Most embarrassing/stupid exam mistake you've made? Watch
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Name 2 legal ways a person becomes wealthy. (2 marks)
Talent - e.g. footballers
Invention - e.g. Steve Jobs who invented MICROSOFT
I finished the exam and realised that I forgot to convert from cm to m
Did all the working in a computing exam correctly for a stupid, simple binary question.Accidentally missed off one of the 0s in the answer box.Examiner was not generous.Cost me the A*.
Damn so did you literally miss out on the A* by 1 mark, did you get your paper back, did you get the paper remarked?
I got it remarked initially as original mark was only 242 and I didn't think I was that bad at computing, but after the remark, I got the script back (which shows the original marking and the remark) and the first examiner had just not credited me for the last 3 pages? Unsure what happened but my school got mad and I got the remark refunded and stuff. The second marker was a harsh marker anyway (obviously, as they didn't credit me for perfect working and an obvious mistake of missing out a digit in the answer box). I was pretty upset that I was so close.
Most irritating thing is, that my friend got hers remarked, too, as she originally got 268, and hers went down 5 UMS. It just sucks because had I got her examiner in the first place, I would have got an A*.
I am still very bitter about all of this and hate the exams system as a result.
Well in my C1 GCSE the other day I wrote about the Carbon Dioxide test instead of the Chlorine test as I didn't read the question carefully. I was slightly confused as to why people were talking about litmus paper after, but then I realised how stupid I was.. (Probably the easiest question on the paper aswell)
1 - After some working, I arrive at the answer of 14:15 (which is right). I write 2:45pm in the answer space (yet I still would've gotten the mark, believe it or not).
2 - In a rationalising denominators question, after arriving at a fraction with a denominator of 5 (as opposed to root-5), I put the root sign back on the 5.
3 - I missed out the last 3 questions because I misread "QUESTION 22 IS WORTH 3 MARKS" as "THE PAPER IS WORTH 100 MARKS". If I had answered those questions in the mock, I would've got an A*.
Not me, but a few people in the English Literature GCSE today answered both 45 minute questions - Despite the large bit of text saying in bold caps "Answer EITHER question 20 OR question 21"
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Needless to say I had to resit that exam and I haven't made that mistake since
No joke, i did half a page of working out for a 6 mark question and i got zero for forgetting to divide by two. Honestly.
Anyone have their stories to tell about exam mistakes?