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    My first and only was the history controlled assessment in year 10.
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    A* for Maths GCSE in Year 9

    After that my maths in school went kind of downhill

    But I like it at A- Level
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    IGCSE History, A*. I was, and still are, proud of it.
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    (Original post by treetrunks)
    My first A* was GCSE Chemistry... unfortunately it was only a mock and overall I got a C
    Poor you.
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    I got my first A*s in my chemistry and physics exams but I've never had an overall A*.
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    I got my first A* in ICT. imo, it's the hardest subject ever.
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    (Original post by treetrunks)
    My first A* was GCSE Chemistry... unfortunately it was only a mock and overall I got a C
    Poor you.
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    An English Language controlled assessment. I remember being waaaay happier than I should have been :lol:

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    (Original post by Zeetingman)
    My first official A* was in RE and I didn't revise for it very much.
    I wouldn't be proud of getting an A* without much revision. You're either lying about not revising to make yourself sound smarter or the person marking you was too generous.
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    I wouldn't be proud of getting an A* without much revision. You're either lying about not revising to make yourself sound smarter or the person marking you was too generous.
    I actually think it's possible to get a deserved A* in some subjects with little revision whilst I don't think it's easy in subjects like science etc, I think it is in some modules in english literature, english language, history and RE.

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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    I wouldn't be proud of getting an A* without much revision. You're either lying about not revising to make yourself sound smarter or the person marking you was too generous.
    At GCSE level? Ha! Most were pitifully easy. If you mean RS in particular then I've no idea as I never took it. But in general they were astonishingly easy. If you were half decent at maths an A* was a walk in the park. Did nothing and got an easy A*.

    Edit: I sound quite arrogant and condescending, and for that I apologise. But I (and others) do find them fairly easy and in comparison to A levels they seem child's play.
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    I actually think it's possible to get a deserved A* in some subjects with little revision whilst I don't think it's easy in subjects like science etc, I think it is in some modules in english literature, english language, history and RE.

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    (Original post by TVIO)
    At GCSE level? Ha! Most were pitifully easy. If you mean RS in particular then I've no idea as I never took it. But in general they were astonishingly easy. If you were half decent at maths an A* was a walk in the park. Did nothing and got an easy A*.
    Both your comments unknowingly support the consensus that the educational system here is a joke. Easy A*s are nothing to be proud of! You said it yourselves that you don't need to try hard to achieve top grades at GCSE. How is that a good thing? Clearly people aren't being challenged and it's far too lax.
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    I got two A*s at GCSE, one for RE and one for D&T Textiles
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    Both your comments unknowingly support the consensus that the educational system here is a joke. Easy A*s are nothing to be proud of! You said it yourselves that you don't need to try hard to achieve top grades at GCSE. How is that a good thing?
    There's two things an exam system should test. Attainment and ability. Ability is a useful predictor for future more difficult endeavours (A levels, degree etc.) and attainment is how much you know/can do right now. Right now GCSEs are trying to be a weird mix of the two and it's really not working out. Also, though I do find them very easy myself, the majority do not, and under any exam system there will be those who do not struggle to do well.
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    Both your comments unknowingly support the consensus that the educational system here is a joke. Easy A*s are nothing to be proud of! You said it yourselves that you don't need to try hard to achieve top grades at GCSE. How is that a good thing?
    I didn't say it was a good thing, nor did I say they're something to be proud of, but it definitely is possible! And just because some people find it easy, doesn't mean all do. If that was the case, a lot more would get A*s. I certainly wouldn't have been able to do it in maths like the other user.

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