The CIE results thread (A level, AS level, IGCSE, etc.)

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Is anyone else out there waiting for CIE results?

If so do you plan on looking at them online or will you go to your school to check them? We could also post the grades here once we get them.

I'm personally waiting for 3 AS levels and 1 IGCSE and am going to check them online the second they come out.

You can find the time remaining in my sig =)

PS: I put this into A Levels as that seemed the most appropriate but IGCSE people are most welcome.
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Is there seriously nobody else? :unsure:
I guess I'll try this once more nearer the time... *sigh*
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Me me me!! Lol, I'm waiting for 4 IGCSE's and 2 AS subjects. Only around 12 days left. I'm dead .
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And I never knew you could check them online ..
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And I never knew you could check them online ..
This is the first year when you can do that, your school should have login details for you =) Nice to see I'm not alone here. Thankfully I'm going on holiday on Sunday and only come back on the 9th at night, so I'll only have a few hours to sit in front of the computer and wait :woo:
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Ouch, could u remind me of the date when the results are released plz...
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This is the first year when you can do that, your school should have login details for you =) Nice to see I'm not alone here. Thankfully I'm going on holiday on Sunday and only come back on the 9th at night, so I'll only have a few hours to sit in front of the computer and wait Image
Oh okay, I'll contact my school about that. Aww, you're lucky, my fun ended two weeks ago (went to Dubai ), so I guess I will be sitting in front of the computer . Anyways what subjects did you take?
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Ouch, could u remind me of the date when the results are released plz...
10th of August.
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Oh okay, I'll contact my school about that. Aww, you're lucky, my fun ended two weeks ago (went to Dubai ), so I guess I will be sitting in front of the computer . Anyways what subjects did you take?
Wow, Dubai sounds great! I'm going to the sea at the north of Germany, they tell me that the water doesn't go above 20 degrees, but oh well.

I took AS levels in Bio, Chem and Maths and IGCSE in Physics.

What subjects did you take? It's interesting to have such a mixture of AS levels and IGCSEs, did you just finish year 11 or 12?
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Wow, Dubai sounds great! I'm going to the sea at the north of Germany, they tell me that the water doesn't go above 20 degrees, but oh well.

I took AS levels in Bio, Chem and Maths and IGCSE in Physics.

What subjects did you take? It's interesting to have such a mixture of AS levels and IGCSEs, did you just finish year 11 or 12?
Wow, I also took AS in Maths and Bio, and IGCSE in Physics, IT, Arabic and Chem.
Yeah it is quite strange I know, but this is the normal procedure at my school:

1st year: 4/5 IGCSEs
2nd year: 3/4 IGCSEs and 2/3 AS subjects
3rd year: 2/3 A2 subjects and (maybe) an extra AS. Then to uni!

So, basically I finished my 2nd year.
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Wow, I also took AS in Maths and Bio, and IGCSE in Physics, IT, Arabic and Chem.
Yeah it is quite strange I know, but this is the normal procedure at my school:

1st year: 4/5 IGCSEs
2nd year: 3/4 IGCSEs and 2/3 AS subjects
3rd year: 2/3 A2 subjects and (maybe) an extra AS. Then to uni!

So, basically I finished my 2nd year.
So it's an accelerated course then? Because usually IGCSEs and A levels together take 4 years to do. Sounds good, though.
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So it's an accelerated course then? Because usually IGCSEs and A levels together take 4 years to do. Sounds good, though.
Yeah I guess it is, but it can kill you.

How did you find the exams for Bio and Maths AS and Physics IGCSE? I found Pure1 Maths not so good (but not terrible), but Mechanics was perfect. Bio was overall good, and I liked the practical. Did you do variant 31 or 32? I'm not so sure about Physics though.

P.S: Hope you have fun in Deutschland (spelled right?)
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Yeah I guess it is, but it can kill you.

How did you find the exams for Bio and Maths AS and Physics IGCSE? I found Pure1 Maths not so good (but not terrible), but Mechanics was perfect. Bio was overall good, and I liked the practical. Did you do variant 31 or 32? I'm not so sure about Physics though.

P.S: Hope you have fun in Deutschland (spelled right?)
I think so but I promptly forgot all the German I ever spoke after I switched to French :o:

I thought that the pure maths had a few weird questions but nothing too bad, overall I think it was fine. I did Statistics instead of Mechanics, the stats exam was easy.
Biology I got a bit confused on the multiple choice paper and I couldn't tell the colors apart on the pH paper they supplied for the practical test. Also the structured paper had that weird question with the flatworm, do you remember that one? I really love Biology though and I think it went quite well.
The Physics was too easy to believe but I had a bit of an advantage because I did Combined Science IGCSE before, so I only needed to work on some areas of Physics not covered in the Combined. Still I had no teacher or anything really, but in the end it turned out fine. I was happy there was no ray-drawing experiment on the alternative to practical paper. In every past paper they had it and it was not my favourite! I did variant 31, you?
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I think so but I promptly forgot all the German I ever spoke after I switched to French Image

I thought that the pure maths had a few weird questions but nothing too bad, overall I think it was fine. I did Statistics instead of Mechanics, the stats exam was easy.
Biology I got a bit confused on the multiple choice paper and I couldn't tell the colors apart on the pH paper they supplied for the practical test. Also the structured paper had that weird question with the flatworm, do you remember that one? I really love Biology though and I think it went quite well.
The Physics was too easy to believe but I had a bit of an advantage because I did Combined Science IGCSE before, so I only needed to work on some areas of Physics not covered in the Combined. Still I had no teacher or anything really, but in the end it turned out fine. I was happy there was no ray-drawing experiment on the alternative to practical paper. In every past paper they had it and it was not my favourite! I did variant 31, you?
I used to know some French and German from my previous high school in the UK, but since I started speaking Arabic, it disappeared from my brain.

Yeah and I LOVE Biology too! high five! :five:
Yes, I did variant 31 too, and distinguishing the colours was the only problem I faced too. Oh I'm planning to do Stats1 this year in my A2, how is it? Are you going to continue with it (stats2) or switch to Mech? Ray-drawing experiment was my favourite part lol, and unfortunately a lot of my classmates missed the last question on the back because they didn't see it! (I wonder if CIE meant to trick us :ninja:)
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I used to know some French and German from my previous high school in the UK, but since I started speaking Arabic, it disappeared from my brain.

Yeah and I LOVE Biology too! high five! :five:
Yes, I did variant 31 too, and distinguishing the colours was the only problem I faced too. Oh I'm planning to do Stats1 this year in my A2, how is it? Are you going to continue with it (stats2) or switch to Mech? Ray-drawing experiment was my favourite part lol, and unfortunately a lot of my classmates missed the last question on the back because they didn't see it! (I wonder if CIE meant to trick us :ninja:)
Oh, I remember last year during the IT theory paper I was finished like half an hour earlier and just sat there waiting, then realized that there is a one-page long essay question on the back! SO I quickly wrote it and sat there for another 5 minutes. I was lucky with that. On the Physics paper now the last question was nt worth that many marks though so I think they'll still be fine :yes:

Stats 1 is a very strange subject. First it is very boring and you don't really see a point in it because all you do is copy numbers and draw graphs. Every night I started throwing or breaking my pencils because I got so frustrated with stats homework and I couldn't stand the whole thing (I was sure I was gonna switch to mech). But then like 2 months into the course it started to get better, by the winter break I started to like it, by the spring break I was completely in love with the subject. So I'm hoping to continue with S2, but they were threatening us that they might not run an S2 class next year, so everyone would be forced to do M1. At the end of the year it seemed to be sorted out though. I realised that I had enough of Physics at IGCSE and mechanics is heavily Physics based, so I would rather not do that.

That was a bit long-winded! In short, stats is great but it takes a few months to get the hang of it and until then it's bloody frustrating.

Edit: rule number one: CIE always means to trick us :ninja:
but I actually like that we are taught more than those who take domestic A levels, university won't be such a shock this way.
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Oh, I remember last year during the IT theory paper I was finished like half an hour earlier and just sat there waiting, then realized that there is a one-page long essay question on the back! SO I quickly wrote it and sat there for another 5 minutes. I was lucky with that. On the Physics paper now the last question was nt worth that many marks though so I think they'll still be fine Image

Stats 1 is a very strange subject. First it is very boring and you don't really see a point in it because all you do is copy numbers and draw graphs. Every night I started throwing or breaking my pencils because I got so frustrated with stats homework and I couldn't stand the whole thing (I was sure I was gonna switch to mech). But then like 2 months into the course it started to get better, by the winter break I started to like it, by the spring break I was completely in love with the subject. So I'm hoping to continue with S2, but they were threatening us that they might not run an S2 class next year, so everyone would be forced to do M1. At the end of the year it seemed to be sorted out though. I realised that I had enough of Physics at IGCSE and mechanics is heavily Physics based, so I would rather not do that.

That was a bit long-winded! In short, stats is great but it takes a few months to get the hang of it and until then it's bloody frustrating.

Edit: rule number one: CIE always means to trick us Image
but I actually like that we are taught more than those who take domestic A levels, university won't be such a shock this way.
If you don't mind me asking, what grade did you achieve in ICT?
It's great to hear Stats is not that bad, cos Mech. is extremely difficult, I never got the hang of it until the end of the year. My school doesnt teach M2 or S2, so count yourself lucky :p:

And it's true, CIE is alot more challenging than normal GCSEs. Do universities in the UK find them more respected than GCSEs in an application or they are seen the same?

I predict from your A level choices that you're wishing to study Med, no?
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If you don't mind me asking, what grade did you achieve in ICT?
It's great to hear Stats is not that bad, cos Mech. is extremely difficult, I never got the hang of it until the end of the year. My school doesnt teach M2 or S2, so count yourself lucky :p:

And it's true, CIE is alot more challenging than normal GCSEs. Do universities in the UK find them more respected than GCSEs in an application or they are seen the same?

I predict from your A level choices that you're wishing to study Med, no?
I got an A* in ICT, I think it was one of the easiest of the exams I took, although some people in my class found the practical difficult.

Unis don't really distinguish between international and domestic A levels, as far as grades go, so if the offer is AAA for people with British A levels it will still be AAA for us, however the admission tutors know that we learn a bit more stuff and I think that can only be positive.

And you're almost right with the med, I'm going to apply for Biomed in the UK and in Canada, but I think as a back-up I will apply for medicine here at home (here it's not like in the UK because there are no interviews so it's fairly easy to get in as long as you have top grades) What about you, did you decide on countries/courses?
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I got an A* in ICT, I think it was one of the easiest of the exams I took, although some people in my class found the practical difficult.

Unis don't really distinguish between international and domestic A levels, as far as grades go, so if the offer is AAA for people with British A levels it will still be AAA for us, however the admission tutors know that we learn a bit more stuff and I think that can only be positive.

And you're almost right with the med, I'm going to apply for Biomed in the UK and in Canada, but I think as a back-up I will apply for medicine here at home (here it's not like in the UK because there are no interviews so it's fairly easy to get in as long as you have top grades) What about you, did you decide on countries/courses?
Wow thats impressive. I'm hoping, and praying to get an A* in ICT. The practicals were dead easy, but the theory paper was so damn hard. (or maybe I just didn't study hard enough :ninja:)

I'm planning to apply for medicine in the UK this year. I don't really have any back-ups since I'm a British national and will have to return there soon, so I can't exactly go anywhere else. I think Biomedical sciences will be my fifth choice and if you don't mind me asking why don't you apply for medicine straight away?
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Wow thats impressive. I'm hoping, and praying to get an A* in ICT. The practicals were dead easy, but the theory paper was so damn hard. (or maybe I just didn't study hard enough :ninja:)

I'm planning to apply for medicine in the UK this year. I don't really have any back-ups since I'm a British national and will have to return there soon, so I can't exactly go anywhere else. I think Biomedical sciences will be my fifth choice and if you don't mind me asking why don't you apply for medicine straight away?
Well, I don't want to be a doctor, but here they don't have Biomed so if I don't get into uni anywhere else I can only see myself starting a medicine course here, then probably reapply a year later. I could spend that year working as well and I didn't rule out that possibility entirely, but I want to have the option of starting a uni course if that's what I decide. This is only if I don't get in to anywhere I want to, of course, so I hope it won't come down to this :o:
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Well, I don't want to be a doctor, but here they don't have Biomed so if I don't get into uni anywhere else I can only see myself starting a medicine course here, then probably reapply a year later. I could spend that year working as well and I didn't rule out that possibility entirely, but I want to have the option of starting a uni course if that's what I decide. This is only if I don't get in to anywhere I want to, of course, so I hope it won't come down to this Image
I think working will be the better option, considering the extremely high fees for International students. What universities are you applying to? Anyways good luck with your application, and hope you have fun in Germany!
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