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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    We would have two years, so we still sit the exams at the end of fifth year. My results were 11111111 in Art and Design, Chemistry, English, Graphic Communication, Modern Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish. I was so incredibly happy when I got the results at 2am on my laptop. Words do not describe how good it felt when I clicked on the email and so the straight line of 1s - pure elation! Ahhhhhh!

    May I also add that in my November prelims I only had two ones and six twos, which just shows that prelims really don't matter that much! (I didn't study much as I had a lot of homework at the time).
    Do you have any tips for standard grade Modern Studies and Spanish?

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    Do you have any tips for standard grade Modern Studies and Spanish?

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    Yes, I do! For modern studies make sure you organise your time! You should work out how much time you have for each mark, as it's easy to get bogged down on earlier questions and not finish the paper. For ES questions, make sure you learn the different types and follow a template. For KU, make your point, explain it, give an example of it and then relate it back to the question. You really don't need to sound sophisticated, in fact, your marker will prefer simple language and layout.

    For Spanish, I did all of the general and credit past papers (I did general first as they were easiest), saving a couple of credit ones to the day before the exam. I also had a list of vocabulary I got my dad to test me on. I maybe only got through half the list with him, but it was an enormous help in the exam! So many words I had learned came up! And as with Modern studies, plan your time for Spanish reading! The listening requires immense concentration though. I moved from a 3 to a 1 in listening just by doing all of the general and credit past papers - they definitely help a lot!

    Good luck


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    This may sound dumb, but are liquids in bottles only measured in litres ? Anything else, maths related that is ?

    Also, I'm stuck on a question, hooray !

    http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...per-2_2010.pdf

    Q13 b. I got a but clueless for the last part.
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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    Yes, I do! For modern studies make sure you organise your time! You should work out how much time you have for each mark, as it's easy to get bogged down on earlier questions and not finish the paper. For ES questions, make sure you learn the different types and follow a template. For KU, make your point, explain it, give an example of it and then relate it back to the question. You really don't need to sound sophisticated, in fact, your marker will prefer simple language and layout.

    For Spanish, I did all of the general and credit past papers (I did general first as they were easiest), saving a couple of credit ones to the day before the exam. I also had a list of vocabulary I got my dad to test me on. I maybe only got through half the list with him, but it was an enormous help in the exam! So many words I had learned came up! And as with Modern studies, plan your time for Spanish reading! The listening requires immense concentration though. I moved from a 3 to a 1 in listening just by doing all of the general and credit past papers - they definitely help a lot!

    Good luck


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    Thank you that was really helpful
    ES for modern studies is my weak point I had to rush them in the prelim as I was spending to much time on the KU.For es questions do you always have to quote the source you got the information from?


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    This may sound dumb, but are liquids in bottles only measured in litres ? Anything else, maths related that is ?

    Also, I'm stuck on a question, hooray !

    http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...per-2_2010.pdf

    Q13 b. I got a but clueless for the last part.
    You have to rearrange it to make a trig equation and then solve it
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    (Original post by Don'tKnow!)
    Thank you that was really helpful
    ES for modern studies is my weak point I had to rush them in the prelim as I was spending to much time on the KU.For es questions do you always have to quote the source you got the information from?


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    You can quote, but you must at least refer by saying "Source 1 shows that 25% of the elderly use mobile phones whilst source 2 shows that the majority of people over 60 can use computers..." Bla bla bla, you get the idea. As I said, just follow the same simple style of hitting all the key points and getting all of the marks as it allows you to move on a lot quicker. As I'm sure you know, ES is 60% of your grade whilst KU is only 40%, so you really need to make sure your enquiry skills are top notch

    Good luck.


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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    You can quote, but you must at least refer by saying "Source 1 shows that 25% of the elderly use mobile phones whilst source 2 shows that the majority of people over 60 can use computers..." Bla bla bla, you get the idea. As I said, just follow the same simple style of hitting all the key points and getting all of the marks as it allows you to move on a lot quicker. As I'm sure you know, ES is 60% of your grade whilst KU is only 40%, so you really need to make sure your enquiry skills are top notch

    Good luck.


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    Thanks again

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    (Original post by Don'tKnow!)
    You have to rearrange it to make a trig equation and then solve it
    I still don't really understand :confused:.

    Also, does anyone know some good websites going over all the stuff you need to know for Standard Grade websites ? I mainly struggling with shapes and working out things from trig equations, like the question above. Any tips or good websites ?

    The RE isn't actually testing right now, it's just I've forgotten how to do a lot of stuff. .
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    I still don't really understand :confused:.

    Also, does anyone know some good websites going over all the stuff you need to know for Standard Grade websites ? I mainly struggling with shapes and working out things from trig equations, like the question above. Any tips or good websites ?

    The RE isn't actually testing right now, it's just I've forgotten how to do a lot of stuff. .
    Try http://www.mathsrevision.com/index_f...intLessons.htm for Maths revision! Its a great website, I use it all the time to revise.

    How did everyone find the Chemistry exam today? I thought the Credit was easier than the General for some reason, but everyone thought different in my school :P
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    I still don't really understand :confused:.

    Also, does anyone know some good websites going over all the stuff you need to know for Standard Grade websites ? I mainly struggling with shapes and working out things from trig equations, like the question above. Any tips or good websites ?

    The RE isn't actually testing right now, it's just I've forgotten how to do a lot of stuff. .
    I hope the working below helps. Sorry I'm not very good at explaining things.

    A good website for revision is www.mathsrevision.com

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    Another Maths question. It's not my fault, it's the SQA's for giving such terrible marking schemes with no working. .

    http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...per-2_2011.pdf

    7b 8 9 and 10 please in the calc. Thanks guys, you really are doing me a huge favour.
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Another Maths question. It's not my fault, it's the SQA's for giving such terrible marking schemes with no working. .

    http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...per-2_2011.pdf

    7b and 8 in the calc. Thanks guys, you really are doing me a huge favour.

    http://www.invergordonacademy.org.uk...-documents.asp

    Here, this has all working and solutions for all the last 10 years of pastpapers
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    That website's awesome..

    Ta very much.
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Another Maths question. It's not my fault, it's the SQA's for giving such terrible marking schemes with no working. .

    http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...per-2_2011.pdf

    7b 8 9 and 10 please in the calc. Thanks guys, you really are doing me a huge favour.
    Pro tip for asking Maths questions: no one's going to just go ahead and give you the answers/solution (well they shouldn't, at least!). It's best if you can post up your working, or maybe even just WHERE in the question you're stuck/what in particular you're stuck with. That way, instead of just telling you how to do it, we can guide you in the right direction so that you learn how to do it yourself.

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    Thanks Hype, but the website sorted out everything anyway - case closed.
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    Hey guys, just wondering, in August when we get our results would the results page or whatever say what you got in each part of the exam and also the percentage? For example, would it say 2 KU 62%, 3 PS 81% or would it just say 2 Overall?
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    Hey guys, just wondering, in August when we get our results would the results page or whatever say what you got in each part of the exam and also the percentage? For example, would it say 2 KU 62%, 3 PS 81% or would it just say 2 Overall?
    one sheet says your overall grade
    the next sheet says what you got in each section eg ku 1 ps 2
    it doesnt however tell you what your %s are.
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    one sheet says your overall grade
    the next sheet says what you got in each section eg ku 1 ps 2
    it doesnt however tell you what your %s are.
    I'll post my certificate on for you's to look at later if you want.


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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    I'll post my certificate on for you's to look at later if you want.


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    That would actually be really interesting.

    Cheers.
 
 
 
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