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    16th: Edexcel RS unit 1
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    AS Sociology? That's pretty cool!
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the first person I've met on here doing Pliny and Nisus and Euryalus (I'm presuming?)!
    Yep that's it!!! What do you think of the pieces? and which one do you prefer?!
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    You have a fairly light week!
    Yeah thank goodness!! Next week I'm dreading having my Welsh literature and physics exam on the same day though😰


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    Probably education, but I’ve revised both
    I’m more worried for Section A because I overanalyse and overthink it WAY too much haha
    Well good luck whatever you decide....

    Just remember to go for the direct facts for Section A, with a bit of theory on 4-6 markers.

    Then again...I wrote all about the effect of feral children on families once...
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    Yeah thank goodness!! Next week I'm dreading having my Welsh literature and physics exam on the same day though😰


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    Welsh literature?! So glad I'm not in your position anymore hahaha

    One of my friends has 5 exams in one day...I have 4 on one day. Our school aren't even a competitive school, but I'm doing 31 exams...
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Well good luck whatever you decide....

    Just remember to go for the direct facts for Section A, with a bit of theory on 4-6 markers.

    Then again...I wrote all about the effect of feral children on families once...
    That’s what I’m going to try and do- I’ve done every past paper on the WJEC website and I’ve got my teacher to mark them and I’ve done well on them all, so I’m hoping that helps.

    I’m quite worried (well, not worried, but anxious) about Biology 2, I’ve done every past paper possible (except 2016 Unit 2 HT which I can’t find ANYWHERE) and I’ve done well but still, nerves always get the better of me haha.
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    (Original post by fuzz13)
    Yep that's it!!! What do you think of the pieces? and which one do you prefer?!
    I personally quite like them- I just think there is way too much- they could've got rid of Arria and the last section of N and E...(367-445). It's just SO LONG!

    But overall, I'm thinking they're fairly easy passages. I mean, the Pliny is just constant "scholarly nature" and "Pliny likes to work, but also show his duty", and Nisus and Euryalus are just Verse. I have just been told to just think everything I possibly can. Pleonasm everywhere haha
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Welsh literature?! So glad I'm not in your position anymore hahaha

    One of my friends has 5 exams in one day...I have 4 on one day. Our school aren't even a competitive school, but I'm doing 31 exams...
    It's awful omg we have to learn 12 poems and learn quotes from a novel😭 omg !! Is that even allowed? I couldn't cope with that - I thought that 2 exams were bad enough😂 wow that's a lot of exams - I only have 14😂 but I did 7 in January and 6 last summer!


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    (Original post by adamhill3)
    That’s what I’m going to try and do- I’ve done every past paper on the WJEC website and I’ve got my teacher to mark them and I’ve done well on them all, so I’m hoping that helps.

    I’m quite worried (well, not worried, but anxious) about Biology 2, I’ve done every past paper possible (except 2016 Unit 2 HT which I can’t find ANYWHERE) and I’ve done well but still, nerves always get the better of me haha.
    I got 99/100 in my Unit 1 mock for Sociology, so I am hoping for a repeat of that!

    Biology just wrecks me. Our "main" teacher does nothing but evolution and the teacher that we have once a fortnight does A-Level stuff which we don't need...

    Our class literally know nothing apart from enzymes. We are the kings and queens of enzymes
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    I personally quite like them- I just think there is way too much- they could've got rid of Arria and the last section of N and E...(367-445). It's just SO LONG!

    But overall, I'm thinking they're fairly easy passages. I mean, the Pliny is just constant "scholarly nature" and "Pliny likes to work, but also show his duty", and Nisus and Euryalus are just Verse. I have just been told to just think everything I possibly can. Pleonasm everywhere haha
    Yeah I agree! Especially the Virgil, it's so long! But not that difficult once you've learnt it. Just hoping I don't run out of time in the exams!
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    (Original post by asdfghjklgcses)
    It's awful omg we have to learn 12 poems and learn quotes from a novel😭 omg !! Is that even allowed? I couldn't cope with that - I thought that 2 exams were bad enough😂 wow that's a lot of exams - I only have 14😂 but I did 7 in January and 6 last summer!


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    The rules are that as long as the exams fit within a certain time window- I think it's between 9:00am and 4:00pm or something, then all is okay. But that sounds like a crazy subject! I mean, the language is scary enough, let alone study literature within it! I though Latin was hard enough, where you have to learn a bunch of different passages and then talk about the effects of language when there are none...
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    I felt I should create a post about the upcoming GCSE exams as no one seems to have done this yet.

    So what have you got, and let's aim to make this a place where we can all talk about our individual ones to perhaps put our minds at ease!

    So I personally have:
    16th May: WJEC Sociology Unit 1
    17th May: Edexcel French Listening/Reading
    AQA Biology Unit 1
    18th May: OCR Latin Language 1
    19th May: AQA Chemistry Unit 1
    WJEC Sociology Unit 2
    20th May: AQA Use of Maths Shape and Space
    OCR Latin Language 2


    So what about you people? What have you got this week? Spill it all!
    17th May

    French Listening (AQA) - 9:10 - 9:55
    Dual Award Biology (Edexcel) 1:45 - 3:45

    19th May

    Dual Award Chemistry (Edexcel) 9:10 - 11:10

    20th May

    Spanish Listening (AQA) - 9:10 - 9:55


    Not too bad I guess, two of them are language exams which are quite a breeze. Next week, on the other hand..
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    I got 99/100 in my Unit 1 mock for Sociology, so I am hoping for a repeat of that!

    Biology just wrecks me. Our "main" teacher does nothing but evolution and the teacher that we have once a fortnight does A-Level stuff which we don't need...

    Our class literally know nothing apart from enzymes. We are the kings and queens of enzymes
    My marks have all 90+ which are all A*s (I thought 90/100 was the boundary, apparently its only 85, according to the website, which is good!), but I need to focus on Unit 2 just as much (I’m doing Politics and Participation on that)

    And our biology teacher is so patronising and spends half of the lesson talking about something and then going ‘ah, well, i could explain why that happens but it’s A Level stuff so it doesn’t matter,’ and hasn’t even taught us Active Transport but I guess because she’s been so bad, I’ve revised loads.

    The worst one for me overall will be physics because the teacher is TERRIBLE, I’ve not learnt anything at all with him! He is so terrible, it’s hard to even describe it.

    And for English Literature, it would help if I read LotF in order to get an A* (my target) haha
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    (Original post by fuzz13)
    Yeah I agree! Especially the Virgil, it's so long! But not that difficult once you've learnt it. Just hoping I don't run out of time in the exams!
    The exams look really long, but when you actually do them, you're just regurgitating words which are common sense mostly. My biggest worry in the literature is that I don't be specific enough- instead of writing "Letter from Rectina", I'll probably write "letter" and not get the mark. That's my personal worry.
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    The rules are that as long as the exams fit within a certain time window- I think it's between 9:00am and 4:00pm or something, then all is okay. But that sounds like a crazy subject! I mean, the language is scary enough, let alone study literature within it! I though Latin was hard enough, where you have to learn a bunch of different passages and then talk about the effects of language when there are none...
    Woah imagine doing a whole 7 hours of exams! I'd just want to sleep for the rest of the day then😂 and I know! It's so hard! Can't wait to drop it :/ oh wow yeah Latin does sound hard, I can't imagine me doing to well in it - we never had the option to do it in our school!


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