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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    Even with the letter explaining all of the problems caused by school that I've had this year that school sent last week, I think I'm going to be lucky to get my insurance grades... I've actually looked at clearing places today


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    Keep your head up. Dwelling on these things will only make the anxiety worse.



    Is anyone else finding they're doing weird **** (for them) to pass the time? I seem to be religiously cleaning random crap around the house, cooking random snacks and painting (only the cooking was semi-normal for me before exams)
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    (Original post by Inister)
    My parents have decided to spread news of my offer seemingly to my whole extended family, and they're now systematically inviting many of them over to our house. Really not enjoying the constant reminders and "well done"s when I haven't even met the offer yet, especially-so as there's a decent chance I miss it. Just adds to the pressure-
    Gosh the same here! Every time u're reminded of 'might just not make it despite all ur efforts'
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    Keep your head up. Dwelling on these things will only make the anxiety worse.



    Is anyone else finding they're doing weird **** (for them) to pass the time? I seem to be religiously cleaning random crap around the house, cooking random snacks and painting (only the cooking was semi-normal for me before exams)
    The sad thing is I'm not even worried for me, I'm more resigned to the fact I'm in clearing and worried about the reaction from teachers on results day.

    And I'm doing weird stuff too - I've always debated doing the tube challenge (trying to visit every station on the London Underground in the shortest time possible) and I've just randomly started planning a route 😂😂


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    The sad thing is I'm not even worried for me, I'm more resigned to the fact I'm in clearing and worried about the reaction from teachers on results day.

    And I'm doing weird stuff too - I've always debated doing the tube challenge (trying to visit every station on the London Underground in the shortest time possible) and I've just randomly started planning a route 😂😂


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    Seen these already?
    (Or if you want to,challenge with your own plan, don't read these. )




    And good luck with the result.
    Remember you've been never good at predicting your fate. It's always turned out better than you'd anticipated..
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    Seen these already?
    (Or if you want to,challenge with your own plan, don't read these. )




    And good luck with the result.
    Remember you've been never good at predicting your fate. It's always turned out better than you'd anticipated..
    I'd seen them but I'm planning my own route.

    And the fact I've always been predicting the negative side of things and it's always come out better is the one thing I'm hanging on to at the moment.


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    And the fact I've always been predicting the negative side of things and it's always come out better is the one thing I'm hanging on to at the moment.
    That strategy has had a 100% success rate so far

    This time will be NO different.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    That strategy has had a 100% success rate so far

    This time will be NO different.
    You're far too confident 😂😂 although hopefully if I have just missed, the letter from school will make all the difference


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    I'd seen them but I'm planning my own route.

    And the fact I've always been predicting the negative side of things and it's always come out better is the one thing I'm hanging on to at the moment.


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    Lol
    So when the result proves you were wrong again, you've got to swear to everyone here you will try to change how you look yourself. It's 'bout time you learn from your past mistakes.
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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    You're far too confident 😂😂 although hopefully if I have just missed, the letter from school will make all the difference
    I would counter that with a cheap: You're far too unconfident

    Just relax for now, and enjoy the news on the 17th August.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    I would counter that with a cheap: You're far too unconfident

    Just relax for now, and enjoy the news on the 17th August.
    Easier said than done

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    Easier said than done

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    I know. Honestly I do. The run up to Results Day is pretty stressful for parents too

    But what's done is done. ALL of you guys are in the top 3% of students in the UK - you've done great!
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    Hello! Frustrating times in our house....Some advice please....
    My daughter has achieved 40 points at IB and her offer was 42. The "typical offer" for her subject is 40-42. Her college has asked that in the case of a "near miss" she send them a breakdown of her results by subject. She's emailed them to say her coordinator won't get these himself until tomorrow so that will be the earliest she can send them on. She's considering some re-marks.
    So my questions are:
    1. Is missing an IB offer by 2 points considered a "near miss"?
    2. Is there anything to be gained by phoning the college today?
    3. Her course is Education with English and although she scored a 7 for HL English her other HL subjects were only awarded 6s. She had been pretty confident, following her exams, of a 7 in all three HL subjects, as were her teachers, and her coursework was considered excellent. Would it be worth considering re-marks for those two subjects?
    Thank you for any help!
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    Hello! Frustrating times in our house....Some advice please....
    My daughter has achieved 40 points at IB and her offer was 42. The "typical offer" for her subject is 40-42. Her college has asked that in the case of a "near miss" she send them a breakdown of her results by subject. She's emailed them to say her coordinator won't get these himself until tomorrow so that will be the earliest she can send them on. She's considering some re-marks.
    So my questions are:
    1. Is missing an IB offer by 2 points considered a "near miss"?
    2. Is there anything to be gained by phoning the college today?
    3. Her course is Education with English and although she scored a 7 for HL English her other HL subjects were only awarded 6s. She had been pretty confident, following her exams, of a 7 in all three HL subjects, as were her teachers, and her coursework was considered excellent. Would it be worth considering re-marks for those two subjects?
    Thank you for any help!
    It's very likely "near misses" will only be resolved one way or the other on A-level Results Day (17th Aug) I'm afraid. Just keep in touch with the college, sending anything they request as and when you get it.

    Speak to her teachers about remarks. I'm not familiar enough with IB - but for A-levels it does sometimes help. The ultimate deadline for meeting the offer is probably 31st Aug so remarks would need to be in by then. Tell the college if you are remarking.

    It's best if your daughter or referee speaks to the college if/when you call

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    It's very likely "near misses" will only be resolved one way or the other on A-level Results Day (17th Aug) I'm afraid. Just keep in touch with the college, sending anything they request as and when you get it.

    Speak to her teachers about remarks. I'm not familiar enough with IB - but for A-levels it does sometimes help. The ultimate deadline for meeting the offer is probably 31st Aug so remarks would need to be in by then. Tell the college if you are remarking.

    It's best if your daughter or referee speaks to the college if/when you call

    Good luck!
    Thank you! That's helpful 😊
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    (Original post by Magnificat7)
    Hello! Frustrating times in our house....Some advice please....
    My daughter has achieved 40 points at IB and her offer was 42. The "typical offer" for her subject is 40-42. Her college has asked that in the case of a "near miss" she send them a breakdown of her results by subject. She's emailed them to say her coordinator won't get these himself until tomorrow so that will be the earliest she can send them on. She's considering some re-marks.
    So my questions are:
    1. Is missing an IB offer by 2 points considered a "near miss"?
    2. Is there anything to be gained by phoning the college today?
    3. Her course is Education with English and although she scored a 7 for HL English her other HL subjects were only awarded 6s. She had been pretty confident, following her exams, of a 7 in all three HL subjects, as were her teachers, and her coursework was considered excellent. Would it be worth considering re-marks for those two subjects?
    Thank you for any help!
    Doonesbury's advise is precise and concise, as always , but just to explain how decisions are made behind-the-scene regarding offer holders who missed their offer, hopefully knowing why you have to wait for so long would make the situation slightly less frustrating than not knowing it.

    They always give out slightly more offers than they have the places for because there bound to be some who miss their offers, some who decline the offer and some who request a deferred entry after they received offer.
    So after A-level result day (the last of the results), they look at all missed offer-holders and decide which one/s to take, reject or put in the summer pool for other colleges to consider. In this process they look at how much and in what way the condition was missed and re-examine all the aspects of application, not just how many points/grade it was missed.
    So until then, they themselves don't know how they'd treat your daughter's case as they won't know until August 17th how many other offer holders missed their offer, etc.......

    And as for remark, please be aware it can be marked down as well as up. So please discuss the matter with her teacher/s if remark will worth it.

    Best of luck.
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    (Original post by Magnificat7)
    Thank you! That's helpful 😊
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    Doonesbury's advise is precise and concise, as always , but just to explain how decisions are made behind-the-scene regarding offer holders who missed their offer, hopefully knowing why you have to wait for so long would make the situation slightly less frustrating than not knowing it.

    They always give out slightly more offers than they have the places for because there bound to be some who miss their offers, some who decline the offer and some who request a deferred entry after the result.
    So after A-level result day (the last of the results), they look at all missed offer-holders and decide which one/s to take, reject or put in the summer pool for other colleges to consider. In this process they look at how much and in what way the condition was missed and re-examine all the aspects of application, not just how many points/grade it was missed.
    So until then, they themselves don't know how they'd treat your daughter's case as they won't know until August 17th how many other offer holders missed their offer, etc.......

    And as for remark, please be aware it can be marked down as well as up. So please discuss the matter with her teacher/s if remark will worth it.

    Best of luck.
    And, just for completeness, there's the Summer Pool too for some near-miss candidates to be fished by other colleges.

    Also A-level results go a few days earlier to the universities so they will be figuring out many of their decisions in the few days leading up to the actual Results Day.

    It's a busy and stressful time for everyone, including ATs and DoSs...

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    And, just for completeness, there's the Summer Pool too for some near-miss candidates to be fished by other colleges.

    Also A-level results go a few days earlier to the universities so they will be figuring out many of their decisions in the few days leading up to the actual Results Day.

    It's a busy and stressful time for everyone, including ATs and DoSs...

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    Did mention summer Pool..........
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    Did mention summer Pool..........
    Ah soz...
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Doonesbury's advise is precise and concise, as always , but just to explain how decisions are made behind-the-scene regarding offer holders who missed their offer, hopefully knowing why you have to wait for so long would make the situation slightly less frustrating than not knowing it.

    They always give out slightly more offers than they have the places for because there bound to be some who miss their offers, some who decline the offer and some who request a deferred entry after the result.
    So after A-level result day (the last of the results), they look at all missed offer-holders and decide which one/s to take, reject or put in the summer pool for other colleges to consider. In this process they look at how much and in what way the condition was missed and re-examine all the aspects of application, not just how many points/grade it was missed.
    So until then, they themselves don't know how they'd treat your daughter's case as they won't know until August 17th how many other offer holders missed their offer, etc.......

    And as for remark, please be aware it can be marked down as well as up. So please discuss the matter with her teacher/s if remark will worth it.

    Best of luck.
    Thank you! 😊
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    It's very likely "near misses" will only be resolved one way or the other on A-level Results Day (17th Aug) I'm afraid. Just keep in touch with the college, sending anything they request as and when you get it.

    Speak to her teachers about remarks. I'm not familiar enough with IB - but for A-levels it does sometimes help. The ultimate deadline for meeting the offer is probably 31st Aug so remarks would need to be in by then. Tell the college if you are remarking.

    It's best if your daughter or referee speaks to the college if/when you call

    Good luck!
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