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    I suspect they do, as most people continue to achieve a similar grade at A2.
    Otherwise im not 100% sure. My dad said they do though ..??/ lol im confused


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    (Original post by Joanna May)
    Heya. I got my AS results today (obviously) and they were definitely not what I expected. I was predicted AAAB and I got BBBC. The B in French and C in English Lit were shockers, since I was predicted high As in both (I got full marks on my English coursework, which I suppose is lucky when you consider I got C and E in the exams ).

    Of course, all my uni research has been based on the idea that I'll be getting at least AABB. I plan to resit the French and English exams, as well as one of my politics modules to hopefully pull it up to AAAB. My question is: Do universities base their offers off of your AS grades alone?

    These bad grades were flukes, I've never done this badly before, and my teachers will probably still predict me AABB. For example, I was 3 marks from an A in French. If I'm given these predictions and resit the modules I did appallingly in, will I still get offers? I have my heart set on Bristol, which is at least BBB, normally higher. I know they can see how abdly I did in this set of exams, but can I tell them I'm resitting and these bad grades were out of the blue somehow?

    Thanks if you read all that. I didn't mean to ramble, but obviously I'm still a bit in shock.


    Also, how can you tell if your AS grades were cashed in? I've not been told that they were, but is there any way to tell from looking at the results sheets?
    Does the results sheet have the grades or just UMS marks? If the former, they're cashed in, but I think they can be de-cashed (and need to be if you intend to resit).

    If your grades aren't cashed in I think unis just see your predictions.
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    (Original post by bruisepristine)
    Does the results sheet have the grades or just UMS marks? If the former, they're cashed in, but I think they can be de-cashed (and need to be if you intend to resit).

    If your grades aren't cashed in I think unis just see your predictions.
    AS grades are used as your predictions. My predictions were ABCC and I got ABBB so i would prefer to use these.
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    I'm shocked - I got:
    English A (Just scraped it though )
    Psychology A (one was 100%, the other was 98%)
    Sociology A (two 100%s)
    Geography (two 100%s)
    Graphics B, lol

    Oh, and General Studs A.

    I'm shocked, I thought I was gonna get a C/D in Geography!! I didn't do enough revision either, I revised psychology in about 3 days, sociology in 1...

    I think I've had a lucky escape, lol.

    In fact, I didn't even open it. I had to give it to my friend to look first, because I was shaking and I thought I was going to throw up, lol.
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    i really hope unis just look at predicted grades, i also suffered from fluke exam marks and so ended up with ABBB i know i'm capable of so much better, i dont understand what happened
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    Uni's look at both grades.Big uni's take the AS ones into account - since that shows how you perform in exam conditions.
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    i got A geography B history B economics, can I resit in january and still apply to oxbridge post a-level? I really had my heart set on it and i'm gutted that my results turned out like this, i was predicted AAA.
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    yes - on your UCAS form you put down AS results unconfirmed for the subjects you resit - although the uni can deduce from this youtr resitting - but loads of people do it.
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    The deadline for Oxbridge applications is October 15. Hence, unless you decided to not declare/cash in on your grades these would have to be made available. Don't be disheartened ABB is a great score, providing you're predicted AAA and have a good application you still stand a good chance. Congratulations.
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    (Original post by ~Kirsty~)
    yes - on your UCAS form you put down AS results unconfirmed for the subjects you resit - although the uni can deduce from this youtr resitting - but loads of people do it.
    so is this still ok for oxford?
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    (Original post by Beautiful_Plumage)
    so is this still ok for oxford?
    I believe so - just make sure you write a good personal statement to compensate! A lot of other students do it, so don't worry.

    I assume your predicted grades will be AAA?
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    (Original post by Beautiful_Plumage)
    so is this still ok for oxford?
    The decision to not declare ABBB would suggest to me that you had done much worse than this. These grades are fine providing you're predicted AAA at A2 and your application is otherwise good. The decision to not declare ABBB could potentially be more detrimental than choosing to do so.
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    (Original post by Mr_Deeds)
    The decision to not declare ABBB would suggest to me that you had done much worse than this. These grades are fine providing you're predicted AAA at A2 and your application is otherwise good. The decision to not declare ABBB could potentially be more detrimental than choosing to do so.
    Can you declare grades if your resitting though? I'm sure i was told you could only declare grades you'd cashed in, ie not ones which you were resitting...
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    two out of the three B's i got were only 4 marks away from A i don't really understand the UCAS form *oops*

    so basically, i can declare my not so great grades but then my teachers can predict me AAA and i can still get a shot?

    edit: i plan to do resits for the Bs...
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    (Original post by Beautiful_Plumage)
    two out of the three B's i got were only 4 marks away from A i don't really understand the UCAS form *oops*

    so basically, i can declare my not so great grades but then my teachers can predict me AAA and i can still get a shot?

    edit: i plan to do resits for the Bs...
    I think discuss it with your tutors - i think don't do the resits, your only a few marks away, get a remark instead. Then perform better at A2 and you have just as good a chance of getting the A's.

    Uni's may think you got worst grades than that if you don't declare....its a gamble whatever you choose.
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    That's correct, you can only declare grades that you have cashed in. But it's usually the case that if the grade is good, i.e. B, the teacher will state in the reference that X was X UMS close to the A boundary and so has taken the decision to resit. It would be better to let it be known that you achieved a B rather than declare only one AS level. This would not look good bearing in mind the degree of competition and it might also lead the admissions tutor to believe that you have done far worse than achieve a B. You will be applying not just to Oxford so bear in mind the fact that for most universities, a B is a perfectly acceptable grade.
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    oops - i forgot about the tutor reference!
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    I got an A in English, right, but I want to resit all 3 because they were - literally, scraped in by a few marks (and I'm applying for English and so need an overall A after A2) does this mean I should say somewhere that I got an A but want to resit anyway?
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    (Original post by ~Kirsty~)
    oops - i forgot about the tutor reference!
    Lol, it's all good. Sam and Beautiful_Plumage make sure that if you do choose not to cash in that you have the grades mentioned in your reference. A grade B is a good grade, if not for Oxford, definitely for other universities. As far as Oxford is concerned, a B is much better than any other lower grade so by not decalring your grades don't lead them to suspect that you have done worse! Good luck.
 
 
 

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