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    I've noticed there are a lot of people doing particularly competetive courses here who got excellent grades... I was just wondering if there was anyone else here who is doing a less respected course and maaaybe just scraped their AAB/ABB offer?

    I got 4 A*s and 5 As at GCSE... AABa in A level in English Lit, Biology, Maths and Chem. My offer was AAB for philosophy, logic and scientific method which I just met

    I imagine i'm probably not the only modest achiever here who somehow managed to sneak their way into one of the best universities in the world... so if there's anymore of us out there maybe we can hang out and feel not so smart together? Carys
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    I guess I might be another, well atleast in terms of O Levels/GCSE's

    3A's 3B's 1C 2D's at O level (Essentially GCSE).., (96%, 96%, 91%, 89%, 82%, 82%, 76%, 67%, 66%)

    4A's at A Level (Mathematics 98%, Accounting 96%, Computing 95% and Economics 95%) :rock:

    Studying Accounting and Finance (ABB)....
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    (Original post by yawarm)
    I guess I might be another, well atleast in terms of O Levels/GCSE's

    3A's 3B's 1C 2D's at O level..,
    4A's at A Level (Mathematics, Accounting, Computing and Economics)

    Studying Accounting and Finance (ABB)....
    O levels? Will you be joining the university as a mature student?
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    nope, Ordinary Levels = International equivalent to GCSE's... essentially the same thing..

    I took the Cambridge International Examinations board!
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    (Original post by yawarm)
    nope, Ordinary Levels = International equivalent to GCSE's... essentially the same thing..

    I took the Cambridge International Examinations board!
    I see. Forgive my ignorance.
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    hehe, worry not my friend
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    can i join you guys
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    hey this thread has made me feel slightly better! I got 6A* 3A 1B in my GCSE's and got 4A's (including General studies though), but I only just scraped an A in economics and theology! sooo lucky there.
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    Awesome, good to see there's more out there. I missed AAA by one mark which was slightly disappointing but I don't caaare anymore.

    Keep 'em comin!

    What are you studying Chi4Zlatan?
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    chi4zlatan: what course are you taking >?
    well at least you got 4As
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    (Original post by roughy_ruff)
    well at least you got 4As
    just what I was thinking! How did you do and what are you studying?
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    i got ABB .. both of my Bs are only few marks away of an A....
    Bsc Geography with economics
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    What makes a person 'smart'?

    Would anyone agree that being smart is largely a result of hard work?

    Obviously, there are people who have higher IQ's than other people, but I believe the rest depends on how hard an individual works and how much effort they put into their work etc...

    :confused:

    Would those of you who got, for example, ABB/BBB for their A-Levels say that if you worked harder, you could have got AAB?
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    (Original post by ellomoto)
    Would anyone agree that being smart is largely a result of hard work?

    Obviously, there are people who have higher IQ's than other people, but I believe the rest depends on how hard an individual works and how much effort they put into their work etc...?
    From personal experience, I'd have to say the answer is no. There are some people who can get nearly perfect grades without any effort, while others aren't able to get above average grades without spending 3 hours a day studying.
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    I got ABB at A-level. I missed my offer meaning that most people will have better grades than me and I'll start crying at the slightest mention of calculus.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    From personal experience, I'd have to say the answer is no. There are some people who can get nearly perfect grades without any effort, while others aren't able to get above average grades without spending 3 hours a day studying.
    Yes, so if you work hard enough, then you can do just as well as the smart person who did not work as hard as you... What i'm trying to say is that some people have to work harder than others, but if you work hard enough, there's no cap as such on how much you can achieve.

    I'm not smart, but I have, almost always, worked hard and intend to work very hard at the LSE in order to be able to achieve the grades I want to achieve... at least I hope my plan works...
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    (Original post by ellomoto)
    Yes, so if you work hard enough, then you can do just as well as the smart person who did not work as hard as you... What i'm trying to say is that some people have to work harder than others, but if you work hard enough, there's no cap as such on how much you can achieve.

    I'm not smart, but I have, almost always, worked hard and intend to work very hard at the LSE in order to be able to achieve the grades I want to achieve... at least I hope my plan works...
    you know i have thought about this thing a lot. I know some people who barely study and manage to get top marks and then there are some who study day and night and still just manage to pass. Although I would like to believe what you're saying is true, but it still makes me wonder sometimes. I think it also depends on the way you're working rather than the time you spend doing it. maybe :confused:
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    (Original post by Munna)
    you know i have thought about this thing a lot. I know some people who barely study and manage to get top marks and then there are some who study day and night and still just manage to pass. Although I would like to believe what you're saying is true, but it still makes me wonder sometimes. I think it also depends on the way you're working rather than the time you spend doing it. maybe :confused:
    Of course, success is made up of more than one ingredient; but I believe that the key ingredient is hard work (tenacity)...

    Like I have already said, some people are naturally smart, others have to work much harder...
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    (Original post by ellomoto)
    I'm not smart, but I have, almost always, worked hard and intend to work very hard at the LSE in order to be able to achieve the grades I want to achieve... at least I hope my plan works...
    I'm sure you can get a 2:1 if you work hard, but the top 1-2% of the students will be extremely talented, and not just hard-workers.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    I don't think so. Nearly every person I know who had grades as high as mine, was naturally talented. None of them (or me) had to work for their grades. The hard-working people I know who have little natural talent (or even an average amount) can never consistently get high grades, as luck plays a much greater role in their results.



    I'm sure you can get a 2:1 if you work hard, but the top 1-2% of the students will be extremely talented, and not just hard-workers.

    Someone who invests no hard work into their studies and still gets really high grades is someone who must be very gifted; not many people, even 'smart' people, are this gifted...

    I see what you mean though.

    Anyway, i'm aiming for a 1st, although i'd be perfectly happy with a 2:1.
 
 
 
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