The Current Year 11 Thread Mark I (2016-2017)

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    (Original post by JTran38)
    A kind reminder to all members that non-constructive comments are not welcomed on this thread and that like any other thread exisiting TSR rules still apply. Failure to comply with these rules will lead to disciplinary action being taken.

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    People can talk about whatever they want here - that's always been the case for year group threads. Of course, offensive comments will be removed but that's about it.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Yeah, it's not loading for me. I'd just use the links within the OP.
    (Original post by e2014)
    Is the GCSE past paper section on TSR not working for everyone, or is it just me?
    A lot of TSR is messed up right now. I'd use the past papers on the exam board's websites
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    bit late but I'm Abigail and I'm doing 11 GCSEs
    subject-exam board-predicted grade

    Maths-Edexcel- old spec could have scraped an a* but don't know now as maths is not my strong point
    English Lit- AQA- 8/9 (texts: An Inspector Calls, Macbeth, A Christmas Carol)
    English Lang-AQA-8/9 (Power and Conflict poetry cluster)
    Triple Science- OCR 21st Century-A*s
    Religious Studies-AQA- short course Mark's Gospel and short course Christian Ethics-A*
    History- AQA B- A*
    Geography-Edexcel B-A*
    French-Edexcel-A
    Latin-OCR-A

    I'm nervous about the maths mainly because I'm not good at applying maths knowledge and obviously that is a main change of the new exams. Latin and French will slowly kill me I'm sure. Honestly don't think I'm ready for year 11, because of science and history coursework. I do much better in exams than in coursework, because sadly I am a crammer. Need this to change in y11 though.
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    (Original post by yaanii12)
    Hi, I'm Aliya, my hobbies include baking, debating and reading

    I'm doing 10 GCSE's which are:
    1. English Lit and Lang- AQA ( I'm doing Frankenstein, Macbeth and An inspector calls)
    2. Maths - AQA
    3. Triple Science - AQA ( I done core science, not allowed to find out grades until I start back in September )
    4. History - WJEC ( Haven't seen anyone doing this?? )
    5. Geography - WJEC ( Ditto )
    6. French - AQA
    7. Religous Studies - Edexcel

    I'm not ready for year 11 but I don't expect anyone to be, I feel as if everyone expects a lot of me and I'm scared to disappoint.

    For A-Levels I would love to do history, french, maths and politics and government/economics

    I really want to be a lawyer but my dream is to do PPE at a really good uni so maybe a law conversion

    new on tsr but feel free to chat
    Hey, I'm new to TSR too. It's nice to meet you (virtually, of course). It's nice to see someone else who's studying WJEC History and Geography. I think I'm doing Route B for History, but I'm not too sure. I know for a fact I'm studying Spec B for Geography, and it's one of the worst subjects I've chosen. How are you finding History and Geography? History is okay for me, but the recent unit I've studied (The Role/Status of Women in the 20th Century) was boring.

    I wish you all the best for Year 11. Good luck!

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    What books are people doing for AQA English
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    (Original post by bimball)
    What books are people doing for AQA English
    I'm doing Macbeth, Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde and An Inspector Calls. For the anthology, I'm doing Power and Conflict.
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    (Original post by Just Some Person)
    It's nice to see someone else who's studying WJEC History and Geography. I think I'm doing Route B for History, but I'm not too sure. I know for a fact I'm studying Spec B for Geography, and it's one of the worst subjects I've chosen. How are you finding History and Geography? History is okay for me, but the recent unit I've studied (The Role/Status of Women in the 20th Century) is boring. [s]jum

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    4. History - WJEC ( Haven't seen anyone doing this?? )
    I'm doing WJEC history as well Honestly I would prefer AQA since its virtually impossible to find revision guides and websites that cater to the WJEC syllabus.
    Are you guys studying the Nazis, The Apartheid and the Black Civil Rights movement in the USA?

    (would have preferred to study the cold war instead though)
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I'm doing Macbeth, Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde and An Inspector Calls. For the anthology, I'm doing Power and Conflict.
    Exactly the same here. Have you started Macbeth? It looks so boring
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    (Original post by Gabzinc)
    I'm doing WJEC history as well Honestly I would prefer AQA since its virtually impossible to find revision guides and websites that cater to the WJEC syllabus.
    Are you guys studying the Nazis, The Apartheid and the Black Civil Rights movement in the USA?

    (would have preferred to study the cold war instead though)
    Hey! I don't know about you, but the modules in my History course are: The Role/Status of Women in the 20th Century, Medicine Through Time and the American West. We also have a coursework module about The Rebecca Riots. We simply analyse sources and challenge their reliability, as well as challenge others' interpretations of what caused the Rebecca riots. I'm fed up of hearing the word 'Rebecca' if I'm honest.

    I sat the Women module in June, so I'll be studying the Medicine and American West modules this upcoming year. I think we're doing different routes of the course. I presume you're doing Route A.

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    Does anybody in this thread study WJEC English Literature? If so, what are your set texts? As far as I know, I'm studying Romeo & Juliet, An Inspector Calls, Heroes and Of Mice And Men. I don't know if there's more.

    If anybody else is sitting the Literature exam in January, how are you revsing/preparing for it? I don't even know where to start if I'm honest.

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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I'm doing Macbeth, Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde and An Inspector Calls. For the anthology, I'm doing Power and Conflict.
    Yep I'm doing exactly the same
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    Hello, I'm lcpx I don't really have many hobbies other than playing handball and the piano.

    The GCSEs I'm taking / What I am predicted:
    English Literature (AQA) / 8-7
    English Language (AQA) / 8
    Maths (Edexcel) / 9-8
    History B (Edexcel) / A*-A
    Geography A (AQA) / A*-A
    PE (AQA) / A
    Biology (AQA) / A*
    Chemistry (AQA) / A*
    Physics (AQA) / A*
    RE (Edexcel) / A*

    My dream career is to do something within medicine, specifically psychaitry
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    (Original post by bimball)
    What books are people doing for AQA English
    I'm doing Frankenstein, An Inspector Calls, The Merchant of Venice and for the anthology I am doing Power & Conflict.
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    (Original post by bimball)
    What books are people doing for AQA English
    Macbeth, An inspector Calls, A Christmas Carol, and the Love and Relationships poems :mad:

    (Original post by The_JoKeR)
    Exactly the same here. Have you started Macbeth? It looks so boring
    Hey we've read and finished Macbeth, and it's really good. My favourite Shakespeare by far, not boring at all
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    (Original post by The_JoKeR)
    Exactly the same here. Have you started Macbeth? It looks so boring
    (didn't get the notification for that message, odd)

    Yes we have, we spent around half the year on Macbeth and Dr. Jekyll, and the other half on EngLang exam techniques, and how to answer each type of question. It's quite dull, both as a play and as literature, but it's not too bad to analyse, tbh.

    (Original post by Itsemziexoxo)
    Yep I'm doing exactly the same
    Seems like a common combination!
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    (Original post by umar39)
    We're the only people doing WJEC for English :five:
    Although I don't know why we are celebrating we have the hardest specification
    I'm doing WJEC too. What grades are you currently? I got a 5 in both English Lan and lit in my mock
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    (Original post by *Alisha*)
    I'm doing WJEC too. What grades are you currently? I got a 5 in both English Lan and lit in my mock
    Hi Alisha
    I'm working at a 7 in Lang and an 8 in Literature. I'm not really sure how to be honest as I don't feel confident in English at all. Please feel free to PM to discuss this. We can definitely work to improve our grades.

    What grade do you want to achieve for Language and Literature?
    Have you talked to your teacher about how you can improve your grade?

    If there ever was a way to improve your English grade it is by practicing as many questions as possible and asking for advice from your teacher.

    Again, feel free to PM to discuss in more depth.

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    Thank you to everyone for the help with maths. I'm going to buy the cgp edexcel maths revision guide which has practice questions and worked examples. My school does use mymaths so i'll be using that through the year as well as watching the videos as recommeneded!

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to revise english literature? I'm with the board wjec, eduqas and i'm doing macbeth, lord of the flies, dr jekyll and mr hyde and a poem anthology. I don't how i'm going to memorise a load of quotations for all of these texts.
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    Hello. I'm generally lacking on actual hobbies since most of the time I surf the Internet for generally information outside the upper boundaries of GCSE knowledge- this has helped me compared to last years results especially in Triple Science and it has also helped me sustain my current Maths grades (after the specimen tests were introduced, pupil's grades fell by 1-2 grades)

    Current results/Predicted for Year 11:

    Maths (Edexcel): 8/9
    English Language (AQA): 5/7
    English Literature (AQA): 5/7
    Music(Edexcel): C/B
    Computer Science (Edexcel): B/A
    Business Studies (Edexcel): A*/A*
    Biology (AQA): C/A
    Chemistry (AQA): A/A
    Physics (AQA): A/A*
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    Hello

    My name is Georgie.

    I love reading and writing, but I also like to spend time with my friends and family.

    The GCSE's I'm taking are:
    - Maths (edexcel)
    - English lit and lang (AQA)
    - Biology (edexcel iGCSE)
    - Chemistry (edexcel iGCSE)
    - French (AQA)
    - Latin (OCR)
    - History (OCR)
    - Product Design (OCR)

    So, I'm taking 10 GCSE's. I hope to get straight A*'s and A's as I think I would be unhappy with any B's, however this is my personal opinion so please don't worry if you're just aiming for a C in everything!

    I think I'm ready for Year 11, but I am getting a little scared about the prospect of doing GCSE's. They always seemed so far away and now they're in less than a year.

    I hope to be a vet and take Biology, Chemistry and English for A level - English is my favourite and best subject.

    Good luck to everyone!!

    (Original post by JTran38)
    :banana::bl:Welcome to the Official Year 11 Thread (2016-2017):bl: :banana:

    As you're aware, we're the first cohort to sit the new GCSE Exams in English Language & Literature and Mathematics in 2017, so we should all help each other out as it will be very bumpy on the road ahead.
    Things YOU can do ...
    - Introduce yourself
    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    - How many GCSEs are you taking?
    - What subjects are you taking and with what exam board?
    - Do you think you're ready for Year 11 and the new GCSEs?
    - What's your favourite subject(s)?
    - What's your dream career? (If you don't know that's completely fine, we're only in Year 11 so you still have time to think.)

    Changes made to GCSE's for current Year 11's (2016-2017), if you want to see A-Levels please scroll down. All of this information is from the government site.

    September 2015:
    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, graded 9 - 1, in:
    - English Language
    - English Literature
    - Mathematics
    Summer 2017:
    Students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 - 1, in:
    - English Literature
    - English Language
    - Mathematics
    November 2017:
    Students get the chance to take resit exams for new GCSE's in:
    - English Language
    - English Literature
    - Mathematics

    If you want to see changes made to A-Levels for current Year 11's (2016-2017), visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-group#year-10

    Study/Revision Tips
    Credit @MrMackyTv
    Study tips to get the grade you want
    • Be persistent.
    • Use the Pomodoro Technique (google it if you don't know), it is a really effective way of getting a lot of work done in a short amount of time.
    • Listen to some Focus music on Spotify or something to help you concentrate!
    • Be organised and neat with work so you can easily review it later when you need it.
    • If your struggling, ask the teacher (or friends) or do some research by yourself on the internet to help you understand. Things like YouTube, BBC Bitesize et cetera...
    • Be creative with notes, don't just write them out, highlight important things to remember and keywords.
    • Don't just copy from a textbook, you won't understand (well I don't). Instead read the textbook then when you're making the notes try to put it into your own words, simplify it so it can be easier to comprehend.
    • I drank lots of caffeine (especially coffee because it is slow-release) during exam season to make me more alert and do stuff... quickly It actually helps most people but I wouldn't recommend drinking any quick-release caffeine or drinking it after noon because it is going to be hard to go to sleep.
    • On that note, get LOTS of sleep.
    • Also on that note, read your notes/textbook/work before you go to bed because it will be easier to remember.
    • Find out your learning style. You could be an audio learner, visual, kinesthetic... I am mostly a visual learner. Click here to do a small test to find out what kind of learner you are
    • BIG tip. Plan ahead, if your going to do 2 hours of studying tomorrow make sure you do that, if you only manage to do 1 hour don't let that discourage you. You can always make up for it the next day, maybe the next day your planning to do 2 hours but since you missed out on 1 hour that day you add it on to make 3 hours. Just have that mindset and it will get you through it.
    • Don't stress, more you do the more likely you are going to freak out mid-test and possibly fail.
    Resources
    - Exam Boards
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/
    http://www.ocr.org.uk/
    http://www.eduqas.co.uk/
    https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html
    http://www.wjec.co.uk/
    http://ccea.org.uk/

    - Useful links for subjects
    https://hegartymaths.com/
    http://onmaths.com/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
    http://www.my-gcsescience.com/
    https://www.mathswatchvle.com/
    http://freesciencelessons.co.uk/
    https://projecteuler.net/archives
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/
    http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse
 
 
 
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