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    I'm surprised that they work till so late. I thought they would have gone on Christmas holiday weeks ago and not care about the admissions :L


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    Haha yeah, they're probably sat doing Secret Santa or something!

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    I can't bring myself to revise for the mocks and I'm just sat thinking about the A* grade... That little star on the top scares me.

    90% is needed to be achieved in all exams to get an A*, that is scary.

    I really doubt that I can do that :cry: During my As levels, I tried my best and the maximum I got in one of my subjects is 89% overall, still far off from 90%.

    The more I think about it the more terrified I get :cry:


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    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    I can't bring myself to revise for the mocks and I'm just sat thinking about the A* grade... That little star on the top scares me.

    90% is needed to be achieved in all exams to get an A*, that is scary.

    I really doubt that I can do that :cry: During my As levels, I tried my best and the maximum I got in one of my subjects is 89% overall, the rest being lower, still far off from 90%.

    The more I think about it the more terrified I get :cry:


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    Alright Durham, you've got 11 minutes to reply to me or there'll be trouble!


    ...yeah, don't think I'll be hearing this year.

    Anyway, I hope everyone has a great christmas!
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    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    I can't bring myself to revise for the mocks and I'm just sat thinking about the A* grade... That little star on the top scares me.

    90% is needed to be achieved in all exams to get an A*, that is scary.

    I really doubt that I can do that :cry: During my As levels, I tried my best and the maximum I got in one of my subjects is 89% overall, still far off from 90%.

    The more I think about it the more terrified I get :cry:


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    Omg, I've been feeling the same way lately. Especially in the sciences, due to the assessed practicals. Since getting 90% raw marks only gives 80% UMS, I really don't think I can do it. (This is for OCR A)
    So I'm hoping to get the A* in Maths. This is provided I get an offer from Oxford, as that is the only uni for which I'd need to get an A*.
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    (Original post by Gotzz)
    Omg, I've been feeling the same way lately. Especially in the sciences, due to the assessed practicals. Since getting 90% raw marks only gives 80% UMS, I really don't think I can do it. (This is for OCR A)
    So I'm hoping to get the A* in Maths. This is provided I get an offer from Oxford, as that is the only uni for which I'd need to get an A*.

    90% raw marks for 80% UMS?!!! That is crazy!! Does that mean like 95% for 90% UMS???
    I think it's waaaaay to hard to get an A* in the sciences too... The 89% mark I got in AS was in fact in my maths exams.
    The practicals are insane, I don't understand how people do so well in them.

    I got Oxford and Durham asking for an A* :cry: looks like I've got to be ready for York. Though I do like York very much.


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    (Original post by Gotzz)
    Omg, I've been feeling the same way lately. Especially in the sciences, due to the assessed practicals. Since getting 90% raw marks only gives 80% UMS, I really don't think I can do it. (This is for OCR A)
    So I'm hoping to get the A* in Maths. This is provided I get an offer from Oxford, as that is the only uni for which I'd need to get an A*.
    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    90% raw marks for 80% UMS?!!! That is crazy!! Does that mean like 95% for 90% UMS???
    I think it's waaaaay to hard to get an A* in the sciences too... The 89% mark I got in AS was in fact in my maths exams.
    The practicals are insane, I don't understand how people do so well in them.

    I got Oxford and Durham asking for an A* :cry: looks like I've got to be ready for York. Though I do like York very much.
    I do OCR A too! But, especially for the A2 exams, I've found based on past papers that it's almost always around 80% raw marks for 80% UMS?? Usually 100% UMS isn't even close to 100% raw marks for the larger papers! The A* in the science subjects though is definitely a challenge!

    I always thought other schools did the same with the practicals, but last year I got 100% in them because our teachers basically told us all the answers in a "prep-lesson" before the actual practical. Is this not the case in other schools?...:eek:
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    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    90% raw marks for 80% UMS?!!! That is crazy!! Does that mean like 95% for 90% UMS???
    I think it's waaaaay to hard to get an A* in the sciences too... The 89% mark I got in AS was in fact in my maths exams.
    The practicals are insane, I don't understand how people do so well in them.

    I got Oxford and Durham asking for an A* :cry: looks like I've got to be ready for York. Though I do like York very much.


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    Yeah, pretty much. So I'd have to get at least like 38/40 raw marks
    It's annoying because I only need like 205 UMS (68% average) this year to get an A overall in Chemistry but 270 UMS to get an A* :eek:


    (Original post by theCreator)
    I do OCR A too! But, especially for the A2 exams, I've found based on past papers that it's almost always around 80% raw marks for 80% UMS?? Usually 100% UMS isn't even close to 100% raw marks for the larger papers! The A* in the science subjects though is definitely a challenge!

    I always thought other schools did the same with the practicals, but last year I got 100% in them because our teachers basically told us all the answers in a "prep-lesson" before the actual practical. Is this not the case in other schools?...:eek:
    I'm talking about the assessed practicals when I say 90% raw marks = 80% UMS.
    No, I don't think they're supposed to do that. My teacher gives practice practicals but they're still different to the real thing. Last year I got 37/40 in Chemistry, dropping a single mark in each type of assessment. But getting that this year wouldn't even be good enough! And having done only a quantitative this year and already having dropped 2 marks, I am not in a good position.
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    I remember that when I did my A levels, there was one maths paper where I got ~90% raw scaled up to 100% UMS. These things work both ways; the raw paper marks should (in theory at least!) be mapped onto UMS to give students a fair result based on their performance relative to their cohort, so stories of scores of 90% being moderated down to 80% UMS just indicate that the paper was generally considered by the examiners to have been easier than anticipated.

    I suppose one issue with assessed practicals is that school teachers are likely to err on the generous side with their marking — these are their own pupils, after all — with the result that large numbers of people end up with slightly inflated scores that then have to be pulled down to stop the average from being too high.
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    (Original post by BJack)
    I remember that when I did my A levels, there was one maths paper where I got ~90% raw scaled up to 100% UMS. These things work both ways; the raw paper marks should (in theory at least!) be mapped onto UMS to give students a fair result based on their performance relative to their cohort, so stories of scores of 90% being moderated down to 80% UMS just indicate that the paper was generally considered by the examiners to have been easier than anticipated.

    I suppose one issue with assessed practicals is that school teachers are likely to err on the generous side with their marking — these are their own pupils, after all — with the result that large numbers of people end up with slightly inflated scores that then have to be pulled down to stop the average from being too high.
    Yeah, I was talking specifically about assessed practicals when I said you need 90% raw marks to get 80% UMS. And I guess it must be due to the reason you pointed out, some schools help their students out a lot more by practically giving them the answers.
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    Currently in my first year on a different course but reapplying for Chemistry. I've sent off applications to Warwick, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool. (assuming I get all of my offers back I'm just trying to pick between Sheffield, Liverpool and Birmingham. I'm at Leeds now and the University isn't that fab)
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    Guys, I got molymods for Christmas
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    (Original post by Gotzz)
    Guys, I got molymods for Christmas
    Make something and post it.

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    (Original post by addylad)
    Make something and post it.

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    Ok. Here is 4-chlorohept-2-ene:

    Cis:
    Name:  cis.jpg
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    And trans:
    Name:  trans.jpg
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    Sorry for not being anymore creative but I haven't done A2 organics yet
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    (Original post by Gotzz)
    Ok. Here is 4-chlorosept-2-ene:

    Cis:
    Name:  cis.jpg
Views: 155
Size:  308.6 KB
    And trans:
    Name:  trans.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  302.5 KB

    Sorry for not being anymore creative but I haven't done A2 organics yet
    Shouldn't it be 4-chlorohept-2-ene? Or am I just getting confused?

    MOLYMODS ARE SO COOL!

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    (Original post by lizz-ie)
    Shouldn't it be 4-chlorohept-2-ene? Or am I just getting confused?

    MOLYMODS ARE SO COOL!

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    Yes, lmao. I will edit, thanks for pointing it out
    Edit: hahaha, I'm Lithuanian and the Lithuanian word for 7 is septyni, hence the sept. :lol:
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    (Original post by Gotzz)
    Guys, I got molymods for Christmas
    I might invest in some
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistt)
    I might invest in some
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Molecular-...item51a2c09539
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    (Original post by Gotzz)
    Ok. Here is 4-chlorohept-2-ene:

    Cis:
    Name:  cis.jpg
Views: 155
Size:  308.6 KB
    And trans:
    Name:  trans.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  302.5 KB

    Sorry for not being anymore creative but I haven't done A2 organics yet
    Want want want!

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    YES! Nice to see you making stuff with your mollymod kit! It's what I did when I got mine in first year, made caffeine and teased the dentist across the corridoor with it!
 
 
 
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