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Just wondering.
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They're two grades lower to be precise.
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2 of the grades are the same, A is dramatically better than C.
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Yes .... as there may be 100,000 +other students with grades in between.

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(Original post by Can't Touch This.)
Just wondering.
Depends on the UMS. you could actually be very close to AAB with BBC grades.
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Not significantly, but they are quite low. But you can either maintain the 2B's and up the C by 2 grades to an A or maintain 1B and up the other 2 by just 1 grade.
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Much lower, consider this

You have A BB

They have C BB
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(Original post by FALCONSFURY)
Much lower, consider this

You have [COLOR="Lime"]A [/COLOR] BB

They have [COLOR="Red"]C [/COLOR] BB
Thanks for rearranging the order and colouring them for us all, that's really cleared things up.
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BBC will often be seen as an average set of results, while with an A in the mix it is considered a good/very good set.
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I would say there was a massive gulf. ABB are good grades, if I'm being brutally honest BBC aren't.
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I would say there was a massive gulf. ABB are good grades, if I'm being brutally honest BBC aren't.
I think that's quite a narrow minded approach, why do people just look at the grades but never the subjects??

BBC in Physics, Chemistry and Maths are a good set of grades in my opinion, BBC in Media Studies, Art and English Literature aren't.

I also think the scientists/medics have it worse than art students (but that's outweighed by better job prospects). Good universities generally want high grades in the science subjects (which are generally deemed as 'harder' than art A-levels.).

Edit - I'm getting negged for simply stating the truth. I'm sure you neggers are all arts students, continue to live in denial.
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HUGELY. If your university offer was ABB and you got BBC then it's almost certain they won't take you on. (Presuming that uni would be a top15~ for having that high entry requirement)

Could get in with ACC or BBB, sounds more likely.
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BBC will often be seen as an average set of results, while with an A in the mix it is considered a good/very good set.
I was actually 1UMS mark away from an A in English Lit, so I rightfully should've had ABC. Sucks to be me I guess.
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(Original post by Can't Touch This.)
I think that's quite a narrow minded approach, why do people just look at the grades but never the subjects??

BBC in Physics, Chemistry and Maths are a good set of grades in my opinion, BBC in Media Studies, Art and English Literature aren't.

I also think the scientists/medics have it worse than art students (but that's outweighed by better job prospects). Good universities generally want high grades in the science subjects (which are generally deemed as 'harder' than art A-levels.).
Art is entirely subjective though. Science/Maths should in theory be easier because you're either right or wrong. That's the trouble with subjects like History/English/Drama/Art.
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HUGELY. If your university offer was ABB and you got BBC then it's almost certain they won't take you on. (Presuming that uni would be a top15~ for having that high entry requirement)

Could get in with ACC or BBB, sounds more likely.
Isn't ACC equivalent to BBC?
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(Original post by Can't Touch This.)
I think that's quite a narrow minded approach, why do people just look at the grades but never the subjects??

BBC in Physics, Chemistry and Maths are a good set of grades in my opinion, BBC in Media Studies, Art and English Literature aren't.

I also think the scientists/medics have it worse than art students (but that's outweighed by better job prospects). Good universities generally want high grades in the science subjects (which are generally deemed as 'harder' than art A-levels.).
Why bash Literature? The reading takes over your life and is in the lists of respected degrees of unis that publish them. I do language, now bash that with the passion of 1000 jihadists be honest, it's not very hard.
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(Original post by Can't Touch This.)
I was actually 1UMS mark away from an A in English Lit, so I rightfully should've had ABC. Sucks to be me I guess.
Heh, my results were BCC after being one UMS of ABB last year. Two bad exams and i got pretty screwed over. Ended up with a C in the subject I was one mark off an A in at AS
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Art is entirely subjective though. Science/Maths should in theory be easier because you're either right or wrong. That's the trouble with subjects like History/English/Drama/Art.
I can confidently say English was a thousand times easier than Chemistry. Chemistry IS deemed the hardest A-level, am I right?

People tend to fail science A-levels more than arts A-levels. E.g Quite a lot of people in my Chemistry class got Us, Es, Ds. However most people in my English class got Bs and above, even the ones that dossed.
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(Original post by Can't Touch This.)
I can confidently say English was a thousand times easier than Chemistry. Chemistry IS deemed the hardest A-level, am I right?

People tend to fail science A-levels more than arts A-levels. E.g Quite a lot of people in my Chemistry class got Us, Es, Ds. However most people in my English class got Bs and above, even the ones that dossed.
Heh it was the complete opposite in my school!
I'm not disputing that. Merely stating that in theory it should be easier because it's right or wrong - there's no margin for examiners not quite understanding the analysis you've given.
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