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    Since we are the second to do the new GCSE Maths and English and the first to do the new GCSE Science exams in 2018 ๐Ÿ˜(I know you're excited), we should probably get together and share our experiences. Some of us will find it hard and having a thread will help to get through the year.:afro:



    Things you could say:



    - Introduce yourself!

    - What are your hobbies and interests?

    - How many GCSEs are you doing?

    - What subjects are you taking (include your exam board to find others studying the same things as you)?

    - Do you think you're ready for the new GCSEs?

    - What's your favourite subject(s)?

    - What is your dream career or dream uni?

    - How do you feel about going into Year 10?

    - Also, feel free to share any revision skills and resources you have


    Changes made to GCSE's for current Year 10s (2016-2017), if you want to see A-Levels please scroll down. All of this information is from the government site.



    September 2015:

    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, graded 9 - 1, in:



    - English language

    - English literature

    - Maths

    Summer 2016:

    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, grades 9-1, in:


    - Art and Design
    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - Citizenship
    - Food Tech
    - Dance
    - Drama
    - French
    - Geography
    - German
    - History
    - Music
    - PE
    - Physics
    - Religious Education
    - Science (double award)
    - Spanish




    If you want to see changes made to A-Levels for current Year 10's (2016-2017), visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-group#year-10





    Resources:[spoiler]http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGq...SRD_SjtodhQPTQ

    http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

    https://www.mathswatchvle.com/

    http://getrevising.co.uk/

    https://keshgcsemaths.wordpress.com/...aths-takeaway/

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/

    https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

    http://www.studywise.co.uk/gcse-revision

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/

    http://www.thepolesworthschool.com/d...ncerevY10.html

    Tips!

    -Be organised and consistent with studying, get into a repetitive routine
    -Ensure your notes are clear to make reviewing easier
    - Listen to some music that may enhance your learning
    - Read notes at night as it is easier to remember things then
    - Research outside of lessons
    -Use educational websites and watch videos
    - Find your learning style, auditory, visual or kinaesthetic
    - Don't just copy from a textbook, read, understand and write it in your own words
    - If you're stuck, ask your friends, teachers and family for advice


    Thanks everyone! - Zarah

    Credit to MrMackyTv for the original post on last years thread
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    I guess I should start off ๐Ÿ˜‚. I'm Zarah, about to go into year 10 (obvs). I'm interested in a lot French based cultures around the world, the British law system, Hollyoaks and Eastenders ๐Ÿ˜‚. I play the piano, I run a meme page on Instagram (@thezeemiester) and play rugby. I love watching documentaries (don't hate) and I'm into grime music.

    I'm taking 4 GCSEs in year 10 (unreformed), they are:
    - History (edexcel) predicted A
    - Geography ( WJEC) predicted A*
    - RE (WJEC) predicted A*
    - French (AQA) predicted A*

    I'm feeling quite confident about the last 3 but the departure of my French teacher has sort of wavered my confidence. History is the one subject I'm slightly worried about as it's not something I really understand.

    In year 11, I'm taking:

    - Maths (edexcel)
    - Triple Science (AQA)
    - English lit and lang (edexcel)
    - Computer Science (not sure of the board, it's a one year course)

    Maths and Science are the two subjects I loathe the most. Somehow, I'm in top set science and maths. I must admit that Maths is a strong subject for me but I struggle to care for it. I see science as a bit of a weird subject and struggle to understand the theories and principles. English is honestly a beautiful subject and I really wish other people viewed it in the same way as I do. It would make my class a lot more intellectually stimulating.

    I'm quite confident about the exams I'm sitting in Year 10 but I feel I need to take everything a lot more seriously.

    My favourite subject, as you may have gathered, is English. French is another favourite due to my interest in francophone countries. Geography has always been a passion of mine because of how much it applies to my environment and society.

    In the future, I'd love to be a Barrister working for the CPS.

    I really hope this thread takes off ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    (Original post by Sardonic Zarah)
    I guess I should start off ๐Ÿ˜‚. I'm Zarah, about to go into year 10 (obvs). I'm interested in a lot French based cultures around the world, the British law system, Hollyoaks and Eastenders ๐Ÿ˜‚. I play the piano, I run a meme page on Instagram (@thezeemiester) and play rugby. I love watching documentaries (don't hate) and I'm into grime music.

    I'm taking 4 GCSEs in year 10 (unreformed), they are:b
    - Geography ( WJEC) predicted A*
    - RE (WJEC) predicted A*
    - French (AQA) predicted A*

    I'm feeling quite confident about the last 3 but the departure of my French teacher has sort of wavered my confidence. History is the one subject I'm slightly worried about as it's not something I really understand.

    In year 11, I'm taking:

    - Maths (edexcel)
    - Triple Science (AQA)
    - English lit and lang (edexcel)
    - Computer Science (not sure of the board, it's a one year course)

    Maths and Science are the two subjects I loathe the most. Somehow, I'm in top set science and maths. I must admit that Maths is a strong subject for me but I struggle to care for it. I see science as a bit of a weird subject and struggle to understand the theories and principles. English is honestly a beautiful subject and I really wish other people viewed it in the same way as I do. It would make my class a lot more intellectually stimulating.

    I'm quite confident about the exams I'm sitting in Year 10 but I feel I need to take everything a lot more seriously.

    My favourite subject, as you may have gathered, is English. French is another favourite due to my interest in francophone countries. Geography has always been a passion of mine because of how much it applies to my environment and society.

    In the future, I'd love to be a Barrister working for the CPS.

    I really hope this thread takes off ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Good Luck year 10s
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    (Original post by Sardonic Zarah)
    Since we are the second to do the new GCSE Maths and English and the first to do the new GCSE Science exams in 2018 ๐Ÿ˜(I know you're excited), we should probably help each other out for this one because there are going to be a lot of bumps ahead on the road.



    Things you could say:



    - Introduce yourself!

    - What are your hobbies and interests?

    - How many GCSEs are you doing?

    - What subjects are you taking (include your exam board to find others studying the same things as you)?

    - Do you think you're ready for the new GCSEs?

    - What's your favourite subject(s)?

    - What is your dream career? (If you don't know that's fine we are only Year 10's!)

    - How do you feel about going into Year 10?



    Changes made to GCSE's for current Year 10s (2016-2017), if you want to see A-Levels please scroll down. All of this information is from the government site.



    September 2015:

    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, graded 9 - 1, in:



    - English language

    - English literature

    - Maths

    Summer 2016:

    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, grades 9-1, in:


    - Art and Design
    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - Citizenship
    - Food Tech
    - Dance
    - Drama
    - French
    - Geography
    - German
    - History
    - Music
    - PE
    - Physics
    - Religious Education
    - Science (double award)
    - Spanish




    If you want to see changes made to A-Levels for current Year 10's (2016-2017), visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-group#year-10





    Resources:[spoiler]http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGq...SRD_SjtodhQPTQ

    http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

    https://www.mathswatchvle.com/

    http://getrevising.co.uk/

    https://keshgcsemaths.wordpress.com/...aths-takeaway/

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/

    https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/http://www.thepolesworthschool.com/d...ncerevY10.html

    Tips!

    -Be organised and consistent with studying, get into a repetitive routine
    -Ensure your notes are clear to make reviewing easier
    - Listen to some music that may enhance your learning
    - Read notes at night as it is easier to remember things then
    - Research outside of lessons
    -Use educational websites and watch videos
    - Find your learning style, auditory, visual or kinaesthetic
    - Don't just copy from a textbook, read, understand and write it in your own words
    - If you're stuck, ask your friends, teachers and family for advice


    Thanks everyone! - Zarah
    That OP looks familar

    Anyways, good luck to all Year 10s, and work hard from the beginning of the year. Don't slack like I did
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    Guys dont bunk your lessons, you will regret it. Dont come in at 12PM so you can buy Mcdonalds, you will regret it i promise

    Just want to wish everyone the best of luck for starting year 10 as it will be a crucial year in your GCSE journey.

    Stay focused & Dont slack ( as _gcx said ).

    Good luck guys !
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    (Original post by Kaira1up)
    Guys dont bunk your lessons, you will regret it. Dont come in at 12PM so you can buy Mcdonalds, you will regret it i promise

    Just want to wish everyone the best of luck for starting year 10 as it will be a crucial year in your GCSE journey.

    Stay focused & Dont slack ( as _gcx said ).

    Good luck guys !
    I will always bunk PE, now and forever ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    (Original post by Sardonic Zarah)
    Since we are the second to do the new GCSE Maths and English and the first to do the new GCSE Science exams in 2018 ๐Ÿ˜(I know you're excited), we should probably get together and share our experiences. Some of us will find it hard and having a thread will help to get through the year.



    Things you could say:



    - Introduce yourself!

    - What are your hobbies and interests?

    - How many GCSEs are you doing?

    - What subjects are you taking (include your exam board to find others studying the same things as you)?

    - Do you think you're ready for the new GCSEs?

    - What's your favourite subject(s)?

    - What is your dream career or dream uni?

    - How do you feel about going into Year 10?

    - Also, feel free to share any revision skills and resources you have


    Changes made to GCSE's for current Year 10s (2016-2017), if you want to see A-Levels please scroll down. All of this information is from the government site.



    September 2015:

    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, graded 9 - 1, in:



    - English language

    - English literature

    - Maths

    Summer 2016:

    Students currently will start learning new GCSEs, grades 9-1, in:


    - Art and Design
    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - Citizenship
    - Food Tech
    - Dance
    - Drama
    - French
    - Geography
    - German
    - History
    - Music
    - PE
    - Physics
    - Religious Education
    - Science (double award)
    - Spanish




    If you want to see changes made to A-Levels for current Year 10's (2016-2017), visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-group#year-10





    Resources:[spoiler]http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGq...SRD_SjtodhQPTQ

    http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

    https://www.mathswatchvle.com/

    http://getrevising.co.uk/

    https://keshgcsemaths.wordpress.com/...aths-takeaway/

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/

    https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/http://www.thepolesworthschool.com/d...ncerevY10.html

    Tips!

    -Be organised and consistent with studying, get into a repetitive routine
    -Ensure your notes are clear to make reviewing easier
    - Listen to some music that may enhance your learning
    - Read notes at night as it is easier to remember things then
    - Research outside of lessons
    -Use educational websites and watch videos
    - Find your learning style, auditory, visual or kinaesthetic
    - Don't just copy from a textbook, read, understand and write it in your own words
    - If you're stuck, ask your friends, teachers and family for advice


    Thanks everyone! - Zarah

    Credit to MrMackyTv for the original post on last years thread
    hello my name is forre i'm obviously going into year 10
    i am taking these subjects:
    maths-edexcel
    triple science-aqa
    history-ocr (i Think)
    ict-ocr
    eng lit-dont know
    eng lang-dont know
    p.e-dont know
    r.e- dont know either

    i'm definetly not ready for the new gcse however as i haven't even started it I can't complain. however I do know its much harder as I got 66 marks in maths (old spec) and when our teacher showed us a specimen of the new gcses I couldn't even get ANY marks on the second half of the paper which kind of angers me
    my favourite subject is probably maths n physics. im not really worried about going into year 10 cause it cant be that much different from year 9 right...right??:o:D
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    (Original post by forre)
    hello my name is forre i'm obviously going into year 10
    i am taking these subjects:
    maths-edexcel
    triple science-aqa
    history-ocr (i Think)
    ict-ocr
    eng lit-dont know
    eng lang-dont know
    p.e-dont know
    r.e- dont know either

    i'm definetly not ready for the new gcse however as i haven't even started it I can't complain. however I do know its much harder as I got 66 marks in maths (old spec) and when our teacher showed us a specimen of the new gcses I couldn't even get ANY marks on the second half of the paper which kind of angers me
    my favourite subject is probably maths n physics. im not really worried about going into year 10 cause it cant be that much different from year 9
    right...right??:o:D
    I wouldn't worry about low test scores at the beginning of the course. Eventually with guidance and teaching, you'll be getting high scores in maths. Atm, in maths, I'm at a similar point, I got 69 in an old spec test (scraping an A)
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    (Original post by Sardonic Zarah)
    I wouldn't worry about low test scores at the beginning of the course. Eventually with guidance and teaching, you'll be getting high scores in maths. Atm, in maths, I'm at a similar point, I got 69 in an old spec test (scraping an A)
    i know thats why i'm nort taht worried
    i missed out on an a by 1 mark i was so angry back then howerver now i know that it was just a mock and i did really good anyway
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    Hi, I'm Carly and I am going into Year 10 (obviously).
    I think I am taking most of my exams at the end of year 11 except from my English Speaking and Listening around October time this year and my English Language at the end of year 10.
    Since June, everyone in my school has technically moved up a year so I have started doing work for my subjects. I have found that I have had to start taking my classes more seriously- not that I wasn't before- since the work is a lot harder. Also, if I have had any lessons I have gone back and copied notes out of someone else's book so I do not miss any work since we will not be likely to go over everything thoroughly again since there is so much to learn.
    The subjects I am taking are:
    - English Literature (AQA)- Predicted a 7
    - English Language (AQA)- Predicted a 7
    - Maths (AQA)- Predicted a 9
    - I am probably taking Additional Maths
    - Chemistry (Edexcel)- Predicted an 8
    - Biology (Edexcel)- Predicted a 8
    - Physics (Edexcel)- Predicted an 8
    - Spanish (Edexcel)- Predicted an 8
    - Philosophy and Ethics/Religious Studies (Don't Know Which Exam Board)- Predicted an 8
    -Geography (Don't Know Which Exam Board)- Predicted an 8
    -Business Studies (OCR)- Predicted a 9
    I'm one of those people that tends to focus more on their work and their learning. I am known as a bit of a goody two shoes.
    Outside of school I really enjoy Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama.
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    (Original post by carlypower9)
    Hi, I'm Carly and I am going into Year 10 (obviously).
    I think I am taking most of my exams at the end of year 11 except from my English Speaking and Listening around October time this year and my English Language at the end of year 10.
    Since June, everyone in my school has technically moved up a year so I have started doing work for my subjects. I have found that I have had to start taking my classes more seriously- not that I wasn't before- since the work is a lot harder. Also, if I have had any lessons I have gone back and copied notes out of someone else's book so I do not miss any work since we will not be likely to go over everything thoroughly again since there is so much to learn.
    The subjects I am taking are:
    - English Literature (AQA)- Predicted a 7
    - English Language (AQA)- Predicted a 7
    - Maths (AQA)- Predicted a 9
    - I am probably taking Additional Maths
    - Chemistry (Edexcel)- Predicted an 8
    - Biology (Edexcel)- Predicted a 8
    - Physics (Edexcel)- Predicted an 8
    - Spanish (Edexcel)- Predicted an 8
    - Philosophy and Ethics/Religious Studies (Don't Know Which Exam Board)- Predicted an 8
    -Geography (Don't Know Which Exam Board)- Predicted an 8
    -Business Studies (OCR)- Predicted a 9
    I'm one of those people that tends to focus more on their work and their learning. I am known as a bit of a goody two shoes.
    Outside of school I really enjoy Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama.
    I notice you're probably doing additional/further maths. What are the criteria for doing that course and how is the subject?
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    why are you year 9's so squeeky?
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    why are you year 9's so squeeky?
    Don't be a h8r
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    We haven't completed much work in it but my maths teacher has put my entire class into it since we are a 'super group' which means we the people that are extra good at English and maths. I think we have had one lesson in it and does seem harder but my teacher said it is so we can just perfect our mathematic skills.
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    (Original post by carlypower9)
    We haven't completed much work in it but my maths teacher has put my entire class into it since we are a 'super group' which means we the people that are extra good at English and maths. I think we have had one lesson in it and does seem harder but my teacher said it is so we can just perfect our mathematic skills.
    Do you guys have sets in English? We don't and it's absolutely hell.
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    (Original post by Sardonic Zarah)
    Do you guys have sets in English? We don't and it's absolutely hell.
    Yes we have an A, B and C set- A being the best. We only have sets from year 9 onwards. I would hate not to be in a set because you are not challenged as much.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    That OP looks familar

    Anyways, good luck to all Year 10s, and work hard from the beginning of the year. Don't slack like I did
    Hi I just wanted to ask how hard was year 10 and my plan was to download exam specifications for all subjects I'm taking and just so an hour everyday of something to embed it in my head. I'm in set 1 for everything and the only subject I'm worried about is triple science I guess cause it's 9 lessons a week but I got the highest in the year last year in science because I'm good at remembering things not sure how much I enjoy it but I'm good at it any tips?
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    (Original post by HN786)
    Hi I just wanted to ask how hard was year 10 and my plan was to download exam specifications for all subjects I'm taking and just so an hour everyday of something to embed it in my head. I'm in set 1 for everything and the only subject I'm worried about is triple science I guess cause it's 9 lessons a week but I got the highest in the year last year in science because I'm good at remembering things not sure how much I enjoy it but I'm good at it any tips?
    The workload isn't too great in Year 10 to be fair, as long as you keep on top of homework, and coursework (think that still applies to you for MFL speaking, not 100% sure though), you'll be fine.
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    Everyone keeps talking about starting their GCSEs but I'm halfway through 4 of mine. I don't really fit in with the year 10 thread nor the year 11 one ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Hi! My name is Flakyon and obviously, I am going into Year 10.

    My hobbies at the moment are watching crime tv shows such as law and order, criminal minds, unforgettable and etc. (which I probably shouldn't be watching :mmm: ) and rewatching some of my childhood animes.

    I started my GCSEs in Year 9 but we were being taught the old spec except for english and maths since most of the specifications were drafts for the remainder of my subjects.. I am going to be doing all 10 of my GCSEs at the end of Year 11.

    Subjects:
    English Lit (AQA)
    English Lang(AQA)
    Maths(Edexcel)
    Triple Science(AQA)
    Geography(AQA)
    Drama(Don't know)
    Computer Science(Edexcel)
    RS(Edexcel)

    My favourite subject is probably Maths and Geography.

    Year 9 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I personally find English dreadful with the teacher that I had for most of the year (a story for another day) but since I changed teachers towards the end of the year I started liking it more and got an good mark on the end of year exam which was 55/80 on a specimen paper (which was only accessible to the teachers) but it looks like I won't be moving sets since my school only seems to allow people in higher bands to be in sets 1-4 whilst middle (me) and lower bands have to be in sets 5-8. I find this to be unfair because I am sure I could make it to set 2/3 if it weren't like this plus we get the crappy teachers. I have managed to get to set 1 in maths and science for Year 10 which I am super happy about since I get my favourite teachers.

    Geography has been amazing with my new teacher but I won't be having her next year unfortunately since moved up.

    As for Drama, it's been purely horrible. Our teacher ditched us because she had enough with our class so we had to have another teacher who was on and off because he had shingles and when he was in, he couldn't control the class and kept us behind after each drama lesson in a continous cycle.

    Moving on from that, RE had also been dreadful for me because our teacher just talks about Islam and made assumptions about how we take advantage and abuse our mothers all lesson (I go to a school which is mostly Muslim, I am Muslim myself) which I don't kind of mind but it just started to piss me off later on because it was not even related to what we're supposed to be learning and one of my friends asked him why he was spending so much on the Islam section and he said that he wanted to teach us everything thoroughly so that we don't forget but when we started Christianity, I started seeing his true colours. Even though we were study Christianity he still did his lesson long speeches about Islam and when he actually taught us about it he just told us to write ten bullet points about it and then somehow he'd find a way to relate the topic to Islam and then carry on to talk about it. Since he spent most of the time talking, during the end of term holidays he set us a load of homework. Although, there were some perks to it since out of the whole year we've only had to do one exam out of four.

    I've just realised that I have written a lot and have been bad mouthing some of my teachers but oh well.

    To finish this off, I aspire to be psychiatrist and my dream uni is Stanford but there is a slim possiblity of me being accepted so I'll stick to the UK. I am so excited to start Year 10 and hopefully it will be better than last year.
 
 
 
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