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    (Original post by Namige)
    I studied hard 1 day before my M2 exam(3pm - 2am) and got 83/100. I also studied 2 days before my Physics final exam (10 hours a day) and got an A. And I'm hardly exceptional.
    I did the same for Maths, but Maths doesn't apply to what I said, probably the only subject which doesn't, didn't think I needed to explain that though. So hush :p: And Physics is pretty much maths for retards, at AS level

    *studying maths at warwick, so not entirely clueless*
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    (Original post by Namige)
    I studied hard 1 day before my M2 exam(3pm - 2am) and got 83/100. I also studied 2 days before my Physics final exam (10 hours a day) and got an A. And I'm hardly exceptional.
    Rather than being exceptional, you're *lucky* I don't know anyone that did that and had that outcome. I stuided for 8 exams from March up until my exams I didn't cut a grade a wanted.

    You post didn't really reply, it just seemed you wanted to be that guy, sorry.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    I studied hard 1 day before my M2 exam(3pm - 2am) and got 83/100. I also studied 2 days before my Physics final exam (10 hours a day) and got an A. And I'm hardly exceptional.
    Well done want a cookie? I got 100 in C2 because I studied since January
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    (Original post by 24hoursmiles)
    Im in the same situation!!!
    What exam board did you do??

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    (Original post by Sam_Chem)
    Rather than being exceptional, you're *lucky* I don't know anyone that did that and had that outcome. I stuided for 8 exams from March up until my exams I didn't cut a grade a wanted.

    You post didn't really reply, it just seemed you wanted to be that guy, sorry.
    He wasn't lucky, but he isn't exceptional either, Maths AS is just really piss easy for some people. Doesn't mean anything :p:
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    He wasn't lucky, but he isn't exceptional either, Maths AS is just really piss easy for some people. Doesn't mean anything :p:
    In my opinion he was lucky, didn't do well in AS maths this year, Mechanics threw me off (I could answer questions, I just didn't get to grips with working out what the question was asking!) and I need to get a B/A in Maths to apply for Chemistry :P
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    (Original post by Sam_Chem)
    In my opinion he was lucky, didn't do well in AS maths this year, Mechanics threw me off (I could answer questions, I just didn't get to grips with working out what the question was asking!) and I need to get a B/A in Maths to apply for Chemistry :P
    Is this M1? Try Mymaths, a very good site I used when I was studying M1, almost 2 years ago *_* Helped me get 97 UMS iirc xD Gogogo! Or, get your teachers to purchase it if they don't already, great site.
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Is this M1? Try Mymaths, a very good site I used when I was studying M1, almost 2 years ago *_* Helped me get 97 UMS iirc xD Gogogo! Or, get your teachers to purchase it if they don't already, great site.
    I didn't use Mymaths, just to CGP book, extra maths sessions at college and all the past papers I could get my hands on!

    Since i'm likely to be retaking the first year, and we have MyMaths, I think i'll give it a go!
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    (Original post by PromiseKim)
    What exam board did you do??

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    OCR, you?
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    (Original post by Fas)
    our school has a bunch of remark forms , and on the forms were the information for the various different EAR services available

    so if you need any info , just ask and i can tell you
    Ah okay thanks! I was wondering about OCR! It isn't a priority remark e.g. people dependant on it for entry to uni, so is it later? Ive emailed my teacher but hes on holiday and so most people I know just think they'll deal with it in September when school starts!
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    This thread happens every year. Every single year.

    Year 12 students thinking that they have been given unjustified marks but the fact of the matter is you simply haven't worked efficiently / hard enough. If you work properly / well enough you DON'T get bad marks. Get your papers re-marked, but 9 times out of 10 you haven't done as well as you thought you have. You may have the odd exam but to get C's all around is just screaming that you haven't done well enough.

    I got CCD or something stupid at my AS, and now I'm finishing A2 with A*ABB. Trust me, you haven't come to the realisation that AS's are hard. Watch out for A2 too, there is also a jump in that.

    You are all probably still in denial, but the first step you have to make to improving your results is to realise that the techniques / timetables you are using to revise are simply not effective. Wake up and realise that you are wrong. Next year you'll only have one shot at it too.
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    I did better in my A2 than AS ...

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    (Original post by 24hoursmiles)
    Ah okay thanks! I was wondering about OCR! It isn't a priority remark e.g. people dependant on it for entry to uni, so is it later? Ive emailed my teacher but hes on holiday and so most people I know just think they'll deal with it in September when school starts!
    rules are the same to all exam boards

    yes standard Re-Mark deadline is 20th September , but the deadline to call back a photocopy of your script ( to consider whether you want to send off for a remark or not ) is this Friday ( 23rd August )
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    (Original post by Sam_Chem)
    Rather than being exceptional, you're *lucky* I don't know anyone that did that and had that outcome. I stuided for 8 exams from March up until my exams I didn't cut a grade a wanted.

    You post didn't really reply, it just seemed you wanted to be that guy, sorry.
    I also got 100/100 in C4 and 100/100 OCR economics 4 with about 2 weeks of hard (10 hours a day) revision for each.

    It's not about being exceptional or the amount of total hours you study for, it's what you take in. So clearly your revision must have been ineffective.
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    (Original post by Scotttt)
    I too can relate, especially with the sciences- I got AACC, with the two Cs being Physics and Chemistry- I was not expecting to get so low, especially with the chemistry. I got 92 marks on my F322, what is that out of? Apparently it's out of 120. 92/120 is 81%. Surely a B, even an A? Nope. A C grade.

    Probably should have done better in my practical though.. I only got a D XD

    I hate OCR!
    (Original post by carpe diem 123)
    The marking for F322 is shocking. I was convinced I'd only lost one mark, and subsequently sat the actual paper a few days later which was marked by my chem teacher and she reckoned it would be around 97/100, yet I get my results and it's 123/150!

    Definitely get your script photocopied and sent back and then get a remark. OCR chem is known for shoddy marking - it's such a long exam paper half the examiners loose the will to live and just fob people off with badly graded questions.

    Good luck!
    I feel exactly the same! Was SO happy after F322 and thought i'd only lost one or two marks got 95% and above in the 3 practice papers I did the night before which I found harder...ended up with 127 UMS. I would have actually been happy with this had I not scraped a C in F321 (got As in those practice papers too...the exam went badly but not THAT badly I thought).

    Additionally I scraped a B for the practical skills module. My chemistry teacher told me it would be a low A

    So was hoping for a comfortable A and ended up with a pretty low B (223/300). Was disappointed to say the least.


    On the other hand, OCR Latin, edexcel Music and edexcel History all went as expected and they're the ones I'm carrying on, so don't want to complain too much.

    Just nice to find some likeminded people. Your post has made me consider a remark.

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    (Original post by 24hoursmiles)
    OCR, you?
    I did Edexcel. My parents almost ripped my head off. But it's the disappointment in their eyes that kills me.
    I worked bloody hard for history. I don't know if I should get a remark?

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    (Original post by Fas)
    rules are the same to all exam boards

    yes standard Re-Mark deadline is 20th September , but the deadline to call back a photocopy of your script ( to consider whether you want to send off for a remark or not ) is this Friday ( 23rd August )
    Thank you so much! Il email another teacher in the department!


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    (Original post by MeganRok)
    24 people in my 6th form have been kicked out today, and they are just normal students who actually worked really hard. I worked for months and months, and still only achieved BBBC, which isn't my best and it has altered my career plans greatly to the point where i'm about to give up.

    Any else finding this year really tough? I honestly feel like i've failed myself, my family and even my school.

    Our Sixth Form has 3 letters - a "Well done, come back next year!" letter, a "You did okay, but work harder next year / resit a load" letter and a "You are kicked out" letter.

    When my parents went in to collect my results at 12 (I was away), the woman handing out the envelopes said she had only handed out 2 of the good letters so far - despite results being given out for 2 hours!

    I think that illustrates how much tougher they were this year!
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    (Original post by weirdnessandcoffee)
    Indeed.

    He is my father.
    Tell him, G i l l says your a ****.
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    (Original post by 24hoursmiles)
    Thank you so much! Il email another teacher in the department!


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    is it free to request a photocopy:confused:
 
 
 
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