The Current Year 11 Thread Mark I (2016-2017)

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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Well, you have ages to decide! Have Ireland reformed their A-levels, or is it still AS/A2? If they haven't yet, you can take 4 then drop 1 after the first year. In the UK, I think we're stuck with 3 subjects, for now. That will help you leave your options open, like going w/ Biology, Chemistry, English and French, so you can go either route. Good luck with whichever path you decide on following!



    Good luck!
    Yeah well I have until January to decide😁 I can still change my mind after that though. Yep I'm the last year to do AS/A2 thank god! And nearly everyone in my school (top grammar) does 4 so I'll probably keep my options open like you said
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    (Original post by umar39)
    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.
    Hello ! I've done 27 challenges so far , I'm also quite new to the site but it's very enjoyable ! You should definetly give it a try!


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    Hello ! I've done 27 challenges so far , I'm also quite new to the site but it's very enjoyable ! You should definetly give it a try!


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    I'll try to do 1 a week
    They're quite hard apparently so I won't push myself so hard at first
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    Hey I'm ArkhamAsylum_
    I'm currently 15 and turning 16 next August. I'm not looking forward to yr 11 at all cos of all the stress...
    Is anyone here doing OCR Gateway b triple science?
    Or have done any of the controlled assessments?
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Hey I'm ArkhamAsylum_
    I'm currently 15 and turning 16 next August. I'm not looking forward to yr 11 at all cos of all the stress...
    Is anyone here doing OCR Gateway b triple science?
    Or have done any of the controlled assessments?
    Don't be stressed! You have a long time to prepare! (and turn around any grades you're not happy with)
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    Don't be stressed! You have a long time to prepare! (and turn around any grades you're not happy with)
    Thanks. I am happy with my grades for maths and science but I am especially worried about history as I do not have a good teacher at school and my class is very disruptive and so it is very difficult to learn anything. I guess I will have to learn all of the content at home. What do you recommend i do?
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Hey I'm ArkhamAsylum_
    I'm currently 15 and turning 16 next August. I'm not looking forward to yr 11 at all cos of all the stress...
    Is anyone here doing OCR Gateway b triple science?
    Or have done any of the controlled assessments?
    I'm doing OCR gateway b

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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Thanks. I am happy with my grades for maths and science but I am especially worried about history as I do not have a good teacher at school and my class is very disruptive and so it is very difficult to learn anything. I guess I will have to learn all of the content at home. What do you recommend i do?
    What exam board are you on for History?
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    I'm doing OCR gateway b

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    Have you done any of the controlled assessments?
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    What exam board are you on for History?
    AQA
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    AQA
    Oh ok, I'm on OCR. Are you on History B? I'd maybe look at the spec, tbh, to see what you need to learn. Your textbook might help in that regard.
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Have you done any of the controlled assessments?
    Yes we've done all 3, I got 45/48 on bio and chem and 44/48 on physics so if you need advice on anything I could give you some tips

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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Oh ok, I'm on OCR. Are you on History B? I'd maybe look at the spec, tbh, to see what you need to learn. Your textbook might help in that regard.
    Yhh i'm doing history b. That's a good idea, i will look at the spec. I will revise from the textbook and do some past papers so I should be fine. Thanks.
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Yhh i'm doing history b. That's a good idea, i will look at the spec. I will revise from the textbook and do some past papers so I should be fine. Thanks.
    Good luck! Once you're back in school you can ask your teacher to explain anything you're unsure about after class.
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    (Original post by snikerio)
    Yes we've done all 3, I got 45/48 on bio and chem and 44/48 on physics so if you need advice on anything I could give you some tips

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    Wow well done . I've already finished my physics one (my teacher is still marking them) and I have done the research and the plan for chemistry but still have part 3 left to do when school starts again. Currently, I am doing the research on biology (osmosis). How many pages did you do for the research for bio? How detailed did you go for the question on the difference in structure of animal & plant cells? Could you just give me any tips for the research?
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Wow well done . I've already finished my physics one (my teacher is still marking them) and I have done the research and the plan for chemistry but still have part 3 left to do when school starts again. Currently, I am doing the research on biology (osmosis). How many pages did you do for the research for bio? How detailed did you go for the question on the difference in structure of animal & plant cells? Could you just give me any tips for the research?
    Thank you
    For the osmosis one, I believe I brought about 7 pages of just copied and pasted info and wrote up 4 sides (with a 2 side bibliography). We were given a double lesson for that so I had plenty of time to sort out the parts most relevant to the questions in lesson. I'm sure you know this, but the bibliography is soooo important. Make sure you get everything your teacher tells you to include - the entire URL, the author, the date when it was last edited, when you accessed it and the company or organisation that made it. We were also told specifically not to use Wikipedia. Don't forget to reference as you go as well.

    For the structure, I believe I just printed off a picture of the two different types of cells and used that as a reference. I had two sections; similarities and differences. If I recognised the part of the cell I would add what it was used for; i.e. mitochondria for respiration, because organisms need to respire etc etc. I also mentioned the names of some stuff that were in the diagram but I hadn't heard of like golgi apparatus. This probably wasn't the best strategy though. I would recommend finding out what parts of the cells we're required to know and discussing them in order to be efficient and cover anything that's required. Splitting it up into similarities and differences worked well. (bare in mind [I think] research isn't marked on content, but method, thus why there's so much emphasis on the bibliography)

    Good luck with your physics!



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