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    In my heart of hearts, I think Lincoln is going to be one of my choices.

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    (Original post by jamestg)
    How is everyone's summers going?
    Better, now my leg has mostly healed and I can go outside. How's yours?
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    I'm quite worried at the moment. My school uses a system where us Year 12s were given our overall A Level expected grades from the start. The only problem is mine were all Cs. If I ended up with 3 Bs, what do you think would happen? Would my expected grades stay the same or increase?

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    Changed the thread title! OP still yet to sort out

    How did everyone do today?!
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    Hello fellow yr13s :grouphugs:

    yr13! :eek:

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    (Original post by Babs Posh)
    I went to both the Loughborough and Birmingham open days with my heart set on Birmingham, but afterwards came out of it thinking the entire opposite.

    I'm not sure about what unis I want to go to, so many options I want to study Politics, so atm I'm thinking LSE (doubtful but w/e), Warwick, Durham, Bristol, Bath, Loughborough, Nottingham. Idk basically...

    Omg personal statement is the bane of my life, I swear I'm finding it more stressful than AS exams and they were awful...
    why didn't you like Birmingham
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    So I've visited Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, UCL (one building so not properly), KCL.
    First draft of personal statement is done, though it still needs a lot of work!
    Currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics, History.
    Hope to study Economics at the best place I can get into haha (hopefully Cambridge)

    What's everyone else thinking about?
    woah! you're aiming high. how did ur AS go?
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    Just want to send you guys a massive congratulations with your grades. I hope they were what you wanted or better as I'm sure you guys worked damn hard for them. And now, the hunt for unis begin
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    (Original post by te.lope)
    woah! you're aiming high. how did ur AS go?
    Surprisingly well thanks. Managed 300/300 UMS in Maths and 384/400 in Further Maths, getting a tasty 97.7 UMS average. Did you take any exams this year, if so how did it go?
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Just want to send you guys a massive congratulations with your grades. I hope they were what you wanted or better as I'm sure you guys worked damn hard for them. And now, the hunt for unis begin
    I got AAAB!!!

    (even some of my teachers are in shock)
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Surprisingly well thanks. Managed 300/300 UMS in Maths and 384/400 in Further Maths, getting a tasty 97.7 UMS average. Did you take any exams this year, if so how did it go?
    What?! I don't believe you, that's too good!
    That's sorcery , how did you manage that?!
    I took a maths AS and got a C , not really sure about all the UMS stuff tho
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Surprisingly well thanks. Managed 300/300 UMS in Maths and 384/400 in Further Maths, getting a tasty 97.7 UMS average. Did you take any exams this year, if so how did it go?
    Congratz that's amazing

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    (Original post by te.lope)
    What?! I don't believe you, that's too good!
    That's sorcery , how did you manage that?!
    I took a maths AS and got a C , not really sure about all the UMS stuff tho
    I wish it was sorcery, but more likely was a result of a lack of a social life and fear of Cambridge rejection. So happy though, I thought I completely messed up M2
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    Congratz that's amazing

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    Thanks, I promise I'm not trying to brag though, I was just asked
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    I might not be a Year 13 student just yet......until next week anyway.
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Thanks, I promise I'm not trying to brag though, I was just asked
    Nah I don't think your bragging you should be proud and my maths ums was m1-88 c1-83 and c2-86 still an A so I'm so happy

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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    I wish it was sorcery, but more likely was a result of a lack of a social life and fear of Cambridge rejection. So happy though, I thought I completely messed up M2
    Congrats that's amazing! I worked hard for that C *cries* but I guess maths is not for me. How did you revise and how often , are we talking 24/7?
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    Ahh I don't even know what I want to do at uni. So many things I want to do... Natural Sciences... Chemical Physics... Astrophysics... Nuclear Engineering... ahhhhhh
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    (Original post by te.lope)
    Congrats that's amazing! I worked hard for that C *cries* but I guess maths is not for me. How did you revise and how often , are we talking 24/7?
    Well at like a month to go I just revised the syllabus but not much alongside homework. Then at like 2 weeks before I'd just do all the past papers (1 a day - 2 on sunday) for the nearest exam only, then just switch to the next nearest. If there were many close together then this was harder and required focusing on 2 or more papers at once. I'd say like 2 hours a day on schooldays and 3 at weekends? This probably wasn't the most efficient way of doing things but it seems to work for me and that's what matters 😀
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Well at like a month to go I just revised the syllabus but not much alongside homework. Then at like 2 weeks before I'd just do all the past papers (1 a day - 2 on sunday) for the nearest exam only, then just switch to the next nearest. If there were many close together then this was harder and required focusing on 2 or more papers at once. I'd say like 2 hours a day on schooldays and 3 at weekends? This probably wasn't the most efficient way of doing things but it seems to work for me and that's what matters 😀
    That's extraordinary. I had about 10 weeks and did like 4 topics a week and did every question in the book again (except for statistics where I only did the mixed exercises) and then a week before id do as many past papers as I can and obviously write down all the formulas I needed to know. But I guess I couldn't prepare myself enough for the questions because they really threw me, but congrats again. Wish you all the best, I'm sure you'll get into Cambridge
 
 
 
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