A-Levels/GCSEs 2017

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  1. TangoWhisky

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    Hi guys, with under a week now to results day, I thought I'd start a discussion. How's everyone doing? What grades do we need?

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  2. Chelonian

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    Best of luck everyone. I think that the results in Scotland were announced Thursday last week were't they?

    If you get the results you hoped for, well done.
    If you are disappointed, it's truly not the end of the world. Trust me on that. :) Reflect, consider options and crack on. Without wanting to sound too Buddhist, often the best learning experiences in life are our failures.
     
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  3. TangoWhisky

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    Yeah, Scottish highers were out last week, lower on average than expected I believe. A-Levels are soon, with all the recent spec changes, predictions for those results are up in the air too.
     
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    Good luck to anyone recieving results today.
     
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    Fingers crossed!
     
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    I am away with family so have to wait for mine in post! Only AS but I need certain grades so I can reapply for my second year at sixth form so I am definitely not nervous at all ;)
     
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  7. TangoWhisky

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    Just got my results, missed my uni offer by 3 ums. However I was still accepted into my course, War Studies at KCL.

    Relieved!
     
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    To those who missed the mark for their grades, do not fret. GCSE and A levels can be achieved in the Corps at no cost through the education centres around the Corps.
     
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  9. TangoWhisky

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    Good luck, what AS levels did you take?
     
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  10. its_meg

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    Economics, Business PE and Maths. Dropping maths this year to allow more time to focus on marines despite enjoying it a lot :)
     
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  11. TangoWhisky

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    Best of luck to you :).
     
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  12. Illustrious

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    @its_meg do not drop a STEM subject to concentrate on the Corps, you need a fall back plan if you don't make it. If anything, you'll learn statistics and it'll help you learn the probability of passing out, then buck the odds. ;)
     
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  13. TangoWhisky

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    If you can stay awake in stats lessons...

    Also, if you take mechanics modules, they'll help for the recruit test, mechanical comprehension.
     
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  14. its_meg

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    I have already done the stats module and weirdly was my best one despite often almost falling asleep! Besides would rather get good grades in these 3 (we have to drop 1 anyway) then pick up Maths again later and get a good grade then. I don't plan to have a back up involving maths either and never planned to continue it to A level
     
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    Its not a case of the backup plan involving maths, its the fact Maths is a weighty subject to have on your UCAS application and the University would care alot more for it than PE or Business.
     
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  16. its_meg

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    I can't argue that but given my current situation alongside marines it was not a suitable choice. Don't get me wrong, I love maths and don't want to drop it but as it was not completely necessary I had to make that decision.
     

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