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A little rant my fellow TSR pals.I work so hard for exams but if doesn't pay off ,I still get crap results.
Ive just finished AS ,starting A2 in sept.I feel like I'm being ripped off hah!In jan I had 3 exams I got BCD.The D was in bio and my bio teacher commented saying "you didn't deserve that D blah blah you can do way better"(that talk lasted a good 20minutes)
One thing that frustrates me is there are people I know at school that drink ,smoke and party every weekend ,chill with their boyfriends&girlfriends after school but still get As in exams.Then there's me ,the kid who hardly go out and does nothing but work.
2 weeks till results day &I know I will be disappointed.I don't want to know my results
Seriously I don't know where I'm going wrong,sometimes I feel like crying over this.
Maybe I need new revision techniques ahhh I just don't know
Advice anyone?😭


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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1375172

This thread should help you out
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Maybe you need to improve your exam technique, i would get your script back and go through it with your teacher. I always did awful in exams. Also when it comes to revision you should try studying with your friends or others on the course and go through the past papers which can help.
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How do you define working hard?

For example I used to work 5 hours per day every day of the week, and I classed that as 'working hard'.

Also it depends on the quality of your work, what do you to when working? Do you just read the textbooks, do you make your own notes? Etc

Also which subjects are you taking?
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It is disgusting to assume that non-academic people should look at supermarkets.

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It is disgusting to assume that non-academic people should look at supermarkets.

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I know, but those shelves do need stacking!
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A little rant my fellow TSR pals.I work so hard for exams but if doesn't pay off ,I still get crap results.
Ive just finished AS ,starting A2 in sept.I feel like I'm being ripped off hah!In jan I had 3 exams I got BCD.The D was in bio and my bio teacher commented saying "you didn't deserve that D blah blah you can do way better"(that talk lasted a good 20minutes)
One thing that frustrates me is there are people I know at school that drink ,smoke and party every weekend ,chill with their boyfriends&girlfriends after school but still get As in exams.Then there's me ,the kid who hardly go out and does nothing but work.
2 weeks till results day &I know I will be disappointed.I don't want to know my results
Seriously I don't know where I'm going wrong,sometimes I feel like crying over this.
Maybe I need new revision techniques ahhh I just don't know
Advice anyone?������


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This is literally the story of my life! My best never really seems to be good enough, sorry to sound awful but my version of getting a bad grade is a B instead of an A. I put all the hours in and revise everything but when it gets to the exam everything seems to fly out of my head and I mess it up. I'm dreading results day - I know I won't have got the 4 As that I wanted. The worst thing for me is letting my Mum down. My friends go out partying all weekend, don't do any homework and still get As in the exam - I honestly don't know how they do it! So I feel your pain
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I posted this on one of the other threads.
My Philisophy and religion teacher noticed I was struggling as I had spent most of my time working 12 hour shifts and attending school I barely had to to sleep let alone study. She started researching for study aids and found this great online course for me to watch on my free time and once I was done studying came easy. It's a little expensive but trust me the hours it saves on studying and the quality of the studying you do. All you learn stays with you as oppose to forgetting it the second you're done with your exam.
If you are interested the link below is the course I took. I really do recommend it to anyone and everyone who spends more time studying with little results.

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This is literally the story of my life! My best never really seems to be good enough, sorry to sound awful but my version of getting a bad grade is a B instead of an A. I put all the hours in and revise everything but when it gets to the exam everything seems to fly out of my head and I mess it up. I'm dreading results day - I know I won't have got the 4 As that I wanted. The worst thing for me is letting my Mum down. My friends go out partying all weekend, don't do any homework and still get As in the exam - I honestly don't know how they do it! So I feel your pain
Omg same here .before the exam I know it all ,I ace all the past papers when it comes to the real thing my mind goes blank .where are we seriously going wrong I would love to know


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Omg same here .before the exam I know it all ,I ace all the past papers when it comes to the real thing my mind goes blank .where are we seriously going wrong I would love to know


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Ha samesss! What is life? :confused:
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(Original post by livealittle)
A little rant my fellow TSR pals.I work so hard for exams but if doesn't pay off ,I still get crap results.
Ive just finished AS ,starting A2 in sept.I feel like I'm being ripped off hah!In jan I had 3 exams I got BCD.The D was in bio and my bio teacher commented saying "you didn't deserve that D blah blah you can do way better"(that talk lasted a good 20minutes)
One thing that frustrates me is there are people I know at school that drink ,smoke and party every weekend ,chill with their boyfriends&girlfriends after school but still get As in exams.Then there's me ,the kid who hardly go out and does nothing but work.
2 weeks till results day &I know I will be disappointed.I don't want to know my results
Seriously I don't know where I'm going wrong,sometimes I feel like crying over this.
Maybe I need new revision techniques ahhh I just don't know
Advice anyone?😭


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I absolutely know how you're feeling and I'm glad I'm not the only one like this.
From my experience, most of my friends who receive amazing grades, get tutored outside of school and/or they know the knack of how to tackle exam questions/application questions very very well.
The way I revise is, by listing things in order or by drawing pictures corresponding to the topics I'm learning. Maybe that might help you??
Hope you did well today, it's not the be all and end all if you didn't - you've got a chance to retake or do better next year.
I suggest revising the stuff learnt during school, again and again, but don't leave it till you have loads of topics to revise; do it as you go along - that's going to be what I'm going to do this September (A2)
Best of luck x
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yup i know exactly how you feel. if you want better grades you gotta work harder even if you already do.
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It seems like you're certainly working hard enough, you're just not doing it in the right way.

And the other people who supposedly get As even though they don't do homework and party all the time... either they do not get As or they do actually work.
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For different subject a different technique is need, I suggest for biology you learn everything in the text book as anything in there can be examined (I recommend flash cards and writing good condensed notes). Use the learning outcome as a guide so you know you know the stuff. Do past papers over and over and 'understand why the answer is that', don't just memorise the answers and lie to yourself that you get it. Do the question at the back of the textbook as well. Revise biology 1 or 3 hour per day, everyday.
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I read somewhere, it's not about working harder, it's about working smarter
Be selective, be efficient, be clever when you revise, your work ethic is already there since you worked hard, but change up strategies
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I really feel your pain!! And to that person who said you should work at a supermarket, you ARE disgusting. In the real world, shallow minded people are far less likely to succeed purely because no one wants to work with you anyway, I would definitely agree with working smarter. Just little things like not giving in so easily and trying to work things out by yourself, and doing everything under timer conditions is great practise. My problem is pressure, and I just can't think under pressure! I get really nervous and agitated in exams which does affect my grades. just think about where you're going wrong, and think around it! You're definitely working hard, it just might be little things in your revision technique.
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My problem last year was spending loads of time memorising the material when in fact, I already knew it. Now I spend less time trying to memorise the textbook and more time doing practise questions. You know they said practise makes perfect, so less memorising and more practise! You already know the content trust me
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I DON'T UNDERStAND EITHER. I WORK SOOOO HARD BEFORE MOCK EXAMS generally by doing past papers continuously, revising the content and anything else that I'm bad at to really understand it and I do. But when it comes to the mock I get so nervous and under pressure when I look at the hard questions that I write whatever comes to mind about the specific topic and hope I get the answer in Chemistry and Biology and it results in me getting horrendous grades. I JUST DON'T GET IT and it's already getting too late to improve due to AS exams coming up for both which determines everything for A levels. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO????
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(Original post by daisystones)
This is literally the story of my life! My best never really seems to be good enough, sorry to sound awful but my version of getting a bad grade is a B instead of an A. I put all the hours in and revise everything but when it gets to the exam everything seems to fly out of my head and I mess it up. I'm dreading results day - I know I won't have got the 4 As that I wanted. The worst thing for me is letting my Mum down. My friends go out partying all weekend, don't do any homework and still get As in the exam - I honestly don't know how they do it! So I feel your pain
Same thing with me and I just hate it all my friends get extremely good grades and I try but I just can't active that😞
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(Original post by livealittle)
A little rant my fellow TSR pals.I work so hard for exams but if doesn't pay off ,I still get crap results.
Ive just finished AS ,starting A2 in sept.I feel like I'm being ripped off hah!In jan I had 3 exams I got BCD.The D was in bio and my bio teacher commented saying "you didn't deserve that D blah blah you can do way better"(that talk lasted a good 20minutes)
One thing that frustrates me is there are people I know at school that drink ,smoke and party every weekend ,chill with their boyfriends&girlfriends after school but still get As in exams.Then there's me ,the kid who hardly go out and does nothing but work.
2 weeks till results day &I know I will be disappointed.I don't want to know my results
Seriously I don't know where I'm going wrong,sometimes I feel like crying over this.
Maybe I need new revision techniques ahhh I just don't know
Advice anyone?😭



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