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    So, I'm in top sets for English, Maths and Science but am considering going into medicine at uni maybe. I'm targeted 7/8 (A/A*) in most of these but feel it difficult to juggle time so I revise efficiently.

    I've got nine hours to fill next year outside of my core lessons. I've the option to take extra maths and English and science if I should want it (I'm doing triple science anyway so extra hours may help)

    I might be interested in doing Child Development also, but don't know whether it would be a waste of time as it would take 6/9 hours that I could be filling with more core.

    If I don't do child studies I'll have 9 GCSEs at the end, if I do, I'll have ten. Anyone any thoughts??
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    Hi,
    I'm around a year and a half into the triple science GCSE course, and I can promise you that it's a lot of work (I'm sure you already know this) compressed into perhaps not a completely sufficient amount of time. I wish I'd had the option to take on extra time to focus on science - it would have really helped reduce stress. I'd especially say considering you're potentially going to be studying medicine, it's obviously important that you get the science grades you want which could be helped by choosing to spend more time in the school week on your core subjects! However, it's important you do what makes you happy - if you're very interested in Child Development and feel it's an opportunity to enjoy yourself, it's certainly not a waste of time, as school isn't ALL about grades and it's important that whilst you're getting the right grades in your core subjects to enable you to continue on the path to your future, you also study subjects that you take an interest in. Also, 9 subjects rather than 10 is perfectly fine and most people I know study 9 subjects, so don't worry about the number of subjects - focus on the actual grades and the content that you're learning!!

    Ultimately it's up to you - if it was me I'd choose the extra time for core subjects because I know how much I've struggled adjusting to new syllabuses and managing my time with triple science. But taking a subject that makes you happy is not a waste of time, and could lead you to new things! Maybe talk to teachers and see what they think, but you need to make the right decision for you! Good luck
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    Hi,
    I'm around a year and a half into the triple science GCSE course, and I can promise you that it's a lot of work (I'm sure you already know this) compressed into perhaps not a completely sufficient amount of time. I wish I'd had the option to take on extra time to focus on science - it would have really helped reduce stress. I'd especially say considering you're potentially going to be studying medicine, it's obviously important that you get the science grades you want which could be helped by choosing to spend more time in the school week on your core subjects! However, it's important you do what makes you happy - if you're very interested in Child Development and feel it's an opportunity to enjoy yourself, it's certainly not a waste of time, as school isn't ALL about grades and it's important that whilst you're getting the right grades in your core subjects to enable you to continue on the path to your future, you also study subjects that you take an interest in. Also, 9 subjects rather than 10 is perfectly fine and most people I know study 9 subjects, so don't worry about the number of subjects - focus on the actual grades and the content that you're learning!!

    Ultimately it's up to you - if it was me I'd choose the extra time for core subjects because I know how much I've struggled adjusting to new syllabuses and managing my time with triple science. But taking a subject that makes you happy is not a waste of time, and could lead you to new things! Maybe talk to teachers and see what they think, but you need to make the right decision for you! Good luck
    How many hours/ lessons per week do you get per each science?
    I do triple too (4x35 minute periods per science a week) and don't find it to be overwhelming at that rate (we started GCSE in yr 9 so we get almost 3 years of it before the exams) We're just about finishing the syllabus now, and will be starting revision in lessons as of march I believe.
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    (Original post by ethistu7)
    So, I'm in top sets for English, Maths and Science but am considering going into medicine at uni maybe. I'm targeted 7/8 (A/A*) in most of these but feel it difficult to juggle time so I revise efficiently.

    I've got nine hours to fill next year outside of my core lessons. I've the option to take extra maths and English and science if I should want it (I'm doing triple science anyway so extra hours may help)

    I might be interested in doing Child Development also, but don't know whether it would be a waste of time as it would take 6/9 hours that I could be filling with more core.

    If I don't do child studies I'll have 9 GCSEs at the end, if I do, I'll have ten. Anyone any thoughts??
    I'd focus on doing what you enjoy, but ensure you have a good ballance.
    If you keep up with work, and revise you can easily get A* (sorry i'm doing the old way becaus I'm in year 11 but i think it translates to 8/9)
    If you want to study medicine you should do atleast 2 sciences A-level (one of which must be chemistry for most courses). And most people tend to do maths to compliment their sciences aswell.
    But normally you will find the subjects that you enjoy to be the easiest/ do the best in because you'll enjoy revising for them!
    I used to be rubbish at histroy in years 7-9 but at GCSE I started to really enjoy it and now I'm predicted A* - so go for what you enjoy!
 
 
 
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