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    (Original post by Gorwell)
    Yep it's on AQA! I thought it was bloody Citizenship till I got to the exam and was like oh **** it's GCSE General Studies?!!!! So useless. :unimpressed: We did AS GS alongside it with some sixth formers,which was very painful.
    Our school has a thing for shoving useless qualifications in front of us. You are correct! I did Compulsory RS but really enjoyed it.

    We're literally the same aha, I'm sure the exams office have to sort out the exam papers before sending them off? If so they might reattach loose bits of paper but hopefully it won't be necessary! Some exam papers have such little spaces to write in and it's like really??:mad:

    I had one very stupid invigilator in physics that literally stared at me when I had my hand up for like 10 minutes for paper! It wasn't until the nicer invigilator asked me what was wrong did I get the paper. Some of them are so useless I swear.

    Ahhh **** I see, that makes sense
    Isn't General Studies technically Citizenship anyway. Yeah what a waste of time, I don't see why any schools see the point of the qualification, they just use it as a timetable filler really - much like how Citizenship was for me. :dontknow: My school also has an attached sixth form and it was so awkward when some of their AS and A2 exams were the same time as our GCSE exams. :eek: I did AQA B RS, loved it. Hated my class though, everyone was extremely rude.

    I heard that they do, but I hope the extra paper doesn't fall out or something and they can't find it. It's literal marks falling away. For me it's not a case of exam space, more a case of I waffle a lot in exams. :ahee:

    I hate lazy invigilators like that. Then again can't blame them for being so moody, who wouldn't be walking around in a hot sports hall all day.
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    Isn't General Studies technically Citizenship anyway. Yeah what a waste of time, I don't see why any schools see the point of the qualification, they just use it as a timetable filler really - much like how Citizenship was for me. :dontknow: My school also has an attached sixth form and it was so awkward when some of their AS and A2 exams were the same time as our GCSE exams. :eek: I did AQA B RS, loved it. Hated my class though, everyone was extremely rude.

    I heard that they do, but I hope the extra paper doesn't fall out or something and they can't find it. It's literal marks falling away. For me it's not a case of exam space, more a case of I waffle a lot in exams. :ahee:

    I hate lazy invigilators like that. Then again can't blame them for being so moody, who wouldn't be walking around in a hot sports hall all day.
    Same! It's super awkward when the AS lot have to leave the exam hall like an hour before GCSE (It's a shame that's us next exam season!).

    Fingers and toes crossed then, I'm sure we don't have that much bad luck between us that losing marks due to that should happen! :console: Ditto, need to curb the waffle a bit for AS though. Waffle skills come in handy tho- especially when you need to bull**** your way through an essay.:mmm:

    They get a fair bit for standing about for an hour though! :curious:
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    (Original post by Gorwell)
    Same! It's super awkward when the AS lot have to leave the exam hall like an hour before GCSE (It's a shame that's us next exam season!).

    Fingers and toes crossed then, I'm sure we don't have that much bad luck between us that losing marks due to that should happen! :console: Ditto, need to curb the waffle a bit for AS though. Waffle skills come in handy tho- especially when you need to bull**** your way through an essay.:mmm:

    They get a fair bit for standing about for an hour though! :curious:
    Yeah it's always funny, all that glaring and awkward eye contact. :lol: The funniest was during my English Literature exam, there was an A2 Physics exam going on and they left as theirs was 1 hour, and ours was 2 hours or around that. Then as they left one of the students screamed 'WHAT THE **** WAS THAT I'VE FAILED PHYSICS'. Oh don't remind mind. Not looking forward to A-Levels. :eek:

    My toes are crossed. :ahee: If my spare papers were lost, which are usually of waffle, I'd probably lose like 1 mark anyway. Waffle skills are the best, I relied on them a lot for my GCSE Science exams.

    I don't know how much they get paid, but I know they literally employ anyone. My sister just randomly became an invigilator one year. They just accepted her! She said there was no questions, teaching, just 'if someone talks, cheats or uses their phone please report them' and 'give black pens not blue pens, tissues and spare paper are here'. :eek:
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    When I was on crutches the end bit of it came off... People laughed at me but I also found it very funny
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    Do u know what I cannot believe is that some people do gcse art in year 8! I was shocked to learn this...
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    This happened this year (Year 11), in Chemistry. We made some salt crystals in class and the teacher let us have a look at them while she was teaching. I thought the salt crystals looked really cool so I got some on my hand to examine them a little closer, but then I realised everyone else was writing and that I should be too, so I quickly put the salt crystals away, forgetting to wash my hands. Ten minutes went by... My eye started itching. I rubbed my eye as most people would, but a couple of seconds later, it started feeling worse. I ignored it but then my eye started watering and my vision blurring. I really didn't want to tell my teacher that I'd gotten salt crystals in my eye (because who does that???), but the girl next to me started panicking because it looked so bad, so I reluctantly told my teacher. She looked at me like I was a right idiot, and asked how in the world I managed to do something like that. I was soooo embarrassed. She gave my eye a quick clean in front of the class with a wet paper towel, but waited until after the bell to give me a proper eye bath. I had never felt like such an idiot in front of a teacher.
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    Walking home from one of my exams (English lit) I had a cold. So been wiping my nose lots of times during the exam. As I walked home I felt my head feel really light and nose started pouring with blood. I only had a couple of pens in pocket and was wearing my school clothes which i needed for a chemistry exam in the afternoon. I was walking home with a pool of blood in my hands then coming the other way were some fellow year 11s. I hid in the bushes so they didn't see. I was so embarrassed. It was the one time I had no tissues as i'd used them in the exam.
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    Referring to Niagara Falls as "Viagra Falls" for the entirety of the presentation without realising.
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    my writing task was to write about something that made you happy recently, my mind went blank and I started to write about the first thing that came to my head, The Royal Wedding, all I can say is I can lie in style, I didn't even watch it on TV. I think someone had a good laugh on my paper and gave me a B.
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    When I was in one of my GCSE exams (can't remember which one), a rather large girl in my year sat in her chair and then moments later the chair collapsed! It was such a loud noise that everyone in the room stared at her. I felt so bad for her considering that she was also right at the front of the room. Even a year later I see her around although she doesn't go to the same college as me.
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    Yeah it's always funny, all that glaring and awkward eye contact. :lol: The funniest was during my English Literature exam, there was an A2 Physics exam going on and they left as theirs was 1 hour, and ours was 2 hours or around that. Then as they left one of the students screamed 'WHAT THE **** WAS THAT I'VE FAILED PHYSICS'. Oh don't remind mind. Not looking forward to A-Levels. :eek:

    My toes are crossed. :ahee: If my spare papers were lost, which are usually of waffle, I'd probably lose like 1 mark anyway. Waffle skills are the best, I relied on them a lot for my GCSE Science exams.

    I don't know how much they get paid, but I know they literally employ anyone. My sister just randomly became an invigilator one year. They just accepted her! She said there was no questions, teaching, just 'if someone talks, cheats or uses their phone please report them' and 'give black pens not blue pens, tissues and spare paper are here'. :eek:
    Sorry I've just seen this! You'll be fine, you seem smart so your waffle must have been decent!
    At my school it was roughly like £10 an hour (for each exam) and they had to do some crappy training course- I doubt they really did much on the training course as they were as useful as lemons!

    It's like they're thinking "I'd much rather be doing what you're doing grrrrr". We had AS History with us in one of our exams and a few girls left crying because their hands hurt so much- I still don't regret picking history yet!
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    (Original post by Gorwell)
    Sorry I've just seen this! You'll be fine, you seem smart so your waffle must have been decent!
    At my school it was roughly like £10 an hour (for each exam) and they had to do some crappy training course- I doubt they really did much on the training course as they were as useful as lemons!

    It's like they're thinking "I'd much rather be doing what you're doing grrrrr". We had AS History with us in one of our exams and a few girls left crying because their hands hurt so much- I still don't regret picking history yet!
    It's okay. I seem smart but I'm not. You're probably a lot smarter than me!

    Yeah the invigilators have one job, just to walk around and give us stuff but they can't seem to even get that right. :rolleyes:

    Oh that reminds me during the GCSE History exams I heard (word of mouth since I don't do History) that the smart students who wanted A* started crying because apparently it was really hard. Shame on them, because I'm a Geog students and the Geog exams were nice and easy.

    You chose History, WHHHHHY. Sorry I hate History, so many facts.
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    Standing up to stretch during my exam (I have a bad back) and the elderly woman who was invidulating took my hand and started dancing with me!?
    Of course I styled it out
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    It's okay. I seem smart but I'm not. You're probably a lot smarter than me!

    Yeah the invigilators have one job, just to walk around and give us stuff but they can't seem to even get that right. :rolleyes:

    Oh that reminds me during the GCSE History exams I heard (word of mouth since I don't do History) that the smart students who wanted A* started crying because apparently it was really hard. Shame on them, because I'm a Geog students and the Geog exams were nice and easy.

    You chose History, WHHHHHY. Sorry I hate History, so many facts.
    Thanks, don't be silly! I'm sure you're an intelligent person behind that very awesome Totoro icon.

    Tell me about it! I've caught invigilators playing games with their colleagues whilst we were doing exams- some would randomly run up the isle and obviously we're not allowed to turn around, so I guess they had some sort of weird banter going on...

    Whatever exam board your school does for History must have been a pain then! My exam(s) for History went quite decent apart from a stupid source paper where I had to rush so bad and felt my hand slowly disintegrate.:unimpressed:

    My school was the opposite then, as most of the geography students were rather emotional about their papers!

    NO WAAAY! History is SO awesome :ahee: I just- omg it's gah. I'll let you off today minus having to remember a lot, it's really interesting!!!
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    Mine has to be projectile vomiting in my GCSE Biology exam. It's was a rather crappy event, but I still got a B.
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    (Original post by Gorwell)
    Thanks, don't be silly! I'm sure you're an intelligent person behind that very awesome Totoro icon.

    Tell me about it! I've caught invigilators playing games with their colleagues whilst we were doing exams- some would randomly run up the isle and obviously we're not allowed to turn around, so I guess they had some sort of weird banter going on...

    Whatever exam board your school does for History must have been a pain then! My exam(s) for History went quite decent apart from a stupid source paper where I had to rush so bad and felt my hand slowly disintegrate.:unimpressed:

    My school was the opposite then, as most of the geography students were rather emotional about their papers!

    NO WAAAY! History is SO awesome :ahee: I just- omg it's gah. I'll let you off today minus having to remember a lot, it's really interesting!!!
    If only. :lol:

    Running around? I've never heard of invigilator games that are that wild. Didn't they get caught, everyone including the other invigilators must have been like what on earth are they doing. I was trying to concentrate in a Biology exam, but then these two invigilators just decided to stand in front of my desk and have a nice conversation for a good 15 minutes so I couldn't think. They were talking so loud and no one said or did anything. I even said stop but they just said sorry and continued. :mad:

    I actually love long writing exams like English and RS so maybe History would have been a good choice for me, my memory is AWFUL when it comes to dates though so Geog was definitely the better choice. My school did Edexcel History B (1B Crime and Punishment and 2B American West) so I'm not sure if that's a hard board/syllabus or not, maybe my school just aren't good at teaching History?

    What exam board/syllabus did your school do for Geography? We did Edexcel Geog A, and to be fair whilst the exams are usually hard for that board, this years Unit 2 and Unit 3 exams were great. Unit 1 was 'okay' but definitely easier than last year. Unit 1 is Map Skills, and June 2013 had a Welsh I think it was Map so it was super hard having to do questions for a Map in a different language. Luckily this year was a nice map of a place in England, fewww. No Welsh answers in that paper!

    I slept in History throughout KS3 and skived loads of lessons, sorry I'm really not a fan.
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    The most embarrassing thing to happen to me in my Gcse years happened in year 11 and it really shouldn't have happened. It was Geography class and we were supposed to completely and with great detail, draw around 15 diagrams in two days. My teacher was brutal in that sense but times before when he would give such assignments he would say he would check them and there would be penalties. There never were any penalties before so I thought (as well as around a quarter of the class) that he would be bluffing as usual but that day he wasn't and we were banished from the class with immediate effect! As deputy head boy I just could not be seen out side. Thankfully there was a bathroom right beside my classroom and another prefect and I had to retreat to it anytime a teacher or student passed along the corridor where we were banished.

    The embarrassing thing was having to madly scramble to the bathroom when a teacher was spotted and to this day I don't know whether we were seen scrambling inside the bathrooom. :/
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    I wish I could post this anonymously -.-

    I think it was in year 11. We always had randomly fun PE lessons as a stress release, and in one of them we played one of those parachute games. It was fun at the beginning, but it turned out awful. We'd play a game where people underneath the parachute were "sharks" and had to take people outside the parachute by dragging them in. Then people on the outside could help save them. This was actually my problem. I was getting pulled under by a shark and I was stupidly wearing tracksuit bottoms. So someone was hell bent on taking me down, wrapping their fingers around my legs and gripping onto my trousers. Depressingly, people around me took my arms and they starting playing tug of war with my body. There was this horrible moment where I looked down and realised my trousers were falling. It was ****ing elastic. Didn't save me because it was so easily pulled down. The worst thing was I couldn't even pull them up, because they were holding on to my arms and they wouldn't let go :'( That was when I started screaming "MY TROUSERS DAMMIT. LET GO. SACRIFICE ME." And I kept repeating it until they damn did. And it was a while. I don't know if many people realised but I hoped they were too into the game to notice.

    I'm assuming normal people aren't usually traumatised in this situation, so if you recognise who I am. Pretend you don't please.
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    Turned up to my chemistry exam without a calculator, so i put my hand up to ask to borrow one. The teacher said to me, with the greatest satisfaction "No". Everyone looked at me and i just wanted a hole in the ground to swallow me. Titrations and caloriemeters one paper, not fun. Still got an A though!
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    Not really embarrassing for me but when we were doing our exams one of the invigilators had something wrong with her.

    Every time I looked up at her when she was at the front her head was uncontrollably moving side to side really fast. I thought she was shaking her head at me because I looked up or something, but through the whole exam she wouldn't stop shaking.

    There was either something wrong with her or she had secret headphones in and she was shaking to a song or something.
 
 
 
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