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Hi everyone,

I know i've posted this in the wrong section, but, where it is supposed to be isn't working .

About me

So last month i finished my AS-Levels. I'm not going to lie - they went pretty terrible. I misread a large essay question in business and talked about the wrong person in law and in maths - i don't know.

AS Result Predictions:

Business - B
Business Unit 1 - 42/80 D
Business Unit 2 - 78/80 A

Economics - A
Economics Unit 1 - 64/80 A
Economics Unit 2 - 64/80 A

Law - B
Law Unit 1 - 84/96 A
Law Unit 2 - 68/96 B

Mathematics - C
Core 1 - 40/72 U
Core 2 - 55/72 B
Statistics 1 - 57/72 A

So despite my poor predictions i intend to carry on all 4 subjects in to A2 and actually be a little more efficient when studying.

Next year i intend to apply to LSE, Oxford and Lancaster to study economics.
And below is everything i'm doing to achieve the grades i need.
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Have you had a think about the benefits of doing 4 over 3?

Not only are you going to have 4 A2s' worth of work, you're going to have to retake a few modules too - that is gonna be a heck of a lot to do.
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Day 1

I revised the whole of AS Microeconomics, making revision notes on Quizlet.

I studied:

Economic Statements
Economic Problem
PPF
Specialisation
Types of Markets
Rational Consumers
Demand
PED, YED, XED
Supply
PES
Taxes and Subsidies
Consumer and Producer Surplus
Price Determination
Price Mechanism
Behavioural Economics
Market Failure
Government Intervention
Government Failure
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Have you had a think about the benefits of doing 4 over 3?

Not only are you going to have 4 A2s' worth of work, you're going to have to retake a few modules too - that is gonna be a heck of a lot to do.
I have . I'm teaching all the A2 work over the summer. I've nearly finished A2 economics.

I know it's lots of work, but 2 of my subjects are linear and when i get back to college i can just start past papers.
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Day 2

I self taught the first half of A2 Microeconomics from the physics and maths tutor website and made revision notes on Quizlet.

I studied:

Size and Types of businesses
Types of business growth
Demergers
Business objectives
Revenue
Costs
Economies and Diseconomies of scale
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Day 3

I self taught the rest of A2 Microeconomics.

I self taught Algorithms from Decision maths.

I studied:

Normal and Supernormal profits
Perfect competition
Monopolistic competition
Oligopoly
Monopoly
Monopsony
Contestability
Demand and supply of labour
Wage determination
Government intervention
Government failure
Algorithms
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Day 4 (Today)

I did a 2 hour - 100 mark paper that i would be sitting next june. I'm quite surprised how well i could answer the questions given how i've only just learnt the content.

I also studied graph theory from decision maths and did an end of topic test and got 30/31.
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I have . I'm teaching all the A2 work over the summer. I've nearly finished A2 economics.

I know it's lots of work, but 2 of my subjects are linear and when i het back to college i can just start past papers.
Wow, that's actually seriously impressive :lol:

I wish you all the best :cute:
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Hi everyone,

I know i've posted this in the wrong section, but, where it is supposed to be isn't working .

About me

So last month i finished my AS-Levels. I'm not going to lie - they went pretty terrible. I misread a large essay question in business and talked about the wrong person in law and in maths - i don't know.

AS Result Predictions:

Business - B
Business Unit 1 - 42/80 D
Business Unit 2 - 78/80 A

Economics - A
Economics Unit 1 - 64/80 A
Economics Unit 2 - 64/80 A

Law - B
Law Unit 1 - 84/96 A
Law Unit 2 - 68/96 B

Mathematics - C
Core 1 - 40/72 U
Core 2 - 55/72 B
Statistics 1 - 57/72 A

So despite my poor predictions i intend to carry on all 4 subjects in to A2 and actually be a little more efficient when studying.

Next year i intend to apply to LSE, Oxford and Lancaster to study economics.
And below is everything i'm doing to achieve the grades i need.
Which exam board do you have for maths? Because for my exam board (edexcel) the exams are out of 75 marks. 40/72 is deinfitely not a U and 55/72 is probably an A.
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Which exam board do you have for maths? Because for my exam board (edexcel) the exams are out of 75 marks. 40/72 is deinfitely not a U and 55/72 is probably an A.
I do OCR . Apparently it was the hardest paper ever. I found it pretty easy, but i just made so many stupid mistakes. I was getting full marks all year.

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65 - A
58 - B
51 - C
46 - D
40 - E
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I do OCR . Apparently it was the hardest paper ever. I found it pretty easy, but i just made so many stupid mistakes. I was getting full marks all year.

Usually

65 - A
58 - B
51 - C
46 - D
40 - E
Wow those are some really high grade boundaries. I haven't done very well in my AS exams either. I did well in maths, further maths and economics but I completely ****ed up physics. I'm getting predicted a C but it is possible to increase your predicted grades since they are only finalised next year just before you send off your UCAS application.
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Wow, that's actually seriously impressive :lol:

I wish you all the best :cute:
Thanks , i'm pretty efficient when i can be bothered studying. :rolleyes:
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Wow those are some really high grade boundaries. I haven't done very well in my AS exams either. I did well in maths, further maths and economics but I completely ****ed up physics. I'm getting predicted a C but it is possible to increase your predicted grades since they are only finalised next year just before you send off your UCAS application.

I know . I only need to resit core 1 and unit 2 law.
Wish i revised a bit more now.
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I know . I only need to resit core 1 and unit 2 law.
Wish i revised a bit more now.
You do need to get your predicted grades increased if you want to apply to Oxford and LSE though because you need an A* in maths for the economics course.
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You do need to get your predicted grades increased if you want to apply to Oxford and LSE though because you need an A* in maths for the economics course.
I'm planning on taking a gap year because i'll probably be able to persuade A*AAB predictions, with the B being in maths. Then i'll just apply the year after.
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You do need to get your predicted grades increased if you want to apply to Oxford and LSE though because you need an A* in maths for the economics course.
Not just predicted, LSE are doubtful to give out an offer without a flush set of high A's at AS
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Not just predicted, LSE are doubtful to give out an offer without a flush set of high A's at AS
That's not really true anymore since this year we don't do AS for every subject since a lot of subjects have become linear (i.e. all the exams are done at the end of Year 13).
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That's not really true anymore since this year we don't do AS for every subject since a lot of subjects have become linear (i.e. all the exams are done at the end of Year 13).
But they will still want strong exam results no matter how it is structured?
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Day 5

Today i started revising AS Macroeconomics, making notes on Quizlet.

I studied:

Economic growth
Inflation
Unemployment
Balance of payments
Aggregate demand
Aggregate supply
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