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    so I study and prepare for GCSE in Year 10 and take the exams at the end of Year 11?
    Yes. Also, out of curiosity, why do you want to go to Oxford? Is it something about the course you're interested in or just the brand name/prestige?
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    Your study and prepare for your GCSE exams in year 10 and in year 11.
    Well, I am taking GCSE at 2017, and it's different to yours (9-1 grades instead of A*-U) so it'll be different.
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    Well, I am taking GCSE at 2017, and it's different to yours (9-1 grades instead of A*-U) so it'll be different.
    Grading system and content will be different but the process is essentially the same, to the extent of my knowledge.

    And as for Oxford: work very hard and get as many good GCSE's as possible; when I said that top unis might look at GCSE's more in a previous post, I was thinking primarily of Oxford. Some courses in Oxford are very competitive and there will be a lot of candidates with fantastic academic records. You'll also need to have excellent results at A Level (this is more important than GCSE results). If you're quite talented for the subject you are interested in taking and you are willing to put in a lot of work, you'll get there.
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    Grading system and content will be different but the process is essentially the same, to the extent of my knowledge.

    And as for Oxford: work very hard and get as many good GCSE's as possible; when I said that top unis might look at GCSE's more in a previous post, I was thinking primarily of Oxford. Some courses in Oxford are very competitive and there will be a lot of candidates with a fantastic academic record. You'll also need to have excellent results at A Level (this is more important than GCSE resuts). If you're quite talented for the degree you are interested in taking and you are willing to put in a lot of work, you'll get there.

    Thank you very much for the tips, at least someone is nice and helpful Thanks
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    I'm in year 11 too, and I found out about it when my teacher gave me some specimen papers for the new GCSE. There are definitely more topics added, some of which were previously AS maths topics I believe. And since you're in year 11, you won't be taking the new papers (you can't anyway since you haven't been taught the new material).
    Thank god. I dont think i can take new topics, way too overwhelming imo
    Hows year 11 going? I started today.
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    Thank god. I dont think i can take new topics, way too overwhelming imo
    Hows year 11 going? I started today.
    It's been going all right thanks. I started three days ago.
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    It's been going all right thanks. I started three days ago.
    Thats good. What are you planning to do for a levels?
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    Thats good. What are you planning to do for a levels?
    Definitely maths, further maths and physics. What about you?
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    Definitely maths, further maths and physics. What about you?
    Maths, Economics, English lit and History
    I wish i was 100% good at maths, i would've taken further maths but i dont think i can handle it.
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    Maths, Economics, English lit and History
    I wish i was 100% good at maths, i would've taken further maths but i dont think i can handle it.
    You might be underestimating yourself. I'd recommend checking with teachers first whether or not you are capable. But anyway, your choices look like quite a healthy mix. What do you plan on doing at university?
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    You might be underestimating yourself. I'd recommend checking with teachers first whether or not you are capable. But anyway, your choices look like quite a healthy mix. What do you plan on doing at university?
    True and i will
    I want to go into law what about you?
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    True and i will
    I want to go into law what about you?
    I'm probably going to do a degree in mathematics and see where I go from there.
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    I'm probably going to do a degree in mathematics and see where I go from there.
    Banking maybe? Maths degree is very good by the way, especially from a top uni. What uni do you wish to go to?
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    Banking maybe? Maths degree is very good by the way, especially from a top uni. What uni do you wish to go to?
    It's hard to say because I haven't done much research into the courses that specific universities offer, but I'm thinking of Russell Group universities. Possibly Cambridge although it may be out of my league.
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    It's hard to say because I haven't done much research into the courses that specific universities offer, but I'm thinking of Russell Group universities. Possibly Cambridge although it may be out of my league.
    You have loads of time don't worry, and go for Cambridge
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    You have loads of time don't worry, and go for Cambridge
    Thanks, and good luck to you. Are you interested in applying to a particular university?
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    Thanks, and good luck to you too. Are you interested in applying to a particular university?
    Thank you. And im thinking of Durham or LSE
 
 
 

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