(Original post by grace)
hahahaha!! Oh dear. I'm not in the habit of giving out rep, but you deserve some for that!
Ok, maybe i should have made myself more clear...i missed my offer because i was offered roughly 90% in every one of my six subjects...i didn't quite achieve this, although i surpassed what they asked for in english (which is what i applied to study) so they still let me in.....this is how i got a nearly perfect score, but missed my offer.
Standard A-Level offer is approximately ABB or AAB....now do you see? 80%80%70%(or whatever a B is) compared to 90%90%90%90%90%90%....that's how the university offers are messed up!
EDIT: both...i have three passports
English, New Zealand and American, and i've lived in all three places
Ah, I understand you. I didn't realise you "made up" extra marks in English. Yeah I do see what you mean about the offers.. i guess they must have some reason for doing it that way but who knows what (did you ever try asking them? could be interesting)
I do think that some offers are very harsh though even for A levels
one friend's offer was AAAA - the 4th subject was further maths and largely self-taught because she chose to study it towards the end of lower 6th so she had to try and catch up with the further maths group.. and she didn't even apply for maths!
one friend's was AAA + distinction in an AEA - distinctions are VERY hard to come by..,.. only (meant to be) the top 10% of candidates take the AEAs; of those 50% failed this year.. and of the 50% who passed I am not sure how many got distinctions but less than merits, i think. anyway. I thought that was fairly harsh, especially as the AEAs do seem to be slightly strangely marked
both missed their offers, although not by much.
.............i am waffling now..........
anyway Im happy you got onto the course you wanted to, & don't forget all the things you have to be grateful for now