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    Like do you think you more or less know what you're going to get or is it mostly a surprise?
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    I think most people have a good idea what sort of grades they're going to get.
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    (Original post by Georgelizmera)
    Like do you think you more or less know what you're going to get or is it mostly a surprise?
    Usually know what I got because of unofficial markschemes but sometimes the grade boundries change so may can be tricky to know fo sure

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    With A Levels you've either revised or you haven't. If you haven't revised you should expect to get the lower grades, but depending on the amount you've revised and how confident you feel you probably know what sort of grade you've got.

    I know people who have had a breakdown when they go to have their exam and they have written literally nothing on their exam papers, so in those cases you definitely know what you've got
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    Depends on the individual and the subjects. I was correct in two of them, and 1-2 grades off in the other two.
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    I could get anything between AAABB and A*A*AAA. I'm 100% sure it's no more and no less than that, but that's all I know.
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    (Original post by Georgelizmera)
    Like do you think you more or less know what you're going to get or is it mostly a surprise?
    I was expecting ABBB last year and I got AABB. This year I expect anything from ABB upwards (we hope) and am much more unsure of what I will get.

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    For GCSE I pretty much knew without needing unofficial mark schemes (didnt know tsr existed until year 12)
    For AS level I am pretty sure of my grades although Im slightly worried for one of them but hopefully grade boundaries will be nice.
    And that is with unofficial mark schemes.
    Certainly for maths you can be pretty sure of what grade you've got imo.
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    (Original post by Amefish)
    With A Levels you've either revised or you haven't. If you haven't revised you should expect to get the lower grades, but depending on the amount you've revised and how confident you feel you probably know what sort of grade you've got.

    I know people who have had a breakdown when they go to have their exam and they have written literally nothing on their exam papers, so in those cases you definitely know what you've got
    I wouldn't say I revised my ass off but I did revise. Feel comfid t about politics and business just English is worrying.
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    (Original post by Pentaquark)
    For GCSE I pretty much knew without needing unofficial mark schemes (didnt know tsr existed until year 12)
    For AS level I am pretty sure of my grades although Im slightly worried for one of them but hopefully grade boundaries will be nice.
    And that is with unofficial mark schemes.
    Certainly for maths you can be pretty sure of what grade you've got imo.
    Do you think you could guess what you get for English lit? Suppose it's pretty broad
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    (Original post by Georgelizmera)
    Do you think you could guess what you get for English lit? Suppose it's pretty broad
    Well I can only speak for gcse english lit
    I felt so crap after my english lit paper 2 (poetry) exam and I was correct on my prediction for that specific exam. I did however end up doing a lot better than I thought I would do overall for the GCSE, So idk it depends.
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    (Original post by Georgelizmera)
    Do you think you could guess what you get for English lit? Suppose it's pretty broad
    lol I thought my final English Lit exam at A2 could have been anything between an A* and a D. It was well-written, but utter horses**t, and it seemed to depend on how much the examiner was willing to buy it. Got 111/120 UMS in the end which took me to a* overall. I've heard cases of people having remarks go from D to A, or from A to U even...so examiner variation is a big thing, it would seem.
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    lol I thought my final English Lit exam at A2 could have been anything between an A* and a D. It was well-written, but utter horses**t, and it seemed to depend on how much the examiner was willing to buy it. Got 111/120 UMS in the end which took me to a* overall. I've heard cases of people having remarks go from D to A, or from A to U even...so examiner variation is a big thing, it would seem.
    Yeah I agree. I'm with CCEA and they say they "mark what you have rather than what you don't have"
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    If you're an A* student then it will be incredibly easy for you to predict, at least for the sciences. If you're a lower able student, you'll perhaps be able to guess what grade +/- one grade you get from your experience with past papers. The difference is that the A* students have studied the mark schemes, examiners reports and the grade boundaries for all the papers they have attempted so much that they can effectively predict their UMS to within 4-5 UMS. The sciences are incredibly easy to predict as the exam papers themselves are quite easy to predict; I'd imagine the humanities are more difficult to predict to this level of accuracy and precision. Talking from experience of the last spec, not entirely sure about the new spec after the reform.
 
 
 
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