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    i have found it really hard to deal with results day this year. i am borderline in chemsitry and i need it to get into medical school. im praying for low grade boundaries in edexcel chem because if they aren't low i will feel absolutely devasted and humiliated that i've missed my only offer and will have no idea how to get an offer again - i really don't want to go down grad entry and the thought of having to resit the chem synoptic in jan 2010 makes my stomach turn
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    the night before results day is always the worst, in march, i had loads of dreams of me getting pretty much every combination of grades possible. One of the dreams was true..but the C grade was in the wrong subject.
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    (Original post by kc91)
    i have found it really hard to deal with results day this year. i am borderline in chemsitry and i need it to get into medical school. im praying for low grade boundaries in edexcel chem because if they aren't low i will feel absolutely devasted and humiliated that i've missed my only offer and will have no idea how to get an offer again - i really don't want to go down grad entry and the thought of having to resit the chem synoptic in jan 2010 makes my stomach turn
    I feel the same with chem...the exam for AQA was really basic, however i spent too long on some q's and made so many stupid little mistakes that i should have easily got. It was all down to me not reading questions properly, and starting the answer before i've actually read the question. really annoyed.
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    (Original post by kc91)
    i have found it really hard to deal with results day this year. i am borderline in chemsitry and i need it to get into medical school. im praying for low grade boundaries in edexcel chem because if they aren't low i will feel absolutely devasted and humiliated that i've missed my only offer and will have no idea how to get an offer again - i really don't want to go down grad entry and the thought of having to resit the chem synoptic in jan 2010 makes my stomach turn
    Omadays. :zomg:

    EXACTLY the same feelings as me - feel so boderline at the moment! Same subject! Same exam board! Same reason i need the A! Only got the one offer too! Weird! And I don't want to resit at all!
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    [Damn, I love my exclamation marks!]
    :ninja:

    What really takes the piss is that the synoptic wasn't too bad, neither was the practical, so I'm scared boundaries will be super high for unit 6 meaning i miss out on my offer (God forbid). I really wish I'd resat some AS modules to pull them up to 95%+ because now I'm bricking it for the other units.
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    Omadays. :zomg:

    EXACTLY the same feelings as me - feel so boderline at the moment! Same subject! Same exam board! Same reason i need the A! Only got the one offer too! Weird! And I don't want to resit at all!
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    [Damn, I love my exclamation marks!]
    :ninja:

    What really takes the piss is that the synoptic wasn't too bad, neither was the practical, so I'm scared boundaries will be super high for unit 6 meaning i miss out on my offer (God forbid). I really wish I'd resat some AS modules to pull them up to 95%+ because now I'm bricking it for the other units.
    how weird is that! after all the effort we put in to getting into med school it will be such a disaster if we fall down at the final hurdle and this is what is causing me so much anxiety. i really do not want to have to resit and reapply. i agree with you in that the synoptic was ok but i know ive made so many stupid mistakes and picked the wrong questions. i did 3 and 4 and half way through 4 i realised that i'd picked the wrong one but it was too late to go back and do 2. i keep replaying it in my head which isn't helping either!
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    the other thing that is really getting to me at the moment is that i keep calculating what i need to get in every module in chem to get the grade - i do it everyday before i go to sleep - it's like some sort of ritual and i cant stop it
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    ^^^I do that do...i had the past papers, and calculated my score..its horrible, especially when I calculated for chem one mark off an A, assuming 80% is an A
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    (Original post by kc91)
    how weird is that? after all the effort we put in to getting into med school it will be such a disaster if we fall down at the final hurdle and this is what is causing me so much anxiety. i really do not want to have to resit and reapply. i agree with you in that the synoptic was ok but i know ive made so many stupid mistakes and picked the wrong questions. i did 3 and 4 and half way through 4 i realised that i'd picked the wrong one but it was too late to go back and do 2. i keep replaying it in my head which isn't helping either!
    I did 3&4 too - but unlike you i thought 4 was easier than 3, so i wished I'd done 2 and 4. 2 was so misleading; i looked at it, and thought it had the longer questions so I'd ignore it. Really shouldn't have done that because after thinking it through i actually thought it was the easiest of the questions - so many one markers i could have got right. Unit 5 was also insane, as was my unit 3 resit. :o: Who would have thought an A2 practical and synoptic paper would be easier than an AS practical and a random paper on tests for gases or whatever? :zomg:

    Oh well. We can't live in the past. Low/normal grade boundaries and I should be fine, anything thats super high and now I'm screwed.

    Hope we both meet our offers - and somehow make it into med school this year. Barts only started asking for AAA+ this year so I'm hoping they'll be a little bit more lenient on results day should i fall short by a few UMS. :yep:
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    I've been doing the module things too
    I have a table of various combinations for several grades...It's sort of comforting but also worrying haha!
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    (Original post by kc91)
    the other thing that is really getting to me at the moment is that i keep calculating what i need to get in every module in chem to get the grade - i do it everyday before i go to sleep - it's like some sort of ritual and i cant stop it
    haha

    same :ninja:
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    What about AQA Spec A English Literature: Unit 6 and AQA B Editiorial Writing?! They are both the ones that can drag my grade down. Oh my god, I've resigned myself to the fact I WILL get C's in English when I'm predicted B's and got BBB (the other B being in Philosophy and Ethics) at AS. Argh!
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    Damn the 1a with War, I died. 1b was sooo sporadic.
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    (Original post by Magic Potion)
    Damn the 1a with War, I died. 1b was sooo sporadic.
    LTA6?

    Yes ... Suicide of an exam paper for me.
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    I came out of the play/poetry lit exam (AQA A) feeling sick.

    Not a good sign.
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    Yes! Envisaging the D/E right now! I didn't even finish it and my points were weak. 1b, though, I have hopes for...
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    (Original post by Fran Katzenjammer)
    I came out of the play/poetry lit exam (AQA A) feeling sick.

    Not a good sign.
    I loved our poetry/play one ! It was the best we could have had...what play and poets did you do?

    War synoptic was awful for me
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    Minute Ago 15:04 (Fran Katzenjammer)
    I came out of the play/poetry lit exam (AQA A) feeling sick.

    Not a good sign.

    Three times I sat this. Duffy and Ford. Stupid, stupid exam!

    NB Can someone tell me how I can quote properly? Thanks!
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    (Original post by Magic Potion)
    Yes! Envisaging the D/E right now! I didn't even finish it and my points were weak. 1b, though, I have hopes for...
    I had two history exams right before it, so I don't remember much .

    With B, I threw in loads of wider reading but that was about it...So god knows what it will read like!
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    (Original post by Alexandra1234567)
    I loved our poetry/play one ! It was the best we could have had...what play and poets did you do?

    War synoptic was awful for me
    I did Hamlet and Lyrical Ballads.
    I think my points were ok, but I just don't think I wrote enough.
    2 pages each question. It's what I usually write, but still...

    I have no idea how I did in the synoptic.
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    (Original post by Fran Katzenjammer)
    I did Hamlet and Lyrical Ballads.
    I think my points were ok, but I just don't think I wrote enough.
    2 pages each question. It's what I usually write, but still...

    I have no idea how I did in the synoptic.
    Whoa exact same as me...I did the Ophelia question and the nature one. I blagged LB with loads of stuff about 'the sublime' and Wordsworth being a pantheist and stuff like that.
    Ophelia was excellent though! I felt like I'd done the essay about three times before.
    I think I averaged four and a half for both, which is usually what I do in most handwritten essays...especially as I scrawl.

    I'm sure you did fine, do you feel like you said everything you could have?

    I'm so worried about synoptic, it's the biggest one! I need an A in English overall as well :\.
 
 
 
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