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    Got all my supplies now! Also got a haircut and 5 new albums
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    Oh wow! That sounds cool

    Well, this is how my college works:
    We get 4.5 hours of teaching each week per AS. Most people seem to do 4 AS-levels, so in total that's 18 hours in total of lesson time. A full week would be 35 hours, so it's about a 50/50 split of class and free period When you haven't got a lesson you don't have to be at college though so it's not like everyone is just hanging around for half of the time haha, you've just got to make sure you turn up for lessons!
    All the free time can get a bit annoying though because sometimes you have nothing to do if there's a free period inconveniently in the middle of the day or something and there's not always enough time to go home/shopping
    Interesting, that's essentially how it works in 6th year(year 13) - even down to amount of class time/free time you're allocated.

    Oh, I don't know what I'd do without the small high-street nearby, how can you live without having regular shopping sessions? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    You can't even wear a smart dress? :eek: That's pretty extreme! I used to really want to go to private school, there's much more emphasis on actually working there (or at least, outsiders get that impression) and I thought I would work harder and get less distracted in that sort of environment.

    We're doing exactly the same subjects? That's awesome I don't actually know anyone else taking the same subjects as me, most people at my school are discouraged from it (because it's 'too stressful' for the tiny minded people at a comprehensive to cope with. Ughh :mad: )
    Hahah I don't actually know of anyone at my school doing the same combination as me..! I think it will be really nice to do all sciences, no need to vary learning techniques between subjects ahh I'm only going to private school because I got a fairly large academic scholarship into the sixth form


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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    Do you still have to wear school uniform for Sixth Form? At my school Sixth Formers can just wear normal clothes...
    Yeah, guys have to wear suits with a certain tie.

    Girls get a bit more freedom, white top/black bottom/black shoes but it has to look smart.

    My school is really fussy with stuff like uniform, in my 5 years there we had 1 non uniform day for charity
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    (Original post by Mr.Nor)
    Got all my supplies now! Also got a haircut and 5 new albums
    Ooh nice, I'm near enough in the same boat (minus the albums and the haircut) but I'm waiting til I am closer to starting sixth form for me to cut my hair ahaha.
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    Do you guys think 5 A levels is too many?
    (Geography, Maths, German, Chemistry, Biology)
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    Ooh nice, I'm near enough in the same boat (minus the albums and the haircut) but I'm waiting til I am closer to starting sixth form for me to cut my hair ahaha.
    I start next Wednesday so though I may as well do it now
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    I really hope there's someone that abuses that and comes in in a swimming costume... or a dinosaur onesie... or just something stupid
    Haha yeaaah, no doubt one day somebody will lol
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    (Original post by gracey11)
    Hahah I don't actually know of anyone at my school doing the same combination as me..! I think it will be really nice to do all sciences, no need to vary learning techniques between subjects ahh I'm only going to private school because I got a fairly large academic scholarship into the sixth form


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    Yeah and there's very little of that pesky coursework with science and maths - I have a serious hatred of coursework, it just bugs me. Plus, there's a lot of overlap between the sciences, so you can apply what you learn in one to all the others, to a certain extent. Ahh I see that's cool - you must have done amazingly well in your GCSEs then!!
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    Is anyone doing this combo..Biology, Chemistry, Geography and French/Eng Lit?
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    (Original post by Squidgy)
    Yeah, guys have to wear suits with a certain tie.

    Girls get a bit more freedom, white top/black bottom/black shoes but it has to look smart.

    My school is really fussy with stuff like uniform, in my 5 years there we had 1 non uniform day for charity
    I'm so glad that there's more freedom at my school - after putting up with uniform for 12 years, I think we deserve a break! Are you at private school then?

    Only 1? We have 2 every year - and as sixth formers dress in normal clothes every day, on each charity event they have a theme and have to come in in fancy dress. They always really go for it, so I'm looking forward to being part of that this year!
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Interesting, that's essentially how it works in 6th year(year 13) - even down to amount of class time/free time you're allocated.

    Oh, I don't know what I'd do without the small high-street nearby, how can you live without having regular shopping sessions? :rolleyes:
    Haha, there's a corner shop near college and people go there for sweets etc, but you have to catch the bus into town if you want proper shops and it can take 45 minutes to get there. So it's 1hr 30mins on the bus in total (there and back), meaning there's often not enough time to actually do shopping before you've got to return to college for lessons :/
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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    At our school we do 4 ASs (or 5 if you take Further Maths) and generally drop one at A2, so I'm taking Chemistry, Biology, Spanish and Philosophy and Ethics and (as I have no idea what I want to do beyond school) I'll most likely drop the one I got the worst grade in.

    I stress too, and I'm not sure how I'd cope with the work load but if intellectually you think you can deal with 4 then the physical and emotional side should follow suit. I've watched lots of people get through 4 ASs and do really well, but I suppose if you aren't comfortable with the idea you may be better off with three

    What you could always do is take 4 and if after a couple of weeks you find it too difficult you can always drop one subject

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    Thanks for the advice. It's kind of my college's policy also for us to choose 4 at AS and then drop one at A2, but the admissions officer is quite accommodating so she said it's okay for me to do just 3 if I want. Even so, I think I'll do as you've said and pick all 4, and if I find I'm struggling with the load then I'll probably just drop one... My college gives us up to the October half-term to switch around courses if we don't like them so I'll see how I do in the first few weeks. Thanks

    Btw, I don't think I've heard your results... How did you do?
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    I have a question, as something is really bothering me.
    I really, really want to do medicine but my AS grades were not as expected and I definitely plan on re-sitting them. My IGCSE grades were great, as well as my IELTs and I’ll be doing the UKCAT exam soon, along with starting year 12 this september to do my A2’s which will be Bio, Chem and Math. For AS I did Bio, Chem, Math and Physics. Is there hope, a chance, something - I feel like I’m going to be instantly rejected once they see my AS results
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    I'm so glad that there's more freedom at my school - after putting up with uniform for 12 years, I think we deserve a break! Are you at private school then?

    Only 1? We have 2 every year - and as sixth formers dress in normal clothes every day, on each charity event they have a theme and have to come in in fancy dress. They always really go for it, so I'm looking forward to being part of that this year!
    No I'm at a public school, they're just fussy.

    That sounds like fun though

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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    Yeah and there's very little of that pesky coursework with science and maths - I have a serious hatred of coursework, it just bugs me. Plus, there's a lot of overlap between the sciences, so you can apply what you learn in one to all the others, to a certain extent. Ahh I see that's cool - you must have done amazingly well in your GCSEs then!!
    Ahh I despise coursework!! Yeah maths especially.. There's loads of maths in chemistry and physics well I got 11A*s :P


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    (Original post by Squidgy)
    No I'm at a public school, they're just fussy.

    That sounds like fun though

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    How strange.

    It should be!! Last time we had a group of people come in as the trains from Thomas the Tank Engine, it was awesome... they started the largest conga line I have ever seen all around the school.
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    (Original post by gracey11)
    Ahh I despise coursework!! Yeah maths especially.. There's loads of maths in chemistry and physics well I got 11A*s :P


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    Yeah there is Seriously?? Congratulations :eek: those are some scarily good results!!! I thought I was doing well with 9 A*s and 4 As - straight A*s is phenomenal!
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    (Original post by HeyThereHarry)
    Thanks for the advice. It's kind of my college's policy also for us to choose 4 at AS and then drop one at A2, but the admissions officer is quite accommodating so she said it's okay for me to do just 3 if I want. Even so, I think I'll do as you've said and pick all 4, and if I find I'm struggling with the load then I'll probably just drop one... My college gives us up to the October half-term to switch around courses if we don't like them so I'll see how I do in the first few weeks. Thanks

    Btw, I don't think I've heard your results... How did you do?
    No problem my school is the same, you get until October to change, I'm giving Biology a trial and if I don't like it I'll take French instead

    6 A*s and 4 As! I'm ridiculously happy - 3 of the subjects (English Lit, English and History) I got As in I've really, really struggled with so getting such good grades is a miracle! And then A*s are just wow I'm getting my RS remarked though, I'm 1 UMS off an A* how did you do?


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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    Yeah there is Seriously?? Congratulations :eek: those are some scarily good results!!! I thought I was doing well with 9 A*s and 4 As - straight A*s is phenomenal!
    Haha thank youu I burst into tears of happiness when I found out :') Your results are amazing too!! 13 GCSE's woahhh :P

    Edit: do you know what you want to study at university yet?


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