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    (Original post by jamestg)
    How did GCSEs go?
    All round, very happy with my results.

    Only slightly dissapointed with music, I got an A. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good result, but I'm pissed off because I got an A* in the performance section and an A* in the composition section, where our musical abilities are actually examined. I got a B in the exam (2UMS off an A) which tests your memory if anything. (Most of the course was memorising a textbook then regurgitating it in the exam).
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    (Original post by Do it Right)
    Thanks so much So your not making revision notes as you go along? We've had basically no guidance haha
    No as I mind map and split everything into sections I have November mocks so will begin making revision notes next month
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    (Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
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    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    Why? This is crucial as if your depressed now how are you gunna get through 2 years? The workload only increases and if you have no/little motivation now how will you motivate yourself with a larger/heavier workload.
    Maybe alevels aren't for you?
    oh i like the subjects ive taken, and the work. but the general atmosphere and maybe the social side is no different to lower school, which i was hoping would be different
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    oh i like the subjects ive taken, and the work. but the general atmosphere and maybe the social side is no different to lower school, which i was hoping would be different
    Can you speak to head of sixth form? Can you possibly move school? Or can you suck it up and get on with it?
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    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    Can you speak to head of sixth form? Can you possibly move school? Or can you suck it up and get on with it?
    at the moment, year 13 seems like they belittle us y12, there's an obvious barrier. i can put up with it i guess but it will be 2 disappointed years :cookie:
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    at the moment, year 13 seems like they belittle us y12, there's an obvious barrier. i can put up with it i guess but it will be 2 disappointed years :cookie:
    I think that's just a thing there's a clique at my school like it. You've just got to ignore it. As long as you've got your friends you'll be fine. You've got to snap out of this mood because it'll make your 2 years hell
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    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    I think that's just a thing there's a clique at my school like it. You've just got to ignore it. As long as you've got your friends you'll be fine. You've got to snap out of this mood because it'll make your 2 years hell
    i'll try, i mean it's only been one week after all, i might be jumping to conclusion too quick
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    My form tutor at induction told us how to work out our independent study times, 1 hour in class = 1 hour independent study, but I'm probably gonna add 2 or 3 hours on top because I'm horrible to myself but want to succeed pretty badly. In total, that's about 16 1/2 hours independent study per week. Wish me luck
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    My form tutor at induction told us how to work out our independent study times, 1 hour in class = 1 hour independent study, but I'm probably gonna add 2 or 3 hours on top because I'm horrible to myself but want to succeed pretty badly. In total, that's about 16 1/2 hours independent study per week. Wish me luck
    Sounds like you have a lot of free periods and time outside of sixth form - to be able to put in 16 hours of independent study in a week. :lolwut:
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i'll try, i mean it's only been one week after all, i might be jumping to conclusion too quick
    Give it a chance. But you've got to think positive

    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    My form tutor at induction told us how to work out our independent study times, 1 hour in class = 1 hour independent study, but I'm probably gonna add 2 or 3 hours on top because I'm horrible to myself but want to succeed pretty badly. In total, that's about 16 1/2 hours independent study per week. Wish me luck
    I have 11 frees per week and then every night I have 6:30-8;00 every night to do homework as that's a set time by my school as I'm in boarding school
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    Sounds like you have a lot of free periods and time outside of sixth form - to be able to put in 16 hours of independent study in a week. :lolwut:
    Quite a bit, my college have an independent study area for those who want to study without any distractions. I'll probably spend my 4 1/2 hour frees on a Friday there, maybe the 2 hour ones as well :P

    But as it goes, this is my complete weekly timetable!

    (I do actually love it!)



    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    I have 11 frees per week and then every night I have 6:30-8;00 every night to do homework as that's a set time by my school as I'm in boarding school
    Oh wow, I suppose boarding schools have more control over your time, though :P
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    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    Give it a chance. But you've got to think positive


    I have 11 frees per week and then every night I have 6:30-8;00 every night to do homework as that's a set time by my school as I'm in boarding school
    i have got friends, one of them have been with me since year 8. but this friendship revolves a lot around negativity and our ideas clash all the time - she's asking why and im asking why not kind of thing. ive only just evaluated the value of this friendship and whether its why im miserable most of the time on the inside cos i dont want to break it up after so many years, i want it to pass naturally.
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    Quite a bit, my college have an independent study area for those who want to study without any distractions. I'll probably spend my 4 1/2 hour frees on a Friday there, maybe the 2 hour ones as well :P

    But as it goes, this is my complete weekly timetable!

    (I do actually love it!)



    Oh wow, I suppose boarding schools have more control over your time, though :P
    That's the only control they have over my time barring the time you go to bed. But even then I don't have to be working as I'm in a study by myself so I could be messing about
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i have got friends, one of them have been with me since year 8. but this friendship revolves a lot around negativity and our ideas clash all the time - she's asking why and im asking why not kind of thing. ive only just evaluated the value of this friendship and whether its why im miserable most of the time on the inside cos i dont want to break it up after so many years, i want it to pass naturally.
    I would strongly advise speaking to your mum or dad or someone at school and looking your options and friendship groups I really feel like your not happy hence why your not enjoying school. Start socialising with other people they'll be new people looking for friends
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    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    I would strongly advise speaking to your mum or dad or someone at school and looking your options and friendship groups I really feel like your not happy hence why your not enjoying school. Start socialising with other people they'll be new people looking for friends
    will do, next week and in the future, i might spend less time around negativity and try spend time by myself or with someone new :hoppy:
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    will do, next week and in the future, i might spend less time around negativity and try spend time by myself or with someone new :hoppy:
    Negativity is not a good thing you need positive people to get you out of the dark times of alevels
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    lol everyone did this 3 weeks ago but idc

    - Introduce yourself
    heyo im salma, 16, aries, really strange in all ways possible if you go to my school, chances are i dont really like you <3
    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    hate this question so much i mean when someone asks u this u cant say "binge watching american horror story + 1000 other movies a day" is a hobbie... i have chickens and a baby duck ironic considering my favourite meaty animal is chicken >.< "IM SORRY MY BABIES" but i promise u i will never eat my babys, just their distant family (I TOLD U I WAS STRAnGE)
    - What subjects are you planning to take?
    chem, psychology, maths, geography and then maybe bio next year for AS and see if i can carry it on an extra year as an A2
    - Your favourite subject
    chem when i studied it a gcse, it was so chill. human geog, psychologys pretty interesting, gcse maths all the way. gotta love those vectors and stem and leaf
    - Your ideal future occupation?
    um, hi! im an underachieving aspiring medic/dentist who will be applying to unis and competing with straight A* students *cries in a dark corner*
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    (Original post by ForeverFrench)
    That's the only control they have over my time barring the time you go to bed. But even then I don't have to be working as I'm in a study by myself so I could be messing about
    Oooh that's pretty cool, then
    (Original post by sfaraj)
    have chickens and a baby duck ironic considering my favourite meaty animal is chicken >.< "IM SORRY MY BABIES" but i promise u i will never eat my babys, just their distant family (I TOLD U I WAS STRAnGE
    Not too strange! One of my favourite animals is a chicken but I love eating it, it's really confusing!
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    Oooh that's pretty cool, then
    Not too strange! One of my favourite animals is a chicken but I love eating it, it's really confusing!
    It is tbh having your own study can be a blessing and a curse. Every sixth former including day students has a study
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i have got friends, one of them have been with me since year 8. but this friendship revolves a lot around negativity and our ideas clash all the time - she's asking why and im asking why not kind of thing. ive only just evaluated the value of this friendship and whether its why im miserable most of the time on the inside cos i dont want to break it up after so many years, i want it to pass naturally.
    Since you are in 6th form now and there are new people, you can branch out and try meeting and getting along with the new folk. For me, I continued at the 6th form at my school and it seems people are sticking to their own groups as about 1/3 people are new. Back when I was in school I stopped hanging out with a group of friends for various reasons and I had no one else to hang out with for about two years except my sister and her friends as everyone already had their own groups, but partly because I was fed up with the whole friendship group thing so now I'm happy for this chance to make some new friends. So good luck!
 
 
 
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