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    (Original post by elixirs)
    Yeah anything will do! But mind you since there's much fewer grades given back at A level, it's less of a '10 bricks thrown in your face at the same time' feeling:bricks:
    True, but instead of 10 bricks it's 3 houses :eek:
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    people getting their SQA results makes me sad
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    Hi, I'm new to TSR but I have been following this thread for ages ! Just wondering, did anyone do the aqa English language exam ? I thought the theme was predictable :P


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    (Original post by Saywhatyoumean)
    Okay sorry for the constant questions but say I got 94 ums in aqa P1 and 35/50 in the ISA, does anyone know roughly what I'd need to get in P2 and P3 on average to get an A* overall?
    Your ISA mark is likely to give you anywhere from 74 - 80 UMS. You would therefore need a cumulative total of 186 - 192 UMS over P2 and P3, which is an average of 93 - 96 UMS per paper.
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    (Original post by Tanisha97)
    Hi, I'm new to TSR but I have been following this thread for ages ! Just wondering, did anyone do the aqa English language exam ? I thought the theme was predictable :P


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    We might have.... what was in it and I might recognize it?

    I did the one in January and got a good mark, but everyone else did terrible and the department offered us all free resits in Summer, so I took that too because highest mark goes through :P
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    True, but instead of 10 bricks it's 3 houses :eek:
    Ahahah if you put it that way! I guess that means I won't be seeing you on this thread after results day then?!:gasp:
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    We might have.... what was in it and I might recognize it?

    I did the one in January and got a good mark, but everyone else did terrible and the department offered us all free resits in Summer, so I took that too because highest mark goes through :P
    I did the one in June .. It was about eating processed meat and its affect on teenagers. The writing questions were about explaining your worst & best meal and persuading young people to have a healthy lifestyle. I thought it went well but if I want an A overall for language then I needed to get a high A, because I only just scrapped an A on my coursework




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    I am fairly new to TSR but what do I do if I dont get the results needed for my A Levels?
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    (Original post by elixirs)
    Ahahah if you put it that way! I guess that means I won't be seeing you on this thread after results day then?!:gasp:


    (Original post by Tanisha97)
    I did the one in June .. It was about eating processed meat and its affect on teenagers. The writing questions were about explaining your worst & best meal and persuading young people to have a healthy lifestyle. I thought it went well but if I want an A overall for language then I needed to get a high A, because I only just scrapped an A on my coursework



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    Ah yes I remember that, it was the summer one so I didn't exactly try my best on it unfortunately! I got a mark or two off an A* going by last year's boundaries on my Jan paper so I wasn't too bothered, because all I want in Lang is a B anyway! Your CW is better than mine so don't worry, I'm sure the boundaries should be less than last year because of the massive rows they had!
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    (Original post by Kelv1nder)
    I am fairly new to TSR but what do I do if I dont get the results needed for my A Levels?
    Welcome!
    What A levels do you want to do?
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    (Original post by Kelv1nder)
    I am fairly new to TSR but what do I do if I dont get the results needed for my A Levels?
    Not sure if it's the same everywhere, but at our school (the same place we will go to sixth form) we just talk to whoever is putting us down for the courses who is there on results day, and if you're not far off you can still get in, if not you have to take another subject
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)





    Ah yes I remember that, it was the summer one so I didn't exactly try my best on it unfortunately! I got a mark or two off an A* going by last year's boundaries on my Jan paper so I wasn't too bothered, because all I want in Lang is a B anyway! Your CW is better than mine so don't worry, I'm sure the boundaries should be less than last year because of the massive rows they had!
    Haha I hope so , But if I get a B then I'm gonna resit the exam in November


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    (Original post by elixirs)
    Welcome!
    What A levels do you want to do?
    I am thinking Maths, Chemistry, Psychology and Law
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    This might be pure coincidence, but I've heard more or less the same subjects mentioned by everyone as their worst exams. In my school, people who took the same exam board in a subject with several options (i.e: Edexcel French, Spanish or German for their languages studies and AQA Graphics, Resistant Materials or Food Tech for their Design Technology studies) all complained about how hard it was.

    So basically a lot of people found these subjects their hardest in my school, despite taking different languages or tech choices with the same board. Do exam boards try and make ALL of their language or tech exams (for example) to the same difficulty, or is this just a massive coincidence?
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    (Original post by Kelv1nder)
    I am thinking Maths, Chemistry, Psychology and Law
    Well from my experience the grades you often need are:
    Maths- A
    Chemistry - A or B (depends on 6th form/college's own requirements)
    Psychology- B or B in English Language (I think?)
    Law- None specific (but you do need your C in Eng/Maths, as always)

    Usually if you miss the offer you can't do the subject but depending on the 6th form/college, they may allow a compromise especially if you were close to the grade/were predicted the grade in the first place
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    (Original post by elixirs)
    Well from my experience the grades you often need are:
    Maths- A
    Chemistry - A or B (depends on 6th form/college's own requirements)
    Psychology- B or B in English Language (I think?)
    Law- None specific (but you do need your C in Eng/Maths, as always)

    Usually if you miss the offer you can't do the subject but depending on the 6th form/college, they may allow a compromise especially if you were close to the grade/were predicted the grade in the first place
    Thanks. I need to get A in Maths and Bs in Science and a C in English. Just worried about my English grade and if don't get a C, will I still be able to do A Levels? If not, what are my options? I dont want to have to resit all my GCSEs again as my other grades are (hopefully A&B)
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    (Original post by Kelv1nder)
    Thanks. I need to get A in Maths and Bs in Science and a C in English. Just worried about my English grade and if don't get a C, will I still be able to do A Levels? If not, what are my options? I dont want to have to resit all my GCSEs again as my other grades are (hopefully A&B)
    You must have good academic ability to chose those subjects so you should have some faith in yourself

    Also about English, most Colleges/6th form provide and allow resits in English/Maths since they are seen as the necessary GCSEs. In the worse case situation you'll pay for the resit. However, if you get those grades you should not have a problem!
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    (Original post by CD223)
    This might be pure coincidence, but I've heard more or less the same subjects mentioned by everyone as their worst exams. In my school, people who took the same exam board in a subject with several options (i.e: Edexcel French, Spanish or German for their languages studies and AQA Graphics, Resistant Materials or Food Tech for their Design Technology studies) all complained about how hard it was.

    So basically a lot of people found these subjects their hardest in my school, despite taking different languages or tech choices with the same board. Do exam boards try and make ALL of their language or tech exams (for example) to the same difficulty, or is this just a massive coincidence?

    I don't believe they try to PURPOSELY make those exams difficult (but *cough* Michael Gove), though damn that French Edexcel one was haaaaaaaaaaaaaard:eek:
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    (Original post by Ferrari Lexus)
    ME TOO! when my exams were over, i especially wanted to revise for SPANISH. idk why though . . .
    Exactly!! Missing my cue cards, highlighters and textbooks but come A-levels, I'm sure we'll start procrastinating again
    Me too!! I have actually forgotten basic Spanish grammar and if you gave me something to translate, I wouldn't be able to do it. Oops! Are you taking Spanish for A-level?
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    (Original post by LewisC)
    Yeh I should be if I get the grades


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    Cool. If you don't mind me asking, what are you gonna study? & Did you go to the induction day in July?
 
 
 
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