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i'm so stressed for my gcses

i still have dt and fm and already i'm checking the grade boundaries everyday hoping that i could get more 9s than 8s especially for the sciences as edexcel igcse is just mean this year.

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Reply 1
you've probably heard this a lot but honestly the difference between a 9 and an 8 is not worth being stressed over! for whatever A-levels you want to do at college it won't matter if you get an 8 or a 9 (i think further maths has the highest grade requirement, and that's usually 7), and unis don't really care, oxbridge probably care the most but they'll prioritise entrance exams and interviews anyway. so don't stress! And if someone like you who is aiming for high grades is finding them mean, the grade boundaries will probably be a bit lower anyway! best of luck xxx
Reply 2
thank you so much!
you've saved my day 😭
Reply 3
Original post by chloez0228
i still have dt and fm and already i'm checking the grade boundaries everyday hoping that i could get more 9s than 8s especially for the sciences as edexcel igcse is just mean this year.

Really?? Edexcel iGCSE mean for science and maths. I thought the opposite apart from with Biology.
Original post by str149
you've probably heard this a lot but honestly the difference between a 9 and an 8 is not worth being stressed over! for whatever A-levels you want to do at college it won't matter if you get an 8 or a 9 (i think further maths has the highest grade requirement, and that's usually 7), and unis don't really care, oxbridge probably care the most but they'll prioritise entrance exams and interviews anyway. so don't stress! And if someone like you who is aiming for high grades is finding them mean, the grade boundaries will probably be a bit lower anyway! best of luck xxx

wait so if I don't get a good grade in further maths will it matter?
Reply 5
Original post by jhvdjfole
wait so if I don't get a good grade in further maths will it matter?

Try your best but it doesn't mean the world.
Try your best but it doesn't mean the world.

Is an 8 in fm ok for top unis?
Reply 7
Original post by jhvdjfole
Is an 8 in fm ok for top unis?

Obviously. Most don't do FM GCSE or FSMQ
Reply 8
Obviously. Most don't do FM GCSE or FSMQ
Nooo I didn’t like physics either and now I’m so stressed about the grade boundaries this year
Original post by chloez0228
Nooo I didn’t like physics either and now I’m so stressed about the grade boundaries this year

Don’t worry everyone in my year said physics was really hard even like the top set 100% kids.
Reply 10
What board did you do?
What board did you do?

Edexcel igcse
Original post by jhvdjfole
Don’t worry everyone in my year said physics was really hard even like the top set 100% kids.

The thing is I can accept 997 or 988 just not 888 because it feels like I can’t do triple
Reply 13
Original post by chloez0228
Edexcel igcse

Oh same, but I loved the physics exams
Reply 14
Physics is one of my worst subjects and I thought they gave a gift. I found biology (especially Paper 2) difficult.
Reply 15
Hoping for 999 in triple science, but physics and biology will probably be on the cusp.
Reply 16
Original post by chloez0228
The thing is I can accept 997 or 988 just not 888 because it feels like I can’t do triple

Triple 8 is still being able to do the subject you’re so fine. Also as I said unis won’t care between an 8 and a 9
Reply 17
Original post by str149
Triple 8 is still being able to do the subject you’re so fine. Also as I said unis won’t care between an 8 and a 9

They do a little. Obviously a 9 is better than an 8
They do a little. Obviously a 9 is better than an 8
as long as I get all 9s for my a level choices and 9s in math and English it will be fine right
Reply 19
They do a little. Obviously a 9 is better than an 8

not really though no one is going to reject you for getting an 8 in a random subject lol

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