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    not sure about question 1 but i think it would epend on the college.
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    (Original post by Red Samurai)
    1. Back in November last year, I did early entry English Language and got an A. Now a few days ago, my English teacher asked me whether or not I wanted to be entered again for Language. What should I do?

    2. Would a college let me do A Level Physics if I only had a GNVQ in Science?

    Thanks.
    for the 1st questions, i would go ahead, if you think you can push it up to an A*.

    dunno about A-Level Physics, i dont think so though... not sure.
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    1. Do you want to do it again? If you think you can make it an A* and it looks like your teacher may think you have a chance at getting it, then you might as well take the exam.

    2. This would depend on your college as someone said above.
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    1. If you think you stand a reasonable chance of getting an A* this time around, which you probably do since you took it a year and a half early and your written style should hve improved a lot in that time, you might as well take it again, especially since English language isn't a subject you can do that much revision for. Out of interest, did you start the GCSE course in Year 9? Otherwise I don't see how you could have covered everything and done all the coursework by November of Year 10! I'm not sure what would happen if you did worse this time though because I don't think you can decline GCSEs the way you can A-levels. Your exams officer will know.

    2. GNVQ science probably isn't the best preparation for an A-level in a science because although it's supposedly worth twice as many GCSEs as double science, which most people take, and 1 more GCSE than the separate sciences, it's more vocational and mosly coursework. If you get a Merit, they might accept it, but you'll have to ask the school or college you're thinking of going to.
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    (Original post by Red Samurai)
    Nope, started in Year 10. There were only 4 pieces of coursework though, so I got it done pretty early.
    Wow, your school must have been pretty confident to enter you for a GCSE after only 3 months? Was it just you or your whole class/year?
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    (Original post by Red Samurai)
    My bad, we started in year 10 (September 2004), and took the exam in November 2005, around the start of year 11. Three months? That's suicide lol.
    Ahhh that makes much more sense! Sorry, I was being dumb and when you said last year, I thought you meant last academic year, ie Year 10. I'm not used to it being 2006 yet
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    Don't do it again, it means you'll have more time for your other subjects. The opportunities for minimum pressure are rare. Basically time spent revising etc could be used for other subjects, in particular, if this applies, ones that need that bit more attention. If you're happy with the A, stick with it. However, if you really want that few extra marks for the star, then go for it.
 
 
 

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