Messed up my biology practical, don't know why..and I haven't stopped worrying Watch

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I did the ISA with the milk and the enzyme thing.

Got 5/10 for the qualitative and quantitative and 8/20 on the evaluation.

I've just had a huge knock because of these results! This is 20% of my grade and 10% of A2 how the hell am I going to do what I want to do. This has cost me and I have one more chance (which makes me even more worried) to get better scores on each section.

I thought it was relatively easy.. but these scores? I'm like where did they come from. I ask my teacher and she won't give me feedback or where I went wrong. What if i mess up it 2nd time round? Can I do it a 3rd? & after that can i do it again or is that it?

I feel really patronised by my teacher. When I ask her things in the practical or afterwards she makes me feel stupid but it's only because I want to get a good grade.

I need to get an A. I feel confident with the exam theory stuff but these exams are so informal it makes me less confident. 18/40 I got?! A U? For 20% of my grade?!

Does anyone have any advice? I haven't stopped worrying or being upset since I found out and I feel this could screw up everything. Nothing else is in my mind but this at the moment
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I don't worry enough about bio practical exams..you do like so many a year and then only 3 get picked..
Your teacher sounds a bit mean though, normally teachers give feedback on what people do wrong in practicals to improve general practical skills...
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you normally get 3 goes at each one, sometimes 2 depending on time pressurew and results, and don't look at the grade for your coursework - the mark is more important as it's converted to a UMS mark, and the boundaries are set according to those.
It's normal to do averagely in your first few, they take practise
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oh and it's not the end of the world, you can retake/resubmit coursework in your second year just as you can do unit resits to improve your grade
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Ahh don't worry I messed up mine
I got an A in one then a U in the other but got B at A-Level in total.
You'll be okay!
Always retakes anyways
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So If I mess up 2/3 times I can do my 1st year practical again in the 2nd year? Will that mean I have to do 1st year exams again? And If my college only does 2 practicals, I can go and ask to do the 3rd one in my own time?

Is AS totally separate to A2? Like I heard 10% of this goes towards A2 aswell as A2 practicals, 2 A2 Exams and AS exams towards it, I don't see how it all fits in?

I will ask my teacher for a talk on how I feel concerned and worried. And I will ask her for feedback. Least I'll try.

Thanks for your replies!
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Can I just ask what board you're on?
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Hi, I recently did the qualitative of this, seeing how temperature affects it, seeing if you can see the X through the liquid. Is this it?
If so, could you please tell me what is going to be in the quant. and the eval. please as I mucked up the first one, so any helpwould be much appreciated.

Thanks very much
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Lol, don't sweat it - I got a really bad grade for my practicals in AS because I had a teacher who didn't help + I didn't even know what I was doing.
But, I've got 33/40 in total so far for all my A2 coursework - which is A/B I believe. I'm retaking the AS one obviously :P - but yeah, ask other teachers for help?
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You could always retake next year! :dontknow:
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I was wondering is it possible to resit my ISA ? By the way... when is the deadline for these ?: S
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