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    I got my AS results and don't know how to feel, I feel like I've failed. My original plan was to do Computer Science. I wanted to drop Further Maths originally; before I even got my results, but I honestly don't know where I will end up taking Physics to A2, would redoing my AS Physics in year 13 help? Having gotten really close to an A in maths I presume I will be predicted that but I honestly have no idea where I can go with (potentially) ABD predicted grades.

    Maths - B (236/300 UMS)
    Economics - B
    Physics - E
    Further Maths - E
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    physics A2 is much more difficult than AS. I got B overall at AS and found A2 a huge struggle getting D overall :mad:
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    (Original post by ladynova)
    physics A2 is much more difficult than AS. I got B overall at AS and found A2 a huge struggle getting D overall :mad:
    I felt the Physics exams went really badly and perhaps I wasn't as prepared as I should've been, I don't know what to do, as you say Physics gets even harder but I don't see taking further maths to A2 being a better one.
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    Check this out : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2430259

    Read my post on the 6th post down. Hope this helps
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    Physics A2 is definitely harder than AS, but the thing which screwed me over was the coursework. Straight A's in everything in Physics other than my Year 13 EMPA which I flunked entirely - ended up with a B and missed my firm uni.

    My advice is definitely play to your strengths.

    Don't worry if you don't feel you're going to be top of the class, pick your best, most relevant subjects to the course you want to study. My advice to you would be to drop Physics; FM can be improved with practice and you obviously have an aptitude for numbers and mathematics. Your economics grade is also great - keep at it.

    If you can pull FM up to a B next year and continue to build on your economics, achieving something in the region of ABB would be possible for sure. Many Russel Group Unis will offer in that region.

    There are a lot of positives in your results - chin up! I myself got BBDDD at AS, and just came out with A*A*BB. Things change if you make them!
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    (Original post by arcturus7)
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    Thanks for the very detailed response and congratulations on your great results!! This post definitely made me look at it from a different perspective.
    I just don't know how important predicted grades are, because in my head I presume a university would be put off if I'm carrying on a subject I got an E in, regardless of whether it's Further Maths or Physics.
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    hello there

    I got my AS results and I was in total shock too...
    I was predicted all A-s for AS but then now are BBBC
    I have no idea why I have a C, which I was used to be the top of the class of that subject
    I need AAA for the course I've always wanted to study, what can I do?
    Want to resit a module per subjects but sounds terrifying given that the A2 papers are right after resits....
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    (Original post by I Persia I)
    Thanks for the very detailed response and congratulations on your great results!! This post definitely made me look at it from a different perspective.
    I just don't know how important predicted grades are, because in my head I presume a university would be put off if I'm carrying on a subject I got an E in, regardless of whether it's Further Maths or Physics.
    I carried on with Maths, which was one of my D grades at the time. It is now my highest grade at A* after a hell of a lot of time dedicated to improving both my understanding and my exam technique; my practical work let me down in Physics so I ended up with that damn B; Chemistry remained pretty consistent the whole time because I just kept things ticking over there - I didn't try to get the A at all really.

    I don't know what my predicted grades were, but I got interviews at UCL, Royal Holloway, Bath and Southampton for Physics/Theoretical Physics at RH. Trust me, your grades will be important, but your personal statement and your reference can make a world of difference. Interviews are a fantastic thing if you can go prepared because you can demonstrate your intelligence and your personality far better face to face than any exam or personal statement can. You sell yourself, and that's where you get your offers.

    Seriously, I know you probably felt crushed when you opened that dreaded envelope, because I felt the exact same last year too. I felt crushed this morning at 8am when I read I hadn't got into UCL, but once you step back and look at the big picture and you find out what you need to do to amend the situation, it doesn't look anywhere near as bad.

    Coming from someone who has been in your position, it could be worse. Trust me; you can do it.

    You'll do great.
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    (Original post by streetcleaner)
    hello there

    I got my AS results and I was in total shock too...
    I was predicted all A-s for AS but then now are BBBC
    I have no idea why I have a C, which I was used to be the top of the class of that subject
    I need AAA for the course I've always wanted to study, what can I do?
    Want to resit a module per subjects but sounds terrifying given that the A2 papers are right after resits....
    Also mate, resits aren't too bad and they're definitely worth it. I feel sorry for you guys without modular exams - that's a serious load of bull - but you can still manage them.

    I'd honestly recommend you resit the easiest module from each subject to bolster your grades if you feel you need too.

    It's worth mentioning of course that you can easily still get AAA from those grades - you may want to look at the C grade if that's one of the subjects you're aiming for an A in, but the two Bs are more than adequate!
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    (Original post by arcturus7)
    Also mate, resits aren't too bad and they're definitely worth it. I feel sorry for you guys without modular exams - that's a serious load of bull - but you can still manage them.

    I'd honestly recommend you resit the easiest module from each subject to bolster your grades if you feel you need too.

    It's worth mentioning of course that you can easily still get AAA from those grades - you may want to look at the C grade if that's one of the subjects you're aiming for an A in, but the two Bs are more than adequate!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    so motivated right now, a D to A*!!!!
    just emailed my tutor that i will resits, and pull my grades up no matter what it takes
    good luck to your uni life!
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    (Original post by streetcleaner)
    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    so motivated right now, a D to A*!!!!
    just emailed my tutor that i will resits, and pull my grades up no matter what it takes
    good luck to your uni life!
    No problem don't be so disheartened! What are the subjects you're resisting?
 
 
 
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