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    (Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
    Did you check the unofficial markscheme?

    Same.... I feel like I'm going to miss out on the A by a couple of marks and there isn't really much point getting it remarked because it's not like it's an actual GCSE or anything and unless I fail maths (as in don't get an A* so I can't move 6th forms) I don't really need an A.

    My nightmares consist of me getting a B in addmaths and tbh, in real life, I've stopped caring about what I get.

    Do you get your grade this week? Or with the rest of your results next week?
    checked it so many times, counting for the worst and best case scenarios
    if i get a B i'll just take it as a sign i need to do more maths but i'll feel a bit dumb as i'm doing further maths next year
    i'll be going in to school to see if they'll give them to me, if not they're posted first class (which is probably worse as my dad might get to it before i can)
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    (Original post by Vanilla Cupcake)
    checked it so many times, counting for the worst and best case scenarios
    if i get a B i'll just take it as a sign i need to do more maths but i'll feel a bit dumb as i'm doing further maths next year
    i'll be going in to school to see if they'll give them to me, if not they're posted first class (which is probably worse as my dad might get to it before i can)
    I think I get my addmaths online this week - I don't really know if I should wait to see it next week along with the rest of my results - If I decide to check it this week, I'll get a friend to do it for me.
    Don't take it as a sign you need to do more maths - It was a hard exam this year and even though the grading is meant to be proportionate to how well everyone else did, there will be people who will end up with different grades to what it would be had we had a "regular" exam.
    Only half of the people in my addmaths class are doing FM next year and if I stay at my current school, I'll be the only girl - so joy

    Good Luck!!!
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    Same here! What were your exam boards? Mine were

    AQA: English, Science, Geography,
    Edexcel: Maths, Business, Statistics, French, ICT
    OCR: Media
    Sdexcel: maths, stats pe
    Ocr : science, computing
    Aqa : french, English literature
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    sdexcel: Maths, stats pe
    ocr : Science, computing
    aqa : French, english literature
    igcse : English


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    omg you did stats too ^-^
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    I don't understand IGCSE :/
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    (Original post by ExoIceCream99)
    I don't understand IGCSE :/
    What part?
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    (Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
    What part?
    The difference between it and normal GCSE. I've not heard of it since now. Is it frowned upon?
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    (Original post by ExoIceCream99)
    The difference between it and normal GCSE. I've not heard of it since now. Is it frowned upon?
    iGCSE is apparently harder and is mostly taken by people abroad (hence the international bit) and those that go to private schools
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    (Original post by Vanilla Cupcake)
    iGCSE is apparently harder and is mostly taken by people abroad (hence the international bit) and those that go to private schools
    (Original post by ExoIceCream99)
    The difference between it and normal GCSE. I've not heard of it since now. Is it frowned upon?
    Their equivalent to each other - I would say neither is frowned upon more than the other.

    I'm at a state school but anyways the plus side to it e.g. with science is that you have no ISAs/CAs so
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    I mentioned it earlier to a user.

    The exam marking is different during June exams to say your school exams.

    During the June exams, teachers are reminded to be a bit lenient and understand that nerves do take the better of you.
    I thought it too last year during my GCSEs, where I thought I got a D in Spanish and B in D&T and C in RS but I got A*s in all my subjects.

    In school, the marking is harsh because in the teacher's mind, they want you to do better.
    In reality, it isn't really that harsh, believe me.
    The grade boundaries do always reflect that.

    So to those of you that are worried about the scaremongering and the fact that apparently teachers are harsh, they aren't. They are nice, pleasant people who took exams like you did once and also shared the same feelings as you did.

    Nwmyname

    P.S. if you have any questions, please do ask me on this forum by reply.
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    (Original post by nwmyname)
    I mentioned it earlier to a user.

    The exam marking is different during June exams to say your school exams.

    During the June exams, teachers are reminded to be a bit lenient and understand that nerves do take the better of you.
    I thought it too last year during my GCSEs, where I thought I got a D in Spanish and B in D&T and C in RS but I got A*s in all my subjects.

    In school, the marking is harsh because in the teacher's mind, they want you to do better.
    In reality, it isn't really that harsh, believe me.
    The grade boundaries do always reflect that.

    So to those of you that are worried about the scaremongering and the fact that apparently teachers are harsh, they aren't. They are nice, pleasant people who took exams like you did once and also shared the same feelings as you did.

    Nwmyname

    P.S. if you have any questions, please do ask me on this forum by reply.

    Is edexcel maths marked leniently as well?
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    (Original post by daniella.14)
    Is edexcel maths marked leniently as well?
    Let's hope so, that exam was horrible :P
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    (Original post by daniella.14)
    Is edexcel maths marked leniently as well?
    Largely, yes.
    A lot of the time, you get lots of marks given for the way you're thinking to get to an answer.
    Getting the wrong answer only loses 1 mark so even if you got every question wrong and lost 1 mark only for every question, but your thinking was brilliant, you could still get maybe an A* but definitely an A.
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    (Original post by nwmyname)
    Largely, yes.
    A lot of the time, you get lots of marks given for the way you're thinking to get to an answer.
    Getting the wrong answer only loses 1 mark so even if you got every question wrong and lost 1 mark only for every question, but your thinking was brilliant, you could still get maybe an A* but definitely an A.
    Well I think I got 77 in non calc and 91 in calc so 168 in total. Hopefully I got more that this cuz I really want an A*.
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    (Original post by daniella.14)
    Well I think I got 77 in non calc and 91 in calc so 168 in total. Hopefully I got more that this cuz I really want an A*.
    Yeah that's definitely an A*.
    I was around the same by thought but then I was like whoa I got more than I expected.
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    (Original post by nwmyname)
    I mentioned it earlier to a user.

    The exam marking is different during June exams to say your school exams.

    During the June exams, teachers are reminded to be a bit lenient and understand that nerves do take the better of you.
    I thought it too last year during my GCSEs, where I thought I got a D in Spanish and B in D&T and C in RS but I got A*s in all my subjects.

    In school, the marking is harsh because in the teacher's mind, they want you to do better.
    In reality, it isn't really that harsh, believe me.
    The grade boundaries do always reflect that.

    So to those of you that are worried about the scaremongering and the fact that apparently teachers are harsh, they aren't. They are nice, pleasant people who took exams like you did once and also shared the same feelings as you did.

    Nwmyname

    P.S. if you have any questions, please do ask me on this forum by reply.
    Thanks for the reassurance!
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    (Original post by nwmyname)
    I mentioned it earlier to a user.

    The exam marking is different during June exams to say your school exams.

    During the June exams, teachers are reminded to be a bit lenient and understand that nerves do take the better of you.
    I thought it too last year during my GCSEs, where I thought I got a D in Spanish and B in D&T and C in RS but I got A*s in all my subjects.

    In school, the marking is harsh because in the teacher's mind, they want you to do better.
    In reality, it isn't really that harsh, believe me.
    The grade boundaries do always reflect that.

    So to those of you that are worried about the scaremongering and the fact that apparently teachers are harsh, they aren't. They are nice, pleasant people who took exams like you did once and also shared the same feelings as you did.

    Nwmyname

    P.S. if you have any questions, please do ask me on this forum by reply.
    Thank you! This has calmed me down a bit since in class my English teacher used to mark me quite low
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    (Original post by ExoIceCream99)
    The difference between it and normal GCSE. I've not heard of it since now. Is it frowned upon?
    I personally find the IGCSEs much harder. I did the AQA ones for French and Spanish and since there were basically no resources or past papers, I used everything for the normal GCSE. In those papers I would consistently hit close to full marks whereas I got around 50℅ in the IGCSE papers
    To make it worse, it's mainly taken by foreign people who speak that language or private school kids so the boundaries are stupidly high for such hard papers.
    Basically, iGCSEs are meant to be closer to A Level than GCSE, and help "bridge the gap better" - sort of like how Admaths is harder than normal GCSE maths
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    Thank you! This has calmed me down a bit since in class my English teacher used to mark me quite low
    Same, my teacher gave me a 12/24 in my mock question for Pride and Prejudice and I personally thought it one of my best pieces of work for that book -_- 😂
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    Same, my teacher gave me a 12/24 in my mock question for Pride and Prejudice and I personally thought it one of my best pieces of work for that book -_- 😂
    Had a situation quite similar, actually. I felt I made some perceptive points on Of Mice and Men and I ended up getting an 11/24 and felt you had to be a superhuman to achieve full marks
 
 
 
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