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emzilee
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I did 3 GCSEs early and 1 A level:
Music - Year 9 (A*)
French - Year 10 (A) - only because I wasn't allowed to take it as an option so I was doing it one lunchtime and one night a week and it was a big commitment... Fair enough another year I may have got an A* but I think I'd've given it up!
Maths - November of Year 11

I also A level music in Year 11 (A for AS, B for A2). Kind of wish I hadn't done that now to be honest...
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(Original post by splorgie)
My old state school did KS1 SATs, my first private school did KS2, but my current school doesn't do KS3. KS2 SATs were quite important, because normally we had exams twice yearly, but in Yr6 we only had SATs, so they were used to see how well we were doing.

Splorgie (still proud of her 5,5,6 after all these years :p:)
So you never did SATs in Year 9 :confused:
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If she didn't, she's lucky, like me
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Yep, no year 9 SATs at all. Just winter exams and summer exams. Just. :p: Of course they were in all subjects, but still... no SATs!

It's not that unusual is it? I'm sure loads of people didn't do them! Besides, no offence meant, but... they aren't exactly the most useful of things, are they?

We are lucky, and we rock! No Yr9 SATs people! We should start a society of something lol.

*High-5s calcium878* :p:
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(Original post by splorgie)
Yep, no year 9 SATs at all. Just winter exams and summer exams. Just. :p: Of course they were in all subjects, but still... no SATs!

It's not that unusual is it? I'm sure loads of people didn't do them! Besides, no offence meant, but... they aren't exactly the most useful of things, are they?

We are lucky, and we rock! No Yr9 SATs people! We should start a society of something lol.

*High-5s calcium878* :p:
Hehe, indeed. I'm pretty sure most/all Private schools won't do them, we did ours internally but only as summer exams, so they weren't a big deal as we'd have exams anyway.

*Returns splorgie's High-5* :cool:
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I still don't see the point to SATs, my brother just sat his KS2 ones, and got really hyped up... AND he got an award for his 555! ¬¬

They're hardly important...
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No I just thought they were compulsory.
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Only for state schools perhaps? I know a lot of private schools do let their pupils take them, but it isn't compulsory, it's only so the Government can see the average attainment levels. Just the Government being nosy I guess :p:

I think it is just 'strongly recommended', but not compulsory. Although I could be wrong, I'll check.
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I took 7 of my GCSEs early (Bio, Chem, Physics, Maths, English Lang, English Lit and French) and didn't do very well (1A*4A2B) which was much lower than I was capable of. The Chem and Physics were IGCSE though which I think was partly responsible for the Bs ( i was looking at past papers a few weeks ago and they were harder than most of my OCR A2 papers!).

I meant to go on and take 2 or 3 more GCSEs mixed with a couple of AS levels the year after but I switched schools and that wasn't possible there. I just started my AS courses which has really messed me up long term - 7GCSEs isnt really enough for uni esp with the grades I got and no one actually cares it was a year early. I've just finished my A2s now and I'm not sure whether to enroll somewhere to sit more GCSEs just so I can put down I have them. It seems stupid since they're so easy and I'm now 17 but it's just one of the hoops people have to jump through!
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Yes, I believe SATs are compulsory for all state schools... I guess it's so that the government can compare between schools and they can construct league tables and such. Hmph....
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(Original post by Excalibur)
Yes, I believe SATs are compulsory for all state schools... I guess it's so that the government can compare between schools and they can construct league tables and such. Hmph....
I like league tables, my school always comes first...



...that is if you look at the table from the bottom up.
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(Original post by Cataclysm)
I like league tables, my school always comes first...



...that is if you look at the table from the bottom up.
I guess then that we are somewhere around 5th or 6th in that league table!
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(Original post by Cataclysm)
I like league tables, my school always comes first...



...that is if you look at the table from the bottom up.
Oh really?

I could say the same about my school. Which would mean... :eek: :p:
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