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    (Original post by sweetstars)
    I will try to persuade them then! Thanks

    Have you or anyone you know have took Health and Social Care? I want to take that but I'm new to it so I don't really know what the course has to offer. It is a BTEC. Thanks!
    It's all okay Let me know if you need anything else!
    It's worth noting that some people in my year weren't allowed to take both CS and ICT, but after negotiating with the school, they managed to get their way, so it shows that negotiation can work.
    I don't believe health and social care is offered as an option at our school, so no one takes it here.
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    (Original post by sweetstars)
    True, but wouldn't it be better for the people who does uni and stuff to know that i can code and program? Or could I include it in my CV or personal statement?
    You said you want to do medicine, so it doesn't matter? Either way, you can do a GCSE course outside of school, how many do you take currently? If it's below 11 then it'll be fine to bump it up to 11 as workload ain't too bad, but might need to pay for tuition for computing GCSE unless a college or something does it
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    (Original post by El Patron)
    My course was split into 3 units: 75% coursework 25% online test

    Making a website, The online world and Internet portfolio.

    In some aspects its worthless, but it provides a foundation of skills others wont have; improving your chances of employment. I get what you mean, my handwriting is dreadful and so are my artistic qualities - the course is 90% computer based with a tiny amount of work done on paper by hand so its not too much of a problem.

    The biggest bonus for me is we're predicted to finish the whole BTEC by mid April. Giving me a 'free period" for 1-2 months before GCSEs which is pretty nice for revision.

    If I was in year 10 and computer science was originally called "BTEC ICT level 2" I wouldn't have chosen it, I basically got forced into doing it instead of computer science; regardless its extremely easy and is basically a free qualification.
    Okay, I may consider to take ICT afterall. What grades did you achieve? And what percentage is final exam and controlled assessment?
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    (Original post by Mikos)
    It's all okay Let me know if you need anything else!
    It's worth noting that some people in my year weren't allowed to take both CS and ICT, but after negotiating with the school, they managed to get their way, so it shows that negotiation can work.
    I don't believe health and social care is offered as an option at our school, so no one takes it here.
    Wow really? I guess I better improve my negotiating skills. XD I suck at speaking so yeah great. But when I get mad, I talk wayy too much so I am mad that I can't take both CS and TS. Oh and my school sucks as well, you can't take both CS and ICT as well.
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    (Original post by That'sGreat)
    You said you want to do medicine, so it doesn't matter? Either way, you can do a GCSE course outside of school, how many do you take currently? If it's below 11 then it'll be fine to bump it up to 11 as workload ain't too bad, but might need to pay for tuition for computing GCSE unless a college or something does it
    I guess so. How do you achieve a GCSE outside of school? I am required to take 9 GCSEs including core subjects. 5 core + 1 compulsory + 3 optional subjects
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    (Original post by PeaTea)
    if you want to be a doctor now and choose triple science then curse yourself in 2/3 years then so be it. that's exactly what i did. i'm applying for a games design course at uni right now, but 2 years ago i wanted to be a voice actor (wtf me). this is also why i'm kicking myself over not picking computer science, i chose drama, french and history. my GCSEs are all over the place.
    the important thing to realise is that as soon as you're in 6th form or college, your gcse are nothing but grades. when applying to uni (if that's what you want) they really don't care beyond "112 points" or "BBC". only the specialist courses require actual subjects, like one of my uni courses wants a media or art related subject at a-level.
    not to mention, as an adult, you're way more flexible in what jobs you can choose than you might think. it doesn't really matter what gcses you got, it's about experience. if you show up at a games company at 28 with a portfolio of computing projects, they're not going to turn you down because you picked triple sci at gcses. xx
    Heck I swear your life is my current life so far. I can relate so much, I want to be a doctor/nurse rn. But I use to want to be a voice actor but I'm shy. I like games and programming lol, so I wanted to take CS. Thanks for your assistance!
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    (Original post by sweetstars)
    Heck I swear your life is my current life so far. I can relate so much, I want to be a doctor/nurse rn. But I use to want to be a voice actor but I'm shy. I like games and programming lol, so I wanted to take CS. Thanks for your assistance!
    have fun xx
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    Take PE
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    (Original post by sweetstars)
    I don't want to showcase it to the public. Just to the people who looks at your GCSE and stuff. Would it be good to include it into your CV that you learnt coding as a hobby?
    then forget about computer science
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    (Original post by CraigBackner)
    then forget about computer science
    I still like coding and stuff. I just don't want to show it to the public because I'm too embarrassed to. But I've made up my mind anyway so thanks.
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    (Original post by Robbie_Rotten1)
    Take PE
    No, 10000% def not. I am so unathletic even though the new specs are more exams, I think 30% is still practical so no because ill lose those points
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    (Original post by sweetstars)
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    I want to do Computer Science + Triple Science but apparently my school doesn't allow you to. I'm deciding whether to do Computer Science + Combined Science or just Triple Science. I want a medicine career but I really enjoy coding and programming and I want to do that. But would it be better to take Triple Science if I want a medicine career?
    Do Triple Science all the way, apparently Computer Science is the worst taught course nationally and even though in other subjects I'm getting As and A*s in Computing I got a D.
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    (Original post by brandonj_2001)
    Do Triple Science all the way, apparently Computer Science is the worst taught course nationally and even though in other subjects I'm getting As and A*s in Computing I got a D.
    Wow, that's unfortunate. I'm taking Triple anyway. Thanks, I hope your grade improves, good luck on your exams.
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    (Original post by brandonj_2001)
    Do Triple Science all the way, apparently Computer Science is the worst taught course nationally and even though in other subjects I'm getting As and A*s in Computing I got a D.
    I hate to say this but you can not blame your grade on your teachers. There are so many resources out there on the internet. My teacher has no qualifications in the subject, failed all his qualifications at school and can not teach at all. I got A* at GCSE and I'm currently working at A* standard while in Year 12. Make use of all the resources out there. I personally recommend Craig n Dave
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    (Original post by bendent1234)
    I hate to say this but you can not blame your grade on your teachers. There are so many resources out there on the internet. My teacher has no qualifications in the subject, failed all his qualifications at school and can not teach at all. I got A* at GCSE and I'm currently working at A* standard while in Year 12. Make use of all the resources out there. I personally recommend Craig n Dave
    That's the thing though, there weren't many resources and you need that help from your teacher in coursework. I got a B in the exam, but an E in coursework. I have to learn the basics from a teacher first due to my learning style.
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    (Original post by bendent1234)
    I hate to say this but you can not blame your grade on your teachers. There are so many resources out there on the internet. My teacher has no qualifications in the subject, failed all his qualifications at school and can not teach at all. I got A* at GCSE and I'm currently working at A* standard while in Year 12. Make use of all the resources out there. I personally recommend Craig n Dave
    Good advice. VVV This guy (edit: the guy I am just about to point out via quoté) could use some of that!

    (Original post by bendent1234)
    I appreciate your concern. However, when I asked those questions for help we had literally spent 30 mins on those topics so far and I also do not do A Level or Pre-U Physics, which everyone else in my FM set does so they have significantly more practice. I appreciate that you might have been trying to help but I didn't think your comment was particularly constructive
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    (Original post by carpetguy)
    Good advice. VVV This guy could use some of that!
    Can you not? I was going through a lot at the time and the reasources aren't there. I must be taught to take in information and then use resources to revise. It's just my learning style.
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    (Original post by brandonj_2001)
    Can you not? I was going through a lot at the time and the reasources aren't there. I must be taught to take in information and then use resources to revise. It's just my learning style.
    In fact, if you read my post properly, you will find that I was not making fun of your inability to use "reasources". I was commenting on a rather spiffing chap's statement made in a previous needle.
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    definitely triple science
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    (Original post by carpetguy)
    Good advice. VVV This guy (edit: the guy I am just about to point out via quoté) could use some of that!
    But would you not agree that using TSR is making use of available resources to improve?
 
 
 
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