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    (Original post by alexmufc1995)
    It's unfortunate that you lost all ten marks! I agree though, it was ambiguous and a very odd question.

    What raw mark are you hoping for on FP3?
    62/75. Hoping that scrapes an A!

    It enrages me that my attention to the exact detail of a question is the difference between an A* and an A (maybe a B!). The answer to the question did not actually involve answering the question they gave you, but relying on the fact that you have done similar, but correctly posed questions in the past during revision and requiring you to just fudge it do what you are used to doing ignoring the actual question.

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    (Original post by VannR)
    62/75. Hoping that scrapes an A!

    It enrages me that my attention to the exact detail of a question is the difference between an A* and an A (maybe a B!). The answer to the question did not actually involve answering the question they gave you, but relying on the fact that you have done similar, but correctly posed questions in the past during revision and requiring you to just fudge it do what you are used to doing ignoring the actual question.

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    Having read over the threads for FP2 and FP3, I reckon the grade boundaries could be the lowest for quite a few years (perhaps wishful thinking!)

    Wait, so is that 62 on FP2 or FP3? If so what about the other one
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    (Original post by alexmufc1995)
    Having read over the threads for FP2 and FP3, I reckon the grade boundaries could be the lowest for quite a few years (perhaps wishful thinking!)

    Wait, so is that 62 on FP2 or FP3? If so what about the other one
    Estimated raw marks:
    FP2: 64/75
    FP3: 62/75

    I also think that the grade boundaries will be more lenient than in recent years. I don't think anyone would deny that most of the exams were harder than any of the past papers available for them. I should know, I did 11 Mathematics exams this season.
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    (Original post by VannR)
    Estimated raw marks:
    FP2: 64/75
    FP3: 62/75

    I also think that the grade boundaries will be more lenient than in recent years. I don't think anyone would deny that most of the exams were harder than any of the past papers available for them. I should know, I did 11 Mathematics exams this season.
    11? WOW! And I thought my 7 was excessive... Hope you get the required result anyway!

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    AS2 Chemistry...I was asked an A2 level question worth ~20 marks in total lel.
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    (Original post by alexmufc1995)
    11? WOW! And I thought my 7 was excessive... Hope you get the required result anyway!

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    One more A-Level. Did both of these in 1 year, and I now need to A-Level Philosophy in 2015.

    After that though, it's off to Royal Holloway for Comp Sci and Mathematics (Joint Honours)

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    French.

    Not because it's actually hard, but cause you get marked by entitled ***** who expect you to have an unbelievable level of fluency.

    I rock up to my speaking exam and there's some **** there talking on his mobile in french. This is bull****, and discourages people to take languages because they get ****ed in the arse by a stupid mark scheme.
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    (Original post by VannR)
    One more A-Level. Did both of these in 1 year, and I now need to A-Level Philosophy in 2015.

    After that though, it's off to Royal Holloway for Comp Sci and Mathematics (Joint Honours)

    How about you?
    Good luck with that! Wish I could try CompSci - I've never really had an opportunity to give it a go!

    Coincidentally, I'm gunning for Maths+Philosophy at Oxford
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    Biology coursework , teachers didnt prepare us and it facked up my A*
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    Economics-Its was just so hard, and I found it difficult to grasp how to write the 25 mark questions.
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    AQA Physics destroyed me, CHEM4 AQA was pretty awful too
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    AQA BIOL5 was the hardest imo. what kind of paper was it i mean, it was bland on content so unfair...and yess I also agree chem 4 was difficult too and edxcel c4 maths was a toughie too...but for me biol5 and the empa biol6 arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    Edexcel C2 because I stupidly didn't think I should bother doing the solomon papers and some of the questions were similar to what might appear in those...
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    AS Psychology Unit 2, a **** of a paper and I didn't revise. Bit of a shame as I'm pretty sure I smashed the first paper and it would have been nice to have a high UMS average over the two papers. Ah well, going to drop it anyway.
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    AS History F964 - Germany question

    The wording of the question completely threw me off and I didn't really know what they were asking so I was just writing from instincts. Although this was a source paper, we get a few marks for context so I'm crossing my fingers for that.


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    Psychology unit 4 on AQA
    Although I was pleased with how exams went I kept remembering silly mistakes I made which all happened to be in this paper. I found the 10 mark question in the addiction section through me off a bit, hoping it doesn't bring down my grade to much 😓


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    mei D1 and OCR g481
    worst exams of my life
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    (Original post by ETRC)
    mei D1 and OCR g481
    worst exams of my life
    What about G482:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What about G482:
    G482 was alright because after I compared answers I think I got around 85.
    I hope I get 100ums in it cos I feel like I got 40/60 in G481.
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    (Original post by ETRC)
    G482 was alright because after I compared answers I think I got around 85.
    I hope I get 100ums in it cos I feel like I got 40/60 in G481.
    Ah nice! Both papers were definitely the hardest they've set.

    Did you check the teacher's unofficial mark scheme for G481 for a better idea?
 
 
 
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