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    Anyone doing RE with WJEC?


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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I too would be interested in joining the Skype group, but I am a bit camera and mic shy so I would probably stick to IM.
    We only do voice calls, so no cameras involved It is a bit nerve racking at first but you soon get used to it! If you PM me your Skype username I can add you
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Edexcel is a pretty good choice for Maths!
    I'd say the questions are more straightforward!
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    Hello, I am late, ah well...

    Subjects I am doing (some of the exam boards are guesses) English Lit and Lang (AQA):
    Mathematics + Further (AQA)
    Triple Sciences (AQA)
    Spanish (AQA)
    History (AQA)
    Music (AQA)
    ICT (OCR)
    RE (Edexcel)

    My hobbies include: playing the cornet (Grade 8 D) and piano (Grade 5 M); philosophical and political debate (I am an act utilitarian and a democratic socialist); rock music (I especially like Muse, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode and FFS); and playing TF2.
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    (Original post by CornetPerson)
    Hello, I am late, ah well...

    Subjects I am doing (some of the exam boards are guesses) English Lit and Lang (AQA)
    Mathematics + Further (AQA)
    Triple Sciences (AQA)
    Spanish (AQA)
    History (AQA)
    Music (AQA)
    ICT (OCR)
    RE (Edexcel)

    My hobbies include: playing the cornet (Grade 8 D) and piano (Grade 5 M); philosophical and political debate (I am an act utilitarian and a democratic socialist); rock music (I especially like Muse, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode and FFS); and playing
    TF2.
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    Is that OCR Cambridge Nationals? If so, I can certainly assist! You're not late, either, lol.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Is that OCR Cambridge Nationals? If so, I can certainly assist! You're not late, either, lol.
    I'm not too sure - I spent last year (and will have to catch up this year) doing 'Mobile Lunches4U'
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    (Original post by CornetPerson)
    I'm not too sure - I spent last year (and will have to catch up this year) doing 'Mobile Lunches4U'
    Probably not CamNat then, feel free to PM me with anything in paticular you're struggling with, though!
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    (Original post by Lemur14)
    We only do voice calls, so no cameras involved It is a bit nerve racking at first but you soon get used to it! If you PM me your Skype username I can add you
    Ok!
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    (Original post by MissChameleon)
    Nice to meet you snikerio! I think I'm the opposite of you; I got the highest in the mocks for English and I am dreading maths. Since we're both doing AQA English, my advice is that your best bet is to annotate all the texts you are studying and use the internet a lot.

    Good luck

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    Thanks for the advice! Are you doing Jane Eyre? That's the one I really struggle with - the two plays (Macbeth and AIC) seem more manageable because they're shorter, but being able to answer a question on any part of Jane Eyre seems incomprehensible

    If you want a tip for maths, I reckon it's just down to past papers (although considering we're the first ones to do this exam that's a bit tricky), and making sure you understand what's in the course - buying a textbook and ticking off the units as you go will most likely make it seem like much less work. We did a few old spec papers in class, and you get used to the type of questions they're asking quite quickly.

    Good luck!
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    Hello everyone, my name is Hastosh302 and I enjoy playing sport(football), games, maths and coding.
    I take 9 Gcse's and 2 Btec in which I hope to get A*'s and Distinction*'s in.
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    Gcse:
    Maths(Exdexel)
    English Liteature(AQA)
    English Languge(AQA)
    Triple Science(AQA)
    Computer Science(Wjec)
    Religious Education(OCR)
    Product Design(AQA)

    Btecs:
    Business Studies(Exdexel)
    Sport(Exdexel)
    My favourite subjects are:
    maths
    computer science

    Do I think I'm ready: Yes, I've been doing some revision of the holiday preparing my self for when I go into year 11. I am acctually looking forward to the maths papers, as it is a lot more interesting and harder which means it would prepare me well for A levels. On the other hand, the new English spec I'm not looking forward to remembering so many quotes.

    I hope to take, Maths, further maths, physics (and Economics) for my a levels. This is because I would like to study computer science and uni and most likely have a career in that field.
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    (Original post by MissChameleon)
    Good luck to you too!

    I'm doing Macbeth, Jekyll & Hyde and An Inspector Calls too. What do you think about them? I'm doing Relationships from the poetry anthology.
    what a coincidence i'm doing exactly the same as you!
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    Hi my name is Vanilla, and I'm also entering year 11. I'm really scared to be completely honest, because I recently moved schools and I had to catch up with the workload as a result my grades went down a lot. This lead to a period of self doubt and I began to think that the previous years of school were all an illusion. I still do, anyways before moving I was an average student in most subjects and above in some subjects. Now I'm just low average like C's and B's. I'm trying to get A*-B as my GCSEs results. Anyways the subjects I enjoy are Geography, Maths and Chemistry. I hope to do these subjects at A-levels along with Biology. It's a pleasure to meet all of you😃
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    Hello my name is Omar and I'm from Egypt but I don't live there . I do edexcel IGCSE because my school thinks it's a bit more challenging than GCSEs, the subjects I do are:
    Maths
    PhySics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    English
    French
    History
    ICT
    Arabic
    Further maths(a bit of a uncertainties because of school)
    My favourite subject is physics followed by maths . It's the joy of solving thing a that keeps me going.
    Hobbies and interests : coding (for all the coders on the threads does anyone attempt project Euler ?), football, maths and physics , basketball , reading and watching tv shows (doctor who Sherlock the flash etc etc)
    Am I ready ?: not quite sure I was keen on revising during the holiday but I've made barely any progress but I'm hoping to be more serious with year 11 coming !
    Glad to see all those keen students ! Good luck to all!


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    (Original post by MrMackyTv;[url="tel:67056392")
    67056392[/url]]It is boring. I just write crap and I get marks. I hate ICT so much, requires you to pay attention all the time and focus which is hard because the subject is really tedious.



    Same. I am doing the draft evaluation for the animal shelter and it's really tedious, I get distracted so easily. My teacher can't control the class and I might have her next year.

    There's no one in the Skype group who does ICT Edexcel I don't have anyone to moan about ICT to.
    We've done the evaluation for activity 1 and 2, and it's already 10 pages long. Thankfully, were doing the evaluation after each unit so it's not as bad
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    (Original post by Futurechemist)
    Hello my name is Omar and I'm from Egypt but I don't live there . I do edexcel IGCSE because my school thinks it's a bit more challenging than GCSEs, the subjects I do are:
    Maths
    PhySics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    English
    French
    History
    ICT
    Arabic
    Further maths(a bit of a uncertainties because of school)
    My favourite subject is physics followed by maths . It's the joy of solving thing a that keeps me going.
    Hobbies and interests : coding (for all the coders on the threads does anyone attempt project Euler ?), football, maths and physics , basketball , reading and watching tv shows (doctor who Sherlock the flash etc etc)
    Am I ready ?: not quite sure I was keen on revising during the holiday but I've made barely any progress but I'm hoping to be more serious with year 11 coming !
    Glad to see all those keen students ! Good luck to all!


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    Project Euler? I used to do that it was pretty fun and challenging. One of my friends who pretty smart completed many of the 60% difficulty ones. However, since I've stopped coding for a while I've stopped project euler
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    (Original post by Futurechemist)
    Hello my name is Omar and I'm from Egypt but I don't live there . I do edexcel IGCSE because my school thinks it's a bit more challenging than GCSEs, the subjects I do are:
    Maths
    PhySics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    English
    French
    History
    ICT
    Arabic
    Further maths(a bit of a uncertainties because of school)
    My favourite subject is physics followed by maths . It's the joy of solving thing a that keeps me going.
    Hobbies and interests : coding (for all the coders on the threads does anyone attempt project Euler ?), football, maths and physics , basketball , reading and watching tv shows (doctor who Sherlock the flash etc etc)
    Am I ready ?: not quite sure I was keen on revising during the holiday but I've made barely any progress but I'm hoping to be more serious with year 11 coming !
    Glad to see all those keen students ! Good luck to all!


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    Hi Omar
    How many of the challenges have you completed for Project Euler?
    I enjoy solving problems so i'm interested to know more about it.
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    Oh, since I forgot about the whole 'future' part, I'm considering Music, Physics, Mathematics, English Lit and History for my A-levels and plan take a Music degree at Oxford/Cambridge/any Russel Group university. I would like to be a lecturer in Music when I'm older, since I'm passionate about the subject and enjoy teaching
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    hi, my name is Katie and I'm new here!
    I'm taking 10 GCSEs and an AS level in critical thinking
    English literature: AQA
    English language: AQA
    Maths: edexcel
    Biology: edexcel
    Chemistry: edexcel
    Physics: edexcel
    German: AQA
    Geography: AQA
    History: modern world, OCR
    RE: OCR
    Critical thinking: OCR

    I had RE and the first unit of Critical thinking this year and got an a in critical thinking and I get my RE back next week.

    I don't mind the new GCSEs for maths and English but they're a bit annoying asin the old GCSEs i'd have probably got an A in maths and an A* in English but in the new GCSEs I'll probably get no higher than a 7 in maths and an 8 in English - roughly the same grade but it just doesn't sound as good

    My favourite subject is definitely History and I'd love to do a joint honours History and politics degree at uni in the future
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    (Original post by Creamystudies)
    Hi my name is Vanilla, and I'm also entering year 11. I'm really scared to be completely honest, because I recently moved schools and I had to catch up with the workload as a result my grades went down a lot. This lead to a period of self doubt and I began to think that the previous years of school were all an illusion. I still do, anyways before moving I was an average student in most subjects and above in some subjects. Now I'm just low average like C's and B's. I'm trying to get A*-B as my GCSEs results. Anyways the subjects I enjoy are Geography, Maths and Chemistry. I hope to do these subjects at A-levels along with Biology. It's a pleasure to meet all of you😃
    Hey
    First of all, that's a cool name
    Please could you list all your subjects and exam boards so students of the same board+subject can interact etc etc.
    Tell us more about your aspirations for the future and what career you would like
    If you ever need help feel free to PM any members I'm sure they'll be glad to help.
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    (Original post by kat.e)
    hi, my name is Katie and I'm new here!
    I'm taking 10 GCSEs and an AS level in critical thinking
    English literature: AQA
    English language: AQA
    Maths: edexcel
    Biology: edexcel
    Chemistry: edexcel
    Physics: edexcel
    German: AQA
    Geography: AQA
    History: modern world, OCR
    RE: OCR
    Critical thinking: OCR

    I had RE and the first unit of Critical thinking this year and got an a in critical thinking and I get my RE back next week.

    I don't mind the new GCSEs for maths and English but they're a bit annoying asin the old GCSEs i'd have probably got an A in maths and an A* in English but in the new GCSEs I'll probably get no higher than a 7 in maths and an 8 in English - roughly the same grade but it just doesn't sound as good

    My favourite subject is definitely History and I'd love to do a joint honours History and politics degree at uni in the future
    An AS already? Too bad Critical Thinking is a meme subject (few unis recognise it)

    Anyway, good luck with your GCSEs. History and politics sounds like quite a good degree to go for! What are you planning on taking at A-level?
 
 
 
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