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    Is anyone else sitting here revising for their GCSE's thinking about what they want to do in life?
    I've always been quite 'deadset' on studying Physics at Oxford University and I guess now is a really good time for me to prepare my application and what I want to add to my qualifications

    My current work experiences/ related
    1 week at the British institute of engineering
    A visit to the London Faculty of Actuaries

    Predicted GCSE Grades
    4 8's , 6 7's and 1 A

    Chosen A-level subjects
    1. maths
    2. further maths
    3. physics
    4. economics / computer science / electronics?
    I have always wanted to study computer science but I don't want to be disadvantaged since I didn't pick it for GCSE
    A school which I am applying for also has an additional electronics AS subject choice which you can take to A2 and I am not quite sure yet if I want to take 5 subjects in year 12 or take 4 for both years and remove economics for electronics

    What do I want to add to my qualifications?
    I currently hate my predicted grades actually which were based on my year 10 mocks.
    I want to get into a Heathrow work experience scheme
    I want to get an interview for Latymer School, Eton, St Paul's and Westminster School
    I want to also get into the royal observatory work experience in Edinburgh (for astrophysics)
    I have to revise for year 11 mocks and get higher than 4A*'s if I want a strong application for Oxford.
    I have to tackle that ukmt senior paper
    (i'll add to this list as I go and I make more targets)

    What do I currently want to do?
    Become an Engineer possibly one for space agencies
    Physics, Christ Church Oxford

    I know its quite early but I remember counting the days down till GCSE as 361 on may 17th and now its October, only around 180 days left.
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    Bloody hell this is early lol
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    (Original post by physicseastldn)
    Is anyone else sitting here revising for their GCSE's thinking about what they want to do in life?
    I've always been quite deadset on studying Physics at Oxford University and I guess now is a really good time for me to prepare my application and what I want to do with my life
    I currently have only 2 work experiences
    1 - british institute of engineering
    2 - faculty of actuaries london
    My predicted grades for gcse are
    4 8's , 6 7's and 1 A
    My current chosen a-level subjects are
    maths
    further maths
    physics
    economics
    However I have always wanted to study computer science but i don't want to be disadvantaged since I didn't pick it for gcse
    A school which I am applying for also has an additional electronics AS subject choice which you can take to A2 and I am not quite sure yet if I want to take 5 subjects in year 12 or take 4 for both years and remove economics for electronics

    I know its quite early but I remember counting the days down till gcse as 361 on may 17th and now its October, only around 180 days left.
    Whoah whoah whoah. I would chill just a bit You still have agesss till 2020. I'm not saying that you shouldn't focus on university and set expectations, I did so too when I was doing GCSEs and had my heart set on Oxford since year 10, but looking back at it, I didn't need to rush into that.

    I suggest that instead of starting a TSR thread on here about this, you just focus on GCSEs and A levels first. Those are what is important to you right now. When year 12 comes around then that is when you should start thinking about this in more detail.

    But on another note, so far, what you have sounds great and if you achieve those results and so on, then you have a strong chance! Physics, Maths, Further maths on its own would be sufficient, so I wouldn't worry about your fourth A2 level. You could always do Computer Science drop it at AS if it is not for you.

    But seriously, focus on your GCSEs right now
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    (Original post by physicseastldn)
    Is anyone else sitting here revising for their GCSE's thinking about what they want to do in life?
    I've always been quite deadset on studying Physics at Oxford University and I guess now is a really good time for me to prepare my application and what I want to do with my life
    I currently have only 2 work experiences
    1 - british institute of engineering
    2 - faculty of actuaries london
    My predicted grades for gcse are
    4 8's , 6 7's and 1 A
    My current chosen a-level subjects are
    maths
    further maths
    physics
    economics
    However I have always wanted to study computer science but i don't want to be disadvantaged since I didn't pick it for gcse
    A school which I am applying for also has an additional electronics AS subject choice which you can take to A2 and I am not quite sure yet if I want to take 5 subjects in year 12 or take 4 for both years and remove economics for electronics

    I know its quite early but I remember counting the days down till gcse as 361 on may 17th and now its October, only around 180 days left.
    You don't need to study computer science to do it at Uni, all you have to do is be good at maths
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    (Original post by physicseastldn)
    Is anyone else sitting here revising for their GCSE's thinking about what they want to do in life?
    I've always been quite deadset on studying Physics at Oxford University and I guess now is a really good time for me to prepare my application and what I want to do with my life
    I currently have only 2 work experiences
    1 - british institute of engineering
    2 - faculty of actuaries london
    My predicted grades for gcse are
    4 8's , 6 7's and 1 A
    My current chosen a-level subjects are
    maths
    further maths
    physics
    economics
    However I have always wanted to study computer science but i don't want to be disadvantaged since I didn't pick it for gcse
    A school which I am applying for also has an additional electronics AS subject choice which you can take to A2 and I am not quite sure yet if I want to take 5 subjects in year 12 or take 4 for both years and remove economics for electronics

    I know its quite early but I remember counting the days down till gcse as 361 on may 17th and now its October, only around 180 days left.
    I wanna be an OBGYN or midwife, My predicted grades so far are RIDICULOUSLY low because they are based off of our KS2 SATS that we sat in Year 6 but all my teachers have ensured me that my actual grades will be a lot higher. But alot of the advice i have had from people that are older than me is that you really shouldn't rely on predicted grades, they literally mean nothing. like sure you can be predicted all 9's and 8's but when it comes down to the actual GCSE exam, those grades really won't matter so i don't really want to get predicted grades (but i have to I guess lol).
    I want to take maths, chemistry and Government and Politics for A-Levels and hope to get into a medicine course at QMUL or Nottingham or Southampton.
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    (Original post by 260802)
    I wanna be an OBGYN or midwife, My predicted grades so far are RIDICULOUSLY low because they are based off of our KS2 SATS that we sat in Year 6 but all my teachers have ensured me that my actual grades will be a lot higher. But alot of the advice i have had from people that are older than me is that you really shouldn't rely on predicted grades, they literally mean nothing. like sure you can be predicted all 9's and 8's but when it comes down to the actual GCSE exam, those grades really won't matter so i don't really want to get predicted grades (but i have to I guess lol).
    I want to take maths, chemistry and Government and Politics for A-Levels and hope to get into a medicine course at QMUL or Nottingham or Southampton.
    thank you so much, for participating
    I knew I couldn't have been the only person revising for exams with university as my motivation !!
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    (Original post by physicseastldn)
    Is anyone else sitting here revising for their GCSE's thinking about what they want to do in life?
    I've always been quite 'deadset' on studying Physics at Oxford University and I guess now is a really good time for me to prepare my application and what I want to add to my qualifications

    My current work experiences/ related
    1 week at the British institute of engineering
    A visit to the London Faculty of Actuaries

    Predicted GCSE Grades
    4 8's , 6 7's and 1 A

    Chosen A-level subjects
    1. maths
    2. further maths
    3. physics
    4. economics / computer science / electronics?
    I have always wanted to study computer science but I don't want to be disadvantaged since I didn't pick it for GCSE
    A school which I am applying for also has an additional electronics AS subject choice which you can take to A2 and I am not quite sure yet if I want to take 5 subjects in year 12 or take 4 for both years and remove economics for electronics

    What do I want to add to my qualifications?
    I currently hate my predicted grades actually which were based on my year 10 mocks.
    I want to get into a Heathrow work experience scheme
    I want to get an interview for Latymer School, Eton, St Paul's and Westminster School
    I want to also get into the royal observatory work experience in Edinburgh (for astrophysics)
    I have to revise for year 11 mocks and get higher than 4A*'s if I want a strong application for Oxford.
    I have to tackle that ukmt senior paper
    (i'll add to this list as I go and I make more targets)

    What do I currently want to do?
    Become an Engineer possibly one for space agencies
    Physics, Christ Church Oxford

    I know its quite early but I remember counting the days down till GCSE as 361 on may 17th and now its October, only around 180 days left.
    What year are u in currently?
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    (Original post by Taz554:-))
    What year are u in currently?
    Year 11
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