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    Well that was a ****ing disaster. Section A was like the maths challenge or something, didn't even answer one question, got a nonsense answer for another, got wrong answers in 2 more. B was ok but I was rushed so I probably made stupid mistakes. **** MEI, man...

    Anyone else feel the same, or am I just terrible?
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    Well there goes my offer after that C4 exam :lol: awkward when I get an A* in FM but not normal Maths

    Hope everyone else's exams are going better than mine!
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    I may have used the laughing emoji but in reality I am in tears. I'm so angry at myself for making such stupid mistakes on both C3 and C4 which will ultimately cost me my university place this year as both Cambridge and UCL (my insurance) want A* maths. I can't believe I struggled so hard to so surprisingly get an offer and now I messed that all up. I've really let myself down this time and I don't have a clue what I'm going to do. Sorry to put a damper on everyone's day.
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Well there goes my offer after that C4 exam :lol: awkward when I get an A* in FM but not normal Maths

    Hope everyone else's exams are going better than mine!
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    I may have used the laughing emoji but in reality I am in tears. I'm so angry at myself for making such stupid mistakes on both C3 and C4 which will ultimately cost me my university place this year as both Cambridge and UCL (my insurance) want A* maths. I can't believe I struggled so hard to so surprisingly get an offer and now I messed that all up. I've really let myself down this time and I don't have a clue what I'm going to do. Sorry to put a damper on everyone's day.
    *gives comforting hug*
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Well there goes my offer after that C4 exam :lol: awkward when I get an A* in FM but not normal Maths

    Hope everyone else's exams are going better than mine!
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    I may have used the laughing emoji but in reality I am in tears. I'm so angry at myself for making such stupid mistakes on both C3 and C4 which will ultimately cost me my university place this year as both Cambridge and UCL (my insurance) want A* maths. I can't believe I struggled so hard to so surprisingly get an offer and now I messed that all up. I've really let myself down this time and I don't have a clue what I'm going to do. Sorry to put a damper on everyone's day.
    I'm so sorry to hear I'm not familiar with how lenient Cambridge is with offers, but surely if you can get an A* in FM, they would understand you're more than capable of the A* in Maths?
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    *gives comforting hug*
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    I'm so sorry to hear I'm not familiar with how lenient Cambridge is with offers, but surely if you can get an A* in FM, they would understand you're more than capable of the A* in Maths?
    I really hope so but I'm trying to come to terms with the reality that they probably won't my college sent an email round more or less straight after the offer letters which essentially said to expect rejection if you miss your grades, even slightly. And from the admissions stats on the website, it looks like they gave out an extra 4 or so offers than the number of students they take in every year.

    That being said, I looked over the C3 paper again and I'm now starting to think I didn't lose as many marks as I originally thought. Maybe I'll feel the same way about C4 once that initial post-exam panic wears off hope your exams are going well
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Well there goes my offer after that C4 exam :lol: awkward when I get an A* in FM but not normal Maths

    Hope everyone else's exams are going better than mine!
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    I may have used the laughing emoji but in reality I am in tears. I'm so angry at myself for making such stupid mistakes on both C3 and C4 which will ultimately cost me my university place this year as both Cambridge and UCL (my insurance) want A* maths. I can't believe I struggled so hard to so surprisingly get an offer and now I messed that all up. I've really let myself down this time and I don't have a clue what I'm going to do. Sorry to put a damper on everyone's day.
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    I'm rather sure that you've simply underestimated how the exam went rather than you actually not getting an A*. Have a look at the paper again once the initial panic wears off, I think you'll find that you'll be pleasantly surprised and even more so on results day. Chin up, you're doing great! :hugs:

    Smash the rest of the exams if you've got any left.
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    (Original post by felecita)
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    I really hope so but I'm trying to come to terms with the reality that they probably won't my college sent an email round more or less straight after the offer letters which essentially said to expect rejection if you miss your grades, even slightly. And from the admissions stats on the website, it looks like they gave out an extra 4 or so offers than the number of students they take in every year.

    That being said, I looked over the C3 paper again and I'm now starting to think I didn't lose as many marks as I originally thought. Maybe I'll feel the same way about C4 once that initial post-exam panic wears off hope your exams are going well
    It's good to prepare for the worst, but you can always hope! You're doing the right thing

    That's good! One thing I've noticed about C4 is that the mark schemes are huge. It takes me so long to scroll through them because of all the different methods they allow. I'm sure you've got many method marks.

    Are you done now with exams?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Student403)
    It's good to prepare for the worst, but you can always hope! You're doing the right thing

    That's good! One thing I've noticed about C4 is that the mark schemes are huge. It takes me so long to scroll through them because of all the different methods they allow. I'm sure you've got many method marks.

    Are you done now with exams?

    Thank you
    Hw have your exams been? Not seen you around.


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    (Original post by felecita)
    Well there goes my offer after that C4 exam :lol: awkward when I get an A* in FM but not normal Maths

    Hope everyone else's exams are going better than mine!
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    I may have used the laughing emoji but in reality I am in tears. I'm so angry at myself for making such stupid mistakes on both C3 and C4 which will ultimately cost me my university place this year as both Cambridge and UCL (my insurance) want A* maths. I can't believe I struggled so hard to so surprisingly get an offer and now I messed that all up. I've really let myself down this time and I don't have a clue what I'm going to do. Sorry to put a damper on everyone's day.


    OCR MEI, I'm guessing? That section A was brutal... I was counting on maths to be a safe A* grade, but barring ridiculously low grade boundaries that won't happen now. I'm relying on psych and bio, and psych marking in particular is way too unpredictable for me to feel at all safe about it. Seriously dreading results day now...
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Hw have your exams been? Not seen you around.


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    Hey man, most have been well but I'm worried about physics now.

    I got an A in Unit 4 in Jan which I never resat and I flopped in Unit 6. So I basically need full in Unit 5 to even come close to an A* so I'm really worried about that :lol: Other than that it's been good

    How about you?
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Hey man, most have been well but I'm worried about physics now.

    I got an A in Unit 4 in Jan which I never resat and I flopped in Unit 6. So I basically need full in Unit 5 to even come close to an A* so I'm really worried about that :lol: Other than that it's been good

    How about you?
    Well I underperfomed in step personally by doing easy questions at the end and running out of time etc but I could get SS or high 1,1 so not too sure but It should be enough to get in which is obviously the main aim haha.
    AFM has gone good, kinda made stupid mistakes in M5 so probs got a low A bit tis good since M3-4 were probably 100 so AFM should be ok for A*. Physics U4 went great n i think i got around the A* so i need the 110/120 for A* in U5 and lile 98 for an A ish so surprisingly I 'may' meet my a level offer and miss my step one. Weird since i was more confident about step. Atleast nothing has gone bad. Hope its enough n i dnt get rejected if i got 1,1 then I would be gutted. 2 left now U5 and D2.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    It's good to prepare for the worst, but you can always hope! You're doing the right thing

    That's good! One thing I've noticed about C4 is that the mark schemes are huge. It takes me so long to scroll through them because of all the different methods they allow. I'm sure you've got many method marks.

    Are you done now with exams?

    Thank you
    Maybe it's for the best, I always had this worry that Cambridge wouldn't be right for me. I feel like I somehow blagged my way through the admissions process and in reality, I don't have that hard-working, in love with my subject personality that everyone seems to have :dontknow: I'll still be disappointed of course, but maybe slightly relieved.

    Method marks are my only hope right now :lol: with those, decent boundaries and a huge amount of luck I might just scrape a 90.

    One more, S3 next Wednesday! Haven't actually had time to do many papers yet so I'm hoping it won't be too bad. Kind of unmotivated to revise as almost all my friends are finished now and I think I did well enough on M2/S2/FP3 but I'd like to finish with a good exam so I'd better hit the past papers you?

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    I'm rather sure that you've simply underestimated how the exam went rather than you actually not getting an A*. Have a look at the paper again once the initial panic wears off, I think you'll find that you'll be pleasantly surprised and even more so on results day. Chin up, you're doing great! :hugs:

    Smash the rest of the exams if you've got any left.
    This was honestly such a nice message to read, thank you so much! :jumphug: I know I made a load of careless errors (forgetting to square root the modulus of a vector on my calculator, despite writing down the correct method on the line above with square root included :facepalm: ). I wouldn't be so angry at myself if I was genuinely unable to do the questions due to lack of preparation/understanding, I'm just so bad for mistakes like that and never notice them when I'm checking.

    Hope yours are going well, you really deserve it!
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    (Original post by felecita)
    This was honestly such a nice message to read, thank you so much! :jumphug: I know I made a load of careless errors (forgetting to square root the modulus of a vector on my calculator, despite writing down the correct method on the line above with square root included :facepalm: ). I wouldn't be so angry at myself if I was genuinely unable to do the questions due to lack of preparation/understanding, I'm just so bad for mistakes like that and never notice them when I'm checking.

    Hope yours are going well, you really deserve it!
    Ah, stuff like that only cost you 1 mark or so and you do it on OCR MEI, don't you? They've got reasonable boundaries, from what I recall - I'm sure you'll find that you've done surprisingly fine.

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    My A-Levels have been fine, pretty sure I failed STEP II and missed my offer though. :lol:

    (my laughing emoji is in the same context as yours )
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    (Original post by Mostly_Crazy)


    OCR MEI, I'm guessing? That section A was brutal... I was counting on maths to be a safe A* grade, but barring ridiculously low grade boundaries that won't happen now. I'm relying on psych and bio, and psych marking in particular is way too unpredictable for me to feel at all safe about it. Seriously dreading results day now...
    Non-MEI Our paper wasn't too bad, timing was what screwed me over most I think. Extra 10 mins and I think I'd have been able to gain another 8 marks or so. Cursing myself for messing up a simple parts question, wrote \frac{1}{\sqrt[3]x} as x^{-3} in the initial v' sub so had to redo the whole thing which took a while. Finding the mistake and fixing that probably took me 10 mins so not a good move.

    I heard a lot of bad things about the MEI paper from friends, so you never know about the boundaries and I'm sure you will have done better than you think, once you look back on it with a clear head after a few days! Best of luck for all your subjects, I know the feeling of dreading results day now but you have an offer for a reason, you're capable of meeting it and I'm sure you will.
 
 
 
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