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    Hi guys! I'm rainbowcthulu. I'm taking 11/12 GCSEs (one is a level 2 certificate) in these subjects:

    English Literature (AQA)
    English Language (AQA)
    Maths (Edexcel)
    Further Maths (Edexcel Level 2 Certificate)
    Biology (AQA)
    Chemistry (OCR)
    Physics (AQA)
    Computer Science (OCR)
    Business Studies (OCR)
    French (Edexcel)
    Geography (WJEC)
    Product Design (WJEC)

    My favourite subjects are Maths, Computer Science, Biology and Physics and I hope to get into King's College London Mathematics School next year to do A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics. I'd really, really like to go to Cambridge University to study Computer Science, and specialise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

    I don't think it'd be true to say I'm not nervous about the new GCSEs, but I try and just take each day as it comes and try to maximise my learning. I try and forget when the teachers in assembly say "Year 11 only X days until your exams start!"
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    (Original post by rainbowcthulu)
    Hi guys! I'm rainbowcthulu. I'm taking 11/12 GCSEs (one is a level 2 certificate) in these subjects:

    English Literature (AQA)
    English Language (AQA)
    Maths (Edexcel)
    Further Maths (Edexcel Level 2 Certificate)
    Biology (AQA)
    Chemistry (OCR)
    Physics (AQA)
    Computer Science (OCR)
    Business Studies (OCR)
    French (Edexcel)
    Geography (WJEC)
    Product Design (WJEC)

    My favourite subjects are Maths, Computer Science, Biology and Physics and I hope to get into King's College London Mathematics School next year to do A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics. I'd really, really like to go to Cambridge University to study Computer Science, and specialise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

    I don't think it'd be true to say I'm not nervous about the new GCSEs, but I try and just take each day as it comes and try to maximise my learning. I try and forget when the teachers in assembly say "Year 11 only X days until your exams start!"
    Hi rainbowcthulu!

    It seems like you have created a clear path for yourself, which is definitely good! The assemblies are only to scare those who are not inclined to do work, into doing work, but it seems like you're pretty confident, so I doubt that's the case for you I too am interested in computer science, and I am actually planning on taking the same A-level subjects as you!

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by e2014)
    I have a new computer science teacher and we are starting a new controlled assessment but I'm so worried because whilst my other teacher explained it so well, the new teacher we have has a very different teaching style and I have barely any idea on how I'm meant to approach the task.
    I have a new geography teacher this year taking over our controlled assessment, and trust me she teaches it so differently to my old teacher. Every teacher has a different teaching style and it will get some time to get used to it. I'd say that if you are struggling, don't be afraid to ask your teacher for help, tell them that you are not understanding and they'll help you. If you don't want to do that, perhaps you could ask your classmates to help you with it?
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I don't see why not!



    Why are you worried about IT? (I'm guessing coursework D: )


    Yeah the coursework is so frickin annoying
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    (Original post by bjt1882)
    PC gamer? Love the username
    Yeah i play a bit of pc
    mainly console though
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    (Original post by TITAN_Y)
    Yeah the coursework is so frickin annoying
    It is, but it does reduce stress for the exam, provided you do well. Therefore, I always suggest trying to really nail the coursework, getting the highest mark you can, or the highest mark that your teacher is willing to give you.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I don't see why not!



    Why are you worried about IT? (I'm guessing coursework D: )
    Thanks
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    N.e Year 11s wreck Year Severns' Ties for them???! Eg with Scissors!!?
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    (Original post by CoolaClime Student)
    N.e Year 11s wreck Year Severns' Ties for them???! Eg with Scissors!!?
    Umm... what?
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    I'm slightly late but hi! I'm lavendermenace and I'm taking:
    • Sociology
    • Art & Design
    • Latin (with additional language)
    • Religious Studies (my school calls it Philosophy and Ethics though)
    • Graphic Products
    • Double Science
    • English Lang/Lit
    • Maths
    For A Levels I want to do:
    • Sociology
    • Latin
    • Art & Design
    • Either English Language or Politics
    I'm pretty sure they're all AQA except for science, which is OCR. I'm hoping to do a degree in Human/Social/Political sciences at Cambridge, but am also interested in both Liberal Arts and Communications.
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    (Original post by thefunmaster)
    heyy im thefunmaster im also in year 11 and from Birmingham

    im doing 11 GCSE`s

    -maths (EdExcel)
    -further maths (EdExcel)
    -english lit (AQA)
    -english lang (AQA)
    -triple science (AQA)
    -Religious studies (AQA)
    -Psychology (AQA).. interested to know who else took psychology at GCSE as its very rare
    -Drama (EdExcel)
    -Geography (OCR B)

    I am somewhat ready for my year 11 exams but im quite nervous about the new GCSEs especially for english but hopefully all goes well

    I have absolutely no clue on what I want to be as my mind changes quite frequently but subjects i enjoy is maths , religious studies and my sciences.
    hey, on the topic of psychology - how are you finding it? i sort of regret not taking it, it seems really interesting
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    (Original post by iso.lde)
    I take both core RS and Philosophy & Ethics, though whether or not my class takes an exam/full course in core RS is yet to be decided.
    Yes and yes!! History, Government and Politics, English Language, and Computer Science. What about you?
    I know, I still feel like a year seven s:
    Ahh okay
    Your a levels are fairly similar to mine! At the moment I think I want to take history, English lit, government and politics ( this depends if I get into the sixth I want), German and/or geography
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    Hey, I'm bluepearl 7from London. The subjects I'm doing for GCSEs are :
    Core/Double and Triple Science
    English lit and language
    Computer science
    Religious Studies
    French
    Statistics
    Geography
    Further maths(maybe)

    I want to study Maths, Bio, Chem and physics for A levels and I would like to become a neuroscience in the future.

    how does everyone study for Religious studies and Computer Science?
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    (Original post by bluepearl7)
    Hey, I'm bluepearl 7from London. The subjects I'm doing for GCSEs are :
    Core/Double and Triple Science
    English lit and language
    Computer science
    Religious Studies
    French
    Statistics
    Geography
    Further maths(maybe)

    I want to study Maths, Bio, Chem and physics for A levels and I would like to become a neuroscience in the future.

    how does everyone study for Religious studies and Computer Science?
    Hi! :banana: Neuroscience sounds super interesting. With regards to Computer Science, there's a youtube channel called 'Computer Science Tutor' which helped me learn everything I needed to know for year 10 mocks last year. It also helps to just generally read the news to see what's going on in the tech world and see if you can find any real-world applications for theory you may've just learnt. Also if you haven't done A453 yet, find out what programming language your school uses and practise it as much as possible! It doesn't have to be boring programs, try using resources such as an arduino or raspberry pi (if available) to make learning more physical and fun!
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    (Original post by e2014)
    I have a new computer science teacher and we are starting a new controlled assessment but I'm so worried because whilst my other teacher explained it so well, the new teacher we have has a very different teaching style and I have barely any idea on how I'm meant to approach the task.
    You're on AQA and doing it in vb programming language right? (I think that was you...)
    pm me at any time if you need any help (no guarantee I'll reply quickly though because I'm really bad at replying to pms lol)
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    (Original post by Jamie Vardy)
    GCSEs are easy peasy. Didn't revise and passed.
    Ok good for you
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    (Original post by beanzz)
    hey, on the topic of psychology - how are you finding it? i sort of regret not taking it, it seems really interesting
    hey, psychology is a very interesting subject to learn definitely but our school never had a good teacher for psychology until the last term of year 10 so i wasn't quite sure about how much i really liked it.However, now its really good but requires a lot of memorising of the different case studies for each theory and definitely a lot of memorising of the key terms and stuff but other than that its a great subject ...you could opt to take it at a level if you like which is more common than taking it at GCSE.
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    (Original post by bluepearl7)
    Hey, I'm bluepearl 7from London. The subjects I'm doing for GCSEs are :
    Core/Double and Triple Science
    English lit and language
    Computer science
    Religious Studies
    French
    Statistics
    Geography
    Further maths(maybe)

    I want to study Maths, Bio, Chem and physics for A levels and I would like to become a neuroscience in the future.

    how does everyone study for Religious studies and Computer Science?
    Neuroscience wow that sounds awesome! I want to do those subjects for A levels too as I want to go into medicine. To answer your question, for religious studies i like to make a mindmap for each unit as well as flashcards on the quizlet app for the keywords. It also helps to do some past papers and make sure to time yourself, spending only 20 minutes on each question!

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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Umm... what?
    Just saying that some Year 11s cut the younger guys Ties at mine!! They object to us wearing them like they tie theirs!!
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    Hey I'm Dayoyolo and I'm from London. The subjects that I am currently taking are:
    Maths (Edexcel)
    English language (Aqa)
    English literature (Aqa)
    Chemistry (Aqa)
    Biology (Aqa)
    Physics(Aqa)
    Music(Edexcel)
    Pe (Edexcel)
    Spanish(Aqa)
    History(Wjec)

    I want to study Chemistry, Biology,Physics and Maths at A Levels to do medicine and become a doctor in the future.
    I started school on Friday and I am not ready for year 11. I am so worried about the new GCSEs for maths and English and I have a lot of coursework to complete more or less every single subject and I don't feel as though I have enough time.😁
    Does anyone have advice for the music performances and compositions and how to get A*s' on them?


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