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    I forgot to put the key in the stem and leaf diagram for GCSE statistics
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    (Original post by mariam687)
    ikik

    damn, a* wdwd

    anywhoo, im off to beddd, my eyelids keep falling down lmaoo

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    yes goodnight...
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    An arithmetical error in M2 cost me 100% (in terms of UMS) in A-level Maths
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    I don't make mistakes.

    Well in C2 I forgot to note that 0 was a solution to a quadratic before dividing through by x. I got 87/100 in that exam and my Maths A Level consequently ended up at 587/600, haunting.


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    An arithmetical error in M2 cost me 100% (in terms of UMS) in A-level Maths
    Way you've written that sounds like it could have cost you all the marks
    Would've been some arithmetical error
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    Question bio edexcel igcse. Looked at the diagrams for a natural selection question the wrong way round so did the whole question the opposite way. Lost 5 marks
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    I don't make mistakes.

    Well in C2 I forgot to note that 0 was a solution to a quadratic before dividing through by x. I got 87/100 in that exam and my Maths A Level consequently ended up at 587/600, haunting.




    Way you've written that sounds like it could have cost you all the marks
    Would've been some arithmetical error
    Haha sorry

    But it cost me 2 UMS when I was hoping for a clean sweep :cry2:
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Haha sorry

    But it cost me 2 UMS when I was hoping for a clean sweep :cry2:
    better than my 13 lol
    I also had similar situations with further maths; in S3 I misread questions to drop 4 UMS and then in FP3 I spent too long doubting an answer and ran out of time to drop 5, and those were all my lost UMS for the A Level, so unnecessarily parted with..
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    better than my 13 lol
    I also had similar situations with further maths; in S3 I misread questions to drop 4 UMS and then in FP3 I spent too long doubting an answer and ran out of time to drop 5, and those were all my lost UMS for the A Level, so unnecessarily parted with..
    ^Yep. 1200 was there for the taking and we were so
    careless to fall short
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    -For my mock chemistry exam I failed to answer a 20 mark question as I somehow got the impression that only one of the last 2 questions was to be done. Ended up with 76 and the worst thing, my teacher never believed I had forgotten it...but that I somehow done well in the rest of the paper but knew nothing about a major part of the syllabus.

    -Second dumbest mistake - allowing someone to cheat off me and getting caught.
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    For my AS Use of Maths Algebra exam every paper usually has 4 questions, so 4 pages. After we did the exam and the class was talking about what questions came up, they mentioned question 4 which surprised me because I didn't remember a question 4.

    I had literally forgotten to an entire page of the exam, and to make it worse I had already skipped one other page because I got stuck on one of those multipart questions where you need to answer the first to do the rest.

    I got an E for that unit, but I just did the retake today and it went quite well (I hope).
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    according to me 1x1=2. very annoying since i don't realise that i have made the mistake and expand the brackets all wrong.
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    (Original post by Tropojanja)
    No joke, i did half a page of working out for a 6 mark question and i got zero for forgetting to divide by two. Honestly.

    Anyone have their stories to tell about exam mistakes?
    I was being a bit stupid on a multiple choice question, where the options were A, B, C and D. I created a new box called E and wrote none of the above. and then selected that as the answer
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    Name the "subatomic particles in an atom" (C grade question) and I write about electrons and protons
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    Answered all the questions on a paper that said Answer Question 1 and one more question.
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    Not me but during GCSEs we had to "Answer one of the questions for this paper" I.e 1a+b+c+d or 2a+b+c+d etc... A girl decided to answer only 2b and spent the rest of the hour twiddling her thumbs like she was amazing and wondering why people were still writing!
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    when your answer is 3.45


    but they say to one d. p.
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    3 times 3 is 6.

    I kicked myself when I realised. :mad:
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    In a reading exam, the options were 'P', 'N' or 'P/N'.
    Somehow, the whole way through that question I was answering everything in terms of 'T', 'F' or 'T/F'
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    When I did my physics GCSE exam, one of the questions asked something like, 'What evidence shows there is life on other planets?' I literally wrote 'crop circles.'

    On my maths A Level last week, a question asked how old a guy called John was. I wrote 18. The previous question asked about his 21st birthday. If he isn't Benjamin Button, then I've got no marks for that question.
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    (Original post by Tropojanja)
    No joke, i did half a page of working out for a 6 mark question and i got zero for forgetting to divide by two. Honestly.

    Anyone have their stories to tell about exam mistakes?
    Well, on Friday I crossed out my name on the front of my exam paper (as I didn't do capitals) and so it looked like I couldn't spell my own name to the person who took it in.
 
 
 
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