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

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    Oh and the exam board was AQA
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    No, most people have to go into college.
    Wow, thank The Lord for my college then.


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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Well, they don't let anyone in. I imagine their standards for letting people in decrease as clearing goes in, if they don't look like they will fill places. But primarily universities want to fill up, so basically it's first-come, first-serve. But like I say, they do have standards - they don't let any old fool in.
    So any of us receiving results late are at a massive disadvantage?

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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    Is clearing as easy as first come first serve? Is there not more to it?

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    Think it depends on the UNI and the grades that they are asking for. Remember people get into OXBRIDGE in adjustment and pretty much every UNI will have places. I guess it will be slightly easier than in the past due to the high fees which they only get if they fill their spaces

    Scrap what I have said everyone I have just been corrected which is why the SR is good. I thought people who got an interview but didn't get in got the chance to apply if they exceeded their results.

    However, I have just been informed
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    Oxford and Cambridge do not participate in adjustment and clearing. Until about 2003 Cam had education courses regularly in clearing, but do not expect it to happen again. Cambridge do have a 'summer pool', but this is only for people who already had an offer originally.
    I kinda knew about the education part but obviously got mixed up well at least I have cleared this mistake SOZ for the wrong information
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Same! I keep worrying I'm going to be in a double bed catered room, then I've spent £150 on stuff for nothing :P
    It is! IKEA had a pack of 3 saucepans for like £5?
    Haha, I'm supposedly in catered accommodation too, but food is still really expensive so I'll probably do a lot of cooking (haven't actually investigated the state of the kitchens yet though, although I've been assured that they do have some somewhere...)
    It was £6 for the saucepans... they didn't have lids though and mum managed to persuade me not to buy them If I can't find anything else I'll go back and buy them!
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    You mean 4 plates, 4 bowls? That's clearly more than enough - imo, one is enough . Also, 3 pans? I'm not sure I've ever seen my parents use 3 pans at once - what crazy gourmet dishes are you making? :eek:
    Yeah all those and my family tend to always use 3 different things at a time, also I may not want to wash up straight away or have friends over too, so I have the possibility with them
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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    So any of us receiving results late are at a massive disadvantage?

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    Clearing happens over many days - you won't be significantly disadvantaged for getting your results later than others.


    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    Haha, I'm supposedly in catered accommodation too, but food is still really expensive so I'll probably do a lot of cooking (haven't actually investigated the state of the kitchens yet though, although I've been assured that they do have some somewhere...)
    It was £6 for the saucepans... they didn't have lids though and mum managed to persuade me not to buy them If I can't find anything else I'll go back and buy them!
    My catered accommodation only gives us a kettle, microwave and toaster. I'm going to have to start learning how to make proper meals using just a microwave and boiling water
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Release their grade boundaries on the day of the exam not before
    Oh!! Thanks for that!

    Did anyone else do AQA Psychology B?


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    (Original post by MathsNerd1)
    I'm getting 3 saucepans and 2 frying pans for £30 which I thought was good
    That does seem pretty good - where did you get them from?
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    I had a heart attack last night when my firm emailed me with the subject being."exciting times ahead!" Meanies! Maybe it's a good sign haha!

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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    That does seem pretty good - where did you get them from?
    On the Argos website, in red colour too
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    (Original post by kingdoo)
    Who else gets their results late. I receive mine at 10:00am but I don't know if this is just for AS levels for for the A2's as well. I'd rather get them at like 8:00
    I don't get mine until the afternoon. ON FRIDAY :mad2:
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    My catered accommodation only gives us a kettle, microwave and toaster. I'm going to have to start learning how to make proper meals using just a microwave and boiling water
    :eek: I think I get a kettle (with the room), and in the kitchen: microwave, basic hob, possibly an oven (it depends which accommodation I'm allocated), some storage space.
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    (Original post by MathsNerd1)
    On the Argos website, in red colour too
    awesome - I'll have a look
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    6am? Lucky! I don't get mine till 9am.
    that's not fair tbh, it should be all at the same time. Because otherwise people getting theirs first will have an advantage with clearing and may take up all the places first :/
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    My catered accommodation only gives us a kettle, microwave and toaster. I'm going to have to start learning how to make proper meals using just a microwave and boiling water [/QUOTE]

    If it's catered why would you need to learn to make other meals??
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    So, I left this thread for an hour. Now there's like 20 posts about IKEA. Anyone bother explaining?
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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    :eek: I think I get a kettle (with the room), and in the kitchen: microwave, basic hob, possibly an oven (it depends which accommodation I'm allocated), some storage space.
    I wish we at least got a hob - that completely opens up what you can cook. You can't even have a fry-up without a hob! :eek:
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    (Original post by King Hotpie)
    I don't get mine until the afternoon. ON FRIDAY :mad2:
    Unfortunate and WHY???
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    (Original post by ChloeBonner)
    If it's catered why would you need to learn to make other meals??
    Because sometimes I don't want to have to pay for canteen food, which is always going to be more expensive than home-cooked. Also, you're restricted to specific eating times. I would've gone self-catered if I had that option.
 
 
 
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