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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Congratulations on getting predicted full marks for your Spanish Speaking exam, I have my French Speaking CA very soon and I hope I can get near to full marks as possible. I can relate to the stress, it's been very hectic and I suppose it will remain that way.

    In terms of sixth forms, I really want to attend a really good local comprehensive that has the best A Level results in my results and arguably is the best school in my borough and Kaira1up will know what I'm talking about. I've visited that school on Thursday and I had a chance to speak to the students/staff and they were very informative and friendly and you do get the "positive vibe" unlike my bloody school which feels like some military.
    Aha - it feels like my school is becoming more like a prison every day (not to mention the fact they've almost doubled the number of year 7s)! I haven't visited any schools yet, but I have some open evenings lined up for November.

    I feel like the sixth form I want to go to will be a positive change - but it won't be totally new, as I'll know like 3/4 of the people there and get the same bus etc.


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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Hi, everybody. It's been roughly 5 weeks into Year 11 and how is everybody doing? Good or bad? Share with the rest of us below. Also has anyone been looking around for sixth forms and if not why not? Finally keep up the hard work, it will pay off come Summer 2017 when we open our brown envelopes.

    JTran38
    Year 11 is going okay, actually. Yesterday I did a maths paper and I'm pretty sure I didn't mess it up too horribly, which is a positive, but we'll see when I get the results back! I'm lacking inspiration for revision for the sciences though- has anyone got any fun revision methods that they want to share?

    For sixth forms, I'm hopefully moving to a new one. The one I want to go to has got a fantastic reputation and I can't wait to visit. However, it's quite far away, and if I get in I won't know anyone there, so I'm a little apprehensive about that.


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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Hi, everybody. It's been roughly 5 weeks into Year 11 and how is everybody doing? Good or bad? Share with the rest of us below. Also has anyone been looking around for sixth forms and if not why not? Finally keep up the hard work, it will pay off come Summer 2017 when we open our brown envelopes.

    JTran38
    Hey, Year 11's been okay for me so far. I'm predicted to get all C's, but if I'm honest, I don't believe a C is my true ability. I only think C is my predicted grade because I've been lazy these past few years. Admittedly, I was also lazy in Year 10, hence why I got a C in Core Science overall. Yes, I was a bit gutted with that, because I knew I should've tried harder...however, at the same time, I felt like I flunked 2/3 of the exams last May, so to find out I passed overall was a relief. I actually had a C, D and B imdividually, just like the mock outcome! I suppose the only thing I can do now is to just knuckle down and actually do some revision! Otherwise, all my GCSE results will be C's if I carry on! I want to prove the teachers wrong and show them that I can exceed my global grade.

    I'm sitting 15 exams this year. Admittedly, one of them is a re-sit: The Role/Status of Women, the History module I sat in Year 10. I had a D...4 marks off a C. Oops. I'm just grateful for the fact I've been given the opportunity to re-sit. I'm not going to waste it.

    Overall, I'm aiming for A's and B's in my GCSEs. I haven't been looking for sixth forms because I'm happy to stay on at my school. I don't think my school is the best if I'm honest, but I feel they do have a pretty decent sixth form because it's full of people who actually want to learn! Sure, I'm fine for having a laugh myself, but sometimes I just need to knuckle down and stop being lazy like my classmates. I know you didn't ask this, but I'm aspiring to go into forensic pathology. It's a lengthy procedure because you apparently have to go to medical school first...but I'm aware you have to make sacrifices to get the stuff you want. I'm trying not tp be lazy this year. My life is depending on this one crucial year, so I'm prepared for the hard work that's about to hit me in the forthcoming years.

    Good luck everyone else! I hope you all reach your target grades at the bare minimum! I said 'bare minimum' because you should all be aiming for your desired grades, not your predicted ones. I know you can all do it. You're clearly dedicated students.

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    Hey, Year 11's been okay for me so far. I'm predicted to get all C's, but if I'm honest, I don't believe a C is my true ability. I only think C is my predicted grade because I've been lazy these past few years. Admittedly, I was also lazy in Year 10, hence why I got a C in Core Science overall. Yes, I was a bit gutted with that, because I knew I should've tried harder...however, at the same time, I felt like I flunked 2/3 of the exams last May, so to find out I passed overall was a relief. I actually had a C, D and B imdividually, just like the mock outcome! I suppose the only thing I can do now is to just knuckle down and actually do some revision! Otherwise, all my GCSE results will be C's if I carry on! I want to prove the teachers wrong and show them that I can exceed my global grade.

    I'm sitting 15 exams this year. Admittedly, one of them is a re-sit: The Role/Status of Women, the History module I sat in Year 10. I had a D...4 marks off a C. Oops. I'm just grateful for the fact I've been given the opportunity to re-sit. I'm not going to waste it.

    Overall, I'm aiming for A's and B's in my GCSEs. I haven't been looking for sixth forms because I'm happy to stay on at my school. I don't think my school is the best if I'm honest, but I feel they do have a pretty decent sixth form because it's full of people who actually want to learn! Sure, I'm fine for having a laugh myself, but sometimes I just need to knuckle down and stop being lazy like my classmates. I know you didn't ask this, but I'm aspiring to go into forensic pathology. It's a lengthy procedure because you apparently have to go to medical school first...but I'm aware you have to make sacrifices to get the stuff you want. I'm trying not tp be lazy this year. My life is depending on this one crucial year, so I'm prepared for the hard work that's about to hit me in the forthcoming years.

    Good luck everyone else! I hope you all reach your target grades at the bare minimum! I said 'bare minimum' because you should all be aiming for your desired grades, not your predicted ones. I know you can all do it. You're clearly dedicated students.

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    Ouch, I guess that just makes me realise how better off I am as I was wondering about my grades from last year but without intending to be rude, I think everybody is capable of getting the desired grades if you put your mind to it and work for them. I'll be open and say from my EoY results last year, I got Cs/Bs which aren't great but since then I have worked my socks off and hopefully that pays off come May next year.

    In terms of predicted grades, I guess mine have been altered accordingly based on what I got in my last assessment hence why I'm oddly predicted a Grade B when I'm meant to be predicted As.
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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Ouch, I guess that just makes me realise how better off I am as I was wondering about my grades from last year but without intending to be rude, I think everybody is capable of getting the desired grades if you put your mind to it and work for them. I'll be open and say from my EoY results last year, I got Cs/Bs which aren't great but since then I have worked my socks off and hopefully that pays off come May next year.

    In terms of predicted grades, I guess mine have been altered accordingly based on what I got in my last assessment hence why I'm oddly predicted a Grade B when I'm meant to be predicted As.
    In my EOY, I got 7 A*, 2A and a C. And tbh, I was pretty pissed off about that C. Everything's relative. We all want to do better and we all need to work hard. And for everyone it's the same thing: If we don't work hard, we won't be happy when we get the results.

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    Guys I have a dilemma. A while ago I did my Spanish speaking, but I wasn't feeling well so I don't sound that enthusiastic, and I don't know if I will lose marks for that because I didn't sound spontaneous or happy or anything.

    My teacher also refuses to tell use what grades we get because apparently it's not allowed


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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    Guys I have a dilemma. A while ago I did my Spanish speaking, but I wasn't feeling well so I don't sound that enthusiastic, and I don't know if I will lose marks for that because I didn't sound spontaneous or happy or anything.

    My teacher also refuses to tell use what grades we get because apparently it's not allowed


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    Not necessarily true, just ask if it would be necessary to retake speaking to get "x" grade. That should give you, at least, some idea.
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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    Guys I have a dilemma. A while ago I did my Spanish speaking, but I wasn't feeling well so I don't sound that enthusiastic, and I don't know if I will lose marks for that because I didn't sound spontaneous or happy or anything.

    My teacher also refuses to tell use what grades we get because apparently it's not allowed


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    They should be allowed to tell what you got, I know what marks I got for all my spanish CAs. You do get marks on intonation but I doubt you will lose many marks for not sounding enthusiastic, as long as your pronunciation is good! Besides, you can always resit it
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    Hey I know it's early but has anyone done mocks and got their results. I got an overall grade of a 6 in English. But did really bad in maths and got a 4. Really struggling for maths. Could someone tell me how they revise and what resources they use? I am doing Edexcel.

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    Hey I know it's early but has anyone done mocks and got their results. I got an overall grade of a 6 in English. But did really bad in maths and got a 4. Really struggling for maths. Could someone tell me how they revise and what resources they use? I am doing Edexcel.

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    I use GCSEPod, my maths, PiXL and my old books for maths revision, don't worry I'm slacking in maths too but I'm trying to get back on scratch


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    [QUOTE=Simonexoxo;67976922]I use GCSEPod, my maths, PiXL and my old books for maths revision, don't worry I'm slacking in maths too but I'm trying to get back on track




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    I'm Jan, hey!

    GCSEs I'm taking:

    -Maths
    -English Lit
    -English Lang
    -Geography
    -Spanish
    -Drama
    -Religious Education
    -Triple Science

    I kinda want to be a Forensic Psychiatrist and would love to go OxBridge route but I'm not certain yet. Lot's of options haha.

    Our school did the PIXL tests last year and I did pretty well in both Maths (8i, 7i, 7s) and English (8) but the boundaries are going to get harder as we go through the year eck. I dunno how to feel about that.
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    (Original post by haseeb798)
    Hey I know it's early but has anyone done mocks and got their results. I got an overall grade of a 6 in English. But did really bad in maths and got a 4. Really struggling for maths. Could someone tell me how they revise and what resources they use? I am doing Edexcel.

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    Our class looked at LOADSSS of past papers for Maths. As in basically all of them. We did it during class in semi-test conditions but we could whisper sorta with our partners. At the end we'd correct our work with another colour pen to show how to do the question correctly.

    For revising, get a sheet of paper and, for every topic/ work, copy two or three example from your book. Copy down the diagrams and every single step on how to do the question. That way you can see how to do lots of equations without having to flick through a lot of books.

    For English, I just learned how to blag basically, haha. You have to make sure that one quote can mean one BIG thing to have lots of detail or it could mean multiple things (e.g. Jewel being prcious but also just an object to look at instead of being a person). Hope this helps xx
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    (Original post by haseeb798)
    Hey I know it's early but has anyone done mocks and got their results. I got an overall grade of a 6 in English. But did really bad in maths and got a 4. Really struggling for maths. Could someone tell me how they revise and what resources they use? I am doing Edexcel.

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    I think for maths, its best to do loads of practice questions. Some websites I recommend for this are Keshmaths, onmaths, justmaths (need a login), maths madeeasy. P.s it looks like you need to login on these but you really don't. Onmaths is really good as it marks it for you right away and they do these demon papers which compile harder questions. Good luck!!

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    (Original post by StrawberryJan)
    I'm Jan, hey!

    GCSEs I'm taking:

    -Maths
    -English Lit
    -English Lang
    -Geography
    -Spanish
    -Drama
    -Religious Education
    -Triple Science

    I kinda want to be a Forensic Psychiatrist and would love to go OxBridge route but I'm not certain yet. Lot's of options haha.

    Our school did the PIXL tests last year and I did pretty well in both Maths (8i, 7i, 7s) and English (8) but the boundaries are going to get harder as we go through the year eck. I dunno how to feel about that.
    For my other mocks I did well as well, getting As and Bs with one A* and a C+ in Drama (which I'm okay with).

    And hobbiesss hmm, I love reading and writing creyive stuff it's fun. I'm currently learning to play the ukulele, guitar and piano (mostly piano, though.)
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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Hi, everybody. It's been roughly 5 weeks into Year 11 and how is everybody doing? Good or bad? Share with the rest of us below. Also has anyone been looking around for sixth forms and if not why not? Finally keep up the hard work, it will pay off come Summer 2017 when we open our brown envelopes.

    JTran38
    I've just been going through this thread, I'm glad I found this! It's gonna be super helpful!

    It's going okay but I haven't started properly revising yet. We're doing our Chemsitry coursework which is actually not as hard as I thought it was going to be so that's good.

    My sixth form choices atm is the school I'm currently at and the two schools literally next door. As in across the street. It's just easier and some subjects can be taken at the other two schools and such which is cool. How's everyone else?
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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    I use GCSEPod, my maths, PiXL and my old books for maths revision, don't worry I'm slacking in maths too but I'm trying to get back on scratch


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    Thanks for the reply and recommended resources. I did the pixl paper's and achieved a 7. What did you get?

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    (Original post by StrawberryJan)
    Our class looked at LOADSSS of past papers for Maths. As in basically all of them. We did it during class in semi-test conditions but we could whisper sorta with our partners. At the end we'd correct our work with another colour pen to show how to do the question correctly.

    For revising, get a sheet of paper and, for every topic/ work, copy two or three example from your book. Copy down the diagrams and every single step on how to do the question. That way you can see how to do lots of equations without having to flick through a lot of books.

    For English, I just learned how to blag basically, haha. You have to make sure that one quote can mean one BIG thing to have lots of detail or it could mean multiple things (e.g. Jewel being prcious but also just an object to look at instead of being a person). Hope this helps xx
    Thanks you have been very helpful. I need to start on doing maths revision as ypu have said. I am doing better at English than maths which is a big surprise and did get the english award last year.

    Have you made any revision notes for maths and what board are you doing?

    Im ganna do all the maths past papers mark them and grade them. We did one past paper last year and got an A. Thanks for the advice x

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    (Original post by haseeb798)
    Thanks for the reply and recommended resources. I did the pixl paper's and achieved a 7. What did you get?

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    I'll tell you when I remember because I've done so many papers, it's hard to remember what I got. I think I got a 6 though because that's my average.


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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    I'll tell you when I remember because I've done so many papers, it's hard to remember what I got. I think I got a 6 though because that's my average.


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    That's good. You still have time to improve your grade. Good luck to your future mocks and your gcse exams and your results.
 
 
 
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