Nagging doubts about 6th form

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I have been having these doubts now and they have been crippling. I want to go to 6th form at my current school and to do so you need 5 grade 5's. In a humble way and not boastful I am pretty sure I can smash this and get 7's 6's.

BUT everything is good apart from my English I would be lucky to get a 3 I am dreadful at it.

Will I be able to get into 6th form without doing that well in English but well in everything else? it has been worrying me now for ages.
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You will probably have to resit English. Passing English is vital for getting into university.
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It really depends on what subjects you want to study, as for some subjects, like arts you are allowed to retake your English if you fail, but for subjects such as science, you'll need at least a 4 or probably higher to do it.
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It really depends on what subjects you want to study, as for some subjects, like arts you are allowed to retake your English if you fail, but for subjects such as science, you'll need at least a 4 or probably higher to do it.
I want to do biology science and Theology

For history it says a grade 6 in history or english but I know that I will probably get a 7 or 8 in history just not English
Biology doesn't require it
And Theology you need a 6 in RE or english and I know I can get a 7 in RE just not english
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I want to do biology science and Theology

For history it says a grade 6 in history or english but I know that I will probably get a 7 or 8 in history just not English
Biology doesn't require it
And Theology you need a 6 in RE or english and I know I can get a 7 in RE just not english
Well, I'm pretty certain that you won't be able to take Biology or Theology without AT LEAST a 4 in English, as it is a major skill for both topics above (E.g. writing essays and answering long questions).

I think the best thing for you to do is concentrate solely on English, as you seem to have decent predicted grades for your other subjects.

Just out of curiosity when are your English exams?
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well, i'm pretty certain that you won't be able to take biology or theology without at least a 4 in english, as it is a major skill for both topics above (e.g. Writing essays and answering long questions).

I think the best thing for you to do is concentrate solely on english, as you seem to have decent predicted grades for your other subjects.

Just out of curiosity when are your english exams?
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Well, I'm pretty certain that you won't be able to take Biology or Theology without AT LEAST a 4 in English, as it is a major skill for both topics above (E.g. writing essays and answering long questions).

I think the best thing for you to do is concentrate solely on English, as you seem to have decent predicted grades for your other subjects.

Just out of curiosity when are your English exams?
The annoying thing is though my essay writing skills are actually good. For my coursework, it was an essay and I was the only person to get 40/40 in my year group. And in history, my teacher gives us practice essays to do and I normally get around 19/20. It's just with English I fail to understand the importance of writing methods and why they are relevant and also fail at being able to analyse texts.

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Wow, that's unfortunate.

If its component 1. I would suggest you spend a few hours coming up with a Great story at a grade 7 or 6 and memorise it off by heart and when you get into the room, the first thing you should do is do the creative writing section.

If it is component 2. I would watch this guys channel, literally what got me through the exam.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEp...Dzg8jSe12tGnCg
And watch his video on reports, newspaper articles, reviews...

I really do hope it goes well for you. Goodluck
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The annoying thing is though my essay writing skills are actually good. For my coursework, it was an essay and I was the only person to get 40/40 in my year group. And in history, my teacher gives us practice essays to do and I normally get around 19/20. It's just with English I fail to understand the importance of writing methods and why they are relevant and also fail at being able to analyse texts.

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If your good on essays then you should do well in creative writing. Just aim to do great in those sections and you can bomb the PEE questions and get a 4 or 5.
I got a 7 in English for coming up with an A* story and being able to write a decent letter, but I was absolutely dreadful on the analysing questions.
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Wow, that's unfortunate.

If its component 1. I would suggest you spend a few hours coming up with a Great story at a grade 7 or 6 and memorise it off by heart and when you get into the room, the first thing you should do is do the creative writing section.

If it is component 2. I would watch this guys channel, literally what got me through the exam.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEp...Dzg8jSe12tGnCg
And watch his video on reports, newspaper articles, reviews...

I really do hope it goes well for you. Goodluck

Thanks, in the matter of a few minutes you have actually supported me more than my English teacher has all year today she asked how I am feeling about the exam and I went worried like everyone else because we wasted a year doing nothing and her response was just "oh ok at least I won't you again"
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Thanks, in the matter of a few minutes you have actually supported me more than my English teacher has all year today she asked how I am feeling about the exam and I went worried like everyone else because we wasted a year doing nothing and her response was just "oh ok at least I won't you again"


Your more than welcome, since this is my second time doing GCSE's I'm trying to shed as much insight as I can, just remember to breathe when you get into that exam hall, and look at the questions like your writing an essay, write down your opinions and observations and explain them. But most important don't use cliches in stories or write a boring article try and write something the examiner will actually enjoy and be interested in. And most important never let your teachers get you down because you can always improve.
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