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It was during a C2 exam and the question was to integrate a function. I ended up integrating half and differentiating the other half of the function.
I got a U overall :argh:

I resat the exam again and got a B.
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(Original post by _gcx)
I have had my moments, one that pops to head is saying that \sqrt{4^2 + 7^2} = 8.
Well, if you round it down, it does indeed equal 8 :yep:

My silliest exam mistake was probably either running out of time, skipping the back page, or otherwise making some other sort of foolish error. In mathematics, sign errors or arithmetic errors are so easy to make.
Plus, in English Language, I think I wrote about the wrong thing....
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In my year 9 sats (years ago now i know) i didnt realise that there were a few more questions on the back of the exam paper. I realised 5 minutes before the end of the exam (after sitting there with others thinking id finished, lol) so had to rush to try and get some of them done before the end/ I still got a level 6 though so i didnt do badly.
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in a maths exam:
1/4 x 4 = 0 (I cancelled out everything ahaha)
-2 > -0.5 ( who cares about the negative sign .-.)
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(Original post by surina16)
26/7 = 4 and 2/7

(MEI C1 2017 rhombus q if u can relate lol)



(formed basis of the whole question pretty much)
Same paper - same question but I put 26/7 = 3 and 6/7
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In the recent C2, I integrated what I'd differentiated in the previous part for the last question Don't know whether there's any hope in me getting over 80..
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Sometimes in maths I do the entire question correctly then write down the wrong answer bc my brain is already somewhere else, or I put the wrong number in the wrong place.

In my GCSE Physics last year I was so nervous I completely ****ed up on my P1 paper, was so nervous and wrote the 6 marker on the wrong topic - still got a B though so I'm fine
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Not rationalising the denominator in this year's C1 paper for Edexcel.
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Forgetting to put my phone in my bag;;;; it went off during the exam I was so panicked oml
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Whatttttt??? How'd u do that ?
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I wrote about 2 pages of an A2 exam in Welsh.

...it was an English exam.
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Whatttttt??? How'd u do that ?
Welsh is my first language to the extent I do most of my thinking, writing etc in it. Turns out I didn't do so well turning that off when it actually mattered :rofl:
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Aaah! How did u do on the English exam?
(Original post by SunlethSky)
Welsh is my first language to the extent I do most of my thinking, writing etc in it. Turns out I didn't do so well turning that off when it actually mattered :rofl:
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(Original post by Sabz152)
Aaah! How did u do on the English exam?
Miraculously got an A - I don't know how either!
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I forgot to convert 5670 seconds to hours in my physics exam! That was extremely infuriating!
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In a GCSE biology mock in Y11 I started to nod off whilst answering a 6 marker and when I woke up I realised I had written the beginning of some kind of story not in any way related to biology whatsoever. Can't remember exactly what I wrote but when I read over it I tried so hard not to laugh and immediately crossed it off and corrected it. Not sure what my brain was doing in that moment
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That's great!
(Original post by SunlethSky)
Miraculously got an A - I don't know how either!
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(Original post by physicalgraffiti)
In a GCSE biology mock in Y11 I started to nod off whilst answering a 6 marker and when I woke up I realised I had written the beginning of some kind of story not in any way related to biology whatsoever. Can't remember exactly what I wrote but when I read over it I tried so hard not to laugh and immediately crossed it off and corrected it. Not sure what my brain was doing in that moment
That's a madness. You should've just left it for your teacher to read, and wrote the proper answer underneath considering it was a mock.
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(Original post by Lisa.Williams)
I forgot to convert 5670 seconds to hours in my physics exam! That was extremely infuriating!
That'd still been wrong. You needed to convert the 14400 to hours.
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In the recent C2, I integrated what I'd differentiated in the previous part for the last question Don't know whether there's any hope in me getting over 80..
The real question is wheteher you added the +c.
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Stupidly, I wrote an improper fraction as a mixed number, which really annoys me as I have lost an incredibly easy mark. However, this shouldn't hurt me too much as I think I've got at least 77 or more out of 80 in Paper 1 of GCSE Maths AQA.
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