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    Hi,

    So, I am currently in Year 11 and have just got a letter saying that consultation is beginning to turn my school into an Academy. It will likely change in about 6-7 months time, which gives me enough time to drop out after my GCSE's and go somewhere else for A-Levels.
    The school that I am currently in is very good (we are changing because of the funding that the school will get), yet I am afraid that all of the teachers will leave (because they are no longer employed by the council, or due to poor management), which is what happened with two schools close to me, meaning that sub-standard teachers will be employed.
    What are the positives and negatives to Academies? Also, should I look elsewhere to do my A-Levels (I just got 12 A*'s in my Mocks for GCSE, so I can probably cope with learning most of the content myself, but to do Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths with a bad teacher might be too much)?

    Thanks, and please tell me if I am being paranoid.
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    (Original post by Whyamiworking)
    Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths with a bad teacher might be too much)?
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    you'll be fine if you got 12 A*s at gcse to do those. I cant speak for chemistry because I dont do that but a level physics is basically more or less the same thing as gcse physics in terms of content and difficulty; and for maths you get 4 modules for free practically having done a gcse in maths (M1, S1, C1 and C2 are pretty much GCSE); it isnt really much of a "big step up" no matter what people tell you; the difficulty is about the same, just you need to learn a few new things like calculus shiz. The rest of the pure and mechanics modules you can also do very well in without doing a lot of work since there is a lot of overlap with mechanics and physics, and a lot of the pure questions like group theory in fp3 you can solve using common sense once you learn a few terminologies and stuff.
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    you'll be fine if you got 12 A*s at gcse to do those. I cant speak for chemistry because I dont do that but a level physics is basically more or less the same thing as gcse physics in terms of content and difficulty; and for maths you get 4 modules for free practically having done a gcse in maths (M1, S1, C1 and C2 are pretty much GCSE); it isnt really much of a "big step up" no matter what people tell you; the difficulty is about the same, just you need to learn a few new things like calculus shiz. The rest of the pure and mechanics modules you can also do very well in without doing a lot of work since there is a lot of overlap with mechanics and physics, and a lot of the pure questions like group theory in fp3 you can solve using common sense once you learn a few terminologies and stuff.
    Okay, thanks man. Appreciate it.
 
 
 
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