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    Id really like to achieve this in both my AS and A2 levels!
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    (Original post by lucyfrewin01)
    Id really like to achieve this in both my AS and A2 levels!
    Heya is this meant to be in the grow your grades forum or just a general thread?
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    Grow your grades, sorry I thiught thats where I'd put it
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    (Original post by lucyfrewin01)
    Id really like to achieve this in both my AS and A2 levels!
    You should be aiming higher. A level is not exactly a pinnacle of academic achievement. Apart from those just not capable - people should expect at least AAA.
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    (Original post by chi_cygni)
    You should be aiming higher. A level is not exactly a pinnacle of academic achievement. Apart from those just not capable - people should expect at least AAA.
    Most people do not reach triple A...

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Most people do not reach triple A...

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    I know. A combination of little work ethic and not being capable. Most people should reach AAA given effort.

    You have those that really have no business doing them - and thirty years ago wouldn't have been allowed to because university was for the top 5% not the masses they try to let in these days. And you have those who aren't willing to put the effort in - a large fraction.

    A level is an easy step in academics and too many just won't put the effort in - as this forum demonstrates with the comments you read.
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Heya is this meant to be in the grow your grades forum or just a general thread?
    Think you missed a post

    (Original post by chi_cygni)
    I know. A combination of little work ethic and not being capable. Most people should reach AAA given effort.

    You have those that really have no business doing them - and thirty years ago wouldn't have been allowed to because university was for the top 5% not the masses they try to let in these days. And you have those who aren't willing to put the effort in - a large fraction.

    A level is an easy step in academics and too many just won't put the effort in - as this forum demonstrates with the comments you read.
    Meh, I can get into uni with 280 points so I don't really care tbh
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    (Original post by Andy98)
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    Meh, I can get into uni with 280 points so I don't really care tbh
    Just the fact you state that in UCAS points speaks volumes as to the "university" you are talking about.

    Let's face it - there are universities and there are "universities".
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    (Original post by chi_cygni)
    Just the fact you state that in UCAS points speaks volumes as to the "university" you are talking about.

    Let's face it - there are universities and there are "universities".


    Just like there are people, and there are egotists?
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    (Original post by Andy98)


    Just like there are people, and there are egotists?
    You mean elitists. No shame in that. Remember, years ago 5% went to university - now its in the 40 - 50% range. There aren't ten times more capable people these days - they just created loads of crap "universities" (often from the old polytechnics) that have such low entrance requirements a ham sandwich could get the requisite UCAS points. Universities should not be taking people with CDD and such grades at A level.
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    (Original post by chi_cygni)
    You mean elitists. No shame in that. Remember, years ago 5% went to university - now its in the 40 - 50% range. There aren't ten times more capable people these days - they just created loads of crap "universities" (often from the old polytechnics) that have such low entrance requirements a ham sandwich could get the requisite UCAS points. Universities should not be taking people with CDD and such grades at A level.
    Do you feel threatened or something? What business is it to you who goes to uni and who doesn't? Stick with your 'proper' universities and live your own life I'm at a Russell Group and I'm 98% positive there will be people in "universities" that will end up in a better job than me. Just because I have good academic grades, doesn't mean I am a well rounded individual who will suit any job role.
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    (Original post by chi_cygni)
    You mean elitists. No shame in that. Remember, years ago 5% went to university - now its in the 40 - 50% range. There aren't ten times more capable people these days - they just created loads of crap "universities" (often from the old polytechnics) that have such low entrance requirements a ham sandwich could get the requisite UCAS points. Universities should not be taking people with CDD and such grades at A level.
    What position in the league tables would start calling "crap"? Personally I don't give a **** about them, because I applied to the universities I applied to because I actually liked the uni - rather than chasing some reputation (could probably get into Oxbridge if I wanted to).
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    (Original post by IfOnlyItWereEasy)
    Do you feel threatened or something? What business is it to you who goes to uni and who doesn't? Stick with your 'proper' universities and live your own life I'm at a Russell Group and I'm 98% positive there will be people in "universities" that will end up in a better job than me. Just because I have good academic grades, doesn't mean I am a well rounded individual who will suit any job role.
    It seems you feel threatened. The first priority, outside of vocational subjects like medicine, of university education is not a job. Or it shouldn't be.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    What position in the league tables would start calling "crap"? Personally I don't give a **** about them, because I applied to the universities I applied to because I actually liked the uni - rather than chasing some reputation (could probably get into Oxbridge if I wanted to).
    Get a life kid. 30,000+ posts in less than 3 years?????

    That is an embarrassment.

    As for crap - anything below York, Sheffield, Swansea, Sussex etc.
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    (Original post by chi_cygni)
    Get a life kid. 30,000+ posts in less than 3 years?????

    That is an embarrassment.

    As for crap - anything below York, Sheffield, Swansea, Sussex etc.
    I was talking about Sheffield in my first response to you....

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I was talking about Sheffield in my first response to you....

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    Either they're a troll or very up their own backside. Hopefully the first.
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    (Original post by IfOnlyItWereEasy)
    Either they're a troll or very up their own backside. Hopefully the first.
    Probably both

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I was talking about Sheffield in my first response to you....
    I was reading this and saw you said 280 UCAS points and now you mention the University of Sheffield. What course is that? I have a relative and their offer from Sheffield is for AAA which is 360 UCAS points. 280 is down at BBC level.
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    (Original post by old_maths_guy)
    I was reading this and saw you said 280 UCAS points and now you mention the University of Sheffield. What course is that? I have a relative and their offer from Sheffield is for AAA which is 360 UCAS points. 280 is down at BBC level.
    Comp sci - might be 300 now I'm thinking about it

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Comp sci - might be 300 now I'm thinking about it

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    My nephew has applied for Computer Science at Sheffield and he was told AAB for the B.Sc (maths has to be an A) and AAA for the MComp.

    That is why I posted on this thread since I wouldn't think a single department at Sheffield would make a sub 360 point offer.

    You might want to check.
 
 
 
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