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    Does anyone know if it is possible to get A*s at A level when you don't attend classes or read course information?

    For example if I were to sit a maths A level exam, could I get an A*just using the formula from the sheet? O

    Is this what really clever people do?
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    No.
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    Obviously not, you can't answer a question if you don't know the answer
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    No.
    But my friend got an A* (100%) in his maths and physics A levels by just reading the formula. He said he worked backwards when he solved the question. He is know at Cambridge.
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    He didn't. You cannot.
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    (Original post by Friendly Liberal)
    But my friend got an A* (100%) in his maths and physics A levels by just reading the formula. He said he worked backwards when he solved the question. He is know at Cambridge.
    Mate, I hold offer for medicine at Cambridge and let me tell you... I did maths and physics and no.. you cannot just rely on formulas because not all the questions rely on formulas.

    The amount of BS.


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    If all you needed were the formulae given to you on the paper, everyone would get 100%. He is lying and you've been stupid enough to believe him.
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    (Original post by missfats)
    Mate, I hold offer for medicine at Cambridge and let me tell you... I did maths and physics and no.. you cannot just rely on formulas because not all the questions rely on formulas.

    The amount of BS.


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    Really? I remember him saying that all the questions were like common sense to him. He has a very high IQ too like genius level, so maybe he can see the answer without working it out, like a natural mathematical instinct? Do not say this is impossible because the human brain is so complex. He could have been a savant - like the guy who can recite pi to over 100,000 decimal places from memory as well as working out square roots in his head.
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    (Original post by Friendly Liberal)
    Really? I remember him saying that all the questions were like common sense to him. He has a very high IQ too like genius level, so maybe he can see the answer without working it out, like a natural mathematical instinct? Do not say this is impossible because the human brain is so complex. He could have been a savant - like the guy who can recite pi to over 100,000 decimal places from memory as well as working out square roots in his head.
    Has it ever occurred to you that maybe, just maybe he is lying to you? Who do you think is more reliable; everyone on here saying the same thing, as well as teachers and admissions tutors, or some idiot who's trying to show off to you?
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    (Original post by Groundearth)
    Has it ever occurred to you that maybe, just maybe he is lying to you? Who do you think is more reliable; everyone on here saying the same thing, as well as teachers and admissions tutors, or some idiot who's trying to show off to you?
    Well I didn't study Maths or Science subjects at A level, so I don't know how they work. But my mate is very clever, like Stephen Hawking clever, so maybe he did just turn up to the exam without actually revising like people do, and get 100%?
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    (Original post by Friendly Liberal)
    Well I didn't study Maths or Science subjects at A level, so I don't know how they work. But my mate is very clever, like Stephen Hawking clever, so maybe he did just turn up to the exam without actually revising like people do, and get 100%?
    Mate, science is not all common sense.

    Well, if he never "revised" but listened in class, then I would understand. However, you said that he never studied the material, so no.

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    (Original post by missfats)
    Mate, science is not all common sense.

    Well, if he never "revised" but listened in class, then I would understand. However, you said that he never studied the material, so no.

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    Not to you, but maybe it is to him. When he had his IQ measured, when presented with a question, he instinctively knew the correct shape to fit the pattern without giving it more than like 2 seconds of thought. So I believe that he did the same in his A levels too.
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    (Original post by Friendly Liberal)
    Not to you, but maybe it is to him. When he had his IQ measured, when presented with a question, he instinctively knew the correct shape to fit the pattern without giving it more than like 2 seconds of thought. So I believe that he did the same in his A levels too.
    Every time someone's said something contradictory to your views, you keep on repeating the same **** about your genius friend. Whilst there's nothing wrong with that in itself... why the hell did you create this thread in the first place?
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    Every time someone's said something contradictory to your views, you keep on repeating the same **** about your genius friend. Whilst there's nothing wrong with that in itself... why the hell did you create this thread in the first place?
    I don't believe what they say because they're probably jealous of my friend, and they will say it is impossible to get 100% in a maths A level without revising so they feel better about their limited intellect.
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    How are you going to learn something which came from nowhere as you have no knowledge?
    Even if there was a genius he would need to know the theory behind it to even attempt to do something,
    It's like giving a clever 3 year old, A level work, regardless of how smart the child may be he will NOT be able to do it unless he learnt complex maths stuff,
    100% troll.
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    (Original post by Friendly Liberal)
    Well I didn't study Maths or Science subjects at A level, so I don't know how they work. But my mate is very clever, like Stephen Hawking clever, so maybe he did just turn up to the exam without actually revising like people do, and get 100%?
    As much of a genius Stephen Hawking is, I doubt he would've been able to get 100% purely using the formulae on the paper. People who have the capability to answer every question perfectly often make at least 1 silly mistake, so 100% is not easy.

    He's lying.
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    (Original post by Friendly Liberal)
    Really? I remember him saying that all the questions were like common sense to him. He has a very high IQ too like genius level, so maybe he can see the answer without working it out, like a natural mathematical instinct? Do not say this is impossible because the human brain is so complex. He could have been a savant - like the guy who can recite pi to over 100,000 decimal places from memory as well as working out square roots in his head.
    'Natural mathematical instinct'? *sigh*. As others have said, he is clearly lying to you. I too have a friend with a genius-level IQ, and neither he nor anyone else could turn up to a Maths/Physics A Level paper, having no prior knowledge of the course (or anything equivalent to that level) and get 100%. I cry for your naïvety.


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    If theres one subject where this is possible, its maths. Although, in the time frame of an exam, this is highly unlikely.
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    Why don't you try it and let us know?
 
 
 
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