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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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    (Original post by 17lina)
    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
    I think you should be confident for the interview and nervous for MAT lol. But, let's see how it goes. Keep us updated lol, interviews are meant to be different and easy. Everyone has different strengths, so you won't get discredited for an offer if you perform bad in the interview, unless it's really BAD!
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    To everyone who have achieved A's... please i beg you tell me how do you revise and your whole routine :emo:
    Literally did nothing special, just started revising in January. I just slowly worked through every topic, doing every past paper question available.
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    (Original post by RPFeyn)
    Literally did nothing special, just started revising in January. I just slowly worked through every topic, doing every past paper question available.
    But its so difficult to manage coursework and revision at the same time :emo:
 
 
 
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