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    For a start, I am very pleased with my A level results. I got:

    Maths: A*
    Music: A*
    Further Maths: A
    Physics: A
    Computing: A

    Which means I've secured a place at Warwick Uni to study Computer Science.

    BUT

    I can't help but feel unlucky. In Physics I was 2 UMS (out of 300 this year) off of an A* in the modules which go towards it. In Computing I was roughly 3 marks off of an A* in the 100 mark paper. In Further Maths I was 5 UMS (out of 600 over the two years) off of an A*. Yet I got a B last year in Music and somehow miraculously dragged it up to an A* this year.

    I know that's how the system works, but when you look at it statistically, to have three examples of these near misses makes it seem like some greater power doesn't want you to succeed

    Just to clarify, I'm not moaning, I'm happy. I'm ranting, because that's what the internet was invented for (I can probably find some science to back that up).

    Feel free to join the rant, or rant at me for being so grade greedy :unimpressed:
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    For a start, I am very pleased with my A level results. I got:

    Maths: A*
    Music: A*
    Further Maths: A
    Physics: A
    Computing: A

    Which means I've secured a place at Warwick Uni to study Computer Science.

    BUT

    I can't help but feel unlucky. In Physics I was 2 UMS (out of 300 this year) off of an A* in the modules which go towards it. In Computing I was roughly 3 marks off of an A* in the 100 mark paper. In Further Maths I was 5 UMS (out of 600 over the two years) off of an A*. Yet I got a B last year in Music and somehow miraculously dragged it up to an A* this year.

    I know that's how the system works, but when you look at it statistically, to have three examples of these near misses makes it seem like some greater power doesn't want you to succeed

    Just to clarify, I'm not moaning, I'm happy. I'm ranting, because that's what the internet was invented for (I can probably find some science to back that up).

    Feel free to join the rant, or rant at me for being so grade greedy :unimpressed:
    Well done on your grades and on achieving a place at Warwick! My sister has just graduated from there after studying management. She loved her time there.

    I understand what you mean about feeling cheating - so close to the highest possible grades, but just missing out.

    But in reality, it's unlikely to affect you. Once you get to university, and especially beyond, the difference between an A and an A* is not going to matter much.

    So I'd suggest not letting it upset you and try and celebrate your success
 
 
 
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