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    Hey guys

    The head of sixth form sent us an email about study leave etc. It says that Year 12 will be back to school on 7th June to start their A2 courses..
    Not too happy about this because it's straight after our AS exams. Oh well, I suppose it's for our benefit.

    Are your schools also doing this?
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    Yes, my school did this when I was there, as do loads of others.

    Your AS exams are over, you've got nothing else to do, and the workload won't even be high as teachers won't be working you that hard.

    They just don't want that month and a half to be wasted entirely, that's all, especially as they'll only have September-December to prepare you for your next exams.
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    Yeah mine is, but I'm not coming into the classes until ALL my exams are done, (which is after the 10th of June) Don't wanna be learning A2 economics whilst revising FP1. One thing that bothers me about this though, what if you want to drop a subject?
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    Yes, my sixth form did!
    In some subjects it was helpful, but in others I forgot all the A2 stuff I'd learnt by the time I arrived back after summer. I also had to carry on with all four of my subjects, but because I was convinced that I would drop history, I didn't try in those lessons. In the end, history was the subject I did the best in at AS and carried on with it, so it would have been helpful if I had made more effort!
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    (Original post by moonziggy)
    Hey guys

    The head of sixth form sent us an email about study leave etc. It says that Year 12 will be back to school on 7th June to start their A2 courses..
    Not too happy about this because it's straight after our AS exams. Oh well, I suppose it's for our benefit.

    Are your schools also doing this?
    We're back on 6th June.
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    Yeah, my schools making us do this too. We have to carry on with all 4 subjects, even if we plan on dropping them, which is pretty annoying, but I guess it's in case we mess up in a subject we wanted to carry on with


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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Yeah mine is, but I'm not coming into the classes until ALL my exams are done, (which is after the 10th of June) Don't wanna be learning A2 economics whilst revising FP1. One thing that bothers me about this though, what if you want to drop a subject?
    I'm in Year 12 and I've already asked about what to do if dropping a subject, I know I'll be dropping Maths straight after the exams - it's not for me, I couldn't stand another year of it. Anyway, my school said I have to carry on with my fourth subject until July but I'll probably just go and see the head of sixth form and explain the situation and leave maths
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    I had to, I think its pretty for most schools/colleges.
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    Yep. It worked out well: we covered just under half the content for the A2 Biology January exam. Of course, summer came and swept away this new knowledge, but it was much easier to just revise it in September, than to have to learn it from scratch. Good luck!
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    (Original post by goodmorningworld)
    I'm in Year 12 and I've already asked about what to do if dropping a subject, I know I'll be dropping Maths straight after the exams - it's not for me, I couldn't stand another year of it. Anyway, my school said I have to carry on with my fourth subject until July but I'll probably just go and see the head of sixth form and explain the situation and leave maths
    yh same for history, I despise it, but love maths xP
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    my college tried that...didn't work. I'm doing alright so far though having skipped the extra part and starting in september. Coursework done and an A in one exam so far. Just more revision
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    Yeah my school's doing that.
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    (Original post by SaraWarah)
    Yes, my school did this when I was there, as do loads of others.

    Your AS exams are over, you've got nothing else to do, and the workload won't even be high as teachers won't be working you that hard.

    They just don't want that month and a half to be wasted entirely, that's all, especially as they'll only have September-December to prepare you for your next exams.
    There is no January exam session anymore, so the next set of exams are in June.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Yeah mine is, but I'm not coming into the classes until ALL my exams are done, (which is after the 10th of June) Don't wanna be learning A2 economics whilst revising FP1. One thing that bothers me about this though, what if you want to drop a subject?
    At my school you had to continue doing all your subjects after the AS exams because they thought it would be good for you to see what the courses are like before dropping them.
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    yeah, ive got a about a week off after my last exam as the school expects our lessons to resume on the 17th june!
    those science subjects like biology have a lot of info to be taught so there's no point of wasting time
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    Our college did this. Apparently there's not enough time from Sept-Jan to cover everything and still have time for revision before the Jan exams (i know they've stopped that now, but just think of it as even more time to revise in the summer). Its actually quite surprising how much work you can get done in a month, without putting much effort into it.
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    dont worry most schools do it and its the best thing, because it gives you plenty of revision time for the A2 stuff, so definitely use the time wisely. I've finished the syllabus in maths, almost done in bio and chem and exams are in 2 months which is great for us.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Yeah mine is, but I'm not coming into the classes until ALL my exams are done, (which is after the 10th of June) Don't wanna be learning A2 economics whilst revising FP1. One thing that bothers me about this though, what if you want to drop a subject?
    Our college let us drop a subject before starting A2 in June, but i ended up keeping all 5 of mine til september and decided which one i wanted to drop based on my exam results.
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    Last year the exact same thing happened for our school but after we came back from study leave we spent a week on Uni stuff/personal statement/UCAS etc.
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    (Original post by moonziggy)
    Hey guys

    The head of sixth form sent us an email about study leave etc. It says that Year 12 will be back to school on 7th June to start their A2 courses..
    Not too happy about this because it's straight after our AS exams. Oh well, I suppose it's for our benefit.

    Are your schools also doing this?
    My school did that, although we got half term and another week off as a mini-holiday in between iirc. I think it was good though, otherwise we wouldn't have had enough time to cover everything on some of my courses!
 
 
 
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