Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Official AS & A2 Results Day 2016 Watch

Announcements
  • 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%

    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    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?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Born too late to explore the earth. Born too early to explore the universe. Born just in time to get screwed over by Ofqual...
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (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

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (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
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (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.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    No it doesn't just facts about Cambridge maths.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    In what way?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (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
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    3 hours 20 minutes until grade boundaries guys 😁


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (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?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Who else here is staying up till midnight for the Edexcel grade boundaries?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Who else here is staying up till midnight for the Edexcel grade boundaries?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Do all AS grade boundaries get released tonight????
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Do all AS grade boundaries get released tonight????
    Edexcel do, AQA in the morning, not sure about other boards


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zacken)
    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.
    are you aiming for all A*s?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    PRSOM

    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    Truth is sometimes arrogant, you are right.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pq)
    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
    great banter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jitesh)
    are you aiming for all A*s?
    No, I know I've got at least two A*'s and an A, potentially an A*. But I don't really care about my A-Level grades at this point...
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.