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EDeHavas
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Hey everyone!

So I started a-level biology and I’m on my second week now. I’ve really been enjoying it and haven’t struggled in class however we just had a 10 min end of topic test with 5 questions on it and I only got 3/9. I feel horrible and am really upset with my self, I feel useless because everyone else got at least higher than me in class. I revised for around 5 hours for this quiz which was meant to be on eukaryotic cells however the teacher decided to add 2 questions on maths in microscopy, I’m not very good at unit conversion but I have learnt it now and will practise. The teacher also said that he added a question that he had forgot to teach in class. However, I know it is my fault for my poor mark and I feel very discouraged and stupid compared to my classmates. What can I do to improve on these types of quizzes, although I have a pretty good idea. I think what I want to ask most importantly is how I can stop being so self critical and telling myself I’m an idiot

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I got an 8 in biology and I’m doing a level biology and we did a test and I only got 10/23. it’s normal to get quite a low score because youre brain probably hasn’t been working this hard since March.
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(Original post by EDeHavas)
Hey everyone!

So I started a-level biology and I’m on my second week now. I’ve really been enjoying it and haven’t struggled in class however we just had a 10 min end of topic test with 5 questions on it and I only got 3/9. I feel horrible and am really upset with my self, I feel useless because everyone else got at least higher than me in class. I revised for around 5 hours for this quiz which was meant to be on eukaryotic cells however the teacher decided to add 2 questions on maths in microscopy, I’m not very good at unit conversion but I have learnt it now and will practise. The teacher also said that he added a question that he had forgot to teach in class. However, I know it is my fault for my poor mark and I feel very discouraged and stupid compared to my classmates. What can I do to improve on these types of quizzes, although I have a pretty good idea. I think what I want to ask most importantly is how I can stop being so self critical and telling myself I’m an idiot

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starting a whole new qualification which is higher than gcses is bound to be different and you're only in the first week dont be so hard on yourself you just need time to adjust xx
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(Original post by pazzarazza)
I got an 8 in biology and I’m doing a level biology and we did a test and I only got 10/23. it’s normal to get quite a low score because youre brain probably hasn’t been working this hard since March.
Thank you, it makes me feel better to know I’m not the only one who experienced this
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(Original post by yourlocalwasian)
starting a whole new qualification which is higher than gcses is bound to be different and you're only in the first week dont be so hard on yourself you just need time to adjust xx
Thank you so much, it made me feel better to hear this xx
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Thank you so much, it made me feel better to hear this xx
youll probably do really well <3but a level is such a big gap from gcses i expect so many more people across the subjects feel the samexx
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youll probably do really well <3but a level is such a big gap from gcses i expect so many more people across the subjects feel the samexx
Thank you, I really hope that I will get better xx and thanks so much for the advice I really appreciate it
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I got an E in a mock 4 weeks before the actual A levels Bio exams lol. Ended up with a B which is alright, so don't worry about a little test. Long journey ahead.
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I got an E in a mock 4 weeks before the actual A levels Bio exams lol. Ended up with a B which is alright, so don't worry about a little test. Long journey ahead.
Thank you!!
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