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    (Original post by Basket case)
    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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    I'M THE SAME! :lol: I'll end up sitting on TSR, which is possibly the worst thing I could be doing.

    I'm going to watch that on results day Robert Sheehan. :blush:
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    (Original post by tsjmcgrath)
    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!
    Well I'm a very quiet and shy person and I too don't do socialising haha! But, I do enjoy to celebrate all the hard work I put in to my education.
    I occasionally find myself procrastinating, but normally I do complete homework/assignments as soon as I'm given them—I think it's because I stress a lot and get incredibly anxious when I have outstanding tasks so I can't fully relax while I still know I have work to do! I'm also a bit of a stationery freak so I normally take pleasure in completing homework and making it look nice and neat, and then I can enjoy ticking it off in my planner lol..

    Your music class doesn't sound much fun. Do you think that your class and teacher will have had a negative impact on your grade?
    I've had experience will awful teaching... In year 9, before we had picked our options, my DT teacher decided that we would do GCSE product design during our DT lessons. However, my teacher didn't actually start the product design course with us until after Christmas. We had until June to learn/do everything, and we spent almost all of that time on the coursework since that made up 60%, but this left us with just 4 weeks (8 hours) to learn the entire exam content. It goes without saying that there wasn't time to be taught it all, so we were given textbooks to revise from. I managed a B in the exam, but most got less than a C. My teacher expected our high coursework grades to bring up our exam grades, but following moderation my coursework fell from the A which my teacher gave it to an E—and this was the highest in the class! I ended up with an overall C in product design, and the entire course was just an utter disaster! My teacher was a creepy fella, and didn't even always turn up for lessons, and he completely misguided us with the coursework... He clearly didn't know what he was doing.

    It seems I'm ranting now lol! Good luck for your results!


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    (Original post by ChronicBoredom)
    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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    Well it seems that my situation could be a lot worse then haha! Good luck for your results


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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I didn't even read the two texts for my English Literature exam, should be good fun getting the results for that.
    Haha, ditto!
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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
    You're not the only one, you're just the first to admit it. My sister is nearly finished at uni and my mum is so focused on that, that she doesn't really see my GCSE results as important at all.
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    (Original post by holliemay)
    Haha, ditto!
    Were you on WJEC?
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    (Original post by ghost_rebel)
    ermm all i remember was that there was a question on a lunchbox with a pic of a dinosaur on it!
    I did do an OCR one.... I think it was called Graphic Products It was a pretty weird paper from what I remember (had a random question about a colour wheel on), and we had to do a sustainability one in January too.


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    (Original post by Glitch96)
    I see what you mean and at my school everyone has to do the 2 English and 2 Science GCSE's no matter what set you're in so why not do it for Math as well? Further Math seems to be kept quiet and very few people did it at my school. Here the 6th mandatory subject is RE, and any further Math lessons take place outside of school so it seems like RE is taking higher priority. If it was a time constraint then they could have put things together better rather than pushing everyone to do 2 English and 2 Science, they could do what your school did and make each further GCSE for the higher sets. Now that I think about it yes further Math should be mandatory, at least for the higher sets.
    The situation with Further Maths is dreadful because a lot of students fail Maths A-level because the gap between GCSE and A-Level was bigger than other subjects and would have been a lot smaller if everyone took Further Maths.

    There are a few reasons for students not being entered for Further Maths but I think the main reason is the bad performance of students in Maths with Maths passes at C grade being very low across the country compared to other subjects and the percentage of students failing Further Maths is very high, especially when you consider only the best pupils take it.6.3% of pupils failed the Level 2 Certificate at AQA which is very high considering the qualification is designed for students expected to get at least an A grade at GCSE.

    In my school, the top band which consists of the top 2 sets have to do Maths, English Language,English Literature,Double Science or Triple if they choose it as an option, French, ICT(OCR National),Re, PE( BTEC Double for 2nd set/GCSE for 1st set) and History/Geography so the compulsory requirements are quite large.I did the BTEC in PE because I'm not to good at sport.

    The second band doesn't do English Literature but has to do every other compulsory subject.The third band do a BTEC double in Science and don't do French,RE or History/Geography I believe unless they choose to do it in their options.
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    (Original post by flutterby53)
    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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    Yeah, I took it! We were the same (ish).

    We had the last term to 'learn' how to answer the questions but my class ruined it for everybody else. We had a class of about 20 and 16 of those people were the type of people that at the beginning of the year you think I am not going to learn anything. You know the type, the people that just talk constantly and mess about with no regard for their exams?

    We did 5 mock papers which we would get a grade for but no feedback for improvements. I'm really scared that I've let my teacher down though because in the mocks I was getting A's and I don't think I did that well on the paper!

    I'm sure you did fine, if not you could always retake? (I have an amazing resource that my school produced, if I had been given it earlier it might have been really useful so just say the word if you want a copy x)
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    Is anyone else that took AQA French really freaking out?

    We did our listening exam in a room right next to the year 9 playground during their lunch so I missed quite a bit of the tape, although I found the reading really easy. Do you reckon the grade boundaries will be high/low?

    Also, OCR Religion? I'm petrified because I got an A* for the first exam and I'm doing that thing where I think the exam was too easy so I think I've done it wrong?!

    Oh geez, I'm not going to survive until the 22nd, I feel sick already!
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    (Original post by ChronicBoredom)
    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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    When I was doing my year 6 sats, my sister was doing year 9 sats and my brother was doing his A2's.Now that I'm doing my GCSE's my brother has finished his degree bar QTS and has been in the students union for a year and is one his second year, at the end of this year he will complete his last QTS placement and my sister has finished the first year of her degree course.

    My parents still care about my results even though I'm the youngest though so I think I'm luckier than you and do your parents have them silly periods when they say you are going to get U's in everything even though thats not even mathematically possible.They are only joking but it shows they care.
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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.
    Considering the fact that in the previous GCSE specifications AQA were consistent in the Grade Boundaries of virtually every ISA from Core to Additional/Triple ISA's they should be very similar to these grade boundaries of the Core Science ISAs(June 12/January 13):
    FULL UMS-43
    A*-39
    A-35
    B-31
    C-28
    D-22
    E-17
    F-12
    G-7
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    Well I'm a very quiet and shy person and I too don't do socialising haha! But, I do enjoy to celebrate all the hard work I put in to my education.
    I occasionally find myself procrastinating, but normally I do complete homework/assignments as soon as I'm given them—I think it's because I stress a lot and get incredibly anxious when I have outstanding tasks so I can't fully relax while I still know I have work to do! I'm also a bit of a stationery freak so I normally take pleasure in completing homework and making it look nice and neat, and then I can enjoy ticking it off in my planner lol..

    Your music class doesn't sound much fun. Do you think that your class and teacher will have had a negative impact on your grade?
    I've had experience will awful teaching... In year 9, before we had picked our options, my DT teacher decided that we would do GCSE product design during our DT lessons. However, my teacher didn't actually start the product design course with us until after Christmas. We had until June to learn/do everything, and we spent almost all of that time on the coursework since that made up 60%, but this left us with just 4 weeks (8 hours) to learn the entire exam content. It goes without saying that there wasn't time to be taught it all, so we were given textbooks to revise from. I managed a B in the exam, but most got less than a C. My teacher expected our high coursework grades to bring up our exam grades, but following moderation my coursework fell from the A which my teacher gave it to an E—and this was the highest in the class! I ended up with an overall C in product design, and the entire course was just an utter disaster! My teacher was a creepy fella, and didn't even always turn up for lessons, and he completely misguided us with the coursework... He clearly didn't know what he was doing.

    It seems I'm ranting now lol! Good luck for your results!


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    I wish I was like that!

    Yeah, I think it will have done. Obviously I'd love an A* and that's what I'm aiming for, but last year nobody got one so... It's kind of representative of how we will do! But he never gave me any advice on how to work in an ensemble so that's at least one piece of coursework which I've performed poorly on. He even said after I'd done it that it "wasn't great," but still wouldn't tell me the grade. That was an annoying thing - he never told us our grades so we never knew what we had to work on! Agh.

    That sounds awful! That being said, we had two years to do our Product Design and we still only had about four weeks of exam preparation! Ah... that coursework grade sounds bad. I feel for you. Thankfully my school is considered to be one of the best for D&T, if not the best (well my teacher says it is anyway) and he's excellent at marking work. He's sometimes called round to other schools to examine what they're doing and mark their coursework - where their teachers give them As he gives them Us! So I'm pretty certain my coursework grade won't budge, especially as last year he managed to produce 100% A*-C for the subject. Sadly, due to some incredibly lazy people this year who left their work till the last week and ended up getting Fs in the coursework (requiring 98% in the exam to get a C) that won't be possible. I feel sorry for him. Sometimes he can be a bit annoying, but unlike your teacher he really does know what he's doing and he knows what's best; sometimes he just has odd ways of going around these things.

    Thanks, you too!
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    (Original post by TotallyAwesomeT)
    Is anyone else that took AQA French really freaking out?

    We did our listening exam in a room right next to the year 9 playground during their lunch so I missed quite a bit of the tape, although I found the reading really easy. Do you reckon the grade boundaries will be high/low?

    Also, OCR Religion? I'm petrified because I got an A* for the first exam and I'm doing that thing where I think the exam was too easy so I think I've done it wrong?!

    Oh geez, I'm not going to survive until the 22nd, I feel sick already!
    The listening exam for French was so hard-I'm pretty sure I got 0/8 for the questions that required written answers and I'll just have to hope that my multiple choice answers were great and I keep thinking "they'll never give you an A/A* for multiple choice answers".

    Although, the written questions were so tough the grade boundaries will have to go down and not only were they tough questions but the invigilators had major trouble with the tape that was so hard to here with a crackly noise on it but the problem was miraculously fixed by lowering the volume of the tape.

    I keep thinking that I think I've got an A* in French overall because the reading was very easy, which means i should be able to afford a less than perfect score on the Listening but I know I made some silly mistakes like on the first question where I didn't realise that it was written from a French perspective so English is a foreign language
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    Well I'm a very quiet and shy person and I too don't do socialising haha! But, I do enjoy to celebrate all the hard work I put in to my education.
    I occasionally find myself procrastinating, but normally I do complete homework/assignments as soon as I'm given them—I think it's because I stress a lot and get incredibly anxious when I have outstanding tasks so I can't fully relax while I still know I have work to do! I'm also a bit of a stationery freak so I normally take pleasure in completing homework and making it look nice and neat, and then I can enjoy ticking it off in my planner lol..

    Your music class doesn't sound much fun. Do you think that your class and teacher will have had a negative impact on your grade?
    I've had experience will awful teaching... In year 9, before we had picked our options, my DT teacher decided that we would do GCSE product design during our DT lessons. However, my teacher didn't actually start the product design course with us until after Christmas. We had until June to learn/do everything, and we spent almost all of that time on the coursework since that made up 60%, but this left us with just 4 weeks (8 hours) to learn the entire exam content. It goes without saying that there wasn't time to be taught it all, so we were given textbooks to revise from. I managed a B in the exam, but most got less than a C. My teacher expected our high coursework grades to bring up our exam grades, but following moderation my coursework fell from the A which my teacher gave it to an E—and this was the highest in the class! I ended up with an overall C in product design, and the entire course was just an utter disaster! My teacher was a creepy fella, and didn't even always turn up for lessons, and he completely misguided us with the coursework... He clearly didn't know what he was doing.

    It seems I'm ranting now lol! Good luck for your results!


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    I did product design in year nine too, and there were two classes and although our teacher was really good and helpful and just generally awesome, the other class's was rubbish - for instance, he told them that they wouldn't be able to get above a B because we did it all in a year, but people in my class got A*s (I got an A). My friend in the other class said she wouldn't have been able to get her B if she hadn't gone to our class's revision sessions.


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    Hey everyone!

    Thought I'll come on here...
    One week left :O Dreading it
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    Not feeling the nerves now but this time next week I will probably be completely different.

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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Considering the fact that in the previous GCSE specifications AQA were consistent in the Grade Boundaries of virtually every ISA from Core to Additional/Triple ISA's they should be very similar to these grade boundaries of the Core Science ISAs(June 12/January 13):
    FULL UMS-43
    A*-39
    A-35
    B-31
    C-28
    D-22
    E-17
    F-12
    G-7
    Everyone on here seems to think A* will be 45 :confused: however we were told that full ums should be 43 and A* should be 39 so fingers crossed!
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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    I did product design in year nine too, and there were two classes and although our teacher was really good and helpful and just generally awesome, the other class's was rubbish - for instance, he told them that they wouldn't be able to get above a B because we did it all in a year, but people in my class got A*s (I got an A). My friend in the other class said she wouldn't have been able to get her B if she hadn't gone to our class's revision sessions.


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    I started it in Year 10 and I wouldn't have been able to do it without revision sessions! We actually left a great deal out but thankfully the stuff that I hadn't revised which came up was relatively easy to guess at. That being said, it's a while since I did the exam now so my memory of it is a bit hazy. But I found my Systems exam to be far harder, put it that way.
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    Totally ****ting gcse results. If I don't get an A in science I can't do bio and chem at AS at the school I reeeally want to go to. FML T_T.

    Anybody in a similar situation?:/


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