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So seeing as I didn’t revise for GCSES at all (I have a procrastination problem that I can’t seem to get rid of) I got pretty much average results. I want to go to 6th form and i’m guaranteed a place there. For English Lit I got a 7 and a 5 in English Lang and to do English Lit you need a 6 in both English and Lang...do you think they could use my grade from English Lit and balance it out with my grade in English Lang so I could possibly do it? It’s a facilitating subject so I’m keen on doing it. Has anyone done this before?
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I can’t be too certain but I was in the same exact position last year and I talked to my school and they said it was fine so it should be fine as well
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So seeing as I didn’t revise for GCSES at all (I have a procrastination problem that I can’t seem to get rid of) I got pretty much average results. I want to go to 6th form and i’m guaranteed a place there. For English Lit I got a 7 and a 5 in English Lang and to do English Lit you need a 6 in both English and Lang...do you think they could use my grade from English Lit and balance it out with my grade in English Lang so I could possibly do it? It’s a facilitating subject so I’m keen on doing it. Has anyone done this before?
Most colleges are pretty lenient with things like this so I wouldn't worry, especially since English Lit usually isn't full
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I can’t be too certain but I was in the same exact position last year and I talked to my school and they said it was fine so it should be fine as well
Really?? What grades did you get?
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Really?? What grades did you get?
7 in lit, 5 in Lang


Currently doing economics, computer science and psychology which all required a 6 in Lang
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Most colleges are pretty lenient with things like this so I wouldn't worry, especially since English Lit usually isn't full
Okay thanks, I’ll try to talk to the head of English on induction day, I’m just wondering if it’s even possible
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7 in lit, 5 in Lang


Currently doing economics, computer science and psychology which all required a 6 in Lang
Wow, I mean I hope they me then...They’re barely letting me do Psychology and you need a 6 in English Lit and a 5 in English Lang...I don’t get what’s wrong with them...it’s stressing me out too much.
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Wow, I mean I hope they me then...They’re barely letting me do Psychology and you need a 6 in English Lit and a 5 in English Lang...I don’t get what’s wrong with them...it’s stressing me out too much.
Make sure they let you in, if not tell you parents to come Into school to talk to a headteacher
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So seeing as I didn’t revise for GCSES at all (I have a procrastination problem that I can’t seem to get rid of) I got pretty much average results. I want to go to 6th form and i’m guaranteed a place there. For English Lit I got a 7 and a 5 in English Lang and to do English Lit you need a 6 in both English and Lang...do you think they could use my grade from English Lit and balance it out with my grade in English Lang so I could possibly do it? It’s a facilitating subject so I’m keen on doing it. Has anyone done this before?
You can make the case that in the end of year 13 you will sit a literature paper, not a language one.
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You can make the case that in the end of year 13 you will sit a literature paper, not a language one.
What do you mean?
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Make sure they let you in, if not tell you parents to come Into school to talk to a headteacher
Okay, thank you.
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What do you mean?
because you have a 7 in literature and a 5 in language you should be fine in literature because you will be sitting an Alevel in lit not in lang.
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So seeing as I didn’t revise for GCSES at all (I have a procrastination problem that I can’t seem to get rid of) I got pretty much average results. I want to go to 6th form and i’m guaranteed a place there. For English Lit I got a 7 and a 5 in English Lang and to do English Lit you need a 6 in both English and Lang...do you think they could use my grade from English Lit and balance it out with my grade in English Lang so I could possibly do it? It’s a facilitating subject so I’m keen on doing it. Has anyone done this before?
It will depend on school and how many spaces they have in Eng Lit.
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because you have a 7 in literature and a 5 in language you should be fine in literature because you will be sitting an Alevel in lit not in lang.
Yeah I know but to do the A Level for some reason a 6 in both Lit and Lang is required when it’s going to be literature anyways. I don’t know why they’re being so stingy...
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It will depend on school and how many spaces they have in Eng Lit.
Well it’s a 6th form that branches off our school so that’s why I have a guaranteed space per se and I got all the grades and the average point score to get into this 6th form and do A levels, and to my understanding a lot actually aren’t doing Eng Lit, most picked Sociology and Psychology, but Eng Lit is something I’m actually good at which I want to pursue in the future more, not Sociology or Psychology, those mean nothing to me. I guess it’s kinda my fault for not revising.
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Well it’s a 6th form that branches off our school so that’s why I have a guaranteed space per se and I got all the grades and the average point score to get into this 6th form and do A levels, and to my understanding a lot actually aren’t doing Eng Lit, most picked Sociology and Psychology, but Eng Lit is something I’m actually good at which I want to pursue in the future more, not Sociology or Psychology, those mean nothing to me. I guess it’s kinda my fault for not revising.
How near were you on Language mark? The problem is schools a) have their league table place to consider so will give places to those most likely to score well at A level b) will know that those with at least a 6in English Lang are capable of doing well in Eng Lit which is a rigorous academic subject.
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How near were you on Language mark? The problem is schools a) have their league table place to consider so will give places to those most likely to score well at A level b) will know that those with at least a 6in English Lang are capable of doing well in Eng Lit which is a rigorous academic subject.
I’m honestly not sure, I didn’t get the mark on my results, on my results paper they only showed the mark for certain subjects for some reason and Lang wasn’t there. Is there anywhere I could find it possibly? I’m pretty sure I probably was a scrape off a 6 though because I got a 7/8 in my English Language mock last time.
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I’m honestly not sure, I didn’t get the mark on my results, on my results paper they only showed the mark for certain subjects for some reason and Lang wasn’t there. Is there anywhere I could find it possibly? I’m pretty sure I probably was a scrape off a 6 though because I got a 7/8 in my English Language mock last time.
What has college actually offered you?
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I’m honestly not sure, I didn’t get the mark on my results, on my results paper they only showed the mark for certain subjects for some reason and Lang wasn’t there. Is there anywhere I could find it possibly? I’m pretty sure I probably was a scrape off a 6 though because I got a 7/8 in my English Language mock last time.
Contact your exams officer at school and they can give you the actual marks then you can check against the grade boundaries
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What has college actually offered you?
Well I’m not really going college, I intended on going to my schools 6th form as they basically handed me a place. I know the teachers there and it’ll be easier for me to learn since I have become accustomed to their teaching style, especially my English teacher.
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