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    A*A*A* (A2 only)
    192
    5.80%
    A*A*A (A2 only)
    169
    5.11%
    A*AA (A2 only)
    285
    8.61%
    AAA
    360
    10.88%
    AAB
    468
    14.14%
    ABB
    407
    12.30%
    BBB
    180
    5.44%
    BBC
    204
    6.16%
    BCC
    167
    5.05%
    CCC
    58
    1.75%
    CCD
    135
    4.08%
    A*AB (A2 only)
    161
    4.86%
    A*BB (A2 only)
    47
    1.42%
    ABC
    195
    5.89%
    ACC
    49
    1.48%
    Other
    233
    7.04%

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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    convinced myself i've got an A* in one of my subjects after going through the mark scheme and grade boundaries so gonna be a tad shocked if i dont see it tomorrow arghh ... anyone else feel like this
    Yes
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    I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. Maybe a good whack on the head? XD
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Out of interest do you know why UCAS give our grades to unis we rejected and that rejected us?
    Also would a clearing uni reject us based on original choices?
    Because UCAS systems are old and that's the way it has always been done. It's useful for equality monitoring purposes.

    Universities don't hold grudges or give a **** where you previously applied. There might be concern if you've changed your mind dramatically but in that case offering a PS for the new subject (or even speaking about it well on the phone) will usually allay those concerns.
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    Hi PQ

    Do unis usually offer adjustment for medicine course? Eg : If I exceed my offer and have the grades needed for medicine, could I apply there through adjustment?
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    (Original post by target21859)
    I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. Maybe a good whack on the head? XD
    Went to the big Pets at Home near me today, now I'm regretting not looking to see if they sell any powerful tranquilizer. Why can't time just go quicker?!
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    I got an email from the head of sixth form telling me that I've got to attend a meeting to talk about how to progress into Year 13. I only do two a levels and BTEC business and I'm proper scared thinking that I've already failed economics.
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    (Original post by hudamh)
    I got a call to come in early for results and to take photos. Do they have our results?


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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    I got an email from the head of sixth form telling me that I've got to attend a meeting to talk about how to progress into Year 13. I only do two a levels and BTEC business and I'm proper scared thinking that I've already failed economics.
    RIP. My condolences.
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    (Original post by NHM)
    Hi, scroll through the thread to find markschemes and reports. I resat this exam, grade boundaries are looking pretty decent!
    oh ok are you getting your AS or A2 results ?
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    (Original post by ToastiestZombie)
    Went to the big Pets at Home near me today, now I'm regretting not looking to see if they sell any powerful tranquilizer. Why can't time just go quicker?!
    These 14 hours are going to go so slowly then as soon as track goes live the time will go as fast as the speed of light!
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    Guys is there AS mark schemes for subjects other than Maths?Thanks.
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    If we exceed our grades (which I won't) and adjustment is available...does clicking the button for adjustment mean we can't take our firm? Like it rejects it in some way? Or does it just mean we can see the unis available for adjustment but can ultimately choose to stay with our firm?
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Because UCAS systems are old and that's the way it has always been done. It's useful for equality monitoring purposes.

    Universities don't hold grudges or give a **** where you previously applied. There might be concern if you've changed your mind dramatically but in that case offering a PS for the new subject (or even speaking about it well on the phone) will usually allay those concerns.
    Equality monitoring?

    Okay
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    (Original post by popo111)
    Hi PQ

    Do unis usually offer adjustment for medicine course? Eg : If I exceed my offer and have the grades needed for medicine, could I apply there through adjustment?
    There are clearing places for medicine - they're not usually advertised (http://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/clearing is the exception).

    The places are usually filled up from waiting lists/reserve lists of applicants who applied and where interviewed but didn't get an offer (but were near the top of the shortlist for offers) AND who also didn't get an offer from any of their other medicine choices. The people on those shortlists will usually have been notified before results day.

    It's not unknown for applicants to get into medicine through clearing at a university that they didn't initially apply to (a number of years ago someone from TSR went to a clearing open day fro Dundee because they wanted to apply for medicine the following year - they had their grades, mentioned it at the open day and they were able to make them an offer for medicine that year) it is extremely unusual though.
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    (Original post by smegsxo)
    If we exceed our grades (which I won't) and adjustment is available...does clicking the button for adjustment mean we can't take our firm? Like it rejects it in some way? Or does it just mean we can see the unis available for adjustment but can ultimately choose to stay with our firm?
    No. The point of adjustment is you look for better courses without rejecting your firm. It's clearing where you have to reject a firm and insurance choice. Smh has no one researched
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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    No. The point of adjustment is you look for better courses without rejecting your firm. It's clearing where you have to reject a firm and insurance choice. Smh has no one researched
    There's no need to be rude about it, it was just a question.
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    Waiting for a phone call asking you to come in for an interview like
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    (Original post by popo111)
    Hi PQ

    Do unis usually offer adjustment for medicine course? Eg : If I exceed my offer and have the grades needed for medicine, could I apply there through adjustment?
    I think so- friend went from Keele to Cardiff.


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    (Original post by smegsxo)
    If we exceed our grades (which I won't) and adjustment is available...does clicking the button for adjustment mean we can't take our firm? Like it rejects it in some way? Or does it just mean we can see the unis available for adjustment but can ultimately choose to stay with our firm?
    Every year hundreds of applicants click the BIG RED BUTTON on track by "mistake" (lack of self control!).
    If you don't phone any universities about adjustment or you don't accept any offers over the phone for adjustment then nothing will change on your application - you stay with your firm.

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    Equality monitoring?

    Okay
    Like "in 2015 we made offers to x% of white students and y% of BME students on the basis of their predictions, z% of white students then achieved our standard offer and s% of BME students" - to spot any underlying bias in admissions decisions or just where admissions processes are leading to applicants being rejected (or put off accepting offers) by the admissions process - so in that example it could be that BME students are more likely to have lower predictions and so a university will amend their policy to make aspirational offers above predictions to applicants. It could look at race, gender, experience of care, disability blah blah - anything that could be causing bias in the system.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Every year hundreds of applicants click the BIG RED BUTTON on track by "mistake" (lack of self control!).
    If you don't phone any universities about adjustment or you don't accept any offers over the phone for adjustment then nothing will change on your application - you stay with your firm.



    Like "in 2015 we made offers to x% of white students and y% of BME students on the basis of their predictions, z% of white students then achieved our standard offer and s% of BME students" - to spot any underlying bias in admissions decisions or just where admissions processes are leading to applicants being rejected (or put off accepting offers) by the admissions process - so in that example it could be that BME students are more likely to have lower predictions and so a university will amend their policy to make aspirational offers above predictions to applicants. It could look at race, gender, experience of care, disability blah blah - anything that could be causing bias in the system.
    You are of great help.
 
 
 
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