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    I think I'm more nervous about the fact that we can't do anything to change our results as opposed to being nervous about what I actually got...
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    (Original post by wakemeup)
    I think I'm more nervous about the fact that we can't do anything to change our results as opposed to being nervous about what I actually got...
    I guess you can always have a remark if you're close to a boundary, some tweaking can still be done?
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    (Original post by ChronicBoredom)
    Is anyone doing French AQA? I did two writing assessments which I got a*'s in, and two speaking which I got an a* and a B... Is that an a, a b or an a* overall for the coursework??


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    You never know with controlled assessments to be honest! You've probably heard about exam boards demanding for everyone's work because teachers have marked too harsh, or were too lenient. I did French with AQA in Year 10, and with those grades, I think you will obviously get an A* overall in the speaking, but an A in the writing ( if AQA are nice ).

    The Writing and Speaking which are assessed internally (i.e. in class/controlled conditions) total up to 50% of the final grade. So if you got 3 A*'s and a B, it will probably amount to a low a* or high a. I think you'll be in that boundary.

    Hope this helps!

    Good Luck for next Thursday
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    (Original post by sophie238)
    English Literature, Chemistry, French and History, the first two being with OCR. How about you?
    sorry about the long reply im doing Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Chemistry
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    I also totally start ranting when I discuss my education with my parents too! ...they now actually usually make a deliberate effort to change the subject whenever I bring it up, but I suppose that's my fault really
    Neither my sister nor I get 'rewards' such as money for our grades, but we normally go out for a celebratory/consolatory family meal. I suppose this way it's fair since no matter how well/badly we do, our efforts are always acknowledged. But I wouldn't mind if my parents sat down and talked to me a little more about my GCSEs and what I actually had to do etc.
    We don't have celebratory meals really, I'm kind of glad that it's low key. In reality, I'm not one for socialising and, well, fun, I just prefer to get on with things and work, so I'm glad that grades and what not aren't really celebrated. I don't even like birthdays that much any more! (I still like Christmas though).

    That being said, when I'm at home I procrastinate. A lot. Weirdly I don't do so as much when I'm out of my bedroom and in another room, but I find it hard to do homework well in advance, instead usually leaving it till the night before. But when I'm at school I find it easy to get on with what I'm doing provided I feel that what I'm doing is interesting and actually beneficial.

    I would have liked it if my parents had had a go at my Music teacher. He was a very nice man but an awful teacher - he didn't teach us how to compose, didn't teach us how to perform in an ensemble and he tried to get us to join the school choir and stating that it was compulsory for us to do so unless we wanted detentions (despite him saying in Year 9 when I signed up for Music that "singing is not mandatory" :mad:). That being said, he did sort of have the issue of having a fair amount of people who couldn't even read music. That's the problem with the course - there should be a certain grade that you have to be at before you're accepted for it, even if it is just GCSE. Grade 3 is a good level, I'd say. I was Grade 5 in Piano when I started and Grade 1 Violin, but it seemed some people had taken it thinking it would just be a laugh. But the thing is he had to go over such basic stuff to some people because they'd never done a grading or music theory, for example, semitones and tones. That's one of the most basic things, yet we spent two lessons on it. I swear some people deliberately tried to slow things down though because there were some highly skilled singers in the class stating "I don't get it" when you should understand such things if you're a singer.

    Phew. Sorry. I'm sort of ranting and raving now!
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    Anyone do triple award AQA science? What do you think the ISA grade boundaries will be? I have a really bad feeling my ISA's are going to get marked down.
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    (Original post by sr234)
    Aw thanks! You to (you probably don't need it tbh) What sort of grades are you anticipating?
    Thanks
    Well other people are expecting me to get A*s, but realistically I think I'll get As with maybe one unfortunate B. It's hard to predict because there were both good moments as well as very bad moments during every one of my exams. So goodness knows how I've done!
    What grades are you expecting?


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    I'm scared, excited and nervous about my results atm... Some subjects I'm worried I might have slipped a grade (English mainly) just because I think I really messed up that paper. Most subjects I'm not too concerned about anymore (since I won't have to do a lot of them ever again ). History was one I was concerned about since I had a 4 different teachers in the last 2 years and the teacher we had that was actually good only had us for the last 2-3 months of teaching then when I did the paper I realised I completely messed a question up completely as soon as I left.

    But the main ones that I'm bothered about now is: physics, maths, chemistry, biology, english. If I'm honest I hate English but I kind of need a C in it xD I've never got less than a C in English before but I still think I might have messed up a bit in that exam.
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    (Original post by Kill3er)
    Anyone do triple award AQA science? What do you think the ISA grade boundaries will be? I have a really bad feeling my ISA's are going to get marked down.
    I did AQA triple science, I'm more worried about the exams tbh. I wouldn't be surprised if the ISAs were marked down though, as they seemed really easy
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    (Original post by sr234)
    I guess you can always have a remark if you're close to a boundary, some tweaking can still be done?
    I guess so, but I meant for the most part the grades are final
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    Did anyone do AQA Drama? (Yep, I regret that subject choice massively!). Our class weren't even taught for the exam, there are about four A* English students in the group and we all failed the practice exam papers, not a good sign!


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    (Original post by k4l397)
    But the main ones that I'm bothered about now is: physics, maths, chemistry, biology, english.
    Yep, me too, but French rather than English. I'm worried about history, but not actually bothered haha - I know it's my weakest subject and I don't intend to pursue it!


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    (Original post by JustaDreamer)
    Nice way of putting it! +1
    Thank you! Haha
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    (Original post by Kill3er)
    Anyone do triple award AQA science? What do you think the ISA grade boundaries will be? I have a really bad feeling my ISA's are going to get marked down.
    I did... I have a bad feeling too
    Maybe 42-45 for an A*? What do you think?
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    Sometimes being the second child is fairly annoying... I know this sounds selfish, but my parents are so much more concerned with my sister getting her A level results than they are with me getting my GCSE results. I know that obviously A levels are more important, but it's just that I seem to remember that my parents were a lot more worried/nervous/excited/fussy about my sister's GCSE results a few years ago than they are about mine... I just feel as if since my sister's already done her GCSEs (and did fairly well in them), my parents don't see that me receiving mine is a big deal. And I know that when it's my turn to receive my A level results in the future my parents will feel the same way as they'll have already seen one child get them so the second time it's 'old news'.

    I realise this is incredibly selfish but I would have just thought that my parents would've given me a bit more attention about it.... I dunno, i just needed to vent a bit haha


    And even when she receives her results tomorrow, my parents will be busy sorting university things out for her and I'm worried that my GCSE results day will sort of get overlooked and disregarded.. Hmmmm

    EDIT: I've just re-read this and omg I'm being such an attention-seeking teenager lol
    Try being youngest! When I was doing yr six SATS, oldest brother was doing GCSES, when I'm doing year 9 assessments (SATS were cancelled) oldest brother doing AS, when I'm doing GCSES, middle brothers doing AS other brother doing A2. They're worried about him getting into uni. I'm always the last person they ask about, and its a lot less special...but when you do A level, its massive because you're leaving for uni etc. but still, I feel you bro.


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    Thank fully it's JUST ONE WEEK TOMORROW(:
    Any ideas how to make this week hurry?
    All I have planned is Thorpe park Monday and my boyfriends birthday tomorrow.
    How do I make this week fly?


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    Did anyone else sit the AQA Certificate (IGCSE) Triple Science? If so, can we cry about Physics and Chemistry 2?
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    (Original post by Basket case)
    Thank fully it's JUST ONE WEEK TOMORROW(:
    Any ideas how to make this week hurry?
    All I have planned is Thorpe park Monday and my boyfriends birthday tomorrow.
    How do I make this week fly?


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    I find sleeping wastes a lot of time

    Probably just go out with friends :') I'm going shopping tomorrow, visiting my cousin Friday and Saturday...I need to plan stuff for next week actually! :eek:
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    Thanks
    Well other people are expecting me to get A*s, but realistically I think I'll get As with maybe one unfortunate B. It's hard to predict because there were both good moments as well as very bad moments during every one of my exams. So goodness knows how I've done!
    What grades are you expecting?


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    Same I hate the pressure! Yh realistically I think I've got A's and hopefully some a*s, Im just really anxious for history, yh I dnt want any B's either:no:

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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    I find sleeping wastes a lot of time

    Probably just go out with friends :') I'm going shopping tomorrow, visiting my cousin Friday and Saturday...I need to plan stuff for next week actually! :eek:
    In all honesty I don't really go out with friends, only my boyfriend is all I bother with and we meet daily.
    Wednesday I'll be sat lurking at the grade boundaries and I'll hopefully get to see city of bones( iloved the books )
    But I need things planned for 4 more days


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