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    Hey, so today I got my AS results. They were:
    Psychology: A
    Maths: A
    Physics: D

    I am concerned about how my bad grade in physics will affect my university applications. I was previously predicted an A in physics but after this, I doubt that my teachers will keep my predicted grade as an A. Will they just lower it to a B (after all, I have been getting Bs throughout the year with a few Cs, I got a B in the December mock exam and I got an A* for GCSE (I know that doesn't count for much since A-level is way harder). Or will they actually put my predicted grade for physics as a D?
    I am going to work so much harder for physics next year and I know I can do so much better than a D. I also have recently bought a revision guide which has new spec style exam questions in so that I can actually be prepared next time. This year, I used old spec papers to practice but they were so much easier in comparison to this year's papers.
    This exam result won't count towards my overall A-level grade so I know it doesn't really matter but I'm just worried about how it will affect my predicted grade.

    Any advice will be appreciated
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    As someone else who is doing reformed Physics, this was a major concern for us because we didn't know if it was going to go disastrously badly.... luckily for me I managed an A but I have a couple of friends who are in a similar situation. As the universities won't see your AS grade I don't think with reformed A levels, it's all down to your teachers. I reckon when you go back have a chat with them (especially your Physics teacher and your head of uni applications) and explain that you think the exam was an anomaly and tell them how you've been doing throughout the year and that you're going to up your studying for the final exam next year. But tbh after all you don't want to be predicted something that's not going to be realistic otherwise your offered grades from your unis are going to be a lot higher and you're less likely to meet them. Sounds to me like you should go for a B rather than an A. Good luck!
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    (Original post by mils_w)
    As the universities won't see your AS grade I don't think with reformed A levels
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    Ah thanks I wasn't sure
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    They will
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    (Original post by mils_w)
    As someone else who is doing reformed Physics, this was a major concern for us because we didn't know if it was going to go disastrously badly.... luckily for me I managed an A but I have a couple of friends who are in a similar situation. As the universities won't see your AS grade I don't think with reformed A levels, it's all down to your teachers. I reckon when you go back have a chat with them (especially your Physics teacher and your head of uni applications) and explain that you think the exam was an anomaly and tell them how you've been doing throughout the year and that you're going to up your studying for the final exam next year. But tbh after all you don't want to be predicted something that's not going to be realistic otherwise your offered grades from your unis are going to be a lot higher and you're less likely to meet them. Sounds to me like you should go for a B rather than an A. Good luck!
    Thanks, I think a B would be a realistic grade for me to aim for. I just really don't want my teachers to predict me a D!
    Congratulation on getting an A btw
 
 
 
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