A levels are all about luck Watch

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Luck as in you need to pass exams and there are so many of them (obviously not supposed to be easy). What do you guys think.
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Luck as in you need to pass exams and there are so many of them (obviously not supposed to be easy). What do you guys think.
Funny how the smart, well organised hard working students tend to be the lucky ones....
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Funny how the smart, well organised hard working students tend to be the lucky ones....
Some smart ones aren't lucky though, one day in the exam room changes your life. Anything can happen, they can still fail.
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There is a bit of luck involved but don't really see how you can pass if you don't revise
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luck = 40% memory = 60%
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There is a bit of luck involved but don't really see how you can pass if you don't revise
Yeah. what if your brain is not working on that day or the questions they ask you are curveballs? They tend to be at A level anyway
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A-levels are all about hard work, you decide your own grade nothing else
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Some smart ones aren't lucky though, one day in the exam room changes your life. Anything can happen, they can still fail.
Smart ones dont leave it to luck.
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Harder you work luckier you get.
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you can have luck in the sense that all you topics you revised came up and all of the ones u were unconfident with didn't come up. but you can increase ur luck by revising everything properly
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Has anyone ever been in a position where they either get a U or an A due to a health problem? If so what was the outcome?
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Harder you work luckier you get.
And If you work too hard and stop eating and stop taking breaks, you might do your head in and your brain won't work or not as much as it used to.
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Some smart ones aren't lucky though, one day in the exam room changes your life. Anything can happen, they can still fail.
Luck has an element, but thats why you don't sit just one paper, i don't know what its like now but when i did maths a level there were 6 exams (the same for further maths) and all the sciences required 4 exams + 2 empa's.

It's about averaging, over the course of 2 years the students whose combined work ethic + ability tend to equal the best marks, it's very rarely fluke. The luck element is very low when looking at final qualification grades.
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kind of. yes, all your hard work is dependant on a few days. External factors can affect this.
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Luck as in you need to pass exams and there are so many of them (obviously not supposed to be easy). What do you guys think.
There is an element of luck, but it's certainly not in the "passing exams" part of A Levels. Fortune favours the prepared mind, and how prepared you are for an exam is something you can control in almost its entirety.

If you think exams are down to nothing but luck, then you're trying to come up with excuses to avoid coming to terms with the fact you haven't put in the right amount or type of work beforehand.
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Harder you work luckier you get.
Generally no. It's about how prepared you are, not how hard you worked. There can be overlap but more often you should be working smarter, not harder. This is especially true as the number of hours (how hard you work) increases to the extent it causes fatigue. At this point you're working hard but it's having a negative effect on your preparedness.
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Luck as in you need to pass exams and there are so many of them (obviously not supposed to be easy). What do you guys think.
Hey, I think you can make you own luck though!! Work hard and you will get there!
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And If you work too hard and stop eating and stop taking breaks, you might do your head in and your brain won't work or not as much as it used to.
that might be working hard, but it isnt working smart. don't do that and then your hard work will actually pay off.
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that's too generous ngl... make luck 20% and memory 80%
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luck = 40% memory = 60%
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