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    (Original post by marshal12)
    Hi wanted to ask that you know on the enrollment day for college/sixthform..is it only for the people who have applied and got placemnets already??
    Hello, the enrolment day for my sixth form was on the same day as GCSE results. It all depends on your school, as at mine, they said people who had not yet been offered a place, could come along on the day and see whether there were any spare spaces (caused by people missing the grades to get into sixth form).

    I'm sorry I can't be of much help on this issue, but I would advise ringing the sixth form you applied to.
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    (Original post by Daily Crisis)
    Hello,

    I'm going to be studying Law, Psychology and English Language A Level (AQA).

    I was just wondering what I could do to prepare for A Levels either in general and/or for these particular subjects.

    Thanks
    Hi,

    I would just suggest reading through the specification for each of your subjects.
    Then maybe (if you are going to a sixth form that was part of your secondary school) email teachers in those departments to see what books they recommend getting. If you are doing (AQA A) psychology, I would suggest buying the complete companions textbook if you don't have these at school.

    I don't know whether they offered Law and Psychology at GCSE at your school, and if so, whether you did them for GCSE. But if they were not offered then don't worry about preparing too much for them at A level as everyone will be starting from scratch, if that makes sense? and the teachers should introduce you to the subject nicely
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    Still happy to answer questions

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    Hi.
    I'm a seventeen year old Iraqi-American currently living in Syria. I have just done my igcses and was on the verge of deciding what to do for my final year of school. My school here in Syria does the igcse examinations a year later than the uk so I'll have to do my A-Levels in one year. Also to put a greater strain on things, we hardly have any teachers here and I'll have to self study two of the three A-Levels I plan on doing.


    I want to do; Maths,History & Economics. I can get a great Maths teacher and can find someone to teach me AS Economics however I’ll be left on my own for A2 Economics & all of History.
    I know most of you probably think I’m crazy for doing this all in one year but I really am left with no choice. I am a hardworker and I’m willing to put all the effort in and make sacrifices to obtain good grades. Realistically speaking, is this possible? I’m thinking of signing up with the National Extension College or Oxford Online Learning for distance learning fast track A-levels.

    Any advice or words of motivation or appreciated guys. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Hello,

    I have just finished my A-Levels.
    I would be happy to answer any questions you have about a-levels, revision, tips, specific subject questions and sixth form/college life.

    The AS subjects I took were: Biology, Geography, History, Psychology, Critical Thinking
    The A2 subjects I took were: Geography (EDEXCEL) , History (EDEXCEL), Psychology (AQA A)
    Do you recommend to start going over class work from the very start??
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    (Original post by Abdo332)
    Hi.
    I'm a seventeen year old Iraqi-American currently living in Syria. I have just done my igcses and was on the verge of deciding what to do for my final year of school. My school here in Syria does the igcse examinations a year later than the uk so I'll have to do my A-Levels in one year. Also to put a greater strain on things, we hardly have any teachers here and I'll have to self study two of the three A-Levels I plan on doing.


    I want to do; Maths,History & Economics. I can get a great Maths teacher and can find someone to teach me AS Economics however I’ll be left on my own for A2 Economics & all of History.
    I know most of you probably think I’m crazy for doing this all in one year but I really am left with no choice. I am a hardworker and I’m willing to put all the effort in and make sacrifices to obtain good grades. Realistically speaking, is this possible? I’m thinking of signing up with the National Extension College or Oxford Online Learning for distance learning fast track A-levels.

    Any advice or words of motivation or appreciated guys. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    Nothing's impossible, so I'm sure you could do it
    What exam board would you be studying for History, as I may be able to advise you if you need to know anything specific about the subject.
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    i have finished my a levels.
    my advice to anyone who is about to start as year or has just finished it.
    Use the summer holidays to your advantage to work, okay by all means go on holiday and rest but try and prepare for the next year by doing notes etc.
    In my opinion you could self teach your self about half of the content you will learn through your teachers. Also September to December is important if you haven't done much in the summer.
    January to june should be used to memorise and to go over things you may not have understood before

    ps i did physics maths f .maths and chemistry so can't really speak for econ or languages.
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    (Original post by Marcusroye98)
    Do you recommend to start going over class work from the very start??
    Yes, this is a good idea Ilovemaths96 (post 48) seems to answer this question well.
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Bump.

    Still happy to answer questions

    Hey, I'm starting AS English literature, History, Psychology / Drama & Politics - I have a few questions to ask if that's okay?

    1. What is the workload like for AS level in general? I'm the kind of person who was able to get really good grades throughout GCSEs without doing that much homework and I only studied during exam season - am I going to struggle with the amount of work I'll have to do?

    2. You did psychology right? I'm stuck between this and Drama and I'm not sure if doing drama will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group uni and if I'm better of doing psychology?

    3. What was a-level history like? I really enjoyed history in GCSEs and often got Bs, As & A*s. Is it a really massive jump between the two? I'm also worried about exams as I've realised that with history you often have to write a lot in such a small space of time - does this happen at a-level too?

    Sorry for the essay
    & thank you in advance
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Nothing's impossible, so I'm sure you could do it
    What exam board would you be studying for History, as I may be able to advise you if you need to know anything specific about the subject.

    Thank you for your reply! I'll be using the National Extension College and I believe it is Edexcel?

    These are the topics I will take for AS & A2:

    Unit 1: Historical theme in breadth (Option F: The expansion and challenge of nationalism)


    Unit 2: British history depth study (Option D: The British Empire challenged)


    Unit 3: Depth studies and associated historical controversies (Challenging authority: protest, reform and response in Britain c.1760–1830)


    Unit 4: Historical Enquiry (Modern British history: representation and democracy in Britain c.1830–1931)





    I'm being a little put off with the British history though. How is it?
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Are you doing edexcel history?
    No, OCR
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    (Original post by CBftw)
    Hey, I'm starting AS English literature, History, Psychology / Drama & Politics - I have a few questions to ask if that's okay?

    1. What is the workload like for AS level in general? I'm the kind of person who was able to get really good grades throughout GCSEs without doing that much homework and I only studied during exam season - am I going to struggle with the amount of work I'll have to do?

    2. You did psychology right? I'm stuck between this and Drama and I'm not sure if doing drama will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group uni and if I'm better of doing psychology?

    3. What was a-level history like? I really enjoyed history in GCSEs and often got Bs, As & A*s. Is it a really massive jump between the two? I'm also worried about exams as I've realised that with history you often have to write a lot in such a small space of time - does this happen at a-level too?

    Sorry for the essay
    & thank you in advance
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    1) There is obviously more of a workload even though you are doing less subjects, but I honestly wouldn't worry. Although there is a big step up, everyone will be in the same boat and teachers will ease you into a-levels.

    2) I think Drama is what you call a “soft” subject to some universities, so you may be better off doing psychology. However, if you were going to drop drama after AS then that would be ok, as then all your subjects at A2 would be fine. Do whatever you enjoy more but I would recommend psychology more (but I guess I'm biased too!)

    3) History is fine. The essays are long and you have to write a lot (for example, at A2 for edexcel, you get one 30 mark question and one 40 mark question with 2hrs to answer. Personally I would say that there is sufficient time to answer the questions, and you don't feel too pressured.

    Hope that helps. Let me know if you want to know anything else
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    (Original post by Abdo332)
    Thank you for your reply! I'll be using the National Extension College and I believe it is Edexcel?

    These are the topics I will take for AS & A2:

    Unit 1: Historical theme in breadth (Option F: The expansion and challenge of nationalism)


    Unit 2: British history depth study (Option D: The British Empire challenged)


    Unit 3: Depth studies and associated historical controversies (Challenging authority: protest, reform and response in Britain c.1760–1830)


    Unit 4: Historical Enquiry (Modern British history: representation and democracy in Britain c.1830–1931)





    I'm being a little put off with the British history though. How is it?
    It seems as though all of the options you are taking are to do with Britain. I didn't do any of the options you're doing so I'm afraid I can't advise. If you're less keen on the British history why can't you pick the other options? There's lots to choose from
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Hi

    1) There is obviously more of a workload even though you are doing less subjects, but I honestly wouldn't worry. Although there is a big step up, everyone will be in the same boat and teachers will ease you into a-levels.

    2) I think Drama is what you call a “soft” subject to some universities, so you may be better off doing psychology. However, if you were going to drop drama after AS then that would be ok, as then all your subjects at A2 would be fine. Do whatever you enjoy more but I would recommend psychology more (but I guess I'm biased too!)

    3) History is fine. The essays are long and you have to write a lot (for example, at A2 for edexcel, you get one 30 mark question and one 40 mark question with 2hrs to answer. Personally I would say that there is sufficient time to answer the questions, and you don't feel too pressured.

    Hope that helps. Let me know if you want to know anything else
    Thank you for answering my questions with so much detail, you've helped a lot!
    I think I may choose to do psychology as it's a totally new subject to me (done gcse drama) I would love to learn something new

    One last question? (I promise ) What is college life like in terms of socialising? I'm moving to a sixth form college this September and I'm worried about making new friends, do people tend to be more friendly and less judgemental?
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    (Original post by CBftw)
    Thank you for answering my questions with so much detail, you've helped a lot!
    I think I may choose to do psychology as it's a totally new subject to me (done gcse drama) I would love to learn something new

    One last question? (I promise ) What is college life like in terms of socialising? I'm moving to a sixth form college this September and I'm worried about making new friends, do people tend to be more friendly and less judgemental?
    I'm glad it helped you
    People are very friendly on the first day of AS. You will be absolutely fine. Just say "Hello" to a person you are sitting/standing next to and you'll have friends in no time. Everyone is willing to talk to new people. I stayed at the sixth form attached to my secondary school and I was happy to talk to and make new friends, so I'm sure others will be the same towards you. After a couple of weeks, groups do begin to appear, but that doesn't matter when you will have already made friends - everyone will still be just as friendly
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    I also finished a levels this year.

    i did maths -edxcel,physics-edexcel, psychology-aqa and economics-edexcel at AS but dropped economics at A2. so feel free to ask me any questions too if you wish.
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    (Original post by DocdoLITTLE)
    I also finished a levels this year.

    i did maths,physics, psychology and economics at AS but dropped economics at A2. so feel free to ask me any questions too if you wish.
    hey

    what exam board did you do for Psychology - was it AQA A? If so, how did you find the exam?
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    (Original post by DocdoLITTLE)
    I also finished a levels this year.

    i did maths,physics, psychology and economics at AS but dropped economics at A2. so feel free to ask me any questions too if you wish.
    Why did you drop economics? is it boring? is it hard? and how much maths does it include?
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    hey

    what exam board did you do for Psychology - was it AQA A? If so, how did you find the exam?
    yup! both exams were pretty decent, really hoping for an A* in ?psychology:rolleyes: how did you find it and what topics did you do for unit 3 and 4?
 
 
 
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