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    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    The number of A*s depends on the Uni. I know for a fact that Oxford students average 5 A*s (seeing as it's so similar to Cambridge, it would be safe to assume 5 is the average there as well).
    Other Unis like LSE ask for 7/8 minimum.
    Actually most have 8 or more A*s according to this document:
    http://www.hepi.ac.uk/files/44%20Oxf...dge%20full.pdf

    The average is 6.2 A*s according to this:
    http://www.stdominics.org.uk/media/uploads/Supporting%20Students%20-%20NI.pdf

    6.2 isn't far off 5 though, so there's still hope for us!
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    Actually most have 8 or more A*s according to this document:
    http://www.hepi.ac.uk/files/44%20Oxf...dge%20full.pdf

    The average is 6.2 A*s according to this:
    http://www.stdominics.org.uk/media/uploads/Supporting%20Students%20-%20NI.pdf

    6.2 isn't far off 5 though, so there's still hope for us!
    I was told at my post-16 interview that if I get the 5 A*s I'm predicted I'd be able to think about applying to Oxbridge :/


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    (Original post by Cluck)
    Actually most have 8 or more A*s according to this document:
    http://www.hepi.ac.uk/files/44%20Oxf...dge%20full.pdf

    The average is 6.2 A*s according to this:
    http://www.stdominics.org.uk/media/uploads/Supporting%20Students%20-%20NI.pdf

    6.2 isn't far off 5 though, so there's still hope for us!
    Thanks for correcting me, and thanks for a useful document. I was told on a visit to an Oxford college that 5 was the general amount, but okay. Looks like I need at least 6/7.
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    what subject are you planning to do at university?
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    I'm ****ting myself because need 8a* to study medicine at top uni... :/


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    (Original post by gracey11)
    I'm ****ting myself because need 8a* to study medicine at top uni... :/


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    Really?? Even Cambridge won't need that :eek:

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    I'm ****ting myself because need 8a* to study medicine at top uni... :/


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    No you don't
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    Really?? Thank god... That's what my parents keep telling me.. :/


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    (Original post by gracey11)
    Really?? Thank god... That's what my parents keep telling me.. :/


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    awww i think ur parents sed that to motivate u and make u work harder

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    It helps though. Just saying.
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    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    The number of A*s depends on the Uni. I know for a fact that Oxford students average 5 A*s (seeing as it's so similar to Cambridge, it would be safe to assume 5 is the average there as well).
    Other Unis like LSE ask for 7/8 minimum.
    LSE doesn't ask for 8, my brother got in with 5 for a competetive course.
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    I'm really nervous for results day. I'll have moments where I suddenly feel really sick and my heart pounds really fast to the point where I feel I'm short on breath. Breathing into a paper bag seems to help temporarily, but the same feelings keep coming back time after time again. Has anyone got any tips to help reduce the stress please? I keep telling myself there's nothing else I can do until the day but it's not working.


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    Anyone do any CCEA exams?
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    Anyone do any CCEA exams?
    Yep 5 of my subjects were with CCEA. Which subjects did you do?


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    (Original post by Nat_Griffiths)
    I'm really nervous for results day. I'll have moments where I suddenly feel really sick and my heart pounds really fast to the point where I feel I'm short on breath. Breathing into a paper bag seems to help temporarily, but the same feelings keep coming back time after time again. Has anyone got any tips to help reduce the stress please? I keep telling myself there's nothing else I can do until the day but it's not working.


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    Same, I felt fine about results day for a few good weeks but am now panicking just seeing the mentioning of a stars :/ some exams I took ended up being pure gold while I also made some careless errors across the board in some exams and controlled assessments so who knows what I'm going to come out with grade wise. All I can tell myself is that if I do really well in A levels it can make up for potential losses in GCSE results, maybe the same could work for you? Think ahead I guess, I'm already preparing for my computing a level, hopefully I can show that although I screwed up before I'm still going to be an intellectual boss . And if the results are truly awful you can always retake a whole GCSE
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    Anyone do any CCEA exams?
    Mee all of mine were CCEA haha
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    I think the wait for GCSEs were way worse than the wait for AS'. This was last year btw. So glad I don't have to go through it again. Good luck everyone, don't stress yourself too much like I did just enjoy your summer and focus on results a week before it comes.
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    (Original post by mollyh77)
    Mee all of mine were CCEA haha
    What did you think of the double award science, which exam did you find the hardest? Its just I found biology the hardest and all my mates found it the easiest
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    Anybody do the CCEA Home Economics exam in May, what did you think of it?
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    Ahh! This is so weird, it feels like just yesterday I was waiting for my GCSE results! No one panic, you'll all have done amazing!
 
 
 
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