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    I just got my AS results I want to enjoy them not think about yr13 😁 Congratulations on your AS results by the way!

    (Original post by jamestg)
    I'll sort out a nice OP when I go on my laptop.

    Thought it would be a good idea to do it now seeing as we've started A2 and will be doing various Y13 stuff over the summer!

    I'll change the thread to "The Current Year 13..." after results day

    In the meantime - good luck with results day!
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    (Original post by te.lope)
    That's extraordinary. I had about 10 weeks and did like 4 topics a week and did every question in the book again (except for statistics where I only did the mixed exercises) and then a week before id do as many past papers as I can and obviously write down all the formulas I needed to know. But I guess I couldn't prepare myself enough for the questions because they really threw me, but congrats again. Wish you all the best, I'm sure you'll get into Cambridge
    Also, for maths revision, Solomon papers are where it's at! They're like normal papers but harder, so when you get your grade target on them the real exam seems that little bit easier
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    Last year of mandated government education yeaaaaaaah!!!

    (oh god they're going to expect us to act like adults from next year)
    (Original post by The Financier)
    Just want to send you guys a massive congratulations with your grades. I hope they were what you wanted or better as I'm sure you guys worked damn hard for them. And now, the hunt for unis begin
    Thank you!! I got A* (EPQ) AAA and I'm still not quite sure it's all real! Now it's time to buckle down and work my butt off for those university applications.....
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Surprisingly well thanks. Managed 300/300 UMS in Maths and 384/400 in Further Maths, getting a tasty 97.7 UMS average. Did you take any exams this year, if so how did it go?
    Wow OMG you smashed it!! I'm so jealous hahah well done! I want to apply to Cambridge too, but unsure if I should now as I only got 90 UMS average in maths and it's my only real unreformed subject apart from general studies but I got 5 A's so I don't know decisions
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    Hey everyone! Wow I feel old now only one year left of school daaamn. How did your AS results go?

    I've been to loads of uni open days (Oxbridge, UCL, imperial, KCL, Cardiff, Brighton) and going to more in September but I'm so indecisive I liked them all and will never be able to pick four
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Hey everyone! Wow I feel old now only one year left of school daaamn. How did your AS results go?

    I've been to loads of uni open days (Oxbridge, UCL, imperial, KCL, Cardiff, Brighton) and going to more in September but I'm so indecisive I liked them all and will never be able to pick four
    What did you think of UCL???
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    Mocks first week back :') good ol' year 13..
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    Woo! Year 13
    Can't wait! I mean, every time I'm going to post in here, it will probably be me complaining about year 13, but nevermind :lol:

    So I got AAAA in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry, which is such s massive relief!

    I've been looking at quite a few open days and they've been fun

    I need to do my third draft of my PS, adding some stuff I've done over summer...

    I'm going to apply to medicine, most likely at Plymouth, UEA, BSMS and Newcastle


    Buzzing!
    We're now the oldest in the student body! I'm still the youngest of them, but oh well :lol:
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Wow OMG you smashed it!! I'm so jealous hahah well done! I want to apply to Cambridge too, but unsure if I should now as I only got 90 UMS average in maths and it's my only real unreformed subject apart from general studies but I got 5 A's so I don't know decisions
    Nice, what course are you thinking about? Also don't worry about not being able to apply, you're clearly good enough! If you're applying for a non-mathematical subject then your AS maths really doesn't mean much, and even if you are, 90 is a strong score.

    I've also heard that because of AS reform they might put less emphasis on AS results, and more on the new admissions tests. What do you think?
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    Waaa I feel so old! Last year of school finallyyyy:eek: I'm Rachel btw:banana2:

    Have people visited the uni's they would like to go to yet?
    Yaaaaaaah been to UEA and Swansea I LOVE THEM
    How are your personal statements getting along?
    My draft is so boring like "I did this I did that blah blah blah"
    What subjects are you currently studying and, what do you hope to study at uni (give the 5 uni's you want to go to)
    German, geography, biology. I hope to study genetics at:
    Swansea (1st)
    UEA (2nd)
    Aberystwyth
    Chester
    Leiceser/Liverpool/Nottingham (haven't decided which one to apply to)

    BUUUUT my AS grade for bio was pretty low, so idk if I should apply for that anymore? Can't let go of the grad entry med dream just yet ygm
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Nice, what course are you thinking about? Also don't worry about not being able to apply, you're clearly good enough! If you're applying for a non-mathematical subject then your AS maths really doesn't mean much, and even if you are, 90 is a strong score.

    I've also heard that because of AS reform they might put less emphasis on AS results, and more on the new admissions tests. What do you think?
    Man I hope this is true- surely unis would understand our dilemma? We had 0 past papers to revise from so GIVE ME A PLACE
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    Whoop year 13! I'm really quite terrified of applying to uni though!
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    Looking forward to next year, but I'm a little terrified too! Good luck from the outset everyone.

    Have people visited the uni's they would like to go to yet?
    I'm visiting Cambridge (Pembroke college, to be exact) in September. Not sure of my chances of getting in but I know I'd regret not applying.
    My other choices I visited over the course of June/July and loved each one of them!

    How are your personal statements getting along?
    I completed my first draft just on Tuesday and sent it along to my tutor to read. I didn't struggle to write it too much, but there's so much I want to include in the tiny character limit!

    What subjects are you currently studying and, what do you hope to study at uni (give the 5 uni's you want to go to)
    Chemistry (AQA), religious studies (Edexcel) and Latin (OCR). I'm also on the back end of doing an EPQ on Socrates' unexamined life.

    At uni I'd like to study a degree in theology and religion!
    Cambridge
    Durham
    Manchester (applying for two different courses I think - their theological studies in philosophy and ethics course is very similar)
    Nottingham
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Man I hope this is true- surely unis would understand our dilemma? We had 0 past papers to revise from so GIVE ME A PLACE
    Also some ppl didn't even do any external exams

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    (Original post by LouKayenta05)

    What subjects are you currently studying and, what do you hope to study at uni (give the 5 uni's you want to go to)
    Chemistry (AQA), religious studies (Edexcel) and Latin (OCR). I'm also on the back end of doing an EPQ on Socrates' unexamined life.
    Heeeeeey Latin and classics-themed EPQ buddy! Your EPQ sounds absolutely fascinating!
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    What did you think of UCL???
    I LOVED UCL. The main library was so beautiful, nice atmosphere, all the students and professors seemed really nice and i just really loved it.

    The only huuuuge downside was for accommodation, you can't put preference for specific ones you only choose the type. This is a big issue as there was some beautiful accommodation (nice old Georgian houses joined together, big en suite rooms) and some ones I didn't like (my mum said it looked like a prison lol, not so nice, boiling rooms, not a fan). Not being able to choose and getting assigned at random is the worst part
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    (Original post by matt.thorne10)
    Nice, what course are you thinking about? Also don't worry about not being able to apply, you're clearly good enough! If you're applying for a non-mathematical subject then your AS maths really doesn't mean much, and even if you are, 90 is a strong score.

    I've also heard that because of AS reform they might put less emphasis on AS results, and more on the new admissions tests. What do you think?
    Thanks! And Medicine, so not very mathsy thank god but still relevant. They used to really emphasise science UMS for medicine but as it doesn't exist now who knows 😂 What you applying for? That's seems likely for subjects which just got admissions tests. Medicine has one already so guess will have to sweat that out and try to do well in that aspect!
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Thanks! And Medicine, so not very mathsy thank god but still relevant. They used to really emphasise science UMS for medicine but as it doesn't exist now who knows 😂 What you applying for? That's seems likely for subjects which just got admissions tests. Medicine has one already so guess will have to sweat that out and try to do well in that aspect!
    Oh right, I'm applying for Economics - trust me to pick the course with the lowest success rate (13.8%) haha. Although I'm a bit scared now because 2 people at my school just got their A2 results and they both got 4A*s, yet neither got into Cambridge One applied for Econ and the other for Medicine.
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    Hi Everyone

    I studied Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Computing at AS level but will be dropping Computing in the first week and possibly picking up an EPQ
    Hoping to study Medicine at either Bristol, Kings Southampton or Brighton and Sussex Medical School

    My personal statement is currently in bullet point form but already 2000 characters. Ive been focusing on my UKCAT over summer so personal statement has been put on the back burner
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    Yesterday didn't exactly go to plan....
    I was expecting to get all Cs, maybe even higher, but unfortunately I got DEE. Luckily for me, the sixth form staff were lovely, and reassured me that I'd done well for "someone who's had to move schools, make new friends and complete AS levels all in one year". I was unsure whether to stay on and do my A2 levels, or do 2 years at college doing a media course, though with help from the head of sixth form, my parents and grandparents, I decided to stay on. So, in Year 13, I will be studying English literature and language, Media (retaking the AS exam) and sociology, as well as doing my EPQ. I am really excited to complete my second year of sixth form!!!

    After sixth form I hope to go on to a media course at university, but if next year goes really bad I may consider doing college, or doing a foundation year then a degree. if you didn't get the grades you wanted, take it from me, it isn't the be all and end all. Doors don't immediately shut in your face, if anything new and unexpected doors open for you!!

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