Alright so we had a bio practical exam, and only 6 people passed. I didn't. The exam was, believe it or not, very easy. The way they marked us was absolutely ridiculous! I lost one of the marks because I didn't put a border around my results table!! I also got marked on numerous things I wasn't taught and lost many marks for question which I should only miss out on 1-2 marks max (not 4-5 when the question is out of 5). I had physics practical exam before as well, let me just say that I lost 2/3 marks because I wrote "m" instead of "gradient" for the slope. I tried to speak to the teachers that the way they assess or knowledge is absurd and the fact that we lose 60-70% of the marks is because of our presentation and not our knowledge makes the subject and the school look sad. I understand that it is very important, but it should not be the majority of your exam. I agree I could be prepared better, but even if I had the 100% knowledge of the topic, I would only get 50-60%, which is REALLY low for me, not to mention my current score (honestly suicidal hehe jks). Since I have another chemistry practical upcoming in term 3, my question is; How do you prepare for the exam, except the obvious, which is to study the pracs which you have done. Thank you for the replies ppl. Really upset at the moment since I generally get As and Bs. I really want a high mark for biology when I do my HSC, but I am afraid that things like that will drag me down a lot. Honestly makes me more and more paranoid every time I write an exam.