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    (Original post by Bright_Gift)
    It's the same case with AQA too . Why oh why did they have to change the papers this year, couldn't they have waited a year?
    Having AS and A2 would've been way better I'm gonna be so pissed off if I dont get the grades this year
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    (Original post by Kdrizzy1999)
    I feel the same way you do. Biology is now pretty much impossible because we have no idea what the mark scheme is going to specifically ask for, but i think chemistry might be possible. Good luck!
    I'm confused, how comes we don't know what the mark scheme will ask for, I doubt they'd change the key words they like, the old old spec pre-2008 biology papers have the same markschemes pretty much as the 2008-2016


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    (Original post by oey99)
    Having AS and A2 would've been way better I'm gonna be so pissed off if I dont get the grades this year
    That's true, modular exams are much easier to handle. Look at maths for example!
    I am glad though that for AQA, with the new spec, we no longer have controlled assessments, so there is a silver lining.
    I think if we work at our absolute best, then the odds of getting our dream grades is in our favour
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    How can private school , grammar school and underperforming state school like mine all get same offer . It's not fair !


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    (Original post by Bright_Gift)
    That's true, modular exams are much easier to handle. Look at maths for example!
    I am glad though that for AQA, with the new spec, we no longer have controlled assessments, so there is a silver lining.
    I think if we work at our absolute best, then the odds of getting our dream grades is in our favour
    Wasn't control assessment an easier way to bring your grades up . Also I personally think the required practical is even worse not only does it not count as our final grade ( through we have to waste time doing it anyways) but to make the matter worse it may also be integrated in our normal paper ....


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    Wasn't control assessment an easier way to bring your grades up . Also I personally think the required practical is even worse not only does it not count as our final grade ( through we have to waste time doing it anyways) but to make the matter worse it may also be integrated in our normal paper ....


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    Yes that's quite true, controlled assessments are an easier way to bring up your grade but I really don't enjoy the long dreary weeks of doing it! But that's just me personally.
    I guess I am just resigned to the whole idea of the practicals being integrated into our papers
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    (Original post by Bright_Gift)
    Yes that's quite true, controlled assessments are an easier way to bring up your grade but I really don't enjoy the long dreary weeks of doing it! But that's just me personally.
    I guess I am just resigned to the whole idea of the practicals being integrated into our papers
    Trust me ! I seriously have no idea what they will ask in our practical .... I'd really appreciate if someone could post similiar type of question that may come up or resources to help me prepare for it .


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    I fully second that! Is there like a thread for AQA A level Chemistry/Biology? I'll check

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    Trust me ! I seriously have no idea what they will ask in our practical .... I'd really appreciate if someone could post similiar type of question that may come up or resources to help me prepare for it .


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    I fully second that! Is there like a thread for AQA A level Chemistry/Biology? I'll check
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    (Original post by Rish99)
    Can't believe it got an interview yesterday thought my bmat was quite low as well
    What was your bmat ?
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    I fully second that! Is there like a thread for AQA A level Chemistry/Biology? I'll check
    Do let me know if you find one ! Thanks


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    Does Imperial send out interview outcomes by email or Track updates??
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    (Original post by gabm18)
    Does Imperial send out interview outcomes by email or Track updates??
    Track, and I haven't heard a peep from the actual university...
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    I know I'm going ahead in time but have people started looking at accommodation ???


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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    How can private school , grammar school and underperforming state school like mine all get same offer . It's not fair !


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    Seems unfair but you'd be surprised how many bad private schools there are - they aren't all good! Imperial admissions have the ability to make an AAA offer so I'm sure they do if they feel it's the right thing to do. They may also use it on results day e.g. If someone from a poorly performing school misses their offer and gets AAA they still let them in vs someone from a grammar/private school who misses there offer maybe?? Im sure you'll do amazing anyway! Is imperial your first choice?
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    (Original post by Happyals)
    Seems unfair but you'd be surprised how many bad private schools there are - they aren't all good! Imperial admissions have the ability to make an AAA offer so I'm sure they do if they feel it's the right thing to do. They may also use it on results day e.g. If someone from a poorly performing school misses their offer and gets AAA they still let them in vs someone from a grammar/private school who misses there offer maybe?? Im sure you'll do amazing anyway! Is imperial your first choice?
    Yes... but A* in a science is a killer . If it was maths it could have been possible ...


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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    Yes... but A* in a science is a killer . If it was maths it could have been possible ...

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    True that would be easier 😊!
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    True that would be easier 😊!
    I go to a sixth form where there is 40% pass rate let alone A*/A . But let's see if the hard work pays off now .


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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    Yes... but A* in a science is a killer . If it was maths it could have been possible ...


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    I go to a grammar school, the new students who joined our sixth form wanted to go back to their old school because the teaching at mine was absolute sheit compared to their old comp.

    Our school thrives off the success of the student's own effort, simply put, you cannot rely on the teaching at my school to get you even an A, yet we have 99% A*-C at GCSE.
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    (Original post by rohit5148)
    I go to a grammar school, the new students who joined our sixth form wanted to go back to their old school because the teaching at mine was absolute sheit compared to their old comp.

    Our school thrives off the success of the student's own effort, simply put, you cannot rely on the teaching at my school to get you even an A, yet we have 99% A*-C at GCSE.
    I just hope this doesn't continue at university ...


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