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Got a U!! at C1 Dont know how.... watch


    Was your handwriting awful?
    Did you set your answers out in a logical mathematical order so that when the examiner reads it he/she doesn't have to figure it out?

    Please note I am not implying your handwriting is atrocious. It's just that I know people who produce A grade quality work, even in the exams but were given U's because their handwriting was so small that the examiner just gave up. She got it remarked and got an A.
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    Yup, my handwriting is always neat. And i have written my answers in a logical mathematical order, it is the best way as the examiner knows what you're doing.

    I got a 78 in C1 Edexcel (2nd time round) and I have to agree that, although I would be chuffed with a 78 first time round, it's a little bit disappointing now that I'm on A2 Maths, thought the paper was a piece of piss, answered all the questions, remembered my +C....

    I agree C1 and C2 seem like child's play once you get to C3 and C4.

    Don't worry about the university aspect, because they won't know unless you're applying to Cambridge, and possible Oxford. I don't know how you managed that either, but it's possible you relaxed a bit in terms of revision, had a mental block etc. - hopefully it won't happen again!

    On a similar note, I found edexcel chemistry just weird. I did 1 module, 3 times. First time, hardly prepared and got 45/90 - fair enough (though I expected higher). Second time i really did work on it and got 35/90 (I was in shock!), third time lucky? I got 81/90... I was in the top3 of students in that class, and I had got lower marks the first 2 times then people at way below my level . Its like they are real mark-nazi's or something, I have heard they don't get professionals to mark the work meh I really don't know its weird. My handwriting is awful so that could be it, but that can't explain my good marks on biology/maths/physics?

    AQA = best! :P

    The questions they have general markers (not specialists in the subject they are marking) marking are those asking for say , 2^(3/4) which has one correct answer , and one independent B mark allocated.

    I also had a low mark for FP1 which I did with Edexcel - read more here so something seems definately up with the marking with them this time.It could just be me posting for the first time after a exam session on TSR but I never would have thought there'd be so many wrong results handed out.

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