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Official AS & A2 Results Day 2016

  • View Poll Results: What grades are you expecting on results day?
    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
    7.04%

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    (Original post by Mathsmad123)
    What you reckon for s2? I can see it dropping a lot for s2 imo. People who can think outside the box would have smashed that exam, but people who only know whats in the textbook would have flopped i reckon.
    I think S2 grade boundaries will be high, like 70 for an A* (I think grade boundaries will be more or less the same as last year)
    I actually found that exam easy-ish, but there was a lot of "non-S2" algebra stuff involved, and algebra is my strength, so I may have found it easy because of that. I was surprised to see the S2 poll and that more people found it hard than OK, but last year's poll had similar results and high grade boundaries

    I may be wrong and grade boundaries will be low. It's 5 pm so we still have 7 hours to speculate
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    (Original post by ninjass)
    I am curious here - who here is considering taking a gap year rather than go into clearing if results dont go to plan. It looks like the latter is the most popular option here althugh I feel its better to take a year out and then reapply to a uni you want to go rather than choosing a uni at quick notice (and the majority of times you wont have seen it before) and regetting it for 3/4 years?
    I am, I'm not going to bother with clearing if I end up in it and just reapply to my firm uni, that's the one I 100% want to go too, whatever it takes.

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    (Original post by milutin767)
    I think this is actually some sort of a Xanax-type drug, I've got it as a prescription for hay fever if the bronchioles constrict as it acts as a relaxant..but I think people use it when they're feeling anxious!
    blimey - your hayfever must be bad!
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    Where are the AQA mark schemes?


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    (Original post by CaitlinN15)
    I am, I'm not going to bother with clearing if I end up in it and just reapply to my firm uni, that's the one I 100% want to go too, whatever it takes.

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    I'm reapplying as well! Ain't my ass going through clearing 😭😭😭
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Has TSR suffered from the exam season changes?
    I don't really understand why it's changed but it definitely has -I also pop onto the current threads for people applying for the same course I do to offer any help/advice/reassurance that I can through the application process (my course always interviews applicants and it all gets a little stressful and you are left waiting for offers for ages) and this year and last year has been much quieter then 2014 when I applied.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Can you not work it out yourself? I even programmed an excel sheat to do it for me (and differentiate between A & A* ) but it's not much work to add a few numbers together.
    well I already have the amount of UMS points I need to achieve my grades this year written down so realistically I don't really need it but knowing me pedantic self, I'll be checking and rechecking lol.
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Has TSR suffered from the exam season changes?
    It has, yes.
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    (Original post by lawlieto)
    I think S2 grade boundaries will be high, like 70 for an A* (I think grade boundaries will be more or less the same as last year)
    I actually found that exam easy-ish, but there was a lot of "non-S2" algebra stuff involved, and algebra is my strength, so I may have found it easy because of that. I was surprised to see the S2 poll and that more people found it hard than OK, but last year's poll had similar results and high grade boundaries

    I may be wrong and grade boundaries will be low. It's 5 pm so we still have 7 hours to speculate
    Personally, I found it straightforward but it was generally a harder paper than usual. The area question will throw people off, so will the first unusually structured one, also logs with inequalities usually catches a few out.

    67 for A* I think.
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    It has, yes.
    I still don't fully understand the changes to AS levels.. as in the motive behind it...

    Wales and NI still have AS levels that count... right?

    Nor do I understand how resitting an exam and relearning the content in the first place was counter-productive? Learning meant improving and reflecting on mistakes!
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    At one of my schools they entered everyone they thought would fail into AS for a certain subject so they can resit or kick them out if they do badly
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    (Original post by DesignPredator)
    Personally, I found it straightforward but it was generally a harder paper than usual. The area question will throw people off, so will the first unusually structured one, also logs with inequalities usually catches a few out.

    67 for A* I think.
    What was that area question? Are we talking about edexcel S2? (I may have forgotten it)

    The first one... I had to think for ages how to calculate variance
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    (Original post by jn998)
    Has anyone else done these AS exams?
    OCR MEI: C1,C2,S1,D1,M1,FP1
    OCR A Chemistry Breadth/Depth
    OCR A Physics Breadth/Depth
    AQA Economics Micro/Macro

    If so how did you find them/any predictions of grade boundaries?

    I did Chemistry A OCR and these were the easiest papers i have even done, i guess because it was first year smth like a trial(compared to last years modular exams). Thats why i'm expecting quite high grade boundaries as many people found it easy. It probably 50/60 for an A for breadth and something like 78-80/ 100 for an A for Depth. Heard that physics papers werent hard as well.

    Anyways, lets hope for lower!

    Good luck!
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    I keep getting clearing offers from my insurance , telegraph, TSR - is this a sign? Lol 😂
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    I still don't fully understand the changes to AS levels.. as in the motive behind it...

    Wales and NI still have AS levels that count... right?

    Nor do I understand how resitting an exam and relearning the content in the first place was counter-productive? Learning meant improving and reflecting on mistakes!
    All because of this muppet



    (actually that's unfair to muppets - they're lovely)
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    (Original post by Mvoykov)
    I did Chemistry A OCR and these were the easiest papers i have even done, i guess because it was first year smth like a trial(compared to last years modular exams). Thats why i'm expecting quite high grade boundaries as many people found it easy. It probably 50/60 for an A for breadth and something like 78-80/ 100 for an A for Depth. Heard that physics papers werent hard as well.

    Anyways, lets hope for lower!

    Good luck!
    The depth was easier imo than breadth so I think it could even be as high as 84/85!
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    (Original post by PQ)
    All because of this muppet



    (actually that's unfair to muppets - they're lovely)
    PRSOM.

    And then he helped to take us out of the EU!!! He really hates children doesn't he.
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    Will OCR A2 boundaries for maths and physics be out at midnight tonight?
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    (Original post by AstroNandos)
    Will OCR A2 boundaries for maths and physics be out at midnight tonight?
    Not sure what exact time they'll be out, but I'm sure they will just keep your eyes peeled

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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    The depth was easier imo than breadth so I think it could even be as high as 84/85!
    I dont think its going to be more than 80%, but new spec new grade boundaries, who knows.
 
 
 
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