A Level Results: Post Your Results (AS)

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    (Original post by 17lina)
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    •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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    (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.
    LOL I started revising in May, damn I'm gonna start super early next year, when my EP is finished...
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    Got my remark back in poltics and didnt go up 1 ums. Still waiting on German but have sold my ps4 my tv and my iphone and gonna start in september for A*AA
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    I was one mark of in English lit im worried itll go down if I get a remark though? what should I do?
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    (Original post by 10studentlife)
    I was one mark of in English lit im worried itll go down if I get a remark though? what should I do?
    Talk to your teacher is my advice. You may get the next grade, if not it may stay the same and if it does go down, you'll still be solidly in the grade you already have.
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    English Language- A
    Mathematics- A
    Psychology- A
    Media Studies- B

    I was predicted AAAA but was expecting one B to crop up in either maths or English language. I wanted to drop media because, let's be honest, it's media so doesn't stack up well against the other subjects with good universities, so I was so happy that my B came in media!

    Hoping to do psychology at university after sixth form and am hoping my tutors predict me A*A*A*. Aiming to go Warwick or Lancaster hopefully


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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    St Andrews is really good for Physics, ranked number 1 on the Guardian league tables (doesn't really mean much but shows it has good student satisfaction and stuff). Offer is 'only' 3 A's but it has an offer rate of ~33% compared to Manchester and Birmingham's ~80%.
    St andrews is really good, however its much smaller compared to other bigger unis 8000 students in comparison with some which have 30000+ students,
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    (Original post by MathsMPhys)
    St andrews is really good, however its much smaller compared to other bigger unis 8000 students in comparison with some which have 30000+ students,
    Yeah, that's what I like about it. It'd be a lot harder to slip through the cracks. I also like the idea of it being in a small town but not a campus university, but I can see how that may not appeal to people.
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    Talk to your teacher is my advice. You may get the next grade, if not it may stay the same and if it does go down, you'll still be solidly in the grade you already have.
    Emailed both on the day and they still haven't replied! We only have two more days to request the paper back!
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    (Original post by 10studentlife)
    Emailed both on the day and they still haven't replied! We only have two more days to request the paper back!
    Do you have a general tutor? For example, I have my Guidance and Support Tutor who I can go to for pretty much anything. Try and see if you can reach them to sort out your problem or failing that see if school/college can put you in contact with your teachers.
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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:
    Hey! I got 4 As and it kind of depends whether you're humanities or sciencey, but I'm humanities so I can give you tips for that.

    I broke it down into 'stages' throughout the year. First stage - September-December; second - December-January (mocks); third - post mocks-Easter; fourth - Easter-beginning of study leave; fifth - study leave-night before the exam.

    First stage:
    - This is when you first get back to school. I don't know which year you're going into so I'll leave it vague, but for me looking forward to A2s this year using the methods I developed at GCSE/AS. I plan to timetable out all my frees this year and actually use them for work, they're your best shot at what is essentially free time! Since this year I'm focusing on coursework up to December, I'll spend roughly 50% of my frees in the library working on the coursework, and the other half chatting and being around friends. The balance may change, depending on how heavy coursework gets. At this point there's no need to give up lunchtimes etc, just using frees well. Completing homework is a must, and trying to make your essays a very high standard so you can use them later, finding websites and resources for your essays so that they contain a high level of analysis/information. At AS, this first stage is all about making sure your work is neat and tidy, you always complete homework to a high standard, and you create word documents which contain all the links to anything interesting you've read that is relevant to any of your subjects (eg. I created an english lit one where I pasted the links to all the good essays I've read between September to December). During this time it's vital that you're doing extra reading and research out of class.

    Second stage:
    - Revising over Christmas sucks butt but it's unavoidable. I bought a giant planner and timetabled my revision that way, setting aside days for being with family/friends, but aimed to do little bits of reading every night. For instance, I aimed to complete 30 minutes of history reading every night over the break, and by the end I'd read the whole textbook briefly. Forcing yourself to stick to a schedule is tough but it's a necessary evil here. I can't give you tips on how to actually revise because that would be another 12 paragraphs long, but essentially you need to ask your teachers for a checklist of the things you'll be tested on in mocks and ONLY LEARN THOSE THINGS. I spent half a day teaching myself the Korean war before realising it didn't come into our AS history spec! Don't make the mistake of writing detailed notes about say, photosynthesis, before realising that you don't need to know it. The real exams will require the real revision, but mocks are all about emergency learning on a need-to-know basis. If you're doing English, mocks are a great time to organise all the essays you've done so far and type up a couple of phrases from the essays which have scored highly, and make notes of particular features you've analysed. I once wrote a really great section about a particular quote and I memorised that, and when it came up in the AS exam I wrote down what I'd been writing all year and it made me panic so much less in the exam! However I do not recommend doing that as your plan A because if the wrong question comes up you'll panic if you've just memorised all your analysis! In short, mocks are about long term cramming. Use this time to flag up any areas you're not sure about.

    Third stage:
    - Everyone has that post mocks slump where they're either depressed with their DDEU grades or discouraged with the B they spent so long trying to surpass. At AS or A2, I've known hundreds of people who get these low grades and end up with AAAA or A*A*A*. LOW GRADES ARE NORMAL, so don't let it put you off. I got AAAA in mocks though, so I can't speak for others. However, after mocks you've got your first indication of what you know and how you're able to perform in exams. For me, I found that I panicked in the English exam and only scraped an A, so I made an effort to practice under timed conditions so that the actual exam wouldn't seem so daunting (it worked, I got 119/120). Talk to your teachers between now and Easter so that when you go away over prime revision time, you won't be stumped on a particular topic. Start using the afternoons and evenings to look over notes, keep your revision tidy, and keep doing extra research and documenting it in the same place as you kept your extra revision during the first stage. This is also a good point to look into extra-curriculars like 'Biology Club' or 'Maths Helpers' because there's not too much pressure but equally you'll need to focus academically. Spend perhaps 1 lunchtime a week just studying in the library, finishing off an essay or reading a textbook. It'll get you into the habit of studying at school, which you will need to do after Easter if you want to get high grades.

    Fourth stage:
    - This will get really hectic and stressful so keep your head at this point. All your frees now should be devoted to work, or revision, or extra reading, and a couple of lunchtimes should be spent talking to teachers or having a 'study group' with friends. You should be doing extra work, writing extra essays and making extra notes. Make group chats with your class and share all your notes and essays so you don't need to just rely on yourself. This is the time when you should be doing practice papers - don't do all the practice papers before mocks because you'll get to this stage and you'll have none left and won't have used the resources effectively. Revisit all the essays and sites you noted down in September and make notes on them, reread them, discuss them with your teachers and include them in your essays. This is what will be getting you the top grades, and the top UMS/raw marks.

    Fifth stage:
    - Every student's favourite word: "cramming". I swear down, cramming is what got me through my AS exams. By this time you will have built a solid foundation upon which you can spend your study leave time wisely, but in all seriousness, the night before and the morning of the exam are your best friends. What I did was spend the day before reading and rereading past essays and notes, revisiting essay structures, rereading quotes etc; these things are already embedded in your brain if you've been following your plans from before, but rereading them will refresh them in your mind. I promise you you won't remember them 10 minutes after getting out of the exam, but when you're in the exam hall it'll all be there. Then, I would ring my friend at say, midnight, and we'd chat through anything we could think of, revising essay structures and talking about how we'd analyse particular things. It always helps to say things out loud, and when you're tired you automatically say weird s**t and sometimes it can be the stroke of genius you need to get the high marks. And, talking to a friend will calm you down and stop you stressing (hopefully) and by the end you'll be so exhausted you'll fall asleep easily, dreaming about Henry VIII's foreign policy aims.

    This. This is how I got 10 A*s, 4 As with an average raw mark of 93%. If it helps you, you're welcome. If it doesn't, it might help someone else. Good luck!!!!
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    Do you have a general tutor? For example, I have my Guidance and Support Tutor who I can go to for pretty much anything. Try and see if you can reach them to sort out your problem or failing that see if school/college can put you in contact with your teachers.
    Possibly, I have a tutor yes.
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    (Original post by NNB_Herath)
    Did anyone get all A's for ALL UNITS ( if so how many ) ??
    Not quite an A in every unit but A grades in 7/8 units!
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    • Maths: Predicted A / Achieved A
    • Further Maths: Predicted B / Achieved A
    • Physics: Predicted C / Achieved A
    • Economics: Predicted B / Achieved A
    Comments and reactions
    Screw the system yay

    Future ambitions
    not got that far yet
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    (Original post by NNB_Herath)
    Did anyone get all A's for ALL UNITS ( if so how many ) ??
    I did, A's in all 9 modules, excluding the 2 A's I got in my physics end of year mocks (but it was the actual AS paper for this year)
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    (Original post by TobyReichelt)
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    • Maths: Predicted B / Achieved B
    • Physics: Predicted A / Achieved D
    • English: Predicted A / Achieved A
    Comments and reactions
    Lol. Physics was a cock-up and a half. But it's the reformed Physics so I don't have to take notice of this grade! I sit the same exams next year in Physics so I'm all good. Maths and English have pleased me immensely and I hope that now I can go on to achieve AAAaa with the As in Comp Sci, Maths, and Physics, and the as in Further Maths and English (I already have one of those two as!)

    Future ambitions
    Oxford University. I'm yet to do my Computer Science A2 exam as that's a 2-year thing. Maths at Oxford. Failing that, Loughborough, York, Exeter, or (Heaven forbid) Lincoln. Later then to work at my current company, Software Europe, continuing to be their developer.
    LOL physics was an absolute JOKE! Got a C and B for maths. I need at least a A at A2 for physics. do you think we will be able to pull this up?
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Results
    • Maths: Predicted B / Achieved B (3 UMS off an A )
    • Physics: Predicted A / Achieved A
    • Chemistry: Predicted A / Achieved A
    • Computer Science: Predicted B / Achieved A
    Comments and reactions
    Pretty much every Physics course needs an A in Maths... definitely going to try a lot harder in Maths. Got a bit too complacent. Happy with the other three results though ofcourse.

    Future ambitions
    Physics at St Andrews is the number 1 goal. I'm guaranteed offers from York and Edinburgh (I'll explain if needs be) so I'll be applying there too. Also gonna apply to Nottingham. Not sure about my 5th choice, but it might be Oxford or Imperial as a just seeing if I could get in kinda thing.
    How did u revise for Chem and Phys???? Congrats on ur amazing grades btw i am jealous!
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    (Original post by NNB_Herath)
    Did anyone get all A's for ALL UNITS ( if so how many ) ??
    Yep, A's in 10/10 modules, and above 91 (UMS / Raw) in 7/10 modules.

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