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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Even if I am not successful with Cambridge I am glad that I decided to aim for Cambridge because it is definitely making me work more than I would had I not decided to go for it.

    If I even chose Oxford, I wouldn't revise as hard because getting 4As wouldn't be hard as I paid attention in lessons and made sure to understand as I go. I wouldn't in fact do as many past papers or make notes. But because there's this thing called UMS I have been able to bring myself to work more than I would have.

    Thank you Cambridge :ahee:

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    yeah exactly what i was thinking! when i do past papers i always look at the UMS and check if its high enough. Even if i don't get the grades for Cambridge, I will have secured a strong A which opens doors to so many other unis. Oh how much i want to go to Cambridge though! :lol:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Even if it doesn't go as well as hoped we'd still have relatively high UMS which will make next year easier too, so win-win here haha:top:

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    Its worryingly easy to get an A in something if you got a 95% average at as. If you got 95% at as in a subject you would need 65% at a2 to get an A. Although obviously if you want an A* you still need 90% across a2 units

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    Is anyone on here doing OCR physics A?
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    (Original post by TheKhaleesi)
    yeah exactly what i was thinking! when i do past papers i always look at the UMS and check if its high enough. Even if i don't get the grades for Cambridge, I will have secured a strong A which opens doors to so many other unis. Oh how much i want to go to Cambridge though! :lol:
    Yeah same haha UMS converter is now a most visited page along with past paper page and TSR :lol:

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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Its worryingly easy to get an A in something if you got a 95% average at as. If you got 95% at as in a subject you would need 65% at a2 to get an A. Although obviously if you want an A* you still need 90% across a2 units

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    Lol seriously?
    It would be hard to stay motivated next year then, if you don't get an offer with A* in it although I assume everyone here is applying to A* requirement uni elsewhere too

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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Yeah same haha UMS converter is now a most visited page along with past paper page and TSR :lol:

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    Those are literally my only bookmarks now

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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Even if I am not successful with Cambridge I am glad that I decided to aim for Cambridge because it is definitely making me work more than I would had I not decided to go for it.

    If I even chose Oxford, I wouldn't revise as hard because getting 4As wouldn't be hard as I paid attention in lessons and made sure to understand as I go. I wouldn't in fact do as many past papers or make notes. But because there's this thing called UMS I have been able to bring myself to work more than I would have.

    Thank you Cambridge :ahee:

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    Exactly what I thought, summed it up really . I wouldn't have minded too much previously except getting 4As but now I'm doing so much more revision, especially for C1 lol. UMS is driving me mad though ahah
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Lol seriously?
    It would be hard to stay motivated next year then, if you don't get an offer with A* in it although I assume everyone here is applying to A* requirement uni elsewhere too

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    Yep. An a is 80% ums over all the modules and then if you have 80% average and 90% across a2 you get an a*. Slightly annoying that your as grades don't really make it easier to get an a* but oh well

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    (Original post by nurav11)
    Exactly what I thought, summed it up really . I wouldn't have minded too much previously except getting 4As but now I'm doing so much more revision, especially for C1 lol. UMS is driving me mad though ahah
    Thinking of results day makes me a bit sad. We cannot jump around and hug people as soon as we see 4As. Instead we would be pulling our calculators out before finally (hopefully) scream out of joy.

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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Thinking of results day makes me a bit sad. We cannot jump around and hug people as soon as we see 4As. Instead we would be pulling our calculators out before finally (hopefully) scream out of joy.

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    Not if you see a sheet littered with the number 100 all over
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Yep. An a is 80% ums over all the modules and then if you have 80% average and 90% across a2 you get an a*. Slightly annoying that your as grades don't really make it easier to get an a* but oh well

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    Yeah I thought that all the UMS gained this year is added on for the overall A-Level. Turned out I was wrong :erm:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Thinking of results day makes me a bit sad. We cannot jump around and hug people as soon as we see 4As. Instead we would be pulling our calculators out before finally (hopefully) scream out of joy.

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    This is true... It'll be quite sad aswell as we may well be disappointed at an '85' mark in one module (which will not happen of course ), but it will sound so nice to say '100' in anything (first have to get it though )
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    (Original post by Wawasan)
    Not if you see a sheet littered with the number 100 all over
    Well it's a bit hard with /120 subjects
    Not if you see 120 everywhere though:awesome:


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    Not if you see a sheet littered with the number 100 all over
    100/150 for OCR chemistry unit 2? :no:

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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    Yeah I thought that all the UMS gained this year is added on for the overall A-Level. Turned out I was wrong :erm:
    It is but it doesn't contribute to a* (unless you take some a2 maths units this year)

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    Is anyone on here doing OCR physics A?
    Yep, how are you feeling about it? I think I know the content but not feeling as prepared as I'd like yet .
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    It is but it doesn't contribute to a* (unless you take some a2 maths units this year)

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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Yep. An a is 80% ums over all the modules and then if you have 80% average and 90% across a2 you get an a*. Slightly annoying that your as grades don't really make it easier to get an a* but oh well

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    So at least 80 percent above at AS and 90 percent at A2 mean A* overall?
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    It is but it doesn't contribute to a* (unless you take some a2 maths units this year)

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    And is it an average of the A2 grades that has to be over 90 UMS or that both have to be over 90? (So is 80/100 allowed or does it have to be 90/90?)
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    So at least 80 percent above at AS and 90 percent at A2 mean A* overall?
    No. 80% average out of all of the modules gets you an a and then if you have 90% across a2 you get a* eg if you got 60% at as and then 100% at a2 you would get a*. So in all honesty as far as getting an a* is concerned 95% ums in as is no better than 70%

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