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    Okay, so I'm in year 11, waiting for my GCSE results. I've seen some advice which say start your personal statement early?

    How early is 'early'? like can I start after results day or do I have to start in year 12? I don't even know what you put in it, but I'm bored and want to do something (not revise, already revised a bit)
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Okay, so I'm in year 11, waiting for my GCSE results. I've seen some advice which say start your personal statement early?

    How early is 'early'? like can I start after results day or do I have to start in year 12? I don't even know what you put in it, but I'm bored and want to do something (not revise, already revised a bit)
    I don't think there's any need to start now. By the time you write it, you should hopefully have a few more things to mention on there. It's way too early right now imo.
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    It's good to see your already considering what to put in your Personal Statement, though I would agree with the above poster that it's probably a little too early to start as much of what will go into your PS will be stuff that's happened in Y12 and ongoing stuff that you'll be doing in Y13.

    Whilst it's probably too early to start writing the personal statement, I would definitely recommend thinking about things to do that you could draw on in your statement when you come to write it - work experience, competitions and other super-curricular activities etc.

    What courses are you considering studying at university may I ask?
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    Honestly its way too early! from the end of year 11 to the end of year 12 a lot happens and sometimes things don't always go according to plan (e.g grades may not go the way you wanted, you might gain extra things to put it, might change career plan etc). I would say to start planning it once you finished year 12 and then properly plan/write after you get your AS results.
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Okay, so I'm in year 11, waiting for my GCSE results. I've seen some advice which say start your personal statement early?

    How early is 'early'? like can I start after results day or do I have to start in year 12? I don't even know what you put in it, but I'm bored and want to do something (not revise, already revised a bit)
    What subject are you aiming for currently?
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    (Original post by MaxReid)
    It's good to see your already considering what to put in your Personal Statement, though I would agree with the above poster that it's probably a little too early to start as much of what will go into your PS will be stuff that's happened in Y12 and ongoing stuff that you'll be doing in Y13.

    Whilst it's probably too early to start writing the personal statement, I would definitely recommend thinking about things to do that you could draw on in your statement when you come to write it - work experience, competitions and other super-curricular activities etc.

    What courses are you considering studying at university may I ask?
    Maths and statistics
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    Statistics and Finance
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    (Original post by LPauling)
    What subject are you aiming for currently?
    Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Biology
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Maths and statistics
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    Statistics and Finance
    Well see if you can get work experience at an accountants or things like subject reps at school or some kind of maths club? Just think if I am going to write this what would I like to include and try and get experience doing it
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    I don't think there's any need to start now. By the time you write it, you should hopefully have a few more things to mention on there. It's way too early right now imo.
    okay thanks for the reply
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    (Original post by LPauling)
    Well see if you can get work experience at an accountants or things like subject reps at school or some kind of maths club? Just think if I am going to write this what would I like to include and try and get experience doing it
    Yh good advice, i was thinking of tutoring maths GCSE to the younger years after school, i also will apply for internships and insight days at investment banks.
    Don't know what else to do
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    (Original post by starburst12)
    Honestly its way too early! from the end of year 11 to the end of year 12 a lot happens and sometimes things don't always go according to plan (e.g grades may not go the way you wanted, you might gain extra things to put it, might change career plan etc). I would say to start planning it once you finished year 12 and then properly plan/write after you get your AS results.
    Yeh i agree with what you said
 
 
 
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