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    A*A*A (A2 only)
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    5.11%
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    8.61%
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    10.88%
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    12.30%
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    5.44%
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    6.16%
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    5.05%
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    1.75%
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    4.08%
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    (Original post by CardiffKate)
    It may be worth speaking with your media teacher(s) and considering a remark because that is a dramatic drop in grades.

    As for your friends dropping out and doing apprenticeships, if that is something you are interested in doing - great. If it isn't, stick to your own path. Your results are by no means bad and can always be improved upon if you're willing to resit a module/unit here or there.

    By the sounds of things I would be very worth your while researching other schools to see if you can do graphic design nearby, or media and product design as an AS alongside your A2s. Also have a look at some prospective universities offering the course you are interested in and see what subjects they like/accept and see how that affects your choices.

    Finally, remember that you have plenty of time to make these decisions. Don't rush and don't stress yourself out!
    My first choice uni is chester which require 112 UCas points for the course, however I've got a strong portfolio as I currently work as a graphic designer in a large company.

    I really was aiming for AA B today but obviously this didn't happen. I really enjoy doing ALevels. One of my friends in media had her grade in media dropped from 78/80 to 60/80 and I had 79/80 and came out with 67/80 - but my teacher was really unhappy as she said they should let her know if they moderate down. My school is a brand new school and we're the first year group to do As's so it's all abit wishy washy.

    Do you think If I resit the Geog1 module and bring that up to a B and get a B in next year's modules I might get a B overall? Also my product design exam was horrible as I was the onyl to get a grade in the whole class - everyone else got a a U? Why is that?
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    (Original post by Naveed Rahman)
    Im torn! If I go into clearing, and choose surrey, and my remark comes back and i have the grades to go to my firm choice (southampton) will accepting surrey via clearing mean I have to go there? Or will I still be able to go to southampton if i get the last grade to the B required?
    It means you'll have to go to surrey.
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    (Original post by Reda2)
    Im in a very similiar situation, what did you say, what did you mention to them? Im calling my uni as well.

    Well, luckily for me, I had really good GCSE grades. They noticed this, and they asked me to make my case. I mentioned how I have placed very well in several game development competitions, and have a game in the process of being released to the Play Store.
    They said I'd be called back by the Head of Dept.

    When they called back five minutes later, I nervously answered, and found it was actually the same guy! Turns out he just passed on my arguments and the Head instantly offered me a place Good luck to you my friend.
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    (Original post by Polyrogue)
    Thanks a lot to everybody here for their help and assistance. Despite my huge sadness and gutting results of CDD, with your help and a lot of witty phone calls, I managed to secure a place for Computer Science BSc at Goldsmiths UoL! That's normally an entry requirement of ABB!Thanks guys, I finally feel a lot better, and can smile again
    Wow! Huge congratualtions. How exciting!
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    (Original post by Nirgilis)
    To get an A*, you need 80% at AS, and 90% in your A2 modules. So if you're only one mark off 90% in your A2 modules, then by all means
    Ohh I thought it was just 340 overall, most of my marks come from my AS papers so I don't think its such a good idea after all
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    (Original post by qosin)
    My mate hasn't received his grades properly. Only two of his subjects show up (BB), he can see the exam results for third subject and he worked out it would also be a B overall, but his grades still only show up as BB, instead of BBB. His UCAS track hasn't updated either. It's so weird, I didn't know this could happen. He's been trying to call the university but last I heard they were just saying they couldn't help him. What can he do? I feel so sorry for him, as he probably would have gotten into his firm (ABB offer) but now places are probably filling up.
    Tell him to call ucas, they have a qualifications team that should be able to help.
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    I achieved AAB so I got into LSE, so shocked as I expected them to be so much lower. I had hoped for an A* in sociology but I'm happy with what I got, not happy about the interviews I had to do for radio and tv however, don't spring that on me 15 minutes before I get my results (did get to open them earlier than everyone else though)
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    My firm offer was AAA and I got A*A*B, was rejected. I don't really like my insurance though, so I called SOAS and have a provisional offer from them. However, I don't want to ask to be released by my insurance yet because I have a re-mark pending on the exam that caused that B and might get into my firm yet. If I have my insurance release me into Clearing will that mean my firm doesn't have their records on me any more? Help! (Paging PQ especially...)
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    (Original post by qosin)
    My mate hasn't received his grades properly. Only two of his subjects show up (BB), he can see the exam results for third subject and he worked out it would also be a B overall, but his grades still only show up as BB, instead of BBB. His UCAS track hasn't updated either. It's so weird, I didn't know this could happen. He's been trying to call the university but last I heard they were just saying they couldn't help him. What can he do? I feel so sorry for him, as he probably would have gotten into his firm (ABB offer) but now places are probably filling up.
    He needs to ask his school to contact the exam board. They'll know what's gone wrong.
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    I got
    Maths: A*
    Biology: A*
    Physics: A
    Chemistry: A
    EPQ: B
    I applied for SGUL medicine clearing but even if i don't get the seat, it's alright because i can aim a bit higher next year and apply to the uni of my dreams
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    (Original post by tiddlyoo)
    My firm offer was AAA and I got A*A*B, was rejected. I don't really like my insurance though, so I called SOAS and have a provisional offer from them. However, I don't want to ask to be released by my insurance yet because I have a re-mark pending on the exam that caused that B and might get into my firm yet. If I have my insurance release me into Clearing will that mean my firm doesn't have their records on me any more? Help! (Paging PQ especially...)
    yes, you d have to go back through clearing again to get into your firm.
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    (Original post by Vincenttkso97)
    Ohh I thought it was just 340 overall, most of my marks come from my AS papers so I don't think its such a good idea after all
    I'm sorry, but I'm glad you got an answer anyway . Good luck!
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    (Original post by Naveed Rahman)
    Im torn! If I go into clearing, and choose surrey, and my remark comes back and i have the grades to go to my firm choice (southampton) will accepting surrey via clearing mean I have to go there? Or will I still be able to go to southampton if i get the last grade to the B required?
    If your remark comes back UCAS can completely reset your application - that includes removing any clearing choice.

    BUT it's good manners to let Surrey (or any other clearing university) know that you're getting a remark and might be accepted into your firm if it comes through in time.

    Be aware that even with priority remarks universities can (and do) refuse applicants who meet their offer conditions after a remark - usually offering deferred entry instead.

    Basically keep everyone informed, be up front about where you'd prefer to go (southampton) but feel free to find another place elsewhere in clearing if you're not happy with your insurance.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    yes, you d have to go back through clearing again to get into your firm.
    My firm isn't in Clearing. So I have to just sit on my hands until the re-mark comes back? I've asked SOAS to extend the deadline for my provisional offer. I just feel a bit bad for Exeter in all this :/ Is there a deadline for when I can have them reject me? I have an idea it's 14 days from today? That's fine as my re-mark has been submitted and will be back within 12.
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    (Original post by tiddlyoo)
    My firm offer was AAA and I got A*A*B, was rejected. I don't really like my insurance though, so I called SOAS and have a provisional offer from them. However, I don't want to ask to be released by my insurance yet because I have a re-mark pending on the exam that caused that B and might get into my firm yet. If I have my insurance release me into Clearing will that mean my firm doesn't have their records on me any more? Help! (Paging PQ especially...)
    If you get into clearing and get a place then your remark comes through then UCAS can reset your application completely - but you should let ALL your universities (including clearing unis) know about the remark so that they know there's a risk you'll vanish if your firm agree to take you after the remark.
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    (Original post by dawideksoltysik)
    My first choice uni is chester which require 112 UCas points for the course, however I've got a strong portfolio as I currently work as a graphic designer in a large company.

    I really was aiming for AA B today but obviously this didn't happen. I really enjoy doing ALevels. One of my friends in media had her grade in media dropped from 78/80 to 60/80 and I had 79/80 and came out with 67/80 - but my teacher was really unhappy as she said they should let her know if they moderate down. My school is a brand new school and we're the first year group to do As's so it's all abit wishy washy.

    Do you think If I resit the Geog1 module and bring that up to a B and get a B in next year's modules I might get a B overall? Also my product design exam was horrible as I was the onyl to get a grade in the whole class - everyone else got a a U? Why is that?
    It sounds like that is something your media teacher may have to deal with as an overarching issue. It's a shame it has affected your class so significantly.
    If you can bring that Geog grade up to a B and do equally well at A2 I would be surprised if you didn't get a B overall. Again, this is something to discuss with your teacher. I had a similar issue during my Chemistry A2 and had to push to get my teacher to give me the predicted grade I wanted to get into uni and allow me to resit, but they can be persuaded. It worked for me!

    Your portfolio and work outside college are absolutely fantastic and I think any university would be suitably impressed by that. When it comes to writing your personal statement, make sure you big that up as much as possible and encourage your supervisor at work to give you the best reference they've ever written!

    I'm afraid I can't answer for the results of your product design exam and again that sounds like an issue your teacher will have to deal with because it has affected so many so much. Being the first year to do something can have its drawbacks until the teachers find their feet.
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    (Original post by CutieTootsie)
    Medicine is so competitive, I'm not sure!
    How about 6 year courses?


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    (Original post by qosin)
    My mate hasn't received his grades properly. Only two of his subjects show up (BB), he can see the exam results for third subject and he worked out it would also be a B overall, but his grades still only show up as BB, instead of BBB. His UCAS track hasn't updated either. It's so weird, I didn't know this could happen. He's been trying to call the university but last I heard they were just saying they couldn't help him. What can he do? I feel so sorry for him, as he probably would have gotten into his firm (ABB offer) but now places are probably filling up.
    He needs to speak to his exams officer at school/college - THEY need to coordinate with the exam board to get the grade certified (and they need to speak to his universities to explain that the exam centre ****ed up)
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    (Original post by smegsxo)
    I achieved AAB so I got into LSE, so shocked as I expected them to be so much lower. I had hoped for an A* in sociology but I'm happy with what I got, not happy about the interviews I had to do for radio and tv however, don't spring that on me 15 minutes before I get my results (did get to open them earlier than everyone else though)
    Well done!
    (Original post by tiddlyoo)
    My firm offer was AAA and I got A*A*B, was rejected. I don't really like my insurance though, so I called SOAS and have a provisional offer from them. However, I don't want to ask to be released by my insurance yet because I have a re-mark pending on the exam that caused that B and might get into my firm yet. If I have my insurance release me into Clearing will that mean my firm doesn't have their records on me any more? Help! (Paging PQ especially...)
    Sounds really harsh?!
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    (Original post by Onica)
    My grades were not great or expected, but I got ABC and somehow Warwick still accepted me for an AAB course?

    Warwick have been quite lenient this year.
    Did anyone apply to Warwick and missed their grades but still got in?
    Nope missed me by a grade a didn't get in
 
 
 
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