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    (Original post by tsjmcgrath)
    Oh my, that's terrible! Someone really needs to sort out these exam boards. See, that's the only good thing Michael Gove proposed with the EBCs: just one exam board for each subject (well, it might have been one exam board with divisions for each subject, but it's the same thing really). AQA and the other exam boards actually seem to judge exams relatively fairly.

    I know one person who got an A* in my Music class, however he does happen to be Grade 8 and has played at the Royal Albert Hall (during the Proms, I think, some sort of special event). He's also part of the school jazz band which, I believe, reached the national finals. To add to that he's also in various other bands and Grade 7 (I think) on Piano. But my problem is, you shouldn't have to be at that level to get a good GCSE - that's A-Level, if not degree calibre! Of course he definitely deserves that grade, but it seems odd that I and many others in my class have got Grade 4 and above in an instrument of some shape or form and only ended up with Cs.
    One of my closest friends is in the national youth orchestra (or something like that) and only came out with a D overall....These marks are way too harsh
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    Actually looking forward to starting sixth form now! It's good we still have a bit more time after results though :yes:
    Strangely excited for all the uni talks and open days within the next year
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    Me too! Getting my results has made me excited to get back to school
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    (Original post by Mr.Nor)
    One of my closest friends is in the national youth orchestra (or something like that) and only came out with a D overall....These marks are way too harsh
    Oh my... That's disgraceful. I almost want to start properly investigating this, it doesn't sound fair at all.
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    (Original post by tsjmcgrath)
    Oh my... That's disgraceful. I almost want to start properly investigating this, it doesn't sound fair at all.
    Go for it But bottom line is no one has done good in music everyone I know (even from other schools) have failed.
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    It's finally hit me that I'm leaving everyone behind by going to college .-.
    Why it's took so long I don't know


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    (Original post by Mr.Nor)
    Go for it But bottom line is no one has done good in music everyone I know (even from other schools) have failed.
    Haha, I really want to, but I've heard kicking up a fuss doesn't really do much good. It's unjust, but they'll probably just argue that some people clearly did pass so it can't be wrong. Maybe it's communication between schools and OCR that is the problem? Because my Music teaching was pretty awful, really, but I don't consider my Music teacher as a necessarily bad teacher. So it could be that he just didn't understand what he had to teach us because OCR were being vague?

    *puts on deerstalker*
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    (Original post by tsjmcgrath)
    Haha, I really want to, but I've heard kicking up a fuss doesn't really do much good. It's unjust, but they'll probably just argue that some people clearly did pass so it can't be wrong. Maybe it's communication between schools and OCR that is the problem? Because my Music teaching was pretty awful, really, but I don't consider my Music teacher as a necessarily bad teacher. So it could be that he just didn't understand what he had to teach us because OCR were being vague?

    *puts on deerstalker*
    My teacher basically let us piss around most of the lessons and she didn't even care so....But some really talented people got Ds and Es for no good reasons....Maybe these are the highest boundaries ever?
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    (Original post by sophie238)
    Actually looking forward to starting sixth form now! It's good we still have a bit more time after results though :yes:
    Strangely excited for all the uni talks and open days within the next year
    Me too. I just want to get started on my A levels now.
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    (Original post by emcat)
    Me too. I just want to get started on my A levels now.
    as soon as I got my results my teachers thrust homework onto me :lol: so i'm going to get started on that soon
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    (Original post by techno836)
    as soon as I got my results my teachers thrust homework onto me :lol: so i'm going to get started on that soon
    Really? I've never heard of a school doing that.

    Is it odd that I actually kind of miss having homework to do?
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    (Original post by techno836)
    I got 7A*s 3As and 5Bs .. if you want a breakdown i'll PM you
    well done those are really good results !
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    (Original post by techno836)
    as soon as I got my results my teachers thrust homework onto me :lol: so i'm going to get started on that soon
    I got one lot of homework before school finished and one on Book Return Day but thankfully none today, although I still haven't finished that so I need to get back to it soon
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    (Original post by emcat)
    Really? I've never heard of a school doing that.

    Is it odd that I actually kind of miss having homework to do?
    It's to make sure that when we go back our minds are already in the zone ;D .. its only top end GCSE stuff and Low A level ones (kinda like bridging the gap books )
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    (Original post by sarahiscool)
    well done those are really good results !
    haha thankyou I am very happy my chemistry teacher said I got full raw marks in my C3 exam :woo:

    (Original post by SophieB1997)
    I got one lot of homework before school finished and one on Book Return Day but thankfully none today, although I still haven't finished that so I need to get back to it soon
    haha the work never ends :lol::rolleyes:
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    (Original post by techno836)
    haha thankyou I am very happy my chemistry teacher said I got full raw marks in my C3 exam :woo:



    haha the work never ends :lol::rolleyes:
    I got an E in my C3 exam :teehee:
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    (Original post by Mr.Nor)
    I got an E in my C3 exam :teehee:
    ahh I've been looking for you, how was your biology :lol: and what were your grades
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    (Original post by techno836)
    ahh I've been looking for you, how was your biology :lol: and what were your grades
    I got an E as well (and for the record I did in P3 too) I got 2Bs, 4Cs, 2Ds and a distinction. I know I'm not the smartest person in the world, but I still got into sixth form and I'm happy..
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    (Original post by techno836)
    It's to make sure that when we go back our minds are already in the zone ;D .. its only top end GCSE stuff and Low A level ones (kinda like bridging the gap books )
    Ahh, right. That's actually a pretty good idea.
    (Original post by Mr.Nor)
    I got an E as well (and for the record I did in P3 too) I got 2Bs, 4Cs, 2Ds and a distinction. I know I'm not the smartest person in the world, but I still got into sixth form and I'm happy..
    Kind of glad someone else failed P3. I got a D and all my friends got As on it. Well done though for your other grades
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    (Original post by Mr.Nor)
    I got an E as well (and for the record I did in P3 too) I got 2Bs, 4Cs, 2Ds and a distinction. I know I'm not the smartest person in the world, but I still got into sixth form and I'm happy..
    Well that's good you should be happy

    (Original post by emcat)
    Ahh, right. That's actually a pretty good idea.

    Kind of glad someone else failed P3. I got a D and all my friends got As on it.
    and yeah so I should be very sharp when I go back ... and i'll have my pre learned AS stuff that i'm doing in secret ;D :lol:
 
 
 
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