Ok, so I’m sorry for not posting in ages but (as you probably read from the title) i had exams lol. Anyway, I break up for summer in two weeks so hopefully I’ll be able to post 🙂
Anyway, I’ll be posting my results and a comparison from last year (disclaimer: most of the papers I took were GCSE so I did really bad lol)
I’ll also be following these general grade boundaries for GCSE:
9 – A** – 90% or above
8 – A* – 80-90%
7 – A – 70-80%
6 – B – 60-70%
5 – C – 50-60%
4 – pass – 40-50%
Spanish – 98% (+11%)
Spanish Oral – 100% (+12%)
Math (Non-Calculator) – 87% (-1%)
Math (Calculator) – 74% (-10%)
English – 75% (-11%)
French Oral – 95% (+0%)
French – 81% (-9%) (Sorry for the spacing here it’s because my computer was really slow so I had to move to my phone lol)
Geography – 75% (+8%)
History – 65% (-1%)
Religious Studies – 85% (-7%)
Music – 89% (+4% – lowkey upset that I didn’t get a 9 lol)
Biology – 68% (-7%)
Chemistry – 70% (-13%)
Physics – 71% (-7%)
Ok so I’m kinda ashamed of my grades, cause even though they’re ok on their own, Im used to getting 80% and above and I actually bothered to revise this year (unlike the last two years) so I’m kind of convinced that there is no revision technique that actually works because NOTHING sticks in my head. It’s like – if I understand it first time then it’s fine, but if I don’t understand it first time then good luck trying to make me remember it. Like maybe in a year or two I will finally grasp the concept but definitely not in a few weeks can i grasp it no matter how hard I try.
And i’m also pissed at my history grade cause for one of the 10 mark questions we had to write a diary entry about someone living in WW1. So me being an intellectual, I wrote from the perspective of a Russian baby. Obviously babies are meant to be clueless, so I wrote what I heard was going on, and what I heard people say, but obviously I had no clue what was actually going on, but I did write about the causes and history in the entry. I came out of the exam feeling only confident with that one question. The one worth 10 marks.
I literally got 5 marks for the question
Why? BECAUSE I DIDNT EXPLAIN IT PROPERLY
Now, i really like my history teacher, BUT BABIES ARENT MEANT TO F*CKING UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL IS CAUSING THE MASS DESTRUCTION OF THEIR HOUSE AND THE IRREVOCABLE SORROW OF THEIR FAMILIES. THEY PROCESS WHAT’S AROUND THEM AND TRY TO MAKE ASSOCIATIONS LINKING TO THE CONTEXT THEY’RE GIVEN.
SOMEONE LITERALLY WROTE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PIECE OF WOOD. AND THEY GOT MORE THAN ME. (Im not trying to invalidate that persons work, but i know people will say ‘try writing from a different perspective’ (i.e. a more conventional one like from a soldier etc) and i’m just using this person’s example to back it up ok so dont @ me thanks)
im not even kidding i was literally contemplating jumping off of the stairs when i saw my history grade :)))))
cause i am the daughter of a teacher, so i’ve grown up with the message of academics over everything else, and no matter what grade i got, my parents would pick on me over it. if it was a 99, they would say ‘make it 100’. if it was a 100, they would say ‘keep getting 100s’. etc. and the message ‘you could always improve’ has always been etched into my memory. so when it comes to grades, i’m VERY self-critical. i’ve always had pressure to be top of the class, and seldom i get a bad grade, i’m teased from teachers, parents and peers alike. so when i got home, i basically had a mental breakdown and cried for like an hour over a literal 65 :)))))) also in the history class, i had to stop myself from crying MULTIPLE times cause most people in my class are like ‘dont cry over exam results cause they aint worth it’ but i literally just wanted to jump off of the stairs so i didn’t have to be humiliated.
oh yeah i’m also mortally terrified of being moved down a set in math cause of my 74 on the calc paper (even though everyone in the year knows that the teacher is crap and my mom had a bunch of meetings with him and his boss) cause ive always been in top group so being moved down would actually destroy me yay
anyway i’m going to go write a story about hell, and hopefully i will post more in the summer 😀