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    The grade boundaries seem around average to me but I got an E in my exam and my resit (D overall). I'm not sure whether I just did terribly (which could be the case although I felt confident when I left the exam room and we went through the paper afterwards and added up 'worst case scenario' really harsh marks from the answers I put and it was around 60 raw) or whether they marked quite harshly this year, I was wondering about everybody else's experiences.

    I know for a fact I don't test well and I'm super super bummed I missed out on my top choice but I got into my second, so I suppose I should be happy :/ It's just making me mad seeing people unhappy with AAA grades and stuff.
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    I also got a D overall in A2 biology and i'm intending on retaking the last unit during gap year then applying. btw which course did you manage to get into?
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    Zoology at the University of Derby. I've also done a 2 year course (Extended Dip in Animal Management) though which made up for a big chunk of UCAS points so I only needed Biology at a C to get in to both unis, sadly I didn't make Lincoln (super bummed about that) but I got a place so I am happy at least.

    I'd take a gap year but I've been in this town all my lfe and studied in college for 3 years and I'm sick of it, haha.
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    do you do ocr? i redid the jan exam and thought it went really well and came out with an E in it, and did the june one and got a D even though i thought that one went really well, i was happy with how i did
    luckily i still got a C overall so still got my uni place
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    Yep, OCR. I redid the jan AS exam and got an E in it when I got a C the first time around, so I didn't improve at all on that but I didn't revise for it as much because I was focused on revising for the final module. I got an A in the january exam (homeostasis for us) and an E on the june (genomes) and I dunno where I went wrong, wish we got the papers back so I could just see!
 
 
 
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