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GCSEs by saralk on 05-24-2005 at 07:19 PM

Update: Post your results in this thread now



A lot of people are going to be doing their GCSE English Lit exam tomorrow at 9:30.

If you are taking GCSEs, post what exams you are taking.

im taking:

English Lit + Lang
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Maths
French
History
Economics
Design Tech
RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 05-24-2005 at 07:23 PM

English Literature ([Image: tick.gif] Done)
English Language
Maths
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
History
Art ([Image: tick.gif] Done)
Graphics
ICT ([Image: tick.gif] Done)
Welsh :dodgy:


RE: GCSEs by Stigmata on 05-24-2005 at 07:25 PM

I'm taking

English Literature
English Language
Mathamatics
Statistics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
Resistant Materials
Ict GNVQ
Religious Education


i think thats it :s

traxor is taking identical subjects :)


RE: GCSEs by M73A on 05-24-2005 at 07:28 PM

English Literature
English Language
Mathamatics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
Art
Ict - edexcel
Religious Education :@
French
Spanish

quote:
Originally posted by Lee Jeffery
Welsh
hmm my form tutor is welsh, his password is 2 welsh words, the first beginning with 'C' know anything that would be special like that to someone whos welsh?
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 05-24-2005 at 07:29 PM

yay, me and Stiggy both do Resistand Materials, is yours on Thursday?


RE: GCSEs by Stigmata on 05-24-2005 at 07:31 PM

nope..

next year :refuck:


RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-24-2005 at 07:32 PM

Im taking...

English Lit (tomorrow with saralk)
D&T Resistant materials paper
Physics, chemistry and biology (dual award)
Maths (modular)
English creative writing
History
Art (finished :) )
French


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-24-2005 at 07:34 PM

English Literature
English Language
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Maths
French (Done oral)
Russian (Done oral)
Geography
Music (Done)

I did my music exam today. I found it a lot easier than i was expecting.

Good luck with English Literature tomorrow everyone. Mines at 9:00am. Can't wait untill it's over.


RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 05-24-2005 at 07:34 PM

English Literature
English Language
Mathamatics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
History
Control tech
Ict - Done
German - Done listening and speaking


RE: GCSEs by Veggie on 05-24-2005 at 07:37 PM

I wish i was still doing GCSE's they were so easy, A-Levels are getting annoying! im doing these A-Levels:
Maths (Mechanics)
Physics
ICT


RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-24-2005 at 07:39 PM

quote:
Good luck with English Literature tomorrow everyone. Mines at 9:00am. Can't wait untill it's over.

9:30 for me, 2hours15minutes :cry:
RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 05-24-2005 at 07:45 PM

quote:
Originally posted by sparks
9:30 for me, 2hours15minutes :cry:
awww mines at 9,

i had to walk in to school today which took 30 mins, then do a 30 min exam then walk back thats an hour of my day wasted for one exam. sucked
RE: GCSEs by Dempsey on 05-24-2005 at 08:00 PM

ahhahaha i laugh at you all i have no exams

i did them all 3 years ago :P


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 05-24-2005 at 08:04 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Dempsey
ahhahaha i laugh at you all i have no exams

i did them all 3 years ago :P

Dempsey - www.MpSounds.net - 8 assignments to go...

:rolleyes:

assignments are longer and harder than exams so i laugh at you!

RE: GCSEs by Dempsey on 05-24-2005 at 08:06 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Lee Jeffery
quote:
Originally posted by Dempsey
ahhahaha i laugh at you all i have no exams

i did them all 3 years ago :P

Dempsey - www.MpSounds.net - 8 assignments to go...

:rolleyes:

assignments are longer and harder than exams so i laugh at you!
well meh :p
RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-24-2005 at 08:35 PM

quote:
Originally posted by sparks

9:30 for me, 2hours15minutes

How come yours is that long? What do you do in it?

Mines 1 hour 45 minutes.

1hour on Lord of the Flies essay.

45 minutes on poetry comparison.

RE: GCSEs by M73A on 05-24-2005 at 08:37 PM

i have 2 langauge exams:@ because mines a language college, ive done all my mocks got the proper ones next year.... but i still have mock orals :@..... i dont want to do any languages but we are FORCED to because tis a 'language college', i find it really unfair that we HAVE to do 2 languages...

my plan for the orals is to sit there and se my favourite sentences..

je ne comprend pas..

and

no comprendo...

my teacher know i dont want to be there, i sleep through the lesson... so the can go shove the exam imo...


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-24-2005 at 08:44 PM

I do 2 languages as well, but through choice. Russian and French. The orals aren't too bad.

Repetez vous s'il vous plait, plus lentement comes in handy too.


RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-24-2005 at 09:12 PM

quote:
How come yours is that long? What do you do in it?

we covered 2 books and a poetry book...

To kill a mockingbird, Talking Heads (bollocks before anyone asks) and Edexcel (exam board we do eng with) Anthologies
RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-24-2005 at 09:16 PM

quote:
Originally posted by sparks
we covered 2 books and a poetry book...

To kill a mockingbird, Talking Heads (bollocks before anyone asks) and Edexcel (exam board we do eng with) Anthologies

I see. I do it with AQA exam board. Most of my other subjects are with edexcel though.

But, 2 hours 15 minutes is long. My longest exam is 2 hours which is Statistics.
RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-24-2005 at 09:19 PM

quote:
But, 2 hours 15 minutes is long.

I know :S my longest other than that is 2 hours for a couple of subjects, but i hate long exams...its sort of unlucky my first exam is the longest :S
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 05-24-2005 at 09:24 PM

For me, these are as long as my science exams, which are also 2 hours 15 mins.


RE: GCSEs by aNILEator on 05-25-2005 at 11:52 AM

English Literature H ([Image: tick.gif]Done)
English Language H
Maths H
Statistics H ([Image: tick.gif]Done Last Year B)
Science Double Award
Music ([Image: tick.gif]Done)
Art ([Image: tick.gif]Done)
Electronics H
ICT ([Image: tick.gif]Done)
French H :

  • Listening
  • Speaking ([Image: tick.gif]Done)
  • Reading
  • Writing ([Image: tick.gif]Done)

RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 05-25-2005 at 12:16 PM

English Literature (Done)
English Language
Maths GCSE
Maths AS-Level C1 (Done)
Triple Science
French
IT (Done)
Electronics
History
Business Studies

i think thats it. english lit wasnt too bad this morning, i think i did ok...


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 05-25-2005 at 12:25 PM

My English was ok, what exam bored did you take?

D&T Resitant Materials tomorrow.


RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 05-25-2005 at 12:28 PM

im on AQA it was quite easy. i did lord of the flies for my novel


RE: GCSEs by mwe99 on 05-25-2005 at 12:29 PM

quote:
Originally posted by mad_onion
im on AQA it was quite easy. i did lord of the flies for my novel

yay lord of the flies - quite a good book :)

RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 05-25-2005 at 12:29 PM

did you do it too?
yeah it is a very good book


RE: GCSEs by mwe99 on 05-25-2005 at 12:32 PM

ya huh, i did it last year. I think the question was something like 'how is leadership portrayed in the novel' and i waffled on about the conch etc


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 05-25-2005 at 12:38 PM

english went ok i guess

exam board for me was WJEC (welsh joint education commitee)

books i did were Of Mice and Men and A View From the Bridge


RE: GCSEs by aNILEator on 05-25-2005 at 12:53 PM

Blah i did to kill a mockingbird and some poems about weather and summer

I sucked and so did the school infact, they wouldn't let me keep the copy of to kill a mockingbird during the test because someone else didn't have one...... CUNTS


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 05-25-2005 at 01:09 PM

Art (DONE),
English Literature (To kill a mockingbird and An inspector calls and Unseen poem :o (I seen it now lol)) (DONE),
English (Paper 1(DONE), Paper 2(DONE))
ICT (DONE, 2nd chance on friday DONE both),
Science (Biology (DONE), Chemistry(DONE), Physics(DONE)),
French (Listening (DONE), Reading, (Speaking DONE)),
History (American West /sdanger :P)(DONE),
D&T Systems and Control
Maths (Paper 1 (DONE), Paper 2)

And more i think/dunno, I left my timetable upstairs... 8-)


RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 05-25-2005 at 01:14 PM

I did my English Lit exam last year, and also my maths, but as a result , have had to do AS core 1 on monday this week which was fun:|. The rest of my exams are:

Spanish listening (done)
Music listening (done)
Music IA (done)
I.T (done)
Spanish oral (done)
Spanish reading (done)
R.E (done)
Electronics, triple science exams (5/6 of them left) and english language are all this month.


RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-25-2005 at 03:13 PM

quote:
books i did were Of Mice and Men and A View From the Bridge


A class in our year did those too

*phew* for the first 10 minutes i swear i just watched the clock thinking

"Oh yeah plenty of time!"

then bang! i had 30 minutes left and i was just finishing off my second essay :S

ah well tried my best...just don't want to see the results :P
RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 05-25-2005 at 04:26 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Dempsey
ahhahaha i laugh at you all i have no exams

i did them all 3 years ago :P


im gonna ask john titor to go back and laugh at you 3 years ago
RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-25-2005 at 04:31 PM

quote:
Originally posted by mad_onion
im on AQA it was quite easy. i did lord of the flies for my novel

Same as me. I did the question about Simon and Piggy. It wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. I don't think i did too well on the poetry though. Just glad it's over now.
RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 05-25-2005 at 04:35 PM

well you wouldnt do the other question would you "Why is the novel called Lord of the Flies?" what kind of question is that. i think everyone in the country did the second one


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 05-25-2005 at 04:37 PM

I guess it would have something to do with flies running around aimlessly and having no leader, so its like a faux leader.

*shrugs* probably not, i didn't even read the novel :p


RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 05-25-2005 at 04:38 PM

quote:
Originally posted by sparks
A class in our year did those too

*phew* for the first 10 minutes i swear i just watched the clock thinking

"Oh yeah plenty of time!"

then bang! i had 30 minutes left and i was just finishing off my second essay :S

ah well tried my best...just don't want to see the results :P

i had superman and paula browns new snowsuit, 2 years i have hated that books and now i will never have to read the damn story again. and then i did 22 on field mouse and sonnet and storm on an island and patroling barnagat.

i left the exam with 20 mins still left i rock

RE: GCSEs by mwe99 on 05-25-2005 at 04:59 PM

lol the lord of the flies is a pig's head who simon talks to  saralk :P


RE: GCSEs by Anubis on 05-25-2005 at 05:11 PM

I take;
English Language
English Literature
Mathematics (modular, higher)
Science (Duel Award)
History
ICT
French
Business studies
R.E.


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-25-2005 at 10:06 PM

quote:
Originally posted by saralk
I guess it would have something to do with flies running around aimlessly and having no leader, so its like a faux leader.

*shrugs* probably not, i didn't even read the novel :p

Well, Lord of the Flies is the direct translation of Beelzebub which is...

You can find out here
RE: GCSEs by paperless on 05-25-2005 at 10:10 PM

Can you explain better what this is?


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 05-25-2005 at 10:17 PM

The book i am studying for English Literature is called 'Lord of the Flies'

Lord of the Flies is a translation of Beelzebub.

Beelzebub was originally the name of a god worshipped in the Philistine City of Ekron, but later became the name people referred to the devil by.

So Lord of the Flies really means the devil and the book is about evil and stuff so it fits well.

In the book, the lord of the flies is represeted as a pig's head on a stick which is surrounded by flies.


RE: GCSEs by aNILEator on 05-26-2005 at 08:05 AM

i did question 22 king for a day :)

or rather did half of it...... i had my hand covering up part B and only saw it when they shouted "5 minutes left"


RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 05-26-2005 at 08:09 AM

I don't have my exams for another year. But I do have 3 or 4 exams in a couple week, which are just the year 10 exams, which we can fall back on...

I am taking:

  • English - Higher
  • Maths - Higher
  • Science - Higher
  • ICT GNVQ (Not a GCSE, but it's worth four.)
  • Geography - Foundation
  • Religious Education - Higher
  • Resistant Materials
  • Short Music

;).
RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 05-26-2005 at 08:23 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Fukafly
i did question 22 king for a day :)

or rather did half of it...... i had my hand covering up part B and only saw it when they shouted "5 minutes left"


:O that was a massive part, im pretty lucky i have extra time so i never realy need to worry about time, i just relax and get on with it i always go over so i can make use of the time. except with control tech, our teacher is shite and nobody knows anything about it realy. in the mocks we all finished after 40 mins and cause there was only three of us they let us go
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 05-26-2005 at 10:42 AM

I just had my resistand materials exam, and all I can say is "OMGWTFBBQ"


RE: GCSEs by Veggie on 05-26-2005 at 11:21 AM

I did resistant materials it was quite fun. The Graphics exams make me laugh, they got asked to deisgn a display stand for a "Fars Bar" That looked strangely like a mars bar and also a "triangular shaped chocolate" called a Foblerone...


RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-26-2005 at 07:50 PM

i can describe my tech exam in a single picture...

[Image: 24960.jpg]

...and that someone was me


RE: GCSEs by emit on 05-27-2005 at 04:22 AM

man, you all make me remember my GCSEs... about 5 years ago. mine started on the 22nd of May with English Lit. Edexcel was the easiest exam board for me. I took:

English Lit
English Lang
Maths
Physics
Chemsitry
Biology
French
German
Computing
Geography
Technical Drawing
Astronomy


RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 05-28-2005 at 06:58 PM

Half term for me now, time to chill (H) (apart from I never listen in my triple science lessons and will fail unless I work hard all holiday).


RE: GCSEs by Abz2k4 on 05-28-2005 at 07:29 PM

Im taking:

Art
Science
Maths
English Lit
English Lang
Geography
RE
Citizenship
Spanish
Graphics

The RE Exam the other day was soooo long, i had a sore hand by the end of it. What did you guys think about it?


RE: GCSEs by SikStyles on 05-28-2005 at 08:03 PM

my exams are over now but i took

Algebra I
World History
Web Design
Health
Reading
Science
English I


RE: GCSEs by Maniac on 05-28-2005 at 08:21 PM

quote:
Originally posted by sparks
i can describe my tech exam in a single picture...

[Image: 24960.jpg]

...and that someone was me


YOU SHALL NOT PAAAASSSS!!

(He's gonna be the only one to get it but oh well :p)
RE: GCSEs by sparks on 05-28-2005 at 10:35 PM

quote:
(He's gonna be the only one to get it but oh well )

lmao it was worth it :P
RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-06-2005 at 11:20 AM

biology in an hour :(


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-06-2005 at 02:56 PM

argh, i just done my biology exam, 1 and a half hours... 8-)

now it's maths tomorrow...


RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 06-06-2005 at 03:17 PM

i had double award science paper one and geography 1 today geo was a peacie off piss science was ok apart form one on chemistry.

maths non calculator tomorrow, not my best subject


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-06-2005 at 04:17 PM

quote:
Originally posted by King For A Day
i had double award science paper one and geography 1 today geo was a peacie off piss science was ok apart form one on chemistry.

maths non calculator tomorrow, not my best subject

I had Geography 1 and Double Award Science 1.

I finished with about 40 minutes to go for the geography, it was so easy because you basically know what's going to come up on it.

I've got Russin writing tomorrow morning which should be fun :S
RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-06-2005 at 04:43 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Stigmata
I'm taking

English Literature
English Language
Mathamatics
Statistics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
Resistant Materials
Ict GNVQ
Religious Education


i think thats it :s

traxor is taking identical subjects :)


That's a lie, you're doing PE and I'm doing Music :refuck: :p.
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-06-2005 at 05:09 PM

quote:
Originally posted by traxor
That's a lie, you're doing PE and I'm doing Music
whats the difference, they are both dos subjects :refuck:

I had the Biology paper today (not Paper 1, i do seperate science). It was quite easy, I mucked up the one about genetics, because I didnt read the question properly, I thaught it was a long winged fly and a short winged fly... D'OH
RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-06-2005 at 05:10 PM

I suppose, Music for me sucks, I really can't be bothered for it at all, I got forced to do it. I wanted to do PE, but I wasn't allowed, because "i didn't seem interested".


RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 06-06-2005 at 05:24 PM

quote:
Originally posted by monster.rat
quote:
Originally posted by King For A Day
i had double award science paper one and geography 1 today geo was a peacie off piss science was ok apart form one on chemistry.

maths non calculator tomorrow, not my best subject

I had Geography 1 and Double Award Science 1.

I finished with about 40 minutes to go for the geography, it was so easy because you basically know what's going to come up on it.

I've got Russin writing tomorrow morning which should be fun :S

Russin :O wow

geo graphy sucked at question 5 i was starting to wonder when i would get to section b, and i realised i had already 2 of the questions, lukily they were the ones i would have chosen, then i did the coast line one, caus ewe hadnt studdied weather and glacirs arnt too hot as far as im concerned (no pun intended)
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-06-2005 at 06:45 PM

I used to do russian in years 8 and 9 as well as French, but I picked French for GCSE instead because it seemed easier lol.

Oh well, French listening exam on thurs i think... argh

* jren207 consults timetable...


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-06-2005 at 06:50 PM

quote:
Originally posted by jren207
I used to do russian in years 8 and 9 as well as French, but I picked French for GCSE instead because it seemed easier lol.

Oh well, French listening exam on thurs i think... argh
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I do Russian and French :-o

and yeah we've got French listening and reading on Thursday morning.
RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 06-06-2005 at 09:36 PM

quote:
    quote:Originally posted by traxor
    That's a lie, you're doing PE and I'm doing Music


whats the difference, they are both dos subjects

I had the Biology paper today (not Paper 1, i do seperate science). It was quite easy, I mucked up the one about genetics, because I didnt read the question properly, I thaught it was a long winged fly and a short winged fly... D'OH

Music is not a dos subject, I went in for eight hours on a saturday to create my integrated assignment two days before the exam because I had been dossing all year:P

I had my first triple science paper today, it was biology. This is by the far the easiest paper I will ever do i science, I finished half an hour early. Alas, this will not be true for the others. Who else does triple science apart from saralk and jren? And I was OCR board, I didn't have a question about flys in my genetic section lol.

And finally, who finds they use the time after they've finished thinking about anything and everything? It's fun. I thought about my feet.
RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-06-2005 at 09:44 PM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
Music is not a dos subject, I went in for eight hours on a saturday to create my integrated assignment two days before the exam because I had been dossing all year

I agree, Music is not a dos subject. I find it a more fun subject than most, but certainly not a dos. I spent ages on writing my compositions and it was no easy job.
RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 06-06-2005 at 09:48 PM

The first two compositions are the ones hardest to get started with. My special occasions piece was four pages long  with a violin, bass guitar and piano in, and the teacher wouldn't stop pointing out little bits. You think a piece is finished, but it is only finished after a lot of reviewing. I also did a waltz for my other piece.

Monster.rat what pieces did you choose to compose?
Anyone what did you do?


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-06-2005 at 09:48 PM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman

Who else does triple science apart from saralk and jren?


I only do double award :P

3 papers each covering a topic. Chemistry and Physics left to do...
RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-06-2005 at 09:54 PM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
Monster.rat what pieces did you choose to compose?

I did music with edexcel and i think it is slightly different to yours.

In our class, we wrote loads of compositions throughout the year, then improved the ones we wanted to submit. My best two compositions were a ground bass piece and a musicals piece which was fine as they were from different sections, but I had to perform one of the compositions. My ground bass piece for like 10 instruments and they only composition i could perform was a rubbish ternary piece, so i did musicals and ternary.

quote:
Originally posted by jren207
I only do double award

3 papers each covering a topic. Chemistry and Physics left to do...

Thats what i do too. You with OCR?

RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-06-2005 at 09:55 PM

quote:
Originally posted by monster.rat

quote:
Originally posted by jren207
I only do double award

3 papers each covering a topic. Chemistry and Physics left to do...

Thats what i do too. You with OCR?

Nah, AQA

RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-07-2005 at 08:36 AM

hmmm, question for people doing higher OCR maths

calc or non calc today?


RE: GCSEs by Pipish on 06-07-2005 at 08:40 AM

are gcses like half yearlys or yearlys over here in australian or are they like the hsc


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-07-2005 at 09:16 AM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
And finally, who finds they use the time after they've finished thinking about anything and everything? It's fun. I thought about my feet.

I started thinking about things I could add to my website :p

Maths today, and I know that i'm going to fail. I was in the 2nd top set, and for the end of fourth year exams, the highest mark in my set was lower than the lowest mark in the set above us :S
RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-08-2005 at 10:37 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Pipish
are gcses like half yearlys or yearlys over here in australian or are they like the hsc

Not really sure as i don't know the autralian system. GCSEs are a two year course which we start in the school year when we are 14/15. We then take our exams the next year when we turn 16.

quote:
Originally posted by saralk
the highest mark in my set was lower than the lowest mark in the set above us

Wouldn't that make sense?

I had english language today and i think it went quite well. There was a passage by bill bryson called "why no one walks" and it was about how Americans all use cars when they could just walk. It was quite amusing. French tomorrow, better get a good nights sleep.
RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-08-2005 at 10:39 PM

I really hate exams, I think it's stupid, you're put under loads of stress revising, you have to sit in a claustraphobic room for 2 hours in silence, you just want to scream, you don't know the answers, you just want to walk out...

It's too stressful, I bet you any money, that if it exams were done in different situations, people would get better marks...

I hate just sitting there at the end, I counted bricks and stuff, oh and of course, sharpened all of my pencils... Inc. crayons.


RE: GCSEs by gif83 on 06-08-2005 at 10:45 PM

Last year in my finals of university, one of the exams went sooo wrong for me... i should have done quite well in it but i completely blanked out. one of the questions was identical to a question in a past paper (two years back i think). I had done that past paper in the morning perfectly fine. However, i completely blanked out and couldn't think of how to do it. In fact, i couldn't remember how to do any of the questions... i couldn't even really attempt to answer them. So what i ended up doing during the exam was write apology notes to the markers in the answer booklet and also did some doodles. Actually they ended up as more than just doodles since i had enough time to come up with some pretty cool artwork. in the end i got 0 for that exam. ah well, i'll stop rambling now.


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-08-2005 at 10:46 PM

quote:
Originally posted by traxor
It's too stressful, I bet you any money, that if it exams were done in different situations, people would get better marks...

I'm not too sure about that. What sort of situations do you mean. I personally don't mind exams. I used to really hate them and got really nervous, but i think that as you do more and more, you begin to not think that bad of them.

I do agree with hating sitting at the end, though. We had a Maths paper yesterday which was 2 hours long. I finished after 45 minutes, checked it through a few times and i still had an hour left. I was watching the second hand tick on the big clock. Luckily they let people you wanted to leave early leave after 1 1/2 hours. I just can't wait till mine are over now. 22 June is the date.

RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-08-2005 at 10:54 PM

I can't wait until the exams are over either, I have the bus to myself, and I have my mates of course, we are the ruling authority of the school, in a way.

And of course Saral can start doing the damn php :refuck:... not that we're using him, he's just a great friend, so we're going to wait for him to finish before we start the coding, we have a good team:

  • Dempsey
  • Millenium Edition
  • Johny
  • Saralk
  • Me
  • -dt-
  • Titty

I don't know why I posted that, but, you know ;).
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-08-2005 at 10:58 PM

The 24th of June, my last exam, Systems and Control and that's it, all gone :D


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-08-2005 at 11:02 PM

I really wish my exams were spread out more. This week i have 8 exams, the week after is only 4 and the week after is 2. This week has just been constant work and there's still quite a way to go.

We do get a long holiday though and when you haven't got exams like inbetween, it can be quite fun. I spose it's all worth it in the end. When's the results out, I think it's the 27th August or something.


RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-08-2005 at 11:03 PM

I have 2 GCSE exams this year, and I'm really not looking forward to either of them... or do I have 3? I better god damn not!

Maths and Science I know I have... They're going to suck, I'm higher tier in both.


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-08-2005 at 11:05 PM

quote:
Originally posted by monster.rat

When's the results out, I think it's the 27th August or something.


Yeh, something like that, we have this day in August where we go in and get an envelope with your grades in it or something. I think you get your certificates (with like holograms and stuff, official things) later. I already have a certificate of having a B in ICT. If I did better in my second chance, like i got an A, then I can get rid of the B lol :P
RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-08-2005 at 11:06 PM

That's what I hate, you won't know if you've actually got into a college until around 7 days before it opens, it's really stupid :s...


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-08-2005 at 11:10 PM

Yeh, i applied for a multimedia course and they're like, well we'll give you a list of stuff to get for the course, then if you don't get your grades.. well that's a waste of money... :S


RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 06-09-2005 at 03:40 PM

I havn't realy found exams stressful so far. I had all the easy exams before half term, and then I only have one exam a day from now on, apart from chemistry and electronics on the same day. Study leave is nice too, you don't have to spend long revising, you can go out and stuff.


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-09-2005 at 04:17 PM

I completely fucked up Histor today, I left out a 10 mark question and only did half of a 15 mark question :/


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-09-2005 at 04:21 PM

I'm so glad i didn't do history. My friends who did it were getting really worried because there was so much to learn. It was something to do with America in the last century.

I did French listening and reading today and i thought i would get away without doing much revision as it's only recognition, but there was so much i didn't understand and now i regret not revising for it much.


RE: GCSEs by absorbation on 06-09-2005 at 04:31 PM

Getting a good mark in french is easy, you must show tenses and that's it :P No tenses and maxium you can get is a c :S


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-09-2005 at 04:32 PM

Im ok at french, I thaught i did the listening test quite well.


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-09-2005 at 04:34 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Absorbation
Getting a good mark in french is easy, you must show tenses and that's it :P No tenses and maxium you can get is a c :S

It's not just that simple and you're talking about writing exams, i was talking about reading and listening. For writing, you also have to make sure you spell right, you get adjective agreement right etc. THere's a load more to it than just cases although they are very important.

For the reading today, the last question i found near impossible. There was so much i didn't understand. It was the one you answer in English.
RE: GCSEs by absorbation on 06-09-2005 at 04:36 PM

I'm not taking fench :refuck: i'm crap at it i'm taking history, geography, ict and drama :P


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-09-2005 at 04:38 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Absorbation
I'm not taking fench :refuck: i'm crap at it i'm taking history, geography, ict and drama :P

You're not doing a language? I swear everyone has to do a modern foreign language for GCSEs.

Geography is one of my favourite subjects and i'm doing it for AS as well. Good choice.
RE: GCSEs by absorbation on 06-09-2005 at 04:42 PM

In out school we dont, only a few people are we all have to take religion though and i have to take it a year eailery infact i'm revising for the summer exam :S


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-09-2005 at 08:51 PM

I think the French listening went ok. Argh, I forgot the names for objects found in a bedroom, so I just put any two objects in English in the first part. It was like, "What two objects are in whoever's room blah...?"

I only have to do the American West paper because I did short course History, so our short course class is in with the other full course who are doing the American West as their paper 2...


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-10-2005 at 06:20 PM

Yaaay!:D No more English ever. The feeling when i came out of that exam was so great. I really can't stand English at all. How did everyone find it?
I think i did quite well, didn't obviously mess anything up, but really i'm just pleased that it's over.


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-10-2005 at 06:22 PM

I found the exam pretty good. I managed to write "bollocks" and "women dressed like whores" in one of my essays :p


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-10-2005 at 06:52 PM

lol, I had an article about from Top Gear in mine today :P it called something like 'Boiling the Frogs'.


RE: GCSEs by user27089 on 06-10-2005 at 07:05 PM

You no longer have to take a foreign language in your GCSEs, it was incorporated 2003, it is only compulsary to take a foreign language until the end of year 9.


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-10-2005 at 07:11 PM

quote:
Originally posted by traxor
You no longer have to take a foreign language in your GCSEs, it was incorporated 2003, it is only compulsary to take a foreign language until the end of year 9.

I've got a dodgy school then. We all had to take a modern foreign language for GCSEs. Not that it would have made a difference, I did two, lol.
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-10-2005 at 07:41 PM

We sorta have to take at least one language because our school has the title of specialist language college... 8-)


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-10-2005 at 07:47 PM

quote:
Originally posted by jren207
lol, I had an article about from Top Gear in mine today :P it called something like 'Boiling the Frogs'.

i had that too!! and i had some other thing about some boring woman who didnt like cars and took buses :dodgy:

then i had to review a film so i complained for 2+ pages about how shite star wars ep. 3 is \o/


and yes no more english ever sure feels good (H)
RE: GCSEs by Plik on 06-10-2005 at 07:51 PM

I had to write about some thing in the world that concerns me, so i ranted about how fishstocks are declining and how the government are "incompetant" in handling it.


RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 06-11-2005 at 11:40 AM

In my language exam we had to do poems comparison, I did the hurricane hits england and one other poem, and then we had 'describe a nightmare world' for our description questions, which was really nice. My friend had a nightmare where he was still on 56k :dodgy:


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-11-2005 at 11:49 AM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
In my language exam we had to do poems comparison, I did the hurricane hits england and one other poem, and then we had 'describe a nightmare world' for our description questions, which was really nice. My friend had a nightmare where he was still on 56k :dodgy:

I did the Hurrican Hits England and compared it to Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan. I'm terrible at descriptive writing so i chose the letter to the governors of the school saying about improvements to the school.

Most people did the nightmare one though probably because there were no limits to what could be written.
RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 06-11-2005 at 10:32 PM

i compared Blessing to Night of the scorpion. then i did what worried me in the modern world. i did capitalism lol because thats the only thing i could think of. in truth i love capitalism but there you go. :)


RE: RE: GCSEs by pollolibredegrasa on 06-12-2005 at 12:22 AM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
In my language exam we had to do poems comparison, I did the hurricane hits england and one other poem, and then we had 'describe a nightmare world' for our description questions


I did those questions too - i kinda struggled on the poetry though, seeing as i missed all the work on them due to being in hospital :undecided: Second uestion was pretty easy, though i had to use my extra time :$

But good luck too all those doing them ATM, and hope ya all get the results you want in August or whenever! (Y)


GCSEs im taking:

English
English Literature
Dual Science
French
Maths
Geography
History (gonna fail this :S)
Applied ICT
Religious Studies (gonna fail this too :S)
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-12-2005 at 05:08 PM

I've only got 7 exams left.

They are

Maths Calc (im screwed for this one, i don't even have a calculator)
Chemistry (fair confident about that, going to a chem tutor for two years has helped)
Business Studies & Economics (1 & 2)(my strongest subject, so im confident about that)
French Reading and Writing (indifferent)
History Paper 2 (i am so screwed)
Physics


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-12-2005 at 05:24 PM

i have 6 left

Maths Calculator (should be ok)
Chemistry (arghle :|)
History Paper 2 (crime & punishment = piece of pish)
Physics (should be ok but my coursework was like 2 pages of shite so i HAVE to do well)
and then 2 (compulsory) welsh exams, one of which is 20 mins, it takes me 20 mins to walk to school ffs


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-12-2005 at 05:27 PM

I've only got 6 exams left

Maths calc
Geography Paper 2
Chemistry
Statistics
French Writing
Physics

Only one i'm kind of worried about is chemistry because there's so much to learn. The others i'm ok about, but Statistics is 2 hours 30 minutes!


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-12-2005 at 05:54 PM

Im quite confident about the chemistry papers, i had a tutor and even though i hated his guts, he did teach me well, i know get around 80% in the past papers, which is around A/A*


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-12-2005 at 06:45 PM

I've got left:

Maths paper 2 (Calculator),
Science Chemistry,
Science Physics,
History (American West),
French Writing,
and D&T Systems & Control


RE: GCSEs by -rafy- on 06-13-2005 at 05:42 AM

meh, my final exams are in october.....

yay! only 98 days of school left! :P


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-13-2005 at 06:27 AM

aww man i have to leave for my 1 hour welsh exam in an hour :(


RE: GCSEs by Andre on 06-13-2005 at 07:18 PM

Heh, I chose my subjects (Not intentionally but it works out nicely :P) in such a way that I have zero full exams this schol year :D

I've just got the 6 Science modules (I do double not triple, had the chance to do triple but I'm too lazy) and I really don't think I'm gonna do well on the ones on the 28th.

So far I got B, B, B, C on my modules.

Otherwise, I'm taking...

Maths [Higher in November]
Science [Double]
English/Eng Lit [Higher]
Business Studies/BCS [Higher and it's 2 seperate GCSEs just in the same lesson]
Religious Studies [Full course, therefore today I got to gloat during lunch while everyone else was revising for their exam last period and I just sat and talked :D]
French :\ [Higher]
History [Higher]

But I guess PE doesn't really count though..


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-13-2005 at 07:33 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Andre
Heh, I chose my subjects (Not intentionally but it works out nicely ) in such a way that I have zero full exams this schol year

so did most people, its called being in year 10, not in year 11. In fact, I had to do zero exams of any description last year.
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-13-2005 at 08:48 PM

Well I used to have to do end of year exams to determine what set I would go in the next year (plus my progress in the year). Lasts year's exams (year 10) were really to determine the tiers of papers I would take like Higher or Intermediate or Foundation etc. Really because I kept the same sets and teachers for two years (10 to 11). Like a two year course. Of course, now in year 11, i'm doing my GCSE's.


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-13-2005 at 10:00 PM

quote:
Originally posted by jren207
Well I used to have to do end of year exams to determine what set I would go in the next year (plus my progress in the year). Lasts year's exams (year 10) were really to determine the tiers of papers I would take like Higher or Intermediate or Foundation etc. Really because I kept the same sets and teachers for two years (10 to 11). Like a two year course. Of course, now in year 11, i'm doing my GCSE's.

We did end of year 10 exams as well. I think one of the main reasons was to get us used to the exams at the end of the year to prepare for the real thing. It was also to help decide tiers and stuff.
RE: GCSEs by Andre on 06-14-2005 at 05:54 PM

quote:
Originally posted by saralk
quote:
Originally posted by Andre
Heh, I chose my subjects (Not intentionally but it works out nicely ) in such a way that I have zero full exams this schol year

so did most people, its called being in year 10, not in year 11. In fact, I had to do zero exams of any description last year.

Actually, you'd think that but RS is a mandatory subject (half course) at our school which everyone doing half course does in year 10. Those in Set 1 for maths had one exam last week and one tomorrow and thats their GCSE for Maths done. Quite a few of my friends are also doing their Geography exam in a week or 2 weeks time too.
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-20-2005 at 09:39 AM

Ive got french reading and writing today, and then there are only 3 more exams to go untill i'm home free!


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-20-2005 at 09:45 AM

i have my second history paper tomorrow, physics wednesday, then im free too! \o/


RE: GCSEs by aNILEator on 06-20-2005 at 01:12 PM

i finished last week :)


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-20-2005 at 02:53 PM

History short course American West, Physics and Systems & Control left :P


RE: GCSEs by Plik on 06-20-2005 at 07:29 PM

none left :banana:


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-20-2005 at 08:01 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Madman
none left :banana:

Lucky...

I just got Physics left on Wednesday, then i got like all the time in the world, well, 10 weeks anyway.
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-20-2005 at 08:26 PM

:D, after this week, resting time, then off to college!!


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-21-2005 at 10:32 AM

history was hard, i left out a source utility one, and I didn't get round to doing a conclusion for the last one.


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-21-2005 at 10:52 AM

quote:
Originally posted by saralk
history was hard, i left out a source utility one, and I didn't get round to doing a conclusion for the last one.

damn i agree it was hard :(

like all we ever did was about beggars and stuff and that didnt really come up but i tried to shove it in anyway lol :P


EDIT: only physics left now :grin:
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-21-2005 at 12:01 PM

I've got Economics in 45 minutes, and then Physics and then... the end of compulsory education.


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-21-2005 at 01:12 PM

Argh History, had to answer questions about cowboys then, I had to decide whether to answer the question about the Mormons or about the battle of Little Big Horn. I chose the battle :P

Just Physics and systems left...


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-21-2005 at 02:37 PM

quote:
Originally posted by jren207
Argh History, had to answer questions about cowboys then, I had to decide whether to answer the question about the Mormons or about the battle of Little Big Horn. I chose the battle :P

Just Physics and systems left...

lol wtf history is that? we had crime and punishment :/
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-21-2005 at 02:47 PM

American west lol, short course (y)


RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 06-22-2005 at 01:53 PM

none left :banana:


RE: GCSEs by King For A Day on 06-22-2005 at 02:09 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Lee Jeffery
none left :banana:

I hate you!!!

im very much the same except for control tech on friday afternoon then holidays for ages.

i dont have a chance in hell of passing that the teacher couldnt teech and he lost my course work project
RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-22-2005 at 02:10 PM

/xspeakit 1 left :o.... blah


RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 06-22-2005 at 02:14 PM

lol i still have two left stupid triple science :S


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-22-2005 at 04:26 PM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

EXAMS ARE OVER FOR ME


RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 06-22-2005 at 06:20 PM

OMG 2 left:| ... it's burning, I have to revise today and tomorrow for my extension chemistry and its 6 chapters and I havn't lookd yet:(


RE: GCSEs by PenguinBoy on 06-24-2005 at 09:33 AM

EXAMS are OOOOOOVER, how i think i did.

French listening- ok
Music listening - ok
English lit - Failed miserably
Resistant materials - supprisingly ok
Biology - well
Geog DME - well
Maths non calc - Impressively
English 1- supprisingly well
Graphics - Very bad (if only the exam was on the pc)
French Foundation writing - very lightweight
English 2- Averagely well
Maths - Not as well as the one before, but still good
Chemistry - Pretty ok
French Foundation reading - REALLY REALLY HARD (surely foundation should be dooable seeing that i have been learning higher stuff, apparently the higher french reading was stupendously hard)
Physics - Not as well as i wanted

pretty average results i think. but freeeedom, and partaying, I hereby proclaim this chapter of my life... closed


quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
I have to revise today and tomorrow for my extension chemistry and its 6 chapters and I havn't lookd yet


good luck to u, and anyone else who's still got more
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-24-2005 at 10:06 AM

quote:
Originally posted by PenguinBoy
French Foundation reading - REALLY REALLY HARD (surely foundation should be dooable seeing that i have been learning higher stuff, apparently the higher french reading was stupendously hard)

I did Higher French Reading, and i didn't find it too hard, but i thaught it was on par with all the past papers i had done.
RE: GCSEs by PenguinBoy on 06-24-2005 at 10:57 AM

quote:
Originally posted by saralk
    ding - REALLY REALLY HARD (surely foundation should be dooable seeing that i have been learning higher stuff, apparently the higher french reading was stupendously hard)



I did Higher French Reading, and i didn't find it too hard, but i thaught it was on par with all the past

really? this means one of three things, ur on a different exam board, u have a good teacher or that ur on a different exam board.

Loving the sig by the way HHAHAHA, stoopid bonzai buddy

RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 06-24-2005 at 05:18 PM

YESSSS!! Exams are all over for me :D

It's time for rest :P


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 06-24-2005 at 05:31 PM

quote:
Originally posted by PenguinBoy
really? this means one of three things, ur on a different exam board, u have a good teacher or that ur on a different exam board.

Loving the sig by the way HHAHAHA, stoopid bonzai buddy

isnt that just two ways, with one repeated twice?

I was with the AQA board, what board were you with?

and thanks :P its random
RE: GCSEs by PenguinBoy on 06-24-2005 at 11:54 PM

quote:
Originally posted by saralk
quote:
Originally posted by PenguinBoy
really? this means one of three things, ur on a different exam board, u have a good teacher or that ur on a different exam board.

Loving the sig by the way HHAHAHA, stoopid bonzai buddy

isnt that just two ways, with one repeated twice?

I was with the AQA board, what board were you with?

and thanks :P its random

yes yes i suppose ur right. lol.

**this means one of three things, ur on a different exam board, u have a good teacher or that ur clever**
i guess it's probably the latter, seeing that i cant even fit together an english sentence
RE: GCSEs by tomfletcherman on 06-27-2005 at 09:28 PM

All over for me now:D today was physics extension and I got told that I'd learnt specification A instead of spec B:| but the questions were sitll easy anyway.

But YES, OVER!!!!!


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 06-27-2005 at 09:39 PM

quote:
Originally posted by tomfletcherman
All over for me now:D today was physics extension and I got told that I'd learnt specification A instead of spec B:| but the questions were sitll easy anyway.

But YES, OVER!!!!!
Congratulations!
Doesn't it feel good to be free?

Mine were over on Wednesday, so i've already had quite a while off. Now it's like, what shall I do?
RE: GCSEs by Pr0xY on 06-28-2005 at 03:44 PM

I'm glad I don't have to take gay shit like that. 


RE: GCSEs by saralk on 08-23-2005 at 05:20 PM



Ok, the GCSEs are long over, buuuuut, in 5222 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes, 54 seconds ago, the results will be in.

So post your results here for all to see!
RE: GCSEs by Eljay on 08-23-2005 at 06:50 PM

quote:
Originally posted by saralk


Ok, the GCSEs are long over, buuuuut, in 5222 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes, 54 seconds ago, the results will be in.

So post your results here for all to see!

i will post them if they are good, if i dont reply you know what that means :(

EDIT: everyone post what they are doing next year

im going to sixth form to do graphic design and physics and going to college to study ICT (well, grade dependent of course :P)
RE: GCSEs by Max on 08-23-2005 at 06:51 PM

I have to do my exam's next year and I am getting worried now. I just know I am going to fail. :(


RE: GCSEs by Zephyr on 08-23-2005 at 07:01 PM

I'm going to sixth form to take 5 AS levels.

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Geography
Music

Then i'm probably going to drop music after a year to take the other four as A levels.


RE: GCSEs by jren207 on 08-23-2005 at 07:48 PM

Going to college to do multimedia and some computer maintenance.


RE: GCSEs by Plik on 08-23-2005 at 07:51 PM

Im going to collage to do a watersports instructers coarse :banana:


RE: GCSEs by PenguinBoy on 08-23-2005 at 10:28 PM

results in only 2 days :D

quote:
Originally posted by monster.rat
I'm going to sixth form to take 5 AS levels.

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Geography
Music

Then i'm probably going to drop music after a year to take the other four as A levels.


i'm also doing 5

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Art (wasn't able to do graphics, stoopid timetabling)
Drama

u gonna do 4 A2s! i was gonna drop art and drama in the 2nd year.

can't wait, all my ties and shirts are ready for 6thform :D

RE: GCSEs by spokes on 08-23-2005 at 10:37 PM

I haven't done my GCSEs yet, but im doing a science one this year (year 10 :S), summit to do wiv modular or linear something :s

(one in November, then March, then another at the end of year 11)

I've chosen

German
History
ICT
IT Essentials (building pcs etc.)

+ Compulsary Subjects



Anyway, hope you all get good results


RE: GCSEs by MC Inferno on 08-23-2005 at 10:37 PM

quote:
Originally posted by PenguinBoy
results in only 2 days


quote:

Originally posted by monster.rat
I'm going to sixth form to take 5 AS levels.

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Geography
Music

Then i'm probably going to drop music after a year to take the other four as A levels.





i'm also doing 5

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Art (wasn't able to do graphics, stoopid timetabling)
Drama

u gonna do 4 A2s! i was gonna drop art and drama in the 2nd year.

can't wait, all my ties and shirts are ready for 6thform

be funny if u didnt get in now lol, juss kiddin mate, i hope to do good myself i probz wont.

i have no idea what im gonna do with my life yet :| lol
RE: GCSEs by saralk on 08-24-2005 at 08:55 AM

I am doing

Computer Sciences
Business Studies
Chemistry
French

I hope to do a course like computing and business for a degree


RE: GCSEs by mad_onion on 08-25-2005 at 10:15 AM

are we going to put our results here or make a sepearte thread?


RE: GCSEs by absorbation on 08-25-2005 at 10:20 AM

quote:
Originally posted by mad_onion
are we going to put our results here or make a sepearte thread?

make a seprate thread if i were you :)