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    When choosing my options, I thought I was making a smart decision. Looking back, I really regret taking Graphic Design and Resistant Materials as they're subjects aren't of my interest. As shown below, I have a large amount of improvement and especially in those two subjects.

    Leading on from this, I am unsure whether I should focus on all other subjects and 'give up' on those two, or try my best to improve them which would result in losing out on work rate for other subjects as these two are heavily coursework based. I would also like to improve English and Mathematics.

    Has anyone had any similar experiences, if so please share some advise! Have a good evening

    Grades for reference:

    Double Science: AA (Target: AA)
    Business Studies: A (Target A)
    English Literature: 6, equivalent of a B (Target: 7)
    English Language: 6, equivalent of a B (Target: 7)
    Graphics: C (Target: B)
    History: B (Target: A)
    Mathematics: 7, i.e. A (Target: 8)
    Religious Studies: A (Target: A)
    Resistant Materials: C (Target: A)
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    I would focus on your core subjects (without giving up on any - IMO you should always try to make the best job you can of any and every GCSE/A level/degree/etc.) because they're the most important. I'll bet that most colleges and universities won't care a hoot what you got in Resistant Materials (except it would give you another GCSE).
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    (Original post by tennysons_maud)
    I would focus on your core subjects (without giving up on any - IMO you should always try to make the best job you can of any and every GCSE/A level/degree/etc.) because they're the most important. I'll bet that most colleges and universities won't care a hoot what you got in Resistant Materials (except it would give you another GCSE).

    Thank you for the advise
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    personally i would focus on the other 7 subjects, as they r 7 you could potentially get A* in. i wouldn't completely give up on resistant materials n graphics though, i'd still try and get at least a B. Those would be great results regardless
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    (Original post by tamilux)
    personally i would focus on the other 7 subjects, as they r 7 you could potentially get A* in. i wouldn't completely give up on resistant materials n graphics though, i'd still try and get at least a B. Those would be great results regardless
    I agree.
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    Honestly, I feel like your predicted grades are very good and you've nothing to worry about. Improving further just means really knuckling down for this last period before your GCSES! I'd definetly focus on English, Math and Science first as these are what really carry you far in the future but by the looks of things you have absoluetly nothing to worry about. As for Graphic Design and Resistant Materials if you maintain your C you'll be fine, im pretty sure you could pull that to a B though! My predicted grades for my GCSES was so poor because my teachers thought I had "poor work ethic" but I still ended up with 7A's 1B and 1C, so it just goes to show.
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    personally i would focus on the other 7 subjects, as they r 7 you could potentially get A* in. i wouldn't completely give up on resistant materials n graphics though, i'd still try and get at least a B. Those would be great results regardless
    Appreciate that
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    (Original post by educationprobs)
    Honestly, I feel like your predicted grades are very good and you've nothing to worry about. Improving further just means really knuckling down for this last period before your GCSES! I'd definetly focus on English, Math and Science first as these are what really carry you far in the future but by the looks of things you have absoluetly nothing to worry about. As for Graphic Design and Resistant Materials if you maintain your C you'll be fine, im pretty sure you could pull that to a B though! My predicted grades for my GCSES was so poor because my teachers thought I had "poor work ethic" but I still ended up with 7A's 1B and 1C, so it just goes to show.
    Thanks, may I ask what you have now gone on to do?
 
 
 
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