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    (Original post by Schoolio93)
    well done on your Cambridge offer - I got one, too lol!!
    Wow! That's awesome!

    I really want to go to Cambridge...
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    I got 12 A*s, GCSEs really aren't that tough though, just a question of a bit of natural ability and then cramming before the exams
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    There is so much boasting in this thread it's unreal. :facepalm2:
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    There is so much boasting in this thread it's unreal. :facepalm2:
    saying 'post how many A*'s you got' is just asking for ePeens to be waved excessively :P

    I got 11A*, only one in my year at a (relatively) top private school in Cambridge - the fact that Im on a scholarship just proves that money cant buy you achievement/hard work really!

    (I understand how the two clauses there make me seem like a tw** but there ya go!)
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    Not on a level with anyone on this thread, but I don't think that GCSEs are as valuable an indicator of intelligence as people are making them out to be.

    Put it this way. I'm currently studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A2 level (Maths at AS as well, but I'm not going to get into that). In all three of my A2's, I can show my knowledge of the background of the subject. Broad knowledge, not just the knowledge that Edexcel believe should be forced down my throat and the throats of my teachers. Now, the maximum I can get is an A*. But if I know enough to get an A* and more knowledge behind the subject, surely I'm smarter? I'm not sure.

    A Level grades are a lot more valuable. You're specialising, you're not just remembering from a textbook (at least in my subjects), you're really learning about something you're interesting and it's your own personal choice what you study and to what extent you study it. And at the end of the day, you're studying to go onto an experience that will change your life.

    And to the idiot who brought Autism into the equation, that's just a little bit offensive. Just sayin'. I assure you that Autism isn't a finite diagnosis and that many people with "Autism" are completely different.
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    OK; good luck!

    Which A-levels are you doing?
    I'm doing Chem,bio,phys,maths At A2
    Doing dentistry at leeds in september after my A2's
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    (Original post by bensocks)
    I was just wondering what percentage of candidates sitting GCSE's achieve 10 straight A stars? Did anyone here achieve all A*'s?
    At my school we only did 10 GCSEs but I got 10 A*s
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    (Original post by kerily)
    Getting 10 A* doesn't necessarily mean you have straight A*; a lot of people do more than 10 GCSEs.

    I would imagine quite a lot of people nearly get straight A*, as it's quite easy just to drop a couple of marks in 1 exam and get (for example) 11 A* and an A. I've never actually met anyone with more A* than me (12), but this being TSR, I am fully prepared to be proven wrong :awesome:
    A girl at my sixth form college has 14A* in total, although one or two of those GCSEs were taken in Year 9
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    OK. Good Luck in it.

    No: I had my mocks in November.

    What is a YASS course?
    Yeah and you, Maths is to hard for me haha

    Oh right we have continual mocks all the time :/

    Its an open university module course: http://www8.open.ac.uk/choose/yass/
    Its like doing part of a uni course on top of your A-Levels for a bit of fun + it looks good on your CV! I think most people in this Thread would be able to do it I'm going to do the Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis one
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    (Original post by *Hakz*)
    GCSEs are no indicator of someone's intelligence to be honest

    I know some people who achieved Bs & Cs at GCSE level but surprisingly achieving/achieved As & A*s at A'level.

    I guess everyone just took GCSEs as a joke back then (including me) but that same approach couldn't be taken into A'level as its a whole new phase.

    Also, i personally don't think achieving 10 or more A* means that you are a true genius. Being a genius comes in different aspects of live. Im sure not all the famous geniuses got all As during their education life.
    agree COMPLETELY.
    i nearly failed my AS year.


    (Original post by Chazzer66)
    saying 'post how many A*'s you got' is just asking for ePeens to be waved excessively :P

    I got 11A*, only one in my year at a (relatively) top private school in Cambridge - the fact that Im on a scholarship just proves that money cant buy you achievement/hard work really!

    (I understand how the two clauses there make me seem like a tw** but there ya go!)
    perse?
    if so, there are quite a lot of you on here :yep:
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    plenty of people do 14-15 GCSE's. I know someone who got 14/14 A*s
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    (Original post by dfgdtdrmtdnrtd)
    Actually if he wanted to be a builder then yes he should be out of a job, and if someone's dyslexic they shouldn't be a spell checker etc.

    Also you have no idea how intelligent I am you can only make an assumption. Whereas I can confidently say the fact that despise this extra help that was all she could achieve points to fact she's not that smart.

    Also I keep seeing her on all the friends showing off despite the fact she's a retard.
    I... I... what the ****? I'm sorry, what? What the **** is wrong with you?

    I don't even care that this is the internet; this actually made me cry. Do you have any idea how hurtful it is to post personal attacks when you know ****ing nothing about the person?

    I am going to put this in bold, because it's important: I did not get any extra help. I'm autistic, but I was only diagnosed with autism last September, so after I'd done my GCSEs. I did not get anything extra. I didn't get a laptop, a reader, extra time, exam breaks, my own little room, anything. I actually had a panic attack in one of my exams because I find it incredibly stressful to be around 140+ other people in an enclosed area for a long period of time.

    I also didn't receive any help academically. I go to a state comprehensive, and while my school is not terrible, a number of individual teachers were very poor, resulting in me having to teach myself some of my qualifications (at GCSE, mostly sciences and English; at a-level, pretty much everything). This is all my own work. It is all stuff I did myself, under my own merits. My grandma actually died the day before my maths exam, right in the middle of exam season, and I didn't even get any extra consideration because of that.

    I am not ****ing showing off. I didn't get extra help, I didn't even get the amount of help that most regular people get, and I don't think mentioning your GCSE grades (especially in a thread where the OP asks if anyone got 10 A*) is that arrogant. **** you and your bull**** assumptions.

    (Original post by adaammm)
    You said that exams should be fair, and so for Kerily getting a laptop or whatever you PRESUME they got, that made the exam fairer as they could then perform the same as everyone else without being hindered at all.
    My brother's are dyslexic and therefore have problems writing legibly and coherently, but I can guarantee that they are far cleverer than many who can spell and get their thoughts down on paper.
    Thankyou. And to everyone else who said nice stuff about me. I only wish I'd seen this before. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Kobie)
    agree COMPLETELY.
    i nearly failed my AS year.




    perse?
    if so, there are quite a lot of you on here :yep:
    No! How dare you call me a persian! haha Im at the Leys, why I said relatively
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    (Original post by - Major -)
    I'm doing Chem,bio,phys,maths At A2
    Doing dentistry at leeds in september after my A2's
    OK. Have fun.
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    (Original post by mabelbarc)
    Yeah and you, Maths is to hard for me haha

    Oh right we have continual mocks all the time :/

    Its an open university module course: http://www8.open.ac.uk/choose/yass/
    Its like doing part of a uni course on top of your A-Levels for a bit of fun + it looks good on your CV! I think most people in this Thread would be able to do it I'm going to do the Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis one
    Ah OK. It looks like fun, but I am not old enough Ah well, always next year or so.
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    This thread makes me look like an idiot with my 6 A*s and 5 A's.
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    Ah OK. It looks like fun, but I am not old enough Ah well, always next year or so.
    You must be old enough? anyone doing there A-Levels can do it? thats why ill do in september
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    OK. Have fun.
    Thanks. how about you, what are you studying and what are your plans for uni if you're going?
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    (Original post by mabelbarc)
    You must be old enough? anyone doing there A-Levels can do it? thats why ill do in september
    I'm in Year 11. It says that they are post-16 courses.

    (Original post by - Major -)
    Thanks. how about you, what are you studying and what are your plans for uni if you're going?
    I am currently doing my GCSEs and Maths AS. Next year I am doing Maths (A2), Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics and French.

    I am probably going to do Maths at uni. :yes:
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    I'm in Year 11. It says that they are post-16 courses.

    :yes:
    im currently in year 11 to, youll be old enough becuase its anyone in 6th form? :P
 
 
 
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