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  • 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 Don Joiner)
    Who else here is staying up till midnight for the Edexcel grade boundaries?


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


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    (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?
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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.
    PRSOM

    (Original post by a_bc)
    is it just me or does this sound slightly arrogant
    Truth is sometimes arrogant, you are right.
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    (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
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    (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...
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    3 hours 20 minutes until grade boundaries guys 😁


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    Exam board?
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    (Original post by NatoHeadshot)
    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?
    Physics was the love of my life and then Alevels happened
    I havent completely decided yet but I may do chemical, geological or mechanical engineering
    What are ur plans?
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    Who wants to throw up? :puke:
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Who wants to throw up? :puke:
    yep. And i've only just remembered about grade boundaries tomorrow. I don't think I can bring myself to look.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Who wants to throw up? :puke:
    me
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Who wants to throw up? :puke:
    Me.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Who wants to throw up? :puke:
    Me for sure, I feel so nervous!
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    (Original post by amymcm11)
    yep. And i've only just remembered about grade boundaries tomorrow. I don't think I can bring myself to look.
    Then don't
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    IM NOT GOING TO CHECK GRADE BOUNDARIES bYE KMS :-)))))
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    Talking about results day with my Dad today and he told me how proud he would be if I got in to Southampton (because he went there). No pressure...
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    (Original post by amymcm11)
    yep. And i've only just remembered about grade boundaries tomorrow. I don't think I can bring myself to look.
    I don't even remember anything so even if I look it probably won't have too much of an affect on me.
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    grabs and rocks my desk

    iIIIiiII want the AQa Grade boundARriesSS at MIDNIGHTTT wHYYY AQA
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    Good luck everyone 😊
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    (Original post by Matt.avf98)
    Talking about results day with my Dad today and he told me how proud he would be if I got in to Southampton (because he went there). No pressure...
    yiKES GOOD LUCK THOUGH !! IM SURE YOU'LL DO FINE
 
 
 
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