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#1
Forgive me if this thread has already been made, but I've not found one.

So here's the place to talk about AS/A level exams for 2008.

Anyone else bricking it?

I'm doing my AS levels this year and I honestly think I'm probably going to have to re-sit next year, I've not worked hard enough this year....
#2
I've got AS exams in a few weeks, I'll underperform but I think I'll do well enough.
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#4
I'm taking my A-Levels and it's a realistic possibility that I might not get the required grades for my lowest University.
#5
A2s in Geography, Biology...and Physics.

Probably a B in Geog, C in Bio and a U for Physics...

Not bothering going to uni, so I'll be happy with whatever I get...well providing it's not 3 Us...
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#6
Got A2s in a few weeks. Need 3 out of 4 As to get to all my choices.

Fun fun fun.
#7
Also doing A-levels this year. I f**ked up last year, so had to resit alot of exams in January but it was worth it, im in a good position now. Has everyone started revision then?
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#9
Got my A2 exams soon, luckily i only need 240 UCAS points to do the course i want, but im bricking it nonetheless.

Im just hoping i get them, i genuinely have no idea what ill do if i dont

Good luck to all of you who are sitting them, hope you all do well

EDIT: ^bah, welsh is easy, i answered the second half of my paper using cartoons and got a D
#10
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aw man I totally sucked ass at my speakings for GCSE. I actually was terrible, a total embarrassment lol

so glad that languages are gone for me
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#11
i have A2s soon
really need to work, need ABB for my uni course.....but guitars are too much of a distraction
last year i screwed up in a couple of places but retakes are brilliant and now ive got a little cushion
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#12
I ended up with 3 Es and a U (in maths) after my AS. I managed to fail a module in each subject though. So I retook those I failed and pushed my grades up to a C for Geog, a D (5 marks from a C) in Bio and...did even worse on the physics module so stayed at an E :P

I pissed all over general studies, for what its worth. 2 As and a B in the AS modules.
#13
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Also doing A-levels this year. I f**ked up last year, so had to resit alot of exams in January but it was worth it, im in a good position now. Has everyone started revision then?



Erm I kind of have. For History and Business I have coz we're doing mocks each week. But for music I havn't, music is a bit of a joke at my school.
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#14
Got my AS Level exams coming up. Hoping to get my 5 A's!

Wish me luck. =P
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#15
I have AS, am expected AAABB and a Pass (for my IT course) but I always underachieve so I'll probably get something more like AABBB Pass. Bricking it; I didn't do well in my January exams and I've not started revision yet.
And I have six straight hours of English in one day
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#16
Dear god, It's not just me that thinks AS are STUPIDLY hard compared with GCSE?

I mean seriously... You're expected to remember EQUATIONS for Physics and Maths. We never had to do that for GCSE, apart from the Sine rule stuff, and that was an easy acronym (Sex On Hard Concrete Always Hurts Those Outer Areas, simple!)

I'm seriously worried about what I'm gonna do for university...
#17
AS coming up, I haven't even touched a textbook yet as far as revision goes and I'm doing resits for Januray's exams too. So yeah, I'm pretty much ****ed.
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#18
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I have AS, am expected AAABB and a Pass (for my IT course) but I always underachieve so I'll probably get something more like AABBB Pass. Bricking it; I didn't do well in my January exams and I've not started revision yet.
And I have six straight hours of English in one day


yeah, on my first day i have 5 hours of exams. sucks but ahwell

Think of the summer to get you through it all man
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#19
I've got AS levels this year too.... scared! For some peculiar reason I took Human Biology, so I'm a bit petrified now as I barely understand any of it.... The other subjects should be alright... I'm pretty much bound to get B's, if I revise my socks off I might scrape A's.

Is anyone doing Critical Thinking as a 5th instead of Gen Studies? Cos I'm finding that a lot harder than I thought it would be, and am a bit worried about that... I'm currently at a C, and was hoping for at least a B.
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#21
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10 A2 exams in may and june, for physics maths and history

I need BBB which I can achieve only I need to start revising someone give me revision tips


stay off UG
dont play guitar
avoid fun things like xbox, computer, tv etc...
revise lol
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#22
is it wrong that im not scared about the fact i have an exam i know ****e all about in 3 weeks?
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#23
I feel thick, loads of people here are doing 5 AS's. I'm doing 3
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#24
I've missed so much school, and done so little work, that I'm having to leave my AS courses. But I'm going for a Professional Diploma at BIMM Bristol in September, which only requires 5 A*-C GCSEs. I have 8 As and a B. I can still go on to do a BA at BIMM without any A-Levels.
#26
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Got A2s in a few weeks. Need 3 out of 4 As to get to all my choices.

Fun fun fun.


I need four A's for Manchester and Leeds. Although one of those is maths, which I did last year, so only 3 in this sitting. But still, booooo!

I'm probably going to Sheffield or LSE anyway.
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#27
BBB for uni, not too worried about that, im trying for AAB so i get a scholorship grant though.

AS levels are really hard when you do them, but after doing A2 they seem so much easier. A 10 mark essay question in geography was like 'OMG' back then, now we're having to do 45 mark ones.
#28
I need BBC to get into my Uni. I failed two of my January resits, so that's looking unachievable. Funny, I got 5 A*s at GCSE. What went wrong?
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#29
I need AAB but I'm aiming for AAA for a scholarship. It shouldn't be too hard, I just find the English combined course horrifically dull and pointless. Whoever came up with it has no idea what English should be about.
#30
I don't have to have a phenomenal amount of points, but I still want good grades. Not looking forward to my English or Psychology exams.
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#31
I was crapping myself, I knuckled down like hell. My guitars are in the loft, so are my harmonicas, and I have got my mates to change my passwords on all sites and forums I go on. All I can do is read and jog to distract me from revision.

I only got my UG one back today because I badly needed a break.

Seriously; knuckle down every day and all that stress will go away. I'm fretting, yes, but I'm finally realizing they aren't as bad as you originally think.

GCSE students; learn from this.

I also do maths; I'm starting on C3 in my holidays.
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I need BBC to get into my Uni. I failed two of my January resits, so that's looking unachievable. Funny, I got 5 A*s at GCSE. What went wrong?


*looks join date*

theres your problem
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#33
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Dear god, It's not just me that thinks AS are STUPIDLY hard compared with GCSE?




No, you are right.

I pissed my GCSEs - 9 Bs, 3 Cs (and an X for an exam I didn't bother going to - was only RS so meh) with absolutely nil revision - Maybe if I'd have done some decent courseworks there would have been As.

I did some revision for my AS's and got 3 Es... So I'm actually revising this year.
#34
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I need AAB but I'm aiming for AAA for a scholarship. It shouldn't be too hard, I just find the English combined course horrifically dull and pointless. Whoever came up with it has no idea what English should be about.

You should have been cool like me and taken Literature and Language as seperate subjects
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Before I have begun to live.

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#35
Quote by --BLANK--
Dear god, It's not just me that thinks AS are STUPIDLY hard compared with GCSE?

I mean seriously... You're expected to remember EQUATIONS for Physics and Maths. We never had to do that for GCSE, apart from the Sine rule stuff, and that was an easy acronym (Sex On Hard Concrete Always Hurts Those Outer Areas, simple!)

I'm seriously worried about what I'm gonna do for university...



wait till you get to A2, seriously maths a/s is like a walk in the park
#36
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You should have been cool like me and taken Literature and Language as seperate subjects

I know. I wish they'd told us at GCSE that combined was a crap and pointless waste of time rather than pretending that it was actually a qualification. Having said that, the quality of English in my class is so low that even knowing the tiniest facts about who wrote which book makes everyone in awe of your mastery of the subject.

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wait till you get to A2, seriously maths a/s is like a walk in the park

A2 isn't so bad, apart from some parts of C4, which is starting to get a bit crazy. I mean half the marks are basically for integration, so if you're bad at that, you're completely screwed.
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#37
In my AS year, I had 3 subject.

All I did that year was party my wee ass off, and I ended up getting 3 U's.

It was such an amazing year for parties but I really regret it now.
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#38
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*looks join date*

theres your problem

Yeah, because his join date has affected his grades

By any interest, who takes Politics A-level? I'm interested in what it's like. Also, someone should make a GCSE exam/results day thread soon.

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#39
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Yeah, because his join date has affected his grades

By any interest, who takes Politics A-level? I'm interested in what it's like. Also, someone should make a GCSE exam/results day thread soon.


Yeah, I take it for AS this year, and I want to take it next year. Probably doing it a Uni.

I really enjoy it. The first year is more the theory behind the structure of government in the UK and stuff like that, the EU as well is covered. I'm told in year 13 you start to study the ideologies more in depth, like communism and fascism etc. It's really good though, especially if you have a teacher you can walk aaall over like we do. Man we have some giggles.

Hope this helps.
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