not to disappoint, but... ✨☁️ a gcse/y11 gygWatch
a 2019/20 gyg thread by doks
and also a phrase i say too many times to teachers/parents/anyone really
have a cute puppy :^)
before i get into the real stuff, a disclaimer:
i have had a gyg every year since year 9 (if you have seen one of my gyg threads from back then, i am sorry) and i have never kept it up for more than a week.. so if i manage to pull this thing off for more than 2 weeks i've already excelled far beyond my expectations
my gcse options:
ocr business studies
aqa computer science
aqa english language
aqa english literature
(power & conflict, macbeth, lord of the flies & dr jekyll and mr hyde)
(conflict and tension between east and west 1945-1979, restoration england, migration, empires and the people c790-present & germany 1890-1945)
for a grand total of 11 gcses (my two brain cells and year 9 me in the middle)
my grades so far:
year 9 end of years
biology → 6
chemistry → 6
computer science → 7
english → 6
history → 5
maths → 5
physics → 7
spanish → 6
year 10 end of years
actual grade | change from y9 | predicted grade | personal target
biology → 9 | +3 | 9| 9
business → 8 | n/a| 9| 9
chemistry → 8 (1 mark off a 9 ) | +3 | 9| 9
computer science → 5 | -2| 6 | 7
this oops moment was a combination of me sitting with my best friend at the back in a corner on a table on our own and having a very laid back teacher..
english → 6 | 0 | 7 | 8
history → 8 | +3 | 8 | 8
very happy with this grade seeing as we did past papers in class as assessments and i always got a 4/5 so i'm super stoked for history as i like the subject a lot. i'm just terrible at writing essays haha
maths → 7 | +2 | 8 | 9
physics → 8 | +1 | 9 | 9
spanish → 9 | +3 | 9| 9
also very happy with this one - i got the highest grade overall in the year (96% i think?) over the four skills even though i don't comprendo nada.
average grade (y10) → 7.0
average predicted grade → 8.2
average personal target → 8.5
average change from y9 → +1.4
future plans (a-levels):
back in year 9, i really wanted to pursue computing and become a software engineer/biocomputing person but then i realised that computing's not really something i want to do for the rest of my life.
now i realise the sciences are for me (see the uni spoiler) and so i have a few options...
+ spanish AS level
my most likely combination will be bio, chem, maths, spanish AS and an EPQ hopefully in order to study medicine at uni!
future plans (uni + beyond):
a few months ago i had a slight epiphany after watching an episode of murdoch mysteries and realised i really liked the human anatomy and forensics.. so i decided i'd like to go into forensic medicine. more specifically, forensic histopathology (a mouthful - i know!). if you don't know what that is, it's essentially studying the causes for death in suspicious circumstances and involves presenting evidence in court, examining bodies and research. fascinating stuff!
obviously if i choose not to specialise down that route in the future, that's fine too. it's just something i've been reading about at the moment and something that fascinates me now (might not do in the future!!)
i think that's pretty much it! i think i'll try to update once a week, if not more i'll be on holiday for the next two weeks though so updates will come after then
also, will this thread be moved to the new 2019/20 forum when the time comes ??? @ any smart people
bye 4 now
sounds good! murdoch mysteries sound interesting, is it kinda like Sherlock?