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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    Welcome to this thread! I'm doing Lang and lit combined if that helps, and I'm doing an EPQ too!

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    Oh, nice one! What's the combined lit and lang like? I do them separately, as you can see. Too much English!

    What's your EPQ about?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Oh, nice one! What's the combined lit and lang like? I do them separately, as you can see. Too much English!

    What's your EPQ about?
    In Year 12 I studied Frankenstein and the Mean Time anthology of poems by Carol Ann Duffy for the literature section. I found Frankenstein quite hard at the start because of the lexical choices used (this is what sixth form has done to me) but I soon started to get to grips with it. The poems were okay, I'd already studied one in Year 11 for GCSE, so that was all well and good. For the language part I had a Paris anthology where we had to read lots of texts and explore genre, audience and purpose alongside many linguistic features overall I found it quite hard in Year 12, I even wanted to drop it at one point, but couldn't as I was only doing 3 AS levels

    In Year 13 it looks more interesting. We do coursework which I'm so excited for!! We study the Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire!! I've been reading both over the summer and bought the study guide for Streetcar, and they're really interesting! Then we have to go over what we learned in Year 12, as AS content pops up in the final A level exams. I'm excited for it, I think I'll enjoy it more than last year

    For EPQ I'm looking at how autism is portrayed in television and how it has helped people to understand it. I have autism myself, so it's really interesting seeing how different the portrayals are. I'm dreading the presentation part though even though I'm getting better at standing up in front of the class and doing presentations by myself, it's still scary I'll get through it though, it'll be worth it when I get a good grade. What are you doing in yours?


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    Oh, that's interesting! It sounds similar to what I do in my courses.

    In year 12, we studied purposes, audience, context, grammar, pragmatics, etc etc in English Language. In Literature, we studied A Streetcar Named Desire (feel free to ask me if you need any help or advice, I've done that text to death!), 1984, Paradise Lost, and Hamlet.

    In year 13, we are doing Language Acquisition in English Language as well as the development of the actual English Language (I am really looking forward to that because I'm a History nut). For English Literature, we are doing the same texts but swapping Streetcar for the handmaids tale.

    Oh that's really interesting! I have autism too, actually. (Aspergers syndrome is my diagnosis). My EPQ is about to what extent did enlightenment ideas and French Philosophers cause the French Revolution!
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I started two weeks ago!! Hey guys, I think I'll join in this thread if that's okay.

    Anyone doing any of these subjects?

    English Language
    English Literature
    History

    (also doing an EPQ!)
    I'm doing Lit and History, what texts are you studying /topics in history ?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I started two weeks ago!! Hey guys, I think I'll join in this thread if that's okay.

    Anyone doing any of these subjects?

    English Language
    English Literature
    History

    (also doing an EPQ!)
    I'm doing Lit and EPQ
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    I have Aspergers myself, so it's nice to talk to others who can relate your courses sound really interesting, I wanted to take literature on its own but the head of sixth form suggested I do the combined instead ! Your EPQ sounds really interesting

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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    I start on Thursday, but I have to go to school on Wednesday to pick up my timetable and get important information! And same,I'm dreading it as its our last year of school!

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    I'm starting on the 18th


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    (Original post by OnTheHorizon)
    I'm starting on the 18th


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    Oh my gosh!!!!, you must have a long summer....

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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    True that, I wish I went to a school in which everyone lives locally, only seen like 5 friends this summer as they are the only ones who live in like a 5-10 mile radius
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    IKR it is mad and some unis are even worse (I think bristol had like 1 acceptance for every 17 applications last year). I hope not either, need all the hope I can get Though If I do not get in first time, decided I will take a gap year (if I get good A2 results) do loads of work experience, make the perfect PS etc and try again. If I am rejected AGAIN then I think the medicine dream is over and I will just take my 5th choice
    Same! If i do want to see anyone, the public transport costs are so expensive! Can't wait until i can just drive to see people
    I hate that statistic :lol: I like to think in applying smart, but what if I'm not, you know? I'm trying my best...
    I'll do the same thing, I think. My fifth choice will probably be chiropractic...

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    I'm starting on the 18th


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    That's so late :eek:
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    I'm doing Lit and EPQ
    Yay! What texts are you doing, and what is your EPQ about!?

    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    I have Aspergers myself, so it's nice to talk to others who can relate your courses sound really interesting, I wanted to take literature on its own but the head of sixth form suggested I do the combined instead ! Your EPQ sounds really interesting Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks so much!! Like I said, if you need any tips with Streetcar, I have a lot of knowledge about it!

    Yeah, I have aspergers, I'm proud of it but it gets a little annoying sometimes when people don't understand or aren't lenient when I do something or say something I can't help. It gets really frustrating...
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    Anyone else struggling to write their personal statement. I love writing and have quite a bit to talk about but I've just got personal statement block lol- lots of pressure.
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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    I start on Thursday, but I have to go to school on Wednesday to pick up my timetable and get important information! And same,I'm dreading it as its our last year of school!

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    I start on Wednesday but not sure if I have lessons r if I'm just picking up my timetable etc.
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    I start on Wednesday but not sure if I have lessons r if I'm just picking up my timetable etc.
    At the end of the school year my sixth form sent us a letter saying that all students in the sixth form must attend an assembly on 7th September to collect our timetables, so it'll be interesting to see who will be in my Year!!

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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    At the end of the school year my sixth form sent us a letter saying that all students in the sixth form must attend an assembly on 7th September to collect our timetables, so it'll be interesting to see who will be in my Year!!

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    I think my sixth form has probably halved this year (not many people returning)

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    Jealous of those of you who haven't started yet... I'm already busy with A2 work.
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    I kind of really want to know who didn't get back in, and who dropped my classes...
    I feel like biology will be substantially smaller, but I'm not completely certain...

    Am I a bad person? :hide:
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    I think my sixth form has probably halved this year (not many people returning)

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    Yeah, a few of my friends dropped out to go somewhere else! Also a considerable amount of people got Us in multiple subjects, so they had to leave

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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    I kind of really want to know who didn't get back in, and who dropped my classes...
    I feel like biology will be substantially smaller, but I'm not completely certain...

    Am I a bad person? :hide:
    I'm the same haha.

    Although I'm more excited to see my history teachers and celebrate getting an A!! Also I want to see my marks in each question on Edexcel Online or whatever it's called.
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    (Original post by thevamps99xo)
    Yeah, a few of my friends dropped out to go somewhere else! Also a considerable amount of people got Us in multiple subjects, so they had to leave

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    Oh I don't know much of the grades but I think people are just leaving because they want to. I think the people who got Us in my year will probably resit or something

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    (Original post by jamestg)
    I'm the same haha.

    Although I'm more excited to see my history teachers and celebrate getting an A!! Also I want to see my marks in each question on Edexcel Online or whatever it's called.
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    I've been dying to know what my marks for each question were in history is the account yours or does a teacher have to find out for you?? (also, I have to ask: which topics did you do for AS/going to do for A2??)
 
 
 
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