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    (Original post by acecahill39)
    I was laughing at your post for a minute or so when I read your post. But some people think this is the end of the world even though ironically the know they will exceed their target grades ( A guy was worried about getting a C he promised to his parents (under a deal of getting PS4 soon)even though in his mock paper, he consistently got A* & the exam was found easy by everyone) Vice versa applied.
    Target grades for GCSE at absolutely disgraceful in a lot of cases, heckk even I'd be disappointed if I got my "Target" grade for each and every subject . Many teachers tend to nudge them down a grade or two to avoid their HoD chasing them up "Why did so and so get x when he ....." I attend a grammar school and our GCSE target grades were produced by a computer based on our Year 8 performance....it truly is appalling :unimpressed: As for consistent high fliers who come down with nerves , it's just natural for some and you'll always find them people, even at uni ...... what can we do? I mean it seems you have a personal issue which such people and that's probably from experience which a lot of people do.......just leave them/us be dude
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    Incoming long-winded question:

    Say if I got 3A*s, 5As, 2Bs at GCSE. Not really ideal for a top 20 or RG university, but might be what I'll be getting.

    If for my A Levels (and that's a big if) I got A*A*A, A in the EPQ, and AA in 2 AS levels in other subjects, would universities recognize the sort of 'improvement' in the standard of my work between GCSE and A level? Or are A levels and GCSEs not really looked at together like that?

    It's just that I've been looking at universities like York, Lancaster, Warwick (for their courses and they seem generally great, albeit competitive)... and really hoping that if I put 101% into the next 2 years I can sort of compensate for my less-than-great grades at GCSE. I'm assuming my PS will be very average and extra-curricular will probably be minimal for the moment.
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    Incoming long-winded question:

    Say if I got 3A*s, 5As, 2Bs at GCSE. Not really ideal for a top 20 or RG university, but might be what I'll be getting.

    If for my A Levels (and that's a big if) I got A*A*A, A in the EPQ, and AA in 2 AS levels in other subjects, would universities recognize the sort of 'improvement' in the standard of my work between GCSE and A level? Or are A levels and GCSEs not really looked at together like that?

    It's just that I've been looking at universities like York, Lancaster, Warwick (for their courses and they seem generally great, albeit competitive)... and really hoping that if I put 101% into the next 2 years I can sort of compensate for my less-than-great grades at GCSE. I'm assuming my PS will be very average and extra-curricular will probably be minimal for the moment.
    You can get in with those what are the Bs in though?
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    Incoming long-winded question:

    Say if I got 3A*s, 5As, 2Bs at GCSE. Not really ideal for a top 20 or RG university, but might be what I'll be getting.

    If for my A Levels (and that's a big if) I got A*A*A, A in the EPQ, and AA in 2 AS levels in other subjects, would universities recognize the sort of 'improvement' in the standard of my work between GCSE and A level? Or are A levels and GCSEs not really looked at together like that?

    It's just that I've been looking at universities like York, Lancaster, Warwick (for their courses and they seem generally great, albeit competitive)... and really hoping that if I put 101% into the next 2 years I can sort of compensate for my less-than-great grades at GCSE. I'm assuming my PS will be very average and extra-curricular will probably be minimal for the moment.
    Great GCSEs help but if you get really good A levels they couldn't give a toss.

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    You can get in with those what are the Bs in though?
    English lang, English lit, and History.
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    English lang, English lit, and History.
    For a science degree it'll be fine

    York and Warwick do look great
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    For a science degree it'll be fine

    York and Warwick do look great
    That's great, but I'm not doing a single science at A level. xD

    Looking more to something involving languages/politically-oriented/mix of both.
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    That's great, but I'm not doing a single science at A level. xD

    Looking more to something involving languages/politically-oriented/mix of both.
    Aah, languages... So why werr you English and humanity grades "low"? They'll want those higher
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Aah, languages... So why werr you English and humanity grades "low"? They'll want those higher
    Yeah... now you see my problem.

    For English: If you ask myself or anyone else in my class, instinct will tell us to immediately say 'Poop teacher!'. Which is pretty accurate. Though I have to admit, I didn't quite put as much work into both English GCSEs as I should have.

    For History: there are 2 papers, and 1 CA. 1 paper is worth more than the other 2 components.That paper for me went balls-up. I screwed up the sources big time.
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    Yeah... now you see my problem.

    For English: If you ask myself or anyone else in my class, instinct will tell us to immediately say 'Poop teacher!'. Which is pretty accurate. Though I have to admit, I didn't quite put as much work into both English GCSEs as I should have.

    For History: there are 2 papers, and 1 CA. 1 paper is worth more than the other 2 components.That paper for me went balls-up. I screwed up the sources big time.
    Which A Levels are you taking then?

    If you take:

    English Lang/Lit
    Language
    Government and Politics
    History

    For example and smashed them, you're in with a v.v.good chance
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    (Original post by Jatz07)
    Which a levels are you doing this year mate?

    Jatz
    F.Maths
    Statistics
    Physics
    Chemistry
    French
    Geography
    Welsh Bacc
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    I want to do more A levels but have been told no. Just going to have to settle at 6

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    (Original post by Jatz07)
    Wow wow wow wow! Dude... one word LEGEND!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-A-grades.html
    why not try and overtake this girl? haha

    Jatz
    General Studies and EPQ don't count for that. (EPQ is good, but not an A Level)

    So she has 6 in my eyes.

    I also have maths from this year, Welsh Baccalaureate, and 2 ASs hopefully... So it's enough for me
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    Which 6 A levels are you doing?

    What career are you planning to go into?

    Jatz
    Law.

    Doing Maths to AS and then History, Biology, French, Eng Lit, Chemistry. Also might do Business studies (maybe)

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    (Original post by Jatz07)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7863473.stm

    lol... did you hear about this before?

    yea 6 A*s wow...
    does the school allow you to do 5/6?

    My school only lets me do 4 A levels lol.. I might do a 5th one as an external candidate, but I have a question:

    How exactly do you apply as a private candidate to take the exam?

    I'm doing: Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics and Extended Project in school (as you may already know)

    and AS sociology outside of school but I don't know how to apply as a private candidate lol... do you know how to?

    Thank you

    Jatz
    Yeah, but half those are BTECs...

    Nope, only 4 in school + welsh bacc.

    I just go to exams officers and say I want to sit bla bla bla

    I know you are you've said it many times haha
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Law.

    Doing Maths to AS and then History, Biology, French, Eng Lit, Chemistry. Also might do Business studies (maybe)

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    What's the point in taking two sciences?
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    What's the point in taking two sciences?
    What's wrong with two ? If Obiejess is hoping to study law then physics isn't exactly a required A-Level subject.
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    Does anyone here know how 'average point scores' work? It's part of the entry requirements for my A level courses and I think it's how good you did on average with all your gcse grades...

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    I think it's where each GCSE grade is assigned a certain value and you add them all up and divide by the amount of GCSEs you did.


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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    I want to do more A levels but have been told no. Just going to have to settle at 6

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    Wow! Wow!Wow!. 6 A-Levels?? You & Jatz are pretty genius & awesome people but though don`t stress yourself too much or couldn`t get the grades.
 
 
 
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