
    ...UMS conversion...? Where did UMS conversion come into this?

    I think I may have confused you by saying "My marks weren't bad per se" :P

    Let me rephrase that: "My grades weren't bad per se".

    And I don't have any problems thus far with my A Levels but thanks for the advice :P
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    (Original post by n00bfi)
    ...UMS conversion...? Where did UMS conversion come into this?

    I think I may have confused you by saying "My marks weren't bad per se" :P

    Let me rephrase that: "My grades weren't bad per se".

    And I don't have any problems thus far with my A Levels but thanks for the advice :P
    Lol I did not give any advice. Just was saying that if people knew all their stuff from the textbook then the exams should have gone fine as the exam boards are supposed to test what is in the syllabus. By the way I was not specifically targeting you.
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    (Original post by Ben Kenobi)
    Lol I did not give any advice. Just was saying that if people knew all their stuff from the textbook then the exams should have gone fine as the exam boards are supposed to test what is in the syllabus. By the way I was not specifically targeting you.
    oh ok nvm then
 
 
 
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