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    (Original post by _Georgie)
    That makes 5 of us!
    We should have a TSR meeting on the Monday where we plot how we will take over Churchill College within 5 days.
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    Is there anyone else from a comprehensive with a maths offer who hasn't got a place on the STEP course? Does anyone know what the criteria are?
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    (Original post by ecw412)
    Is there anyone else from a comprehensive with a maths offer who hasn't got a place on the STEP course? Does anyone know what the criteria are?
    yes. This has been mentioned elsewhere: if you get help at school I don't think they invite you.
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    (Original post by ecw412)
    Is there anyone else from a comprehensive with a maths offer who hasn't got a place on the STEP course? Does anyone know what the criteria are?
    You have to be nominated by your chosen college for consideration for the course. I think the nominations are then in turn done based on the level of support available from your sixth form.
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    I get a little help which I put in my SAQ form; an hour or so a week looking at any questions that we've attempted already/working through new questions.
    I don't think there's specific criteria but we can probably tell by the support we have.
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    (Original post by _Georgie)
    I get a little help which I put in my SAQ form; an hour or so a week looking at any questions that we've attempted already/working through new questions.
    I don't think there's specific criteria but we can probably tell by the support we have.
    I get an hour a week in a small group but it's not brilliant. I pretty much realised I'd be on my own from the beginning.
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    (Original post by Snowdog94)
    I get an hour a week in a small group but it's not brilliant. I pretty much realised I'd be on my own from the beginning.
    that's what I get (got) but I wasn't invited. I feel unloved
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    (Original post by Snowdog94)
    I get an hour a week in a small group but it's not brilliant. I pretty much realised I'd be on my own from the beginning.
    Pretty similar then - I count myself very lucky as it's a teacher that works part time at the one school in the consortium that does further maths. Lucky to have a consortium, and very lucky to have our teacher as she dedicates the time even though we don't even go to that school.

    (Original post by ben-smith)
    that's what I get (got) but I wasn't invited. I feel unloved
    I only got an email a couple of days before the deadline - I may have been lucky to get in!
    What exactly do you get? It may depend on the school's experience with Oxbridge too, i don't know. Take pride in making the offer on your own in that case
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    Hi

    I was wondering if any one here had a part time job and whether they feel it's easy to balance with their work in terms of trying to meet their offer??

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    (Original post by ben-smith)
    yes. This has been mentioned elsewhere: if you get help at school I don't think they invite you.
    I don't get any help at school - that's why I was so keen to get a place on this course. I said I wouldn't be getting anything on my SAQ and at my interview as well.
    (Original post by _Georgie)
    It may depend on the school's experience with Oxbridge too, i don't know.
    If that's true that could be a reason but it doesn't exactly have a brilliant
    record and I don't think they've ever got someone in for maths.

    Oh well, I guess I'll just have to put even more work in and hope for the best.
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    (Original post by ecw412)
    I don't get any help at school - that's why I was so keen to get a place on this course. I said I wouldn't be getting anything on my SAQ and at my interview as well.

    If that's true that could be a reason but it doesn't exactly have a brilliant
    record and I don't think they've ever got someone in for maths.

    Oh well, I guess I'll just have to put even more work in and hope for the best.
    I'm sure they view you as quite capable in that situation then, take it as a good sign. Sure you'll do fine! Besides STEP is mostly a personal task and help isn't that crucial in the end.
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    (Original post by ecw412)
    I don't get any help at school - that's why I was so keen to get a place on this course. I said I wouldn't be getting anything on my SAQ and at my interview as well.

    If that's true that could be a reason but it doesn't exactly have a brilliant
    record and I don't think they've ever got someone in for maths.

    Oh well, I guess I'll just have to put even more work in and hope for the best.
    That's strange, they must either have some reason or it wasn't very organised. Which college do you have an offer for?
    I'd be happy to copy up any notes I make during the week that may be helpful I'm assuming we'll mostly be working through questions but they may give out some useful tips
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    (Original post by Eireann95)
    Hi

    I was wondering if any one here had a part time job and whether they feel it's easy to balance with their work in terms of trying to meet their offer??

    x
    I work a whopping two hours a week if that counts
    I know a few friends that have quit their jobs in the last couple of months in order to concentrate on their A2s, but that was mainly people who worked a lot of hours - i.e waitressing somewhere that wouldn't let them do less.
    Quite a few have kept it up but mostly just Saturday jobs and they seem to be managing
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    (Original post by Eireann95)
    Hi

    I was wondering if any one here had a part time job and whether they feel it's easy to balance with their work in terms of trying to meet their offer??

    x
    I work 10 hours one week and 4 hours the next. Have to admit I'd rather just focus on my studies right now, but the money is good!!


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    (Original post by Eireann95)
    Hi

    I was wondering if any one here had a part time job and whether they feel it's easy to balance with their work in terms of trying to meet their offer??

    x
    I do around 20 hours a week across two jobs...I know I shouldn't, but I'm not currently finding the pressure too much March results day will tell all...
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    (Original post by Eireann95)
    Hi

    I was wondering if any one here had a part time job and whether they feel it's easy to balance with their work in terms of trying to meet their offer??

    x
    Im working 17 hours a week but I only have 7 exams in June (only 5 of which actually matter), plus I'm tutoring so I guess I'm kinda learning while working too.

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    (Original post by Eireann95)
    Hi

    I was wondering if any one here had a part time job and whether they feel it's easy to balance with their work in terms of trying to meet their offer??

    x
    I'm a parent of 3 daughters, one at York Uni, one with an offer for Catz and a third doing GCSEs this year.

    When our eldest said she wanted a part time job in sixth form, to get some money she could choose to spend, it did pose quite a dilemma. I'm afraid I think 6th form is such an important time, where it is best to keep the focus on studies. The payback is so much greater later on compared to the amount earned now. So we just negotiate a figure and pay that every month - not a huge amount, but the equivalent of about 4 hours a week at NMW. In addition, we tried (and have so far succeeded) to find summer work, preferably that was relevant to the chosen subject so it would look good on the CV, but would also offer a month or two at NMW, giving about £1,500 over the summer.

    It is a difficult balance - it is good to have something on the CV - but studies are so important. We've made our choice - good luck with yours.
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    (Original post by ecw412)
    I don't get any help at school - that's why I was so keen to get a place on this course. I said I wouldn't be getting anything on my SAQ and at my interview as well.

    If that's true that could be a reason but it doesn't exactly have a brilliant
    record and I don't think they've ever got someone in for maths.

    Oh well, I guess I'll just have to put even more work in and hope for the best.
    We can only guess as to why there's the disparity. As has been said though, if there are any important tips/hints then those of us going will be sure that the rest of TSR has access to them. I get the impression that it will mostly be being guided through questions though, so you may not miss that much.
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    Has anyone who did the TSA found out how they did?
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    (Original post by ladydisdain)
    Ah my sister's at Maz in year 9 and loads of my good friends are/were there (quite a lot now at Perse Boys). I might know you/of you! I won't say anything horrible just yet, but wait till we're (hopefully) across the road from each other next year...
    Haha, should I be worried you might know of me, I hope I'm not too infamous at or outside the convent...? oh dear I'm sure the insults will be flying across the street, although there's not much I can think of against the Perse girls so this might be a touch one-sided!
 
 
 
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