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The Official 2009 Results Day Vomit Inducing Countdown Thread (20th August) Watch

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    (Original post by fweefwee)
    Why is results day a week late this year, does anyone know?
    It's not. A-Level results are always on the penultimate Thursday of August. It just happens that this year, the 31st of August is actually a Monday, so the bank holiday is on the last day of August. And thus everything else is late too.

    If the 31st of August was a Sunday, then everything would be 6 days earlier - as happened last year!
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    (Original post by motiv3)
    why did you buy an anatomy and physiology book? Shouldn't you really wait or are you trying to learn it all before start of the course.
    Me? Learn before hand? No way! :p:

    See my school is stupid (in a good-ish way) - Prize giving day is in Sept and I've won a prize which will be presented to me on the day. At the end of this term I was given WHSmith vouchers to buy a book or whatever and return it to school for it to be presented on the actual day (smart way of pretty much giving us prizes we actually like). Long story short, I essentially didn't want to 'waste' my vouchers on something i wouldn't find as useful (e.g a random autobiography or something) so decided to top it up with my money and go for a textbook i might find useful next year (assuming I have met my offer of course to start med school). Hence my little rant about examiners being nice when they're marking my papers, because that was £45 spent on a book I could potentially not need if I missed my offer! :p:
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    It's not. A-Level results are always on the penultimate Thursday of August. It just happens that this year, the 31st of August is actually a Monday, so the bank holiday is on the last day of August. And thus everything else is late too.

    If the 31st of August was a Sunday, then everything would be 6 days earlier - as happened last year!
    I thought it was normally the second thursday? Certainly last year it wasn't the penultimate thursday, because it was the 14th, whereas the penultimate thursday was the 21st which was when the GCSE people got their results (the last thursday being the 28th of course).
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    My life has become a mess of late. i am really stressed and its mainly due to one subject.
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    Argh. I think I'll go crazy if I have to wait any longer By now I've got to the point where I'm convinced I'll end up missing my A in French by 3 marks or smething... and having to go to Edinburgh to sleep in a bunk bed.
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    In 4 weeks time I'll either be feeling on top of the world or awful
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    just got my results plus pin and when i logged the first thing i saw were those sample grades. i almost cried thinking that they were mine but to my relief when i read through they weren't. Phew
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    to think that somewhere on this earth is a piece of paper with my grades on it, and i have to go through 4 agonising weeks not knowing. where is the justice?
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    If only they make results day on August 1st. It would just make life easier.
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    Pretty much everyone fate is sealed now. As the exam papers have probably been marked.
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    Does anyone know what actually goes on at 'moderation'? I have a general idea, but just want to confirm if I'm right. :teeth:
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    Does anyone know what actually goes on at 'moderation'? I have a general idea, but just want to confirm if I'm right. :teeth:
    I think they just basically check that the examiners are all marking to the same standard and adjust marks accordingly if some examiners are marking more or less harshly than others.
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    (Original post by JayAyy)
    If only they make results day on August 1st. It would just make life easier.
    but then we would have to wait even longer to start uni, i would rather have the 2 month wait for results
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    It's not. A-Level results are always on the penultimate Thursday of August. It just happens that this year, the 31st of August is actually a Monday, so the bank holiday is on the last day of August. And thus everything else is late too.

    If the 31st of August was a Sunday, then everything would be 6 days earlier - as happened last year!
    (Original post by Lifesharker)
    I thought it was normally the second thursday? Certainly last year it wasn't the penultimate thursday, because it was the 14th, whereas the penultimate thursday was the 21st which was when the GCSE people got their results (the last thursday being the 28th of course).
    A-level results day is two Thursdays before the August bank holiday, which is the same as two Thursdays before the last Monday in August. Thus, 2008 and 2009 both fit this pattern.
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    (Original post by Est.1989)
    but then we would have to wait even longer to start uni, i would rather have the 2 month wait for results
    Fair point. I'd still prefer to get them early though, espcially now because I want to know what I'm going to keep and to start early on a few modules.
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    I think they just basically check that the examiners are all marking to the same standard and adjust marks accordingly if some examiners are marking more or less harshly than others.
    Thanks.

    So when are grade boundaries sorted out - same period? Or?
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    Everyone...i have a countdown clock the link is:
    http://www.7is7.com/otto/countdown.h...2009%20Results
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    Thanks.

    So when are grade boundaries sorted out - same period? Or?
    I should imagine they have provisional grade boundaries, but adjust them now if the marks turn out to be really high or low. That's just me hazarding a guess though :dontknow:
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    I should imagine they have provisional grade boundaries, but adjust them now if the marks turn out to be really high or low. That's just me hazarding a guess though :dontknow:
    Thanks.
 
 
 
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