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Hey! Thought I'd make a wee thread for 6th years on TSR to chat about all things S6-related... plans for after school, stuff happening at school, thoughts about leaving, what we're studying this year etc
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Hello, I’ll be going into s6 this year. I will be a depute house capt and probably a buddy/prefect for S1. After this year I’m hoping to do higher maths at college and then go to uni to do computer science.

Subjects I’m doing:
Higher computing science (at college)
Higher English
Higher Physics
Higher Spanish
National 5 Maths
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Hello, I’ll be going into s6 this year. I will be a depute house capt and probably a buddy/prefect for S1. After this year I’m hoping to do higher maths at college and then go to uni to do computer science.

Subjects I’m doing:
Higher computing science (at college)
Higher English
Higher Physics
Higher Spanish
National 5 Maths
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How are you feeling about results day? :lol:
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Hi I'm taking Advanced Higher French and I'm crashing Higher Modern Studies and Higher Admin, as well as doing Hospitality in College. I've also signed up for my school's Hospitality Team- which is planning and organising school events (which tbh probably won't even happen)
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Hi I'm taking Advanced Higher French and I'm crashing Higher Modern Studies and Higher Admin, as well as doing Hospitality in College. I've also signed up for my school's Hospitality Team- which is planning and organising school events (which tbh probably won't even happen)
bonjour!:lol:
the hospitality team sounds interesting- I imagine it'll be really good to talk about in your personal statement (even if the events don't happen)
What do you want to do when you leave?
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That’s nice, I wish I could do AH’s but can’t cause of my school... I feel nervous about the results day, I had mixed thoughts for example I thought that I’m gonna fail or still pass them but barely whereas I thought that I’m gonna pass them with a B or an A.
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That’s nice, I wish I could do AH’s but can’t cause of my school... I feel nervous about the results day, I had mixed thoughts for example I thought that I’m gonna fail or still pass them but barely whereas I thought that I’m gonna pass them with a B or an A.
it seems that universities are only really interested in Highers in terms of entry requirements anyway.
you'll probably be fine- it is difficult to tell how things will turn out at the moment though. How did you do in your prelims?
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Yeah, which is good.

In terms of prelims I’ve done quite badly:
Higher admin - fail
Higher Business - C
Higher English - fail (asked to move down to nat 5)
Nat 5 Spanish - A
Nat 5 Maths - no prelim for me as it is a 2 year course

For business my teacher was off for a month and we didn’t get taught anything and for admin it’s kinda the same but the prelim had mistakes (only 1 person passed with a C and nobody got a B or an A!!!)

Luckily we did higher admin SQA 2020 assignment just before the schools shut down so hopefully I did that good.
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Yeah, which is good.

In terms of prelims I’ve done quite badly:
Higher admin - fail
Higher Business - C
Higher English - fail (asked to move down to nat 5)
Nat 5 Spanish - A
Nat 5 Maths - no prelim for me as it is a 2 year course

For business my teacher was off for a month and we didn’t get taught anything and for admin it’s kinda the same but the prelim had mistakes (only 1 person passed with a C and nobody got a B or an A!!!)

Luckily we did higher admin SQA 2020 assignment just before the schools shut down so hopefully I did that good.
ah well, at least you did the assignment
not long to wait now till results day anyway lol
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Bonjour!
Yeah, our school had different teams to sign up for and I'm not really that involved with school events and activities because I never know what to say and frankly I'm just a tad awkward haha. I'm thinking of doing International Business at Uni but over the past few weeks I've been wondering if that's really what I want to do What do you want to do when you leave?
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:lol:
I was at a New Years party this year and my neighbour was telling me how someone there is doing International Business at Heriott Watt so ever since then I've been researching the subject. If I'm going to be honest, I don't find business the most exciting thing in the world, but I'm good at the subject I was thinking about doing it with French but then for AH we're reading our book and that's when I realised that my French really isn't good enough for Uni level 😂

Is there a specific type of Law you want to do? I applied to do business work experience for over the summer but then I thought I was doing it wrong because to apply I had to do all these what if scenarios so I emailed the teacher who told me about it and he never replied, so I withdrew my application 😂 I have mixed feelings about results day. I know I've got an A for French and Business Management, my Music Teacher recommended me an A but I feel like the SQA will bring it down to a B (which is fine, but I'd rather the A obviously lmao). My concerns lie with English and Maths. In Nat 5 I was at a C all year until the final exam where I got an A, for Higher this year I've also been at a C, so I feel like if we actually got to do the exam I could've gotten an A- I've just got to hope that my teacher believes in me Maths I know I'm going to be disappointed but not surprised. I attended the Maths study sessions every Tuesday lunch and I still never had a clue what was going on. All of March I was trying to drop Maths so I wouldn't have to take the exam, because I knew having "No award" on the certificate would ruin it entirely. But my Maths teacher sent the SQA my grade predictions anyway so it's out of my hands :/ How are you feeling about results day? Also yeah, I'd be a rubbish head girl because no one would listen to me 😂
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The only thing i'd be able to talk about in French would be my dream holiday! 😂 What made you decide to go for Law? I'll look into it!
Well done on your straight A's!!! Hopefully they don't drag your scores down, but if they have all the evidence to show that you're a straight A student then they shouldn't be allowed to give you any less. See I think I was doing fine at Nat 5 Maths, I somehow managed to get an A in the prelim??? Flash-forward to Higher Maths where I dreadfully failed the prelim :sad: Yeah I was doing Higher, it was the worst! I had double Maths on a Monday morning Luckily I sat next to and in front of 2 of my friends who somehow got A's in all the tests. What I hate about Maths is that there is no assignment, so your final grade is completely based on how you did that day!! Which makes no sense, why does the most difficult class have no coursework???

I can only hope that my folio is good enough! What did you write about for your discursive and for your reflective/story. I honestly really don't want to go back to school. I'm just used to waking up whenever I like and doing what I want all day, and I don't really fancy waking up at I think it was 7am? It's been so long I can't even remember! Luckily we will have free periods now, which I'm looking forward to. The S6's also get the common room which has sofas, a TV, microwave and table tennis I think, but I've heard that we might not get it. I also doubt I'd be spending that much time there because it will be taken over by all the "popular" people. I also feel sorry for the poor P7's because they won't have a clue on how anything works. How are you feeling about back to school?
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I also struggle with Spanish though cause I can read and write but I kinda struggle when I want to speak it
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I also struggle with Spanish though cause I can read and write but I kinda struggle when I want to speak it
yeah Spanish is a good language to do though cos so many people speak it
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Has anyone started with their personal statement yet?
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I have mixed feelings when it comes to going back to school because the pandemic is not finished yet and we have narrow corridors so everyone pushes eachother and I have a feeling that someone will get corona because of that but we’ll see.
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Honestly, if I knew I didn't need maths I would've dipped too I thought that both Maths and English were needed at Higher so I put myself through the pain of Higher Maths for nothing :/ For my discursive I wrote about the negative effects of Reality TV on the viewers and the participants and for my other essay I did an Epistolary- which was a series of letters written by a girl during the North Berwick Witch Trials. Your persuasive sounds good! I spent ages trying to think of a topic :confused: What was your monologue about?

Exactly!! And I'm needing knew Blazers because the thread is all loose on mine and their getting a bit small. Blazers are supposed to be part of school uniform at my school but the teachers only really care about ties, however S6's are supposed to "set an example for the rest of the school" so now I'm going to have to wear it even though it is extremely hot and uncomfortable :cry:Also I think we're going to be sitting at single desks, so how am I supposed to ask people for help?! I told my mum that and she said "you shouldn't need to ask for help, you should already know"

No one at my school really eats in the dining hall apart from maybe a few S1s and 2s. Most people just go down the highstreet to Baguette Express or Greggs and then either go to the Social Area (which I hate- it's so loud and full of rubbish lying around everywhere) or they go home or just walk about. But how dare they take that from you!!!! I swear everyone loves taking things away from us The teachers at my school made a video introducing themselves and I think they might be going to school on the Monday and Tuesday because we go back on a Wednesday. But what's really confusing is that all the high schools where I live are changing their times so that we all start and finish at the same time, and we're going to have 7 periods instead of 6.

I hope you enjoy it! From what I can see you've certainly got the grades! Though I thought you would've needed Higher Maths. I'm leaning towards Strathclyde, but I'm not sure how I feel about living in Glasgow. I've also been looking at Aberdeen, Heriott Watt and Edinburgh, but I've never even been to Aberdeen :lol: What Uni's are you thinking of?

Also I saw you asking about personal statements in a separate post- i've started filling out my Ucas details but I'm not too sure how to write a personal statement so I'm going to wait til we go back to school
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Honestly, if I knew I didn't need maths I would've dipped too I thought that both Maths and English were needed at Higher so I put myself through the pain of Higher Maths for nothing :/ For my discursive I wrote about the negative effects of Reality TV on the viewers and the participants and for my other essay I did an Epistolary- which was a series of letters written by a girl during the North Berwick Witch Trials. Your persuasive sounds good! I spent ages trying to think of a topic :confused: What was your monologue about?

Exactly!! And I'm needing knew Blazers because the thread is all loose on mine and their getting a bit small. Blazers are supposed to be part of school uniform at my school but the teachers only really care about ties, however S6's are supposed to "set an example for the rest of the school" so now I'm going to have to wear it even though it is extremely hot and uncomfortable :cry:Also I think we're going to be sitting at single desks, so how am I supposed to ask people for help?! I told my mum that and she said "you shouldn't need to ask for help, you should already know"

No one at my school really eats in the dining hall apart from maybe a few S1s and 2s. Most people just go down the highstreet to Baguette Express or Greggs and then either go to the Social Area (which I hate- it's so loud and full of rubbish lying around everywhere) or they go home or just walk about. But how dare they take that from you!!!! I swear everyone loves taking things away from us The teachers at my school made a video introducing themselves and I think they might be going to school on the Monday and Tuesday because we go back on a Wednesday. But what's really confusing is that all the high schools where I live are changing their times so that we all start and finish at the same time, and we're going to have 7 periods instead of 6.

I hope you enjoy it! From what I can see you've certainly got the grades! Though I thought you would've needed Higher Maths. I'm leaning towards Strathclyde, but I'm not sure how I feel about living in Glasgow. I've also been looking at Aberdeen, Heriott Watt and Edinburgh, but I've never even been to Aberdeen :lol: What Uni's are you thinking of?

Also I saw you asking about personal statements in a separate post- i've started filling out my Ucas details but I'm not too sure how to write a personal statement so I'm going to wait til we go back to school
Oh yeah I wonder how is it going to be like when we come back to school. We got Asda nearby (2-3 minute walk) and it’s only for S4-S6s but we might not be allowed.

pineapplepink No, I don’t want to think about personal statements rn. 😬
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pineapplepink No, I don’t want to think about personal statements rn. 😬
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Yep, Higher Maths would NOT reccommend :lol: After Uni are you going to become a Lawyer and represent people in court? The way I decided my discursive is because the new season of Love Island had just came out and people were talking about how Jeremy Kyle had just been cancelled and I was like hmmm sounds good enough to me! How different is the Higher English course to Advanced Higher? I know that some people I know are doing Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre I think? I like the sound of your monologue!! If only the SQA would've had the chance to read it.

Oh yes, blazers and ties definitely make a difference to school standards... :lol: I've heard different things about going back to school. I know that Primary School is going back 2 days a week- my sister only has to go on a Wednesday and Thursday, how lucky!:cry:I think my one of my friends told me that they won't have people all in the class at the same time and that it might start of having 10 people in the class one week, the 15 the next and so on. And my mum has also said that we should only be in the building if we need to be, so we can spend our free periods at home. Which is great, because last year if someone had a free period first thing, they would have to get up, come to school and get registered and then go back home when they could've had a lie in!

I get what you mean, we need our privileges! I remember waiting all of primary school to sit on the benches at assembly (even though they were painfully uncomfortable!) and then when we finally got to P7 the boys would misbehave and we'd have to sit on the floor! :mad: Oooh maybe we do? My school is in East Lothian, what about yours? On our S6 google classroom we've been told to make a start but I've got no clue what to put. Hey, maybe we both end up going to Strathclyde, Edinburgh or Aberdeen I'll see you there! :lol:
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