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    Hiya TSR,

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    For my GCSEs, I got 8 A*s and 2 As. However, my 2 As are in subjects that I'm taking next year (history and maths). This has made me even more determined to carry on with them, so that I can prove to myself that I can get top grades - but please tell me honestly (and this is not a plea for compliments etc) should I be carrying on with subjects that I know I already have top grades in?

    Toothbrushes

    P.S. I'd like to go into law eventually.
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    yes because subjects which you get a*'s in this year you may find harder/less interesting next year and the subjects you get a's in you are still perfectly capable of getting a's at levels...

    I have known people who have gotten C's in subjects which they got a's in for a level
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    I did the exact same thing.
    (got 6A* 5A and took two of my A's and two A*s)
    To be honest, when youve got GCSEs like that, they're not much to go on anyway. It's hardley like you're carrying on with a D subject after gaining a string of A's. Just do what you want to do!
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    (Original post by insert-user-name)
    I did the exact same thing.
    (got 6A* 5A and took two of my A's and two A*s)
    To be honest, when youve got GCSEs like that, they're not much to go on anyway. It's hardley like you're carrying on with a D subject after gaining a string of A's. Just do what you want to do!
    Thanks so much - it's nice to know that I'm not alone!!
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    Do what you like as you are more than capable of achieving a's. Congrats on your results by the way.
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    (Original post by Rhysy123)
    Do what you like as you are more than capable of achieving a's. Congrats on your results by the way.
    Thanks muchly lol
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    I did English lit, Maths, French and History...i got A*s in Maths and French and As in English and History. I got AAAA at A2 this year. It doesn't matter...in fact the people that got A*s at GCSE in English and History seemed to relatively flop at A Level and had to unlearn a lot of habits...like oversimplification! A Levels are different to GCSEs, the key is being able to adapt to the shift in focus etc. Ability wise there is little difference between someone who gets an A* and someone who gets an A....it was probabaly just a case of superior exam technique. As you say getting As also makes you a lot more determined to prove you can reach the top grade at A Level, which helps matters.
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    (Original post by desmondmac)
    I did English lit, Maths, French and History...i got A*s in Maths and French and As in English and History. I got AAAA at A2 this year. It doesn't matter...in fact the people that got A*s at GCSE in English and History seemed to relatively flop at A Level and had to unlearn a lot of habits...like oversimplification! A Levels are different to GCSEs, the key is being able to adapt to the shift in focus etc. Ability wise there is little difference between someone who gets an A* and someone who gets an A....it was probabaly just a case of superior exam technique. As you say getting As also makes you a lot more determined to prove you can reach the top grade at A Level, which helps matters.
    Exactly my subjects for next year!! And thanks so much for your support - I'm so glad that nobody so far thinks I'm being stupid, because I was so happy with my subjects for next year before!!!!!

    P.S. Really, really well done with your A2 grades!!
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    What? You GCSEs are fine. Stop worrying, and do the subjects that you like.
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    (Original post by toothbrushes)
    Exactly my subjects for next year!! And thanks so much for your support - I'm so glad that nobody so far thinks I'm being stupid, because I was so happy with my subjects for next year before!!!!!

    P.S. Really, really well done with your A2 grades!!
    Merci beaucoup:p:

    You're gonna love those subjects methinks If you need any hints and tips feel free to ask too...though with GCSE grades like that I doubt you'll need it!:yep:
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    Well, do you think you were able enough to achieve A* in those subjects? I don't think grades are a good measure of ability, to be honest, especially at GCSE. Personally, I got As in Maths, Biology and every essay subject I did at GCSE and yet I did Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry (A*) and Economics and got away with AAAAB at AS and then AAAA (having dropped chemistry) at A-level.
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    It is said that what you are good at in GCSE years does not mean you will necessarily be good at them for A levels.
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    (Original post by Swayum)
    Well, do you think you were able enough to achieve A* in those subjects? I don't think grades are a good measure of ability, to be honest, especially at GCSE. Personally, I got As in Maths, Biology and every essay subject I did at GCSE and yet I did Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry (A*) and Economics and got away with AAAAB at AS and then AAAA (having dropped chemistry) at A-level.
    I think so - I got fairly high As in the mocks. Well done in your A-levels too!

    Thanks everyone so far - I feel much more confident now :yep:
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    (Original post by malsi101)
    It is said that what you are good at in GCSE years does not mean you will necessarily be good at them for A levels.
    ^ My friend got an A at French GCSE and then E (and a U in one exam) at GCE.
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    (Original post by fourr)
    ^ My friend got an A at French GCSE and then E (and a U in one exam) at GCE.

    Exactly My point. I mean I got an A* at GCSE R.E But Ithat doesn't mean I would get an A at RE GCE. It just doesn't work like that.
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    I'm carrying on an A grade and a B :eek: in maths hopefully to become an A.

    So you're not alone...
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    (Original post by toothbrushes)
    Hiya TSR,

    (Thanks for clicking here )

    For my GCSEs, I got 8 A*s and 2 As. However, my 2 As are in subjects that I'm taking next year (history and maths). This has made me even more determined to carry on with them, so that I can prove to myself that I can get top grades - but please tell me honestly (and this is not a plea for compliments etc) should I be carrying on with subjects that I know I already have top grades in?

    Toothbrushes

    P.S. I'd like to go into law eventually.
    I know many people both in real life and on TSR who had gone from an A (or lower) at GCSE to an A at AS in Maths and History - so you're not alone, and it's definitely possible. For History some people even do the AS without having done the GCSE! Also, I can only speak for Maths, but I actually found the A-level easier than the GCSE (respective to my ability/knowledge at that time, as A-level is obviously objectively harder) - I found it more structured whereas GCSE Maths sometimes felt like I was doing random topics in a haphazard way.

    But yes, I don't think you should have too much to worry about. Your performance at GCSE does not necessarily predict how you'd fare at A-level.

    Well done on your GCSEs btw.
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    I hope that you're taking those two subjects because you enjoy them... not just so you can prove yourself to be the best at them. A level is a lot different to GCSE, pick subjects you'll enjoy and you'll do just fine
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    Thanks for your advice everyone - I really do appreciate it!
 
 
 
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