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 Post subject: Requested my Winter 2008 Exam results
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:31 am 
After not being able to re-sit my final practical exam for the last few years, I decided to use Gem-A's new checking/results service on my diploma session from January 2009.

My belief, for two years, was that I was very close to the A-grade in the theory (70%), but well-below the practical passing grade (67%).

Good news: I got 67% on the theory. Not very close, considering it was an average of two papers. No need to beat myself up over little errors costing me single marks here-and-there, as I have done for the years since.

Crap news: Practical 65% (2 wrong IDs). Ouch. I mean, seriously, ouch.

I did no preparation for the practical (gunning for the A in theory instead), and half way through gave up seeing all the stones properly in a very busy exam room.

Wish I never asked, to be honest. I have taken all the FGA exams (Foundation, Practical and Theoryx2) one time each, and never scored less than 65% in any of them. And yet my FGA has been in tatters for years...

Never have had the money to fly to somewhere with the re-sit, and it's looking likely I will have to re-sit all the exams I previously passed (200 pounds each), when I do finally get to sit a session.


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 Post subject: Re: Requested my Winter 2008 Exam results
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:40 am 
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