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english results

Emsy

Posted 14 August 2004 - 08:46 PM

hey I'm new here! I got my results on tuesday and was disappointed that I got a C in english when i got a good A in my prelim unsure.gif A lot of my friends got lower grades than they expected in english, i just wondered if anyone else did?esp anyone who's wanting to do medicine! x

bred

Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:21 PM

Yes! I'm not hoping to do medicine but I was hoping for a B in english and I was "awarded" a D. mad.gif It's made worse when people in your year that have hardly looked at a book in their life pass with at least Cs. dry.gif

Lesley

Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:28 PM

I got a B for english after 57%-c- in the prelim. In my case i've heard mixed stories about results. a few of my friends have went form c's to A's and a few have gone fro c's down to d's.

Your comment on people who "hardly looked at a book" is fair.It's incredibly frustrating when you've sat for hour and hours studying for an exam whereas someone looks at their notes the class before their test.surprise surprise they get an A and you get a C. That used to really p*ss me off last year dry.gif and probably will again this year.

30111987

Posted 15 August 2004 - 11:09 AM

well i got 48% in my prelim and failed english at the exam

i spoke to a guy at napier uni, he said i wouldnt need english anyways cos poetry had nowt to do with computing tongue.gif

Kevin_Kilbane

Posted 15 August 2004 - 01:15 PM

I got 44 percent in my prelim then get a B in the exam! biggrin.gif

sparky

Posted 15 August 2004 - 01:43 PM

I got 69% in my Prelim, and got a B for English, so really I stayed about the same. I prefer science subjects than English, and it was the hardest exam for me!

linds

Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:07 PM

I was predicted an A, but I knew fine well I wouldn't get it and was very happy with my B.

I think I got 73% for my prelim, which is JUST an A so I'm fine with my B.

There's a girl I know who hardly ever went to school and yet tells me she got an A for her English which is sickening!

Laura

Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ Aug 15 2004, 02:07 PM)
There's a girl I know who hardly ever went to school and yet tells me she got an A for her English which is sickening!

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Could it have been an Int2 A (compensatory award)......? rolleyes.gif

sparky

Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:34 PM

They stopped them this year though, and gave out D's.

Allan

Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:28 PM

I got 65% in my prelim and I got an A - I was still expecting a B.

English is an unfair exam. Your result depends on who marks it! As much as the SQA claim 'consistency', it definitily isn't.

Shaun

Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:32 PM

I got 40% in my prelim, and I failed the Higher English exam, which just happened to be on my birthday... that's unlucky...

superstar

Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ Aug 15 2004, 03:07 PM)

I think I got 73% for my prelim, which is JUST an A so I'm fine with my B.




Thats the exactly the same as me! biggrin.gif

Marc

Posted 15 August 2004 - 09:06 PM

I'm not a native speaker - in fact I had only one term's teaching in class - but somehow got an A in the exam so I'm chuffed biggrin.gif

AlexMcIver

Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:04 PM

English was always the scariest subject for me. That's a real shame for people who didn't do as well as they hoped, I know how annoying it is when people do barely any work and still get an A. I scraped an A in the prelim and managed to get an A in the final exam too. Some people I know got As, some got Cs and fails, but I don't know anyone who got a B, which is weird. Seems you either do really well or not so well, not much in between.

Infinite_Dreams

Posted 16 August 2004 - 08:08 PM

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I don't know anyone who got a B, which is weird. Seems you either do really well or not so well, not much in between.

It's the way they mark the paper. They check the essays to see if they PASS, ie. gain a C. From there they go on to see if the paper is worthy of an A. B grades are awarded where it sort of falls between, but the markers are probably more likely to give A or C since it's more difficult to judge if it's an in-between award or not.

I know two people that got a B.

I got an A, after getting a C in the prelim. I wasn't expecting it at all, since I never thought I was any good at English. I probably fall into the "don't read books" category, although I did work really hard for all my exams, and was extremely psyched before my English exam. I never believed I'd get an A though - I just wanted to pass...

I do feel for people that didn't get their expected grades. I know a few like that - some of whom are doing advanced higher. They did well all through the year and didn't gain the grade they probably deserved.

Emsy

Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:22 PM

hey! thats a shame about ur english, i know how u feel!! esp about what u sed about other people getting better grades even though they didnt study! that happened 2 me 2 and it just seems so unfair wink.gif

Ally

Posted 16 August 2004 - 10:49 PM

Did anyone see the article in the papers today about the English S.G exam where it said that only 1 person out of about 40 000 people got a grade 7? ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years the Standard Grades are scrapped.

Vazza

Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(ally @ Aug 16 2004, 11:49 PM)
I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years the Standard Grades are scrapped.


I read somewhere that Glasgow City Council were starting this year to phase standard grades out. But I can't remember what they were replacing it with exactly unsure.gif.

As for my English results I got a Higher C. Not bad considering I failed the prelim in January. I just find it really difficult to explain things in writing (or at least thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it tongue.gif )


linds

Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:46 AM

I think that GCC are going to start doing the intermediate and access courses instead of standard grades because they're more like the Higher, so the jump from SG to Higher isn't as drastic.

Paul

Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:34 PM

I got a B for H English, I failed my prelim and would have been delighted with a C...but I got a B...and found out I had a band 3 yesterday....eg between 65-69%

So I am even more chuffed!

I am much more confident and knowledgable (if thats how u spell it!!) when it comes to Science subjects tho

I had a girl in my class...predicted an A, got A in prelim and only got a lower B in her exam (eg 60-64%)

Shandogg

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