GCSE Choices? Watch
You sound a bit like me - I did harder ones and threw P.E. in there for a bit of a break - you'll thank yourself for it at the end of the year (I couldn't take another academic subject with mine at the moment - too much pressure!) . Especially as G.C.S.E's don't come into the grand scheme of things so much.
Just revise WHY Lib Refs were introduced very well...
If it doesn't come up, oh well, but I think Lib Refs = Defo
Well that explains a lot
haha but ok
But I'm not interested in anything science related and I'm
not the best at science.
I would've killed to do triple science though
I was only joking about the 7A*s, sour grapes I suppose
But do as well as you can, the more A*s, the better the uni.
How wrong you are. Top 10 unis get such an infulx of applicants with AAA or AAAA predictions so GCSEs are looked at extremely highly, more highly than the Personal Statement in a lot of cases. GCSEs do comprehend jobs because unis decide upon your application via GCSEs and Unis are the pathway to a good job.
OP: Do not listen to this person. Do well in your GCSEs and if you are as academic as you say you are, you should expect 8+ A*s. Good luck
I meant that the choices of GCSE didn't really matter or comperehend jobs.
But the grades definitely do, try and get as many A's and A*s as possible which are quite easy to get if you work hard consistently throughout the 2 years.
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I'm a very academic student and have high aspirations etc. I was just wondering if you think my GCSE choices are suitable. I mean, I'm not really sure what I'd like to do when I'm older yet, but I'll definatley be off to university and I'd like to go to a top university; I have looked into it and like the look of Nottingham, and a few others. Anyway, I'd really appreciate it if you'd just look over my choices? I don't want to get a GCSE in something that won't help me in the future. I know they don't look at GCSE subjects too closely, but it all helps at the end of the day.
So, at my school you have to take;
English (2 GCSE's)
And I'm thinking of also taking:
I know Drama isn't exactly the best subject to take at GCSE (academics wise) but after a heavy load of Geography AND History (you're only supposed to take one humanities subject but i'm 'gifted' so I get to take more than one) so I thought Drama would be a good way of gaining confidence and just having fun. I also have a passion for theatre and it's something I've always enjoyed and acheived very highly in.
i would really appreciate your feedback? x
You will have chosen the exact same combination I chose back in 2005!
I enjoyed them lots... Geography and History, challenging and interesting, balanced by Drama which was a good outlet from classroom academia. Not a doss subject though, I worked hard to get an A in it. Well, French is good also- always useful to have a modern foreign language. This combination gives you a wide scope of opprtunities for A-level and university [even though you do not necessarily want to think that far ahead] So good luck, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Definitely take drama if you enjoy it. Taking drama will not hinder you whatsoever, and will if anything look better on a CV showing that you have extra breadth to your studies (I'm taking A-level music alongside my science/maths subjects for this reason).
And I wish I was lucky enough to not have had to endure a technology. I did food tech. A whole year down the pan; when I started year 11, I just kind of quit food tech to study extra maths, which has turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made.
Seriously, for an academic person like you or me, a technology is hell. My food tech consisted of not much more than making crappy apple crumbles and spending hours and hours drawing tuna mayo butties on Microsoft Paint, and I've heard that all the others are no worse.
But the combination you've put sounds great: good luck with them!
With respect, once you get to A level no one really cares what you've dome for GCSE.
Also, had I not been forced into taking a technology that would have been my exact options.
As it stood I took French, History, Drama and Textiles (compulsory :P)
Anyway, enough rambling about my own subjects-GCSEs are long gone for me. Well, not that long gone, but hey. They were good while it lasted. But yeah, your subjects are good. Drama's not so good, but you're passionate about it which is what matters, and doing both Geograhy and History is something I wouldn't do, but if you're "gifted" then it won't be a problem. And I obviously can't speak from experience about doing either of them. French is a very good subject to have-Languages are always good to have, and for Cambridge (if you're considering that!) a language GCSE at least is compulsary.
Another thing is that you already have business with your business and communication systems, so maybe do both History and French, but not Business Studies? However, that's kinda hypocritical of me, seeing as I chose to do RS when I knew I was going to have Religion and Philosophy lessons too. Though that was 1 lesson a week, and basically the General Studies of the GCSE years. Except we didn't get a GCSE out of it, good or otherwise.
Oh, while I remember, one thing to take into account is that for A-Levels, to do French you need the GCSE, for History you don't necessarily. Well, that's the case at my school, I don't know about yours, as the topics are completely different at my school for GCSE and A-Level. If, at your school, they're the same, then what I've just said is probably useless, and you'll need the GCSE for the A-Level, so this point is redundant.
Basically, just go with your interests. Probably exactly what you DON'T want to hear. If you're considering languages, or something international, in the future, then do French. If you're more intersted in humanities and just want to do French as it's another language, then do History. Both are very good subjects to have, and neither will disadvantage you...though French might restrict you more, as you only need one language (unless you want to do Languages) and is needed for less subjects, as History is useful for all essay-based subjects, like Law. However, it's really A-Levels that mean the most, and if you're not considering any of them for A-Level, then either one is good.
Good luck xx
1) u cant get a revision guide for it
2) there is not enuf time in the exams
3) the syllabus is not specific and accurate so much that isnt on the syllabus comes up
Also, the practical? Pick your group wisely. Going with your friends can have it's benefits, sure, but just as many problems come with it. Some of my friends still have arguments about what goes on during lessons to this day and it's just not worth it. You need fresh ideas and positive input, and sometimes your mates will just think exactly like you.
Don't think I'm saying 'Don't take Drama, it's horrible' because it's not, it is one of my best choices in my opinion. Just be prepared to know it's not an easy subject, it is just as hard and can be even harder than some others.
Anyway, good luck and I hope all of your GCSE's go well for you!