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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    That seems to be a really late enrollment date.I have decided that 3-4% at GCSE isn't really too much of a deciding factor for an A-Level and it doesn't even specify Geography and asks for Maths and English at BC so that suggests they are more important for the A-Level.Its an expensive A-Level though-it costs £50 to take it.
    I know
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Hmm History has a big fat 70 marker :gah:
    Care to elaborate.... :eyebrow:
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Hmm History has a big fat 70 marker :gah:
    :bricks: The fact that 70 marks can rest on one question scares me.
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    When does everybody start? Because I've just been talking with all my friends, and I seem to be starting quite late (September 9th...).
    3rd September (I don't know whether to be happy or sad that it's only about a week away )
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    When does everybody start? Because I've just been talking with all my friends, and I seem to be starting quite late (September 9th...).
    September 4th


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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    I know
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    Care to elaborate.... :eyebrow:

    (Original post by Red Fox)
    :bricks: The fact that 70 marks can rest on one question scares me.
    Yep you get a big essay question worth 70 marks. :gah:
    You'll be fine you'd have learnt it by then.
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Yep you get a big essay question worth 70 marks. :gah:
    You'll be fine you'd have learnt it by then.
    Well I picked History but then backed out because essays scare me.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    Well I picked History but then backed out because essays scare me.
    I dont like essays but once you get the structure its fine
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Yep you get a big essay question worth 70 marks. :gah:
    You'll be fine you'd have learnt it by then.
    :cry:
    Really? Do you get a 70 mark question from all the boards?
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
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    Really? Do you get a 70 mark question from all the boards?
    Not sure , i didn't do all of them
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    When does everybody start? Because I've just been talking with all my friends, and I seem to be starting quite late (September 9th...).
    I start on the 3rd, but actual lessons start on the 4th.
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Hmm History has a big fat 70 marker :gah:
    How is that even legal?- at least it makes it easy for the exam makers because they only have to write a few paragraphs and add lots of pages and relax, with the thought of hard working students getting the chance to do a 70 mark essay in their heads.I have heard though if I continue with Geography to A2(providing I do end up taking it and there are places available for it because I have to change the subjects I am put down for on enrollment day because Economics clashes with Further Maths))-I will have to do a 40 mark synoptic essay or something like that but it should be on interesting topics.
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    Sixth form starting in about a weeks time and still haven't got all the things I need LOL! Need to buy stationary! Clothes! And text books seeing as my school doesn't give them anymore :sigh:
    Ahaha these next couple of days are gonna be frantic!
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Yep you get a big essay question worth 70 marks. :gah:
    You'll be fine you'd have learnt it by then.
    I think you probably should only take History/English Lit if you like essays like I love calculus and algebra though so this should be lovely for them.
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Not sure , i didn't do all of them
    :laugh: You got me there...
    I don't mind writting the answer for a 70 mark question, if I have alot to say (I am notorious for writting alot, although I feel bad for the examiners when my writting begins to look like scribbley lines towards the end)
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    Eurgh sometimes I hate myself.
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    Parents making me switch 2 options now, when school starts this week, rather than in the past YEAR when I decided them.

    Pardon my French, but ****.
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    Parents making me switch 2 options now, when school starts this week, rather than in the past YEAR when I decided them.

    Pardon my French, but ****.
    Why are they forcing you to switch?

    If you've chosen the stuff YOU want to do that YOU enjoy then nobody else should have a say in it imo. Your education, your decision!

    But then again I do know some parents seem to think it's their decision too...
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    Why are they forcing you to switch?

    If you've chosen the stuff YOU want to do that YOU enjoy then nobody else should have a say in it imo. Your education, your decision!

    But then again I do know some parents seem to think it's their decision too...
    I completely agree with you, but I can't really fight my parents.

    It's an issue of taking more 'proper' subjects, which I'm not sure if I'll do well in. I can see sort of where they're coming from, and my best bet now is just to compromise 1 option which I think I can do without.
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    I completely agree with you, but I can't really fight my parents.

    It's an issue of taking more 'proper' subjects, which I'm not sure if I'll do well in. I can see sort of where they're coming from, and my best bet now is just to compromise 1 option which I think I can do without.
    What do you want to do? And what do your parents want you to change?
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    (Original post by Dannyboy1236)
    What do you want to do? And what do your parents want you to change?
    My parents are pretty 'traditionally' minded. At first they seemed to have the 'do whatever you want to study!' mindset yet it's changed now, because:

    What I wanted to do: Maths, Politics, Latin, Spanish
    What they want me to do: Maths, Politics, Economics, Business Studies

    Obviously the issue of 'proper' subjects would seem slightly clearer; they don't understand the value of languages at A-level. I understand, like I said, their viewpoint - a financial degree of some sort might set me on a better course for a job than a degree I could've gotten with my initial options (though I hadn't decided what I wanted to do anyway).

    Before I even decided for myself, I wasn't sure between Politics and Economics: so, for their sakes, I'm willing to compromise Spanish for Economics, but I refuse to do Business Studies. Maybe for AS next year if I drop a subject, but I really don't want to limit my options this much. This is partly the reason I chose 3 facilitators: keeping things a little bit open.

    This is all much easier to type here than telling them, of course...
 
 
 
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