TSR is actually scaring me... exam-wise Watch

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Everyday I come on TSR to look at the unofficial schemes and I think its safe to say most of my answers do not correlate with everyone on here's answers. Judging from here alone literally scares me into thinking the grade boundaries would be over the roof. Most people here think every exam we done so far was so easy while I come out of some exams thinking I done good until I come on here.
My question is how many people actually do the exam compared to the population of yr11s on TSR? Is every yr11 on TSR hella smart and don't actually represent everyone else taking the exam?
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People LIE they over exaggerate to make themselves feel overconfident. You're fine.
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Everyday I come on TSR to look at the unofficial schemes and I think its safe to say most of my answers do not correlate with everyone on here's answers. Judging from here alone literally scares me into thinking the grade boundaries would be over the roof. Most people here think every exam we done so far was so easy while I come out of some exams thinking I done good until I come on here.
My question is how many people actually do the exam compared to the population of yr11s on TSR? Is every yr11 on TSR hella smart and don't actually represent everyone else taking the exam?
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That's exactly what i thought so i was complaining about it and i was avoiding the markschemes but tbh only like 10% of the entire nation's year 11 (that was an assumption, don't kill me ) are on tsr.
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I came out of GCSE maths paper 1 stressing out cause i knew i did **** on that paper, but everyone around me was saying it was easy and all. So no not all of us think its really easy.
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I find it appalling how much TSR pushes unofficial mark schemes and exam discussion threads (today on TSR, notifications...). The site is preying on the anxiety and worry of students to drive website traffic. People end up often only feeling MUCH worse about themselves after checking these threads, but any indication of how well they're doing is too tempting to ignore.
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(Original post by Baby_Mama)
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I have taken a lot of exams in my life (as a junior doctor) and my policy is never to look back on the exams I have done.

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of "reviewing your exams".

The advantage:
(1) Knowing you have got the question right but they are unofficial! Who's to say others are right too?! It could be everyone you know has the wrong answer

The disadvantages:
(1) It takes up your time, which could be better spent revising for your next subject
(2) If you are wrong, it makes you scared and affect your revision for other subjects
(3) If you are right, potentially it can make you complacent and affect your revision for other subjects

So my advice is - leave it, what's done is done and keep your revision for other subjects going!!! :dumbells:

Remember: It doesn't matter about other people, just try your best and wait for the results. Other people could have lied / remembered the questions wrong.

:goodluck:
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(Original post by Baby_Mama)
Everyday I come on TSR to look at the unofficial schemes and I think its safe to say most of my answers do not correlate with everyone on here's answers. Judging from here alone literally scares me into thinking the grade boundaries would be over the roof. Most people here think every exam we done so far was so easy while I come out of some exams thinking I done good until I come on here.
My question is how many people actually do the exam compared to the population of yr11s on TSR? Is every yr11 on TSR hella smart and don't actually represent everyone else taking the exam?
The TSR average is always higher than the national average. Don't worry about it.
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TSR doesn't represent the whole population. You're fine.
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bringing this thread back, hopefully it eases some minds
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