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

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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Hey guys, if anyone knows any useful resources that I haven't listened in the OP, please can you tag me and I will add them. Thank you
    - JTran38
    Hey, I really recommend MathsGenie. It is a good Maths website that has most (if not all) the topics of the new GCSE, and can be sorted out by topic or by grade 1-9. It also has an attachment of example exam questions and solutions. All in all, a great website

    http://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
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    Hey there, I'm in Year 11. I'm taking:
    • Edexcel Maths
    • AQA English Language
    • AQA English Literature (Inspector Calls, Frankenstein, Much Ado, Power & Conflict)
    • AQA Biology
    • AQA Chemistry
    • AQA Physics
    • Edexcel German
    • Edexcel Russian
    • Edexcel History A (CA: Civil Rights movement in America, Britain 50s-70s)
    • AQA RS B (Unit 2, Unit 4)
    That's 10 GCSEs. Our school doesn't let people take GCSEs early. I haven't done any CAs yet apart from one of my writings for German which I got an expected A* for (27/30 marked by school), we'll see if the exam boards agree and don't mind too much about the lack of future tense.

    In our year 10 mocks (which I barely revised for), I got an A* in everything apart from an A in History, an A in English Literature and a C in English Language. TBH I'm pretty sure my teacher marked my Language wrong, but whatever, I'll still work extra hard just in case. We're only taught Language once every two weeks by a different teacher to who teaches us Literature, but then she only shows up half the time to our lessons. Hopefully that changes in year 11.

    I pretty much like all of my subjects except for maybe English Language, but I probably like Maths the best. I really don't know my future career or even what I want to study at university. I'm taking things one step at a time. It is literally impossible to predict or plan for the future, so don't waste your breath. Keep focused on what's in front of you and what you have to now, everything else will fall into place. I haven't decided on my A Levels. Probably going to take Maths, Further Maths, and either 2 of (Chemistry Physics Economics History).

    I also like doing a bit of coding (C++ is my language of choice). I would've chosen Computer Science if my school had offered it. Politically, I'm a Conservative (would've voted for Brexit if I was voting age) and I support Donald Trump in the US. Probably made a lot of enemies there, but whatever :p:. It's strange since I'm from London and live in a typical Labour household. Hard to find people on TSR that aren't socialists, let alone full blown communists.

    Start of Year 11 would be as good as time as any to make GCSE predictions for myself (Our school doesn't give predictions). I would really be hoping for: 7-9 A*s.

    My school starts on the 2nd of September (ON A FRIDAY!), which I guess is pretty good, but also strange at the same time. Good luck lads, this year's gonna be fun. Let's enjoy it while we can before A Levels start and where **** actually gets real.


    Feel free to tag me or PM me if you have any questions about subjects or just want to talk.
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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    Hey there, I'm in Year 11. I'm taking:
    • Edexcel Maths
    • AQA English Language
    • AQA English Literature (Inspector Calls, Frankenstein, Much Ado, Power & Conflict)
    • AQA Biology
    • AQA Chemistry
    • AQA Physics
    • Edexcel German
    • Edexcel Russian
    • Edexcel History A (CA: Civil Rights movement in America, Britain 50s-70s)
    • AQA RS B (Unit 2, Unit 4)
    That's 10 GCSEs. Our school doesn't let people take GCSEs early. I haven't done any CAs yet apart from one of my writings for German which I got an expected A* for (27/30 marked by school), we'll see if the exam boards agree and don't mind too much about the lack of future tense.

    In our year 10 mocks (which I barely revised for), I got an A* in everything apart from an A in History, an A in English Literature and a C in English Language. TBH I'm pretty sure my teacher marked my Language wrong, but whatever, I'll still work extra hard just in case. We're only taught Language once every two weeks by a different teacher to who teaches us Literature, but then she only shows up half the time to our lessons. Hopefully that changes in year 11.

    I pretty much like all of my subjects except for maybe English Language, but I probably like Maths the best. I really don't know my future career or even what I want to study at university. I'm taking things one step at a time. It is literally impossible to predict or plan for the future, so don't waste your breath. Keep focused on what's in front of you and what you have to now, everything else will fall into place. I haven't decided on my A Levels. Probably going to take Maths, Further Maths, and either 2 of (Chemistry Physics Economics History).

    I also like doing a bit of coding (C++ is my language of choice). I would've chosen Computer Science if my school had offered it. Politically, I'm a Conservative (would've voted for Brexit if I was voting age) and I support Donald Trump in the US. Probably made a lot of enemies there, but whatever :p:. It's strange since I'm from London and live in a typical Labour household. Hard to find people on TSR that aren't socialists, let alone full blown communists.

    Start of Year 11 would be as good as time as any to make GCSE predictions for myself (Our school doesn't give predictions). I would really be hoping for: 7-9 A*s.

    My school starts on the 2nd of September (ON A FRIDAY!), which I guess is pretty good, but also strange at the same time. Good luck lads, this year's gonna be fun. Let's enjoy it while we can before A Levels start and where **** actually gets real.


    Feel free to tag me or PM me if you have any questions about subjects or just want to talk.
    Welcome to the Current Year 11 Thread bob (?)
    Wow! That was certainly a lengthy introduction but interesting to read nonetheless.
    Although, TSR seems to be fairly Socialist, I personally haven't seen to many Commies yet! I presume you occupy the far right with your political views (because of Trump and his proposals etc. ).
    Your school starts on a Friday!! My school will start on Monday so I get the weekend to!
    Please feel free to PM any users with questions or to discuss anything. I'm sure they'll be glad to help.

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    Hey guys!
    I'm kflora,
    I enjoy playing the piano and clarinet, play hockey on a weekly basis.
    I'm taking 11 GCSES and 1 FMSQ (Advanced free standing maths qualification)
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    My subjects are
    Maths (Edexcel 9-1)
    Additional maths (OCR FMSQ)
    English Language (AQA 9-1)
    English Literature ('' '')
    Biology (OCR gateway)
    Chemistry ('' '')
    Physics ('' '')
    History ( Edexcel B - Schools History Project)
    French (OCR)
    Religious studies (OCR B)
    ICT (Cambridge Nationals)
    I'm not that ready for year 11, slightly freaking out as I know the time will fly but what worries me the most is the new GCSES . Maths doesn't concern me as much because if you practise lots and lots you'll get better at it, and it's one of my strengths but English language and literature really concerns me. I'm awful at creative writing and lit overwhelms me, especially the poetry anthology .Is anyone doing Romeo and Juliet, The History Boys, A Christmas Carol and the Power and Conflict Anthology?
    Other than that, I think I'm ok
    For A levels, after consideration I'm probably going to do: Maths, Chemistry, Biology and French(AS)
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    (Original post by thepewds_)
    Hi guys! Hope you're all doing well.
    Just out of interest, where's everyone up to with their notes for their subjects? As in the final ones? I'm nowhere near finished and I just wanted to know whether anyone else is in the same position. Honestly I don't think it'll help me to finish and finalise all my notes now, since it's easier for me to do it a fortnight or so before the exam. But the problem is that the exams are so close together next year... Has anyone got a solution for this?
    Hi thepewds_
    I'm about half way through my science notes because we've only been taught half of it so far. Haven't even started some of my notes in literature - A Christmas carol , the history boys and the poetry. Other than that, im hoping to complete my notes before my mocks in December.
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    (Original post by sarah0201)
    Hi,
    I think I'm ready for the new GCSEs as I am predicted 8A*s and 3As
    I am currently studying the following GCSEs:
    AQA English Literature (predicted: 8)
    AQA English Language (predicted: 8)
    OCR Mathematics B (predicted: A*)
    AQA Physics (predicted: A*)
    AQA Biology (predicted: A*)
    AQA Chemistry (predicted: A*)
    AQA Drama (predicted: A)
    AQA History (predicted: A*)
    OCR Computing (predicted: A)
    AQA German (predicted: A)
    OCR Religious Studies (predicted: A*)

    My favourite subjects are English Literature and History and I wish to study these at A-Level too. I enjoy drawing, although I don't study art at GCSE level. I'm a bit worried about learning all the poems for English and the quotes for Shakespeare, when is everyone thinking of starting to memorise them?
    Hi,
    I'm studying AQA Language and literature too and predicted 8/9's but I'm worried about them the most out of all my subjects that I'm studying. I'm especially concerned with the poetry- Power and Conflict and we haven't properly studied A Christmas carol and only about to start the History Boys soon. To answer your question when I read the Shakespeare I write down around 10 memorable quotes for each theme but I don't really know what to do for the rest of the set texts- probably the same thing?
    How do you find the writing in English Language? I personally am struggling on the writing so I'm reading more to gain creativity - my reading is compensating for my writing at the moment but i need to get better on the writing because it's weighted 50% of the GCSE so it's equally important.
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    (Original post by kflora)
    Hi thepewds_
    I'm about half way through my science notes because we've only been taught half of it so far. Haven't even started some of my notes in literature - A Christmas carol , the history boys and the poetry. Other than that, im hoping to complete my notes before my mocks in December.
    Hey. Thanks for your reply December seems reasonable. Happy revising!
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    (Original post by thepewds_)
    Hey. Thanks for your reply December seems reasonable. Happy revising!
    i'm starting now for my notes in preparation for my november mocks
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    (Original post by samaad1)
    i'm starting now for my notes in preparation for my november mocks
    I'm going to have 3 sets of mocks in year 11 for all my subjects. Ive made all my science notes (unit 1,2,3), physical geography, religion and morality, all of PE, Maths some topics, some Spanish. I believe ive made quite a lot in yr10. Now I just need to finish them off and revise from them throughout the year for when I have mocks.

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    (Original post by bimball)
    Hi, I'm doing the same exam boards as you for triple science, geography, English and maths. I also do Edexcel German - so the same spec as Spanish. I just recommend making sure your course work is a grade above your predicted grade. As for listening and reading, learn as much vocab as you can throughout the year related to the topics you cover, and lots and lots of pass papers. My teacher also recommends watching YouTube videos or movies in Spanish, so you get used to listening to the language. Hope this helps!
    Thanks!
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    Hey, I'm anonomon.
    I love football
    Like tennis
    And athletics Is ok

    Im doing 9 GCSEs and they are :
    - AQA English language
    -AQA English literature ( power and conflict poems, Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde , inspector calls )
    - AQA core science
    - AQA additional science
    - Edexcel maths
    - Edexcel Religous studies
    - Edexcel Business studies
    - Edexcel Physical Education
    - Edexcel History

    I'm thinking I might go to uni and become a physiotherapist.
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    URGENT!!!!!!!!!
    Does anyone know any schools who take in students in year 11? This is a critical situation as my parent's can no longer afford the school fees for my current school i have no less than 4 days to apply for a DECENT school. I'm just afraid I will have to move to a low performing school and do badly in my gcse's, some people might say gcses don't matter but i desperately want to get into medicine and they look at gcses. Currently i have a (seriously high) A in core science exdexcel that i did in yr 10 but nearly all schools don't offer Latin as a course obviously because my school was "posh" i don't mind dropping it if worst comes to worst. Any suggestions on what I should do or what schools to look at?
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    Most grammar schools have waiting lists for in-year entrancrs so your best bet would be going to a comp, which it seems like you really don't want to. Have your parents tried renegotiating with the school about payment details? Maybe agree to a payment plan?

    If you do end up going to a mediocre school (and dropping latin) it won't be the end of the world. Many people get straight As going to comps. If you're smart, you'll get good grades anywhere. If you think the teaching is really terrible, you could always self-teach yourself the GCSE content. I know people who went to crap schools and had to teach themselves A Level Further Maths modules. It really is possible.

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    (Original post by anonomon)
    Hey, I'm anonomon.
    I love football
    Like tennis
    And athletics Is ok

    Im doing 9 GCSEs and they are :
    - AQA English language
    -AQA English literature ( power and conflict poems, Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde , inspector calls )
    - AQA core science
    - AQA additional science
    - Edexcel maths
    - Edexcel Religous studies
    - Edexcel Business studies
    - Edexcel Physical Education
    - Edexcel History

    I'm thinking I might go to uni and become a physiotherapist.
    Welcome to the Thread anonomon!
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    (Original post by panda_bae)
    URGENT!!!!!!!!!
    Does anyone know any schools who take in students in year 11? This is a critical situation as my parent's can no longer afford the school fees for my current school i have no less than 4 days to apply for a DECENT school. I'm just afraid I will have to move to a low performing school and do badly in my gcse's, some people might say gcses don't matter but i desperately want to get into medicine and they look at gcses. Currently i have a (seriously high) A in core science exdexcel that i did in yr 10 but nearly all schools don't offer Latin as a course obviously because my school was "posh" i don't mind dropping it if worst comes to worst. Any suggestions on what I should do or what schools to look at?
    I would contact local schools quite quickly. You may be put on a waiting list, note. In terms of Latin, you could self-teach if you wish, but you could drop it otherwise.
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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    @panda_bae

    Most grammar schools have waiting lists for in-year entrancrs so your best bet would be going to a comp, which it seems like you really don't want to. Have your parents tried renegotiating with the school about payment details? Maybe agree to a payment plan?

    If you do end up going to a mediocre school (and dropping latin) it won't be the end of the world. Many people get straight As going to comps. If you're smart, you'll get good grades anywhere. If you think the teaching is really terrible, you could always self-teach yourself the GCSE content. I know people who went to crap schools and had to teach themselves A Level Further Maths modules. It really is possible.

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    Thank you, that was very reassuring, I guess it doesn't seem like a bad idea to go to a local school. And yes, my parents have been trying to work out a payment plan but they are quite a funny school and asked for the full term fee straight up which they don't have.
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    (Original post by panda_bae)
    Thank you, that was very reassuring, I guess it doesn't seem like a bad idea to go to a local school. And yes, my parents have been trying to work out a payment plan but they are quite a funny school and asked for the full term fee straight up which they don't have.
    Very sorry to hear about your problem. Like _gcx has said, the best thing to do is to contact your local schools and preferably your local authority and speak to them about the issue. I would also speak to your current school to see if they can be reasonable of this payment plan but even if you end up in a comprehensive school, you'll still get the grades if you work hard. Hope you keep us updated.
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    If you guys dont already have it then I suggest getting a Mathswatch CD, for me its been more helpful than anything else.

    I want to become an entrepreneur, I don't like to be too mainstream though engineering sounds nice as well.
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    Hi! I'm doing Romeo and Juliet and the power and conflict section for English literature. I find for creative writing it helps to have a mental checklist of what to include (figurative language, variety of sentence structure etc.) and try to include them all throughout the piece 🙂
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    i'm quite excited for y11! hi i'm El, and I'm doing:
    all basic GCSES, geog, spainsh and music .
    please, if your doing music, message me! i find it soon hard!
    anyways if anyone wants a chat or help, I'm happy to answer
 
 
 
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