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    (Original post by CD223)
    It's demoralising - I wanna do Computer Science at uni but I feel this exam result won't reflect my knowledge of the field... -,-


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    I dont think it does, computing is actually not computer science, computing is more related to the everyday use of computers and how we benefit from them, computer science is the one where you learn how to program and do all cool mathsy stuff

    Nevertheless, its still a very nice subject to take imho, its quite easy to get high marks and its understandable
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Decent! I'm in the same position provisionally due to moderation. Got 99 raw marks in the coursework - dropped on the software demonstration with annotations haha. How about you?

    What did you get last year?


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    Nice! 99 marks should get you 70UMS no problem. I got 69/70UMS in the project last year, i got 99 raw marks and it wasn't enough for full UMS unfortunately. In the exam I got a mid A, though I didn't do that much work for the theory, so I guess I was lucky. Taking it much more seriously this time round.

    It is my last 'real' exam afterall.
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    Why is 50% of the stuff on this exam useless bull****? Why is there a section on ****ing E-commerce?
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    (Original post by fatart123)
    Why is 50% of the stuff on this exam useless bull****? Why is there a section on ****ing E-commerce?
    heyyy, would you rather have a section about the possible use of different bases and introduction to quantum complexity theory?
    just read over the notes and you get easy marks
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    (Original post by actanide)
    heyyy, would you rather have a section about the possible use of different bases and introduction to quantum complexity theory?
    just read over the notes and you get easy marks
    Yeah, reading over the last 30% or so of the unit and most of the stuff here is just garbage. Shouldn't really need to be told why a manufacturer would use robots over humans in some cases. I'd prefer much more of the binary arithmetic tbh since remembering why you would use a CASE tool is near impossible due to how boring it is.
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    (Original post by fatart123)
    Yeah, reading over the last 30% or so of the unit and most of the stuff here is just garbage. Shouldn't really need to be told why a manufacturer would use robots over humans in some cases. I'd prefer much more of the binary arithmetic tbh since remembering why you would use a CASE tool is near impossible due to how boring it is.
    People will always complain if it was something very hard there'd be people complaining they aren't able to do this. I agree, i really enjoy stuff like doing the floating point, BNF or normalisation, but the fact that 60% of the subject is basically common sense makes me very happy
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    (Original post by actanide)
    People will always complain if it was something very hard there'd be people complaining they aren't able to do this. I agree, i really enjoy stuff like doing the floating point, BNF or normalisation, but the fact that 60% of the subject is basically common sense makes me very happy
    Mhm, probably the reason I find it boring too lol. Apparently most of this year's interesting stuff is being moved to AS for next year's lot, so it should be more fun for them. Hope HCI doesn't come up tomorrow since I flunked that last year with that bloody touchscreen question.
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    (Original post by fatart123)
    Mhm, probably the reason I find it boring too lol. Apparently most of this year's interesting stuff is being moved to AS for next year's lot, so it should be more fun for them. Hope HCI doesn't come up tomorrow since I flunked that last year with that bloody touchscreen question.
    Well my college is dropping Computing next year and replacing it with Computer Science, probably different board too, so they'll basically have what we wanted.

    I bet my one kidney a big HCI wont pop up as it came up last year, but there might be some stupid 3/4 marker one, again, just using common sense
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    (Original post by actanide)
    Well my college is dropping Computing next year and replacing it with Computer Science, probably different board too, so they'll basically have what we wanted.

    I bet my one kidney a big HCI wont pop up as it came up last year, but there might be some stupid 3/4 marker one, again, just using common sense
    Maybe they're going to AQA? Looked at their exams and they look pretty cool.

    Hope not. Last year's question on user manuals in CG1 really takes the biscuit. A question on types of OS would be perfect.
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    (Original post by fatart123)
    Maybe they're going to AQA? Looked at their exams and they look pretty cool.

    Hope not. Last year's question on user manuals in CG1 really takes the biscuit. A question on types of OS would be perfect.
    By types of OS do you mean multi programming/multi user etc?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    By types of OS do you mean multi programming/multi user etc?
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    I don't mind those questions actually, it's just common sense really. I do dislike the annoying things like HCI though.
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    Need 75/100 tomorrow. This is gonna be a close one...
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    (Original post by kkamil113)
    I don't mind those questions actually, it's just common sense really. I do dislike the annoying things like HCI though.
    Yeah me too. Praying tomorrow isn't too bad. 3 hours is just so long :/


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    (Original post by jay_em)
    Need 75/100 tomorrow. This is gonna be a close one...
    What grade is that for? good luck!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah me too. Praying tomorrow isn't too bad. 3 hours is just so long :/


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    3 is hours is mental... but i would rather have 3 hours to go through the paper, read through, slowly answer things plan things etc, than have an hour and rush it!
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    (Original post by jamietopp21)
    3 is hours is mental... but i would rather have 3 hours to go through the paper, read through, slowly answer things plan things etc, than have an hour and rush it!
    That's true. I will take my time tomorrow I reckon. Last year I spent a while on each question to make sure I had answers to everything and then spent the rest of the time adding info to my previous answers.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    That's true. I will take my time tomorrow I reckon. Last year I spent a while on each question to make sure I had answers to everything and then spent the rest of the time adding info to my previous answers.


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    Yeah thats what I'm going to do, but the issue is that this year the question paper and answer papers are different booklets, so i think I'm going to leave a bit gap after each question so i can add things to the end of them
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    (Original post by CD223)
    What grade is that for? good luck!


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    An A grade, I got a high B last year and 97 in the coursework.

    Thanks, you too! It'll all be over soon...
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    (Original post by jamietopp21)
    Yeah thats what I'm going to do, but the issue is that this year the question paper and answer papers are different booklets, so i think I'm going to leave a bit gap after each question so i can add things to the end of them
    Ah true - that sucks -,- how big should the gap be :L


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Ah true - that sucks -,- how big should the gap be :L


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    You can use as many booklets as you want, so you can even leave a whole page for a 2marker, they cant do anything about it
 
 
 
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