So who else is feeling scared about tomorrow's AS exam? (Edexcel)

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I personally think that this is the hardest exam. The listening bit is really hard for me - I've always been auful at aural tests in flute exams - and I have an awful memory, so I'm relying on not screwing up my chords&lines section... What's more, if I do badly in this exam I'm going to have to take English Lit next year instead to get the grades I need for my first Uni preference - and I hate English Lit!

Just wondering if anyone else is feeling as scared as I am, and hoping somebody has some advice on how to "get in the zone" without scaring myself more tomorrow ...

Posted Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 17:45 by Bethan

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Don't worry. I'm scared of the listening too because I'm terrible at aural but I've just tried to learn the pieces in as much detail as I possibly can. I don't think anyone will find it easy because there's so much to do in this exam in just two hours so everyone's in it together. I'm good at the chords and lines bit so I think I'll do that straight after the listening as quick as possible then spent the rest of the time on the essays. My advice now would be to just relax and think about other things. DON'T TRY TO REVISE TOMORROW MORNING though because you'll just start to panic. Just go into the exam and try to enjoy it!! You'll be fine :)

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 21:37 by Oliver
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I was really worried but we all thought it went ok. How did you find it? I was quite pleased with the essay questions that came up, i thought they could have been a lot worse. The only one none of us had any idea on was one of the chords and lines ones. the one about the bass line at the beginning and it asked 'what melodic device is this?' What did you put for that because no one in my class had a clue!

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 11:57 by Katie W
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I thought the exam went pretty well on the whole. The listenings were easier than the ones we had been practicing and I'd happened to have done the Schumann essay as a practice last week!! Thought the chorale was pretty straight forward. I think I put ascending or descending seauence but I'm not sure. Anyway don't worry about that now, it was only one mark and there's nothing you can do about it!! Was also very pleased Beethoven came up as a listening because Beethoven just the best!!!

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 21:28 by Oliver
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Yeah same! Me and my friend play violin and clarinet and we've been playing the Beethoven because we love it so much! I was really happy with the chorale; glad it was a perfect cadence! And I kind of panicked when I saw that Sing we at pleasure was in the listening but it was actually quite easy :)

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 12:51 by Katie W
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I know I thought the chorale was good, and it didn't modulate which was nice. The Weelkes was ok but I found the dancing question quite confusing. I'm not good at listening so I tend to learn the pieces in minute detail! Oh I'd love to play that Beethoven!! I've thought about it but the collection of instruments is so bizzare and all the other people in my class play the guitar!  We did have a little go at the Perkins though which was quite fun! :)

Answered Sat 26th May, 2012 @ 16:29 by Oliver