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    hi all i'm starting my GCSE's in September like alot of 14/15 yr olds. One of my subjects i will be taking is Learing For Life And Work. The examination board is CCEA, that the only exam board i know that does the subject. I downloaded the Specification off their site, (anyone who wants to download it, its the same as the Specification for the first teaching in september 2003)
    Anyways, I was just wondering if any can give me, and others, some pointers of the subject, like what should we do to get a good grade etc.....
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    Learning for life and work - that's got to be the strangest subject I've heard of. It sounds to me like the kind of subject that you will do very well at if you are doing to do well at your other subjects. It probably combines skills from many subjects and compiles it into one.

    At my school we were given a "leaver's package" which was taught to us in our tutorial lessons in the last seven or so weeks of the year. They included stuff like learning how to write cheques correctly (probably the most patronising lesson I've ever had) to first aid and drug awareness. "Learning for life and work" is probably a variation of this, like PSCHE or "leaning to Learn".

    If you are a quite intelligent person I think you sould get a good grade at this subject just by using things that you have learnt from other subjects.
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    this sounds terrible. so terrible i am going to do some research...

    ok, so let me give it a review:

    first thing i noticed was that its by CCEA. who the hell even does their exams?

    second, it's modular. modular GCSEs are the root of all evil, and completely worthless.

    third - 'make an action plan' - yeah, this is ********

    group discussion - oh please.

    application of number - "show you can calculate a percentage...", "use a calculator..."

    i could go on, but i don't want to. it looks like it's a subject anyone who has 2 brain cells and isn't a total recluse (it seems to be centred around 'discussions') can get an A* in. however, just the name makes it sound like a completely worthless subject, so don't expect it to carry much weight later on...

    if i were you, i would swap it for another more sensible subject. if your school makes you do it, either get your parents to write a threatening letter to the headmaster, saying how it is against your religion to do subjects like this, or kill yourself.
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    note: don't actually kill yourself, i would hate to have a death on my conscience.
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    lol ppl in Northern Ireland do CCEA, ppl in england and scotland dont do it as far as i know
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    gosh, how ignorant of me.
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    (Original post by chewwy)
    gosh, how ignorant of me.
    lol
 
 
 

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