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I AM AT THE MOMENT STUDYING IN YEAR 10 IN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, BUT ALTHOUGH IN TOP FAST TRACK CLASS. I AM IN TOP SETS EXCEPT OF ENGLISH. I AM GREEK BY NATIONALITY. IN GREECE I WAS STUDYING IN SCHOOL LIKE GRAMMAR SCHOOL HERE. I VE COME TO UK LAST YEAR. BUT I WANT TO GO TO GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN UK, CUZ THEY R BETTER. COULD U GIVE ME ADVICE? SHOULD I GO THERE OR NOT IN THE YEAR 10, CUZ SOME PEOPLE TELL TO ME THAT IT CAN REALLY HARM MY GCSEs. BUT ALSO I AM THINKING TO GO TO SCIENCE SPECIALIST SCHOOL, WHICH IS NOT FAR FROM MY HOME. AND ALSO THERE IS NO ANY GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN MY BOROUGH, SO I AM THINKING TO GO TO APPLY FOR A PLACE IN A GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN ANOTHER BOROUGH. IN ADDITION BEFORE LAST YEAR, 1 MONTH LATER I VE COME TO UK I WAS INVITED FOR A SELECTIVE TEST FOR A GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BUT I DID'T GET RITE SCORE, I GOT 206 FROM REQUIRED 220, SO AS U SEE IT IS NOT A LOT. I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE OF MY ENGLISH. BUT NOW 1 YEAR LATER I AM READY FOR SUCK TEST AGAIN. DO U THINK THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO DO SUCK THING AGAIN????
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Erm,

It isn't a good idea to change schools in the middle of a GCSE course. When you're in year 11, apply to a really good college. It sounds like you're going to do pretty well in your GCSEs unless the school is worse than you're saying it is.
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Erm,

It isn't a good idea to change schools in the middle of a GCSE course. When you're in year 11, apply to a really good college. It sounds like you're going to do pretty well in your GCSEs unless the school is worse than you're saying it is.
u r rite, my teachers tell me same thing, but in my school pupils r not hard-working and the atmosphere is not nice and friendly, they are agressive. so also i wanna go to grammar school or science specialist cuz i wanna study medicine in the future,but before i should do well gcses,especially in science and maths, i wanna do 3 science subjects for gcse separately but my school only offers double science. thats why i am thinking to change a school
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u r rite, my teachers tell me same thing, but in my school pupils r not hard-working and the atmosphere is not nice and friendly, they are agressive. so also i wanna go to grammar school or science specialist cuz i wanna study medicine in the future,but before i should do well gcses,especially in science and maths, i wanna do 3 science subjects for gcse separately but my school only offers double science. thats why i am thinking to change a school
it doesnt matter if u do 3 or dual award. if u really want to though, just get some more books and read them, for ur own sake.
ur schools sounds different.
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it doesnt matter if u do 3 or dual award. if u really want to though, just get some more books and read them, for ur own sake.
ur schools sounds different.
i understand, but i am really now confused. but anyway i wanna go to science speacilist school at least. Do you know when exams in year 10 begin???
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I'd advise against it.

The disruption caused by moving schools during GCSE years would probably have a larger negative effect on your attainment than any positive from moving to a grammar school.

Perhaps you could consider moving schools after GCSEs (i.e., when you enter the 6th form).
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u r rite, my teachers tell me same thing, but in my school pupils r not hard-working and the atmosphere is not nice and friendly, they are agressive. so also i wanna go to grammar school or science specialist cuz i wanna study medicine in the future,but before i should do well gcses,especially in science and maths, i wanna do 3 science subjects for gcse separately but my school only offers double science. thats why i am thinking to change a school
For Medicine, it's more the A-Levels that matter.

However the DA students are a little behind the Sep. Sci. students when starting AS-Level science courses I think...
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i understand, but i am really now confused. but anyway i wanna go to science speacilist school at least. Do you know when exams in year 10 begin???
u dont have exams in yr 10..you might have mocks, im not sure.
in yr 11 you will have mocks xmas time, then gcses begin mid-may.
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u dont have exams in yr 10
Depends on the board.

I had an exam worth 25% in year 10 for Double Award Science.
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I'd advise against it.

The disruption caused by moving schools during GCSE years would probably have a larger negative effect on your attainment than any positive from moving to a grammar school.

Perhaps you could consider moving schools after GCSEs (i.e., when you enter the 6th form).
i will definitely go to grammar school after my gcses to 6th fro
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u dont have exams in yr 10..you might have mocks, im not sure.
in yr 11 you will have mocks xmas time, then gcses begin mid-may.
when do u do mainly ur english coursework in year 10???
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(Original post by IZZY!)
when do u do mainly ur english coursework in year 10???
It's staggered throughout both years (probably).
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when do u do mainly ur english coursework in year 10???
i did mine throughout yr 10, and some in the beginning of yr 11.
You are stressing too much. You should be enjoying life atm.
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i did mine throughout yr 10, and some in the beginning of yr 11.
You are stressing too much. You should be enjoying life atm.
i need an precise answer, cuz if i get to a grammar school or science specialist by 3rd term i think it wont harm my gcses
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i need an precise answer, cuz if i get to a grammar school or science specialist by 3rd term i think it wont harm my gcses
You'll have to do a lot of catching up.

But if the coursework schedules are similiar for the two schools, you should be able to hop across the gap pretty well.
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i need an precise answer, cuz if i get to a grammar school or science specialist by 3rd term i think it wont harm my gcses
Id say that if u want to move schools then do it now. if u wait it will be too late. in english u usually read through books and do cwk on them. diff schools do diff books..so u might have missed out already. same with all the other cwks for the other subjects. if u do them at this school and then move to another school, chances are u might need to re-do ur cwk so that it fits in with the syllabus that that school does.
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i need an precise answer, cuz if i get to a grammar school or science specialist by 3rd term i think it wont harm my gcses
As long as you achieve an A*/A for GCSE, with whatever structure, be it triple, double or singular - you will have no problems getting into medicine (assuming you achieve adequately at AS/A-Level).

If you really think it'll offer you an advantage, enquire into moving to the specialist science school post GCSE.
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Id say that if u want to move schools then do it now. if u wait it will be too late. in english u usually read through books and do cwk on them. diff schools do diff books..so u might have missed out already. same with all the other cwks for the other subjects. if u do them at this school and then move to another school, chances are u might need to re-do ur cwk so that it fits in with the syllabus that that school does.
i think that coursework and books will be same in the science specialist school, cuz this schools is situated in my borough where my current school. i got a trasnfer form, tomorrow my parents r going to speak wix my headteacher about my transfer and there is another problem, the science schools that i am applying to is full, there is no places in year 10, so it might take a time. watt do u think if i get to year 11 to this school, is it possible to take all of my coursework and exam results from year 10 from my present school and wiv them then go to year 11 to another school???
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(Original post by IZZY!)
i need an precise answer, cuz if i get to a grammar school or science specialist by 3rd term i think it wont harm my gcses
Well, different schools do theirs at different times, so if you were to transfer, you might find that they'd already done some coursework, perhaps on books you haven't even studied, which you'd then have to make up in your own time. Plus they may be doing different boards, so you'll have learned the wrong syllabus and have missed stuff that they know.

I really wouldn't advise it until 6th form - if you are in top set and work hard for your GCSEs, I doubt your results will be any different from what they would have been elsewhere.
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