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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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    16 days till I'm absolutely screwed
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    Rate of posting of this forum has increased as the nerves have clearly set in. Knowing that my University will have my results in their hands in 9 days makes it worse.
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    Honestly, the more people post in here and the more I have to read on this thread the better I feel. Keeps my mind occupied and reassures me others feel the same I guess!
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    Anxiety for results day keeps kicking in and making me feel sick, lovely stuff
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    (Original post by TheHammeredDog)
    Anxiety for results day keeps kicking in and making me feel sick, lovely stuff
    Same!! I really need to calm down.

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    (Original post by PQ)
    You'll all be reminiscing about exam boards next year when you're at uni and exam papers are set by lecturers, half the time there aren't any past papers and there's no mark schemes or similar available....
    At least the markschemes aren't stupid like they were in A-Levels though. Like in A-Level Biology, where sometimes you had to put the word "tall" instead of "long" or another word that means the exact same thing otherwise you wouldn't get any marks. :dry:
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    At least the markschemes aren't stupid like they were in A-Levels though. Like in A-Level Biology, where sometimes you had to put the word "tall" instead of "long" or another word that means the exact same thing otherwise you wouldn't get any marks. :dry:
    Biology mark schemes were the source of many a rage during class and revision. Just praying my answers lined up with their awfully specific wording...
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    At least the markschemes aren't stupid like they were in A-Levels though. Like in A-Level Biology, where sometimes you had to put the word "tall" instead of "long" or another word that means the exact same thing otherwise you wouldn't get any marks. :dry:
    True - it's as much about understanding the markers as about the mark scheme at uni though.

    I only passed some modules because I targetted the content and questions that I knew would be marked by one lecturer who was particularly generous (and avoiding professor [redacted] questions because he was a nasty *******)
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    Am I the only one who thinks AS AQA Physics paper 2 and Chemistry paper 1 were hard papers
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    Might have to try this approach for next year lol! I sometimes wonder what exactly will get you higher marks in uni exams. It's a whole different ball game compared to A levels that's for sure!
    (Original post by PQ)
    True - it's as much about understanding the markers as about the mark scheme at uni though.


    I only passed some modules because I targetted the content and questions that I knew would be marked by one lecturer who was particularly generous (and avoiding professor [redacted] questions because he was a nasty *******)
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    I'm having a recurring dream about getting A*A*A....
    Shame that's all it'll ever be - a dream


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    Yeah thats so true, I scroll through the messages most days and it keeps me sane. Good to know others are experiencing the same amount of mental anguish :shakehand:

    (Original post by smegsxo)
    Honestly, the more people post in here and the more I have to read on this thread the better I feel. Keeps my mind occupied and reassures me others feel the same I guess!
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    Where do we find which unis and courses are in clearing?
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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    This is crazy. Did anybody here do WJEC A2 Biology this year?
    I did and I really do not know how to feel about those exams How'd you find them?
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    (Original post by HassanAftab)
    Where do we find which unis and courses are in clearing?
    http://search.ucas.com/

    Well spent a productive day of looking into possible clearing courses. So unless my grades are really low (BCC) I'm fine. If they are tgat low a gap year+ resit will likely be in the cards.
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    (Original post by PotatoChip)
    I did and I really do not know how to feel about those exams How'd you find them?
    I was annoyed after BY4 because I nailed all of the past papers, but then the actual paper was nothing like previous years. BY5 was slightly better I felt, however was still quiet difficult.
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    Just wanted to say! GOOD LUCK YOU GUYS! ahh, my results day was last year xD
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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    I was annoyed after BY4 because I nailed all of the past papers, but then the actual paper was nothing like previous years. BY5 was slightly better I felt, however was still quiet difficult.
    I agree with you so much! I felt so confident after doing every past paper for both BY4 and BY5 and was getting the required grades. The only things I did like about both papers though, were the essay questions. They were a godsend. I just hope the grade boundaries will be low.
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    (Original post by PotatoChip)
    I agree with you so much! I felt so confident after doing every past paper for both BY4 and BY5 and was getting the required grades. The only things I did like about both papers though, were the essay questions. They were a godsend. I just hope the grade boundaries will be low.
    Yes I agree, the essay questions were good. The grade boundaries should hopefully be low, Whatever happens Good luck...
 
 
 
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