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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    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...
    That sucks. Definitely don't take business, so I'm glad you're not being pushed into that!

    Languages are very good at A Level, but I'm not sure what would be better if you're keeping options open (between Spanish and Economics)
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    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...
    I think your plan sounds quite sensible, especially as a lot of universities don't see business studies as a particularly strong subject - just make sure to keep your options open! Also, don't let your parents dictate your A-levels, do subjects that make you happy and you know that you're going to enjoy (easier said than done, I know).
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    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...
    Your parents don't seem to understand the lack of value for Business Studies especially when studied with Economics its a mickey mouse subject, how could they see it as traditional?
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    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...
    I advise against doing business studies and economics together....economics is more highly viewed as a subject. I don't think doing business studies would significant help anyway.

    Perhaps try and explain to them the usefulness of languages? Show them this?

    Don't let your parents decide your options. Your the one who's going to do them. I know it's hard....but sometimes you have to put your foot down...

    Do you know what you want to do after a levels?
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    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...
    Show them the infamous Trinity College Cambridge blacklist of A-Levels Should set them straight as to how high Business Studies ranks in prestige.

    http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604

    Of course it isn't really a blacklist, but it gives a decent idea of which subjects are liked by universities, and consequently (well on the whole anyway), employers. Economics is a great subject to do. I'm not too sure with Business Studies.


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    I am really frustrated at the fact my school hasn't posted their GCSE Results Statistics that they should have done because they posted them on results day last year and didn't mention them in the Newspaper Article even though pretty much every other school featured did-did my school do really badly?.I know one statistic that 7 people got 9A*-A+.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    I am really frustrated at the fact my school hasn't posted their GCSE Results Statistics that they should have done because they posted them on results day last year and didn't mention them in the Newspaper Article even though pretty much every other school featured did-did my school do really badly?.I know one statistic that 7 people got 9A*-A+.
    In my school 2 people got 9A*-A:rolleyes:
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    Gce alevel biology 9700 subject code/s?
    please help. i am very very confused actually i am going to give my gce alevel exams in 2014 and there are too much codes such as biology paper1,2,3,4,5,6,42,52,66,67 and some of their are aslevel some are a2 but as i told you that i will give both(alevel) in may/june 2014 so what are my subject codes? because i will give as and a2 exams at once..
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    PLEASE HELP everyone I think the sixth form I wanna go to forgot about me :confused: In January I applied to it but was unsuccessful (predicted grades didn't reach entry requirements). On results day I went to the school with my results as advised -- after having them photocopied and my number taken down I was told they'd call me the next day saying if I'd be offered a place or not. Yet they never got back to me, and with the school term starting in less than a week, I'm really confused with everything? I've tried calling them but apparently the school's closed, even on the Friday when they said they'd call me. Anyone know what else I should do?
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    Is anyone thinking to get/already got a part time job? A lot of places around me are hiring and I could really do with some extra money, but I don't know if the workload is going to be to big. :confused:
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    In my school 2 people got 9A*-A:rolleyes:
    No clue about statistics at mine, but I know that 3 people got 11/12 A*'s :eek:
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    No clue about statistics at mine, but I know that 3 people got 11/12 A*'s :eek:
    1 person got 9 A*, then me and another boy got 5 A*. That was the top 3.
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    (Original post by goldenshades)
    PLEASE HELP everyone I think the sixth form I wanna go to forgot about me :confused: In January I applied to it but was unsuccessful (predicted grades didn't reach entry requirements). On results day I went to the school with my results as advised -- after having them photocopied and my number taken down I was told they'd call me the next day saying if I'd be offered a place or not. Yet they never got back to me, and with the school term starting in less than a week, I'm really confused with everything? I've tried calling them but apparently the school's closed, even on the Friday when they said they'd call me. Anyone know what else I should do?
    They wouldn't have forgot about you for sure. Why don't you ring them up to ask about the situation.
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    (Original post by Teh Smart One)
    They wouldn't have forgot about you for sure. Why don't you ring them up to ask about the situation.
    I would but when I try calling them it goes straight to voicemail which mentions that the school's closed D:
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    Are there any revision books for AQA Physics and Biology for a-level? I know there is for gcse, but I'm not to sure about a-levels.
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    Direct quote from my school website about results statistics.

    Congratulations to students of [school] who have achieved 59% A*-C including English and maths, an increase of 7% on last year. Despite challenging grade boundaries and the increasing difficulty of the science curriculum we have achieved 75% A-C in Maths, 66% in English and 62% in Double and Triple Science. We were delighted that 12 students achieved 8 or more of the top grades of A* and As and that 99% of the year group achieved at least 5A*-G. We wish all students well in their future courses and careers.
    I went to a school rated 'Good' by Ofsted. I've never really liked it there.
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    (Original post by Teh Smart One)
    Are there any revision books for AQA Physics and Biology for a-level? I know there is for gcse, but I'm not to sure about a-levels.
    Loads! The nearest WHSmith to me has a variety of revision guides and student books for just about every subject, maybe it's worth checking out your local store too.

    I changed my options today (from Spanish -> Economics) without telling my parents today (Sixth Form induction)... god be with me when they get back from work.
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    Loads! The nearest WHSmith to me has a variety of revision guides and student books for just about every subject, maybe it's worth checking out your local store too.

    I changed my options today (from Spanish -> Economics) without telling my parents today (Sixth Form induction)... god be with me when they get back from work.
    You could just make up an excuse saying that you had to change it for whatever reason?
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    You could just make up an excuse saying that you had to change it for whatever reason?
    They actually wanted me to change 2, and I only changed the 1 that I preferred and am refusing the second.
 
 
 
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