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    (Original post by Number416)
    I got BEEU resat year 12 ended up with A*AA
    Wow thats really amazing for which subjects.
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    (Original post by hyfrtaali)
    A Levels for 2015/16 and onwards have changed now. Unlike before, your AS grade no longer contributes 50% to your final grade at the end of the two years because most subjects are linear now (apart from modular ones like Maths, Law, etc). So basically, if you get a D at AS then it'll still be possible to get a B or an A at A2 (with a lot of hard work, of course).
    Is it still possible to jump from D's to B's with the change (i do AS bio its modular and it hasnt gone well)
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    So I opened my AS level results on Thursday and as I didn't put enough work in achieved CDD. Do you think it's possible with resists I could achieve ABB? My subjects are biology, maths and music.
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    My son's friend went from DDE to BBB :-)
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    I got CCDE in my first year, worked my ass off all year and, despite having some problems at home around the time of my exams, i thought I did pretty well. I've dropped the E subject and hoping to raise my A2 grades to BBC next year ALevels are seriously the hardest thing I've ever done
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    After receiving my year 12 exam results I thought to myself that I will never get the grades to do Biomedical Science, the grades I got were DDEUU ( Biology, Psychology, General studies, Chemistry and Maths in this order ).So I decided to retake Maths and carry on with Biology, Psychology and General studies for A2, during the year I work so hard but still keep on getting low grades in mocks etc but I didn't give up tho.I applied to do Biomedical science at Queen Mary ( foundation year ), Middlesex ( My firm ), UEL ( Insurance ), Kingston, and Canterbury Christ Church. Queen Mary was the first to turn me down even tho the grade required was only 240 UCAS point compared to 280 UCAS Point for Middlesex, Kingston and Canterbury. At that point I thought to myself what's the point of even trying, but then a few days later the offer started coming in.So I got turned down from QMUL but got the rest.Kept on working hard through out the year and it did actually work.I went from DDEUU to BBCC !!!!, it may not seem high but when I say D or E I meant I literally just got those grades. To push my grades up that high I had to retake BIOL2 and PSYA1 as well as getting A's in A2 units. I will be starting university this October doing what I really wanted to do, this wouldn't have been possible with out the tears and hard work
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    Hey. I worked really hard this year for my AS level, did not slack or anything. Got BBB when I wanted AAA. Was 1 ums off an A in 2 subjects and 4 raw marks in the other. Should I resit the year or just the two modules which I scored Bs in? I really want A*A*A. WIth work from september do you think I can do this?
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    Hey. I worked really hard this year for my AS level, did not slack or anything. Got BBB when I wanted AAA. Was 1 ums off an A in 2 subjects and 4 raw marks in the other. Should I resit the year or just the two modules which I scored Bs in? I really want A*A*A. WIth work from september do you think I can do this?
    I got ABBBD at AS where the A was border line, I worked my ass off and came out with A* A B however the only thing stopping the A to an A* and the B to an A was school moderation going to rubbish which has really annoyed me regardless. I had to repeat all my AS art work which was so difficult and time consuming. At the end of the day it is possible to achieve anything you want, it just depends on how much you want it! Good Luck
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    I went from BBDD at AS, to A*AB. Lancaster actually gave me a conditional offer (AAB) for English Language and Linguistics even after seeing those AS grades, so it's definitely possible. If you're going into A2 with AS results that you're less than happy with, don't give up. My advice would be for you to get started ASAP on your personal statement and make it the absolute the best you can. In terms of work though, all you need to do is keep moving - try not to let the work pile up, especially if you're retaking modules. Apart from that, try your best and persevere, that's all you can do. Good luck
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    (Original post by GeoffreyW)
    After receiving my year 12 exam results I thought to myself that I will never get the grades to do Biomedical Science, the grades I got were DDEUU ( Biology, Psychology, General studies, Chemistry and Maths in this order ).So I decided to retake Maths and carry on with Biology, Psychology and General studies for A2, during the year I work so hard but still keep on getting low grades in mocks etc but I didn't give up tho.I applied to do Biomedical science at Queen Mary ( foundation year ), Middlesex ( My firm ), UEL ( Insurance ), Kingston, and Canterbury Christ Church. Queen Mary was the first to turn me down even tho the grade required was only 240 UCAS point compared to 280 UCAS Point for Middlesex, Kingston and Canterbury. At that point I thought to myself what's the point of even trying, but then a few days later the offer started coming in.So I got turned down from QMUL but got the rest.Kept on working hard through out the year and it did actually work.I went from DDEUU to BBCC !!!!, it may not seem high but when I say D or E I meant I literally just got those grades. To push my grades up that high I had to retake BIOL2 and PSYA1 as well as getting A's in A2 units. I will be starting university this October doing what I really wanted to do, this wouldn't have been possible with out the tears and hard work
    Do you think it's worth applying to Middlesex university with AS Grades BDE when there requirements are BBB. Hoping to do better in A2. Only the B counts towards A level, the D and E are linear so have to sit AS and A2 next year. Will they offer a place with an E?
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    I got CDE Biology, Chemistry, and Economics in my first year in AS, retook the whole year got BBC in Biology Chemistry and Media Studies, after in A2 I end up getting BBB. I didn't get the entry requirements (AAB) but my university accepted me anyway! So life is good and remember never give up!
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    (Original post by kk5)
    Do you think it's worth applying to Middlesex university with AS Grades BDE when there requirements are BBB. Hoping to do better in A2. Only the B counts towards A level, the D and E are linear so have to sit AS and A2 next year. Will they offer a place with an E?
    Is the requirement actually BBB or 300 ucas point ? I would try anyway if you think you can get BBB., i think it also depends on the report your school give you.
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    I am in the exact same position, I'm not sure if it's worth applying to uni's such as Durham where it's AAA, are you thinking of going to uni? If so where? Also mine were in History, Geography and politics all exams which i was very confident in
    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    Hey. I worked really hard this year for my AS level, did not slack or anything. Got BBB when I wanted AAA. Was 1 ums off an A in 2 subjects and 4 raw marks in the other. Should I resit the year or just the two modules which I scored Bs in? I really want A*A*A. WIth work from september do you think I can do this?
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    (Original post by Theawesomejem)
    I am in the exact same position, I'm not sure if it's worth applying to uni's such as Durham where it's AAA, are you thinking of going to uni? If so where? Also mine were in History, Geography and politics all exams which i was very confident in
    Hey, I would still apply if I were you as 3As is defo possible because of how close you were so your predicted grades should be `AAA or AAB. I am slightly different in the fact that i got 6B and 4C and Gcse thus my upper quartile grades were Es and Ds. I got 3 Bs this year but was predicted BCD. If i continue on this upward trajectory so one could say, I feel i could get A*AA or better next year and then I am going to apply to LSE or Oxford for ppe or economics in the future but I will take 1 or 2 years out to do A level maths. I think you are in a great position to get 3As or better but start revising on Monday. I am doing 6 hours a day.
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    6 hours a day! I am not back at school yet (first day back is monday) but I am starting the revision as soon as I get the stuff needed. Hopefully my predicted grades are AAA I got 1A*7As 2Bs at GCSE with minimal work and after hearing horror stories I started revising months before my exams. It's just annoying that when I actually tried I did poorly especially when it mattered. I plan on working in my free periods and after college but I get home at 5 every college day I don't think I can do 6 hours a day maybe 3.
    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    Hey, I would still apply if I were you as 3As is defo possible because of how close you were so your predicted grades should be `AAA or AAB. I am slightly different in the fact that i got 6B and 4C and Gcse thus my upper quartile grades were Es and Ds. I got 3 Bs this year but was predicted BCD. If i continue on this upward trajectory so one could say, I feel i could get A*AA or better next year and then I am going to apply to LSE or Oxford for ppe or economics in the future but I will take 1 or 2 years out to do A level maths. I think you are in a great position to get 3As or better but start revising on Monday. I am doing 6 hours a day.
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    (Original post by Theawesomejem)
    6 hours a day! I am not back at school yet (first day back is monday) but I am starting the revision as soon as I get the stuff needed. Hopefully my predicted grades are AAA I got 1A*7As 2Bs at GCSE with minimal work and after hearing horror stories I started revising months before my exams. It's just annoying that when I actually tried I did poorly especially when it mattered. I plan on working in my free periods and after college but I get home at 5 every college day I don't think I can do 6 hours a day maybe 3.
    I feel your frustration, Its hard to not be able to say ' I could have worked harder' as I know I couldn't have but maybe I could have revised smarter. The reason I can do 6 hours is that my timetable is littered with free periods so I am kind of fortunate in that respect but I suppose its not quantity but quality so 3 hours will be great. I am doing a blog on here - Bigpaddy27's journey to A*AA so check it out some time this year and let me know how you are getting on. Are you edexcel politics? We are doing units 3d and 4d! I fell short on unit 2 in politics.
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    I feel your frustration, Its hard to not be able to say ' I could have worked harder' as I know I couldn't have but maybe I could have revised smarter. The reason I can do 6 hours is that my timetable is littered with free periods so I am kind of fortunate in that respect but I suppose its not quantity but quality so 3 hours will be great. I am doing a blog on here - Bigpaddy27's journey to A*AA so check it out some time this year and let me know how you are getting on. Are you edexcel politics? We are doing units 3d and 4d! I fell short on unit 2 in politics.
    I ALSO FELL SHORT IN UNIT 2 politics it sucks as politics was easily my best subject and It's all I do/want to do. I'm AQA politics but they are basically the same syllabus just different length of questions. I'm excited to do USA and ideologies this year not sure if that's similar? I am going to put the work in after reading success stories with worse grades than me pulling up Cs to As and Bs to A*s anything is possible if you work hard. I'm going to work even harder being disappointed in august would crush me I have no idea what I'd do next honestly.
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    (Original post by Theawesomejem)
    I ALSO FELL SHORT IN UNIT 2 politics it sucks as politics was easily my best subject and It's all I do/want to do. I'm AQA politics but they are basically the same syllabus just different length of questions. I'm excited to do USA and ideologies this year not sure if that's similar? I am going to put the work in after reading success stories with worse grades than me pulling up Cs to As and Bs to A*s anything is possible if you work hard. I'm going to work even harder being disappointed in august would crush me I have no idea what I'd do next honestly.
    I wish you the best of luck and I hope it goes to plan. I am doing ideologies and global political theories.
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    I wish you the best of luck and I hope it goes to plan. I am doing ideologies and global political theories.
    Best of luck to you to especially for Oxford!
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    I went from DEU in math, econ and sociology to AAB within a year. Im sure you can do it :-)
 
 
 
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