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    Basically, I got my AS results and they were BBBC, but I had been expecting AAAB or AABB. In my practice papers I had been getting As for most things- S1 I had been getting 100UMS or nearly but then got 83 in the exam, physics and chemistry usually four or five marks over the boundary for the A, and similar for maths. However, I then got a B in that physics unit and a D in chemistry.

    The problem is, this is not unusual for me. I never notice myself panicking in exams, but always do a lot worse in them than I have in practices, and usually than in mocks. It was the same at GCSE when I got 4A*, 6A and 2Bs in the end, but I had been predicted mostly A*s and the rest As and had been on target for reaching these. A similar thing happened in my January modules (of which there are none next year). I'm also nearly always just off the next boundary, but that's just me being annoying... Why is this? What can I try to do to stop these?

    The other thing is, I really wanted to do physics or physics and music at uni but most places want AAA or AAB (the least I've found for the ones I wanteed to go to was ABB), but there's no way my predictions are going to be anything like that even if the actual grades turned out to be. What are my options here? Am I best just giving it a go but with the intention of probably re-applying next year when I have my A2 results?
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    Basically, I got my AS results and they were BBBC, but I had been expecting AAAB or AABB. In my practice papers I had been getting As for most things- S1 I had been getting 100UMS or nearly but then got 83 in the exam, physics and chemistry usually four or five marks over the boundary for the A, and similar for maths. However, I then got a B in that physics unit and a D in chemistry.

    The problem is, this is not unusual for me. I never notice myself panicking in exams, but always do a lot worse in them than I have in practices, and usually than in mocks. It was the same at GCSE when I got 4A*, 6A and 2Bs in the end, but I had been predicted mostly A*s and the rest As and had been on target for reaching these. A similar thing happened in my January modules (of which there are none next year). I'm also nearly always just off the next boundary, but that's just me being annoying... Why is this? What can I try to do to stop these?

    The other thing is, I really wanted to do physics or physics and music at uni but most places want AAA or AAB (the least I've found for the ones I wanteed to go to was ABB), but there's no way my predictions are going to be anything like that even if the actual grades turned out to be. What are my options here? Am I best just giving it a go but with the intention of probably re-applying next year when I have my A2 results?
    You don't have much to lose by applying this cycle really. You can put in some safe choices which aren't AAA or AAB if you can find any.
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    (Original post by Ecosse_14)
    You don't have much to lose by applying this cycle really. You can put in some safe choices which aren't AAA or AAB if you can find any.
    I emailed royal holloway a few weeks ago and they said AAB-ABB, and Exeter say AAA-ABB, so there are some out there! I just need to keep looking and talk to my teacher I think... I'm more likely to be predicted ABB than AAB, although there's a possibility of chemistry predicting me a C which is a problem


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    I emailed royal holloway a few weeks ago and they said AAB-ABB, and Exeter say AAA-ABB, so there are some out there! I just need to keep looking and talk to my teacher I think... I'm more likely to be predicted ABB than AAB, although there's a possibility of chemistry predicting me a C which is a problem


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    Yep, it seems like you just need to keep looking around Good luck!
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    Yep, it seems like you just need to keep looking around Good luck!
    Thank you, yeah I will!


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