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Feel like a messed up my biology paper 1 GCSE

For a bit of context- biology has always been my best subject. No matter what happens in mocks or whatever I can always count on biology being the one subject I get a 9 in. I revised so much for paper 1.
Yet it had nothing to do with the actual content and was the *****iest paper ever.
I thought I had done okay when I left. Like there were a few mistakes or questions I was uncertain on but it was fine. I felt like this after my yr 10 mocks and got a 9 so I thought it was fine.
Then I went online and saw ppl talking and realised that I had forgot to mention smt on the 6 marker and messed up on a calculation question. This is excluding anything else I could have gotten wrong.
So now I feel so horrible. I want to become a doctor and take bio a level too so it just feels 10x worse especially cause bio was the subject I thought I would have done well in. I’ve literally lost all hope for a 9 and feel like there’s no point in me revising now cause it just won’t pay off.
Original post by Studentanomaly
For a bit of context- biology has always been my best subject. No matter what happens in mocks or whatever I can always count on biology being the one subject I get a 9 in. I revised so much for paper 1.
Yet it had nothing to do with the actual content and was the *****iest paper ever.
I thought I had done okay when I left. Like there were a few mistakes or questions I was uncertain on but it was fine. I felt like this after my yr 10 mocks and got a 9 so I thought it was fine.
Then I went online and saw ppl talking and realised that I had forgot to mention smt on the 6 marker and messed up on a calculation question. This is excluding anything else I could have gotten wrong.
So now I feel so horrible. I want to become a doctor and take bio a level too so it just feels 10x worse especially cause bio was the subject I thought I would have done well in. I’ve literally lost all hope for a 9 and feel like there’s no point in me revising now cause it just won’t pay off.

Hey! Don’t be so down; there’s still paper 2 that you can do well in so that you’ll achieve a 9! :biggrin:
Just because you may lose a few marks (e.g. 10-20), you can still achieve a 9 from that paper as the grade boundaries are usually low.
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Original post by Studentanomaly
For a bit of context- biology has always been my best subject. No matter what happens in mocks or whatever I can always count on biology being the one subject I get a 9 in. I revised so much for paper 1.
Yet it had nothing to do with the actual content and was the *****iest paper ever.
I thought I had done okay when I left. Like there were a few mistakes or questions I was uncertain on but it was fine. I felt like this after my yr 10 mocks and got a 9 so I thought it was fine.
Then I went online and saw ppl talking and realised that I had forgot to mention smt on the 6 marker and messed up on a calculation question. This is excluding anything else I could have gotten wrong.
So now I feel so horrible. I want to become a doctor and take bio a level too so it just feels 10x worse especially cause bio was the subject I thought I would have done well in. I’ve literally lost all hope for a 9 and feel like there’s no point in me revising now cause it just won’t pay off.


honestly same biology has always been my strongest subject and idk why i found this paper hard like everyone found it easy but i made so many mistakes idk if it because of exam pressure but i’ve totally messed it up esp the magnification question diddnt even know the first page or the bread n cake question. but the thing is i revised sm for this paper because i’ve always found paper 1 easier and even in my mocks i got the top end grades and now i’m not even sure if i can get a 7 because everyone is saying it was so easy and that’s making me so scared for the grade boundaries like i fully messed up badly and i can’t even be bothered revising paper 2 cause now i think it’s ganna go the same way

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