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    (Original post by nuodai)
    My paranoia about not having reached the grades I need is negatively correlated with the amount of time left before results day
    That's such a nerd's way of expressing that. It made me very happy. haha

    How were the STEP papers? I've heard of them but never actually spoken to anyone who's been through them.
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    Just so fed up of waiting now. :bebored: :sleep:
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    (Original post by panglossian)
    That's such a nerd's way of expressing that. It made me very happy. haha

    How were the STEP papers? I've heard of them but never actually spoken to anyone who's been through them.
    It got the meaning across didn't it? :p: STEP I was great, but STEP II was a bit iffy and I could well have slipped up my offer there... but fortunately I don't need it to get into Cambridge; I'll just have to do something other than Maths for half of the first year.
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    tomorrow its gonna be 14 days to results day. its really scary
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    :laugh: Was that a threat? Oh its on now! :p:
    Joking.

    Weird thing is i see where you ASers are coming from. Last year I hated waiting for results because there was quite a bit of pressure on me to do well because "everyone gets 100% in their AS exams", and "the A2s only get much harder than AS so you wan't to bank as many UMS marks as possible in case you drop a grade at A2", blah blah blah. Having that constantly drained into my head was so annoying! :mad2:

    Granted most of it was true (except probably my first point :p:), but I hated it becasue not only did I feel I had to get an A, I felt I had to get a high A to compensate for A2. Getting anything lower than a high A was seen as failure. But with A2s its a different story - 480/600 (in my atleast 3 of my A2s) is all I want! :puppyeyes: I just want to meet my offer, i don't care about UMS scores tbh. So yeah, at A2 although theres pressure to get the grades, there's less pressure to get a high grade.

    I'm probably making no sense whatsoever, but my point is hidden somewhere in those paragraphs.



    As you should! :evil:

    :p:

    Its quite nice to see someone on here who's not as scared about results day tbh because most of us on here are! :afraid:
    looool for your first point take it how you want to:p:

    see last year our college didnt really explain the ums system and we were all like oh we got a c at least it wasnt until A2 thanks to my ict teacher we realised it was bout the points whcih meant me doin 9 resitz in january hehehhe hopefulli i will get AAC or ABD
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    Oh dear.... this thread is going to make me sick... I really shouldn't read it... 15 days!! Ahh
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    16 days, oh dear...starting to get really real for me now. August is going so fast...
    it kind of hit me today that this is the last month of summer holidays and we're wishing most of it away lolll. So scaredddddd :'(
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    (Original post by billiejean81)
    16 days, oh dear...starting to get really real for me now. August is going so fast...
    it kind of hit me today that this is the last month of summer holidays and we're wishing most of it away lolll. So scaredddddd :'(
    The countdown has gone ffrom 14 days to 15 days and now 16 days, is something wrong with time?

    There are 15 days and 18 hours and 52 mins to go

    Also I have until October for holidays, most people going to uni are the same I presume
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    (Original post by billiejean81)
    16 days, oh dear...starting to get really real for me now. August is going so fast...
    it kind of hit me today that this is the last month of summer holidays and we're wishing most of it away lolll. So scaredddddd :'(
    Yeah almost 2 weeks to go now, it's really heating up! All our papers have probably been marked by now, to think that our fate has been sealed. :woo: :woo:
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    The countdown has gone ffrom 14 days to 15 days and now 16 days, is something wrong with time?

    There are 15 days and 18 hours and 52 mins to go

    Also I have until October for holidays, most people going to uni are the same I presume

    not all, some are going at the beginning of Sept, and some at the end.
    :yikes:
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    The uni im hoping to go to starts on the 1st of sept thats if i get in. my insurance on the other hand starts in october.
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    (Original post by miz_perfecto)
    looool for your first point take it how you want to:p:

    see last year our college didnt really explain the ums system and we were all like oh we got a c at least it wasnt until A2 thanks to my ict teacher we realised it was bout the points whcih meant me doin 9 resitz in january hehehhe hopefulli i will get AAC or ABD
    :shock:

    Really? What a shame. :console:

    But hopefully all 9 of the resits went well and you get the grades you need. Not long to go now. :afraid:
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    The countdown has gone ffrom 14 days to 15 days and now 16 days, is something wrong with time?

    There are 15 days and 18 hours and 52 mins to go

    Also I have until October for holidays, most people going to uni are the same I presume
    Firm is 21/09 so just a month after results day
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    does anyone know when the examiners reports are released?
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    (Original post by Est.1989)
    does anyone know when the examiners reports are released?
    Results day, if not after I believe
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    (Original post by billiejean81)
    The uni im hoping to go to starts on the 1st of sept thats if i get in. my insurance on the other hand starts in october.

    gutted, where you going and what to do
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    Results day, if not after I believe
    that sux:woo:
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    Results day, if not after I believe
    :yes: And its sad because IMO grade boundaries can really make you feel better if you discover they are shockingly low like Jan 09 M1 boundaries !
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    (Original post by Est.1989)
    that sux:woo:
    :yes:

    (Original post by QBC123)
    :yes: And its sad because IMO grade boundaries can really make you feel better if you discover they are shockingly low like Jan 09 M1 boundaries !
    So true. I saw the Jan 09 grade boundaries the day before results day in March and sorta knew I may have scraped the A I wanted. Hopefully some teacher will come on here and post them ip a few days before results day just so i know what to really expect.
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    (Original post by Windsprite)
    not all, some are going at the beginning of Sept, and some at the end.
    :yikes:
    That's weird every single one of my 5 choices started either 1st Oct. or 29th Sept.
 
 
 

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