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    (Original post by techno836)
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    Hey sorry to be a pain but could you swap me from Philosophy and Ethics to OCR Maths please?


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    (Original post by Ani97)
    Has anyone else here started a new sixth form? At my school, there are loads of year 11s who haves moved up, and only a few of us newbies . Any advice for newbies, especially since the students who are already there keep talking about things that have occurred before at their school and I don't have a clue what they're on about ?


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    I haven't, but there are a few new people in my school (maybe 20 out of over 200 in the year group) and they seem to be having the same problem. My advice is, even if you're really nervous, just pick someone who seems nice and start chatting to them in lessons! Sometimes the established students don't really talk to the 'newbies' because all the new students move around together as one group and don't seem to talk to anyone else - so we just presume they don't want to talk to us! If talking to new people really makes you nervous, try and find another new person who's nice but more confident and make friends together - once you've both got friends you can drift apart into your chosen friendship groups.
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    My bag isn't very big, but I'm planning on leaving all my folders at home and organising work at home, and only taking one folder with four plastic wallets (one for each subject ), and then I can also take in all my books.
    From the sound of my teachers I doubt they'd like that and you get through an incredible amount of work at A-Level that they would want you to keep together-I have a massive folder full of paper for Geography and my teacher said we'd get through that by Christmas.Then we need to get another folder to use for after Christmas.
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    (Original post by a123a)
    Change of heart,

    can you please change ocr history to ocr A physics. Did not like history.
    no problem I have done

    (Original post by Georgiecat)
    It turns out I'm actually on Edexcel for Chemistry, not AQA like I originally thought I was. Could you switch that for me please?
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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    Hey sorry to be a pain but could you swap me from Philosophy and Ethics to OCR Maths please?


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    Not to worry I've had to change my own exam boards and stuff :lol:
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    I've decided on a similar system, I can't be arsed with trecking a tonne of stuff around all day
    Haha, that's the main reason I'm using the five folder plan.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    From the sound of my teachers I doubt they'd like that and you get through an incredible amount of work at A-Level that they would want you to keep together-I have a massive folder full of paper for Geography and my teacher said we'd get through that by Christmas.Then we need to get another folder to use for after Christmas.
    I'm going to empty the wallets each day when I get home. The folder I take to college is primarily to keep loose sheets in.
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    (Original post by pathosL)
    me too, i'm still undecided whether or not to do it really :eek:
    Me as well, i'll be sitting in first like 5 lessons or so and just seeing how it goes really ... But now i only have 1 free lesson a week ..if i don't do further, i have 4 :/
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    (Original post by peaaceandl0ve)
    Oh wow, I don’t think I’d like having lessons that short really! It wouldn’t be very good for PE, and with other lessons when you’re trying to do a past paper you’d have to shop halfway through I have five hour-long lessons per day, I like it because you have long enough to go into a good depth of a topic.
    Most of the time we have the same subject for two lessons in a row so it's like having hour long lessons. I only like having single lessons in subjects I don't like 'cause they go so quickly, but I don't have any subjects I dislike anymore
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    (Original post by techno836)
    Me as well, i'll be sitting in first like 5 lessons or so and just seeing how it goes really ... But now i only have 1 free lesson a week ..if i don't do further, i have 4 :/
    yeah I might do that too actually, and tbh i rather do 4 and get really high UMS than 5 and get average UMS and also have more time to do some voluntary work and stuffs
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    For those of you studying AQA Geography AS:

    What topics are you studying?(Did you cover them at GCSE?)
    I am studying Rivers,Population,Coasts and Energy and of course Geographical Skills.I studied Coasts in Unit 1 at GCSE and got 100% UMS and I studied Energy as part of my coursework and I got 100% raw marks for the topic but I only got an A at Geography GCSE.I didn't study Rivers and Population at GCSE.

    Where are you going on your fieldtrip?
    I am going to the Blencathra Field Studies Centre in the Lake District and apparently the top floor is haunted and the building use to be used as a hospital for tuberculosis sufferers I think.The total cost of the trip last year was £98, with students having to pay half of it-I wonder if it goes up due to inflation next year.I'm going in the February Half Term though so that means I will miss out on a week off in February, which isn't ideal but is necessary so it doesn't interfere with my other subjects.
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    Haha, that's the main reason I'm using the five folder plan.
    And now the 2 subjects a day doesn't look strange haha
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    Today I found out that whilst I'm doing Further Maths and still have to do PE, the other Further Maths class don't! How unfair?! Other than that I had a really good day. My maths teacher seems nice (and she said we can bring cake to our before school lesson on Mondays ) Chem was a bit boring but I really liked Physics, even though we got homework . The work doesn't seem too hard and is mainly just following on from GCSE. But I don't know how long that'll last for!
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    (Original post by SophieB1997)
    Most of the time we have the same subject for two lessons in a row so it's like having hour long lessons. I only like having single lessons in subjects I don't like 'cause they go so quickly, but I don't have any subjects I dislike anymore
    My Maths teacher told my class that we have got a 3 hour 15mins Maths lesson every week along with a 2 hour Maths lesson and I am pretty sure Further Maths is on the same day-Thats going to be a mathsfest, which I shouldn't be surprised by considering half my subjects are Maths

    I get my timetable tomorrow so I will know when all my lessons are and when tutorial is and what room it is in.I was planning to have a lie in tomorrow and collect my timetable tomorrow but I need to go in to type up my illegible Geography Homework-I don't understand why teachers can't read my work because the examiners were fine with it for my exams.How can you get an A* in English if your writing is illegible:confused:
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    (Original post by pathosL)
    yeah I might do that too actually, and tbh i rather do 4 and get really high UMS than 5 and get average UMS and also have more time to do some voluntary work and stuffs
    Yeah i know what you mean, that and i may have to put more effort into physics, as my first lesson was rather horrible, although i may just be a bit rusty
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    (Original post by techno836)
    Yeah i know what you mean, that and i may have to put more effort into physics, as my first lesson was rather horrible, although i may just be a bit rusty
    i have physics and chemistry tomorrow, what did you guys do? the first thing from the book?
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    I'm going to empty the wallets each day when I get home. The folder I take to college is primarily to keep loose sheets in.
    You do know that your teacher will go round marking it to see how you are progressing:confused:Unless that's just my College because if I look on the Handbook it says that Files will be checked on these weeks etc:confused:
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    My Maths teacher told my class that we have got a 3 hour 15mins Maths lesson every week along with a 2 hour Maths lesson and I am pretty sure Further Maths is on the same day-Thats going to be a mathsfest, which I shouldn't be surprised by considering half my subjects are Maths
    That's a lot of Maths! I have at least 6 hours a week of Maths (including Further) but I could have more as I've only had one of my teachers so far and when I have the others they might organise more lessons before or after school. I love Maths but a lesson at 8.15 on a Monday morning does not sound very appealing.
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    (Original post by pathosL)
    i have physics and chemistry tomorrow, what did you guys do? the first thing from the book?
    no as we are doing the mechanics exam after Christmas and our OCR A textbooks haven't come yet, so we did a lesson on S I units, standard form and percentage errors and uncertainties

    chemistry i have two teachers one teaching module 1 the other doing module 2 i've had both teachers and in one lesson we went over maths stuff and equation regarding mols .. n= m/Mr

    and in the other we did orbitals which sadly a few of my class found confusing :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    You do know that your teacher will go round marking it to see how you are progressing:confused:Unless that's just my College because if I look on the Handbook it says that Files will be checked on these weeks etc:confused:
    But I have books that I'm going to take in every day...? I'm not really sure what you're trying to say, sorry, haha.
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    Really? Ours was chaos from day one I can't see sixth form being any different, most people have stopped on, should be more of a laugh though I guess.

    I wouldn't call someone off that show a celebrity exactly
    The behavior in my Secondary School was outrageous most of the time-lots of times heads of years, important people had to come in and have a shout at us.

    My Geography teacher had been completely run down by the fact he was getting interrupted every 5 minutes-you couldn't really get much worse.

    I certainly feel I could have done a lot better in Geography if the class had behaved and another persons parents complained.

    However, the behavior has been exceptional at College and I don't understand it and I have had troublemakers in my classes at College but they have behaved, which is extremely unusual for them.
 
 
 
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