Anyone revised the night before and got As/A*?

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Dw, I got my revision done. *cough cough*

Just curious, I did all my revision the night before for AS last year and got AAB. I don't know if this will suffice in A2, so gonna give myself a week or so for each exam.

Share some success stories? Fun times, to put my mind off stress.
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Oop, why is this in GCSEs?
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Dw, I got my revision done. *cough cough*

Just curious, I did all my revision the night before for AS last year and got AAB. I don't know if this will suffice in A2, so gonna give myself a week or so for each exam.

Share some success stories? Fun times, to put my mind off stress.
1 week!! What do you take?
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1 week!! What do you take?
Politics, English Lit and Sociology!

What about you?
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The thing is, even if someone has revised the night before and got all A*s per say, it doesn't mean it's technically possible for anyone to get all A*s. Different students have done different amounts of work leading up to the exam, either from compulsory work set by school or optional.
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Politics, English Lit and Sociology!

What about you?
Latin, history and biology. What are you planning on doing next year? Pulling off aab at AS revising the night before is impressive!
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The thing is, even if someone has revised the night before and got all A*s per say, it doesn't mean it's technically possible for anyone to get all A*s. Different students have done different amounts of work leading up to the exam, either from compulsory work set by school or optional.
Of course, without a doubt. If I was taking all three sciences for A-levels I doubt I could pull off an all-nighter and do well. People have different ability, memory etc, it's just interesting to hear other last-minute success stories.
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Latin, history and biology. What are you planning on doing next year? Pulling off aab at AS revising the night before is impressive!
Way harder than mine! I plan to do Law, how about you?


Thanks so much! I was shocked too lol, I was expecting BCD, that's how confident I was.
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Way harder than mine! I plan to do Law, how about you?


Thanks so much! I was shocked too lol, I was expecting BCD, that's how confident I was.
Haha same was planning to do law but was rejected from 4/5 so doing a gap year now!
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Haha same was planning to do law but was rejected from 4/5 so doing a gap year now!
Do you not like the uni you got into? Have fun in your gap year, enjoy that long break!

Also, I did Latin at secondary school and my god you just unlocked a whole memory. All I can remember is "Something...something, esto in horto"? and servus. That's it lmao. I really did not enjoy Latin...
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Dw, I got my revision done. *cough cough*

Just curious, I did all my revision the night before for AS last year and got AAB. I don't know if this will suffice in A2, so gonna give myself a week or so for each exam.

Share some success stories? Fun times, to put my mind off stress.
No one did exams last year - what 'exams' are you talking about?
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No one did exams last year - what 'exams' are you talking about?
We did exams in AS, we had to do three papers. What do you mean?
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All external exams were cancelled in the UK - whereabout are you?
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We did exams in AS, we had to do three papers. What do you mean?
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The thing is, even if someone has revised the night before and got all A*s per say, it doesn't mean it's technically possible for anyone to get all A*s. Different students have done different amounts of work leading up to the exam, either from compulsory work set by school or optional.
This is a fair point. I hadn’t revised for my organic chemistry mock, did an hour the day before and got an A*. It is important to mention that i had been doing well prior, meaning I could get away with it, though I imagine if you haven’t put the work in prior that it’d be difficult
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Where are you going for uni? I’m doing law next year too
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All external exams were cancelled in the UK - whereabout are you?
Let me clarify, we did internal exams. Our teachers gave us the grade but we had to complete 'three pieces of evidence' - which were treated like AS exams and were AS past paper questions to prove that our grade is accurate. If a student didn't support the teachers claim, they got a lower grade.
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Let me clarify, we did internal exams. Our teachers gave us the grade but we had to complete 'three pieces of evidence' - which were treated like AS exams and were AS past paper questions to prove that our grade is accurate. If a student didn't support the teachers claim, they got a lower grade.
So not 'real exams' as I said. Unless the night before revision is just 'topping up' or someone has a photographic memory then, no, no-one has got top grades like that. If they say they have then they aren't being truthful.
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So not 'real exams' as I said. Unless the night before revision is just 'topping up' or someone has a photographic memory then, no, no-one has got top grades like that. If they say they have then they aren't being truthful.
And what would I get out of lying? Implying I'm lying is pretty unkind of you tbh.

Yes, they weren't external exams but I still had to achieve a top grade to support my teacher's claim. I had already been achieving As and Bs all year round, I only revised the day before so perhaps I did only need the 'topping up' because the knowledge was stuck in my head somewhere.

Really don't see the point of your comment, not every student is the same.
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Where are you going for uni? I’m doing law next year too
Nice, join the club. Nottingham or Cardiff. How about you?
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I'd imagine every person who ever got an A* did some revision the night before
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