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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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    Hi, I'm Eden and I'm a bit of a politics nerd. Whoops.
    I'm taking English Lang&Lit, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Media Studies, ICT and History. All of these are on AQA except English & Maths
    I like History and English and I want to be a lawyer.
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    (Original post by patriciaanne)
    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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    Thanks, My mocks are quite near and I am starting to worry about all the subjects.
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    I'm trying to look for medical work experience but many of the hospitals and GPs I've asked have said they haven't got any. How do I persuade them to let me shadow a doctor?
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    (Original post by Dayoyolo)
    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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    Don't worry too much about year 11! You'll get loads of help from your teachers. I want to do biology maths and chemistry in a levels so I can study medicine too. Message me anytime if you need help in english or maths, as I am sure I can help you. Anyway, sorry I can't help you with music as I do not take it, but good luck! Xx

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    (Original post by patriciaanne)
    Don't worry too much about year 11! You'll get loads of help from your teachers. I want to do biology maths and chemistry in a levels so I can study medicine too. Message me anytime if you need help in english or maths, as I am sure I can help you ( I'm top of my class, not to sound egotistical lmao). Anyway, sorry I can't help you with music as I do not take it, but good luck! Xx

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    Hey!
    How do you revise for English, Maths and science? And what marks have you been getting for Maths?
    Btw, I'm also looking for some medical work experience. I have my hospital work experience in a few weeks. But after that, I'm going to volunteer in a care home.
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    (Original post by Dayoyolo)
    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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    Regarding music, the performances are really a matter of picking a piece grade five or above (to max out the difficulty marks) and practice, practice, practice. each mistake you make is a mark docked, so it's essential you get them perfect! (I got 29/30 for Burgmüller's L'Orage, because i hit a wrong note lol, but that could cost me an a* overall due to the ridiculous boundaries - so practice until it's 100% correct)

    For compositions, I think it's best to use Sibelius (or something similar where you can write a score) and getting a melodic idea and a chord sequence down, before developing them and adding one or two contrasting sections. If you can't read music it's probably best to try to compose by ear at a piano, but by using Sibelius it means your composition is not stagnated by your ability to play it. Maybe I just find it easier because I'm a visual person more than a listening person but idk
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    (Original post by bluepearl7)
    Hey!
    How do you revise for English, Maths and science? And what marks have you been getting for Maths?
    Btw, I'm also looking for some medical work experience. I have my hospital work experience in a few weeks. But after that, I'm going to volunteer in a care home.
    For english literature I like to make character profile posters for each main character in the novel, including key quotes, character development and main themes linked to the character. I also like to watch youtube videos explaining different themes and such (e.g MrBruff on youtube). There are also some websites that are good for this: Sparknotes, cliffnotes, litcharts, shmoop. Occasionally I read the whole novel again, which is annotated with all my notes. For poetry, I pretty much do the same. As for english language, I can't help you there as we haven't started it yet (we're running behind on poetry). On my last mock, I got 99/100 on maths and I usually just do some past papers. I'm going to start making flashcards with maths techniques. For science, i make mindmaps after each unit and I do a lot of past papers.

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    Hey,
    I'm @sherlyyyn
    I like playing the piano, painting, photography, athletics, cooking, coding and writing.
    I'm taking 11 gcse's:
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    Maths (edexcel)
    Further maths (edexcel)
    English literature (AQA)
    English language(AQA)

    Chemistry (OCR)
    Biology (OCR)
    Physics (OCR)

    Religious studies (AQA)
    Geography (AQA)
    Spanish (AQA)
    Computer science (AQA)
    I think I'm ready for certain subjects, but for a few (English, Chemistry, Physics) i'm really stressed.
    My favourite subjects are Maths and Science.
    I'd like to take maths, further maths, chemistry and physics at A-Level and become a doctor.
    I like to teach people because it helps me learn too. (Inbox me GCSE questions and i'm happy to help in the subjects i'm doing!)
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    (Original post by snikerio)
    Regarding music, the performances are really a matter of picking a piece grade five or above (to max out the difficulty marks) and practice, practice, practice. each mistake you make is a mark docked, so it's essential you get them perfect! (I got 29/30 for Burgmüller's L'Orage, because i hit a wrong note lol, but that could cost me an a* overall due to the ridiculous boundaries - so practice until it's 100% correct)

    For compositions, I think it's best to use Sibelius (or something similar where you can write a score) and getting a melodic idea and a chord sequence down, before developing them and adding one or two contrasting sections. If you can't read music it's probably best to try to compose by ear at a piano, but by using Sibelius it means your composition is not stagnated by your ability to play it. Maybe I just find it easier because I'm a visual person more than a listening person but idk
    Thanks for the advice I was just really worried about not having enough time to complete the performances and compositions because we haven't started it yet. I doubt that one mistake will prevent you from getting an A* overall. I now have to find a song to sing and figure out what I'm going to do for my pieces.


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    My school doesn't have a careers adviser/coordinator but I really need help from school finding work experience. Who should I ask?
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    - Hi everyone, don't know if I'm late here, but anyway, I'm CPS23 and I'm in Year 11 obviously hahah
    - I love to sing, and play piano too. I also am a bit of a foodie and a reader
    - I'm taking:
    English Lit and Lang - AQA
    Maths - Edexcel
    Additional Science - AQA
    French - AQA
    Spanish - AQA
    History - AQA
    Philosophy (which is RS/RE) - AQA
    Drama - WJEC

    - Well, I'm four days into Year 11, and I'm already stressed but I'm determined. I just getting myself to revise now and starting to get ready for mocks in six weeks time (arghhh) The new GCSEs haven't really bothered me because I never really knew the difference before hand. The grading is the most annoying though, especially not knowing what an 5 is etc.

    - My favourite subject is English as well as Biology and Philosophy.

    - I originally wanted to become a lawyer but after a while, I lost a lot of interest for it and now I would kind of like to do something within Medicine, I wouldn't mind being a GP to be honest. A completely different career but I think it's going to be more realistic for me and worth it.

    - My goal for now is to do well in my GCSEs and get lots of A*s as well as that, I want to take the IB and do HL Biology, Chemistry & Philosophy and SL Maths, Spanish ab initio & English. Then I'll like to go to Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

    If anyone needs help with English then, I can help you!
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    (Original post by kat.e)
    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
    That's exactly what I want to do at A Levels, and the same situation for me with Government and Politics
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    (Original post by patriciaanne)
    My school doesn't have a careers adviser/coordinator but I really need help from school finding work experience. Who should I ask?
    Head of year? Forum tutor?
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    Hey! I'm Runaways, which is what you can call me, really. It sounds cool as well. I'm taking 8 GCSEs, I think.

    Maths (Higher)
    English Lit (Higher)
    English Lang (Higher)
    Chemistry (Unknown, was higher but may be foundation cause I got moved down, same for all Sciences)
    Physics
    RS
    Geography
    History

    Maths is making stress. I'm a flop at my mocks this year, I mean in Year 9 I found Maths hard so they moved me into 2nd set in Year 10, and I wasn't moved again in Year 11 which was annoying, but anyway in my mocks, I did...better than most people, but it was seriously hard for even top set so it's not just me being a little dim. And I want to get an A, which is a 7L-H? I just don't think I can get that...
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    How would you suggest revising? And taking breaks and stuff.
    Should we read over what we done in class that day as well?
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    (Original post by bjt1882)
    That's exactly what I want to do at A Levels, and the same situation for me with Government and Politics
    Aw really! It's annoying that my school doesn't offer it because otherwise I'd stay there (all girls school) as the sixth form that offer it is an all boys that accept girls into the sixthform
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    Hello! I'm Rainbow_Lippy!
    I love to code and journal, especially with calligraphy!
    I am taking 9 GCSEs :
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    Mathematics (OCR)
    English Lit and Lang (AQA)
    Spanish (AQA)
    History (AQA)
    Computing (OCR)
    Business (AQA)
    Dual Science (AQA)
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    I'm reading for year 11, maybeeeeeeeee GCSEs but definitely not learning all that English stuff for the new GCSEs! :dance::dance::dance:

    My favourite subject is computing but not the Controlled Assessment A543 that I did last year! Shoutout to anyone else who did it!

    Dream career = website designer

    And that's all of me!!!!!
 
 
 
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