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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Yea. All 6 exams (2 writing, 2 speaking, 1 listening, 1 reading. My individual scores are somewhere upstairs but I'll be getting official certificates in November.
    Ah okay. I don’t think it matters anyway as I’m pretty sure uni’s don’t ask for UMS at GCSE. Well Done tho
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Thanks. Sometimes exams can be all over the place. I got a 7 in English lit but I spent like 2 all nighters before each exam. I think those all nighters might have saved me from getting that dreaded B Grade. Anyway, overall I got 3 A's and 10 A*'s and I intend to take 2 extra language GCSE's this year.
    I got 5A* 3A and 2 of those ‘dreaded B grades’ lol.
    I guess you’re doing A level languages or linguistics then...
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Lol sorry if I sounded elitist. But no, I'm doing Maths, FM, Chemistry and Physics. Might join french but I gotta think if that's gonna impact my extracurricular stuff.
    Yeah, the thing is I’ve realised that in order for me to do well at something I have to actually be interested in it. I’m doing Maths, Chemistry, Biology & Physics - hoping to apply for medicine.
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    That sounds like the standard selection, and quite a few boys are doing that combo. Good luck. I'm personally looking to apply for engineering but in keeping my options open with chemistry. French might be useful in long term employment and on my application form.
    Do girls not do that combo as well?
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Oh yea girls too. My school is single sex but this is the first year where girls are allowed in school (admittedly only in 6th form).
    Ohh, are you one of thooooose. I’d hate to be a girl at the sixth form of an all boys school.
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    I knw some1 has kinda mentioned this but honestly treasure your mocks because they really made a difference to the colleges I was applying to, Its better you get a conditional space at a sixth form or college with your predicted grades rather than panicking on results day
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    It's not too bad. Sixth form expands from 120 to about 140. Because 13 people ended up leaving us in Yr11 (It's been a bad year for GCSE's) there are about 20 girls in our year.
    13 people leaving is a bad year 😂 Honestly, what do you think you would’ve achieved if you had attended a state school?
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    I'd have done God awfully. Probably mostly B's and C's with a few A's. I do badly with bad teachers. There was a biology teacher in Year 8 who was really dull and I literally couldn't get beyond 67%... I even got 33% in one of my tests. I needed someone who feels proud when I've written a few thousand words of coursework. Of course that won't happen anymore at A-Level... I'm on my own now.
    I have a friend who goes to a really high achieving private school. From what I can tell the pressure & average quality of teachers is much greater. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great teachers in state schools - but there are REALLY are some poor ones.
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    Didn't realise i'd get this many replies, thanks everyone! I have my fIrst mock in month so I need to start revising
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    Always prioritise your core subjects/ the subjects you want to study from A-level onwards. Start early so by the time it comes to the exam season, your only doing past papers.
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    start as soon as possible im in year 11 right now and i have already started revising for my exams in may/june
 
 
 
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