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    (Original post by _gcx)
    You have to take Latin? That's the first time I've heard of that! Is your school relatively large?



    Year 10 felt like ages for me. I didn't concentrate that much and I struggled quite a bit. Luckily, I improved, to some degree, for my mocks, and now I have significantly higher aspirations. I hope Year 11 will go as slowly as possible, I don't want to start A-levels yet!
    That's good you improved for mocks! For some things, I do wish I'd worked a bit harder for but hopefully it will be ok! I actually can't wait for a-levels, I'd be able to study what I really love and most the people who don't care about their grades would have gone for an apprenticeship or something
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    You have to take Latin? That's the first time I've heard of that! Is your school relatively large?



    Year 10 felt like ages for me. I didn't concentrate that much and I struggled quite a bit. Luckily, I improved, to some degree, for my mocks, and now I have significantly higher aspirations. I hope Year 11 will go as slowly as possible, I don't want to start A-levels yet!
    you can drop latin for gcse but you do have to take it for two years,its not a huge school, its a state grammer, but it's average and i'm pretty sure it was considered to be a specialist language school ... so mabye that's the reason
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    (Original post by buzzyambee)
    That's good you improved for mocks! For some things, I do wish I'd worked a bit harder for but hopefully it will be ok! I actually can't wait for a-levels, I'd be able to study what I really love and most the people who don't care about their grades would have gone for an apprenticeship or something
    Well, mocks don't mean much, their intention is to just identify your gaps in the knowledge. A-level sees a large difficulty gap, which I would like to think I'm prepared for (having looked at, and done some A-level work), but I still have a dodgy feeling about it. Perhaps this will subside, or increase, once I actually start preparing for my ASs.
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    LMAO. Im intrested in Japanese but your correct no one speaks Latin any more.
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    (Original post by Cxesar)
    LMAO. Im intrested in Japanese but your correct no one speaks Latin any more.
    Yeah, but the fact that it doesn't use latin characters might make it quite hard. It also means that the required fluency for GCSE would be significantly lower.
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    (Original post by Itsemziexoxo)
    Ah I'm on AQA I believe
    :cry:
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    Hi I'm El and I just turned 15! I love playing video games, reading and writing stories.
    I'm doing:
    English Literature
    English Language
    Maths (Edexcel)
    Spanish (Higher). (AQA)
    Biology (AQA)
    Physics (AQA)
    Chemistry (AQA)
    Drama
    Computer Science
    History
    And a BTEC: Media.
    ~I don't know all of the exam boards yet~
    I am not at all ready for Year 11 and the new GCSEs. I am very stressed and anxious
    My dream career is an author and a magazine writer.

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    (Original post by Lemur14)
    First post
    Technically it was second :iiam:
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Technically it was second :iiam:
    First reply if you'd rather I was more specific then
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    (Original post by elb01)
    Hi I'm El and I just turned 15! I love playing video games, reading and writing stories.
    I'm doing:
    English Literature
    English Language
    Maths (Edexcel)
    Spanish (Higher). (AQA)
    Biology (AQA)
    Physics (AQA)
    Chemistry (AQA)
    Drama
    Computer Science
    History
    And a BTEC: Media.
    ~I don't know all of the exam boards yet~
    I am not at all ready for Year 11 and the new GCSEs. I am very stressed and anxious
    My dream career is an author and a magazine writer.

    Hi El!

    What are you stressed about? (maybe we can help! )

    Good luck on achieving your dream career!
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    Is anyone getting some of their gcse results on Thursday. I`m getting my core science results (AQA)
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    Is anyone getting some of their gcse results on Thursday. I`m getting my core science results (AQA)
    I too, am getting some results on Thursday. I'm getting a confirmation of two coursework grades, and my exam grade, for IT, which I was entered for early. Nearly done with my last coursework module, then I'll be finished with IT.
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    Is anyone getting some of their gcse results on Thursday. I`m getting my core science results (AQA)
    I'm getting my RE GCSE result, good luck!
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I too, am getting some results on Thursday. I'm getting a confirmation of two coursework grades, and my exam grade, for IT, which I was entered for early. Nearly done with my last coursework module, then I'll be finished with IT.
    You are so lucky to be done with IT early, I hate it so much lol and still have a whoooole year left of it
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    Whats your It coursework George?
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Hi El!

    What are you stressed about? (maybe we can help! )

    Good luck on achieving your dream career!

    Thank you! I'm stressed over Maths bc I have a high chance of being entered for further maths- but I don't want to do it because it is my weakest subject and I don't ever intend on pursuing a career in maths so I don't think further maths will be useful to me. I am hoping to move down and into just the normal, easier one. However, my maths teacher told me that it is up to her and the other teachers so I don't really have a say which is quite unfair 😳 I'm just scared that I will spend my time stressing over the higher maths- which I do not need!
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    (Original post by elb01)
    Thank you! I'm stressed over Maths bc I have a high chance of being entered for further maths- but I don't want to do it because it is my weakest subject and I don't ever intend on pursuing a career in maths so I don't think further maths will be useful to me. I am hoping to move down and into just the normal, easier one. However, my maths teacher told me that it is up to her and the other teachers so I don't really have a say which is quite unfair 😳 I'm just scared that I will spend my time stressing over the higher maths- which I do not need!
    It's your choice. If you really don't want to be entered for Further Maths then you can likely get your parents to write in. You're not obligated to do it, as it's not a compulsory GCSE, or one of your options. However, I would say that the teachers likely see potential in you taking Further Maths, I assume you must be in top set, so you can't be that bad at it! What grade are you currently on in Maths, if you don't mind me asking? They are quite wrong in saying that you have no choice, I'm sure they'll budge if your parents write in.

    (Original post by Cxesar)
    Whats your It coursework George?
    I answered on Skype, but for the interest of others:
    • R002: "Creating business solutions" - basically using Microsoft Office, it was quite easy.
    • R004: Which was managing a database.
    • R005: Which was creating a website.
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    (Original post by committed_nerd)
    you can drop latin for gcse but you do have to take it for two years,its not a huge school, its a state grammer, but it's average and i'm pretty sure it was considered to be a specialist language school ... so mabye that's the reason
    We had to take Latin for year 7,8+9 but then they stopped it because they couldn't get a teacher
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    (Original post by Itsemziexoxo)
    We had to take Latin for year 7,8+9 but then they stopped it because they couldn't get a teacher
    No suprise XD
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    Hi my name is Haseeb Ali and I am from Bradford. My hobbies are playing football, tennis and playing FIFA 16 on the ps4. I am taking 12 successful GCSE'S, which are:
    (-the grade I hope to get)

    Chemistry (AQA)-A*
    Biology (AQA)- A*
    Physics (AQA)-A*
    Geography (AQA)- A*
    RE (AQA)- A
    PE (Edexcel)- A/B
    Spanish (AQA)- A
    Statistics (Edexcel)- A*
    English Language (AQA)- A*(9)
    English Literature (AQA)- A (7)
    Maths (Edexcel)- A (7)
    IT (Edexcel)- A

    6A*'s and 6A's would be amazing.

    My favourite subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.

    I believe I am ready for the new spec for English language but not so much Literature, as we hacen done any mocks, so I dont know what grade I am at. The maths I am definitely not ready, as the pixl paper's we did were very hard but still got an A in the first mock I did, which was the old spec.
    I believe I can get a number grade of 9 in English language as I fully know how to understand and answer the questions.

    My dream career is Medicine and would love to study it at the university of Imperial. I want to do this because I find it really interesting and have been inspired to do this career since I got into year 7. Also, I have an uncle who is a GP, so he was an inspiration to me. I know everything you need to get into medicine and the grades. Also, I have done plenty of research on the different universities I would like to go to. The coarse is 5 years but some universities, the best one's, like Oxbridge and imperial, you have to do an extra year in which you will fulfill another degree like Psychology, so you graduate with 2 degree's. It is compulsory for these universities and temporary for other's. You either do the UKCAT or BMAT. Most universities do UKCAT. Oxbridge, imperial, Leeds.etc. do the BMAT. This is some information about medicine.

    For A - levels, I would be taking Biology, Chemistry and psychology. But if I have to choose a forth it would be maths but this is not definite as we are doing the new spec for maths in a level and would be extremely hard.

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