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    (Original post by EduWiz)
    and A-levels
    Ahh but once you do re-sits at A level you can wave goodbye to looking good to Unis.


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    Added $20000 onto my simulation portfolio today, a very healthy 15% average increase per day.
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    (Original post by EduWiz)
    Hmmm still an A
    which ISA and what was it out of?
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    (Original post by Bluffroom)
    Dude it's not about the passing which pissed everyone off, they upped the grade boundary by 15 for everything on a hard paper - a lot of teachers saying it was the hardest paper in a long time too. The boundaries was upped because of external pressure to do so. I still got a high B but if the boundary hadn't moved I would have had a high A if not an A*. To actually do the resit though I have had to effectively redo the entire course - because the GCSE was done, so no I didn't get a resit - I resat the course. It was unfair as it made an A* unattainable for people who should have got one - 2 people out of 300 people got one at my school - 40 people got one the year before.

    Before you criticise us I want to see your June 2012 GCSE English Language A*.

    Our school offers 1 resit for some subjects - most you don't get to do. The only reason I get to do science ones and English ones is because we do language a year in advance, we do ISAs very early and there are 3 papers you can do each year.
    Woah, Ok I wasn't aware it was that bad. Our exam board only changes the grade boundaries by 10 or so, never 15. I feel bad for calling you out that now, surely, it wasn't the whole course just a few extra bits of information right?

    And no I'm afraid that I can't show you that A* as the scottish system is completely different. To get an A/A* you sit a harder exam and to get a B/C you sit another exam this time it's one that everyone does. For those working at an even lower level, you sit an easier test where you can only get D/E. We usually sit two of the above for each subject.
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    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Added $20000 onto my simulation portfolio today, a very healthy 15% average increase per day.
    How do you do it? :emo:
    I was out of the red for like 20 minutes but I think I'm back in it again
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    (Original post by techno836)
    ............. more like one month of turning up to school longer than everyone else :L
    Why can't you just revise at home?
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    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Added $20000 onto my simulation portfolio today, a very healthy 15% average increase per day.
    I've neglected my portfolio today, (damn revision) so still in the red..
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    wow the maths grade boundaries for march went up by around 15 marks! (November 46/200 for a C, March 63/200 for a C) glad I didn't resit
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    (Original post by gomg)
    wow the maths grade boundaries for march went up by around 15 marks! (November 46/200 for a C, March 63/200 for a C) glad I didn't resit
    The exam sat in March was waa-hay easier!


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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Woah, Ok I wasn't aware it was that bad. Our exam board only changes the grade boundaries by 10 or so, never 15. I feel bad for calling you out that now, surely, it wasn't the whole course just a few extra bits of information right?

    And no I'm afraid that I can't show you that A* as the scottish system is completely different. To get an A/A* you sit a harder exam and to get a B/C you sit another exam this time it's one that everyone does. For those working at an even lower level, you sit an easier test where you can only get D/E. We usually sit two of the above for each subject.
    The exam caused controversy for 2 reasons - one that it was harder than the Jan exam and the boundary didn't budge, secondly because of the outside pressure to have the boundary upped it was upped significantly after it was already marked for many people and they were remarked before being released. Compared to the english lit exam from the January 2012 exam series - for example If I got a 105 in January I would have got a solid A* - in June it was a mid-high A. That is is how significant it was.


    I know your system is different I was just twining.
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    Ahh Here's my exams for those interested:

    English Close Reading Credit
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    (Original post by Bluffroom)
    The exam caused controversy for 2 reasons - one that it was harder than the Jan exam and the boundary didn't budge, secondly because of the outside pressure to have the boundary upped it was upped significantly after it was already marked for many people and they were remarked before being released. Compared to the english lit exam from the January 2012 exam series - for example If I got a 105 in January I would have got a solid A* - in June it was a mid-high A. That is is how significant it was.


    I know your system is different I was just twining.
    Oh, I see. That's really quite unfair, especially as they had marked them prior to the boundary change.. Oh Well, life moves on, hopefully it won't hurt you too bad come results time. Sorry for my ignorance in the first post haha.
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    (Original post by gomg)
    wow the maths grade boundaries for march went up by around 15 marks! (November 46/200 for a C, March 63/200 for a C) glad I didn't resit
    Btw just to clear up... My dad isn't an examiner. LOL


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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Oh, I see. That's really quite unfair, especially as they had marked them prior to the boundary change.. Oh Well, life moves on, hopefully it won't hurt you too bad come results time. Sorry for my ignorance in the first post haha.
    Yeah it really sucked - I worked out you weren't twigged on fully but I'm not bothered. I do agree with you about the whole resit thing though - I mean either make people redo the entire course or allow ONE resit per exam which would have time to be resat.

    I don't think it has hurt me.
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    (Original post by gomg)
    wow the maths grade boundaries for march went up by around 15 marks! (November 46/200 for a C, March 63/200 for a C) glad I didn't resit
    I'm getting my Maths Unit 3 result tomorrow, thanks I'm worried now
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    6 posts away from 600.... This is like my first week here too. -_-


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    6 posts away from 600.... This is like my first week here too. -_-


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    hahaha I've been here about 6 weeks and I've got nearly 1000! I thought I posted frequently! :O
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    (Original post by Elm Tree)
    How do you do it? :emo:
    I was out of the red for like 20 minutes but I think I'm back in it again
    Being a little more reckless. (Literally piling all available cash into one volatile stock sometimes, although I don't do that often)

    As an example, I held on to an inverse oil ETF up to the 20:58 to extract the maximum profit and closed it 10 seconds before the markets shut as a guess that it will increase in price tommorow.

    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I've neglected my portfolio today, (damn revision) so still in the red..
    Had that problem yesterday. To get excellent returns, you have to follow investments all the time. :emo:
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    (Original post by Bluffroom)
    Yeah it really sucked - I worked out you weren't twigged on fully but I'm not bothered. I do agree with you about the whole resit thing though - I mean either make people redo the entire course or allow ONE resit per exam which would have time to be resat.

    I don't think it has hurt me.
    I can imagine. This is essentially the first time I've heard about the specifics of the English system so.. haha I might have come across as not knowledgeable. It's good that it didn't affect you, hopefully you can ace the may exam and say shove it to the examiners.

    Exactly, next year I take Highers (AS) and we have small module tests called NABs and they can only be retaken once. If you fail that, you fail the course. That means because we start next year in June, you can basically fail your course before you start the actual term in August. Scary, non?
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    (Original post by MattFletcher)
    hahaha I've been here about 6 weeks and I've got nearly 1000! I thought I posted frequently! :O
    I used to frequent on a forum which I racked up nearly 2000 posts in a week... :getmecoat:
    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I can imagine. This is essentially the first time I've heard about the specifics of the English system so.. haha I might have come across as not knowledgeable. Exactly, next year I take Highers (AS) and we have small module tests called NABs and they can only be retaken once. If you fail that, you fail the course. That means because we start next year in June, you can basically fail your course before you start the actual term in August. Scary, non?
    Fair enough really!

    Ah ok that's definitely pressure on you!
 
 
 
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