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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Get your tutor or someone from school to tell your mum that four isn't wise.

    Unless you're comfortable with doing four (of course).
    Yeah she wants me to see the UCAS advisor at school. Basically I want to study Japanese and she doesn't want me to drop Chinese, even though it was my lowest grade. Hopefully I'll be able to drop it...
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    Anyone trying for twenty one pilots tickets this morning?!
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    What do you guys do when you need motivation to keep going with the work for A-Levels?
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    What do you guys do when you need motivation to keep going with the work for A-Levels?
    Well personally I read other people's success stories or like watch a revision tip video. And I also picture myself getting the grades I want and going to the university I want

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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    What do you guys do when you need motivation to keep going with the work for A-Levels?
    Keep thinking "you haven't got the grades yet".

    Even if you're getting As and Bs during the year, you haven't actually got them.
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    Well personally I read other people's success stories or like watch a revision tip video. And I also picture myself getting the grades I want and going to the university I want

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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Keep thinking "you haven't got the grades yet".

    Even if you're getting As and Bs during the year, you haven't actually got them.
    Thanks guys! I'm trying to get through a really difficult lot of chemistry work!
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    Thanks guys! I'm trying to get through a really difficult lot of chemistry work!
    No problem if your doing a lot of work try breaking it up into little pieces like I'll do this section then mayb take a break then the next section etc etc.

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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    No problem if your doing a lot of work try breaking it up into little pieces like I'll do this section then mayb take a break then the next section etc etc.

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    Good idea! Thanks! I'll have to plan some fun breaks!
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    What do you guys do when you need motivation to keep going with the work for A-Levels?
    I imagine myself waking up on results day, reaching for my phone, checking Track, and finding out I've got into whatever university I applied for.

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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    I imagine myself waking up on results day, reaching for my phone, checking Track, and finding out I've got into whatever university I applied for.

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    That's a good idea! Seems quite far off for me yet though as I have to take 3 years out after year 13 (medical reasons)
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    That's a good idea! Seems quite far off for me yet though as I have to take 3 years out after year 13 (medical reasons)
    Aw that's a bummer! I hope you're OK

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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    Aw that's a bummer! I hope you're OK

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    Yeah I will be What doesn't kill you makes you stronger as they say!
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    What do you guys do when you need motivation to keep going with the work for A-Levels?
    I look at revision notes on tumblr which motivates me to revise and make my notes look like that 😊
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    Yeah I will be What doesn't kill you makes you stronger as they say!

    That's very true
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    (Original post by camilla_carr)
    I look at revision notes on tumblr which motivates me to revise and make my notes look like that 😊
    Haha!! I'd spend all day just doing the title! XD
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    Good idea! Thanks! I'll have to plan some fun breaks!
    Not too much though and not for too lunch just till you feel fresh and relaxed again

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    Hi guys.

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am a bit unsure about my AS/A Level choices.

    So, I want to go into either Medicine (most likely) or Finance (Accountant, Actuary, Investment Banker etc.).

    I got all A*s in my GCSEs (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Geography, Spanish, French and Latin) except for English Language and English Literature, in which I got As.

    So, for A Levels (well AS this year as soon as I start year 12), I have chosen 5 AS/A Levels:

    Chemistry
    Biology
    Maths
    Latin
    Spanish

    But I have been thinking that these may be a bit too much lately as I am seeing threads with people saying in the past to only take 4. The thing is, for Medicine, I need the Sciences and Maths, but I also really enjoy both languages so I don't know which to drop... is it worth doing all 5 subjects or will it just be too much work? And if I do 5 subjects, will I not get any free periods?

    And finally, which language is more useful, Latin, French or Spanish for Medicine/Finance? Should I swap one to Further Maths?

    Haha I know there's a lot of questions and I'm starting to really overthink the situation so I would be grateful if someone could help me out.. Thanks!


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    (Original post by Zari7861)
    Hi guys.

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am a bit unsure about my AS/A Level choices.

    So, I want to go into either Medicine (most likely) or Finance (Accountant, Actuary, Investment Banker etc.).

    I got all A*s in my GCSEs (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Geography, Spanish, French and Latin) except for English Language and English Literature, in which I got As.

    So, for A Levels (well AS this year as soon as I start year 12), I have chosen 5 AS/A Levels:

    Chemistry
    Biology
    Maths
    Latin
    Spanish

    But I have been thinking that these may be a bit too much lately as I am seeing threads with people saying in the past to only take 4. The thing is, for Medicine, I need the Sciences and Maths, but I also really enjoy both languages so I don't know which to drop... is it worth doing all 5 subjects or will it just be too much work? And if I do 5 subjects, will I not get any free periods?

    And finally, which language is more useful, Latin, French or Spanish for Medicine/Finance? Should I swap one to Further Maths?

    Haha I know there's a lot of questions and I'm starting to really overthink the situation so I would be grateful if someone could help me out.. Thanks!


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    You don't need to do maths for medicine although it is useful. And I'm not trying to be biased but I think spanish would be very useful. As a language I would say it's popular although french also but I would say spanish is easier. Swapping one out doesn't make things any easier and if you don't like further maths as much as the languages you won't do as well

    I do suggest you do four for reals but just see how you cope and then decide if you can handle it
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    You don't need to do maths for medicine although it is useful. And I'm not trying to be biased but I think spanish would be very useful. As a language I would say it's popular although french also but I would say spanish is easier. Swapping one out doesn't make things any easier and if you don't like further maths as much as the languages you won't do as well

    I do suggest you do four for reals but just see how you cope and then decide if you can handle it
    Thanks for your help... And would you say Latin is useful for Medicine? And haha I enjoy Maths just as much as languages 😂😳


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    :eek4: Just submitted my UCAS application erhmahgerddddd :eek4:
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