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I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by sarahs on 18 August 2005 8:53pm
I got my a-level results today - A B B.

such a relief as i honestly thought i failed.

how did everyone else who got their results today do?

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Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by perfectbitch on 19 August 2005 12:11am
Many congratulations Sarah. All the best for the future, Linz.
Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by pandab on 19 August 2005 2:00am
Forgive my ignorance, but what are A-Levels? I've heard and read references to them before, but I have no idea what they are.

Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by jaime on 19 August 2005 2:19am
well done!
Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by canaveralgumby on 19 August 2005 3:41am
Congrats, Sarah!
Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by tucsonmike on 19 August 2005 7:20am
Congrats Sarah. This Yank knows what A levels are.
Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by LynneD on 19 August 2005 1:51pm
Congratulations Sarah - well done! Are you attending Uni, and if so what degree will you be doing? All the best for your future.
Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by sarahs on 19 August 2005 9:26pm
i'm going to study history at Queen Mary, which is part of the University of London so i'm so happy i get to stay in London.

i was so nervous when i went to get them. i couldn't sleep the night before and for the whole week i was really moody as i honestly believed i failed and not got what i needed for uni. so when i opened them it was more of a shock. there was a journalist at my school, and he took my photo with some of my mates for the local paper.

A-levels are the exams you take when you're 18. You don't have to take them but most people do. they allow you to go to uni, and get decent jobs and so on.

contrary to what the papers are reporting, a-levels are not easy. it is really annoying for me and for a lot of people i know to hear reports that a-levels are getting easy after two years of hard work. i think the reason people are getting better grades is because of AS exams. Being able to take half your A-levels after the first year, and retaking them if you didnt do well, brings your grade up. A-levels involve a lot of work.

good luck to everyone waiting for GCSE results. hope it all goes well.

Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by pandab on 20 August 2005 1:58am
Sounds like A-Levels really are like SATs.

I'm from Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to SATs, our state also has SOLs (Standards of Learning) that kids have to pass at different stages. I can't remember the grades just now, but there are 3 or 4 of them. They determine whether a child can proceed to the next education level (elementary school to middle school to high school to graduation) and whether the school itself meets the state standards.

Considering how wretched I was at tests, I'm sooo grateful SOLs were introduced well after my time in school!
Re: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! by tucsonmike on 20 August 2005 4:09am
Pandab, I understand how you feel about exams. Do you still live in Roanoke? The Arizona version of the Virginia state test is called AIMS and oh, has it opened a Pandoras Box. Many kids here drop out and later get GED's. Many kids here are immigrants from...You get three guesses and the first two don't count. I feel bad for these kids cause the schools don't always help them get caught up.

Sarah, which region are you going to major in for your history classes?
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