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    (Original post by Bevanite)
    Day's notice? No time to prepare? Surely perfect for the "proper intelligent people then"!
    Ahah, that was exactly my point too!
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    (Original post by Bevanite)
    Day's notice? No time to prepare? Surely perfect for the "proper intelligent people then"!
    Are you implying that I am super intelligent? Why thank you!
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    You people are lucky that at least you have the chance if you want to re-sit your exams! At the end of year 11 I will have 12 subjects and exams in all. If I have a bad day or something happens I will just have to deal with it. Wish I could at least have the chance to retake exams but I wont! And yeah I will probably be really stressed out which wont help!
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    (Original post by polaritymolecule)
    Are you implying that I am super intelligent? Why thank you!
    If i remember correctly these controlled assessments messed up your GCSE's? I'm not sure i understand your point
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    (Original post by polaritymolecule)
    Are you implying that I am super intelligent? Why thank you!
    No? To infer that I was somehow giving you a backhanded compliment is just stupid
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    (Original post by _-_Ella_-_)
    You people are lucky that at least you have the chance if you want to re-sit your exams! At the end of year 11 I will have 12 subjects and exams in all. If I have a bad day or something happens I will just have to deal with it. Wish I could at least have the chance to retake exams but I wont! And yeah I will probably be really stressed out which wont help!
    Are you a current year eleven? I think i'm having something like that too, it's bad enough having four exams this month stress-wise, let alone 12+ in the summer!
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    (Original post by FuzzingSas)
    If i remember correctly these controlled assessments messed up your GCSE's? I'm not sure i understand your point
    GCSEs* Yes, in my opinion, I would have done better without them
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    (Original post by _-_Ella_-_)
    You people are lucky that at least you have the chance if you want to re-sit your exams! At the end of year 11 I will have 12 subjects and exams in all. If I have a bad day or something happens I will just have to deal with it. Wish I could at least have the chance to retake exams but I wont! And yeah I will probably be really stressed out which wont help!
    Most of us have been there, I had 15 exams and that was without retakes.
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    (Original post by polaritymolecule)
    GCSEs* Yes, in my opinion, I would have done better without them
    But then surely the more intelligent people would have done well anyway, therefore separating from those who are not quite as clever (even if they are only less clever by minimal amounts), it's just another way of picking out the smart guys
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    (Original post by member591354)
    Why would I jeopardise my reputation for some measly months extra? I am committed and work hard for examinations the first time; I do not make excuses for poor performance or laziness. Someone dies, so? It happens all the time. :rolleyes:
    Right, firstly, I find it ridiculous how often I see ignorant, judgemental people like you on tsr who automatically judge any who doesn't get an A* in every exam as 'lazy', there are a number of reasons why people might not get a grade they're happy with, personal reasons, health issues, mental issues or maybe they simply just didn't have a good exam and got the wrong questions or something like that. Its not necessarily because of laziness and I believe the current system of giving students a second chance, especially if they had extenuating issues is the right way to go, cause it would be ludicrous and wouldn't make any sense to say to someone who underperformed through no fault of their own, 'No sorry, we couldn't care less about your problems, your life is ****ed', its always important for schools to support their students and help them achieve the best they can.

    And, secondly, I do hope your comment 'It happens all the time' in regards to family bereavement is a joke, cause there is no way in hell anybody could perform at the best of their capabilities in an exam if so for example a family member had died a few days before, if you're serious then you're deluded.

    If you were only referring to those who were actually lazy and couldn't be bothered to work then I'd perhaps agree with you more, but seeing as though you're judging anyone who needed a resit as lazy, I don't agree with you.
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    I was told by my school to retake one of my History modules to boost the UMS points on my A grade... I don't see why I should do the exam again when I am really pleased with the original result.


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    Education is about learning. Testing is just a way to prove that you have learned stuff. If the first test shows you have not learned enough, then what is wrong with going back to your books and learning more and testing yourself again lol.
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    (Original post by Greyhoodie)
    I was told by my school to retake one of my History modules to boost the UMS points on my A grade... I don't see why I should do the exam again when I am really pleased with the original result.


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    Unless you're considering applying to Cambridge, who actually look at UMS, i wouldn't recommend putting yourself through all of that extra stress for the possibility of boosting your UMS by one or two
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    (Original post by Olie)
    Right, firstly, I find it ridiculous how often I see ignorant, judgemental people like you on tsr who automatically judge any who doesn't get an A* in every exam as 'lazy', there are a number of reasons why people might not get a grade they're happy with, personal reasons, health issues, mental issues or maybe they simply just didn't have a good exam and got the wrong questions or something like that. Its not necessarily because of laziness and I believe the current system of giving students a second chance, especially if they had extenuating issues is the right way to go, cause it would be ludicrous and wouldn't make any sense to say to someone who underperformed through no fault of their own, 'No sorry, we couldn't care less about your problems, your life is ****ed', its always important for schools to support their students and help them achieve the best they can.

    And, secondly, I do hope your comment 'It happens all the time' in regards to family bereavement is a joke, cause there is no way in hell anybody could perform at the best of their capabilities in an exam if so for example a family member had died a few days before, if you're serious then you're deluded.

    If you were only referring to those who were actually lazy and couldn't be bothered to work then I'd perhaps agree with you more, but seeing as though you're judging anyone who needed a resit as lazy, I don't agree with you.
    OP already left the conversation because of all the retaliation so you're not likely to get a reply...

    Ah well
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    To be fair even though it might be 'easier' for resitters simply resitting places them at a disadvantage for uni applications since highly ranked unis prefer people who got everything the first time.

    Also resitting an exam means you'll have a higher workload in June as you'll have to work for the exams on that season plus the ones you've resat.
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    the goverment makes good money from resits. why would they stop it.
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    (Original post by 20z12)
    the goverment makes good money from resits. why would they stop it.
    Do they though...?
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    (Original post by Bevanite)


    Do they though...?
    yes they do, some people who know where resitting had to pay £30 for maths exam.
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    Hmm. I'm not sure if this is about resits or January exams. Anyway, I'm in favour of Jan exams being scrapped, modular exams do just encourage cramming for the topics that are coming up, linear exams seem like a better way to test and encourage learningas you go along.
    BUT, I think banning resits would be completely ridiculous. Sometimes there are other circumstance, sometimes people just make mistakes. And if they want a second chance, and are willing to try hard and do well, good for them! If you need a second chance, take it.
    Another interesting situation is someone sitting an exam early. Should they not be able to resit it at the 'correct' time? Banning resits would just discourage intelligent people from taking an initiative and doing this.
    It's fair enough that resits have to be decalred, it's then up to individual unis etc how they feel.
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    (Original post by FuzzingSas)
    Are you a current year eleven? I think i'm having something like that too, it's bad enough having four exams this month stress-wise, let alone 12+ in the summer!
    No just starting my GCSEs. I will literally be having all exams at the end of year eleven.
 
 
 
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