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    (Original post by kawehi)
    Same, I'm probably at about 4 hours a day... Eeeek
    Plus I only really started revising about 2/3 weeks ago :eek:, and I only just finished the my first past paper for S1 in about 2 months (the exam is in a week)..
    So I'm feeling pretty crappy
    #gonnafail (Read: not get full ums haha)
    Hahahahaha, you'll be fine dw lmao, I love how the definition of failure is not getting full UMS, it kills me :rofl:
    I feel you tbh xD I haven't revised much unit 2- I've mainly procrastinated. But I know basically all of it from revision over Easter so I'm thinking a cram session the day before each exam should suffice :lol:
    Biology though... I did a past paper today and got 81/100 :'( and then I checked the grade boundaries and apparently that's full UMS?! Boundary for an A was 64/100
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Meh if you can do an s1 paper you'll be fine. I had to make notes because I'd literally forgotten everything

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    Yeah I was pretty relieved I could manage any of it tbh, although I was pretty shocked that I couldn't do the basic probability questions (I've had to post a 'help me' thread in maths lol)
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    (Original post by kawehi)
    Me!!
    Yaay its going to be fun meeting you guys


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    (Original post by TheKhaleesi)
    Yeah that would be nice

    Who else will be coming on the 2nd?
    I think quite a few of us
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    (Original post by kawehi)
    Same, I'm probably at about 4 hours a day... Eeeek
    Plus I only really started revising about 2/3 weeks ago :eek:, and I only just finished the my first past paper for S1 in about 2 months (the exam is in a week)..
    So I'm feeling pretty crappy
    #gonnafail (Read: not get full ums haha)
    Does anyone else talk to their classmates in the sense that not full UMS = failure? I do sometimes and it annoys the heck out of everyone
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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    Does anyone else talk to their classmates in the sense that not full UMS = failure? I do sometimes and it annoys the heck out of everyone
    I do for maths and chem, but the people I talk to like that are the ones who think like me i.e, less than 100UMS is a failure. Actually, less so for chem, since it's easy to lose marks.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Meh if you can do an s1 paper you'll be fine. I had to make notes because I'd literally forgotten everything

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    I made notes before the S1 exam aswell and only did a few papers as I had fp1 that morning aswell. With good notes and abit of understanding 80+ is easy. 100ums in S1 though thats hard lol.


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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Hahahahaha, you'll be fine dw lmao, I love how the definition of failure is not getting full UMS, it kills me :rofl:
    I feel you tbh xD I haven't revised much unit 2- I've mainly procrastinated. But I know basically all of it from revision over Easter so I'm thinking a cram session the day before each exam should suffice :lol:
    Biology though... I did a past paper today and got 81/100 :'( and then I checked the grade boundaries and apparently that's full UMS?! Boundary for an A was 64/100
    Whaaat that's literally exactly what happened with me for physics last night (like same grade boundaries and results and everything!) and I thought I did so crap because I left out 3 questions, but still full ums?? Agh who knows with these crazy exam boards..
    Yeah, I'm just so bad at revising! It's just soo boring to go back over the easy stuff from the beginning of the year, so it's not until I'm actually in the exam that I realise I've forgotten all of it :lol:
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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    Does anyone else talk to their classmates in the sense that not full UMS = failure? I do sometimes and it annoys the heck out of everyone
    I just keep quiet about my grades in general.
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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    Does anyone else talk to their classmates in the sense that not full UMS = failure? I do sometimes and it annoys the heck out of everyone
    I occasionally do and people just laugh me out of the room
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    (Original post by Wawasan)
    I think quite a few of us
    What's happening on the 2nd? xD

    (Original post by kawehi)
    Whaaat that's literally exactly what happened with me for physics last night (like same grade boundaries and results and everything!) and I thought I did so crap because I left out 3 questions, but still full ums?? Agh who knows with these crazy exam boards..
    Yeah, I'm just so bad at revising! It's just soo boring to go back over the easy stuff from the beginning of the year, so it's not until I'm actually in the exam that I realise I've forgotten all of it :lol:
    Woahhhh, crazy :lol:
    I'm not going to complain though, if they want to make grade boundaries low that's fine with me
    Haha, ikr? I have this fear that I'll get into the exam and will have forgotten absolutely everything xD Fingers crossed that doesn't happen to either of us
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I made notes before the S1 exam aswell and only did a few papers as I had fp1 that morning aswell. With good notes and abit of understanding 80+ is easy. 100ums in S1 though thats hard lol.


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    I'm getting pretty close in past papers

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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    Does anyone else talk to their classmates in the sense that not full UMS = failure? I do sometimes and it annoys the heck out of everyone
    Not anymore, since people got seriously pissed at me the first couple of times. They don't seem to be able to comprehend that just getting an A isn't what I want- I need the UMS. It's difficult trying to get somebody to understand why you're upset about 87 UMS- even if it is an A, it's not a high A. But yeah, I've stopped mentioning it xD
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Hahahahaha, you'll be fine dw lmao, I love how the definition of failure is not getting full UMS, it kills me :rofl:
    I feel you tbh xD I haven't revised much unit 2- I've mainly procrastinated. But I know basically all of it from revision over Easter so I'm thinking a cram session the day before each exam should suffice :lol:
    Biology though... I did a past paper today and got 81/100 :'( and then I checked the grade boundaries and apparently that's full UMS?! Boundary for an A was 64/100
    Is this OCR Bio F212? It's the only exam where you can not even know like 1/2 the syllabus and still get 100%
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    I'm getting pretty close in past papers

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    Thats really good then I could never as i made so many mistakes and got a whole question wrong in the exam and got 83/100 which wasnt too bad as it looked like a rogue score when really I was just **** at it lol.
    Last year was 74/75 for 100ums so hopefully your year could have a similar exam and have same boundaries.


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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    What's happening on the 2nd? xD



    Woahhhh, crazy :lol:
    I'm not going to complain though, if they want to make grade boundaries low that's fine with me
    Haha, ikr? I have this fear that I'll get into the exam and will have forgotten absolutely everything xD Fingers crossed that doesn't happen to either of us
    I'll be praying for us both haha
    With most of these exams, it's kind of an 'I don't know what I don't know' situation because I do most of my revision from past papers So when they throw something new at me, I'm a bit iffy! NOT looking forward to OCRs crazy unit 2 science papers, though. I'm good with F321/F211 suggest/explain questions, but unit 2? :ahhhhh:
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    (Original post by Anti-Dirac)
    Is this OCR Bio F212? It's the only exam where you can not even know like 1/2 the syllabus and still get 100%
    Same boundaries for Physics G482, though! If you can read a data sheet, and know what electricity is, then you're set for full ums haha
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Thats really good then I could never as i made so many mistakes and got a whole question wrong in the exam and got 83/100 which wasnt too bad as it looked like a rogue score when really I was just **** at it lol.
    Last year was 74/75 for 100ums so hopefully your year could have a similar exam and have same boundaries.


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    According to my spreadsheet I'm averaging around 73. Mostly stupid mistakes but I've managed 75 twice (out of like 6 papers)

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    (Original post by Anti-Dirac)
    Is this OCR Bio F212? It's the only exam where you can not even know like 1/2 the syllabus and still get 100%
    Yeah, OCR :lol: Good old OCR with their amazingly low grade boundaries

    (Original post by kawehi)
    I'll be praying for us both haha
    With most of these exams, it's kind of an 'I don't know what I don't know' situation because I do most of my revision from past papers So when they throw something new at me, I'm a bit iffy! NOT looking forward to OCRs crazy unit 2 science papers, though. I'm good with F321/F211 suggest/explain questions, but unit 2? :ahhhhh:
    Yeah, they can be insane D: unit 2 suggest questions are SO RANDOM, it's so annoying D: especially in biology, with all the biodiversity stuff
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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    Yeah...
    But what are you trying to say about Biochem applicants?
    I'm just saying that the average grades for an applicant at least really isn't as high as you'd think. Medicine applicants average GCSE A*s are like 7 and that's the highest for all courses so I'm guessing biochem will be like 4-5? Got nothing against biochems, it'll probably be my back up choice!
 
 
 
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