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i did specification B... what a waste of almost 2 hours of my life. i don't care about castles!

and i did question 3- the one about the arts

what did everyone else think?

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i did specification B... what a waste of almost 2 hours of my life. i don't care about castles!

and i did question 3- the one about the arts

what did everyone else think?

lou xxx
i think i did edexcel unit 6 too. maybe? the synoptic one. i did q 1&3, & im happy cos i managed to write 2 pages for each essay. thats enough, cos some of the stuff on the syllabus i really would not have had a clue about! its so rubbish though - having to stick in type of knowledge, scientific perspectives etc everywhere when its not even relevant most of the time.
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Castles??? Castles??? I couldnt care less!! What a load of poop it was. I did number 2 on the Oxbridge thingy, my essay was crap as I was just ranting but im not too bothered now.
Cant believe I bothered getting out of bed for that
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did anyone do AQA? the politics one? i know bugger all about politics - only found out last night what a constitution is wrote a load of crap for my essay on the Euro - basically lifted stuff from the pre release paper. ho hum.
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Todays paper was like last weeks (and last years) - easy, straightforward, with plenty of scope for top mark answers.

The castles question was great, with the bullet points focussing in on the important bits - i wrote about how they increase the number of tourists in the UK, contributing to GDP; how they have educational benefits, with being part of the KS3 history syllabus and many schools opting to take students on field trips there, and finally how the land surrounding castles, and the castles themselves promote sustainable ecosystems through the conservation of huge areas of land.

For section B I did question three, which was strangely worded, but I managed to write several pages on how music/art/literature ask questions of a different sort to science, but equally importantly.
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Castles??? Castles??? I couldnt care less!! What a load of poop it was. I did number 2 on the Oxbridge thingy, my essay was crap as I was just ranting but im not too bothered now.
Cant believe I bothered getting out of bed for that
lol, i agree... who cares?! i was teasing my bf after going 'you think we should get rid of castles? noooooo'... how on earth are me meant to write for 50 minutes on it? tsk, i could have done it in about 10 lines of bullet points :rolleyes:

i can't believe AQA want to waste my life like this

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lol, i agree... who cares?! i was teasing my bf after going 'you think we should get rid of castles? noooooo'... how on earth are me meant to write for 50 minutes on it? tsk, i could have done it in about 10 lines of bullet points :rolleyes:

i can't believe AQA want to waste my life like this
castles are an important part of our national heritage - do you see castles of the same kind we have here elsewhere in the world? does America have castles of the same grandeur or at all? no... it's a huge tourist attraction, not only on local, regional and national scales, but on an international level too, as it does actually contribute a small amount to the GDP.

see my points above ^ for which I managed to write for 45minutes (after which I too became very bored).
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did anyone do AQA? the politics one? i know bugger all about politics - only found out last night what a constitution is wrote a load of crap for my essay on the Euro - basically lifted stuff from the pre release paper. ho hum.
yeah i did that one! i quite liked it actually! justb because all the answers were actually in the pre-realeased bit iteself! ah well...
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i wrote for about 20minutes about castles which got very tedious so me and others gave up, some quicker then others.
a mate of mine didn't open the exam booklet and immediately tried to get to sleep. i stopped after 20 and then did 8 pages of chemistry revision notes for the afternoon. my girlfriend did the same but just did chemistry from the start .

our head of year may well be pissed when those grades come back. they thought we cared lol.
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I did OCR board, awesome exam, just babble on about a load of rubbish for 3 hours, never thought i'd see the day when i write the word bestiality in an essay, hopefully i'll keep my A
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our head of year may well be pissed when those grades come back. they thought we cared lol.
my friend wrote out the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven last week in one of our general studies exams - i don't know why some people bother even turning up. it's just a waste of everyone's time and paper then.
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my friend wrote out the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven last week in one of our general studies exams - i don't know why some people bother even turning up. it's just a waste of everyone's time and paper then.
exactly, the people in my year who do english and subjects like that dont seem to mind, probably used to writing essays etc.. but eveyone its a complete waste. the only reason we turned up was the threat of being billed £10.50 for not altho in some ways i found doing that chemistry helpful.
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I take it none of you actually need the grade then?
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I take it none of you actually need the grade then?
that would be a safe assumption. vast majority of us our offers from uni dont include it. i think a couple of mates are going to lincoln and they take it on half points but they dont need those points so they aint bothered either.
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Yeah lou, I did the same questions as you, castles then that arty-farty sciencey one. What a waste of my life! almost two hours of essay writing wasting my brain before I had to do my chemistry exam this afternoon.

Thinking about it I don't even know why I bothered, my uni's don't even accept it has an A-level (which is fair enough - you could train monkeys to do most gen studs papers - now theres an idea for a PHD research project! lol.)
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I take it none of you actually need the grade then?
my uni does suprisingly accept it as one of my grades (altho i think ti may have been a mistake by them as they say they don't count it on their prospectus, but my offer is slightly weird)

but i still can't be bothered with it. lol. i managed to get lurics into my answer for no. 3, i had REM, U2 and lostprophets in there (very random i know). one of my mates wrote out the lyrics to tenatious d- tribute last week.

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Yeah lou, I did the same questions as you, castles then that arty-farty sciencey one. What a waste of my life! almost two hours of essay writing wasting my brain before I had to do my chemistry exam this afternoon.

Thinking about it I don't even know why I bothered, my uni's don't even accept it has an A-level (which is fair enough - you could train monkeys to do most gen studs papers - now theres an idea for a PHD research project! lol.)
wow, that is a great idea... i want to specialise in evolutionary psychology (i would love to go into research, but it's so hard)...

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wow, that is a great idea... i want to specialise in evolutionary psychology (i would love to go into research, but it's so hard)...

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Wow, that actually sounds really interesting. At least you know what you want to do!

It may seem hard to you now, but it will just seem like the next logical step when you've done your degree. Its like an AS paper seems hard when your only at KS3, but it just seems normal when you get there, Same with the transition to A2. People don't seem to know how much they actually learn without realising it.

This is obviously just a stupid little theory of mine, as I'm in the same boat you are (doing A-levels up the creek without a paddle! lol)
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Wow, that actually sounds really interesting. At least you know what you want to do!

It may seem hard to you now, but it will just seem like the next logical step when you've done your degree. Its like an AS paper seems hard when your only at KS3, but it just seems normal when you get there, Same with the transition to A2. People don't seem to know how much they actually learn without realising it.

This is obviously just a stupid little theory of mine, as I'm in the same boat you are (doing A-levels up the creek without a paddle! lol)
what i meant was it's a really hard area to get into, a lot of people want to do psychology research so it is very badly paid work (high demand => crap pay)

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exactly, the people in my year who do english and subjects like that dont seem to mind, probably used to writing essays etc..
that's partly why i found it easy - i've always been good at being able to present two sides of an argument and find which i most agree with. writing lots of essays in english helped with this a little.

i don't need the grade at all, as Bristol don't accept it on my offer, although I could use it for Sheffield.
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