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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I just think I wont have time for it if I'm doing 4A2s next year
    Well you could do it over the summer. I wouldn't let that stop you, but...
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    My school is trying to tell people that to apply to Oxbridge you must do an epq, is that actually true?
    Compulsory for everyone at my college, but almost completely useless. Extra stuff like that can't hurt but is largely ignored.
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    My school is trying to tell people that to apply to Oxbridge you must do an epq, is that actually true?
    Nope, it's interesting and shows evidence of wider reading, but there's no obligation at all! This from Cambridge's website:

    'We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage applicants to undertake one, as it will help to develop independent study and research skills, which will ease the transition from school/college to higher education. However, completion of an Extended Project won't be a requirement of any offer made.'
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    Hi guys

    I decided to move to a grammar school 6th form in hopes to achieve better grades and better outcome of 6th form life. Yes I know its only the beginning of as level but im finding chemistry and biology quite difficult...in the mini topic tests we do I got a C in biology and an E in the chemistry to be honest I wasnt that worried because to me I know where I can improve and where I went wrong but however my parents are really worried and think that I won't achieve the best grades at a level and will completely come out with C's and D's are they overreacting? Or is it just me? In my opinion I feel like their comments have stressed me out I know I can achieve my potential but now after having a lecture from my parents im not so sure

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    (Original post by Cluck)
    Compulsory for everyone at my college, but almost completely useless. Extra stuff like that can't hurt but is largely ignored.
    It's hardly useless. It's probably one of the more useful things you can do, but it's certainly not required for any university entry

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    ok thank god
    Doesn't appeal to you then?
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    Chemistry's so easy, it's so fun :ahee: I have a ridiculously fun teacher. He's a bit sexist, which is off putting, but that doesn't come up an awful lot.
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    My school is trying to tell people that to apply to Oxbridge you must do an epq, is that actually true?
    From what I gathered, it makes for an interesting discussion with your interviewer but it definitely isn't necessary.
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    I've been learning ancient Greek. It's pretty damn awesome.
    πολυσπαστον - polyspaston - crane
    ομοιοτελευτον - homoiteleuton - a literary feature, involving similar endings.
    Λακεδαεμον - Lacedaemon - Sparta
    Some of my favourite words :3
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    I've been learning ancient Greek. It's pretty damn awesome.
    πολυσπαστον - polyspaston - crane
    ομοιοτελευτον - homoiteleuton - a literary feature, involving similar endings.
    Λακεδαεμον - Laecadaemon - Sparta
    Some of my favourite words :3
    I love Greek :ahee: I don't know enough of it.
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    (Original post by simmy123)
    Hi guys

    I decided to move to a grammar school 6th form in hopes to achieve better grades and better outcome of 6th form life. Yes I know its only the beginning of as level but im finding chemistry and biology quite difficult...in the mini topic tests we do I got a C in biology and an E in the chemistry to be honest I wasnt that worried because to me I know where I can improve and where I went wrong but however my parents are really worried and think that I won't achieve the best grades at a level and will completely come out with C's and D's are they overreacting? Or is it just me? In my opinion I feel like their comments have stressed me out I know I can achieve my potential but now after having a lecture from my parents im not so sure

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    I did poorly in my physics tests (U I think ) but I'm sure with a bit of revision I can get things up, if it wasn't for added pressure to improve I'd be fine. I don't find the work particularly hard, I just need to time manage to more effectively revise so it can all go in. It's still the first term yet, get into a proper time schedule and go over the topics you struggle with, I'm sure you can figure it out, I redid my math test and went from 30 to 80 something percent now to sort out physics... It's strange finding your best subjects hard.

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    So far I have got in my tests:

    C1 - C, was happy with that though as it was still 3rd highest, only one person scraped a B in the whole year!

    Chem - B, once again quite pleased as most people came out with Us. Think I got 3rd highest again.

    C2/M1 - Only did this test on the last day so no mark yet, but I found the M1 part went well, and C2 was a bit trickier.

    Physics - Not done yet.
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    My school is trying to tell people that to apply to Oxbridge you must do an epq, is that actually true?
    It's not necessary or required. It will only be useful it if is related to the subject you are applying for.
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    Feel I can finally relax for a bit now!

    Had the EU Mock Council in Stormont yesterday, we represented France and it was a great day! :france:
    Now I can focus more solely on school work and other things I want to do outside of school: read, SMC, learn Italian and Spanish etc... as well as keep going with D1 on Further Maths! Really enjoying 6th year!
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Integrity? :dontknow::lol: I might see if I can get one to see what it's about.
    I browsed over a crumpet and some muesli (yarharhar) and it's nothing that I didn't know already but I found it a tiny bit helpful. It included some good books I could look at for chemistry but if it wasn't for the fact it included information about Oxbridge colleges it's just a general advice book for uni applications, in my opinion!
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    (Original post by Pabblethefish)
    I browsed over a crumpet and some muesli (yarharhar) and it's nothing that I didn't know already but I found it a tiny bit helpful. It included some good books I could look at for chemistry but if it wasn't for the fact it included information about Oxbridge colleges it's just a general advice book for uni applications, in my opinion!
    Oh, that's good then. From the title I did expect it to actually suggest that Oxbridge interviews include ridiculous questions such as that (obviously I've never experienced one, but from what I hear they don't ).
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    (Original post by simmy123)
    Hi guys

    I decided to move to a grammar school 6th form in hopes to achieve better grades and better outcome of 6th form life. Yes I know its only the beginning of as level but im finding chemistry and biology quite difficult...in the mini topic tests we do I got a C in biology and an E in the chemistry to be honest I wasnt that worried because to me I know where I can improve and where I went wrong but however my parents are really worried and think that I won't achieve the best grades at a level and will completely come out with C's and D's are they overreacting? Or is it just me? In my opinion I feel like their comments have stressed me out I know I can achieve my potential but now after having a lecture from my parents im not so sure

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    Yeah your parents are overreacting. My mum is exactly the same because of my grades are so low compared to my gcse ones. Don't forget the gcse ones developed over 2 years. It's been about 5 weeks so far.
    Everyone in our class had Us and Ds in chem- it's meant to be one of the hardest in the beginning because of all the new stuff-you'll get used to it though we just need more practice. We've been revising and doing stuff we know at gcse for a long time i think we need to get used to learning new stuff again aha, but please don't worry Focus on what your lecturers feel you need to do because you've chosen subjects you like or want to do so the lecturer's opinion and your own matters more, no disrespect to your parents You can ask your lecturers anything you're stuck on-it'll still take some time getting used to so don't worry about getting as much help as you like from them.
    I found biol so different to gcse but it's the same here-the first few weeks are like the foundation that we'll expand on the future-it won't always be like this. There's gonna be topics that are harder than others anyway
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    where has the neg button gone ???? :lolwut:
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    Got 88% in my first chemistry test :awesome:
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    (Original post by cmorga1)
    Got 88% in my first chemistry test :awesome:
    :woo:

    Well done, were the marks lost on tiny wording errors?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :woo:

    Well done, were the marks lost on tiny wording errors?
    A couple were yeah one was also lost because I stupidly forgot to include state symbols on one of the easier questions but overall I was very happy with the result, really enjoying chemistry
 
 
 
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