Were GCSEs what you expected?

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Did the GCSE exams this year match your expectations? Were they harder, easier or just what you thought they would be?
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Most of them were surprisingly nice apart from the English Lit OMAM paper (I suck at English anyway so I'm not too bothered though :/)
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(Original post by Arithmeticae)
Most of them were surprisingly nice apart from the English Lit OMAM paper (I suck at English anyway so I'm not too bothered though :/)
I thought that AQA iGCSE English Lit went surprisingly well. It was Geography physical that caught me out a bit.
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Couple of difficult papers e.g. AQA Physical Geography and EDEXCEL IGCSE Spanish listening but mostly as aspected!
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(Original post by Arithmeticae)
Most of them were surprisingly nice apart from the English Lit OMAM paper (I suck at English anyway so I'm not too bothered though :/)
Oh don't get me started on that
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Physics (ocr 21st century) was incredibly difficult for GCSE and rather obscure, although everyone seems to agree so don't know what'll happen there. Other than that they were as I expected.
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Oh don't get me started on that
It could have been pretty much anything except the first chapter and it would have been OK, why did they have to pick the topic I didn't cover?!

I only put down the basic father figure/superiority stuff and made some BS up about the weather, lol
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All nice apart from OCR B Geography SDME and OCR Gateway P123
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It could have been pretty much anything except the first chapter and it would have been OK, why did they have to pick the topic I didn't cover?!

I only put down the basic father figure/superiority stuff and made some BS up about the weather, lol
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Oh don't get me started on that
It was a horrible question, although I thought the Part B was okay
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It was a horrible question, although I thought the Part B was okay
I can't really remember it. I'm not sure I want to lol
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I can't really remember it. I'm not sure I want to lol
I think it was relationships, I remember writing about Curley and Curley's wife, Candy and his relationship with George and Lennie

I'm not sad to drop English haha
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It was a horrible question, although I thought the Part B was okay
Can't even remember what it was, but I think I managed to rescue myself from completely bombing on the other part

English isn't really my thing so I'm not that bothered anyway, lol
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English isn't really my thing so I'm not that bothered anyway, lol
Me neither, won't be sad to let it go
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Harder in my opinion. Compared to past papers at least.
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all as expected except for the exam i just did today - maths paper 2 edexcel. it was horrible :mad: and there was me thinking an A overall was what i was going to get. this paper might have actually ruined my life since all my a levels ask for a top grade in maths. ughhhhh! i hope it's anything but a C or below. ruined my day for me completely
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(Original post by Witness Tecle)
all as expected except for the exam i just did today - maths paper 2 edexcel. it was horrible :mad: and there was me thinking an A overall was what i was going to get. this paper might have actually ruined my life since all my a levels ask for a top grade in maths. ughhhhh! i hope it's anything but a C or below. ruined my day for me completely
Paper 2 didn't go as well as Paper 1 in my opinion.
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I'm happy with how they all went tbh! Although, AQA media was a bit of a mess :/ (not enough time)
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Found all 9 science exams easy as hell. The maths went well too (finished the paper today with 30 minutes to spare). Only thing I'm worried about is my Geography coursework because I never actually got a mark back and it might pull down my grade.
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I messed up in about 6 exams altogether, rest were fine...
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Honestly? It went by in a blur. It was the longest weeks of my life, yet also the shortest. I found:
History
English Literature
C1
C2
C3
B1
B2
B3
P1
P2
P3

To all be far easier than I expected.
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