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    Thank you! Despite getting all passable grades, I was slightly disappointed with a couple of my GCSE grades so I'm going into panic mode trying to be well revised and have a plan for the next step & it's not going well😳😩
    Same here with the trying to be well revised; admittedly I did do quite well at GCSE but a lot of my subjects were not thoroughly revised, so I definitely want to stay on top of all my work this year. Try not to panic too much yet though; its still early stages
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    Same here with the trying to be well revised; admittedly I did do quite well at GCSE but a lot of my subjects were not thoroughly revised, so I definitely want to stay on top of all my work this year. Try not to panic too much yet though; its still early stages
    Thank you!! Yeah it's still early days, I'll see how it goes!☺️
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    Thank you!! Yeah it's still early days, I'll see how it goes!☺️
    To be honest, I should really be taking my own advice rather than giving it to you :lol:
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    To be honest, I should really be taking my own advice rather than giving it to you :lol:
    With those grades you should quit sixth form and become a tutor!!! 😂
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    (Original post by J0333)
    With those grades you should quit sixth form and become a tutor!!! 😂
    I'm not that smart, trust me 😂 Thanks though 😂
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    I'm not that smart, trust me 😂 Thanks though 😂
    Hmm, don't doubt yourself! You must be like top 5% of the country in intelligence!😃
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    Hmm, don't doubt yourself! You must be like top 5% of the country in intelligence!😃
    Aw thank you, but no, definitely not the top 5%; maybe around 25% perhaps
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    Aw thank you, but no, definitely not the top 5%; maybe around 25% perhaps
    A*s in so many subjects? I got none & only 1 A, the rest were Bs & Cs 😩😭


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    A*s in so many subjects? I got none & only 1 A, the rest were Bs & Cs 😩😭


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    Okay, so maybe I'm a bit smart but Bs and Cs are far from bad though! And well done for the A!! The way I see it, if you put in all your effort, then you can't ask for better grades because that's your capability.
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    Welcome to the official Year 12 Thread! (2016-2017) :bigsmile::borat::bunny::clap2::dance::elefant::excited:

    *grabs an old school microphone descending from the ceiling*

    Students! We're going to embark on a journey like we have never experienced! The first year of the A-levels :work:! The jump may seem big to some of you from the GCSEs that we did, but show no fear! Fence with them, en garde and riposte! :fight:

    Now time to tell us who you are. :hello:

    - Introduce yourself
    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    - What subjects are you planning to take?
    - Your favourite subject(s)?
    - Your ideal future occupation? :smartass:

    Future Oxbridge applicants:

    Cambridge - ColossalAtom, CyberJake, Mahrez, emi.hopkins, TSlayerr, enidblytonlife, MezmorisedPotato, CloakedSpartan, metellaest, drapplepilot, Enigmatically, emmald583, hxfsxh, DamnDaniel2, Banana00

    Oxford - kennethdcharles

    (Let me know if one of these is your trajectory, then I'll add you there. Also feel free to recommend some I haven't added on yet)

    Aspiring medical doctor(s): ColossalAtom, LDS16, drapplepilot, nisha.sri, Fractite, snoamdaila, abbi.rebecca, starstudent7, MezmorisedPotato, homeland.lsw, Elliwhi

    Aspiring lawyer(s): LieutenantJ, cherryblossoming, lonyeka, sahil19, Juedjegfewo, hxfsxh

    Aspiring banker(s): AdeptDz, DamnDaniel2

    Aspiring physicist(s): kennethdcharles

    Aspiring engineer(s): Mahrez, sfairy27, Chemgawd99, ElMcDonald, enidblytonlife

    Aspiring dentist(s): icy_typhoon, sulaimanali

    Aspiring teacher(s): lozza_X, amybmth, Jazzy_j_, NiamhM1801, CharmingCat, AlevelBiologist

    Aspiring computer developer(s): Vyres, shirleydongj, CyberJake, Lelanor, Waveyalex, CloakedSpartan

    Aspiring veterinarian(s): Edosawr

    Aspiring actor(s)/actresses(s): sulaimanali

    Some bits of this was stolen from JTran38 year 11 thread.

    I'm always continuously editing.
    Hi!! :ciao:

    I'm Kirsty and I'm from the South West!

    I'm really sporty and do triathlons and anything else that I have time for!!

    I am taking Geography Maths Biology and Chemistry.

    My favourite subjects are Geography and Maths.

    My future occupation: Geographer, Police Officer or Elite Athlete! (Not yet decided, I'll see how I go!!)
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    Okay, so maybe I'm a bit smart but Bs and Cs are far from bad though! And well done for the A!! The way I see it, if you put in all your effort, then you can't ask for better grades because that's your capability.
    Thank you, this made me happy! It's so tough to be the best you personally can be and be proud of that in such a competitive world! I am happy with most of my grades!😁


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    Thank you, this made me happy! It's so tough to be the best you personally can be and be proud of that in such a competitive world! I am happy with most of my grades!😁


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    You're so right when you talk about the competitive world- I go to a grammar school whereby everyone is pretty much expected to get 10 decent passes at GCSE, As,Bs and A*s at A-Level, and then go to a Russel Group uni. Obviously there are no complaints because one would not go to a grammar school unless they desired to endure such an education, but there is so much competition between people, where there really shouldn't be. For example, if someone got 10A*s at GCSE, and they heard that someone else also got the same, they would, of course, be happy for them, but there's that mindset like "damn, I should have gotten better than them". That's why I prefer to just be satisfied with what I do because I put in that much effort so there's no point in being gloomy about grades I couldn't actually achieve. I mean I got an A in Biology, but I had been absolutely certain that it could not have been any higher than a B.

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    I think I'll be finished with AS Biology content before October hits. How's everyone finding year 12 so far?
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    You're so right when you talk about the competitive world- I go to a grammar school whereby everyone is pretty much expected to get 10 decent passes at GCSE, As,Bs and A*s at A-Level, and then go to a Russel Group uni. Obviously there are no complaints because one would not go to a grammar school unless they desired to endure such an education, but there is so much competition between people, where there really shouldn't be. For example, if someone got 10A*s at GCSE, and they heard that someone else also got the same, they would, of course, be happy for them, but there's that mindset like "damn, I should have gotten better than them". That's why I prefer to just be satisfied with what I do because I put in that much effort so there's no point in being gloomy about grades I couldn't actually achieve. I mean I got an A in Biology, but I had been absolutely certain that it could not have been any higher than a B.

    PS:Pardon the essay :lol:
    Preach👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 🏼 love this! Be proud of yourself, because if only effort was shown instead of natural ability, the world would have such a different outlook😃


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    A sister with 15A*'a at GCSE, 3A*'s an A and a B at A-Level, and then me. 3 A's, 2 B's, 3 C's and a D at GCSE....and only doing 3 A-Levels so she's going to be better than me still. Hard not to feel awful about myself when I don't know of anybody else with that many A*'s at GCSE!! 😭


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    A sister with 15A*'a at GCSE, 3A*'s an A and a B at A-Level, and then me. 3 A's, 2 B's, 3 C's and a D at GCSE....and only doing 3 A-Levels so she's going to be better than me still. Hard not to feel awful about myself when I don't know of anybody else with that many A*'s at GCSE!! 😭


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    A-levels are a fresh start. Use that to your advantage :-)
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    Preach👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 🏼 love this! Be proud of yourself, because if only effort was shown instead of natural ability, the world would have such a different outlook😃


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    Haha I have a way with words 😝😊 And precisely what you said 👏👏 Would you like to continue this conversation in PM?; I feel as though we're dominating the thread 😬😂
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    A-levels are a fresh start. Use that to your advantage :-)
    I suppose. What upsets me is I did at least as much work as my sister....I'm just not as intelligent clearly.


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    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂


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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂
    Tbh I only feel the leap in Biology
 
 
 
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