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    Hi guys! Decided to join you people
    I still can't believe how quickly time's passed We're doing real exams in what 4-5 months ?!? But honestly, I'm just looking forward to starting college and uni
    What do you want to do at a level?


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    (Original post by KingCorneliusIII)
    Hoping 6th form is my time to shine :rolleyes:

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    Haha! Excited for a new start as well


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    Hey there, welcome to the thread :hi:

    I'm not actually in year 11, but I'm a CA here, so if you have any questions then quote me in or PM me :yep:
    What are you thinking of doing after year 11?
    Thank you! I've been accepted to my local sixth form, so I'm looking forward to that. thinking of doing medicine


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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    What do you want to do at a level?


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    Hi! I want to do maths, biology, chemistry and fine art. Not sure if my sixth form's allowing us to do 4 though because of the change to the a levels.
    If we are, I might change art to geography or French, can't decide!


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    (Original post by stephssteps)
    Thank you! I've been accepted to my local sixth form, so I'm looking forward to that. thinking of doing medicine


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    Ah cool if you are going to be doing 4 A Levels and want to use them for medicine, as its very competitive, art may be considered a soft subject.. I would recommend French or geography instead, although if you're more likely to get a higher mark in art that could still work check the subject requirements of the unis you're looking at and see which subjects they recommend :yep:
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Ah cool if you are going to be doing 4 A Levels and want to use them for medicine, as its very competitive, art may be considered a soft subject.. I would recommend French or geography instead, although if you're more likely to get a higher mark in art that could still work check the subject requirements of the unis you're looking at and see which subjects they recommend :yep:
    Someone from some fancy private school told me once, when she visited our school, that people doing dentistry should do art to show manual dexterity! I'm terrible at art, and she was talking about a levels too haha

    Don't even take art at GCSE

    I think she was trying to ease competition lol and set me up for failure


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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Someone from some fancy private school told me once, when she visited our school, that people doing dentistry should do art to show manual dexterity! I'm terrible at art, and she was talking about a levels too haha

    Don't even take art at GCSE

    I think she was trying to ease competition lol and set me up for failure


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    I did art at GCSE, you definitely need those two years to build up the skills for A Level!
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    I did art at GCSE, you definitely need those two years to build up the skills for A Level!
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    Would probably get an E or something.. Art's fun though
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Would probably get an E or something.. Art's fun though
    Art is great, but taking it as a subject is very very different :sadnod: There's loads of written analysis and you don't really produce original work, you study an artist and your final piece has to be inspired by them (using the same techniques/media/arrangement as them for example) :dontknow:
    Saying that, it was still fun (so much work though)
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    Did any of you guys get an invitation to the Queen Ethelburga's College open day? I got one and I'm trying to work out how they got my address and why it was sent to me... QE is apparently a very posh boarding school that I have no wish to go to, nor any connections to.
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Ah cool if you are going to be doing 4 A Levels and want to use them for medicine, as its very competitive, art may be considered a soft subject.. I would recommend French or geography instead, although if you're more likely to get a higher mark in art that could still work check the subject requirements of the unis you're looking at and see which subjects they recommend :yep:
    Thank you I'm finding everyone on this website very helpful and nice too haha! I want to get help from my school mentor/ guidance person but it seems she only gives really generic advice
    I'm such a procrastinator so idk if I could deal with art ? As much as I like the subject ..


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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Art is great, but taking it as a subject is very very different :sadnod: There's loads of written analysis and you don't really produce original work, you study an artist and your final piece has to be inspired by them (using the same techniques/media/arrangement as them for example) :dontknow:
    Saying that, it was still fun (so much work though)
    I think I would be so lost if I had to produce original work ! D: Everyone (not taking art) thinks art is an easy subject but it actually takes the most time and effort; though I do like that we don't have a written exam to revise for


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    (Original post by stephssteps)
    Thank you I'm finding everyone on this website very helpful and nice too haha! I want to get help from my school mentor/ guidance person but it seems she only gives really generic advice
    I'm such a procrastinator so idk if I could deal with art ? As much as I like the subject ..


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    Is medicine definitely the route you want to take? Because if so you need to start making sure you fit the requirements now (as it's so competitive). Have you looked at any unis yet? I'd recommend having a look on their pages for medicine to see their requirements and get a better idea of what kind of uni you're aiming for.
    In that case, when you're not guaranteed to have art as an easy subject on the side just for some UMS, I would advise not to take it.. It is a fun subject, but it's not suited to medicine. If you were going to take another subject that wasn't a science, medicine schools much rather prefer a traditional subject such as history, English lit/language, etc
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    when does everyone get there mock results back? get mine on the 15th and im scared...
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    Guys can I take a quick poll to see if anyone thinks GCSE English is completely useless. I mean as far as I know my future job won't require me to analyse Animal Farm or describe how someone's character develops over the course of a story. Some of the CA's are pretty useful, like how spoken language differs with age. Does anyone else share this view?
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    (Original post by guitaristemily)
    when does everyone get there mock results back? get mine on the 15th and im scared...
    I know how the results are gonna be given to us but I dunno when.

    Anyway, why are you scared? I'm sure you'll be fine


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    (Original post by KingCorneliusIII)
    Guys can I take a quick poll to see if anyone thinks GCSE English is completely useless. I mean as far as I know my future job won't require me to analyse Animal Farm or describe how someone's character develops over the course of a story. Some of the CA's are pretty useful, like how spoken language differs with age. Does anyone else share this view?
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    Sorta but then again, there might be some jobs that requires that. Who knows, maybe learning how to infer characteristics from someone's actions helps intelligence or police in interrogation or something.


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    Sorta but then again, there might be some jobs that requires that. Who knows, maybe learning how to infer characteristics from someone's actions helps intelligence or police in interrogation or something.


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    I got 20/20 in spoken language, only useful Controlled Assessment...
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    Guys can I take a quick poll to see if anyone thinks GCSE English is completely useless. I mean as far as I know my future job won't require me to analyse Animal Farm or describe how someone's character develops over the course of a story. Some of the CA's are pretty useful, like how spoken language differs with age. Does anyone else share this view?
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    I don't think it's useless, if the content is not relevant then the analytical skills it uses most definitely are. It encourages you to think deeper and interpret things - which are useful skills in any job.
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    (Original post by KingCorneliusIII)
    Guys can I take a quick poll to see if anyone thinks GCSE English is completely useless. I mean as far as I know my future job won't require me to analyse Animal Farm or describe how someone's character develops over the course of a story. Some of the CA's are pretty useful, like how spoken language differs with age. Does anyone else share this view?
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    I definitely don't think it's useless :nah:
    Judgement and analytical skills are very useful in life, especially if you want to pursue a career in which you need to infer things from a text or situation (for example law). It also develops the sophistication of your expression, which gives you the upper hand in interviews and written work of any kind.
 
 
 
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