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    (Original post by tsjmcgrath)
    I'd expect that that's a good thing. If you've been chosen as well as some others who have been predicted high grades, it almost certainly means you have got good grades. They wouldn't invite the press round to take photos of a student who hasn't done exceptionally well.

    Don't be worried - I only wish I could have that sort of confirmation!
    Thanks. But wait, surely school can't know our results this early?
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    (Original post by Jatz07)
    Which A-levels are you doing this year?

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    Maths,Further Maths,Physics and Computing but I want to do Economics instead of Computing but the option blocks clash between Economics and Further Maths and I'm hoping that a solution to me studying Economics can be made on Enrollment Day but this is unlikely.
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    (Original post by jjpneed)
    Doubtful. Besides, that only makes it important for schools not pupils
    The reason the Government have introduced this is to reflect the requirements of universities, who want pupils to have GCSEs in a good amount of respected subjects and there are some universities penalising applicants for no MFL GCSE.
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    (Original post by Scigal)
    My son's waiting for his, he's in a bit of a spin about it.

    I remember getting mine (in 1989!) and being stunned, id failed every single one. I let it be the end of the world for a while. The i did an access course, then a BSc, then an MSc then chartered, which is the highest award there is professionally speaking. the point im making is they do not always dictate the rest of your life, they are just a small proportion of it. That said id be very happy if my son got a shed load of shiny A*s.
    A PhD is higher than a Masters?Things have changed over the years now though and very few universities will accept applicants without a Grade C in English and Maths.
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Oh my god single digits (9 days):afraid:
    Does anyone else not have a clue as to what they would like to pursue as a career, or is it just me?:dontknow:
    dont worry i have never known and probably will never.
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    (Original post by anwar1)
    dont worry i have never known and probably will never.
    Tell me about it! How do you know which A levels to chose then?
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Tell me about it! How do you know which A levels to chose then?
    What are your predicted GCSEs? Any idea at all with careers?

    If not:
    Maths
    Sciences
    Language/History/Geography
    Something you enjoy

    Is always a good bet
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    (Original post by elixirs)
    This sums it up:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16789215

    Plus, I don't know why you're so insistence on this topic. It really seems as if you're trying to frame me undermining BTECS...

    Which is not what I'm doing, I'm trying to get facts straight.
    I previously mentioned that the equivalents have been reviewed and I have not taken any fishy subjects like fish husbandry and horse care.I have took OCR Nationals in ICT and Business(2 GCSEs in each) and a BTEC in PE(2 GCSEs).I had 3.5 lessons a week in ICT, 2.5 hours a week in Business and 2 hours a week in PE.This isn't too bad considering that I had 1 lesson a week in RE and there wasn't actually enough time in school to get a decent grade in PE( above a C) so I did loads of hours work after school, attending a regular session on a Thursday after school for about 6 weeks maybe and lots of work I took home and did because I wanted more than a C.
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    Scumbag BBC posting this article which has nothing to do with our results directly:
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Tell me about it! How do you know which A levels to chose then?
    I chose maths and history because i enjoy and do well in those subjects. I chose Psychology because it seems really interesting. and no idea about economics, just chose it.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What are your predicted GCSEs? Any idea at all with careers?

    If not:
    Maths
    Sciences
    Language/History/Geography
    Something you enjoy

    Is always a good bet
    I'm predicted 6 A*s and 4 A's, hoping to achieve a bit more than that
    I was thinking of going into Economics but that requires me to do further maths at A level which i have not chosen and i'm not even sure that its what i definitely want to pursue I have chosen Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Economics- what sort of careers could i go into with these A levels?:confused:
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    I previously mentioned that the equivalents have been reviewed and I have not taken any fishy subjects like fish husbandry and horse care.I have took OCR Nationals in ICT and Business(2 GCSEs in each) and a BTEC in PE(2 GCSEs).I had 3.5 lessons a week in ICT, 2.5 hours a week in Business and 2 hours a week in PE.This isn't too bad considering that I had 1 lesson a week in RE and there wasn't actually enough time in school to get a decent grade in PE( above a C) so I did loads of hours work after school, attending a regular session on a Thursday after school for about 6 weeks maybe and lots of work I took home and did because I wanted more than a C.
    I feel like a broken record saying this..

    But I DON'T believe BTECs are at all fishy and actually are fit for purpose, allowing everyone access to qualifications.

    My point is they are not completely interchangeable/compatiable with GCSEs as such, that is it

    So now please can we end this withering debate :bored:
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    (Original post by anwar1)
    I chose maths and history because i enjoy and do well in those subjects. I chose Psychology because it seems really interesting. and no idea about economics, just chose it.
    haha sounds great! I chose economics too, sounds interesting :cool:
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    (Original post by tsjmcgrath)
    It's not important. It's just a quick way for Ofsted to find out how well a school is performing.

    I don't qualify because I don't believe it's important and, when I emailed the Russell Group asking them if they required it for entry, they stated that only one of their universities required a language (UCL) and even then they weren't specifically requiring the EBacc. They even said that you could study a language whilst in university. It is, as you say, a statistic and not a qualification. Also, by colleges, do you mean universities, Sixth Forms or a college for vocational education?

    I intend to go into a design orientated background anyway so the fact that I chose Product Design and Systems & Control is, in my eyes, more appropriate than choosing say Product Design and Spanish. True, I do also plan on maybe doing something based on Law, but I've never read anything which suggests that you need a language to study Law providing you are studying it in the UK.
    By Colleges I mean places that offer A-Levels and Levle 3 qualifications, which at the moment judge applicants by whether they had got 5A*-Cs including Maths and English( my college is slack and says you only need one of Maths and English) and they also judge you on individual subject grades for entry to certain emails but in the future they will probably be using the new statistic on whether they have got an English Baccalaureate.At the moment, universities are not too bothered by the Baccalaureate but in the future they will be and this is reflected by the new inclusion of Computer Science in the Baccalaureate in the future, to reflect the urgent need for Computing in today's society and even more so the future.By taking the Baccalaureate, you are ensuring that you are not disadvantaging yourself by possibly not being able to meet the needs of future universities .
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    I'm predicted 6 A*s and 4 A's, hoping to achieve a bit more than that
    I was thinking of going into Economics but that requires me to do further maths at A level which i have not chosen and i'm not even sure that its what i definitely want to pursue I have chosen Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Economics- what sort of careers could i go into with these A levels?:confused:
    Medicine biochemistry, chemistry of all sorts, econ at lower ranked unis, biology, maybe maths at lower unis!

    Law, journalism, Geography (at some places)
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Medicine biochemistry, chemistry of all sorts, econ at lower ranked unis, biology, maybe maths at lower unis!

    Law, journalism, Geography (at some places)
    Thanks for the help What sorts of careers could i pursue if i chose to study medicine? (sorry for all the questions)
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Thanks for the help What sorts of careers could i pursue if i chose to study medicine? (sorry for all the questions)
    Doctor!

    But seriously....that's what medicine is for...but what type of doctor'd be up to you
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Thanks for the help What sorts of careers could i pursue if i chose to study medicine? (sorry for all the questions)
    ANy career in the NHS nearly you'd do your degree and then pick your specialisation units etc.

    For example I want to be a paediatrician in a hospital, so I have to do the degree and then specialise after I believe
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    (Original post by Dannyboy1236)
    Doctor!

    But seriously....that's what medicine is for...but what type of doctor'd be up to you
    Definitely not! Potentially having someone else's life in my hands is particularly daunting, so ill pass!:ahhhhh:
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Thanks for the help What sorts of careers could i pursue if i chose to study medicine? (sorry for all the questions)
    I'd hope someone taking a medical space becomes a doctor :erm:

    You could specialise in.something non surgical though
 
 
 
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