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    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 marioman)
    ****ing *******s. It's never been a problem in the past so why start enforcing it now?

    Good job I saved the full set of AQA papers to my computer. Shame we likely won't be seeing the mark schemes or examiners' reports this year.
    It's quite annoying, I know.
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    (Original post by marioman)
    ****ing *******s. It's never been a problem in the past so why start enforcing it now?

    Good job I saved the full set of AQA papers to my computer. Shame we likely won't be seeing the mark schemes or examiners' reports this year.
    Oh, dear! Remember, unless they come armed...
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    I've got a couple of questions if anyone could help me out:

    First of all, as the course for one of my uni offers I rejected seems to be on the clearing list, if I missed my firm and insurance would it still be possible to call them up? and also what is the likelihood that UCAS could mess up with your results and make you miss your offers?
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Wow that's cool! I'm guessing you are a prospective student from the US? You do AS and A2 (A Levels) in the US ?😱
    No I did my AS and will do my A2 from UAE
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    Can anyone recommend some movies to take my mind off everything!? Preferably a comedy or thriller! I shall thank you forever
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Ermmm, no, not at all. :lol: The 15 markers were the death of me. :erm:

    Which questions did you do?
    Same
    The 15 markers were horrible in both exams

    i did the liberalism essay. TBH i don't think it was that great. I will actually be okay with a C in Politics tbh.....thats how badly it went for me.
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    (Original post by _Dreamville_)
    Can anyone recommend some movies to take my mind off everything!? Preferably a comedy or thriller! I shall thank you forever
    Borat is decent
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    (Original post by Absent Agent)
    Well, I'm just reiterating so that everyone knows I might not be able to post them.
    Sorry, didn't mean to be such a ****. Could you still post them on Reddit or something? They're not very strict about enforcing copyright
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    (Original post by SH0405)
    Captain Jack has informed me that due to copyright reasons, links to papers and mark schemes cannot be posted.
    Did you ask or did he have to tell you? And does that mean people can't post the questions they remember or make unofficial mark schemes in the future?
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    I AM SO NERVOUS GUYS!!!
    I need BBC and tbh I really don't think I've done it - I resat most of my modules last year as I got CDE and I really think I've not done it
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    I like how you put quotation marks around 'best'


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    It's true though? All the best ones go to Durham obviously, so they don't need STEP


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    (Original post by Aph)
    Did you ask or did he have to tell you? And does that mean people can't post the questions they remember or make unofficial mark schemes in the future?
    They shut down Arsey but it didn't stop anyone
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    Is it true re marking will be harder this year?
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    (Original post by zoebeddardx)
    I AM SO NERVOUS GUYS!!!
    I need BBC and tbh I really don't think I've done it - I resat most of my modules last year as I got CDE and I really think I've not done it
    you *think*. you do not *know*, so stop worrying
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    (Original post by ninjass)
    I am so confused - when i checked the UCAS website it said that MORSE and Data science was in clearing. However when I checked the warwick website it said otherwise. So which is correct?
    More than likely warwicks website will be more up to date, but since its not instant you'll only know for sure if you call them.

    (Original post by Dave8991)
    I've got a couple of questions if anyone could help me out:

    First of all, as the course for one of my uni offers I rejected seems to be on the clearing list, if I missed my firm and insurance would it still be possible to call them up? and also what is the likelihood that UCAS could mess up with your results and make you miss your offers?
    There'd be no point in calling them, they would have had over 4 days to decide if they still wanted you so no means no. If the grades were messed up it would be because your exam details were incorrect on your ucas application, as long as those details are correct there shouldnt be any problems. If it appears they missed a result then their qualifications team can help fix it.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Did you ask or did he have to tell you? And does that mean people can't post the questions they remember or make unofficial mark schemes in the future?
    He removed the links from the first post and informed me of the reason for this. I'm sure if you can remember questions from a paper and/or wish to create an unofficial mark scheme, then you're allowed to post them, since they are not copyrighted as such. I think.
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    It's true though? All the best ones go to Durham obviously, so they don't need STEP


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    Durham not wanting STEP for Maths is a godsend haha, just need the A*AA!
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    I like how you put quotation marks around 'best'


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    Yeh this Dynamics boy PM's me asking for advice and then calls me a ******** on here. What a wasteman.


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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    Oh right, sorry to hear that. Yeah I'm just waiting for A2 results now, I had to resit the architecture paper this year because I failed it last year, it went much better this year though. My A2 exams seemed to go ok too, so I'm hoping I managed to get a B. Good luck to you anyway.
    Hi there, i'm looking to do architecture at University of Kent this year. What's the architecture paper you had to resit? Is it a end of year uni exam or a paper you have to do to get into uni?
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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.
    I understand your point (and agree with it mostly). However, the idiot part getting A* is just a slight exaggeration, in my view anyway.

    Also, I recall the user saying Cambridge want both: grades and step ? I'm not entirely sure how this is incorrect given both are included in the offer?

    Anyway, aside from all this, I would like to wish you luck on your results and would like to thank you for all your help on here for the various math problems/questions, you have helped many (including myself).

    All the best!!
 
 
 
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