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    I've got three modules in Jan, Gen. studies, C1 and S1. Not amused that I've STILL not go a textbook for either C1 or S1, because the current Y13 havent sorted their act out re: returning their maths textbooks!
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    that it only gets harder from here...
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    So much harder than AS. More interesting too though.
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    Not as bad as I expected! I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics.

    Maths - everything new has been so easy so far. I did Add Maths so C1 was dead easy, and C2 seems like more of the same...

    Further Maths - only really covered the matrices stuff so far, and that's all very new, but it fits together nicely. Not too hard so far

    Physics - I keep thinking I don't understand it, then I somehow got an A in the test (of past questions)! No idea. But it seems alright.

    Economics - so far mostly just GCSE stuff :P some new stuff mixed in, but it's very straightforward.

    So... good I'd say
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    (Original post by Evanesyne)
    So much work! In the first 2 weeks I've had 3 essays, 3 end of topic tests and and endless amount of h/w on top of h/w. It's basically bam, bam, bam all the time. Although that might have something to do with 5 subjects :p: It's only been 3 weeks at the moment, but it's starting to slow down - I think.
    What's the cambridge pre-u Gp thing?

    I'm doing EPQ , but in june. I'll do research/read up on my question now, but do it next year in june 011, and finish over the summer. It'd be better for me that way.
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    Biology - fascinating, but alot to learn and remember. I've self taught my self 2/3 of the course. Only one good teacher
    Physics- hard, but manageable, but still, pretty darn hard. Will suceeed i hope.
    Maths - hard, but manageable.
    Chemistry- if you did triple award, this should be a breeze.
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    Not as bad as I expected! I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics.

    Maths - everything new has been so easy so far. I did Add Maths so C1 was dead easy, and C2 seems like more of the same...

    Further Maths - only really covered the matrices stuff so far, and that's all very new, but it fits together nicely. Not too hard so far

    Physics - I keep thinking I don't understand it, then I somehow got an A in the test (of past questions)! No idea. But it seems alright.

    Economics - so far mostly just GCSE stuff :P some new stuff mixed in, but it's very straightforward.

    So... good I'd say
    haha same for physics. You do a question, you get it right, but then have no idea since you didn't fully understand it. I guess it'll come with practise
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    I'm doing maths, further maths, psychology and economics.
    Not sure the maths/further maths is for me as much as I thought it'd be. Sorta wish I'd swapped the further maths for geography which was my original choice but it clashed :/

    Overall enjoying it though, psychology is really interesting
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    (Original post by ZZZZoe)
    I'm doing maths, further maths, psychology and economics.
    Not sure the maths/further maths is for me as much as I thought it'd be. Sorta wish I'd swapped the further maths for geography which was my original choice but it clashed :/

    Overall enjoying it though, psychology is really interesting
    lmao i did geog maths econ and psychology for AS, dropped geog ;P
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    Maths - awesome
    Biology - awesome
    Geography - awesome
    English lit - okay
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    The lessons are okay, but can sometimes be boring. The work isn't too difficult, but I'm worried that I'm going to fail. I don't know why, I just am.
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    After the first month of A2, I'm starting to wonder why people said it was so much harder than AS. I actually seem to be working less and getting very similar grades, and I'm not overworked all the time like I was last year. Not that I'm complaining, but I'm probably doing something wrong.
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    (Original post by sixthformer)
    What's the cambridge pre-u Gp thing?
    It's kind of like a two year long Extended Project. We sit and discuss issues, and then write essays. It was absolutely crap and a waste of time, so I dropped it.
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    Biology: Love it, it's so interesting but a lot of terms to learn!
    English Lit & Lang: Good texts and one brilliant teacher, 2nd fave so far
    Psychology: Interesting topics but way too many studies!!
    History: UGH.
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    physics - quite challenging, well more so than i thought, its the hardest out of my four lessons
    double maths - finding both the mathematics and further mathematics a level rather easy at the moment, coping fine with them. Only a few concepts have challenged me
    Economics - my favourite lesson out of them all as i have the best of classes!! The cirriciulum is very simple and straight forward too!
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    Eng Lit - interesting, teachers really push you to think outside the box, pretty tough though!
    History - much more interesting than at GCSE!
    Philosophy - really need to do lots of thinking, very hard work, probably my hardest subject
    Economics - bit dull, did it at GCSE with the same exam board so there's nothing new to learn for the first year

    Overall, pretty scared because I know it's just going to get harder.
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    Things are still going well
    Had a slight lull in work ethic, but back in track. Surprising how much a rubbish week affects my desire to work hard.
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    I'm not worried about the work-I'm more worried about all the extra-curriculars I do...that's going to be the deciding factor IMO....
 
 
 
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