HOW DO I PULL UP MY GRADES FROM DDE TO ABB (minimum)

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    D- OCR Biology
    D-AQA Sociology
    E- AQA Psychology
    These are the grades i got during the summer for the official As exams. i wasn't expecting these grades at all since i was constantly working on A grades both in psych and soc except for biology. i need toget ABB at least to get into good law uni. ANY ADVICE ON HOW I CAN DO THIS ??
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by longking)
    D- OCR Biology
    D-AQA Sociology
    E- AQA Psychology
    These are the grades i got during the summer for the official As exams. i wasn't expecting these grades at all since i was constantly working on A grades both in psych and soc except for biology. i need toget ABB at least to get into good law uni. ANY ADVICE ON HOW I CAN DO THIS ??
    If those are the grades that are going to give your predicted grades for UCAS, you'll be lucky to get an offer from a good law uni. I'm sorry to be blunt, but it's not the likeliest scenario.

    With regards to pulling up your grades, you should firstly talk to your teacher. The most likely scenarios for Sociology in particular are:

    1. You don't know the content.
    2. You aren't evaluating correctly.
    3. You aren't answering the question.

    Focus at all times on the question. Don't answer the question you want to answer. If the question is "Evaluate Marxist views on the family" then you need to underline the key words -- evaluate, Marxist and family. It sounds simple, but it is very easy to go off on a tangent talking about Marxist feminists, and then going onto feminists, and losing the trail completely.

    With regards to the content, a really good way to get the top marks is to memorise it. Memorise case studies and sociologists and so on. Everyone says you can't do A-levels parrot-fashion, but in my experience you can pull up from an A to an A* by learning parrot-fashion. Learn some more obscure studies and read up on them so you can explain them in an exam.

    As for evaluation, practise writing essays and give them to your teacher to mark. Make sure you always give a balanced essay where it's asked for.


    Source: got an A* in Sociology last year
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    As for Biology, spend this half term looking over AS stuff. Start right from the beginning and try different methods (eg looking through a textbook, then doing exam questions, then jotting down notes from the markschemes, then compiling all these into a mind map or something).

    If this doesn't work, I'd recommend Mr.Pollock on youtube, along with any other videos you find. But really the best way to get confident with Biology is to do exam questions- it always boils down to that really.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Cheat codes.
    Online

    3
    Practice exams. It sounds like you have fundamental issues in not knowing the core material.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    ur ****d m9
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by longking)
    D- OCR Biology
    D-AQA Sociology
    E- AQA Psychology
    These are the grades i got during the summer for the official As exams. i wasn't expecting these grades at all since i was constantly working on A grades both in psych and soc except for biology. i need toget ABB at least to get into good law uni. ANY ADVICE ON HOW I CAN DO THIS ??
    Is going from DDE to ABB in a year at all realistic, given the next set of exams is harder...?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    focus dont relax
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Do every past paper and revise like crazy. Went from a U at AS to an A in A2 chemistry so it's possible!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Is going from DDE to ABB in a year at all realistic, given the next set of exams is harder...?
    Yes, because the As grades do not affect your overall grade in the Linear A-level
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by longking)
    Yes, because the As grades do not affect your overall grade in the Linear A-level
    No, not from a technical point of view...from a conceptual point of view. Does it sound likely?
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 18, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR
Poll
How are you feeling about doing A-levels?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:

HEAR

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.