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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 citibankrec)
    You've posted this 10 times
    LOOOOOOL this made me laugh because you're not even exaggerating
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    (Original post by citibankrec)
    You've posted this 10 times
    2 actually haha just wanted opinions cause I'm nervous
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    (Original post by enyav)
    Thought so, thank you! One more question, is it not acceptable to approach a university directly, for a course that isn't in clearing but one where you at least have the grades for? As the courses that I wanted earlier on the week aren't in clearing anymore, so does this mean I can't enquire about them and ask to speak to an admissions officer?
    You can always try - just don't be too disappointed if you get told NOPE

    (Original post by OddFuturez)
    Time to drink bleach on Thursday!!!
    I know you're joking but suicide isn't really a laughing matter at times like results when people are feeling a lot of pressure and disappointment

    (Original post by Klli_98)
    When does track again to say that youve been confirmed into a uni?😊
    Read the first post of this thread
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    (Original post by MessyEffy)
    LOOOOOOL this made me laugh because you're not even exaggerating
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    (Original post by popo111)
    Would you mind elaborating why?
    Formally: Cambridge have a few studies that show that AS and A-Level performance have very bad correlation for the mathematics degree there, even GCSE performance has a better correlation. STEP performance however, has the highest correlation for any subject ever. Something like ~50%.

    Common sense: would you rather distinguish candidates based on a test that consists of sitting down, writing some crap that demonstrates no understanding whatsoever of mathematics and get an easy A* that literally half the candidature get and literally 99% of the maths applicants will be getting A*A*A - A*A*A* effortlessly or a test with which only 160 of your offer holders can get a decent grade and filters the candidature to an reasonably modest level by not only being an extremely difficult test aimed at the top 2% of the a-level mathematicians, that requires actual thought, creativity and mathematical ingenuity but also by allowing admissions tutors to view the actual scripts of the candidates to see their thought process.

    tl;dr an idiot could get an A*A* in maths and further maths, STEP requires actual talent. Cambridge wants actual talent, not idiots.
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    (Original post by NatoHeadshot)
    2 actually haha just wanted opinions cause I'm nervous
    Just relax whats done is done now that cant be changed but always hope for the best
    I can understand ur nervousness as I myself am very nervous for AS physics cuz my unit 2 was extremely bad and physics is a subject i loved
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    The grade boundaries for AQA are accessible to everyone at 8am, however teachers with access to e-aqa get the grade boundaries at midnight. Will someone with access to e-aqa post them here shortly after midnight?
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    Born too late to explore the earth. Born too early to explore the universe. Born just in time to get screwed over by Ofqual...
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    (Original post by Asmodaen)
    Born too late to explore the earth. Born too early to explore the universe. Born just in time to get screwed over by Ofqual...
    ^ this

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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Formally: Cambridge have a few studies that show that AS and A-Level performance have very bad correlation for the mathematics degree there, even GCSE performance has a better correlation. STEP performance however, has the highest correlation for any subject ever. Something like ~50%.

    Common sense: would you rather distinguish candidates based on a test that consists of sitting down, writing some crap that demonstrates no understanding whatsoever of mathematics and get an easy A* that literally half the candidature get and literally 99% of the maths applicants will be getting A*A*A - A*A*A* effortlessly or a test with which only 160 of your offer holders can get a decent grade and filters the candidature to an reasonably modest level by not only being an extremely difficult test aimed at the top 2% of the a-level mathematicians, that requires actual thought, creativity and mathematical ingenuity but also by allowing admissions tutors to view the actual scripts of the candidates to see their thought process.

    tl;dr an idiot could get an A*A* in maths and further maths, STEP requires actual talent. Cambridge wants actual talent, not idiots.
    looks like we're all idiots lads even if we get straight A*s, might as well give up hope now
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    (Original post by Qcomber)
    The grade boundaries for AQA are accessible to everyone at 8am, however teachers with access to e-aqa get the grade boundaries at midnight. Will someone with access to e-aqa post them here shortly after midnight?
    I asked my teacher...she said she'll be sleeping lol. Thanks.
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    (Original post by gregsonog)
    looks like we're all idiots lads even if we get straight A*s, might as well give up hope now
    Relative to cambridge mathematicians so no, your not.


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    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    No it doesn't just facts about Cambridge maths.


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    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    In what way?


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    (Original post by gregsonog)
    looks like we're all idiots lads even if we get straight A*s, might as well give up hope now
    I'm safe on two counts

    I couldn't get A*A* in maths and further maths (behold my mighty C grade in Maths :p: ) and I'm not a lad
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    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    It is arrogant but they can do what they want.
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    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    cheers mate, probably had an arrogant tone to it 'cause I'm in a bad mood and it's late at night for me. Still all true though.
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    3 hours 20 minutes until grade boundaries guys 😁


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    (Original post by Sumaiyya1999)
    Just relax whats done is done now that cant be changed but always hope for the best
    I can understand ur nervousness as I myself am very nervous for AS physics cuz my unit 2 was extremely bad and physics is a subject i loved
    Physics lover here myself, sorry to here about your exam I really hope you score the grade you want and the boundaries are nice to you!
    Thanks for your advice
    What do you plan on studying?
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    Who else here is staying up till midnight for the Edexcel grade boundaries?


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