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Come on, Razzie! You can do it! :king1::rave:
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I've come to accept that it's next month. Am I prepared? Absolutely not.
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I am legit so unprepared... and despite knowing this, I keep procrastinating :/
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I have a Computer Science exam on the 13th!!!!! 😭😭
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Hey guys,
I did GCSEs last year and in all honesty I don’t think I ever felt prepared as they are a completely new experience and felt incredibly surreal. I think even if I was told I was sitting my GCSE’s this year having done so last year I would feel unprepared. Don’t worry though as when they come they feel really strange but you will get through them and so long as you know what you are doing you will be fine - if it helps just think of the really long summer afterwards
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same!
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I have a Computer Science exam on the 13th!!!!! 😭😭
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Is anyone actually ready for GCSEs or come to the realisation that GCSEs start in under 35 days??? Because I surely have not and I'm waiting for the panic to kick in!
I am not ready at all! Our teachers haven't even taught us the content for most subjects (except English & History) so I'm definitely panicking!!!!
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Try doing past papers. You can download them from the internet. That will give you the confidence of consolidating your knowledge, and fill in the gaps you have in the syllabus. View the mark scheme, which should tell you the answers to the questions. Also buy some GCSE study guides. They set out the syllabus in a clear and succinct manner.
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I am not ready at all! Our teachers haven't even taught us the content for most subjects (except English & History) so I'm definitely panicking!!!!
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Come on, Razzie! You can do it! :king1::rave:
*inhales nervously*

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If you're fed up revising, just remember the bigger picture, put your head down, work hard and achieve. Remember this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvMoRVrqx_I
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I’m quietly bricking it. I have the memory of an onion. I’m still revising and studying but inside I am a crying onion
This actually made my day.... I’m a crying onion too!
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My GCSEs were last year and I’m still not ready
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Sameeeeeee! I feel like crying any time I think about it!
I can relate too much
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I dont feel confident about all of my subjects but im predicted high grades in all of them, which makes it even harder
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This actually made my day.... I’m a crying onion too!
Let’s weep together my onion friend! 😂😭😭😭😭
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might have to pull off an eva smith yk
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Me too 🤯
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I dont feel confident about all of my subjects but im predicted high grades in all of them, which makes it even harder
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(Original post by x.ella.x)
Is anyone actually ready for GCSEs or come to the realisation that GCSEs start in under 35 days??? Because I surely have not and I'm waiting for the panic to kick in!
(Original post by RazzzBerries)
I've come to accept that it's next month. Am I prepared? Absolutely not.
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Nooo I don't feel ready at all at this point, but hoping to feel more confident by the end of the Easter holidays
Feel like I've left it too late to revise, but reckon I'll be fine if I prioritise and break my subjects down
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I’m quietly bricking it. I have the memory of an onion. I’m still revising and studying but inside I am a crying onion. 😂


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I'm ready but I am worried about biology because it is so worded the questions I have my English teacher tells us constantly to revise since september
From it's inception, the British AS, A2 and GCSE levels were the easiest type of similar exams among other first world countries. However all this is no longer the case as of 2017/2018 onwards.

Let's take maths for example. Over the next few years, the 9-1 maths will gradually become tougher. UK has decided to adopt another country's maths style of teaching and higher standards. UK maths will never be a walk in the park again. All these developments have taken place in the past few years. It is only now that the new standards have been implemented.

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38212070

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...s-uk-educators

https://www.ft.com/content/2e4c61f2-...2-e39ecd3b86fc

https://www.ft.com/content/14317238-...6-bb002965bce8

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...hat-went-viral

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...astery-method/

Michael Gove during his time as the education secretary was the one who was behind these changes. He was embarrassed that the UK's standard of teaching and level of difficulty for maths and other subjects at GSCE and AS/A2 levels were low. So he pushed for the scrapping of the AS and A2 in favour of a set of exams at the end of the 2 years (which is similar to the system in Singapore) and also the need to adopt Singapore's high education standards in schools across the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-level-reforms

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...singapore-gove

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a7898616.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...d-9042286.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...pore-West.html

https://www.ft.com/content/64b5a43e-...4-00144feabdc0

The current 9-1 papers aren't the finished product. The plan is to gradually make it tougher and on par or if not, higher than the standard set by the Ministry of Education of Singapore.

The teachers across UK will have to go for retraining in order to be able to teach the new maths 9-1 curriculum. Currently there is a small group of teachers from Singapore based in UK schools guiding the UK teachers for the past 4 years. I don't think that is sufficient. There needs to be a proper retraining. Only then will it benefit the student.

Nicky Morgan sums up what is wrong with those who devise policies without thinking about the effects it will have on those who have to abide by it.



But then again, it doesn't matter if the A levels are set at a difficult level. Just a few months ago it was revealed that unis were churning out unconditional offers to students who were bound to get borderline grades. This new arrangement doesn't motivate the students to study and prepare well for the exams. Students will simply study the bare minimum and scrap through the exams because they are fully aware that they have a seat at some uni, waiting for them.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/educatio...ut-bums-seats/

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-07/u...egree-courses/

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-e...entrance-exams
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Hey guys,
If anyone wants to read my English exam papers from last year- I put them on a website as they are too large to attach here.
I managed to get a grade 9 in both my English Language and English Literature.

Just search for dream-believe-achieve and from there go to the English section of Howtoget9s.com
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(Original post by Audrey18)
From it's inception, the British AS, A2 and GCSE levels were the easiest type of similar exams among other first world countries. However all this is no longer the case as of 2017/2018 onwards.

Let's take maths for example. Over the next few years, the 9-1 maths will gradually become tougher. UK has decided to adopt another country's maths style of teaching and higher standards. UK maths will never be a walk in the park again. All these developments have taken place in the past few years. It is only now that the new standards have been implemented.

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38212070

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...s-uk-educators

https://www.ft.com/content/2e4c61f2-...2-e39ecd3b86fc

https://www.ft.com/content/14317238-...6-bb002965bce8

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...hat-went-viral

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...astery-method/

Michael Gove during his time as the education secretary was the one who was behind these changes. He was embarrassed that the UK's standard of teaching and level of difficulty for maths and other subjects at GSCE and AS/A2 levels were low. So he pushed for the scrapping of the AS and A2 in favour of a set of exams at the end of the 2 years (which is similar to the system in Singapore) and also the need to adopt Singapore's high education standards in schools across the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-level-reforms

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...singapore-gove

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a7898616.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...d-9042286.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...pore-West.html

https://www.ft.com/content/64b5a43e-...4-00144feabdc0

The current 9-1 papers aren't the finished product. The plan is to gradually make it tougher and on par or if not, higher than the standard set by the Ministry of Education of Singapore.

The teachers across UK will have to go for retraining in order to be able to teach the new maths 9-1 curriculum. Currently there is a small group of teachers from Singapore based in UK schools guiding the UK teachers for the past 4 years. I don't think that is sufficient. There needs to be a proper retraining. Only then will it benefit the student.

Nicky Morgan sums up what is wrong with those who devise policies without thinking about the effects it will have on those who have to abide by it.



But then again, it doesn't matter if the A levels are set at a difficult level. Just a few months ago it was revealed that unis were churning out unconditional offers to students who were bound to get borderline grades. This new arrangement doesn't motivate the students to study and prepare well for the exams. Students will simply study the bare minimum and scrap through the exams because they are fully aware that they have a seat at some uni, waiting for them.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/educatio...ut-bums-seats/

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-07/u...egree-courses/

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-e...entrance-exams
Honestly..
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(Original post by support_students)
Hey guys,
If anyone wants to read my English exam papers from last year- I put them on a website as they are too large to attach here.
I managed to get a grade 9 in both my English Language and English Literature.

Just search for dream-believe-achieve and from there go to the English section of Howtoget9s.com
Thanks
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