(Original post by Niki_girl)
I dropped chemistry because no matter how much work I put in I kept randomly failing tests, losing confidence and gradually I began to dread the lessons/ homework, which I constantly had to ask help for. I got an A* at GCSE, but as you probably know, it's completely different at AS.
Yeah that's what I'm afraid of! That teachers will be like -.- wait, you think you could go to Oxford? They probably won't, but I still think about it.
Basically, I always wanted to do Biology, and I still like Biology as a subject but I don't really like maths or stats, which most Biology courses include, also, Biology relies heavily on chemistry, which after a term I found unbearable :/ and so dropped, everthing I like about Biology is more prominent in History (the research, extra reading, extended writing and factual knowlegde rather than mathematical logic and applied knowledge) so in the end I realisied I liked, and was more suited to History
Out of interest, what don't you like about History? I'm on OCR, doing 1066 & the Norman Conquest alongside the French Revolution, which I really enjoy.
Well, the "Oxbridge person" is actually a history teacher, who organises the trips and schemes as well as helping those who want to make applications to Oxbirdge. Basically she knows about the early deadline, college system admissions tests and stuff and she tells people about access schemes and sorts out trips for people who want to visit.
hmm I'm not *definitely* applying to Oxford or Cambridge... it's a dream but I need 4 As at AS, and a good personal statement etc before I'm sure I will apply - otherwise, as one of my history teachers said "it's a waste of a postage stamp", lol
My GCSEs are in my sig, 5A*s, 6As and 3Bs... I've seen people with like 12A*s applying
but I'll give it a go, I only know of a handful of people in my year that did better than me
so I'll go by that.