(Original post by Coke1)
Any subject you truly thought you bullsed up, and ended up with a high mark?
Please tell us any stories (might give some of us in year 11 some hope who are feeling low )
Don't know about giving you hope but I was in the car on the way to get my results, and talking about how I might hopefully end up with straight A*s. Came out of there with 5.5A*s, 5.5As, so.. yeah, I was a bit gutted.
Last June I'd have snubbed by nose up at anything that wasn't an A.
The night before results? I prayed like nothing else for C's.
Seriously, you'll be happy with whatever you get at the time, because the night before the worst case scenarios are just pulsing through your head.
Pass them all and party hardy.
I was expecting a B in Maths and because I hated the subject so much, I sort of gave up with the revision. It turns out, I ended up with an A! I still believe that it was a fluke and they marked it wrong!
I ended up with 1 A* 5 As and 6 Bs and expected 3 A* 3 As 4 Bs and 2 Cs. I was 1 mark off an A* in Music and it didn't change when I got it remarked. I was very, very annoyed. I also expected to get an A* in History as I got full marks in my coursework and had been doing well at past papers, however I only ended up with a B. It must have been a horrible exam.
I worried about my History exam, since I was just finishing my last conclusion as the time went and had one of those scary invigilators approach me and threaten me about losing my grade altogether =.= It turned out fine in the end and I got my A*.
Don't worry about your exams, most of the time people get better than they expected!
If you don't get the exact grade you were hoping for, you still have the opportunity to resit some GCSEs but I'm sure that won't be the case.
I managed to answer on the wrong time period in part of a history exam because I read the start and assumed I knew what I was writing about. I did realise just before we finished and scribbled down everything I knew about the appropriate time and got an a*. I was just a bit surprised
I am not going to exagerate. I'll give you the full truth
For GCSE's my maths teacher and biology teacher told me to take the foundation papers as I didnt show the ability to hit a C or above in either of the subject. In year 11, I was so close to switching to foundation, but my mum gave me sooo much support. I came out with an A* for Maths, and a B for biology.
I was predicted an A for my Drama GCSE and I thought I ****ed up the performance. I also got an A* for that.
Do your best, and leave the rest in the hands of fate. If you genuinely try, you will be rewarded. But dont kid yourself by telling yourself you've dont sufficient revision when you know in your heart of hearts its not enough.
My final GCSE grades were all equal or a grade higher than my mock grades, so pretty much expected. Apart from Business (I only started revising after I bought the revision guide for it the day before the exam, thought it went terrible but ended up with an A* ) But a piece of advice: don't attempt that with A Levels....
I expected slightly worse than I got. I'd gotten a C in my History mock despite actually revising hard for it and then went on to get an A*. Was in absolute shock when I opened my results. Was expecting a B if I was lucky.
I expected/hoped for 3A*s 5As 2Bs and instead got 6A*s and 4As Hope that gives you hope. You'll be fine
Realistically, I know I'm going to get negged for this, but I knew I had done well enough in everything to get A*/A (except chemistry) because I revised my butt off and felt that nothing went disastrously wrong (except chemistry).
Here were my expectations before results day:
English Lit: A
English Lang: A
German: A (because I really could not tell how well my oral had gone!)
Classical Civilisation: A*
So I was realistically expecting 4A*s, 5As and 1B
What I actually got:
English Lit: A
English Lang: A*
Chemistry: A* (I can only conclude that everyone did badly as it was a v.hard paper and the grade boundaries were low)
Classical Civilisation: A*
So I actually got 8A*s and 2As. I had to check the statement sheet several times to believe it!
Honestly, don't worry too much, you tend to think you did a lot worse than you actually did and your results tend to be a lot better than your estimates. Even so GCSEs aren't massively important, good AS and A-Level predictions, Personal statement, interview and entrance tests make up larger proportions. Chin up, and enjoy your holiday!
Last edited by Cinnamon_Twist; 07-06-2012 at 12:49.