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    I've been doing headstands to try and distract myself from results - it's hard to be worried while upside down, I have found.

    (Original post by samfreak)
    when do aqa publish exam results online for teachers to access?
    6AM, I think. (See here.)
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    (Original post by HearingWhat?)
    wow how weird - i got a C in History and I had my heart set on doing it, but now I just don't know what to do. I've got A's in Maths and Biology and a B (which I should get pushed up to an A after I retake an ISA) in Physics but History is what I enjoy, the one I really wished to do at university. The thing is, I tried harder for History than I did my others so maybe it's just not meant to be but I really don't know what to do! I'm naturally good at sciencey stuff but I don't want to spend 3 years of my life doing something I don't enjoy even if I am good at it. I'm just disappointed and confused.

    Thank you though
    Woah, that is weird. First of all, I would try speaking to your teacher(s) and asking them for advice - particularly if you have some idea about which universities you are considering. They can advise you about what's realistic and what isn't. I would say (if it's possible) consider taking a gap year so that you can apply with your final results which may be a step up from what you have now at AS.

    I can totally sympathise as History made up the majority of my revision at AS and it felt horrible to do so badly (in comparison to my other subjects) but try not to think that all is lost yet!
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    I think the emails are from Nottingham. Because I've stalked people who said they got the email and most of them made a thread mentioning Nottingham. it calmed me down a bit. Because I didn't apply there and did not receive an email.
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    (Original post by Neena)
    4 Hours and 20 Minutes!! :O
    Subtle :bong::bong:
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    I just have this constant sinking feeling, along with a lump in my throat and butterflies... all at once.. AHHHHH! I'm not guranteed anything so all 3 grades will be a surprise. :eek:
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    Is it bad that I've come to the stage where I don't actually care what my grades are? All I want is to make my offer - the rest just feels irrelevant
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    So much for sleeping.

    It seems the notrious neighbourhood screeching cat has returned and simply wont be quiet!!

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    (Original post by xDanny 117)
    I just have this constant sinking feeling, along with a lump in my throat and butterflies... all at once.. AHHHHH! I'm not guranteed anything so all 3 grades will be a surprise. :eek:
    I'm only waiting on a chemistry grade, both biology and psychology would have to be flopped 90% to get below a B.

    What are your subjects?
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    (Original post by fliortia)
    Is it bad that I've come to the stage where I don't actually care what my grades are? All I want is to make my offer - the rest just feels irrelevant
    It's probably worse that I've been at this stage the moment I finished my exams. Just need to get into my firm, rest idc.
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    It's probably worse that I've been at this stage the moment I finished my exams. Just need to get into my firm, rest idc.
    All through my revision I was just thinking 'just need AAB, just need AAB' - where are you hoping on going/what's your offer?
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    (Original post by HearingWhat?)
    wow how weird - i got a C in History and I had my heart set on doing it, but now I just don't know what to do. I've got A's in Maths and Biology and a B (which I should get pushed up to an A after I retake an ISA) in Physics but History is what I enjoy, the one I really wished to do at university. The thing is, I tried harder for History than I did my others so maybe it's just not meant to be but I really don't know what to do! I'm naturally good at sciencey stuff but I don't want to spend 3 years of my life doing something I don't enjoy even if I am good at it. I'm just disappointed and confused.

    Thank you though
    C in History at AS level. Same. When I got my results I panicked. Then my teacher told me to keep my chin up, retake, and stay with applying for it at uni. I nearly switched to geography. It paid off, I ended up, (with a bit of hardwork) getting an A* at A2. And I'm now studying at Warwick.

    Apply for what you enjoy and really, truly believe you are good at. If you need any tips or advice or anything message me. I've been there.
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    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGE!!!!!!!!!! A huge bat just flew into my room!!!! I've bombed out of there and am camping out in the living room :yikes:
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    That horrible moment when your laptop decides to crash and you get an e-mail from amazon :sigh:
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    lol yururghghg can't sleep
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    (Original post by fliortia)
    All through my revision I was just thinking 'just need AAB, just need AAB' - where are you hoping on going/what's your offer?
    Me too! And mine's AAA. :/ But the good thing is that my second-choice uni is in clearing for ABB. So if I don't get into my firm, I could probably get into my second-choice uni which isn't too different from my firm. It might be the same for you! Dw
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    I literally, dont care about grades anymore. Just wanna get in :P
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    (Original post by HearingWhat?)
    wow how weird - i got a C in History and I had my heart set on doing it, but now I just don't know what to do. I've got A's in Maths and Biology and a B (which I should get pushed up to an A after I retake an ISA) in Physics but History is what I enjoy, the one I really wished to do at university. The thing is, I tried harder for History than I did my others so maybe it's just not meant to be but I really don't know what to do! I'm naturally good at sciencey stuff but I don't want to spend 3 years of my life doing something I don't enjoy even if I am good at it. I'm just disappointed and confused.

    Thank you though
    Hiya, have been quietly snooping for some time now but saw this and knew I needed to tell you that you NEED to get this remarked. A friend of mine studying History at Cambridge got a C in his AS and it was remarked up; similarly, my best friend studying Law got a B at History AS which went up several marks to an A after a remark. I would strongly advise a remark, as essay subject marking is so subjective.
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    Dreading the disappointment I know I am going to feel
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    (Original post by T_x)
    Hiya, have been quietly snooping for some time now but saw this and knew I needed to tell you that you NEED to get this remarked. A friend of mine studying History at Cambridge got a C in his AS and it was remarked up; similarly, my best friend studying Law got a B at History AS which went up several marks to an A after a remark. I would strongly advise a remark, as essay subject marking is so subjective.
    I sent my History papers off to Edexcel for a remark and they reappeared the same day without so much as a single UMS mark changed after paying £84 and the entire history department telling me that they could suggest no improvements for my answers - and many other people had similar experiences that I know. I would be wary of the exam boards.
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    just got my results, massive shock and really low but enough to get into uni, failed one of my final units :O
 
 
 
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