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hey, I would say in terms of workload, History is the most because there's essays but also exam questions involving source evaluation, which is virtually impossible to know how to get top marks in. I would say French is also quite alot of work because of grammar. English and French not as much although obviously you have to do quite alot of reading for English Lit
Sorryyy, not allowed to give you any rep haha
Haha, well good luck with your future. And if you do need anything else, don't worry about asking
P.S. Again, I'd reiterate, but I think you'd benefit a lot from Biology Oh and I forgot to say, there is a 20% issue report, and that is a 2,000 word report on a contraversial topic of your choice, so perhaps you could express your 'essay' side as well?
I'm doing Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Geography and Critical Thinking. And I'm hoping to do medicine at university. And you?
Ah, well personally I think all your choices would be good, but I think it'd be a nice breather from all the essays in the other subjects. There is little math in the course, and in the papers, e.g. the one I just did now, I've done a total of 3 calculation questions (simple percentages though!) over around 5 papers, so you shan't worry about that. Chemistry content is little, and my friend who doesn't do chemistry is finding it manageable.
I wouldn't say it's hard, but it's manageable if you are attentive in class, and etc. You'd be fine I think, and I think Biology is the least sciency of the sciences? Though there is a lot of content, but if you are prepared to work, then you should also get a good grade (though I don't know yet, as I've got my exams next week! but I think you'll do well with a lot of effort put in )
Aww thanks Ah, well I wouldn't be put off biology, it's awesome. So which other subjects are you doing? As it may be a change from your essay based subjects (though it's relatively essay based too btw ) though obviously not as much as the arts!
But if you need any more advice, don't worry about asking
Ah that's good. Well so far I haven't encountered any plant biology (which I hate too), but I believe it's half of the exam in June. Well with genetics, you don't really expand on much from GCSE...it's a small section in my Jan exam. But there's a lot on the cardiac cycle, and diseases like cystic fibrosis, and also on DNA. I doubt it'd be a major problem, as there is only a little biochemistry bit, with proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, and as long as you can draw them, you'll be fine
Yes I am. Personally I really enjoy the course, and I like its structure. Erm, what do you like/dislike? As there is a lot about the human body in unit 1.
How are you finding GCSE biology, finding it okay, difficult/easy, interesting or not?
Yes the history course is still challenging, I'm probably struggling more than most though as I'm still catching up from being ill (but the dept have been very good about it ) If I'm honest I don't really like the Learning History module but I think that because it's learning about the skill of history rather than learning about actual events. I'm also with a group of people that I haven't really clicked with and there's a lot of group work involved so that won't help. The other modules are good though, really enjoying the early modern and modern modules, doing parts of history I've never studied before-loving the Reformation atm, which is what I'm writing one of my coursework essays on I've missed a lot of the medieval module through being ill, and it seems to be the hardest of the three, but now I've put a bit more time into, it seems to be coming a bit clearer.
One thing I would say is to make sure that you apply to unis with a range of standard offers. I know someone who messed their application up really by not thinking through their choices properly. Somehow they've ended up ok, but they're not really at a uni they wanted to be at.
Sorry it wouldn't let me fit it all in one message!
Firstly there's not really anything I wish I'd know about Nottingham in particular, just about uni in general really.
I'll once again say how amazing the campus is. I live in one of the catered halls on campus, and living in that environment is just amazing, I'm so lucky
Um, there's quite a lot of what I would consider 'posh' (I use this term quite loosely and in no way mean it to be derrogatory) people so I'd guess there's quite a few privately educated people, but I think there'll be a lot of grammar school people as well and there's some like me from your ordinary comp But you don't necessarily know/discover anything about other people's schools, amongst friends we have chatted about our schools in terms of memories and there were definitely some contrasting experiences. One thing that did make me really angry/upset was when a guy I was working on a project with (didn't knw him very well) asked me what sort of school I went to-I mean what does it matter?! I would say that there does seem to be a higher proportion of 'posh' people on the history course than at the uni in general.
I've not been into the city as much as I'd like as I've been ill for quite a large part of my first term, but it seems really nice. You certainly aren't short of cinemas, restaurants, shops etc. The city is about 10/15 minutes away by bus, but for local shops, the town of Beeston is where you'd go. You can walk to there from campus and Broadgate Park (big self-catering site) and there's a massive tesco, a sainsbury's, whsmith, ryman, clinton, wilko's etc. People tend to go into the city for nights out or buying clothes.
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