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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    It's actually quite confusing where I live....

    I go to an academic "sixth form" college (where the vast majority of people do A levels). But the name "sixth form" doesn't really make sense seeing as we number our secondary schools years "years 7-11" rather than "years 1-5".

    So then there are the vocational "further education" colleges. Although confusingly FE is a term that's used to refer to anything between GCSEs and Uni which is Higher Education...

    But to add to that, a lot (perhaps a majority) of the secondary schools in my area have decided it's fashionable to stick "colllege" in their name. So my secondary school renamed itself "Chamberlayne College for the Arts". (It supposedly has a "specialism" in the performing arts, but it's by no means a place you go to primarily study drama/dance/music)
    Greg, that was an AWFUL explanation
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    (Original post by such_a_lady)
    Greg, that was an AWFUL explanation
    **Greg goes and cries in the corner**

    At least it was in English, not German or Spanish
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    thoughts of suicide as I'm correcting my personal statement.

    at least it will all be over in erm (7 + 3)

    TEN DAYS. then life can finally resume itself to its own accord

    YAY -_-

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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    It's actually quite confusing where I live....

    I go to an academic "sixth form" college (where the vast majority of people do A levels). But the name "sixth form" doesn't really make sense seeing as we number our secondary schools years "years 7-11" rather than "years 1-5".

    So then there are the vocational "further education" colleges. But almost contradictorily FE is a term that's used to refer to anything between GCSEs and Uni (which is Higher Education)

    But to add to that, a lot (perhaps a majority) of the secondary schools in my area have decided it's fashionable to stick "colllege" in their name. So my secondary school renamed itself "Chamberlayne College for the Arts". (It supposedly has a "specialism" in the performing arts, but it's by no means a place you go to primarily study drama/dance/music)
    In the past it was called first-fifth year, we still call them that in NI

    My school's full title is Thornhill College Grammar School for Girls, but no one calls it college, just "school" :dontknow:

    It also claims to be a specialist maths and physics school and yet doesn't offer A level FM :lolwut: (unless you're prepared to self teach).
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    In the past it was called first-fifth year, we still call them that in NI
    In many 11-18 schools then the A levels years would be refereed to as "lower sixth" and "upper sixth" respectively. (Especially in those that use 1-5 for the other years)

    (Original post by medbh4805)
    It also claims to be a specialist maths and physics school and yet doesn't offer A level FM :lolwut: (unless you're prepared to self teach).
    Wow that's shocking!

    Our performing arts specialism was mostly focused on dance, with classical music being weaker than many non-"specialist" schools.
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    In many 11-18 schools then the A levels years would be refereed to as "lower sixth" and "upper sixth" respectively. (Especially in those that use 1-5 for the other years)
    We use those terms too :yeah:

    Wow that's shocking!
    Isn't it? :sad:

    I'm trying to do AS FM this year, my aim is to self teach M1 and M2 by January along with my A level module C3, then do C4, FP1 and one out of S2/FP2/M3 or D1. My maths teacher says he'll help me if I do FP2 but it looks like the hardest so I'm not sure

    Our performing arts specialism was mostly focused on dance, with classical music being weaker than many non-"specialist" schools.
    My school doesn't let music students do anything but classical and Irish traditional music :dontknow:
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    We use those terms too :yeah:
    Party!


    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Isn't it? :sad:

    I'm trying to do AS FM this year, my aim is to self teach M1 and M2 by January along with my A level module C3, then do C4, FP1 and one out of S2/FP2/M3 or D1. My maths teacher says he'll help me if I do FP2 but it looks like the hardest so I'm not sure
    I suppose it depends how much you enjoy FP1/M2. It's not like any of them are particularly relevant to classics Only doing AS is quite nice because you only need to get an average of 80, rather than having to worry about getting 90s (which isn't so hard, but it's another thing to worry about). Your situation is in some ways quite similar to me taking Additional FM AS this year Which exam board does your school use for maths?

    (Original post by medbh4805)
    My school doesn't let music students do anything but classical and Irish traditional music :dontknow:
    On a completely unrelated note: my flute choir are considering visiting Ireland next year
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    My English teacher just gave me another eight books. :lol: On the upside, my personal statement is practically done...
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    I suppose it depends how much you enjoy FP1/M2. It's not like any of them are particularly relevant to classics Only doing AS is quite nice because you only need to get an average of 80, rather than having to worry about getting 90s (which isn't so hard, but it's another thing to worry about). Your situation is in some ways quite similar to me taking Additional FM AS this year Which exam board does your school use for maths?
    Yeah I did consider doing to full a level, but I then decided to just do the AS and then I could use the extra time for German and Hebrew I quite liked mechanics when I did Add maths at GCSE, and I like pure too, but I'm concerned that those modules will take a lot of time and effort and detract from my other subjects (compared to say D1 which would probably be relatively easy), when as you say rightly none of them are particularly relevant to my degree and this is just a bit of fun

    We use Edexcel, which seems to be the most common one, though the textbooks are terrible. :erm:

    On a completely unrelated note: my flute choir are considering visiting Ireland next year
    Awesome :awesome: what part are you considering?
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Yeah I did consider doing to full a level, but I then decided to just do the AS and then I could use the extra time for German and Hebrew I quite liked mechanics when I did Add maths at GCSE, and I like pure too, but I'm concerned that those modules will take a lot of time and effort and detract from my other subjects (compared to say D1 which would probably be relatively easy), when as you say rightly none of them are particularly relevant to my degree and this is just a bit of fun

    We use Edexcel, which seems to be the most common one, though the textbooks are terrible. :erm:
    You might even find D1 interesting, although some don't think it's "proper maths" (it's quite relevant for Computer Science!)

    So what courses are you doing this year?! Some insane number... I'm actually not doing very much this year

    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Awesome :awesome: what part are you considering?
    I think I heard someone mention Derry, but don't hold me to it...
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    You might even find D1 interesting, although some don't think it's "proper maths" (it's quite relevant for Computer Science!)
    but who cares what they think? :moon:

    So what courses are you doing this year?! Some insane number... I'm actually not doing very much this year
    Eight five A2, 1 AS and 2 GCSEs, although I'm still not sure whether the school will let me do IGCSE German this year as German's being "phased out" of our curriculum :dry:

    I think I heard someone mention Derry, but don't hold me to it...
    :awesome:
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    Good Luck! Oriel here too!
    I loved the street it was on - so close to the town! and i thought that the island side was amazing, all those brightly coloured houses and narrow alleys reminded me of a seaside town
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    Can I be added to stalker page thingummy please?

    Subject: History and Spanish College: Queen's GCSEs: 10 A* AS: AAAA A2 Predictions: A* A* A* A*/A
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    I have a problem. I'm a law international applicant, applying to Queen's. On their website it says "While we welcome all applications for Law and Law with Law Studies in Europe, we do not interview overseas applicants during the application process." I'm not sure what this means and I would like to ask, but they never reply to my e-mails and when I call they just never answer. I tried calling in the morning, in the afternoon, or even around 4pm but they just NEVER pick up. Is anyone having the same problem? Who else is an international applicant applying with SAT subjects and ACT?
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    (Original post by The Fez)
    I have a problem. I'm a law international applicant, applying to Queen's. On their website it says "While we welcome all applications for Law and Law with Law Studies in Europe, we do not interview overseas applicants during the application process." I'm not sure what this means and I would like to ask, but they never reply to my e-mails and when I call they just never answer. I tried calling in the morning, in the afternoon, or even around 4pm but they just NEVER pick up. Is anyone having the same problem? Who else is an international applicant applying with SAT subjects and ACT?
    I think it means you should change your college choice. >_>
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    (Original post by BJack)
    I think it means you should change your college choice. >_>
    I think I really, really like Queen's. I'll try to contact them again, if nothing then I guess I'll just have to make an open application.
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    Applying today! Oriel College to read Philosophy and Theology Message me if you're applying for the same Nicholas
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    (Original post by Jester94)
    Can I be added to stalker page thingummy please?

    Subject: History and Spanish College: Queen's GCSEs: 10 A* AS: AAAA A2 Predictions: A* A* A* A*/A
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    Have other people received email confirmation from oxford that their application has been received?
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    (Original post by InspectorSophie)
    Have other people received email confirmation from oxford that their application has been received?
    Nope, and I applied on September 7th. But I don't know if we are supposed to receive confirmation. Did u?
 
 
 
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