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    one thing im unsure of going into college is the timetables etc as we havent got one in advance, so im not sure what to expect.
    im taking 3 a levels, english lang/lit, media, computing + critical thinking (which i got told was only an hour a week subject) and it would be nice to know what i can expect?
    5 days a week work 5 hours a day? or what, i really dont know!
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    I'm due to start AS Levels in September. We have 4 hours a week per subject and most people take 4 subjects in Year12. I was told at the induction day that we used to have 5, but tghen it was reduced to bring it in line with the rest of the County. I think it varies from shool to school, so you should find out when you go back.
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    Yeah...I think we have 5 hours per AS subject (and I think they also say you need another 5 hours altogether for home study...but I'm not sure).
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    I haven't been given a time table. I was hoping to know what I was doing and how long for, before school starts on Wednesday. I expect the first day (probably just the morning lol) will be spent sorting out time tables etc...
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    I had 3 lessons a week (5.25 hours) of everything except French, which for some reason was only 2 lessons a week (3.5 hours).
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    i found out on the 6th
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    I think its quite normal to do 3 have 3 lessons per week, per subject. Our lessons were 1 hr 25 long.

    Quite alot of people in the second year had no lessons at all on one day. I'm not sure if this is nececarily a good thing.
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    i will have 21 hours- so loads of free periods, great! i get to go to school late- yippee
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    I think it's three lessons a week in my 3 subjects, and then one for compulsory certificate theology, and one for my key skills IT (but I might not even turn up to those last two things.)

    There's 4 potential lessons per day, 5 days, 20 periods... so I'll have at least 9 frees, woo.
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    in AS, I had 22hours of lessons over 5days, but i didn't get any days off. Now, in A2 I'm going to have 18hours over 5days, but monday i only have lessons in the morning
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    i love free periods!
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    Hehe yeh. On my new A2 timetable, i only have 3 lessons a day, out of a six period day!
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    (Original post by robf)
    Hehe yeh. On my new A2 timetable, i only have 3 lessons a day, out of a six period day!
    wow, do you get to stay at home when you have these free periods?
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    For me;

    3 subjects, 3 lessons of each a week, each lasting 1.5 hours.

    = 13.5 hours

    + 1.5 hours of Key Skills
    + 1.5 hours of Enrichment

    = 16.5 hours.

    And I often skip enrichment too.
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    Last year (A2) I had a completely free Wednesday I should've used the time to do work but I didn't.
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    I have to go into school every day as I'm going to sixth form, not college. I do 4 A levels, 4 hours a week. So thats 16. +2 for GCSE Russian, +1 for PE and +1 for PSE. So thats 20 periods out of the 25 periods in a week.
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    yeah ive noticed that most schools are funny about the amount of time you have to be in shcool (i.e. cutting free periods down) i hear that even if you only do 3 AS's they make sure they have you in every day
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    When I go back to school, we will have 3 x 100minute lessons per A- Level option in a 2 week timetable, and 1 x 100 minute lesson of general studies every 2 weeks. Then 5 free periods over the 2 weeks.
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    We have 10, 30 minute periods a day. That is 50 a week. Within those, we have 4 (AS Level Subjects)* 10(Periods) for proper teaching. Additionaly we have 4 Periods of Games, 4 Free Periods and 2 Periods of General Studies. That makes 50 I think.

    This comes to 5 hours a week of each subject.
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    I have school all day everyday...9-4.30.
    Im not even allowed to leave if i havent got lessons!
    So, for instance, on mondays last year, i had no lessons all day until 3.30, yet I had to come in at 9 as usual.
    But hey, it keeps you working.
 
 
 

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