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    (Original post by dumb cabbage)
    I would be over the moon if I got A!


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    I'm upset because I was a lazy **** throughout the whole of year 10
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    So instead of revising I'm sat here picking prom dresses and I am absolutely clueless hahahahaha


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    Aww, well, I hope you get in. Good luck but seriously, 8 A*-C!? Wow, that's high. Oo0.

    For my school's 6F, you'll need 5 A*-Cs and at least a B in the subject you want.

    The college is basically the same except you'll need 6 A*-Cs and Bs in the subject u want.

    The other 6F needs you to get 6 A*-Bs and at least a B in the subject you want.

    FM is an exception though cause you'll need an A or A* in them.

    Are you hoping to do politics in the future?
    Thank you! I know

    No I'm not planning on doing Politics in the future, I'll probably end up dropping it at A2 (that or Sociology, but then again it's quite hard to tell at this stage)
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    42 days till my first exam (French) and I've just started revising - its only just sunk in
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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    Yeah, I've done my biology and chemistry gcse last year. What about you?


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    Nah, it's fine! I've done my English Lang, ICT and Drama iGCSEs so .... Yeah

    (Original post by Kai Diawara)
    I did chemistry. wanted A* but got an A . I'll retake it in year 12
    Good luck! You'll do great
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    Have any of you ever been on a Justin Craig revision course before? What's it like?
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    (Original post by LeFeuilly)
    Nah, it's fine! I've done my English Lang, ICT and Drama iGCSEs so .... Yeah



    Good luck! You'll do great
    Thank you, but apparently universities don't like gcse retakes so im not sure
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    (Original post by Kai Diawara)
    Thank you, but apparently universities don't like gcse retakes so im not sure
    Honestly, retakes are alright - they don't necessarily mean you'e a poor student. Instead, they show to universities etc. that you were dissatisfied with whatever grade you got and decided to do something about it; it shows initiative, if anything.

    For example, a bunch of people who got A's in my school last year for our English Lang exam decided to retake it to see if they could hit an A*. Like you, it doesn't mean they're bad - they're just determined to reach their own personal expectations which some universities may like
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    (Original post by LeFeuilly)
    Honestly, retakes are alright - they don't necessarily mean you'e a poor student. Instead, they show to universities etc. that you were dissatisfied with whatever grade you got and decided to do something about it; it shows initiative, if anything.

    For example, a bunch of people who got A's in my school last year for our English Lang exam decided to retake it to see if they could hit an A*. Like you, it doesn't mean they're bad - they're just determined to reach their own personal expectations which some universities may like
    Its because I want to do biochemistry at oxford/imperial so competition is so fierce. so I need as many stars as possible
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    (Original post by Kai Diawara)
    Its because I want to do biochemistry at oxford/imperial so competition is so fierce. so I need as many stars as possible
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....

    Well personally, I don't think doing a retake will hinder your chances of getting accepted. I mean - and this is taken from the biochemistry requirement page on the Oxford Uni website:

    • A-levels: A*AA with A* in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics
    • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
    • IB: 39 (including core points) with 7 in HL Chemistry and 6 in two other relevant subjects at HL or SL
    • Or any other equivalent

    Candidates are expected to have Chemistry to A-level, Advanced Higher, or Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent, plus another science or Mathematics. Biology and Mathematics to at least AS-level, Scottish Higher or Standard Level in the IB (Mathematical Methods, not Mathematical Studies) or any other equivalent can be helpful to students in completing the course, although they are not required for admission.
    So, to summarise, GCSEs are important and admission tutors do look at them. However, they aren't as important as the subjects you choose to do at A-Level; a retake shouldn't have any affect on your chances of being accepted
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    (Original post by LeFeuilly)
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....

    Well personally, I don't think doing a retake will hinder your chances of getting accepted. I mean - and this is taken from the biochemistry requirement page on the Oxford Uni website:

    • A-levels: A*AA with A* in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics
    • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
    • IB: 39 (including core points) with 7 in HL Chemistry and 6 in two other relevant subjects at HL or SL
    • Or any other equivalent

    Candidates are expected to have Chemistry to A-level, Advanced Higher, or Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent, plus another science or Mathematics. Biology and Mathematics to at least AS-level, Scottish Higher or Standard Level in the IB (Mathematical Methods, not Mathematical Studies) or any other equivalent can be helpful to students in completing the course, although they are not required for admission.
    So, to summarise, GCSEs are important and admission tutors do look at them. However, they aren't as important as the subjects you choose to do at A-Level; a retake shouldn't have any affect on your chances of being accepted
    Thanks for the advice and the provided info. much appreciated .
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    (Original post by semise)
    42 days till my first exam (French) and I've just started revising - its only just sunk in

    same same same (( is your french AQA? 42 days... i just cried. I had a countdown on my phone but it depressed me so i deleted it...
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    (Original post by Kai Diawara)
    Thanks for the advice and the provided info. much appreciated .
    You're welcome Anything to help a fellow student.
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    I hate it when our school changes teachers so quickly. It's all very well that a few have complained, but now the new one won't have a clue where we're at. It's pretty important now, too.

    Who knows, it might turn out alright - I just wish they'd give us more notice.
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    I hate it when our school changes teachers so quickly. It's all very well that a few have complained, but now the new one won't have a clue where we're at. It's pretty important now, too.

    Who knows, it might turn out alright - I just wish they'd give us more notice.
    At least they change your teachers when people complain...

    We have a teacher that can't teach so we don't learn anything in her class...
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    How is everyone revising for English Lit? I want to do past papers but there don't seem to be any for my exam board with the correct poetry, play and novel that I'm studying as I think we're the first year to do it on this exam board (Cambridge IGCSE) I really need to get an A for English Lit as I plan to study it for A Level but in my other subjects I usually rely on past papers to revise so I don't know what to do now
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    How much revision is everyone gonna do over Easter?

    I'm thinking 4 hours a day..


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    Is anyone doing ocr geography?


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    (Original post by aha1)
    same same same (( is your french AQA? 42 days... i just cried. I had a countdown on my phone but it depressed me so i deleted it...
    Ahh no, I do Edexcel
    Countdowns make me even more stressed so deleting it was probably for the best
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    How much revision is everyone gonna do over Easter?

    I'm thinking 4 hours a day..


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    That's what I've been doing so far, but it doesn't feel like I've done enough, so I'm probably going to raise it to 6 hours - spread out through the day.
    Are you mainly doing exam-style questions or making revision notes?
 
 
 
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