A2 Results day support

(112 Posts)
summerdip Wed 13-Aug-14 09:00:40

Results are looming. Beginning to feel the jitters!

Best of luck to all our DC

FantaSea Wed 13-Aug-14 09:12:59

Hello summer I remember you from the support thread smile . DD has hers tomorrow and is feeling very worried. I have got to the point where I just want to know now, we have had endless discussions about what I think she has got in various modules and it is all so stressful. Not knowing is the worst thing.

HPparent Wed 13-Aug-14 11:16:31

Hi summerdip and Fantasea. DD has been a bit distracted by work experience. I think she is going to school early tmrw so she doesn't have to see anyone!!! Anyway, I have thought out plan B, C etc if the worst scenario happens and a chemistry resit is required. Not sure if I should look at the chemistry grade boundaries online first thing - might freak out. At least she is on a gap year - so whatever happens her plans for next year are not completely ruined.

queenofthemountain Wed 13-Aug-14 11:27:49

The grade boundaries are out now Hpparent

FantaSea Wed 13-Aug-14 11:56:16

HP hello smile

I have had a look at the ocr grade boundaries for the chemistry and it has made me feel worse, but I haven't told DD I have looked as I don't want her to be more worried than she already is. I am just praying that she has scraped a C, I know that sounds low to a lot of people, but for her that would be a real achievement. I feel sick just thinking about it.

HPparent Wed 13-Aug-14 12:19:46

Oh s***, thanks queen will have a look shock

YellowStripe Wed 13-Aug-14 12:37:37

Can someone explain what I'm seeing on the grade boundaries tables please?!

For example if the figure for Physics, under 'A', is 35 .... ?

HPparent Wed 13-Aug-14 12:38:17

Not good, a2 edexcel are 69/61 for an A. The first paper was harder than last year and the second undoable. Looks like the AS which DD resat is on the high side as well.

Fingers crossed for your DD tomorrow Fantasea.

FantaSea Wed 13-Aug-14 12:42:36

yellow what board are you looking at? If the figure under 'A' is 35 for the raw score that means if you have 35 or more raw marks in the exam (out of whatever) then you will have an A.

HP oh dear, that is so high for an A. DD is ocr and the grade boundaries look higher than I was hoping for. Good luck to your DD too.

YellowStripe Wed 13-Aug-14 13:53:52

Thanks FantaSea - I'm looking at AQA.

summerdip Wed 13-Aug-14 18:34:59

Yes OCR grade boundaries - all scaring me.

Just have to have talk through plans whatever the outcome.

Brave face.smile

FantaSea Wed 13-Aug-14 19:03:38

summer yes I think the ocr grade boundaries are quite bad. I have already started on the wine that is how bad I am feeling.

summerdip Wed 13-Aug-14 19:28:38

Good Idea Fanta - I might join you in a tipple!

We're also doing gap year here so gives us a bit of breathing space.

Still so tense - ridiculous but feel it's been a long hard walk to 18yrs and these final grades before they are fully fledged and independent.

Just a day - but feels momentous.

FantaSea Wed 13-Aug-14 20:50:48

summer that's how I feel, it feels like a huge event. I am just thinking that in a few hours we will know what we are dealing with and all the uncertainty will be over.

I have been feeling sick all day but now I am starving, which must be a good sign. DD and I are going to watch the bake-off which I am recording to take our mind off things and have some chocolate smile

I'll join in, if I may.

Ds1 gets his results tomorrow. Expecting the worst as he has not been at all motivated throughout Yr 13 and did not revise one jot. We are facing a disaster, I feel. sad I might need some advise on how not to throttle him what we do next tomorrow.

Mutteroo Wed 13-Aug-14 22:26:06

Good luck to all getting their results tomorrow. DS is feeling fairly laid back & I think I've given up second guessing what he may or may not get. As he's taking a year out, there's no university place waiting for certain grades which is good, but hope he's done well if only to boost his confidence.

tallandfast Wed 13-Aug-14 22:34:43

Feelings of anxiety building as the news of tough grade boundaries filters through.
Not looking forward to tomorrow.

Cerisier Wed 13-Aug-14 22:36:12

DD is waiting on results too. I'm feeling sick for her but am trying to be calm and matter of fact.

As a Mum, I remember the stress that you're all going through, and I do sympathise. It probably won't help, but try & remember that in the great scheme of things A level grades are not the be-all & end-all. As a Careers Adviser, I've spoken to people who sailed through A levels, only to find uni impossible & dropped out. I've spoken with business owners who failed their A lvls and feel glad, because it spurred them on to succeed in other ways. One youngster I worked with was so determined to go to one university, where a number of her friends were going, that she accepted a place on the most unsuitable course for her on results day. She later failed her first year, which she retook. Failed again, and ended up switching courses. She took 5 years to finally get her degree, and for the last 2 years her friends had left anyway. An example of how not to do it!!

Whatever your DC get tomorrow, try and remain calm & philosophical. With your support they can make good decisions & all will be well in the end.
I hope. smile

heatheranneelizabeth Thu 14-Aug-14 00:00:55

What a positive post, CareersDragon. smile

MsAverage Thu 14-Aug-14 06:37:09

Ok, lower 6th form here.
Maths A2 - A
Chemistry AS - A (just)
Physics AS - A (just)

Oxbridge safely rules out. Without A* in maths and/or Physics no Maths/Physics department in places like Manchester will be interested. Does this look like resits?

HPparent Thu 14-Aug-14 07:13:53

MsAverage I think it depends what he wants to do at Uni. Resits are not until next summer anyway so plenty of time. Perhaps he should speak to his teachers once term starts - they will be busy with the Y13s today.

titchy Thu 14-Aug-14 08:05:15

Mrsa - he might be able to get his sixth form to predict an a star in physics? An A is the highest aS grade after all and he's achieved that. What was the plan for maths - presumably further maths next year? Is an a star possible in further?

HPparent Thu 14-Aug-14 08:55:30

Any news yet anyone? DD should arrive at school in the next 20 minutes. Some good news from her friends who have heard via UCAS that their places are confirmed. This gave DD some confidence in chemistry and she left home in a good mood - hope it is not dashed.

Thinking of all our kids today!

Mine got CEE. He needed CDD for first choice uni, and 300 UCAS points for second choice. We have no idea how to calculate all his UCAS points but it looks like he might have somewhere in the 230 range, so that is both options out.

No idea where we go from here. sad

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