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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    13 lessons? Are they 1 hour each? Seems excessive..
    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    How come?


    It is not late to start now.
    Well I'm not sure if this is how every other school does it, but at my school if you choose to do Maths + FM you get 2 A2s, and you finish A2 Maths in year 12. You spend year 13 doing FM. I think.

    And yeah, our lessons are 50 minutes long. But with HL IB Maths I only have 5 lessons a week...
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Is it reasonable of my school to only start the EPQ AFTER easter? :lolwut:
    Isn't there a hand in date around about March? They might be thinking of having you hand it then. That's what my friend is doing (but he's in year 13).
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Well I'm not sure if this is how every other school does it, but at my school if you choose to do Maths + FM you get 2 A2s, and you finish A2 Maths in year 12. You spend year 13 doing FM. I think.

    And yeah, our lessons are 50 minutes long. But with HL IB Maths I only have 5 lessons a week...
    Maths and F.Maths are separate A Levels, so yeah, that's how every school does it. Mine does AS Maths and F.Maths in Year 12 (it's SO easy :rolleyes:), A2 for both in Year 13.

    I only get 5 lessons for Maths per week, my teacher is hopefully pushing for more in Year 13, 5 is pretty low, but your school's A Level class mustn't be doing much else in terms of subjects :lolwut:
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Maths and F.Maths are separate A Levels, so yeah, that's how every school does it. Mine does AS Maths and F.Maths in Year 12 (it's SO easy :rolleyes:), A2 for both in Year 13.

    I only get 5 lessons for Maths per week, my teacher is hopefully pushing for more in Year 13, 5 is pretty low, but your school's A Level class mustn't be doing much else in terms of subjects :lolwut:
    Well the A Level Maths and FM Maths people still do two other As... I think some end up with 4 A2s. But people who do Maths and FM don't have that many free periods a week, probably 4-5 which is still one more than most IBers have.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Well the A Level Maths and FM Maths people still do two other As... I think some end up with 4 A2s. But people who do Maths and FM don't have that many free periods a week, probably 4-5 which is still one more than most IBers have.
    I do 4 as's and I have five hours for each subject including maths. If you do fm it counts as another five hours. We do an as in further and maths and then both A2 next year if you want to!
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Well the A Level Maths and FM Maths people still do two other As... I think some end up with 4 A2s. But people who do Maths and FM don't have that many free periods a week, probably 4-5 which is still one more than most IBers have.
    How many periods exist in your week? :lolwut: I'm doing 4 subjects on timetable, 5 lessons per week for non-maths, 6 for maths (was mistaken before, not 5), and only 4 free periods. Even if your school day is longer (private school right?), 13 hours per week seems a lot, and excessive.

    I think I'm beginning to see why private schools may get "better" results on average :mmm:
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    How many periods exist in your week? :lolwut: I'm doing 4 subjects on timetable, 5 lessons per week for non-maths, 6 for maths (was mistaken before, not 5), and only 4 free periods. Even if your school day is longer (private school right?), 13 hours per week seems a lot, and excessive.

    I think I'm beginning to see why private schools may get "better" results on average :mmm:
    Private school here too, here's how ours works:

    4 Options max.

    Any lesson (maths or not): 5 hours a week.

    We have 5 lessons a day, one hour for each option and a free. That free is where people can opt to do critical thinking/have their language oral lessons/extra curricular/pshe/dofe

    So people generally have 2/3 frees a week.

    If you do further maths, you do 10 hours of maths (it counts as 2 options) and you finish Maths A2 in a year. And then you do further maths a2 in second year with your two other A2 Levels.

    We start at 9, finish at 3:40

    5 hours are lessons
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    How many periods exist in your week? :lolwut: I'm doing 4 subjects on timetable, 5 lessons per week for non-maths, 6 for maths (was mistaken before, not 5), and only 4 free periods. Even if your school day is longer (private school right?), 13 hours per week seems a lot, and excessive.

    I think I'm beginning to see why private schools may get "better" results on average :mmm:
    6 periods per day, each 50 minutes long.
    I only have 4 free periods a week and I have: 5 periods per week per higher level, so 15 periods gone. 3 periods per week per standard level, so 9 periods gone. I have 2 more periods taken up by Theory of Knowledge, so 26 periods worth of lessons.

    Also, contribution to this thread I made will be appreciated: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2615536
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    we start at 8:50, ends at 3:50, eight periods in total, each 35 min
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Private school here too, here's how ours works:

    4 Options max.

    Any lesson (maths or not): 5 hours a week.

    We have 5 lessons a day, one hour for each option and a free. That free is where people can opt to do critical thinking/have their language oral lessons/extra curricular/pshe/dofe

    So people generally have 2/3 frees a week.

    If you do further maths, you do 10 hours of maths (it counts as 2 options) and you finish Maths A2 in a year. And then you do further maths a2 in second year with your two other A2 Levels.

    We start at 9, finish at 3:40

    5 hours are lessons
    I'm at an independent not private but our lessons work the same as fishes, each block is 5 taught hours and fm counts as a block! We are in from 9-415 Monday Tuesday and then 9-3 the rest of the week, I only have two frees, the rest are pew or ucas/uni support
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    (Original post by Futuremedic2096)
    I'm at an independent not private but our lessons work the same as fishes, each block is 5 taught hours and fm counts as a block! We are in from 9-415 Monday Tuesday and then 9-3 the rest of the week, I only have two frees, the rest are pew or ucas/uni support
    What's the difference between independent and private?
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    we start at 8:50, ends at 3:50, eight periods in total, each 35 min
    35 min periods that's really odd, mine are 75
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What's the difference between independent and private?
    It's effectively private, but were all funded by One mega rich guy! So no one pays, it's quite elitist though
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    (Original post by Futuremedic2096)
    It's effectively private, but were all funded by One mega rich guy! So no one pays, it's quite elitist though
    So no one has to pay, someone else pays for you? But it does cost?

    That's independent...

    Mines private, I just don't pay
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    So no one has to pay, someone else pays for you? But it does cost?

    That's independent...

    Mines private, I just don't pay
    I don't know what you'd call it but independent sounds about right! It costs but none of us if that makes sense, someone else pays for all of us, it's awfully peculiar
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Private school here too, here's how ours works:

    4 Options max.

    Any lesson (maths or not): 5 hours a week.

    We have 5 lessons a day, one hour for each option and a free. That free is where people can opt to do critical thinking/have their language oral lessons/extra curricular/pshe/dofe

    So people generally have 2/3 frees a week.

    If you do further maths, you do 10 hours of maths (it counts as 2 options) and you finish Maths A2 in a year. And then you do further maths a2 in second year with your two other A2 Levels.

    We start at 9, finish at 3:40

    5 hours are lessons
    That's basically my set up, but one free is replaced with a 6th maths lesson for F.Maths, another lesson for certain other subjects, or PE for everyone else.
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    (Original post by Futuremedic2096)
    I don't know what you'd call it but independent sounds about right! It costs but none of us if that makes sense, someone else pays for all of us, it's awfully peculiar
    Yeah I get it

    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    That's basically my set up, but one free is replaced with a 6th maths lesson for F.Maths, another lesson for certain other subjects, or PE for everyone else.
    We have compulsory PE session once a week
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yeah I get it



    We have compulsory PE session once a week
    We have games, which is 85 min on Wednesday after lunch.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yeah I get it



    We have compulsory PE session once a week
    We have an optional sports session once a week at a local sports centre we hire, it's an option I don't usually take
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    We have games, which is 85 min on Wednesday after lunch.
    (Original post by Futuremedic2096)
    We have an optional sports session once a week at a local sports centre we hire, it's an option I don't usually take
    If it was optional I'd be more likely to go, nowadays I just don't show up.
 
 
 
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