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    my first exam is on wednesday and i still havent :L
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    Yes. Start now
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    (Original post by goldstander212)
    my first exam is on wednesday and i still havent :L
    Hahahaha, me too Nice to see somebody in the same boat as me.

    I've started revising today, did about 2 hours. Is your first exam M1?
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    Loooool! ive got frech on monday ; but ive kinda wrecked that up - highest i can get is a c ..... plus ill be able to fluke it :P
    But food techs on wednesday and ill start NOW!
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    (Original post by goldstander212)
    Loooool! ive got frech on monday ; but ive kinda wrecked that up - highest i can get is a c ..... plus ill be able to fluke it :P But food techs on wednesday and ill start NOW!
    I've got food tech too. Have you prepared for section 1 at all?
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    I did........ But my stupid mate took my usb ; so ive kinda got nothing to revise from ..... ill start that tomorrow
    And how about section two.....
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    if you guys need any advice with general GCSE advice feel free to PM me, or quote me or a particular subject I may be able to help. I sat 26 exams in one go last year so if you need advice about time management, stress etc I could give you some tips from my experience.
    The 6-7 week GCSE period is long and does get tiring, but the key to success is hanging in there and staying positive!
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    OP - don't worry too much about revision. Although I wouldn't advise you listen to me, as my food tech grade's a D. I got better marks on the exams I didn't revise for, most of the time.

    (Original post by FloydHead)
    Hahahaha, me too Nice to see somebody in the same boat as me.

    I've started revising today, did about 2 hours. Is your first exam M1?
    If you're talking about Mechanics - the OP's posted this in GCSEs.
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    (Original post by shyamshah)
    I've got food tech too. Have you prepared for section 1 at all?
    I did this last year and I'd fully recommend preparing for section 1, as it'll be easier marks to compensate for on section 2.Good luck
    I did all my revision the weekend before and self taught it as we didn't have lessons in food tech, so its mostly about memorizing in my opinion.
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    I did this last year and I'd fully recommend preparing for section 1, as it'll be easier marks to compensate for on section 2.Good luck I did all my revision the weekend before and self taught it as we didn't have lessons in food tech, so its mostly about memorizing in my opinion.
    Yeah, I have prepared for section 1 but still need to do a lot more. I didn't do very good in the coursework so I need to get at least an A in this exam to get a B overall, but I am dreading this exam.
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    (Original post by goldstander212)
    I did........ But my stupid mate took my usb ; so ive kinda got nothing to revise from ..... ill start that tomorrow And how about section two.....
    Haha unlucky about section 1. What did you get in the coursework?
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    (Original post by shyamshah)
    Yeah, I have prepared for section 1 but still need to do a lot more. I didn't do very good in the coursework so I need to get at least an A in this exam to get a B overall, but I am dreading this exam.

    ahh another thing, the grade boundaries are high for the coursework yes, and in general you'll get the same grade as your coursework, unless your exam paper is a two grades above your coursework.
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    ahh another thing, the grade boundaries are high for the coursework yes, and in general you'll get the same grade as your coursework, unless your exam paper is a two grades above your coursework.
    Oh thank you for telling me that. My teacher didn't tell me what grade I got but most likely it was a B/C so I need to get an A/A* in the exam. Didn you enjoy doing food tech?
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    Hopefully, it turns out good guys
    And tbh with you...... am dreading the exam too ; i did well in my coursework though
    but still need to get a good grade in exam ; which is near impossible :P
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    (Original post by shyamshah)
    Oh thank you for telling me that. My teacher didn't tell me what grade I got but most likely it was a B/C so I need to get an A/A* in the exam. Didn you enjoy doing food tech?
    I hated it :/ just because it was more effort than understanding etc, and I found some of it common sense, apart from the specialist terms. A* on a paper -you need to use the correct terminologies. Look at 2011 june paper if you can, it'll be most like that. Yeah an A in the exam, will balance out a C/B tp a B probably.
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    (Original post by shyamshah)
    Oh thank you for telling me that. My teacher didn't tell me what grade I got but most likely it was a B/C so I need to get an A/A* in the exam. Didn you enjoy doing food tech?
    http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...UND-JUNE11.PDF

    Here are last years grade boundaries- higher than I expected too.
    A* was 94% in the coursework, and 88% in the exam.
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    (Original post by goldstander212)
    Hopefully, it turns out good guys
    And tbh with you...... am dreading the exam too ; i did well in my coursework though
    but still need to get a good grade in exam ; which is near impossible :P
    in coursework for food tech, yes its easier to get a good mark defo, but easier to prepare for the exam in my opinion as it doesnt take as long as the coursework.
    Here are lasy years grade boundaries:
    http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...UND-JUNE11.PDF
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    I hated it :/ just because it was more effort than understanding etc, and I found some of it common sense, apart from the specialist terms. A* on a paper -you need to use the correct terminologies. Look at 2011 june paper if you can, it'll be most like that. Yeah an A in the exam, will balance out a C/B tp a B probably.
    I can't find june 2011 but I have done 4 past papers already. I have hated doing it also, it is way tooo much effort. Im looking for an A but I don't honestly believe I will achieve it.
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    (Original post by shyamshah)
    I can't find june 2011 but I have done 4 past papers already. I have hated doing it also, it is way tooo much effort. Im looking for an A but I don't honestly believe I will achieve it.
    ah probs because its used for mocks, as its the only one with the new spec. I'll have a look for it though, and ah how did you do in past papers?
    here it is : http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/...?id=06&prev=06
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    I didn't revise GCSE's till the night before. Don't worry about it

    Infact my whole GCSE Chemistry revision happened overnight and I got an A

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