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    (Original post by BunnyMidnight)
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    How come you do so many A-levels?
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    Does anyone know the last day for OCR remarks
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    (Original post by fayeb1999)
    Well done with your results! It sounds like you've done well compared to everyone else in your sixth form. I feel the same, quite a few of my friends have not done as well as they would've like with their results (one of them got CEEE and is going to do a course at college instead)
    Quite a few people taking demanding subjects like maths/sciences have not done well as they hoped (another friend got an E in maths, despite her dad being a maths teacher!) My school was pretty much a mixed bag of grades, and it's shocking how people who had done so well at GCSE didn't do as well at A level!

    Apart from a level geography, I take psychology, history and biology. Got an A in psychology which I'm happy with, a B in geog, a C in history (how I got a C I have no idea) and an E in biology (which I'm really upset about)

    Not a lot of people did well in biology (my mate also got an E) and the head of science looked very stressed on results day. I am hoping to carry it into A2 if I am allowed along with geog and psychology. It is my biology teachers decision as to whether I'm allowed to carry on. I think I should, I got an A in the January mocks and get Bs and Cs throughout the year. I was 4 marks off a D so the head of science said they would consider me to carry on, as they do know I work hard (I got nominated and won an endeavour award by my biology teachers and others)

    So confused with what to do with my life now. My dad blames the biology grade on bad teaching, which I partly agree with as my main teacher missed a lot of lessons and rushed through the whole chapter on genetics. The papers were horrible though with only two of the topics actually appearing in paper 1 when all of them could appear.

    As I said quite a few people look set to drop out of sixth form so it looks like we'll both get more one-to-one with our subject teachers. As for your subjects, your teachers may get a telling off for the grades your classes got (especially the Us in geography!) My geography teachers are not allowing anyone to resit geog1, as they're saying it'll be too much work next year along with the new topics next year.

    Which topics are you doing? We're doing world cities, development and globalisation, plate tectonics and either a choice of ecosystems (which I'm secretly hoping for as we covered it at GCSE) or something to do with meteorology (sounds dead hard lol)
    Hi, i'm Dawid by the way! Yes, I think my teachers will get told of about the bad grades and I seen the headteacher was very stressed on results day. My geography teacher said he will let us resit because he knows we work out socks off and he was really surprise about the grades we all got.

    Which topics have you done for AS? I've done Rivers, Cold Environments, Population and Energy - apparently all of the hardest topics as examiners like to mark these more? I hope I can swap cold environments for coasts as I absolutely hate ice!

    As for A2, we're doing world cities, ecosystems and plate tectonics and we are undecided on either paper 4a or 4b.

    I know it's going to be a difficult year but I will work my socks off so that I get ABB next year!

    MY mum also blames the teaching; she said it's a new school and they don't know what they're doing and said on the next parent's evening - she is going to have a go at my teachers, especially the geography teacher who's part of geog1 I failed!

    Well done on your results! I think I am going to be soo lonely this year but because of this I will have more time to study and do well in my second year! Gosh I am happy and we can retake1
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    I achieved ABBB.

    Is it realistic to apply to unis asking for AAA with AS grades of ABB??
    (Warwick, Exeter, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Cardiff)

    I think I'm likely to be predicted A*AB/AAA.
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    (Original post by kiera28)
    I achieved ABBB.

    Is it realistic to apply to unis asking for AAA with AS grades of ABB??
    (Warwick, Exeter, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Cardiff)

    I think I'm likely to be predicted A*AB/AAA.
    It depends what you want to do? from what I know St.Andrews may be difficult, it is very competitive!
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    (Original post by 10studentlife)
    It depends what you want to do? from what I know St.Andrews may be difficult, it is very competitive!
    Thanks for the response. I'll be applying for psychology. Also, will unis take into consideration that the new specs are linear? (And that some AS' won't count towards final grades)
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    (Original post by kiera28)
    Thanks for the response. I'll be applying for psychology. Also, will unis take into consideration that the new specs are linear? (And that some AS' won't count towards final grades)
    Yeh of course! I got the same results of you, I hope I'll get predicted A's.
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    (Original post by dawideksoltysik;[url="tel:67122546")
    67122546[/url]]Hi, i'm Dawid by the way! Yes, I think my teachers will get told of about the bad grades and I seen the headteacher was very stressed on results day. My geography teacher said he will let us resit because he knows we work out socks off and he was really surprise about the grades we all got.

    Which topics have you done for AS? I've done Rivers, Cold Environments, Population and Energy - apparently all of the hardest topics as examiners like to mark these more? I hope I can swap cold environments for coasts as I absolutely hate ice!

    As for A2, we're doing world cities, ecosystems and plate tectonics and we are undecided on either paper 4a or 4b.

    I know it's going to be a difficult year but I will work my socks off so that I get ABB next year!

    MY mum also blames the teaching; she said it's a new school and they don't know what they're doing and said on the next parent's evening - she is going to have a go at my teachers, especially the geography teacher who's part of geog1 I failed!

    Well done on your results! I think I am going to be soo lonely this year but because of this I will have more time to study and do well in my second year! Gosh I am happy and we can retake1
    Hi I'm Faye lol.
    The topics we did were rivers, coasts, population and health and they weren't bad topics really, but I think my teachers were too generous with marks. I was a bit worried about the fact we were doing coasts as we didn't cover it at GCSE but it gets better the more you learn about it. Ask your geography teacher if you could switch to coasts and I'm sure they'll consider your opinion. There's a bit of overlap with rivers but despite being terrible at physical geography at GCSE (I got a B overall but a D in the physical paper) it can't have been too bad. Population was generally ok for me but some questions about the DTM can throw me off and health is a fairly easy topic learning about things I already know a lot about (AIDS, diabetes etc.)

    ABB are great grades, what are you thinking of doing once you leave school? Any unis you're looking at? I'm stuck with what to do and don't even know if I want to go university yet. Just going to do my a-levels and then take a gap year and decide then. Have been looking at psychology but the majority of courses want AAA-AAB as they are so competitive. I was also looking at geography which isn't as competitive but I don't know what I would do with a geography degree and I don't want to go into teaching. Other than that, I'm generally open to anything.

    I've even been looking at higher apprenticeships but don't know what would be the right choice. Biology was always my main goal to do well in but now I'm apprehensive as to whether I want to do anything with it
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    I got BBD in my AS results (the two B's in english literature and sociology and the D in business) but the uni that i am looking at wants AAB for next year. What are my chances of getting in due to the D in business studies. Also I would like to continue down the english/sociology route for degree anyway
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    Results
    • Sociology: A / A
    • Psychology: A / B
    • English Literature: B/ B
    • Biology: B / C
    Comments and reactions
    I was really upset with my results because even though ABBC is good enough to apply to uni, I was expecting more As. In Psychology I had been getting As all year and got the best scores in my class so I don't even know what happened. Biology I knew I hadn't done well in, I messed up the first exam but I wasn't bothered because I know I'm dropping it. English even though a A would have been nice I'm more than happy with a B because I know it isn't my strongest subject compared to sociology and psychology.
    Future ambitionsI want to go to Sheffield university to do Korean Studies, and I'm so excited about it but I am hugely worried I won't even get a place due to my lack of a language even though I have been heavily assured that no language is needed. I need ABB to get in, with my predicted grades standing at A*AA, I am really hoping I get an offer.
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    Results
    • Biology : School Prediction D / My Prediction E / Achieved E
    • Chemistry : School Prediction E / My Prediction D / Achieved D
    • Maths: School Prediction B / My Prediction B / Achieved C
    • History: School Prediction C / My Prediction D / Achieved B
    Comments and reactions : So dissapointed over Biology as my school aren't letting me carry it on to Year 13 but its not like it was unexpected (dunno whether it's worth a re-mark). The one I hate the most is the one I suprisingly scored best in but I really don't want to do it Year 13 (I have no choice anymore so may as well embrace it)

    Future ambitions: Wanted to do Optometrey or Biomedical Science at Manchester or Aston but that dream is starting to look really unrealistic. I need a serious rethink lol
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    Results
    H&SC - achieved B / predicted D
    Textiles - achieved B / predicted D
    retaken gcse maths earlier on in the year - achieved C/ predicted C

    Comments and Reactions
    head of social studies teacher came up to me and said they were really proud because my health and social care exam result was an A, and it turned out I was one of the top 0.5% scorers in the country who'd got that in the exam , VERY pleased with the B grades, because I was predicted D's.

    Future Ambitions
    to become a chef or baker or the next Jamie Oliver (just kidding), going to do a btec type course despite doing better than I thought I would in my as levels
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    (Original post by NNB_Herath)
    Did anyone get all A's for ALL UNITS ( if so how many ) ??
    Yeah, I did 7 units.
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    (Original post by TheHungryStudent)
    Results
    • Sociology: A / A
    • Psychology: A / B
    • English Literature: B/ B
    • Biology: B / C
    Comments and reactions
    I was really upset with my results because even though ABBC is good enough to apply to uni, I was expecting more As. In Psychology I had been getting As all year and got the best scores in my class so I don't even know what happened. Biology I knew I hadn't done well in, I messed up the first exam but I wasn't bothered because I know I'm dropping it. English even though a A would have been nice I'm more than happy with a B because I know it isn't my strongest subject compared to sociology and psychology.
    Future ambitionsI want to go to Sheffield university to do Korean Studies, and I'm so excited about it but I am hugely worried I won't even get a place due to my lack of a language even though I have been heavily assured that no language is needed. I need ABB to get in, with my predicted grades standing at A*AA, I am really hoping I get an offer.
    Seriously with Psychology I 100% know how you feel. I was getting As all through the year (full marks in every mock) but suddenly dropped to a B (with almost a C in one paper).

    Are you on OCR Psych?
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    How come you do so many A-levels?
    Just happened, I repeated a year for one and I carried on Media Studies to A2 and yeah...
    I didn't like the courses that I did last year, I do like the ones that I do now...from there it just increased...Was planning to add Physics/Maths but was advised not too...If my grades are rubbish next year, I will take a gap year from there I will re-sit my A-Level exams and do more A-levels (Physics and Maths) before I go Uni.
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    (Original post by NNB_Herath)
    Did anyone get all A's for ALL UNITS ( if so how many ) ??
    I got all As in Maths further maths bio and Chem (excluding a C then a B in general studies leading to a C overall but doesn't matter). I got 300/300 in maths and 289/300 in fm which I'm really proud of.

    I was thinking of dropping bio then picking up as physics and also doing an EPQ - is that a good idea?
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    My A-Levels; This year:English Lit and Lang, Sociology, Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry.

    My A-Levels; after finishing A2: English Lit and Lang, Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, and Media Studies.

    AS Results: DDE (D in English, D in Psychology and E in Sociology) however, I got an A for my second paper of English, my first paper was my weakness. I also, already, have a B for Media A-Level.

    Predicted Grade: CCC (for Sociology, Psychology, and English) and AA (for Biology and Chemistry).

    My Aims for the next year: A*A*AAAB/A*A*ABBB (A*/A in Biology, A*/A in Chemistry, A/B in English, A/B in Sociology, A/B in Psychology...If I get a C in Psychology will cry but as long as the rest are fine, will get over it...but there will be no D's/E's/U's, will make sure...

    Study Tactics - AS: Mindmaps, Reading The Textbook, Youtube Vids, Writing Essays, Doing Extra Work, Answering textbook questions (Only did this for Sociology).

    Study Tactics - A2: Mindmaps, Past Exam Papers, Answering question via the textbook, "Pop quiz" (mainly for key words), Youtube Videos (CrashCourse/SciShow etc), Workshops, Doing Extra Work, Writing Essays,Answering mock questions, looking at Modal answers.

    My five university choices; for now: Surrey, Kent, Queen Mary's, UCL and Bath.

    My favourite Universities: UCL (Want it as my firm) and Surrey (Want it as my insurance).

    Future Ambitions: Astrochemistry/Astronomy or Astrophysics.
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    I got C in chemistry and D in biology, and I'm honestly elated!


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    Results
    •Maths: Predicted A / Achieved A
    •Further Maths: 100/100 !•Chemistry: Predicted B / Achieved A•Economics: Predicted B / Achieved AComments and reactions Really happy with my results, my parents were so proud of me, and grateful that it all paid off at the end even though my chemistry was a low A, so I've got to work for it further. I have been srsly having nightmares of results from the start of August and so happy now it's over tho uni applications are actually happening XDFuture ambitions
    I want to study maths at Oxford, quite confident with the MAT but nervous about the interview; just got to work hard enough and see how it goes
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    To everyone who have achieved A's... please i beg you tell me how do you revise and your whole routine :emo:
 
 
 
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