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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    You never know - it is the first year of the new spec if I'm correct in history.





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    Yeah but I just don't feel like I can possibly do well enough to meet the terms of my offer. kinda gutted but holding out for the best (but doubting it lol)
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    Just me who's infinitely more nervous as they open an exam paper that last year?

    After like 10 minutes I'm fine, but I spend *so* long thinking about the first question, which isn't great when there's only a few questions in total, as they're each worth a lot of marks (essay subjects fml)
    Having this offer seems to make me do worse rather than better tbh - at least I have one of my essay subjects out the way I guess. It's nowhere near as big an issue in my science subject, as it starts off with multiple choice
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    Just me who's infinitely more nervous as they open an exam paper that last year?

    After like 10 minutes I'm fine, but I spend *so* long thinking about the first question, which isn't great when there's only a few questions in total, but they're each worth a lot of marks (essay subjects fml)
    Having this offer seems to make me do worse rather than better tbh - at least I have one of my essay subjects out the way I guess. It's nowhere near as big an issue in my science subject, as it starts off with multiple choice
    I get where you are coming from. I feel like I would have been much better under the old system because if I did well at AS I would just feel more confident having something put away to fall back on? I've had my first exam today and I am still nervous as hell about how I did.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Yeah but I just don't feel like I can possibly do well enough to meet the terms of my offer. kinda gutted but holding out for the best (but doubting it lol)
    Being honest I feel the exact same, although I'm more resigned than anything else. In fact I think I might be lucky to make my insurance


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    (Original post by Inister)
    Just me who's infinitely more nervous as they open an exam paper that last year?

    After like 10 minutes I'm fine, but I spend *so* long thinking about the first question, which isn't great when there's only a few questions in total, as they're each worth a lot of marks (essay subjects fml)
    Having this offer seems to make me do worse rather than better tbh - at least I have one of my essay subjects out the way I guess. It's nowhere near as big an issue in my science subject, as it starts off with multiple choice
    The one I've done for maths I was actually more chilled than two exams I did last year, but the fact I already feel physically sick about bio on Monday and chem on tues worries me slightly....


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    (Original post by Inister)
    Just me who's infinitely more nervous as they open an exam paper that last year?

    After like 10 minutes I'm fine, but I spend *so* long thinking about the first question, which isn't great when there's only a few questions in total, as they're each worth a lot of marks (essay subjects fml)
    Having this offer seems to make me do worse rather than better tbh - at least I have one of my essay subjects out the way I guess. It's nowhere near as big an issue in my science subject, as it starts off with multiple choice
    Same. I think because I'm not just trying to do my best, I have to reach a baseline.

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    A bunch of like good ideas have just entered my head for like my exam this morning and I'm panicking. Hope the examiners account for exam nerves and new spec nerves and aren't overly harsh. :lol:
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    You're welcome . In the terms we're talking about, nothing has changed - the exams have always been norm referenced, and so no-one has been able with certainly (or sometimes even accuracy) to predict the raw marks required for each grade boundary. However, the old exams obviously had a wealth of data from previous years, from which predictions could be made (and the boards even provide a tool so teachers can 'mark' mocks more accurately). However, the new specifications and new teaching means this previous data is really not applicable to this cohort - who knows what raw marks are required?!
    What do you mean by norm referenced dont worry googled it
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    A bunch of like good ideas have just entered my head for like my exam this morning and I'm panicking. Hope the examiners account for exam nerves and new spec nerves and aren't overly harsh. :lol:
    Did you not like the paper? I thought it was quite good myself, smashed the changing role of parliament.
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    (Original post by HolyRomanEmpire)
    Did you not like the paper? I thought it was quite good myself, smashed the changing role of parliament.
    No I liked the paper I just have the confidence of a flea and I think I messed the interpretations up but I aske me teacher if what I did was okay and they said it sounded fine. But now I'm second guessing myself

    I just don't think I've done well enough for an A* but the essays were okay (smashed Cloth trade lol)
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    Well then
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    (Original post by solC)
    Well then
    dw about it man, step is a ****er legit, keep your head held high and prepare for step III. show them what you can do
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    dw about it man, step is a ****er legit, keep your head held high and prepare for step III. show them what you can do
    II defo done better than paper I but dunno boundaries might be a ****. We shall see tomorrow. Not too nervous about III I reckon I can make the 1 on that.
    Defo flopping physics tho, no chance of an A* lol
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    (Original post by solC)
    Well then
    I asked my friend how Step went and she didn't look too happy I don't envy you guys

    Best of luck
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I asked my friend how Step went and she didn't look too happy I don't envy you guys

    Best of luck
    Thank you
    I'm sure your friend did fine, (probably better than me).
    Good luck to you too! Hope exams have been good so far
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    Anyone do OCR Biology today?

    Or Edexcel Unit 3B Politics?

    thoughts on either? I'd rate myself at best a 7/10 for Biology (seemingly a difficult paper though, so i'm OK with it - laughable that ppl are making petitions though) - Politics was v good for me
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    Anyone do AQA biology today?


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    Anyone do OCR Biology today?

    Or Edexcel Unit 3B Politics?

    thoughts on either? I'd rate myself at best a 7/10 for Biology (seemingly a difficult paper though, so i'm OK with it - laughable that ppl are making petitions though) - Politics was v good for me
    I did politics 3B. It was meh, knew everything and got it all down, but my points weren't structured all too well. Felt a bit waffley. Picked 2 conservatism + anarchism 15 m and socialism 45m.

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    I did politics 3B. It was meh, knew everything and got it all down, but my points weren't structured all too well. Felt a bit waffley. Picked 2 conservatism + anarchism 15 m and socialism 45m.

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    Detail > standard of English so I wouldn't worry too much.

    I always aim for 12/15 for fifteen markers (or the equivalent for the 45 markers) because this will normally get you to the A* boundary

    I'm much less confident with 4B, though at least I have about a week to revise it. If it's a nationalism 45 marker, i'll be fine as I find it to be by far the easiest of all the ideologies in both units. But multiculturalism and ecologism (i'm not revising fem) are so abstract and we've learnt them more recently, so they're less solidified in my mind that the "core" ones like Liberalism and Conservatism
 
 
 
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