The honest answer is not everyone can, and that’s completely fine.
The element of subjectivity
It’s inevitable to not get at least some mistakes and lose out on some marks in your exams. There’s always an element of subjectivity in the marking scheme, excluding maths. Maths is easier to achieve full marks in – it’s all about numbers and solving the problem correctly. There’s a set answer and strategy so getting full marks on your maths paper is possible.
How different boards examine
Because you sit a lot of exams for your GCSE’s, it’s unlikely that you’ll get every single answer to each question right. Especially when some papers are from different exam boards, take AQA, Edexcel, or OCR for example. All will have different answers and that’s why there are grade boundaries. Accepting margins of error to be able to mark your answers equally and fairly.
If you wish to get close to full marks and achieve the very highest, you must put in the time and effort. Mainly prioritising your revision and homework before anything else. That’s not to say you should completely abandon your social life.
Achieving top grades will impress colleges and sixth forms you’ve applied to. It may even help towards your university choices, occasionally. But for most people, if you get a grade 5 or above, it’s perfectly fine. There’s no reason to worry.
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