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Anyone getting 'the fear' about Thursday?
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YogiYoni · 22/08/2017 21:46

I don't normally get too worried, but there are just too many unknowns this year (English).

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 22/08/2017 21:48

I'm working on the 'What will be will be' mantra.

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YogiYoni · 22/08/2017 21:48

Yes, that served me well up until now.
Now I'm at full on 'eeeeeeeeeeeeek' mode!

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KeiraTwiceKnightley · 22/08/2017 21:50

I'm calm but want to get it over with. (Also English). A levels were better than i had predicted so fingers crossed...

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noblegiraffe · 22/08/2017 21:51

Yep. Maths. Usually have some idea what the kids will get so leading up to the day it's just worrying about whether the odd borderline kid made it.

But now I have no idea where the borderline is. If we, as a school, misjudged badly where the grade boundaries will fall - and it's entirely possible - then it could be a disaster.

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MrsPeel1 · 22/08/2017 21:52

Yes! I had one year 11 class and they were lovely but so lazy and not terribly bright (and spread massively thin by my school's insistence on doing a stupid number of GCSEs).

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IHeartKingThistle · 22/08/2017 21:53

Yep. Adult Education English. Bricking it on behalf of my 8 fabulous ladies.

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MrsT2007 · 22/08/2017 21:54

Always.

Bloody hate this week. This year is awful. Feels like we've been trying to knit jelly predicting grades.

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YogiYoni · 22/08/2017 22:17

Trying to knit jelly
Yes. This!

It's not even not knowing where the boundaries will fall, it's what the examiners are actually looking for. Did we teach the right stuff? The right exam techniques?

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CrowyMcCrowFace · 22/08/2017 22:22

Results available online tomorrow if you're the designated person to access them. Which I am for my subject.

Gibbering quietly as much weaker cohort than previous year, when we managed 100% pass & 50% */A, so the only way really is down....

Trying very hard not to log on at midnight & keep refreshing HmmWine

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YogiYoni · 22/08/2017 22:27

I thought it was only heads and exams officers able to get them tomorrow?

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CrowyMcCrowFace · 22/08/2017 22:50

HOD, or whoever else is the registered online portal person. I'm 2nd in department & KS4 is my responsibility, so that's me rather than HOD. Last year happened to fall in our staff induction week, so exams officer emailed them round first thing, the day before they were released to students. This year we aren't in until next week so unlikely she'll be doing this, but I should still be able to access them tomorrow.

When IB results came out recently HOD accessed & passed them on to the department the day before 'results day'.

In a previous teaching role we've always had them via HOD the day before. Thought that was standard!

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noblegiraffe · 22/08/2017 22:53

No, I won't get my results till Thursday and I'm not sure when I'll get access to them on SISRA. A couple of years ago it was 6am but last year it wouldn't let me in till much later so I don't know.

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CrowyMcCrowFace · 22/08/2017 23:01

Having set aside tomorrow to go in & crack on with analysis, I chuffing hope it lets me in Grin.

Edexcel online is saying it'll inbox us in the morning.

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noblegiraffe · 22/08/2017 23:03

Nothing more frustrating than thinking 'ok, this is it, let's take a look' and a webpage not loading!

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totallymortified · 22/08/2017 23:23

I teach BTEC. My results are released at midnight tonight so I'm just watching the minutes tick by. I'm much more nervous this year than usual.

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noblegiraffe · 23/08/2017 00:02

Good luck totally!

And to anyone else getting an early look!

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Haskell · 23/08/2017 00:09

I believe SISRA embargo lifts at 6am.
I'll see them tomorrow... but that's my job!
Am hoping they'll be similar overall to last year (4+% I mean, similar to C+%).
We'll see.

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YogiYoni · 23/08/2017 06:37

I'm sure that's not right Crowy - it should be heads or exams officers only today: www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/results-days

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YogiYoni · 23/08/2017 06:48

(But obviously I hope it goes well!)

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SqueeksAway · 23/08/2017 23:42

Aargh heart beating fast don't know whether to be more nervous for my ds (who has to get specific grades for a selective 6th form) or my students - one class who haven't done that well and one who I think have but now not totally sure

Lying here stressing :(

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CrowyMcCrowFace · 24/08/2017 00:01

As it turns out, they've been well & truly locked down since last year at our place.

Exams officer said there were a couple of dubious leaks last year with HODs posting cryptic 'ooh, really pleased for tomorrow!' messages on FB (Ffs!) so she'd been instructed by the Head to get on to exam boards & rescind everyone's ability to access results until tomorrow. She's got them this morning but is banned from passing them on to anyone but the data wallah on SLG!

So they could be available today for teaching staff, as I've known in previous school, but for good reasons based on people being twatty last year aren't. Fair enough.

Slightly resent day wasted on site today, although I did bodge together 2 SOWs & book a jolly good holiday for Xmas Wink.

Good luck for the morning all.

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GHGN · 24/08/2017 10:26

Breathe a big sigh of relief. More than half of the kids got 8/9. Time to retire. We can't be lucky for a second time.

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CrowyMcCrowFace · 24/08/2017 14:09

We're GCSE. 100% pass for English, 45% A/A*.

I'll take that. Grin.

Hilarious email from my year 11 nemesis gloating that he'd 'proved me wrong' by passing. I replied saying how fabulous. 5 minutes later he appeared in my room, grabbed me in a bear hug & said tearfully 'I know I gave you a hard time but thank you soooo much...'

As I was patting him on the back & searching for tissues 3 of his sidekicks walked in. That's his 'cock of the school' rep gone before he starts back in Sixth Form then... Wink

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noblegiraffe · 24/08/2017 14:42

That's great, Crowy Grin

Well I can't compete with the A*/A crowd, but my Foundation class all got 4s and 5s (some by the skin of their teeth, but all who were close to a grade boundary were on the right side of it) so I'll take that. :)

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YogiYoni · 24/08/2017 19:19

Wow. Excellent results. Well done. We also got many more 9s than expected. What's going on there?

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