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(Original post by thechemistress)
Is this OCR chemistry? You can afford to lose about 5 marks for full UMS, if that makes you feel any better? though that being said, last year you needed full marks for it D:
Sort of does
Thanks for that link though
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Yeah edexcel maths boundaries are ridiculously high most of the time its very annoying

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It is. I hope the boundaries are lower this year. One S1 paper had like 69/75 or something for full UMS, which was quite surprising :erm:
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FULL MARKS FOR FULL UMS IN F322????? Whaaat!??
Yeah, ikr? D: are they crazy? That's near impossible :cry2:

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Thanks for that link though
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I think the degree itself is becoming less and less of an issue, if you can get it from a Russell group university, Oxbridge especially, employability shoots up in many disciplines. At the end of the day it's the skills you acquire rather than the subject material, in most cases.
That's pretty interesting though, can't say i've heard of them. Do you know their name? Can't seem to find it online (i'm probably just being stupid)
Hey! I'm unsure of their name, though I'll try my best to find it. I honestly agree; it's much more the university as opposed to the degree.
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(Original post by enaayrah)
It is. I hope the boundaries are lower this year. One S1 paper had like 69/75 or something for full UMS, which was quite surprising :erm:
I'm just going to aim for 75 and see what happens. I hate the written answer questions so much they are always stupid eg one year there was a regression question where you had to explain what b was in the context. So I explain how it means that for every tourist that comes to England the income increases by £200 but then lose a mark because I didn't say that b was how much each visitor spent

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I'm just going to aim for 75 and see what happens. I hate the written answer questions so much they are always stupid eg one year there was a regression question where you had to explain what b was in the context. So I explain how it means that for every tourist that comes to England the income increases by £200 but then lose a mark because I didn't say that b was how much each visitor spent

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EXACTLY
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(Original post by samb1234)
I'm just going to aim for 75 and see what happens. I hate the written answer questions so much they are always stupid eg one year there was a regression question where you had to explain what b was in the context. So I explain how it means that for every tourist that comes to England the income increases by £200 but then lose a mark because I didn't say that b was how much each visitor spent

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I can't aim for nothing but 75 :lol:
Stats is weird like that. They try to trip you up too much
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(Original post by kawehi)
Ugh I wish I didn't do physics, but I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do at uni, so I decided to 'keep my options open'..

I actually have managed to mess up every single maths paper so far I honestly have no idea how... But I went home in tears after FP1 haha

I thought that it was a really easy paper, too, until I came out of the exam with 53 for whatever the last question was, and realised that I subbed in the wrong numbers!!! And I misread the matrix when doing the determinant!!! UGH so it's probably around 7 marks gone for me.. I managed to do the same sort of stupid things in C1/2 as well, such as accidentally putting the right angle of the triangle in the opposite place, and thinking the chord on a circle was the diameter without drawing a diagram or anything:cry:

I'm over it now, but after getting full marks all year... it's a bit unpleasant haha

I'll just have to hope I can somehow ignore my maths UMS on my application :lol:
Just focus on getting the A for Physics and be done with it for next year, that's all that matters

Hey it doesn't matter! You'd be surprised at how many method marks you can get so even if you subbed in the wrong numbers, you can still score 4 even 5 on that. But yeh like you said, it's all over now so no point thinking about it. I botched up the 2N question so bad in C2... Let's just hope for low grade boundaries in them and it shouldn't affect UMS too bad.

For Bio Natsci, I swear they wouldn't even count the maths scores in your average if you did better on Physics for example?
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I mean clearly I have no idea what b is

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(Original post by thechemistress)
Really? Lol, my teacher made it sound like advanced algebra :lol: matrices? D: Determinants of matrices? Ew D:

That sounds pretty good tbh xD Future lecturer at Cambridge, perhaps?



No problem I didn't look at the link properly.. Three people? Seriously?! Shouldn't it be lower if only three people got it?

Yes, OCR bio is a godsend :lol:
Yeh that's what I thought! No idea what OCR were thinking when they came up with that . Do you know what the A grade is roughly for CER? Is it around 75 or even higher :sigh:

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I *think* you are contracted to go (and likewise they are contracted to accept you) if you firm AND hit the the offer. But I'm sure you could ask to released if MIT/Stanford tried to poach you
That's really harsh! But makes sense
MIT would literally be the most amazing place ever,sigh, getting into top american unis is just too much! Anyway, there would be the small matter of getting an offer from Cambridge first :rolleyes:
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Haha

And no, I'll still be applying, just in case everything turns into a wreck
Fair enough

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I mean clearly I have no idea what b is

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If it gets really annoying, you have a range of words to choose to define 'b'
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Yeh that's what I thought! No idea what OCR were thinking when they came up with that . Do you know what the A grade is roughly for CER? Is it around 75 or even higher :sigh:

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The A grade for F322 is generally quite high. Highest its been is Jan 2012 when is was 83. Otherwise it's normally around 76-79.
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100 for 100ums in F322 is outrageous . So many places to drop a mark.
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My subjects:

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Media Studies

Course: Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
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The A grade for F322 is generally quite high. Highest its been is Jan 2012 when is was 83. Otherwise it's normally around 76-79.
83 wow... I guess CER is one where we can't afford to drop many marks at all. It's just so easy to make silly mistakes though (I'm not very good at Chem though so might just be me there ).
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100 for 100ums in F322 is outrageous . So many places to drop a mark.
Exactly! But only 3 people in the whole country achieved that so I guess UMS probably didn't fall as steeply in the marks below that?
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83 wow... I guess CER is one where we can't afford to drop many marks at all. It's just so easy to make silly mistakes though (I'm not very good at Chem though so might just be me there ).
No, same here I drop so many stupid marks in chemistry, it's unreal :lol:
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I am literally SO new to all this (haven't really got a clue how to work things) but I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether these gcse grades would be acceptable for Cambridge:

7a*'s
4a's
1 b

I am really hoping to study English literature (providing everything is ok on 13th August!) THANK YOU!
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