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    I aint gettin to do A level RE because the head of RE is a b***h and wont let me even though I got an A in the subject......grrrrrrr :mad: xoxo
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    No longer being permitted to study French, because it's in the same line as Drama (both of which I kind of need to do Vocal Studies later on, which is the degree I'd really like to do). My school claimed they were going to try to sort it out, and didn't tell me until towards the end of the exam period that, whoops, they hadn't been able to do it after all and had forgotten to tell me.

    I'm looking into ways of doing French (or at least some sort of language) out of school.
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    Grr! I've just looked at the subject columns for my sixth form's A levels and Economics clashes with Geography! :hmpf: Stoopid school! So I'm forced to replace Economics with something else (probably English Lit or English Lang/Lit - haven't decided yet)... Gawd, why do school's have to be so mindless when it comes to structuring timetables?!
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    I wanted to do spanish instead of biology but i couldn't because of timetabling reasons I was annoyed for a while but i am going to carry spanish on out of school somewhere instead
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    (Original post by tammy_girl)
    I aint gettin to do A level RE because the head of RE is a b***h and wont let me even though I got an A in the subject......grrrrrrr :mad: xoxo
    :hugs: Hope your other choice is just as good, if not better
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    Well I'm off to sixth form college to see if my subject choices are available!
    Wish me luck!
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    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Pixelated)
    Hopefully one of the following: Pharmacy (and then entry for Medicine as a postgrad), Biochemistry, Biomedicine or Geography (Physical) with Management (the main reason I chose Economics). As you can see I have a lot of narrowing down to do; that'll happen once I've experienced the courses at A-level though. What about you? Any ideas?
    Why not do Medicine first, then go for Pharmacy? Thing is, with interbacculate (sp?) degrees in Med you can get a degree in a year, midway through your med degree. I dunno if Pharmacy is on offer in such a system, but certainly there're loads of other options like Pharmacology and what-nots. Med certainly has more options to it at the end as well, with a range of fields of specialisation, if you change your mind about Pharmacy. Besides, you want your first degree to be the longer one cus you got parents supporting you in the first one!
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    (Original post by xlouisedoll)
    I wanted to drop the GCSE Russian I'm doing along-side my A levels so I could take up AS Chemistry, but my head of 6th form said I'd be too Science-y (what with already doing Psych, Human Bio and Maths Stats), I then wanted to change it into French, but it completely clashed with my other classes so I couldn't (wouldn't fit into the timetable).
    Too sciencey? Well considering Psychology isn't always considered a science, and some unis prefer Bio as opposed to Human Bio - I certainly wouldn't say you're too sciencey. Besides, if science is what you're gonna pursue at uni, being sciencey is good! My close friend did Chem, Physics, Maths and F. Maths. A guy in my year who headed into Medicine did Bio, Chem, Maths, F.Maths and Physics. AS Chem opens a lot of doors, science-wise - it's usually the "essential" requirement, and Biology is only preferred. Very rarely is Bio an "essential" requirement - or the uni would simply ask for any 2 sciences.
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    (Original post by Satine)
    No longer being permitted to study French, because it's in the same line as Drama (both of which I kind of need to do Vocal Studies later on, which is the degree I'd really like to do). My school claimed they were going to try to sort it out, and didn't tell me until towards the end of the exam period that, whoops, they hadn't been able to do it after all and had forgotten to tell me.

    I'm looking into ways of doing French (or at least some sort of language) out of school.
    Carrying on a language outside of school is defo possible. I haven't done it myself, but this TSR guy Marco who's going to Nottingham - he taught himself German and is now fluent and he only took it up a couple of years ago. A German TSR guy said Marco's German's perfect. All he did was hang with German friends, German TV and radio and German novels. He speaks 5 languages fluently and is taking up Russia and Dutch atm and since he's going to uni in Sep, I'm guessing he's taking lessons outside or else teaching himself.
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    (Original post by irisng)
    Too sciencey? Well considering Psychology isn't always considered a science, and some unis prefer Bio as opposed to Human Bio - I certainly wouldn't say you're too sciencey. Besides, if science is what you're gonna pursue at uni, being sciencey is good! My close friend did Chem, Physics, Maths and F. Maths. A guy in my year who headed into Medicine did Bio, Chem, Maths, F.Maths and Physics. AS Chem opens a lot of doors, science-wise - it's usually the "essential" requirement, and Biology is only preferred. Very rarely is Bio an "essential" requirement - or the uni would simply ask for any 2 sciences.
    (Oops forgot to mention something..!) The waiting list for Chem was about 25 people long though So it was pretty impossible for me to do it anyway, even if I wanted to come across as too Sciency! Ah well..onwards and upwards.
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    (Original post by xlouisedoll)
    (Oops forgot to mention something..!) The waiting list for Chem was about 25 people long though So it was pretty impossible for me to do it anyway, even if I wanted to come across as too Sciency! Ah well..onwards and upwards.
    Oh right. That's a shame, even though I'm not a big fan of Chemistry lol! What's a waiting list?? Is it like, the order in which each of your timetables will be sorted or something?
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    (Original post by irisng)
    Oh right. That's a shame, even though I'm not a big fan of Chemistry lol! What's a waiting list?? Is it like, the order in which each of your timetables will be sorted or something?
    It means a subject is over-subscribed and people are "queing" for entry to that subject. So if you're 10th on a waiting list, 9 people will have priority over you when a free slot in the subject opens up (so your chances aren't very high).
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    (Original post by ali p)
    Good luck!
    Thanks I have just come back from my sixth form and my subjects have been confirmed
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    I'll be finding out tomorrow if I can do the subjects I would like to do . I'm going to be asking to do Film studies (A2), Media studies (A-Level) and Psychology (A-Level - really want to do this as it gives me a boost on the Psychology degree I like the look of if I go to Uni). I will be asking if I will be able to take anything else to make the most of my time there but they might advise against it as I'm doing it all in one year unless they give me a schoolership of some kind next year (Sept 2006).

    I shouldn't have a problem with the subjects I want to take as "the College can offer a uniquely flexible and broad A level curriculum. Virtually any combination is possible within the wide range of subjects offered and a great deal of advice is available to enable students to plan the most appropriate programme of study" as it says on the website and it is very true. I remember having more free time than one of my friends in 6th form last year as they had taken so many AS'. She got to take a very wide range of subjects but it did mean alot of work for her. I think she only had like 3 or 4 hours free on her time table :s:. Thats what happens when a person takes 6 AS' I guess.
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    iv managed to get all my chosen subject very easily, i played around with several subject combinations and they all seemed to fit :s maybe im just lucky, im doin maths, further maths, geog and IT
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    Yeh I was lucky too. I did Chem, Bio, Eng Lit and Art and none of them clashed.
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    There are some combinations that NEVER seem to clash, such as Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry, but if you want to do a balance between arts and sciences then you're more likely to encounter problems, that's what our head of sixth form said anyway...
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    (Original post by heninacoop)
    There are some combinations that NEVER seem to clash, such as Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry, but if you want to do a balance between arts and sciences then you're more likely to encounter problems, that's what our head of sixth form said anyway...
    Tis silly 'coz they want you to do a mix of arts and sciences anyway! Tis crazy.

    Thankfully most of mine have been ok 'coz it's a small school in comparison to some, and they want my parents' money, lol, so they're willing to fiddle about with option blocks to accommodate people. But I really wanted to do Classics and 'because of timetabling issues' I can't...even though the head is a Classics teacher and has a virtually free timetable!
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    Okay I've just come back from my college and I have been able to do the ones I wanted. They even let me carry on with Theatre Studies (which I wanted to do more than media anyway but was not sure they would let me) despite my E grade in my AS result :eek: . So I will be doing Theatre Studies AS re-take (September - January) and A2 (January - May/June), Film studies re-take of FS2 and FS3 (September - January) and A2 (January - May/June) and Phycology AS and A2 (September - May/June) while doing GCSE biology (September - May/June) as I don't have a C in a GCSE sciece subject.

    As my college sort out most of the time table after getting all peoples choices they and I have little to worry about clashing subjects (which can happen but is sorted out within the first weeks of going back anyway).

    Give me luck that I can keep up with all that work and get good grades as it's in a year :eek: . Oh dear what have I let myself in for :s: :vroam: .

    (Original post by Rasta)
    Thankfully most of mine have been ok 'coz it's a small school in comparison to some, and they want my parents' money, lol, so they're willing to fiddle about with option blocks to accommodate people
    ^^^ Yeah I know isn't that just the truth :rolleyes: . They'll do anything for the money.
 
 
 

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