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For most Scottish students another year of prelim exams is now over :woo: :yay:

How did yours go? Did you surprise yourself with what you knew? Were some subjects more tricky than you expected? Have you done anything nice to reward your efforts afterwards?


Rate how each of your prelims went with a smiley...






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Nat 5 English
Higher Geography
Nat 5 Physics
Higher Maths
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(Original post by Labrador99)
For most Scottish students another year of prelim exams is now over :woo: :yay:

How did yours go? Did you surprise yourself with what you knew? Were some subjects more tricky than you expected? Have you done anything nice to reward your efforts afterwards?


Rate how each of your prelims went with a smiley...




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English
Geography
French
Music
Chemistry
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is pretty good at this stage- still plenty of time to work on your subjects :yep:

(Original post by pineapplepink)
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English
Geography
French
Music
Chemistry
Glad to hear they all went well!
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Well, I failed 2nd one of my prelim which is higher english So idk if I should do exam at this point this year. I was thinking of doing it for 2 years (units this year and exam next year) cause I don’t want to do higher exam this year at this point. Or retake nat 5 (btw the interesting fact is that 2 people barely got a C and rest got Ds and Fs which is the same as in admin which is really interesting)

I now heard from my pal that most higher business peeps got less than 35 marks in section 2.

I seriously don’t know if my school and teachers are s**t and it’s time to change school...

Such coincidence....

So now my emote should be:
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Glad to hear they all went well!
thanks!
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Well, I failed 2nd one of my prelim which is higher english So idk if I should do exam at this point this year. I was thinking of doing it for 2 years (units this year and exam next year) cause I don’t want to do higher exam this year at this point. Or retake nat 5 (btw the interesting fact is that 2 people barely got a C and rest got Ds and Fs which is the same as in admin which is really interesting)

I now heard from my pal that most higher business peeps got less than 35 marks in section 2.

I seriously don’t know if my school and teachers are s**t and it’s time to change school...

Such coincidence....

So now my emote should be:
Sorry to hear English didn't go so well :console:

English is definitely a subject that a lot of people do not so great in for the prelim, and then improve a lot between now and the final exam, so it might be worth sticking in, especially if you're not too far off a pass. Generally, in English (unlike something like maths or a science), you cover all components of the course before the prelim, so you can get a full prelim...I think of it as sort of being like you have enough time to learn everything to a level where your understanding is incomplete (so you can complete all sections, but maybe not to your full potential), rather than (for example in science) focus on doing 2/3rds of the topics completely. It can therefore all sort of come together last minute, so quite a lot of people can have big changes in grades if they keep working hard at it until the exam.

Obviously it's up to you & your teachers to decide what's best, and there is nothing wrong at all with doing it over 2 years (other than having to sit inside an English classroom another year :lol:) (and you may not be doing the same texts next year, depending on your school's English department), but hopefully it's at least of some reassurance that it might be worth sticking in and seeing how you can do.

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Just posted this in the maths thread- if you're not sure what to do, lots of it still applies to other subjects, and might help you figure it out
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English
Music
French
Business
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Nat 5s:
Computing
Physics
Admin & IT
Engineering Science
Practical Woodworking
English
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Update:

So I got last of my results which is business(I’m waiting for ESOL but it won’t matter anyway)

So
Nat 5 spanish - A
H business - C (My teacher was off for a month so we got nothing done anyways)
H admin - F (I’m getting second try at prelim btw 😁)
H English - F
Nat 5 Maths - I’ll find out next year 😂

So I knew that it would happen with english but also dissapointed with other subjects as I wanted to get a B in them but oh well. Time to move on.

But I’m so happy that I’m resitting admin prelim
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(Original post by Labrador99)
For most Scottish students another year of prelim exams is now over :woo: :yay:

How did yours go? Did you surprise yourself with what you knew? Were some subjects more tricky than you expected? Have you done anything nice to reward your efforts afterwards?


Rate how each of your prelims went with a smiley...






E.g.
Nat 5 English
Higher Geography
Nat 5 Physics
Higher Maths
Higher Physics
Adv. Higher Art - has no prelim/exam but I've been given a grade on my report -
Adv. Higher Biology
Adv. Higher Chemistry
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national 5:
english -
maths -
history -
french -
chemistry -
physics -
music -

I have my practical exam for music next week and feel very underprepared... fingers crossed
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(Original post by SchuylerSister22)
Highers
Maths
English
Music
French
Business
:woo: for business & French going well! There's still time to work on the others, and if there's questions you're struggling with for maths, definitely check out the Maths forum- the people who help there are brilliant!

(Original post by Voaly)
Nat 5s:
Computing
Physics
Admin & IT
Engineering Science
Practical Woodworking
English
Sounds like you found them quite mixed? It's great that you've had some of them go really well though! What areas is it you're struggling with in English?

(Original post by AC79)
Higher Physics
Adv. Higher Art - has no prelim/exam but I've been given a grade on my report -
Adv. Higher Biology
Adv. Higher Chemistry
That's great you're happy with art & bio AH chem is one a lot of people find tricky, but there's still time to improve :yep: Physics as well, lots of practice and a good assignment can really boost your grade

(Original post by tara_earley)
national 5:
english -
maths -
history -
french -
chemistry -
physics -
music -

I have my practical exam for music next week and feel very underprepared... fingers crossed
Sounds like they went really well for you overall :woo: Was there a particular area of physics you found difficult, or is it just in general?

Good luck with music next week What instruments is it you play?
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:woo: for business & French going well! There's still time to work on the others, and if there's questions you're struggling with for maths, definitely check out the Maths forum- the people who help there are brilliant!


Sounds like you found them quite mixed? It's great that you've had some of them go really well though! What areas is it you're struggling with in English?


That's great you're happy with art & bio AH chem is one a lot of people find tricky, but there's still time to improve :yep: Physics as well, lots of practice and a good assignment can really boost your grade


Sounds like they went really well for you overall :woo: Was there a particular area of physics you found difficult, or is it just in general?

Good luck with music next week What instruments is it you play?
For English I flunked on my essay and Scottish texts. I’ve never been good at English haha
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For English I flunked on my essay and Scottish texts. I’ve never been good at English haha
English is definitely one where people can and do improve a lot between the prelim and exam, so don't be too dismayed and just keep working at it! A good folio can make a big difference as well to the overall mark :yep:
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(Original post by Labrador99)
For most Scottish students another year of prelim exams is now over :woo: :yay:

How did yours go? Did you surprise yourself with what you knew? Were some subjects more tricky than you expected? Have you done anything nice to reward your efforts afterwards?


Rate how each of your prelims went with a smiley...






E.g.
Nat 5 English
Higher Geography
Nat 5 Physics
Higher Maths
National 5 Administration & IT
National 5 Business
National 5 Geography
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National 5 Administration & IT
National 5 Business
National 5 Geography
Sounds like they went pretty well overall! Still plenty of time for you to work at business and get a score you're happy with :yep:
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Sounds like they went pretty well overall! Still plenty of time for you to work at business and get a score you're happy with :yep:
Indeed! I passed the prelim but I wasn't too happy with the result. Hopefully by exam time I get a better score!
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I already posted here but I’ll do it again cause some thinggs change though:

Higher business -
Higher admin - (resat, got C)
Higher english -
Higher ESOL - still haven’t got results lmfao
Nat 5 spanish -
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English is definitely one where people can and do improve a lot between the prelim and exam, so don't be too dismayed and just keep working at it! A good folio can make a big difference as well to the overall mark :yep:
I was able to get an A in my folio for my predicted mark, so hopefully, that will bring up my English result from a D to a B (If I get an A, the teacher was generous) when we get our predicted grades.
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