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you don't need to answer all these questions if you're not comfortable in doing so

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- introduce yourself
- what are your hobbies/interests?
- what are you hoping/thinking you'll get for your gcses?
- what are your actual gcse grades?
- what subjects are you planning to take?
- if you are thinking of going to uni, what course do you want to and where do you plan to go?
- if you're not thinking of going to uni, what's your plans after sixth form/college?
- what career do you hope to have in the future?

EDIT: if you have a gyg feel free to link it

useful links
getting ready for a-levels
general advice from A* students
when retaking gcses during a-levels
stationery for sixth form
a-level revision tips
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Good luck year 12s! The best thing about sixth form are the frees you don't understand how useful there really are until a few weeks into year 12
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*copied and pasted from my GYG because I'm lazy*
Hello:
Hey, :wavey: I'm Maizie and I have started my A-Levels this September. :eek3: I have decided to make a GYG to help motivate myself for the next two years (hopefully :unsure:). I made a mini GYG for the summer which can be found here.

Next year I am planning on taking
Maths, Further Maths, Physics and German. To be honest I’m not really sure what grades I aiming for but A*AAA seems like a good place to start. I know I want to get an A* in German as I am bilingual but that’s as far as I've got.

I’ll probably just post my plans for each week and how I am coping. May the
A-Level work commence! (is that even a sentence that makes sense?)

Life after GCSEs:
I am currently enjoying my long summer off and haven’t been particularly productive which is fine. :laugh:
So far this summer I have:
- Started making
notes on the first and sixth chapters of the Physics A-Level course.
- Attended two summer schools, one for
engineering and the other for physics/astrophysics (which was actually for year 12s so my work on the A-Level course was actually really useful )

My GCSE grades:
English Literature: 7
English Language: 8

Maths: 8
Statistics: A
Biology: 9
Chemistry: 9

Physics: 9
History: 9
RE: 8
Art: 8

German: A*:woo:

A-Level plans:
As I said before I'm taking Math, Further Maths, Physics and German but I'm not entirely sure what I aim to achieve apart form an A* in German I'll update this ever so often.
Subject: Target/Predicted grade/What I want
Maths: TBC/TBC/A
Further Maths: TBC/TBC/A
Physics: TBC/TBC/A
German: A*/A*/A*

Universities and more:
Potential Courses:
This is a long way off but I might as well be prepared. I’m not entirely sure of what I would like to study after I finish my A-Levels but I know I definitely want to go to university. I have a few ideas of what I would potentially want to study but I’m not certain on any of them yet. Some of my potential courses include:
- Astrophysics: I really enjoy learning about astrophysics and do like to read around the subject. I have a few concerns about choosing Astrophysics as very few universities that offer pure Astrophysics course (which could imply it isn’t an ‘acceptable’ course?) and how it could impact my employability. Of course there are many jobs I could go into after studying Astrophysics but very few of them would actually implement anything I would have learnt at university.
- Mechanical/Civil/Structural Engineering: I think Engineering could potentially interest me however I don’t find it as interesting as Astrophysics and I haven’t read around the subject as much nor do I feel curious enough to do so which is probably not a good sign of interest.
- Architecture: I always considered Architecture to be the perfect course for me, however now that I’m not taking Art A-Level I would have to put together a portfolio by myself which seems like a lot of effort. Additionally, I’m starting to fear it may be too similar to an art course whereas I would prefer a combination of maths, physics and design.
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*copied and pasted from my GYG because I'm lazy*
Hello:
Hey, :wavey: I'm Maizie and I have started my A-Levels this September. :eek3: I have decided to make a GYG to help motivate myself for the next two years (hopefully :unsure:). I made a mini GYG for the summer which can be found here.

Next year I am planning on taking
Maths, Further Maths, Physics and German. To be honest I’m not really sure what grades I aiming for but A*AAA seems like a good place to start. I know I want to get an A* in German as I am bilingual but that’s as far as I've got.

I’ll probably just post my plans for each week and how I am coping. May the
A-Level work commence! (is that even a sentence that makes sense?)

Life after GCSEs:
I am currently enjoying my long summer off and haven’t been particularly productive which is fine. :laugh:
So far this summer I have:
- Started making
notes on the first and sixth chapters of the Physics A-Level course.
- Attended two summer schools, one for
engineering and the other for physics/astrophysics (which was actually for year 12s so my work on the A-Level course was actually really useful )

My GCSE grades:
English Literature: 7
English Language: 8

Maths: 8
Statistics: A
Biology: 9
Chemistry: 9

Physics: 9
History: 9
RE: 8
Art: 8

German: A*:woo:

A-Level plans:
As I said before I'm taking Math, Further Maths, Physics and German but I'm not entirely sure what I aim to achieve apart form an [/colour] A* in German I'll update this ever so often.
Subject: Target/Predicted grade/What I want
Maths: TBC/TBC/A
Further Maths: TBC/TBC/A
Physics: TBC/TBC/A
German: A*/A*/A*

Universities and more:
Potential Courses:
This is a long way off but I might as well be prepared. I’m not entirely sure of what I would like to study after I finish my A-Levels but I know I definitely want to go to university. I have a few ideas of what I would potentially want to study but I’m not certain on any of them yet. Some of my potential courses include:
- Astrophysics: I really enjoy learning about astrophysics and do like to read around the subject. I have a few concerns about choosing Astrophysics as very few universities that offer pure Astrophysics course (which could imply it isn’t an ‘acceptable’ course?) and how it could impact my employability. Of course there are many jobs I could go into after studying Astrophysics but very few of them would actually implement anything I would have learnt at university.
- Mechanical/Civil/Structural Engineering: I think Engineering could potentially interest me however I don’t find it as interesting as Astrophysics and I haven’t read around the subject as much nor do I feel curious enough to do so which is probably not a good sign of interest.
- Architecture: I always considered Architecture to be the perfect course for me, however now that I’m not taking Art A-Level I would have to put together a portfolio by myself which seems like a lot of effort. Additionally, I’m starting to fear it may be too similar to an art course whereas I would prefer a combination of maths, physics and design.
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Hiya! I'm Molly and I'm good at crying! I am fiercely interested in politics, reading all sorts of things and creative writing. At GCSE I was so frickin blessed to get a 9, four 8s, three 7s, two A*s and an A. For A level, as it stands, I'm planning on taking English Lit, English Lang, Politics and an EPQ. Ideally, I'd like to study English Literature at Edinburgh although I am also looking at Exeter, Liverpool and Glasgow as backups (maybe also Oxford Brookes). Aspirationally speaking, I'd like to become a novelist but who honestly knows where life will take me at this point. Cannot wait to go back to school; I need some damn order in my life.
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(Original post by entertainmyfaith)
you don't need to answer all these questions if you're not comfortable in doing so

icebreakers
- introduce yourself
- what are your hobbies/interests?
- what are you hoping/thinking you'll get for your gcses?
- what are your actual gcse grades?
- what subjects are you planning to take?
- if you are thinking of going to uni, what course do you want to and where do you plan to go?
- if you're not thinking of going to uni, what's your plans after sixth form/college?
- what career do you hope to have in the future?
- i'm manu and a community assistant for study help
- 998887A6665
- chose english lit, maths and psychology for a-level
- i'd like to do psychology at uni. i'm not really sure where i want to go yet but on my list of considerations are st andrew's, bath, cambridge(:dontknow:) and warwick. will probably look at b'ham unis too bc i live near b'ham
- in the future, i'd like to work in mental health research or something to do with developmental psychology perhaps. if not, a primary school teacher.
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(Original post by entertainmyfaith)
- i'm manu and a community assistant for study help
- 998887A6665
- chose english lit, maths and psychology for a-level
- i'd like to do psychology at uni. i'm not really sure where i want to go yet but on my list of considerations are st andrew's, bath, cambridge(:dontknow:) and warwick. will probably look at b'ham unis too bc i live near b'ham
- in the future, i'd like to work in mental health research or something to do with developmental psychology perhaps. if not, a primary school teacher.
Your career plans sound so interesting. :gah:
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Your career plans sound so interesting. :gah:
ah thank you, so do yours! you seem to have thought about it more than me
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hiiii. i've been on the west end a couple of times though so that's great. i love to debate on internet forums and i've been doing this since i was 12 (and now i've discovered tsr). i love memes i have a very unusual internet personality but in real life i am sensible and i am very enthusiastic about learning new things.
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gcse grades:
drama - 7
english language - 9
english literature - 7
maths - 6
geography - 6
RS - 7
biology - 8
chemistry - 8
physics - 7
spanish - 7
statistics - A


my A level options are english literature, math, geography and politics. i'm personally disappointed with my results and i hope to work harder at sixth form.
i would like to go to university except i also have no clue what i'm doing with my life. so far law is very intriguing to me but i'm hoping i can explore different career paths.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5550254
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nothing too much to say about me because i'm kinda boring
i've been on the west end a couple of times though so that's great. i love to debate on internet forums and i've been doing this since i was 12 (and now i've discovered tsr). i'm not very well spoken as i'm bilingual and even now i struggle. i love memes i have a very unusual internet personality but in real life i am sensible and i am very enthusiastic about learning new things.
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grades:
drama - 7
english language - 9
english literature - 7
maths - 6
geography - 6
RS - 7
biology - 8
chemistry - 8
physics - 7
spanish - 7
statistics - A





i am a bit confused about my options at the moment as my enrolment is on tuesday so i'll edit this later but i have definitely decided to do geography and english literature. i put down drama and math but i'm reconsidering. i'm personally disappointed with my results and i hope to work harder at sixth form.
i would like to go to university except i also have no clue what i'm doing with my life. so far law is very intriguing to me but i'm hoping i can explore different career paths.
those grades are fab, well done!
memes, a debater and you've been on the west end- you sound far from boring:thumbsup:
hope you're able to make some decisions on your a-levels soon
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those grades are fab, well done!
memes, a debater and you've been on the west end- you sound far from boring:thumbsup:
hope you're able to make some decisions on your a-levels soon
thank you <3
i try. i used the word "unusual" to hide the fact that i'm emotionally unstable loool.
i hope so too :laugh: i have seen a lot of people on tsr/in real life who know what they want to do in the future and i am very indecisive and puzzled. I agree with Maizie though your plans sound so interesting
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So, when do you start school year 12s?
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(Original post by entertainmyfaith)
you don't need to answer all these questions if you're not comfortable in doing so

icebreakers
- introduce yourself
- what are your hobbies/interests?
- what are you hoping/thinking you'll get for your gcses?
- what are your actual gcse grades?
- what subjects are you planning to take?
- if you are thinking of going to uni, what course do you want to and where do you plan to go?
- if you're not thinking of going to uni, what's your plans after sixth form/college?
- what career do you hope to have in the future?

EDIT: if you have a gyg feel free to link it

useful links
getting ready for a-levels
general advice from A* students
when retaking gcses during a-levels
stationery for sixth form
a-level revision tips
Hi, I’m lovescience2002 (not sharing name). I like to play piano a lot and sometimes do a bit of art.
My GCSE results were: 998888877BB
I’m planning on taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History (AS).
I would like to do Dentistry at University but I’m not sure where yet, in the hope that I would become a dentist of some type (I don’t know which area I would want to specialise in)
I may make a GYG, if so I’ll put it below.

EDIT: my GYG https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5543050
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So, when do you start school year 12s?
1 week and 5 days 😬
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So, when do you start school year 12s?
6th september i think:hide:
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(Original post by lovescience2002)
Hi, I’m lovescience2002 (not sharing name). I like to play piano a lot and sometimes do a bit of art.
My GCSE results were: 998888877BB
I’m planning on taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History (AS).
I would like to do Dentistry at University but I’m not sure where yet, in the hope that I would become a dentist of some type (I don’t know which area I would want to specialise in)
I may make a GYG, if so I’ll put it below.
lovely to meet you
your grades are fab:thumbsup:
ooh, dentistry; anything in particular that inspired you to become a dentist?
good luck with this year:heart:
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Hi, I’m Mosope.

I’m planning to take geography, English literature; classical civilisation and Spanish. ( might change though).
For gcses, I got all A*s.
I would like to go to UCL, ICL , Yale or Cambridge to study what I have no idea.

Do you guys have an idea of what stationery you’ll buy and how you’ll organise work and stuff. It’s so exciting and so different - no uniform, taking a train, frees, lots of students !
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lovely to meet you
your grades are fab:thumbsup:
ooh, dentistry; anything in particular that inspired you to become a dentist?
good luck with this year:heart:
Thank you, good luck to you too!
I did want to do medicine but after hearing about doctor’s experiences that I know and thinking about what areas I was liking the sound of in medicine, I realised that dentistry had a lot those things in a smaller environment in smaller teams. It sounded a lot more along the lines of what I wanted to do as a career.
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Hi, I’m Mosope.

I’m planning to take geography, English literature; classical civilisation and Spanish. ( might change though).
For gcses, I got all A*s.
I would like to go to UCL, ICL , Yale or Cambridge to study what I have no idea.

Do you guys have an idea of what stationery you’ll buy and how you’ll organise work and stuff. It’s so exciting and so different - no uniform, taking a train, frees, lots of students !
four a-levels:eek: i don't think i'm gonna buy a ton of new stationery as my year 11 ones are okay atm maybe i'll get another notebook or something.
(Original post by ashestostardust)
Hiya! I'm Molly and I'm good at crying! I am fiercely interested in politics, reading all sorts of things and creative writing. At GCSE I was so frickin blessed to get a 9, four 8s, three 7s, two A*s and an A. For A level, as it stands, I'm planning on taking English Lit, English Lang, Politics and an EPQ. Ideally, I'd like to study English Literature at Edinburgh although I am also looking at Exeter, Liverpool and Glasgow as backups (maybe also Oxford Brookes). Aspirationally speaking, I'd like to become a novelist but who honestly knows where life will take me at this point. Cannot wait to go back to school; I need some damn order in my life.
good luck for this year
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good luck for this year
Thank you!!!! You too x
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