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Yet another GCSE results blog!

Posted 08-27-2011 at 04:10 PM by MeechMunchie
Updated 08-28-2011 at 08:17 AM by MeechMunchie
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Art & Design: B
Additional Science: A*
Design & Technology (Product Design): A
English: A*
English Literature: A
History: A*
ICT: C
Mathematics: A
Russian: C
Science: A


I like to think my results imply a greater intellect than my posts.

So yeah, I'm pretty chuffed about that.

I suspect my PD grade may have been fudged - I was predicted a B maximum. I had to design and make three different products in the time that most people only had to do one because my prototypes kept failing. This was partly due to my teacher giving frankly misleading advice, and he actually physically broke my final product. Twice. So he may well have had words with people (he's quite famous - as far as a D&T teacher can be famous - he literally wrote the book on GCSE Product Design) out of guilt. Meh, swings and roundabouts. Whatever that means.

English... yeah, I was pretty surprised by that, I wasn't very confident for that one. But I guess English language is pretty much a professional bullshitting exam. As a slacker, you get so used to writing with style to make up for lack of content that when you get actually get an exam that's all about writing style you're pretty well prepared. English Lit was just standard stuff, another contenting grade.

History, I'm just plain happy with. I'm good at History. It's dull as old bricks, but it ain't half easy. My essay was Why Clement Attlee is a More Significant Prime Minister of the 20th Century than Winston Churchill (The actual title was less stupid but I forgot what it was).

ICT was a bit of a cockup - I seriously overestimated myself there, oh well, lesson learned. Me and my friends spent the entire two years playing web games and slacking off. We occasionally say we could have done better, that we should have tried harder, but we know we couldn't, and we know that we had a great laugh for two years that no grade could match.

One of the Maths papers was written weirdly and a lot of people did worse than they normally would, so I'll be retaking that. I'm not taking Maths any further, so I need the best grade I can get to finish with. As far as I'm concerned I'm rubbish at Maths, I still don't know how any of it works, or why any of the answers are what they are. I just seem to have found a way of mechanically following methods and spewing out answers without actually understanding any of what I'm doing.

Russian's a funny one. I am shit at languages. Or I thought so. I spent all my lessons not understanding a word, so I eventually stopped listening. Then when the exams finally come round, I'm like, "Hey, I know what that word means! And that one!". Turns out I can understand it quite well, and write it okay, but just can't speak it at all. I did a presentation on Father Ted. That went fine, but the questions afterwards mystified me - even though I'd agreed them with my teacher in advance. So I ended up with A-B-B-D, which averaged out as a C. So while I'd like to retake whichever one got a D (the results sheet doesn't say, unhelpfully), if it turns out (and it probably will) that the exam that got a D was the Speaking one, I know I'll just get another D, so I won't. Which is annoying.

I'm planning to retake my lowest scoring science paper, since I've been getting straight A*s in Science since there's been an A* there for me to get. It seems a shame to fall at the last hurdle like that.

I know it sounds like I'm being really anal, and trust me, I know my grades are good (feeling pretty smug to be the highest achieving GCSE student on the forums - though I'm technically an A-level student now). But you see, I'm a slacker. I was born a slacker and I'll die a slacker. I don't like being lazy, it's just hardwired. So I'm quick to give up and quick to admit when I'm shit at something. (Except Spelunky. I will beat that game someday.) But when I find something that I know I'm good at... whoa mama. My lack of achievement in most areas of my life drives me to accept no less than perfection in the areas where I excel. I call it The Super Meat Boy Approach. I throw myself into failure, wholly and repeatedly, until I eventually fail to fail, and we call that success. So I WANT THOSE FUCKING A-STARS.

A-Level choices:

Art
Biology
Chemistry
History


Art was the only essential. It's the only thing I really see a future for myself in. I know how hard it is, but I haven't been put off yet. Everything else is just respected subjects that I'm good at, with the exception of Physics because I really hate Maths.

PHEW RELIEVING THOUGH

In other news, I was recently forced to conclude that I have a moustache, the reason being that I now I have to comb it sideways to keep it out of my mouth.

In my next blog: Me And My Accordion
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STM's Avatar
Fuck you blowing me grades out of the water you clever bastard. Mother MA will be proud of you.

Seriously though, well done. And who knew you were 16...I thought you were like 19 or some such shit.
Posted 08-27-2011 at 04:14 PM by STM STM is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
I tried to put across that image when I joined. I dropped that when I realised that this place wasn't like the rest of the internet and 'Teenager' is not equated with 'Idiot' here.
Posted 08-27-2011 at 04:19 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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STM's Avatar
But...you have a moustache.
Posted 08-27-2011 at 04:47 PM by STM STM is offline

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Mr. Bungle's Avatar
Can someone let a Canuck know what the he'll this GCSE crap is?

Congrats, I guess.
Posted 08-27-2011 at 05:10 PM by Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle is offline

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jumper's Avatar
"feeling pretty smug to be the highest achieving GCSE student on the forums - though I'm technically an A-level student now"

Only if you're counting people who got their results this year, right?

Congrats. Now things get a bit more difficult
Posted 08-28-2011 at 12:23 AM by jumper jumper is offline

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Dynamithix's Avatar
Eh what, you're 16?!

Anyways, nice grades.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 01:54 AM by Dynamithix Dynamithix is offline

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Wil's Avatar
Indeed, jumper. I've been sitting here wondering when anyone will beat my GCSEs. Hey, let's you and me compare!

I agree with STM, MM you cannot be GCSE age. You've shown us photos of yourself, you are too old! TOO OLD!

And if that makes you feel bad, then tough. When I went to uni, some people thought I looked 30. Meanwhile I was meeting people who were 30 and looked 20.

People are weird. I'm going to be a crazy old cat lady when I grow up.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 01:56 AM by Wil Wil is offline

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STM's Avatar
I'm a crazy old bee lady now, it's very depressing.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 03:47 AM by STM STM is offline

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Wil's Avatar
Pffft, you can't stroke bees. Or swing them around by the tail to determine if a room is big enough.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 04:20 AM by Wil Wil is offline

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STM's Avatar
You can stroke newborn bees, and you can swing them around by the stinger to determine if there is ample space in your brood box.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 04:32 AM by STM STM is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
I WAS BORN IN NINETEEN NINETY FUCKING FIVE

How did everyone not already know? And there I was thinking I had nothing to lose.

Yeah, I guess I am pretty mature for my age. And smart. And hirsute. And I try not to whine about parents and school and such.

Well, I say mature. The real reason I took Chemistry? You get to wear a lab coat. The real reason I took Biology? You get to say "endoplasmic reticulum" with gay abandon.

It's the nose, really. It makes me look older.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 08:24 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Dynamithix's Avatar
I'm still shocked that you're 16. You look like you're at least 20.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 08:56 AM by Dynamithix Dynamithix is offline

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Wil's Avatar
I bet you just repeated a whole load of years.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 08:56 AM by Wil Wil is offline

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STM's Avatar
NO. YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR AVATAR. YOU HAVE A MOUSTACHE. YOU FROLOCK WITH MA. YOU DO NOT FOOL ME.

And the best bit about biology is actually being able to say deoxyribonucleic acid.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 09:13 AM by STM STM is offline

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MA's Avatar
that's awesome, really cracking grades. i can't believe how many A's are in that list. nice one mate!
Posted 08-28-2011 at 09:18 AM by MA MA is offline

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STM's Avatar
In ICT, did you do that shitty project about having foreigners come over to the UK for a tour MM?
Posted 08-28-2011 at 09:23 AM by STM STM is offline

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jumper's Avatar
I only got to say endoplasmic reticulum at AS level

@ Max: you first PM if need be
Posted 08-28-2011 at 01:05 PM by jumper jumper is offline

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Wil's Avatar
I'm so turned on right now.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 01:12 PM by Wil Wil is offline

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Dynamithix's Avatar
Will someone turn Max off again?
Posted 08-28-2011 at 01:19 PM by Dynamithix Dynamithix is offline

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Wil's Avatar
You'd have to find someone who can't turn me on, and there are no girls left here.
Posted 08-28-2011 at 02:43 PM by Wil Wil is offline

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STM's Avatar
Helllooooo!
Posted 08-28-2011 at 03:39 PM by STM STM is offline

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T-nex's Avatar
Hi

(congrats btw, very nicely done).
Posted 08-29-2011 at 01:09 AM by T-nex T-nex is offline

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Wil's Avatar
Hi Nexy! Time to post more pictures of your arse?
Posted 08-29-2011 at 03:07 AM by Wil Wil is offline

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Nate's Avatar
When isn't it time to post pictures of her arse?
Posted 08-30-2011 at 03:34 AM by Nate Nate is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
... when she's on the toilet?
Posted 08-30-2011 at 08:26 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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STM's Avatar
I dunno, I reckon there's gotta be at least one person on this forum that enjoys that shit.
Posted 08-30-2011 at 02:00 PM by STM STM is offline

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Nate's Avatar
MeechMunchie wins the blog. Scrabtrapman fails at the concept of Utilitarianism.
Posted 08-30-2011 at 03:42 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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STM's Avatar
I googled that. I am not impressed.
Posted 08-30-2011 at 03:53 PM by STM STM is offline

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Wings of Fire's Avatar
I doubt John Stuart Mill would be impressed with you either.
Posted 08-30-2011 at 08:40 PM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

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STM's Avatar
I googled him. I feel very bad.
Posted 08-31-2011 at 12:23 AM by STM STM is offline

 




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