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    (Original post by strawberrysnow)
    Whoop whoop! And ooohhh French!

    Wow your gcse's are amazing! :O

    And why are you taking French? Is it because you think it's better to have a MFL for the Economics course or just that you really like/are good at French? I'm debating whether to swap one of my sciences for a MFL
    Thank you.

    I'm taking French becos' I love it - for a while I was contemplating between Physics / History as my fourth subj. I realised I didn't like Physics that much. History & French I love in equal measure and I had to make a choice.

    Ideally I would've loved to do both French & History at AS and drop one for A2. But my school doesn't let us do 5 AS
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    (Original post by otherdan)
    I notice you did Chinese IGCSE. I did AQA Chinese GCSE. Did you enjoy it?
    I'm fluent in Chinese, so yeah I loved it The vocab wasn't too bad, I watch a lot of chinese tv and end up reading the chinese subtitles in chinese and pick it up that way as well as revision xD I didn't revise for the speaking but it was pretty nerve-wracking, i got a crappy topic that day for the speaking D:

    How do you find it? Is it controlled assessment?
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    (Original post by tomfailinghelp)
    AQA Philosophy?

    If I don't get in I'll just be really really upset. I won't cry because ultimately I'm not expecting to get a place, but if I don't get in I'll still consider going on a rampage.
    Maybe, I'm not certain.
    I don't think I'd cry either, but the feeling of not being good enough is what gets to me. This feeling begins to become more noticeable when I see statistics like '8 applications per place'- Yikes
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    (Original post by strawberrysnow)
    Thank you for your advice! That was exactly what I was thinking! A MFL would indeed be more useful for Economics, but I'm still undecided >< Well I've got an A* (with full marks) in Mandarin Chinese GCSE but I don't really think that's enough xD

    Which AS Levels did you take and what did you get in them (if you don't mind me asking)?
    I shall PM my results
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    (Original post by strawberrysnow)
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    Have you got your wedding dress sorted out yet?
    I was hoping you'd help me choose
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    (Original post by Magnesium)
    I'm fluent in Chinese, so yeah I loved it The vocab wasn't too bad, I watch a lot of chinese tv and end up reading the chinese subtitles in chinese and pick it up that way as well as revision xD I didn't revise for the speaking but it was pretty nerve-wracking, i got a crappy topic that day for the speaking D:

    How do you find it? Is it controlled assessment?
    Oh, that makes it a bit easier! I didn't really revise for any of the exams, because the amount of vocab they expect you to know is impossible to learn, so I was just relying on what was in my long term memory. But the CAs needed to just be learned and that is unavoidable. I really enjoy it as a language though.

    Did you ever think about the Chinese Speaking Competition?
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    (Original post by otherdan)
    Oh, that makes it a bit easier! I didn't really revise for any of the exams, because the amount of vocab they expect you to know is impossible to learn, so I was just relying on what was in my long term memory. But the CAs needed to just be learned and that is unavoidable. I really enjoy it as a language though.

    Did you ever think about the Chinese Speaking Competition?
    Ahh, it's around 400-600 words for the GCSE isn't it? Ahh lucky! iGCSE has no controlled assessment so it's just a random topic for both writing tasks and the speaking. I managed to get gvt and politics for my speaking - just my luck! :lol: Are you going to take it to A Level?

    Have never heard of it! what is it?
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    (Original post by Magnesium)
    Ahh, it's around 400-600 words for the GCSE isn't it? Ahh lucky! iGCSE has no controlled assessment so it's just a random topic for both writing tasks and the speaking. I managed to get gvt and politics for my speaking - just my luck! :lol: Are you going to take it to A Level?

    Have never heard of it! what is it?
    The suggested word count for us was 300 I think, but I ended up writing about 1500 for both tasks which was slightly excessive! I had to cut back a little more on the speaking because there's a time limit.

    It's a competition run by the British Council, for individuals to do a presentation and groups to do a drama performance. See here.
    I took part three times; twice as an individual and once as a group. It was great, but I'm not sure what the eligibility is now.

    I'm not planning to do it to A-level, mainly because it's apparently ridiculously hard and biased towards the native speakers who take it. Nobody in my school has ever got above a B in it, and that's similar for the whole area. If I didn't have to take an exam, I would've continued though.
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    (Original post by Magnesium)
    I was hoping you'd help me choose
    Daaarrrnnn I'm pretty undecided too!

    http://www.jddresses.co.uk/images/20...0025%20(2).jpg <- this one is darn pretty
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    (Original post by otherdan)
    The suggested word count for us was 300 I think, but I ended up writing about 1500 for both tasks which was slightly excessive! I had to cut back a little more on the speaking because there's a time limit.

    It's a competition run by the British Council, for individuals to do a presentation and groups to do a drama performance. See here.
    I took part three times; twice as an individual and once as a group. It was great, but I'm not sure what the eligibility is now.

    I'm not planning to do it to A-level, mainly because it's apparently ridiculously hard and biased towards the native speakers who take it. Nobody in my school has ever got above a B in it, and that's similar for the whole area. If I didn't have to take an exam, I would've continued though.
    Did you get an A* in your chinese then?

    Ahh I see, i don't know if i can participate if I'm chinese? I would probably flop the drama performance xD

    Ah yeah the A Level does sound really hard simply because of the amount of cultural references and translations of old texts some of my friends who grew up in China even find it hard D:

    (Original post by strawberrysnow)
    Daaarrrnnn I'm pretty undecided too!

    http://www.jddresses.co.uk/images/20...0025%20(2).jpg <- this one is darn pretty
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    On track to what I hope for , which is Natural Sciences (Specialise in Physics).

    11A*s at GCSE,
    Now all I need to do is A-Levels well (which is an understatement).

    Hope I'll do fine, my A Levels are:
    Mathematics
    Further Mathematics
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
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    (Original post by GCSEmoron)
    Hi,

    GCSEs: 11A*s

    Currently go to school in Oxford, but want to get out!

    Taking maths, biology, chemistry, physics as level then will drop physics for a level.

    want to study medicine. Does anyone have any advice - work experience, further reading, personal statement, UKCAT or BMAT!

    Thanks in advance,

    Freddie
    One acronym: BMAT :eek:
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    (Original post by DesignPredator)
    On track to what I hope for , which is Natural Sciences (Specialise in Physics).

    11A*s at GCSE,
    Now all I need to do is A-Levels well (which is an understatement).

    Hope I'll do fine, my A Levels are:
    Mathematics
    Further Mathematics
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    You are me :O natural sciences, specialising in physics/chemistry, 11A*s at GCSE and same AS levels. Weird.
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    (Original post by GCSEmoron)
    Hi,

    GCSEs: 11A*s

    Currently go to school in Oxford, but want to get out!

    Taking maths, biology, chemistry, physics as level then will drop physics for a level.

    want to study medicine. Does anyone have any advice - work experience, further reading, personal statement, UKCAT or BMAT!

    Thanks in advance,

    Freddie
    Whoopwhoop fellow Oxford buddy! Yeah I basically want to go as far away from Oxford as possible.

    Volunteer at a hospice/old people's home. Work experience at GP and the JR. Perhaps also a week's worth of work experience at a dental practice? Get one of those UKCAT/BMAT books. Do some extra curricular stuffblike sports or music. Yeah that's about it.

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    Not studying A levels, since I am an EU applicant, but, if I study then, I would choose:

    Math
    History
    Philosophy
    Art
    Government and Politics/Economics

    And not made up my mind which course, but likely one of Architecture, History, HSPS and PPE.

    The relation between the above degrees is strong.
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    Aspiring Engineer here. Really looking forward to start Year 12 because our PSHE lessons are all UCAS based and we get talks from admissions tutors and things. Also a visit to Cambridge is in order this year.

    I got 8A*s 1A at GCSE, Plus an A in Add Maths.

    Doing Maths, FM, Physics and Hopefully French fro A-Level. But might not be able to do French because of timetabling issues, so it may be History or Chemistry instead.
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    Also...have any of you even considered the colleges you are going to apply to? I kinda like Fitzwilliam(sis goes here), Homerton and Pembroke.
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    Also...have any of you even considered the colleges you are going to apply to? I kinda like Fitzwilliam(sis goes here), Homerton and Pembroke.
    I'm thinking Emmanuel. Ducks, free laundry, and it's where Graham Chapman went! I think I'll look at Downing and Pembroke, too!
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    (Original post by PointDexter)
    Also...have any of you even considered the colleges you are going to apply to? I kinda like Fitzwilliam(sis goes here), Homerton and Pembroke.
    Was looking at St Johns xD Christ's and Trinity too but the latter has the most terrifying interview process :lol: Clare too perhaps

    (Original post by strawberrysnow)
    Not next to you sweetie

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