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    A*A*A* (A2 only)
    192
    5.80%
    A*A*A (A2 only)
    169
    5.11%
    A*AA (A2 only)
    285
    8.61%
    AAA
    360
    10.88%
    AAB
    468
    14.14%
    ABB
    407
    12.30%
    BBB
    180
    5.44%
    BBC
    204
    6.16%
    BCC
    167
    5.05%
    CCC
    58
    1.75%
    CCD
    135
    4.08%
    A*AB (A2 only)
    161
    4.86%
    A*BB (A2 only)
    47
    1.42%
    ABC
    195
    5.89%
    ACC
    49
    1.48%
    Other
    233
    7.04%

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    (Original post by English-help)
    Do many people do foundation year? I am thinking of doing it & im planning on resitting 4 exams as i got ACE and was 1 ums mark off each grade so whilst doing foundation year can i resit the 3 exams? So i can get A*BC? Or should i take a gap year and resit externally?
    A foundation year is generally for people who have alternative qualifications (i.e. non-degree subject related A-Levels) or work experience that can be considered in lieu of the normal A-Level/BTEC/SQAs etc. If you're eligible, they are a fantastic way to get up to speed and you may end up having the advantage over students that go directly into Year 1 of their degree!

    It might be a big ask to resit 3 or 4 exams and undertake a foundation year at the same time, although if you resat during the summer (if possible) and then went on to start your foundation year in September, I don't see why it wouldn't be possible.

    It might be worth talking to a careers adviser at your college and also thinking about the financial side of things. How much does a foundation year cost compared to a gap-year + resits?

    At the end of the day, if you want it, you can do it.
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    hELP I MET AND EXCEEDED MY OFFER AND ACCIDENTALLY CLICKED ADJUSTMENT HAVE I LOST MY OFFER WHAT DO I DO I CANT BACKTRACK
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    (Original post by elzprosser)
    AABC and into my firm choice, so unexpected that I still can't quite believe it!


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    Got into Cambridge for Maths! First in my school to ever go to Cambridge and Highest ever results in 5 subjects, topped off with some insane STEP results
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    (Original post by jeeamf)
    Hey guys I've been accepted on UCAS Track but haven't heard anything from the University themselves, anyone know how long before they email or should I try to phone them?
    If it says Unconditional on Track, then you're in . Don't bother them on Results Day if you've been accepted

    (Original post by elzprosser)
    AABC and into my firm choice, so unexpected that I still can't quite believe it!


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    Well done! . Are you happy?
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    (Original post by PQ)
    You don't have to wait.

    If you tell them you have options in clearing you want to take up and want a decision today then you can force their hand.

    They've had your grades since Friday night - there's no excuse to keep you waiting other than that they're trying to get someone "better" through clearing and damaging your chances elsewhere to save them time.

    They do this every year and it is unacceptable.
    Doesn't matter, I just checked track and it updated to unsuccessful
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    I got BBB which I'm so pleased with

    But Aberystwyth accepted me even though I asked them a week ago to release me. I've phoned them and they said they'll do it ASAP. Bournemouth can't do anything until they do. I'm so upset right now literally crying. UCAS isn't going to update until 12 and all the places might be gone So even though I have decent grades I'm stuck
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    hELP I MET AND EXCEEDED MY OFFER AND ACCIDENTALLY CLICKED ADJUSTMENT HAVE I LOST MY OFFER WHAT DO I DO I CANT BACKTRACK
    Don't do anything. Leave it and everything is fine.
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    (Original post by EconEast)
    Got into Bath A*AA for L101 Econ!
    Congratulations! I'll be applying for Econ and Bath next year, what AS Level grades did you get for which subjects if you don't mind me asking? (:
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    hELP I MET AND EXCEEDED MY OFFER AND ACCIDENTALLY CLICKED ADJUSTMENT HAVE I LOST MY OFFER WHAT DO I DO I CANT BACKTRACK
    :rofl:

    relax - it happens every year

    If you don't phone anywhere about adjustment it just times out in 5 days
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    I got ABC and my offer was ABB for biochem at warwick, I got the C in bio is it worth calling up
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    Did anyone else get their photography grade messed up ? (OCR)


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    Help!

    A little confused by my results-

    I got 349 UMS in my Latin A level (OCR), and I'm unsure if this is an A or an A*.

    My results sheet says two things:

    - Over 340 in a four unit exam is an A*

    - To get an A*, you need at least 320 AND 90% in both A2 units (which I didn't get)

    Does anyone know what the grade boundary is for an A* for Latin OCR?

    Thanks and well done to everyone!! xx
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I got BBB which I'm so pleased with

    But Aberystwyth accepted me even though I asked them a week ago to release me and so Bournemouth can't do anything until they do. I'm so upset right now literally crying. UCAS isn't going to update until 12 and all the places might be gone So even though I have decent grades I'm stuck
    There's little you can do but keep pestering them to release you until they get sick of you. Just bombard them until they do
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    (Original post by elen90)
    Doesn't matter, I just checked track and it updated to unsuccessful
    You'll be okay. Did you get into your insurance?

    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I got BBB which I'm so pleased with

    But Aberystwyth accepted me even though I asked them a week ago to release me. I've phoned them and they said they'll do it ASAP. Bournemouth can't do anything until they do. I'm so upset right now literally crying. UCAS isn't going to update until 12 and all the places might be gone So even though I have decent grades I'm stuck
    Call and pester now. Push it and make sure you get the name of whoever you talk to. You have plenty of time. Breathe.
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    (Original post by daisy_wallis)
    I'm a bit concerned that they have calculated my grade for History wrong. I did the Edexcel History course and got 345 marks overall, which they have put as an A. However for my Politics, also Edexcel, I got 341 marks which they have put as an A*. This is probably me just overthinking it but do you think it is worth querying this at my Sixth Form?
    First, fantastic results. Very well done!

    Could it be a difference in grade boundaries between the two subjects? Have a look here.

    If you're still concerned, there is no harm in checking with your sixth form. You can put your mind at rest and start the celebrations!
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    (Original post by Nirgilis)
    Have they rejected you on Track?



    Awesome . Enjoy your Gap Year! . Are you going to be up to anything good?
    Yeah they have
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Oh no

    It's worth asking if they'll accept any substitutes for GCSE (like these tests https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/study/a...y-Testing.aspx - available in August with almost instant marking).
    Thanks PQ,

    But it looks like Equivalency Testing only offers Maths and English? I've already got Maths and English GCSEs and got B & C, maybe because I did BTEC equivalent to GCSEs for the rest (though got Distinctions).
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    It isn't the end of the world and you've still got a place at a university You should be able to get more information on Westminister in their subforum here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=533
    Thanks to you and the others for the cheery words.
    I'm actually in a bit of a confusing situation right now.

    I just got that place at Westminster (through adjustment), but also phoned up Goldsmiths... and somehow got a place there too! Except the guy I was with messed up, and right at the end I learned he'd done this entire thing through Clearing. He was eager to finish up (I was in a special situation, and was his first ever call), so he ended before I could explain that I wanted it through adjustment.

    So, I have two questions: I'm already registered for adjustment, can i then cancel that and my current offer to go through Clearing to accept Goldsmiths? Second question: If yes, should I?Thanks a lot!
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    So Nottingham gave me a lower offer of AAA to study law, actually ended up getting AAC and they still let me in!
 
 
 
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