Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

15 August 2013 A-Level results: Discussion thread - results day is here! Watch

    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    Is there an AS discussion thread?
    This may as well be it - there's probably a Year 12 thread, though (not specifically about AS levels, but I imagine it's at the forefront of their minds).


    (Original post by kingdoo)
    I've kinda done that written a list of what I want to include it is saying the things in a positive way. EPQ, Geography society (want to do geography), Open water diving license/course, National Citizen service, DOFE bronze, sliver and now gold. Volunteering, cooking, squash. Actually I done/doing a lot of extra things.
    Those things will look good, but remember that universities are very interested in why you want to study that subject - I always say 2/3 academic, 1/3 extra-curricular.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    you can eat up 4 minutes and a half with this beauty:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mn_PIAh72A
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Huntx)
    Do universities get our results one week earlier? or how much earlier? Because if thats the case i heard track may change as early as one week before results day for some. is this true? or are offers made on results day. otherwise im getting on track now!!
    Track won't update until the 15th. UCAS already have the results, universities get them tomorrow and Sunday.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Huntx)
    Do universities get our results one week earlier? or how much earlier? Because if thats the case i heard track may change as early as one week before results day for some. is this true? or are offers made on results day. otherwise im getting on track now!!
    They do but they can't put them on Track until results day. It doesn't change until Track opens officially, whenever that may be.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Track won't update until the 15th. UCAS already have the results, universities get them tomorrow and Sunday.
    intense
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    i wish i had contacts at UCAS.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Those things will look good, but remember that universities are very interested in why you want to study that subject - I always say 2/3 academic, 1/3 extra-curricular.
    This.

    Also, don't try and write all proper and flowery, it will just come off as silly. I saw pretty smart people at my school doing around 8 drafts because they just came off as rather pretentious. I wrote as I speak, save the occasional slang obviously, and only needed to do one draft. Hey, got all of my offers, must have worked..
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Huntx)
    i wish i had contacts at UCAS.
    Me too!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by OwlPatronus)
    Would anyone happen to know exactly what the email from UCAS on the morning of results day will look like (assuming track has updated)? Is it just be the usual 'something has changed in your application' or can you tell from the subject line whether it's good news?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    If you're confirmed at your firm or insurance then you will get the AS12 letter.

    If you're in clearing you'll get the AS13 letter (although the wording is much more sepcific to clearing with instructions on what to do)

    (linked under the "Related Documents" list here: http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works...ers-and-guides

    If your firm is still conditional OR your firm has rejected you and your insurance is still conditional then you will not recieve an email.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by XxMagicMezziexX)
    Anyone else just really bored of waiting now...
    Time is passing far too slow so I have asked work to give me as many hours just to pass the time...
    I kind of am bored of waiting. Worst part is I don't have much to do.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    This may as well be it - there's probably a Year 12 thread, though (not specifically about AS levels, but I imagine it's at the forefront of their minds).




    Those things will look good, but remember that universities are very interested in why you want to study that subject - I always say 2/3 academic, 1/3 extra-curricular.
    I am interested in improving the world which is where the National citizen service, DOFE volunteering and others fit in. I am interested in the spread of the disease and poverty which I have am basing my PS on.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Padouken)
    you can eat up 4 minutes and a half with this beauty:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mn_PIAh72A
    Argh the memories
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Does anyone know if leaving your browser open on midnight of the 15th and then refreshing it at about 6am to see if you've been accepted still works? I know someone that did it about 2 years ago, wondering if UCAS have undergone some massive overhaul to stop people doing it.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    Yes I thought it was ok. But the coursework is worrying me, my teacher told us that the whole class had done really bad and that she expects no higher than C's. I'm thinking she was trying to terrify us.

    I'm still worrying about my coursework at the back of my mind though as i'm not the best designer. It did take me ages especially the written one.
    The design was far easier for me, I hated writing about any of it though. The wire frame diagrams destroyed me; my website was 180 pages or something ridiculous like that!

    They did change the weighting of it this year though, the coursework is only worth 40% now. It seems unfair that we have to put the same effort in for less marks, but at the same time the exam is so much more straight forward that it seems a pretty good exchange.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Quick question: When people say to ring the uni if they haven't rejected you and you slightly missed the offer, what number do you call?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jessie7003)
    AS wasn't too bad, did Russia and Germany. A2 on the other hand was terrible What modules did you take? A2, we did the Irish 1800-1900 period on Nationalism and Unionism and then the Irish 1900-1925 period. 1800-1900 wasn't so bad because you basically had to learn everything as everything comes up, but the second paper usually had a set rhythm to it where one year Home Rule was sources and the next year it wasn't and our teacher basically told us to learn Home Rule for sources and it unfortunately changed and came up as an essay I also hate Irish politics so the course bored me

    I repeated the Russia AS exam in January and went way up. Repeated Germany in June.. Not sure what to think. Did Russia 1900-2000 (A2) and 1900-1925 Irish history as well.. We were in the same dilemma as you, the teacher assured us that HR would be the source so no-one learnt historiography for it and therefore couldn't really do an essay on it. It was dreadful!
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by AmyLH)
    Quick question: When people say to ring the uni if they haven't rejected you and you slightly missed the offer, what number do you call?
    Check out the clearing contact lists on the results/clearing tab on TSR.

    Most unis would prefer it if you ring their hotline rather than ringing any number you can find - often admissions staff will all be moved away from their normal phones to work on the hotline and will be dealing with current applicants, clearing enquiries and adjustment enquiries all at once.

    Some unis do give specific numbers on their websites in the days before results day for current applicants to call so check your uni websites too.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Toya)
    Does anyone know if leaving your browser open on midnight of the 15th and then refreshing it at about 6am to see if you've been accepted still works? I know someone that did it about 2 years ago, wondering if UCAS have undergone some massive overhaul to stop people doing it.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I don't think track is closed during the morning, so how is this bypassing anything?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Anyone else worried they'll miss an AAA offer?
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Toya)
    Does anyone know if leaving your browser open on midnight of the 15th and then refreshing it at about 6am to see if you've been accepted still works? I know someone that did it about 2 years ago, wondering if UCAS have undergone some massive overhaul to stop people doing it.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I swear it loggs you out after 15 minutes?
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.