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    It may not be a dramatic improvement but i went from BBCC to AAB. It did take a lot of work and a large number of resits but it was definitely worth it!
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    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Ahhh ok, sounds like you deserved it! Did you submit your application late on (November time) or early? Just thinking how much time I'll have to show I'm willing to do the work

    Yeah, I sent it pretty late. I sent it in mid-December, but I found out in February that my college hadn't sent it off at all! It didn't affect my offers though, thank goodness!

    Perhaps just speak to your teacher(s) after class, and express your feelings on the matter. I'm sure they'll give you the change to improve. My predicted grades were ABC for an AAB course, and I still got the offer, so it isn't the end of the world, even if you don't quite get the predicted grades you need.
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    Back in 2007 I went from ACCb and got AAB at A2


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    (Original post by Georgiina_Tee)
    CDEE IN PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY MATHS AND ICT BBBB IN PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY MATHS AND AS BIOLOGY

    What did I do different?
    After school instead of going home and doing nothing every day I went home and re wrote my notes for chemistry maths I finished all the exercises looked at exam papers, Psychology I wrote all my essay plans and practiced as I went along and biology well my teacher tested me every week and forced me to learn tbh.

    I hated IT tbh i didnt care lol?

    Just knuckle down and actually think did i give 100%
    I know I haven't got an A's of A* but im proud of myself
    This is what I did normally daillu, yet still grades are awful.

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    I went from ABBC to A*AA. Granted I was already pretty close to grade boundaries at AS.
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    I just got a grade D for AS Mathemathics, gutted

    hopwfully re-sitting C2 and S1 in A2
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    Will I still get offers with bad AS grades? I have two very good references and will obviously do resits, along with proving myself to my teachers in order to get god predicted grades (around ABB hopefully). I'm not applying to the very top universities, but ones asking from ABB-BBC...
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    (Original post by mddub39)
    Will I still get offers with bad AS grades? I have two very good references and will obviously do resits, along with proving myself to my teachers in order to get god predicted grades (around ABB hopefully). I'm not applying to the very top universities, but ones asking from ABB-BBC...
    When I went through UCAS in 2006-2007, I didn't tell uni's my AS grades - you only tell them Predicted ones.


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    (Original post by PotterLaw)
    When I went through UCAS in 2006-2007, I didn't tell uni's my AS grades - you only tell them Predicted ones.


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    I'm pretty sure you have to declare them nowadays.
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    I went from BBD at as to ABB at A2 in maths, biology and chemistry - had to work my arse off and resit the majority of my as exams but all my hard work payed off and now i'm off to uni

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    (Original post by mddub39)
    I'm pretty sure you have to declare them nowadays.
    That's rubbish! I don't remember telling uni's about them.


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    I took History, Politics, Law and English Lit. At AS I achieved CCDU, just finished A2 and achieved ABB and got into my firm (Surrey). I took a lot of resits and worked much harder during yeah 13. During AS i also had a part-time job, so I was constantly on verge of dying from exhaustion, I quit and managed to work a lot harder... So quit your job and lock yourself in your room for weeks when it come to revision


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    I went from BEE (business, sociology, psychology) in AS to AABD (business, finance, sociology, psychology) in A2. They're by far not the best grades on here, but I'm proud of them.

    I know that the D (a few UMS from a C) let the other grades down a bit, but considering I nearly got a U in AS, I'm happy with it! The B was also 2 marks off an A In AS I underestimated the jump from GCSE and I didn't turn up to many lessons for various reasons. In A2 I actually attended lessons and put in a lot more effort. I think it goes to show that although a lot of people seem to be disappointed with their AS grades this year, next year is definitely a chance to turn them around, although it might be a bit harder with no January exams. Never give up!!!

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    You're right, you do have to declare them

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    (Original post by Louise262)
    You're right, you do have to declare them

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    Wow that's annoying! Maybe I did and dont remember.
    But I really think I just had to out predictions down


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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Did you not get a remark for that D?
    Nope. I've never really been into remarks- I don't really see the point. I've always held the view that I probably got what I deserved based on what I'd written. I'd rather just redo it.

    I still can remember thinking that I'd done quite well in the exam first time around as I'd included the right info and lots of detail etc etc and that just wasn't true for my resit- I really didn't know an awful lot as I'd barely revised.

    Maybe I should have just got my paper remarked, but given the option all over again, I'd still resit.
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    (Original post by Georgiina_Tee)
    CDEE IN PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY MATHS AND ICT BBBB IN PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY MATHS AND AS BIOLOGY

    What did I do different?
    After school instead of going home and doing nothing every day I went home and re wrote my notes for chemistry maths I finished all the exercises looked at exam papers, Psychology I wrote all my essay plans and practiced as I went along and biology well my teacher tested me every week and forced me to learn tbh.

    I hated IT tbh i didnt care lol?

    Just knuckle down and actually think did i give 100%
    I know I haven't got an A's of A* but im proud of myself
    I have similar grades as you did in AS by reading this, you motivated me and showed that you can achieve good grades if you revise more, Thank you so much for advice
    Good Luck in future
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    (Original post by teen1234)
    ABBC at AS is psychology biology maths and chemistry respectively
    Dropped the A in psychology for A2 and ended up getting A*A*A in maths bio chem.
    First year wasnt too good since i thought i could doss around in lessons and still come out with A*s just like GCSE by getting out the textbook a week before the exam. Second year I paid attention in class and actually did homework, with a decent prep before the exams I raised my grades.
    Pretty chuffed to go from BBC to A*A*A, it is possible.
    Well done for getting such amazing results! I am a AS student too and I just wanted to ask you, did you get those results without retaking any of your AS exams?
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    (Original post by kuttyz10)
    Well done for getting such amazing results! I am a AS student too and I just wanted to ask you, did you get those results without retaking any of your AS exams?
    No I had to retake a few exams, although i didnt retake an exam more than once.
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    (Original post by umarace)
    After opening my AS results I was completely shocked at what grades I achieved , CCDE in ; Biology , Chemistry ,maths(5ums off a C) and psychology which I am
    dropping any ways. Dunno whether Retaking the year or just Balancing 7 A2 exams plus 7 AS exams would be the better option . I guess I now know that I need to spend every single min studying my ass off. Any ideas guys ? Since there are no Jan exams any more , would it be better to retake the year as I need atleast ABB for a chemistry course or maby taking a 3rd year If needed .
    My results were exactly the same only with different subjects. I also need ABB. let me know if you eat a reply because I'm looking at balancing 7A2's and 7AS' exams next year.


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