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Anyone else baffled how so many kids seem to get loads of As-A*s at GCSE? watch

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    still blows my mind

    I got 3 As at A level in Maths, Econ and Biology, graduating with a 1st in my degree from a meh RG uni but I only achieved 1 A at GCSE with a few Bs and some Cs

    but on my course I swear 90% of people had atleast the large majority of their grades being above A

    seems everyone has 7A*s and 3As, just can't fathom how people achieve that over 10+ subjects back when they are 14-16.
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    it still blows my mind why you give a **** about gcses when you have a degree from a good university.

    no one gives a **** about gcses when u get ur a-levels
    no one gives a **** about ur a-levels when u get ur degree
    no one gives a **** about ur degree when u've started ur career
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    ha i know right I guess some people are willing to put the hours in and I think now more than ever people know that you need X number of A*'s for medicine ect so people have a good reason to want to aim for such grades. don't worry though your Alevel grades are amazing and so is your degree !
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    They are more adept at processing information. I see it too. But im in uni and im lazy.
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    They work hard and want to achieve the best they possibly can?
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    Yeah, maybe they are just smart and hard working. I got 9 A*s and 1 A at GCSE, but screwed up my A2s, ACC. But I' doing a PhD now and yes, no one cares about GCSEs once you have your undergraduate degree.
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    GCSE is nothing compared to Uni. I guess I understand where you are coming from. Like my older sister is doing Exeter doing Law and there was a student that was from one of the best grammar schools in London that goes there as well so I guess you shouldn't care about what people get for their GCSE's. Anyways you have amazing grades!!!!!!!
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    GCSE is quite easy if you put some effort in, but most people don't bother cause they're not that important for
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    (Original post by umar39)
    They work hard and want to achieve the best they possibly can?
    I get that I just can't understand how they did it, I tried during my GCSEs and came out with those grades. Yet somehow at A level and undergrad I manage to get the same grades if not better than these people.

    Maybe something was wrong with me at GCSE level.
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    (Original post by YouAreGhey)
    I get that I just can't understand how they did it, I tried during my GCSEs and came out with those grades. Yet somehow at A level and undergrad I manage to get the same grades if not better than these people.

    Maybe something was wrong with me at GCSE level.
    As long as there is an A* or an A grade students will try extremely hard to achieve as many as possible. (ie investing money-tuition, no social life and constant stress)
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    Don't mean to sound cocky or anything, but I found GCSE easy.. I didn't Revise for any exam except the night before for like 3hours and I'm sure I'll get at best 10A*s 2As 1D* at worst 6A*s 5As 1Bs 1D*.

    Only subjects that were more challenging were history, English(because I hate writing) and French..

    But with history I just memorised a time line the day before on YouTube and I'm sure I'll get at least an A, English I had good coursework, English language was simple as we basically got told what to do, English literature I was sure I was gonna get a B but I just learnt some essay and key points for one poem then compared it to any poem they gave . Tbh I just waffled.. You can make any point you want as long as you can back it up and do it enough and that's an easy A

    I think I found it easy because I had a good memory.. I could read the text book the night before and right before the exam and know the whole book (science CGP books were a life saver, short and concise notes - easy go remember)


    Other people revise for hours, GCSe is mainly memory but essay subjects are more exam technique

    a-level will be more harder cause more stuff to learn so I'm going to have to revise but yeh hopefully I'll get AAAB

    This will show if I'm smart or just have a good memory





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    Heh... My school must've been really bad then. I think the highest was 2A*s.
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    Ooh OP, you are brave. You're in hostile waters here. You realise that this is the place you'll find all those people with majority A* GCSE grades?

    I can't fathom it either. I don't know a single person irl with the grades that is the average on TSR. I really don't understand it. And all the responses to your questions unfortunately seem to be 'Well we tried harder because we wanted to be successful, unlike you.' But that's like saying you performed brain surgery one day in the street just because someone suddenly needed it, no biggie.

    I really don't get it.
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    From what I've seen people on TSR work more and earlier than most people


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    I averaged 3+ hours a night at GCSE and got laughed at because they're easy. Those people doing less than an hour got OK grades but I got better. If you have average intelligence, pay attention in class (this is the big one people seem to have issues with), and do your homework you can get C+ in everything at GCSE. They're not hard and you get spoon-fed. A levels are brutal in comparison...
 
 
 
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