Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in year 11 and am an 8/9 grade student and I want to take IT instead of spanish, if I did a couple of hours extra a week on coursework and had 6 lessons a week (three for the IT and three from business which i've finished) and did some work after exams in July, would I be able to get the equivilant of an 8?? If I started now I would be behind by 1 and 1/2 units.

    Thanks
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Hi again,
    I took BTEC IT and the units aren't difficult if you're quite talented with IT but more English based subjects. I went to a specialised IT school - and took GCSEs with this also, and I had very good teachers! I achieved great grades in English GCSEs and I am now taking A level English Literature, and the units were actually very English based, it's surprising. For the distinction tasks (top grades) you need a lot of detail and research, timelines, graphs, plans etc. So I wouldn't advise being 1 and a half units behind - as this is likely to be very time consuming.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by whitneeyle)
    Hi again,
    I took BTEC IT and the units aren't difficult if you're quite talented with IT but more English based subjects. I went to a specialised IT school - and took GCSEs with this also, and I had very good teachers! I achieved great grades in English GCSEs and I am now taking A level English Literature, and the units were actually very English based, it's surprising. For the distinction tasks (top grades) you need a lot of detail and research, timelines, graphs, plans etc. So I wouldn't advise being 1 and a half units behind - as this is likely to be very time consuming.
    Do you know when the coursework deadline is? thanks
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    I did my units throughout year 10 and 11, separated so I'm not sure how this works. I know that the exams last resits if you fail are usually done around the same time as the normal GCSEs - again I took the exams in year 10 and start of year 11 instead of around the May-July time frame of any other GCSEs. Each unit has a separate deadline which would be advisable to discuss with your teacher.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by whitneeyle)
    I did my units throughout year 10 and 11, separated so I'm not sure how this works. I know that the exams last resits if you fail are usually done around the same time as the normal GCSEs - again I took the exams in year 10 and start of year 11 instead of around the May-July time frame of any other GCSEs. Each unit has a separate deadline which would be advisable to discuss with your teacher.
    Ok thanks
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.