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    (Original post by LeoDiCaprio)
    Surely they are entitled to be disappointed? It takes a lot of work to aspire to go to these places, and missing out on going to the one of the best establishments in the world by such fine margins must be horrible. In the heat of the moment they may be incredibly upset because they worked so hard for something and didn't achieve it. It's not like unsuccessful Oxbridge applicants give up with life, they get on with it. It just must hurt for a while afterwards.

    And no, I didn't apply for Oxbridge myself. But being the best takes a lot of dedication.
    Try telling the kids on a downward spiral of depression and posting it all over this forum that. Not me that'll be in a mental ward if my grades aren't great.

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    (Original post by Jimmy20002012)
    What does everybody think about this:


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...00-pupils.html



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    If it's written by the daily mail, its not worth reading as anything other than trolling, scaremongering, or poorly presented satire.
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    (Original post by Jimmy20002012)
    What does everybody think about this:


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...00-pupils.html
    I think that it was published last year so irrelevant

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/content/26O5j5
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    (Original post by bunny96)
    Great looks like I'll be on edge for hours then Are you staying up? You're waiting for one OCR exam arn't you?
    Yh I know it's a horrible feeling , yh Physics Unit 1 on OCR and you?
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    (Original post by billyfisher100)
    I know, all we ask is that they release 1 f#%*ing document! We're not asking for much!
    Exactly! The least they could do is let one member stay up to upload the file! It's not like hundreds of terrified teenagers are staying up waiting on edge to know their futures or anything?!
    Where are they?! What are they doing?!
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    (Original post by zizza)
    Indulge me for a minute - I'm a confused parent! Why is it so important to find out grade boundaries when you don't know what marks you got in your exams?
    Question papers and mark schemes are already out. So some of us have calculated what we think we might get .
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    is this old? It mentioned Blair
    Yup, it's from several years ago. The DM doesn't even use that format any more.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I did not get straight As, let alone 90%+. I know.
    Hmm, well you can suprise yourself on results day. For example I thought I had completely failed C2 but ended up getting 100 UMS. I think like anyone who cares a great deal about their studies you are probably focusing on the negatives of what you did on papers and extrapolating that. I wouldn't write off your grades just yet, wait until tomorrow I imagine you'll do better than you think.

    As for your post about Oxbridge, i think you are focussing far too much on the university and not on the subject. You say it's the holy grail of education but without sounding too corny, the holy grail is you. This is not "imsoacademic" but what you choose to make of your education. I go to a very big college and I'm part of a group of about 60 for people aiming for the top universities and about 10 have got into Oxbridge. Next year when you start applying, if you go to a very large school where many people apply to Oxbridge and other top universities, you will appreciate that there isn't a great deal of difference between those who get in and those who don't. You will be surprised at who gets a place and also who doesn't. At other top universities you will see the vast majority of people are very much passionate about their subject there is little difference between them and Oxbridge students in terms of intelligence, passion or anything to do with the individual.

    I think if you are passionate about your subject, it doesn't matter if you study at Cambridge, UCL, Edinburgh etc. You will almost certainly be surrounded by a large number of people who care about their subject and education like you do.
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    (Original post by zizza)
    Indulge me for a minute - I'm a confused parent! Why is it so important to find out grade boundaries when you don't know what marks you got in your exams?
    Hello, I'm an anxious student, and I agree with you! But I suppose that, after being kept in the dark for so long, you crave any information you can lay your hands on.

    PS: I'm only here because I can't sleep.
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    I knew chem was too hard! Damn


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    (Original post by venenecinema)
    Yup, it's from several years ago. The DM doesn't even use that format any more.
    Exactly what I was thinking, lots of scaremongering on this thread going on :lol:
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    (Original post by Jimmy20002012)
    What does everybody think about this:


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...00-pupils.html



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    I don't think this is relevant to us considering it refers to Tony Blair as being the PM
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Yh I know it's a horrible feeling , yh Physics Unit 1 on OCR and you?
    Unit 1 and 2 Physics
    Unit 1 and 2 Chemistry
    Unit 1 and 2 Psychology
    Plus coursework for Chemistry and Physics

    You know
    Not much
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    (Original post by zizza)
    Indulge me for a minute - I'm a confused parent! Why is it so important to find out grade boundaries when you don't know what marks you got in your exams?
    It tends to give an indication of the difficulty of the exam. If you came out of the exam thinking it went terribly and then the grade boundaries are low it shows other people struggled so you're likely to have done better than you thought (of course, the opposite can happen)
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    I am pedantic . That's cool. Is it true the Uni receive the results a little before you so you can also check your UCAS to see if your offer's been confirmed?
    You can go on UCAS at about 8 am and find out whether the uni offer has been confirmed, so if your school doesn't open until later (Like mine, which isn't open until 10am) then you can find out whether you're into uni before getting A Level results.

    STEP results are obviously a bit earlier than all of this as you get them at midnight. This is both a blessing and a curse because if you meet the STEP offer you can be fairly comfortable of having got your place but if you haven't then the night won't be enjoyable especially for near misses.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    1. They don't do my subject.
    2. I am not going to a ****ing university, well, no, they're nerdy in a bad way. They're not intelligent and passionate like Oxbridgers. Many can't communicate their subject at Imperial. It has that reputation for a reason.
    I'm gonna be blunt.

    If what you're saying is right, then Oxbridge don't want you anyway. Imperial don't want you. You don't belong there if you're not intelligent enough anyway. Boohoo.

    Now people work to get where they are, you've "seen" the error of your ways... Maybe you can resit and try again.

    So what are your views on me? Many people think I'm for Oxbridge, but guess what, I'm not going to go for the bloody name. I'm actually thinking about YORK, does that make.me stupid and unintelligent and impassionate?
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    Whats going to happen then?
    Are they going to be released tongiht or not?

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    (Original post by Jimmy20002012)
    What does everybody think about this:


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...00-pupils.html



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    is that for this year ?
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Exactly what I was thinking, lots of scaremongering on this thread going on :lol:
    Jealous people gonna jealous :rolleyes:
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    am i the only person who did wjec exams o__O


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