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    My name is Ken, I'm 15 and in year 11, meaning I will be sitting exams in about 76 days . In the future, I would like to be a physicist. My aim is to get great grades, and move one to do A levels in subjects I actually enjoy: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry or Economics (yes, my life will be extremely tough). My dream is to go to Oxford in the future to study Physics, so in order to do so, it is vital that I get the best grades possible at GCSE and A level. I start my journey in year 11.

    These are my targets, which means, they are the grades which will make me proud and happy on the 25th of August:

    Edexcel Maths: A*
    CIE English: A*
    OCR Biology: A*
    OCR Chemistry: A*
    OCR Physics: A*
    AQA French: A*
    AQA B Geography: A*
    Edexcel Physical Education: A*
    Edexcel Religious Studies: A*
    OCR FSMQ Additional Maths: A

    I guess this is a lot to ask for, but I hope I can achieve these grades.
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
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    Sounds great! I wish you luck in your revision
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    kennethdcharles

    We share the same dream...

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    We have similar goals for GCSE - trying to get 8A* and 2A
    Doing maths, further maths, chemistry and biology at a level

    Good luck!!
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    (Original post by Ribenas)
    Sounds great! I wish you luck in your revision
    Thanks for being interested
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    (Original post by Kyx)
    kennethdcharles

    We share the same dream...

    :moon:
    Yeah I know, being a physicist just seems so cool! How close are you to that dream?
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    (Original post by surina16)
    We have similar goals for GCSE - trying to get 8A* and 2A
    Doing maths, further maths, chemistry and biology at a level

    Good luck!!
    Thanks and good luck to you too! What do you plan to do after A levels?
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    I'm in year 12 but I'll still watch the thread just to relive those GCSE moments
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
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    do u have any particular universities u want to study physics at?

    im applying to study physics at UCL/KCL. I've got offers from them both.
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    In 76 days, I would have completed my first exam by now... crikey. Anyways, I've given myself some targets to reach by the end of the half-term, so hopefully I'll get off of tsr, and get them done!
    - Make a detailed study timetable for pre-exams and during exams.
    - Prepare fully for my French Oral exam which is on Monday.
    - Revise through the first three units of Biology Chemistry and Physics, and do a past paper for each of them to see where I am.
    - Finish all my science flashcards.
    - Boost my geography case study knowledge and do a past paper on unit 1.
    - RE - Read through scripture passages and master keywords.
    - Go through my English homework sheet.
    - Practice some additional maths calculus and trigonometry questions.
    - Generally make sure I'm up to date with everything I have learnt during the previous half-term.

    I will share pictures of my revision etc. as it gets completed. Now time to go and get some work done and stop procrastinating!
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    I'm in year 12 but I'll still watch the thread just to relive those GCSE moments
    Aww cheers!!
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    do u have any particular universities u want to study physics at?

    im applying to study physics at UCL/KCL. I've got offers from them both.
    Oxford is my dream. Apart from that, I'd really like to go to Imperial, Manchester, UCL or Durham too. But I'll make a more realistic decision nearer the time Well done on getting those offers, that's awesome. Which one are you leaning towards?
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    If you want to be a physicist aim for an A* in the additional maths and don't worry so much about French, Geography, etc.
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    (Original post by Observatory)
    If you want to be a physicist aim for an A* in the additional maths and don't worry so much about French, Geography, etc.
    You can't get an A* in additional maths. It's equivalent to an AS.

    Hey again wannabe Physicist buddy!
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    (Original post by Observatory)
    If you want to be a physicist aim for an A* in the additional maths and don't worry so much about French, Geography, etc.
    Sorry I didn't make it clear, an A is the highest grade possible in additional maths as it's not a GCSE, it's a FSMQ. But thanks for the advice; maths is gonna be a lot more important to me in terms of being a physicist compared to french and geography!
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    Yeah I know, being a physicist just seems so cool! How close are you to that dream?
    So close I can almost touch it...
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    (Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
    You can't get an A* in additional maths. It's equivalent to an AS.

    Hey again wannabe Physicist buddy!
    Hey! How are you doing?
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    We meet again wannabe physicist buddy! How are you doing?
    Stressed out for mocks and just life in general - but apart from that, fine.
    You?
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    (Original post by Kyx)
    So close I can almost touch it...
    Ahh that's so cool. You'll touch it soon, I know! Good luck!
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    (Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
    Stressed out for mocks and just life in general - but apart from that, fine.
    You?

    Same here! This year is really starting to take its toll!
 
 
 
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