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    I have been at my sixth form for two weeks, and after on the first Friday I sent an email requesting that I switch from Physics to Philosophy. I had made a mistake choosing Physics, and I made sure Philosophy was in the same block. I was then told that this was totally out of the question, to which I responded 'how am I supposed to know I like a subject at A-level if I've never taken it'. What is the best course of action next? I am seriously considering having someone else teach it to me outside of school and just drop Physics. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    I have been at my sixth form for two weeks, and after on the first Friday I sent an email requesting that I switch from Physics to Philosophy. I had made a mistake choosing Physics, and I made sure Philosophy was in the same block. I was then told that this was totally out of the question, to which I responded 'how am I supposed to know I like a subject at A-level if I've never taken it'. What is the best course of action next? I am seriously considering having someone else teach it to me outside of school and just drop Physics. Any ideas?
    get your parents to ring in and say you are struggling don't enjoy it going to fail it don't need it for your job/uni course . Should do the trick
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    Talk to the head of Philosopy and ask if they are open to taking you. If they say yes, then talk to the head of Phsyics and tell them your concerns and that you would like to switch. They most likely will not care. Approach head of sixth form with the agreement of the other two and you should be fine. Get parents to support you if they object.

    I can only think they object because they dont feel you have had enough time.
    You should have taken more care in choosing, but better to sort it out now.
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    Get your parents involved lol
    This happened to me when I wanted to change from Physics to Economics
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    I have been at my sixth form for two weeks, and after on the first Friday I sent an email requesting that I switch from Physics to Philosophy. I had made a mistake choosing Physics, and I made sure Philosophy was in the same block. I was then told that this was totally out of the question, to which I responded 'how am I supposed to know I like a subject at A-level if I've never taken it'. What is the best course of action next? I am seriously considering having someone else teach it to me outside of school and just drop Physics. Any ideas?
    Schools can't just let you drop subjects, as this can affect your full time status, and this then affects how much funding they have for you. But they can't just let you pick up another option if there isn't enough space in the class - unless you want to sit on the floor at the back and never get any homework marked. They might also have rules, such as required GCSE grades for each subject.
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    I have been at my sixth form for two weeks, and after on the first Friday I sent an email requesting that I switch from Physics to Philosophy. I had made a mistake choosing Physics, and I made sure Philosophy was in the same block. I was then told that this was totally out of the question, to which I responded 'how am I supposed to know I like a subject at A-level if I've never taken it'. What is the best course of action next? I am seriously considering having someone else teach it to me outside of school and just drop Physics. Any ideas?
    I had people swapping subjects as late as November at my school, you should definitely be allowed to as you've only missed out on 3 weeks
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    I have been at my sixth form for two weeks, and after on the first Friday I sent an email requesting that I switch from Physics to Philosophy. I had made a mistake choosing Physics, and I made sure Philosophy was in the same block. I was then told that this was totally out of the question, to which I responded 'how am I supposed to know I like a subject at A-level if I've never taken it'. What is the best course of action next? I am seriously considering having someone else teach it to me outside of school and just drop Physics. Any ideas?
    I just switched a subject at the beginning of the week and at my school they allowed me to so there is no reason why you shouldn't. I spoke to the teacher I wanted to change to, to check availability and got their signature then went to my subject teacher who allowed me to change and got their signature. If you have the consent of the teachers in terms of whether the class you want to change to has enough space, then it should be fine- if not you should complain!
 
 
 
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