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    (Original post by Sbarron)
    Oh ok... Have grade boundaries been released yet??
    Nope, they are released on Wednesday
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    (Original post by Sbarron)
    Oh ok... Have grade boundaries been released yet??
    I will upload them on here on the midnight of 12th (Tuesday night) but you could get them from their website at 8:00 am


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    The wait is killing me put me out of my misery!!
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    I'm dreading results! Just hope I did okay
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    (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
    I will upload them on here on the midnight of 12th (Tuesday night) but you could get them from their website at 8:00 am


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    Sweet, thanks


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Sweet, thanks


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    No worries!
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    My A* grade boundary predictions:

    Unit 4: 61
    Unit 5 astro: 60

    What do you guys think??


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    (Original post by Qwerty1996)
    My A* grade boundary predictions:

    Unit 4: 61
    Unit 5 astro: 60

    What do you guys think??


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    I hope unit 5 is about 55 instead of 60.


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    (Original post by Qwerty1996)
    My A* grade boundary predictions:

    Unit 4: 61
    Unit 5 astro: 60

    What do you guys think??


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I hope unit 5 is about 55 instead of 60.


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    Unit 4 probably about right, I don't expect it to move much from last year. Unit 5 boundaries have been getting lower, I'd say closer to 55 than 60 but who knows!
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    Unit 4 probably about right, I don't expect it to move much from last year. Unit 5 boundaries have been getting lower, I'd say closer to 55 than 60 but who knows!
    The trouble with both papers was the typo in unit 4 and the replacement paper including weird questions like "what is the maximum range". This makes me think unit 4 will be about 1 mark lower and unit 5 up by about 2 marks.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    The trouble with both papers was the typo in unit 4 and the replacement paper including weird questions like "what is the maximum range". This makes me think unit 4 will be about 1 mark lower and unit 5 up by about 2 marks.


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    Yeah it really depends how big of an impact the typo had on people's ability to do the rest of the paper and how they mark that question. I think a very large number of people didn't even notice - no one in our college did - so if this percentage is high enough and they mark answers to what the question was meant to say as correct, it won't have much effect on grade boundaries at all. I just don't understand how it slipped through all the checking!

    I'll be very happy if the A* boundary is anywhere around mid 50s or below in unit 5 though because that'd hopefully get me full ums - although I'd think weird questions would push grade boundaries down? From what I remember last years paper was pretty straightforward and they still went down though, it seems an odd one to try and predict for
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    Yeah it really depends how big of an impact the typo had on people's ability to do the rest of the paper and how they mark that question. I think a very large number of people didn't even notice - no one in our college did - so if this percentage is high enough and they mark answers to what the question was meant to say as correct, it won't have much effect on grade boundaries at all. I just don't understand how it slipped through all the checking!

    I'll be very happy if the A* boundary is anywhere around mid 50s or below in unit 5 though because that'd hopefully get me full ums - although I'd think weird questions would push grade boundaries down? From what I remember last years paper was pretty straightforward and they still went down though, it seems an odd one to try and predict for
    Yeah although what I said seems counter intuitive with unit 5, it's so hard to predict that I genuinely think it can only go up a few marks at most.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah although what I said seems counter intuitive with unit 5, it's so hard to predict that I genuinely think it can only go up a few marks at most.


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    I'd be shocked if it went down any further yeah, it was already 69% for an A* last year so I guess going up would make sense! Really want it to be time for the boundaries to be released now.
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    I'd be shocked if it went down any further yeah, it was already 69% for an A* last year so I guess going up would make sense! Really want it to be time for the boundaries to be released now.
    Haha! Weirdly I'm getting more patient as the day draws nearer. I worked all day today, I'm working all day then going out tomorrow night, and working all morning on Wednesday before going to the cinema to keep busy. I think time will only get slower come Wednesday evening!


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    Haha! Weirdly I'm getting more patient as the day draws nearer. I worked all day today, I'm working all day then going out tomorrow night, and working all morning on Wednesday before going to the cinema to keep busy. I think time will only get slower come Wednesday evening!


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    This time off work isn't good for me, I'm driving myself up the wall! I don't even think I've done badly I just want to know all the exact numbers and how my friends have done. I did meet up with a couple of friends this afternoon who I haven't seen in a while so that was nice (until I had to walk home in an unexpected heatwave with all my heavy shopping :| ) but I don't really have anything to do. Wednesday is actually the one day I'm sorted for - work in the morning, an awful lot of baking to be done (and cleaning up afterwards) should take all afternoon/evening, dinner, bake off, then depending on whether my baking is finished or not my only free time is after 9pm! What are you seeing at the cinema?
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    This time off work isn't good for me, I'm driving myself up the wall! I don't even think I've done badly I just want to know all the exact numbers and how my friends have done. I did meet up with a couple of friends this afternoon who I haven't seen in a while so that was nice (until I had to walk home in an unexpected heatwave with all my heavy shopping :| ) but I don't really have anything to do. Wednesday is actually the one day I'm sorted for - work in the morning, an awful lot of baking to be done (and cleaning up afterwards) should take all afternoon/evening, dinner, bake off, then depending on whether my baking is finished or not my only free time is after 9pm! What are you seeing at the cinema?
    Yeah time off isn't good in the next few days, hence I'm keeping as busy as possible!

    I agree. I know I haven't flopped and I'm likely to get into my firm, but I want to know if my grades reflect my effort. I feel that with the amount of revision I did, I should be able to manage more than the AAA offer, without trying to sound arrogant

    Nice! What are you baking? Bake off is great - Stu lived 15 mins away from me and favourited my tweet last week haha!

    Undecided on the film! Any recommendations? I've heard mixed reviews on Fantastic Four?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah time off isn't good in the next few days, hence I'm keeping as busy as possible!

    I agree. I know I haven't flopped and I'm likely to get into my firm, but I want to know if my grades reflect my effort. I feel that with the amount of revision I did, I should be able to manage more than the AAA offer, without trying to sound arrogant

    Nice! What are you baking? Bake off is great - Stu lived 15 mins away from me and favourited my tweet last week haha!

    Undecided on the film! Any recommendations? I've heard mixed reviews on Fantastic Four?

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    Unfortunately my parents are away so I literally can't get to work... and I chose to come to my grandparents so that I can walk into town instead of being stuck in my village for three days except I didn't want to bring piles and piles of stuff for three days so I'm kind of bored and obsessively refreshing tsr!

    Yeah same, I know I've easily hit my offer and I've got no nerves there but I'd really like to get the grades I want because I actually worked hard this year!

    Chocolate fudge cake (well, I should probably make that tomorrow and ice it Wednesday seeing as it's for Thursday and I'll be tight on time otherwise!) which I have owed my friend forever and as he feels he has no hope of getting into Cambridge after STEP this can be either celebration cake or sympathy cake, and some kind of biscuit structure for the bake off (biscuit week ). Probably going to try and build a gingerbread house type thing but with plain/chocolate biscuits and use my doctor who cutters to surround it with weeping angels or something The only problem is asda don't have any boiled sweets (the translucent ish coloured sort) to do stained windows with so tomorrow I have to decide between walking into town to look or walking to Sainsbury's (and also go to asda again to get the rest of my shopping bc I can only carry so much at once!)
    That's pretty cool

    I think the last time I went to the cinema was months ago to see Insurgent - it's so expensive without orange wednesdays - so I've got no clue to be honest, sorry!
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah time off isn't good in the next few days, hence I'm keeping as busy as possible!

    I agree. I know I haven't flopped and I'm likely to get into my firm, but I want to know if my grades reflect my effort. I feel that with the amount of revision I did, I should be able to manage more than the AAA offer, without trying to sound arrogant

    Nice! What are you baking? Bake off is great - Stu lived 15 mins away from me and favourited my tweet last week haha!

    Undecided on the film! Any recommendations? I've heard mixed reviews on Fantastic Four?


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    Sorry to disturb but please DONT WATCH FANTASTIC FOUR!
    Its not just me who disliked every act of the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVtIY1vFAP8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo5NETEV0S0
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    Unfortunately my parents are away so I literally can't get to work... and I chose to come to my grandparents so that I can walk into town instead of being stuck in my village for three days except I didn't want to bring piles and piles of stuff for three days so I'm kind of bored and obsessively refreshing tsr!

    Yeah same, I know I've easily hit my offer and I've got no nerves there but I'd really like to get the grades I want because I actually worked hard this year!

    Chocolate fudge cake (well, I should probably make that tomorrow and ice it Wednesday seeing as it's for Thursday and I'll be tight on time otherwise!) which I have owed my friend forever and as he feels he has no hope of getting into Cambridge after STEP this can be either celebration cake or sympathy cake, and some kind of biscuit structure for the bake off (biscuit week ). Probably going to try and build a gingerbread house type thing but with plain/chocolate biscuits and use my doctor who cutters to surround it with weeping angels or something The only problem is asda don't have any boiled sweets (the translucent ish coloured sort) to do stained windows with so tomorrow I have to decide between walking into town to look or walking to Sainsbury's (and also go to asda again to get the rest of my shopping bc I can only carry so much at once!)
    That's pretty cool

    I think the last time I went to the cinema was months ago to see Insurgent - it's so expensive without orange wednesdays - so I've got no clue to be honest, sorry!
    Hahahah. TSR has been a help this year venting my frustration at the wait haha.

    I totally understand that. I put all my heart and soul into my subjects this year and I pray it paid off. I don't think I did enough for an A* in physics though

    Sweet, sounds tasty! I wish I could bake.

    Yeah my friend can get two for one tickets so thankfully they're only a fiver - still unsure on what to see though!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Hahahah. TSR has been a help this year venting my frustration at the wait haha.

    I totally understand that. I put all my heart and soul into my subjects this year and I pray it paid off. I don't think I did enough for an A* in physics though

    Sweet, sounds tasty! I wish I could bake.

    Yeah my friend can get two for one tickets so thankfully they're only a fiver - still unsure on what to see though!


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    Yeah I don't know what I did last year without unofficial markschemes, exam threads, etc! I wasn't so bothered about results day last year though because I didn't put much work in.

    I think I should manage the A*... as long as the EMPA went alright, it felt okay but it's hard to predict! Chemistry's the one I'm a little worried for, and if I miss the A* it will be only just out :/ Hopefully you do get it - excited to see grade boundaries tonight!

    It's not too hard, follow the instructions and practice a bit and you get there! It's risen an awful lot though which is kind of a pain because you have to cut bits off so it'll lie flat... but also extra bits to eat

    That's useful then, pretty sure we're just not going to the cinema anymore unless it something really specific that we want to see :/
 
 
 
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