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Official AS & A2 Results Day 2016

  • View Poll Results: What grades are you expecting on results day?
    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 Sacred Ground)
    I don't agree with this statement. For example, as a medicine applicant, A level results are so important to me as it'll be so difficult to get into medicine if I don't get in at undergraduate level. So yes, university and A levels are very important towards my career prospectsPosted from TSR Mobile
    (Original post by PQ)
    naaaaaah

    Don't buy into the hype about A level results and university choice determining your career prospects. In 5 years time noone will give a **** what your A level grades where. In 10 years you won't even include them on your CV. In 10 years your degree will be 1 line on your CV...your working life will last 40 years, A levels are of very little importance long term (and even the things they influence short term aren't set in stone).

    It can make a short term difference - or mean a change in direction - but your career is a marathon not a sprint, sometimes a diversion onto a different path (due to unexpected results, a chance conversation about an option you had never considered, a speculative application to something that sounds interesting outside your field etc etc) is the best thing that every happens (no matter how scary and upsetting it might feel at the time).
    If you're wedded to a specific career to cover the next 40+ years of your life then doing worse than hoped can upset your plans - it doesn't mean you're doomed to an un-satisfactory working life or a miserable career that you hate. It means you have to rethink your plans or find another path to the career you're aiming for. Given the current changes and working environment in the NHS (and the fact that for the first time this year a med school is openly advertising places in clearing) I wouldn't be surprised if lower than expected results in August isn't a blessing in disguise for many medicine applicants or just a small stumbling block for others.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    ...for the first time this year a med school is openly advertising places in clearing...
    Which one?
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    Thanks - my A grade was very close to the A* but it was good enough lol - got the A* elsewhere (sociology) and three other A grades so can't complain! You're brave doing maths - I run screaming from that subject as fast as possible
    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Ah congrats on your A ; I'm hoping for an A* lol fingers crossed, and I'm planning on doing maths at uni but I might change to psychology if I hate maths at degree level which I worry I will ahh !
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Which one?
    http://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/clearing
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    I haven't really posted on here yet but the nerves are really starting to kick in waiting on my A2 results and need AAA, but I'm really starting to doubt I've got that


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    Wow, that's insane.
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Thanks - my A grade was very close to the A* but it was good enough lol - got the A* elsewhere (sociology) and three other A grades so can't complain! You're brave doing maths - I run screaming from that subject as fast as possible
    oh wow congrats on your grades ; they're really impressive !!
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Wow, that's insane.
    The Junior Doctors strike and other NHS issues have had a big impact on conversion...add in that applicants for med this year were already 12% down on 5 years ago and a very different game is starting to emerge.
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    It kind of bothers me that I'm gonna be starting year 12(A2 for me) and I'm an year more or less young than others.


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    Thanks - take heart from it because I was just like you and everyone else at the time - terrified I wouldn't make it - although my firm only wanted ABB so my margin for error was slightly better lol. Keep positive - it will all work out I am sure.
    (Original post by fefssdf)
    oh wow congrats on your grades ; they're really impressive !!
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Thanks - take heart from it because I was just like you and everyone else at the time - terrified I wouldn't make it - although my firm only wanted ABB so my margin for error was slightly better lol. Keep positive - it will all work out I am sure.
    I need AAA for my firm and AAA/A*AB for my insurance so praying that A* to scrape my way into uni but expecting AAB TBH
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Wow, that's insane.
    That's quite odd like normally the general concessus is that unis are never in clearing for medicine haha ; well hopefully this means some people will still get into their dream course !
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    Where are your firm and insurance choices?
    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I need AAA for my firm and AAA/A*AB for my insurance so praying that A* to scrape my way into uni but expecting AAB TBH
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Where are your firm and insurance choices?
    Firm - nottingham insurance - Manchester but kinda wanna go to my insurance more and might use adjustment if I can to get into it lol . I'm so confused right now !
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    Hey guys this is just a general question the subjects I do are biology psychology sociology ( eng lit - dropping)
    What career paths are there I was thinking biological sciences because I'm more into the science field but I don't want to waste time doing a course at uni that won't guarantee a job so are there any ideas?
    Thankyou
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    Manchester was my insurance choice too lol. I got a reduced offer from them of BBB instead of AAB as I participated in the Manchester Access Programme through my college so spent quite a lot of time at UofM during my AS year. I know a few people who got in there too despite slightly missing their offer so don't give up hope.
    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Firm - nottingham insurance - Manchester but kinda wanna go to my insurance more and might use adjustment if I can to get into it lol . I'm so confused right now !
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    (Original post by coboyle098)
    I haven't really posted on here yet but the nerves are really starting to kick in waiting on my A2 results and need AAA, but I'm really starting to doubt I've got that


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    Yh same ; I'm expecting AAB cause of stupid English language lol
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Manchester was my insurance choice too lol. I got a reduced offer from them of BBB instead of AAB as I participated in the Manchester Access Programme through my college so spent quite a lot of time at UofM during my AS year. I know a few people who got in there too despite slightly missing their offer so don't give up hope.
    Yeh I hope I get in there with AAB lol cause they sent an email saying about how they will consider everyone who ' narrowly missed their offer ' and my school is on the list of ' crap ' schools basically meaning my application was ' flagged up ' cause of contextual data so hopefully that counts in my favour ; I'm tempted to swap my firm and insurance but can't decide ! Like idk
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    Guys,
    I would appreciate if someone could help me.
    Things have gone horribly wrong this year. Would I have a chance in clearing for DDD at ANY Uni for Biochemistry?
    I done Maths, Bio and Chem at A2.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I need AAA for my firm and AAA/A*AB for my insurance so praying that A* to scrape my way into uni but expecting AAB TBH
    Hey mate, which course have you applied for? Was it maths?


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