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    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?
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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?
    I'm so happy - I found two people doing subjects equal/similar to me! I was gonna do English Lit, History, Politics and Economics, but switched to Philosophy as I didn't find the Maths aspect of the Economics course appealing.

    I understand how two Pre-Us instead of two A-Levels can be a lot of work. I'm guessing it shouldn't be too much; especially if you get used to them over the course of time.
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    Thats true, I think i'll go for it and do philosophy instead then. Plus i'll be a lot more motivated to do work being surrounded by people who want to learn rather than those who don't in secondary. From what I've seen in the thread everyone is quite passionate about their subjects, which i'm really pleased about!
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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 Xhess)
    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 ?
    They're getting rid of Saturday school...
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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 HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    For Year 12; they're making it infrequent for Year 13s, apparently.
    hopefully they get rid of it permanently
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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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    (Original post by Xhess)
    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 HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    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
    Fair enough.
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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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