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Hi, I am a physics student at Lancaster Uni. I was shocked when I found out that we have almost all exams (11) in 2 weeks period and I want to know if it is like that in other unis in UK. Basically, we had 4 exams in January (we had lectures and exams on the same day, also 2 exams in one day) and we had 11 exams immediately after the summer term finished - no time for revision. Most of those exams were separate, but the last 5 of them were in one day. I think if the exams were separated and we had them after each term it would have been much better. Could you tell me if the situation with the physics exams is the same in all unis in the UK or it's just Lancaster? Thanks
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Hi, I am a physics student at Lancaster Uni. I was shocked when I found out that we have almost all exams (11) in 2 weeks period and I want to know if it is like that in other unis in UK. Basically, we had 4 exams in January (we had lectures and exams on the same day, also 2 exams in one day) and we had 11 exams immediately after the summer term finished - no time for revision. Most of those exams were separate, but the last 5 of them were in one day. I think if the exams were separated and we had them after each term it would have been much better. Could you tell me if the situation with the physics exams is the same in all unis in the UK or it's just Lancaster? Thanks
5 in a day? :gasp:
At Southampton I had 4 in January and 4 in May, those were in dedicated exam periods in which the whole uni had exams, and there were no classes at all. The 4 exams were spread over 2 weeks each time. How on earth did they possibly fit 5 exams in a day?
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5 in a day? :gasp:
At Southampton I had 4 in January and 4 in May, those were in dedicated exam periods in which the whole uni had exams, and there were no classes at all. The 4 exams were spread over 2 weeks each time. How on earth did they possibly fit 5 exams in a day?
I don't know whose idea was that. Its really difficult to pass them as you don't have time to study. Can I ask you how many modules did you have through the academic year? Cuz if you had 4 exams in May I guess some of the modules were combined for the exams. We had 15 modules as a whole.
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(Original post by Jozefina)
Hi, I am a physics student at Lancaster Uni. I was shocked when I found out that we have almost all exams (11) in 2 weeks period and I want to know if it is like that in other unis in UK. Basically, we had 4 exams in January (we had lectures and exams on the same day, also 2 exams in one day) and we had 11 exams immediately after the summer term finished - no time for revision. Most of those exams were separate, but the last 5 of them were in one day. I think if the exams were separated and we had them after each term it would have been much better. Could you tell me if the situation with the physics exams is the same in all unis in the UK or it's just Lancaster? Thanks
That's mad! I had two in January (Newtonian & Relativistic Mechanics (3hrs) and Maths I Part I (1.5hrs) which was week 1 of term, no other lectures apart from an introductory thing to spring term. Then in May I had four (Quantum and Thermal Physics (3hrs), Electromagntism, Waves and Optics (3hrs), Maths 1 Part 2 (1.5hrs) and Astronomy (1.5hrs)) I go to York btw
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Do you study optics, waves, circuits?
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Oh, yes you said you study optics
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I don't know whose idea was that. Its really difficult to pass them as you don't have time to study. Can I ask you how many modules did you have through the academic year? Cuz if you had 4 exams in May I guess some of the modules were combined for the exams. We had 15 modules as a whole.
Our modules were all separated into semester 1 and semester 2 modules and we had 5 in each (sem 1: maths 1a, electricity and magnetism, motion and relativity, labs 1a, and programming, sem 2: maths 1b, astro, labs 1b, energy and matter, and waves light and quanta)
so 10 modules in total.
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Do you study optics, waves, circuits?
Yeah we do optics and waves. Circuits are done half in labs and half in electromagnetism. Although the circuits section of EM is fairly small compared to the rest of the module we do Kirchoffs Laws and the usual DC stuff, capacitance, inductance, LC circuits and LCR circuits.
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