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    Some one please tell me they've seen the results day playlist trend on twitter. It's actually the funniest thing ever! Haha I feel like I should be nervous or something but i'm not surprisingly...
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    She holds university offers, universities want grades not predictions
    The exam board will give her a grade based on what her predictions for that exam were. I think someone at my school got given an A because she was ill on the day of the exam.
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    Have OCR boundaries been released?
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    please stop living under this delusion that AQA will give you a grade because quite frankly they won't, you need to sit the exam in order to get the grade, it wasn't your fault but the maximum you can get is 5% extra marks
    No its not.
    People in my college have been granted predicted grades before for the same exam I couldn't sit.
    You get 5% if you sit it but your disadvantaged.
    When your in hospital, collapsed with 45% body burns and skin grafts I think it's slightly different and my exams officer agrees. She's had cases of similar incidents where the student has been granted an average grade.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    She holds university offers, universities want grades not predictions
    So. They predict exams she couldn't sit
    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    Have OCR boundaries been released?
    Yeah
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    (Original post by x-Sophie-x)
    I know the AQA ones have been released!
    (Original post by Fas)
    Edexcel Maths is out , and the AQA and OCR boundaries are out - if you go to the Grade Boundaries thread , the links for AQA and OCR are on page one
    Thank you! I found the AQA and OCR ones now. Just hunting for Maths Edexcel - not sure if I want to know or not!
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    (Original post by kylejknight)
    But what if it was ungraded because of the penmanship? Do you think it would be different for a senior examiner? Or would it still end up ungraded because of the penmanship? Is it even possible for it to be ungraded because of the penmanship?
    If they can't read what you've written it is your fault for not arranging a scribe or a computer to use when you say your exam. Your best bet is that a senior examiner will be more experienced a looking a scripts with bad handwriting, or at least they might refer it to someone who can read it. They can't mark what they can't understand, but you've got nothing to lose other than 20 quid or so.

    (Original post by Divergent)
    I hope so... It's what I'm counting on for for uni!

    I need 48/70 for an A overall from the Philosophy paper and 54/70 on the New Testament.. and I read the question wrong and got my essay all wrong. I wrote about Jesus' audience, not Mark's audience

    Eh.. I'm going to get my hair done in a bit to try calm down.. but I am SO nervous right now..

    Plus looking at my accommodation application for Bath on the tracker which has suddenly vanished makes me think they rejected me :cry2::cry2::cry2::cry::cry::cry:
    Eek, well I guess I can relate in the misreading the question stakes. As others have said to me, as long as you wrote an intelligent and intelligible essay you will be credited. Try and be optimistic. Paranoia is just human kinds way of finding patterns in randomness. As long as you revised hard, you should be fine anyway as your other others will be solid. From what you said it sounds like you did well in philosophy, so with the low grade boundaries you may find you are alright overall.

    (Original post by abzy1234)
    Ah cheers for that! But that sounds quite weird... Any explanation? Or are we going to see another grade boundary fiasco
    No idea, but I'll be twisting and turning though pretending to be asleep, so that'll be right at the forefront of my mind. But yeah I will be 'sleeping'.

    (Original post by Hullo)
    You might as well just wait for the actual results by then right?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yeah, but she didn't sit the exams. They'll be predicted for her!
    ^ Thankyou. My point exactly.
    I didn't SIT them. If I did then I would get the 5%

    PLUS universities do NOT see who applied for special consideration or anything.
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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    Have OCR boundaries been released?
    this + repped

    edit: checking right now.
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    does anyone know if KCL send an email alerting you that you're in on results day?
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    ^ Thankyou. My point exactly.
    I didn't SIT them. If I did then I would get the 5%

    PLUS universities do NOT see who applied for special consideration or anything.
    Question: Why do grade boundaries effect you? Do they take the average from your ISA?:eek:
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    I filled my ucas out a bit wrong so my uni has my Jan results but ucas doesnt. I hope they look at both since I did worse in 1 exam in Jan. :<
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yeah
    53/75 for an A in geog :teeth: Dem boundaries :sexface:

    (Original post by ravishingrick69)
    this + repped

    edit: checking right now.
    Found 'em

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/142071-...-june-2013.pdf
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    I'm scared now :mmm:

    Not panicking but the fear is tangible :rofl:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    So. They predict exams she couldn't sit


    Yeah
    Right but then there is a flaw here, a U grade and A grade candidate both fall ill with an indentical condition, they call up AQA and they are both given A grades? I would say perhaps a C grade automated on those exams would be a little more evened out. This is my personal opinion though but it kinda defeats the purpose of an exam such that when you become ill your given grades.

    Are the predictions based off AS results?
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    (Original post by Potential Medic)
    For AQA Biology Unit 2 you need 72 marks out of 85 to get full UMS and for Chemistry Unit 2 you need 99 marks out of 100 to get full UMS. I thought some of you might want to know as not everyone is able to access the UMS convertor.
    could you check what full ums was in buss1, buss2 and buss4 please.
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    Oh my gosh guys I just found this twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ALevelProblems

    It's really funny and it will cheer you up
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Question: Why do grade boundaries effect you? Do they take the average from your ISA?:eek:
    affect* *tut tut tut* a polygot making a grammatical error
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Right but then there is a flaw here, a U grade and A grade candidate both fall ill with an indentical condition, they call up AQA and they are both given A grades? I would say perhaps a C grade automated on those exams would be a little more evened out. This is my personal opinion though but it kinda defeats the purpose of an exam such that when you become ill your given grades.

    Are the predictions based off AS results?
    This.

    The system doesn't make sense sometimes :/
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Right but then there is a flaw here, a U grade and A grade candidate both fall ill with an indentical condition, they call up AQA and they are both given A grades? I would say perhaps a C grade automated on those exams would be a little more evened out. This is my personal opinion though but it kinda defeats the purpose of an exam such that when you become ill your given grades.

    Are the predictions based off AS results?
    It's results based. So either A2 modules that have been actually sat, or AS modules if none are taken...

    They're not given the predictions school say I don't think...
 
 
 
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