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    (Original post by mitchellshazia)
    In your first year you do Core 1, Core 2 and one applied option, so one of either statistics or decision, in your second year you do Core 3, Core 4 and another of the applied options
    Ah cool! Do you have to do D1, or can you just do both S1 and S2? Thanks
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    (Original post by theJdog)
    Ah cool! Do you have to do D1, or can you just do both S1 and S2? Thanks
    Different schools have different rules, but the exam boards have no regulations

    Edit: Except that you can't do S2 without having done S1, of course.
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    (Original post by a123a)
    Hmm.. I'm sorry to say this but I don't see how you will get an additional 21 ums marks. Is this edexcel? So 270 for an A*? I was in a similar situation in yr 10, I got 262 so 8 marks from an A* and I lost most of my marks in unit 1; the reading and writing cw, but my teacher said I did well in it. In the exam I got an A* as well as in the spoken language unit-unit 2. My school said they won't re moderate the cw because then they would be admitting they marked it wrong. Did you get an A* in lit? Is the A* needed for a specific course? The only one I can think of is Birmingham uni for medicine. But even Birmingham say they give preference to candidates with A*s in either english, so if you get one in lit it's ok.
    I know how it feels, getting a grade you didn't want, but you should be happy that you got an A! Congratulations! Best of luck!
    Neither do I, 21 ums is a lot to go up. I'm with AQA. I'm not sure if the clerical check that comes with the remark will check that they submitted the right marks for the cw. It's just so frustrating because I know I did well in the cw, and yet the mark is different on the certificate I'm only in Year 10, so I've only done one english so far

    I've emailed my teacher, so am now waiting in earnest for her reply. Let's hope she actually helps, the thing is she marked our whole class low, so that our grades 'could only go up not down' after moderation and even before moderation, I was a High A* so it's just annoying:P If the marks I got told at school were correct, I would have gotten the A* argh!

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Congratulations about your results! And with history our school has the EXACT same problem - so many people got marked down for edexcel A - my friend, who's fantastic at history, got 100% on two of the units, 90% on the third and 60% on the fourth which pulled her down to an A, she's getting a remark

    All of our school's coursework was moderated down as well. I was told i got an A* on it, but was moderated to 88 A. Although i cannot complain as in the three other exams i got 100. Therefore still got my A*.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    We got 100% A*-B in Lit at our school, and quite a few A*. But we have a fantastic English department (I somehow managed full UMS which I would not have been able to do with a different teacher). Our problem subjects were English Language and History. I think only a couple of people got A* in history in our year of 100...

    It would seem quite concerning, but Language is more important than Literature at GCSE to unis. Are we talking 'most people getting As and Bs' or 'most people getting Ds and Es'?
    Wow, 100%, that's incredible. Is this a private/selective school we;re talking about here? Because of of the whole year, everyone achieving a B or higher in English Literature is insanely good.

    I'm not sure about our History results, but I'd imagine they were slightly better that that.. I think there was quite a wide variety of grades, a fair few A's and a fair few more D's...

    Congratulations on your full UMS mark by the way! I came close

    (Original post by the1akshay)
    At least twenty people, including myself. We did AQA, by the way.
    Well done, far better than us. We did AQA as well, clearly our English department needs sorting... but that's none of my concern now!
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    (Original post by mitchellshazia)
    Different schools have different rules, but the exam boards have no regulations

    Edit: Except that you can't do S2 without having done S1, of course.
    That's perfect thank you! I want to avoid the weird postman if I can What grades did you get?
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    (Original post by MrMusicLTD)
    Yeah, I did - what texts did you do? Also, for some unknown reason, I too was predicted an A* in Biology and ended up getting an A, but I got an A* in Chemistry lol. I genuinely found Biology the easiest, and yet I got lower than what I was predicted :/ I got an A in Physics though, which I was happy about because I thought I had failed the second paper. What examining board were you with for the sciences?


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    I was with AQA. For English Lit we looked at Of Mice and Men and The Crucible (why do they always pick the cheery books?). Well done on that A*!
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    Okay so I've finally decided to post my results...
    I got A* in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and food technology.
    A in English Language, English Literature, geography and Religious Studies.
    B in Art & Design and a C in French.
    And an E in PE.

    So that's 5A*s, 4As, 1B, 1C and an E.

    I'm extremely happy and was so surprised with those as I was expecting more Bs than As and A*s.

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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Congratulations! I'm doing similar A-levels to you! Bloody well done on that A in art in particular - know so many people who've gotten Cs and Ds in it, it's a ridiculously hard subject. And German! Christ!

    I somehow managed full UMS in English Literature, but that's only because a) it's the subject I love most in the universe and paid the most attention to, b) we had a beyond epic teacher, and c) getting extraordinarily lucky in the poetry exam. English Lang matters far more anyway
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    Thank you! I have a friend who got 200/200 in Art... I didn't even think that was humanely possible.
    Wow you did well in English Literature! It sounds like you deserved it with that enthusiasm!
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    (Original post by theJdog)
    That's perfect thank you! I want to avoid the weird postman if I can What grades did you get?
    For GCSEs? I got 9 A*s, 2 As You?
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    for the T6 exam using CCEA, an A star was 198 UMS and an A was 176 UMS, I know it's hard to get your grade changed in maths but I received 196 UMS, should I get the paper remarked? if I go up by 2 UMS then my overall grade will change to an A star


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    (Original post by theJdog)
    Oh my! I only got 1.5 A*s, 5 As and 3 Bs (Two of these grades are like 5 UMS and 9 UMS away from an A grade - that's like 2 RAW marks and 5 Raw Marks. I could have gotten 1.5A*s, 7As and only 1B.) I know these are quite bad. How did you DO IT?? Oh and WELL DONE
    They're not bad at all! Miles above average. And yeah that went the other way with me, I was only 2 UMS into the boundary for two of them, only 1 UMS for another and exactly on the boundary for another! So basically one less raw mark for each and I would have 5A*s 6As And having no social life helps haha
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    What does a Distinction* mean in Btec PE as a GCSE?


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    (Original post by mitchellshazia)
    They're not bad at all! Miles above average. And yeah that went the other way with me, I was only 2 UMS into the boundary for two of them, only 1 UMS for another and exactly on the boundary for another! So basically one less raw mark for each and I would have 5A*s 6As And having no social life helps haha
    Really? What is the average then? And aw that's the same for Spanish for me - 2 UMS into an A grade, so just scraped. Did you ever remark/retake?
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Thank you I'm taking biology, psychology, philosophy, maths and english lit here's hoping AS goes as well for us as yesterday did!
    Good luck with them! Yep definitely! We'll be fine, just keep putting in the effort
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    (Original post by theJdog)
    Really? What is the average then? And aw that's the same for Spanish for me - 2 UMS into an A grade, so just scraped. Did you ever remark/retake?
    Average mostly Cs and a few Bs. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l_subjects.stm That's 2009 but still.
    I retook an English Language exam but did worse than the first time haha - but didn't matter I still got an A*, and never remarked anything.
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    Hey guys, well done on your results!
    I achieved 6A*, 5A's, 1B and a distinction in IT
    Maths A*
    Bio A*
    Chem A*
    Phy A*
    Eng lang A
    Eng lit A*
    Geography A
    History A*
    Philosophy and Ethics A
    French B
    Astronomy A
    citizenship A
    IT D-Distinction

    I was wondering if these grades are good enough to study Medicine in Cambridge in particular, if I also got an average of mid 90's in my AS UMS?
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    (Original post by The Room Student)
    Wow, 100%, that's incredible. Is this a private/selective school we;re talking about here? Because of of the whole year, everyone achieving a B or higher in English Literature is insanely good.

    I'm not sure about our History results, but I'd imagine they were slightly better that that.. I think there was quite a wide variety of grades, a fair few A's and a fair few more D's...

    Congratulations on your full UMS mark by the way! I came close
    Yes, it is a private school

    And thank you 3 UMS is only 1 or 2 marks, a different examiner and you would've probably beaten me
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    (Original post by mitchellshazia)
    Average mostly Cs and a few Bs. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l_subjects.stm That's 2009 but still.
    I retook an English Language exam but did worse than the first time haha - but didn't matter I still got an A*, and never remarked anything.
    Ah right. Well I did English Literature in Year 9 and got a B, which would have made it 4 B's, but luckily I retook the whole course with a different and brilliant teacher (without it being classified as a retake) and I got an A! Only half a raw mark off an A on both my exams! Though that is a pisstake. What are you going to take for A-Levels?
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    (Original post by ThePhoenixLament)
    Thank you! I have a friend who got 200/200 in Art... I didn't even think that was humanely possible.
    Wow you did well in English Literature! It sounds like you deserved it with that enthusiasm!
    200/200...in...Art?! :eek: She must be some kind of mutant. I'd be lucky to get an E...

    In our poetry lit exam, where two poems from a bank of 16 are chosen for the paper and you have to pick one and compare it to any of the others...well, I had SERIOUS writer's block just before that paper, and was panicking. I randomly picked a marked practice essay I'd done that my teacher had given 36/36 and started memorising it (it was comparing Sonnet 116 and Born Yesterday in the relationships cluster). I get into the exam...

    ...and the two poems picked are Sonnet 116 and Born Yesterday.

    I am the luckiest little **** in the universe.
 
 
 
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