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    Today was my A2 summer exam for a subject I was predicted an A in, so my uni offer requires I get an A in it. I needed to get a low B in this exam to get an A overall. In the exam I became extremely nervous and I couldn't stop breathing heavily, which isn't like me.

    Essentially, even though I revised incredibly hard for this exam, I didn't know what the questions were saying, as in I had trouble understanding what the basic words were asking for. I completed about half of the exam without knowing where the time had gone.

    In hindsight I think it may have been a panic attack, but having never had one before, I don't know whether it was me just burning out or what. Is it worth me writing to admissions at uni to explain I won't be getting the grade, for a fact, because of this in the hope they'd somehow take that into consideration... or is it a waste of everybody's time.

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    Relax. The exam is over and done with. You don't need to contact the uni until you got your results for it. Sometimes when I think I did **** in an exam, I actually did well so you won't know your situation until results day.
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    i feel u pain, my story is a little different, i only need two d's to get an overall in maths, and consequently i failed d1 cos somehow i thought i was gonna merk c4 to make it up(i didnt do revision for c1,2,3 still got 95+), but today my mind went weridly nervous, and i couldnt concentrate.. also i fail chemistry as i dont need a grade for it and never revised.. i just wish i can get an a* in further maths and uni will let me in... i shouldnt have been so lazy, i wish i could have work hard, but oh well, its finished, lets hope everthing be ok, make sure these things wont happen to us again! good luck!!
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    Had the same experience as you today, all we can do is hope for the best
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    It happened in my exam on Monday, I had maths and panicked to the point that I couldn't even do the most basic mental maths even though maths is my best subject and I'd revised ridiculously hard for it.

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