Have you felt like you've done bad in an exam, but actually done well?

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Ever had that experience...
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It's happened a few times with essays in university.
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My maths gcse. I have dyslexia and a maths dyslexia. I thought i had well failed maths gcse as i guessed lots, left out half a paper on paper 2 and im crap at maths. thoght i would have a U and i got a C, yipee no resit!!
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I genuinely thought i failed a module last year. I did one big question only to feel I couldn't do it, crossed it out and answered on a topic I revised very little for in 30 minutes.


I got a 1st in the end. :thumbsup:
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Thought i d failed a second year uni presentation got a 75% wanted to ask if they d got the right person..
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(Original post by mjrd)
My maths gcse. I have dyslexia and a maths dyslexia. I thought i had well failed maths gcse as i guessed lots, left out half a paper on paper 2 and im crap at maths. thoght i would have a U and i got a C, yipee no resit!!
Aren't those in your position given a certain spectrum of lee-way when it regards the marking process?
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Aren't those in your position given a certain spectrum of lee-way when it regards the marking process?
I get a private room, a scribe and 25% extra time. I have 5% taken off my geog, geol and religion As levels for Spag and 20% spag taken off me for my english resit gcse.
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(Original post by mjrd)
I get a private room, a scribe and 25% extra time. I have 5% taken off my geog, geol and religion As levels for Spag and 20% spag taken off me for my english resit gcse.
Thought so. Was merely curious; a friend of mine is also dyslexic and I wasn't sure how to ask without coming across as rude.
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Thought so. Was merely curious; a friend of mine is also dyslexic and I wasn't sure how to ask without coming across as rude.
No probs. I dont mind. 😀 tHough i had no help for my gcses as they only found out i had high dyslexia when i came to col to do mY A levels.
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Yep. In my two GCSE Physics exams last year I thought I'd done so badly that I was almost in tears towards the end, but on results day I had an A* in both exams shockingly. Hoping the same thing happens this year because a few of my exams have not gone well.
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I had a panic attack during my GCSE Geography exam last year and I thought I failed...

I ended up getting 100%
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yep
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Ever had that experience...
Mock GCSEs - thought I got a majority of Bs and even failed English Language.

Got 7A*s 3As which was a shock, won't be repeating it in the real things though which is a shame but oh well. English Language managed to get a solid A*s too! I almost cried with happiness!
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A few times. I think most notably for me was last year, where I sat GCSE Physics. The exam, in my opinion, went so truly awful. I came out shell-shocked, and then went home and just cried for a good few hours.

For that reason, seeing I got an A* in the subject was honestly the greatest thing!

I usually tend to be wary if I feel I've done spectacularly in a subject. Like, I would do a paper and feel it was 'super easy', and then it would turn out the reason I felt I'd done so well was because I'd done everything wrong!
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It tends to depend on the subject. Maths/physics, for example, you can usually tell whether you've gotten the answer right or not. For other subjects, you may have done much better than you anticipated. Think it's happened to most people at one point or another.
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Had a biology exam resit and came out and thought that was the worst exam I've ever done. Turns out I got 88% in it.

The grade boundaries must have been incredibly low
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Last year I thought that I'd flunked an A2 economics exam and missed my UCL offer, but ended up getting 100 ums
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I thought I'd done so badly in my GCSE graphic products exam last year I cried when I got home but turns out I got an A... Was so weird
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Really hope this happens with all my subjects this year -.-!
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in on of my chemistry mock exams I guessed on 80% of the questions and thought I'd definitely failed but I ended up getting an A, I must be a good guesser!
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