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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    I feel that too. I think they do allow you to drop; but it's really hard.
    i hope that you're allowed to drop
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    (Original post by bfgg123)
    i hope that you're allowed to drop
    I spoke to mr grant and nobody is allowed to drop unless they are predicted 4Cs>
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    (Original post by fiddletrio)
    I spoke to mr grant and nobody is allowed to drop unless they are predicted 4Cs>
    How do they calculate the predictions? Are they from GCSE grades?
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    (Original post by _Montreal1907-)
    Hey guys!
    I've been offered a place at Harris Westminster, but I have a slight dilemma. I was originally going to study English Literature, History, Economics, and Government and politics, however now that I've got the chance to change a subject i think i want to switch Government & Politics with Philosophy. The only worry i have is that I'll be studying two pre-U subjects (which is apparently very difficult) as well as doing history and economics (difficult even at GCSE!). I don't want to misinterpret how much work I'm willing to do and then ruin my A-level grades, so any suggestions?
    Government and politics is not a pre-u. Here' a link to the course guide:
    http://www.harriswestminstersixthfor...urse-guide.pdf

    so happy we aren't doing mei maths
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    (Original post by bfgg123)
    omg i applied to twyford too and got in. i will also be doing history and maths and economics and english literature, i hope to do law and go to perhaps LSE, dont really have interests, i got 574. idek if i should go harris westminister because i dont want to do 4 a levels, 3 a levels are enough and i think it is extra pressure
    Sameeeee - I’ll probably end up not going to Harris because of the whole 4 A Levels and Saturday school in year 13 etc. But idk it all depends on results day . Are u going to the meeting thing on Wednesday for Twyford ?
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    Anyone here apply to holland park?
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    (Original post by tedgfbtebfetedfb)
    Anyone here apply to holland park?
    I did
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    (Original post by Ihatelife2)
    They're getting rid of Saturday school...
    For Year 12; they're making it infrequent for Year 13s, apparently.
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    (Original post by Ihatelife2)
    hopefully they get rid of it permanently
    Honestly I really don't mind it being infrequent in Year 13. These Pre-Us seem really hard, so we're gonna need all the help we can get. Besides, what would you rather do on a Saturday, apart from sleeping, eating and existing? Lol
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    Sameeeee - I’ll probably end up not going to Harris because of the whole 4 A Levels and Saturday school in year 13 etc. But idk it all depends on results day . Are u going to the meeting thing on Wednesday for Twyford ?
    yh im going. idek the more i think about it, harris westminster seems like the right choice, i just hope they dont put too much pressure on the students.
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    (Original post by bfgg123)
    yh im going. idek the more i think about it, harris westminster seems like the right choice, i just hope they dont put too much pressure on the students.
    Honestly, every sixth form puts some amount of pressure on the students to get them to do well. I assume it won't be too much work in the first week, though...
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    Honestly, every sixth form puts some amount of pressure on the students to get them to do well. I assume it won't be too much work in the first week, though...
    true, but i dont want the second week to hit me really hard because then i just get too stressed out
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    You're doing 3 out of my 4 subjects; English Lit, History and Politics!

    I wanted to go to Woodhouse, but it was in a very inconvenient location to where I lived.
    Oh nice! Woodhouse is in a very inconvenient location - I completely agree!
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    (Original post by bfgg123)
    true, but i dont want the second week to hit me really hard because then i just get too stressed out
    A lot of people were saying that the workload was quite huge and stressful; it's all about how you manage your time and your revision. In my opinion, the fact that you got in proves that they think you are able to handle the demand of 4 A Levels/Pre-U's; so therefore you shouldn't have any problems.

    However, I would definitely recommend contacting them to see what things they have in place for things like stress and work management.
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    (Original post by -Bibliophile-)
    Oh nice! Woodhouse is in a very inconvenient location - I completely agree!
    Yeah I would very much rather catch a faster Underground train to Westminster for sixth form than take two really long bus journeys from where I live!
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    (Original post by bfgg123)
    yh im going. idek the more i think about it, harris westminster seems like the right choice, i just hope they dont put too much pressure on the students.
    I’m sure you will be fine - go wherever feels right for you and where u think u will work best for you - if u work better under pressure and feel motivated by it then it’s a good environment - if u don’t work well under pressure I’m sure you will Still be fine because there should be a system in place to help students who are feeling stressed/anxious . Any sixth form you go to there will be a little bit of pressure so maybe try not to focus on that aspect to much idk - it all depends on you .
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    Name: Carol
    Location: London
    Subjects studying: Physics, Maths, then want to change bio to chem and further maths to something else. I’ve thought about it and I don’t really need it
    Test interview score: 512
    Age/birthday: 15
    Interests: Art, music, dance
    Other places applied to: Harris and my current school’s sixth form
    Further education choices: Natural Sciences at Cambridge/Imperial/Oxford (too much ambition here)

    Question: when they say on the letter that ‘if any of the above info is incorrect..write the correct info in the box below the subject’ we can still put in subjects we’ve changed our mind about right (dumb question but just in case)

    The big thing putting me off the school is pretty much the ‘must do 4 a-levels’ rule- I’d much rather do 3 very well than do average with 4, so is there an ‘easy’ a level you think I could do? I just want to focus on physics, maths and chem more
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    (Original post by fiddletrio)
    ah cool! whats ur sc?
    freddiesehgal

    what's yours?
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    (Original post by NotYourAuntCarol)
    Name: Carol
    Location: London
    Subjects studying: Physics, Maths, then want to change bio to chem and further maths to something else. I’ve thought about it and I don’t really need it
    Test+interview score: 521
    Age/birthday: 15 (July 31st)
    Interests: Art, music, dance, astronomy, memes and watching way too many shows
    Other places applied to: Harris and my current school’s sixth form
    Further education choices: Natural Sciences at Cambridge/Imperial/Oxford (too much ambition here)

    Question: when they say on the letter that ‘if any of the above info is incorrect..write the correct info in the box below the subject’ we can still put in subjects we’ve changed our mind about right (dumb question but just in case)

    The big thing putting me off the school is pretty much the ‘must do 4 a-levels’ rule- I’d much rather do 3 very well than do average with 4, so is there an ‘easy’ a level you think I could do? I just want to focus on physics, maths and chem more
    Hey! As far as A-Levels go, there isn't really an 'easy' A Level. I mean, it is Harris, after all. It's really hard to drop an A Level unless you're being predicted a low grade in it.

    However, if you want something that you can focus less on, I would recommend that you take a subject that you have a passing interest in. I would advise against any of these, however;

    - Art
    - Biology
    - Drama
    - Music
    - Philosophy*
    - English Literature*

    ... as these subjects are quite content heavy and work intensive; especially the ones marked (*), as they are Pre-U subjects.
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    (Original post by freddiesehgal02)
    freddiesehgal

    what's yours?
    Do you mind if I add you on sc?
 
 
 

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