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Is Art, Drama, Triple Science and History a good combination to study for GCSE, as I'm considering becoming a vet.
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Yes I think so overall, my only concern would be that art is very time-consuming and the workload is quite intense. So around art deadlines you could be quite distracted from other studies. Triple science and history are great together, drama is fine too, but art is not ideal tbh
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Yes I think so overall, my only concern would be that art is very time-consuming and the workload is quite intense. So around art deadlines you could be quite distracted from other studies. Triple science and history are great together, drama is fine too, but art is not ideal tbh
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No worries! I'm not saying you couldn't do art, please do what feels right for you but I feel like focusing on others will help you get the best grades and be a tad less stressed. Good luck with them!
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No worries! I'm not saying you couldn't do art, please do what feels right for you but I feel like focusing on others will help you get the best grades and be a tad less stressed. Good luck with them!
That's true, but I don't know any other subject to pick, maybe Geography?
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I am doing Triple Science, Art & History. I enjoy all 3 and I want to study in the medical field as well. I would say, you defo do Triple science because Vets again has to do with medicine and History included the topic of medicine.
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Is Art, Drama, Triple Science and History a good combination to study for GCSE, as I'm considering becoming a vet.
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Hi, I'm in year 11 at the moment and taking art and Triple science, don't worry it's not too hard to manage, just focus on Art a lot in year 10 so there's not too much coursework to finish off in year 11. I hope I helped
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Hi, I'm in year 11 at the moment and taking art and Triple science, don't worry it's not too hard to manage, just focus on Art a lot in year 10 so there's not too much coursework to finish off in year 11. I hope I helped
I am in Year 10 right now. Thank you! I will do that xx
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Erm r u not doing math or English? Just be aware of which subjects need you to do coursework n how much coursework. I did everything u r planning to do except drama but w PRE n German n it was k. For me I had coursework in English and art.
I’m in yr 12 now-
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Erm r u not doing math or English? Just be aware of which subjects need you to do coursework n how much coursework. I did everything u r planning to do except drama but w PRE n German n it was k. For me I had coursework in English and art.
English language and literature are a must. It is not an option, options are what you pick willingly.
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Hi, I'm in year 11 at the moment and taking art and Triple science, don't worry it's not too hard to manage, just focus on Art a lot in year 10 so there's not too much coursework to finish off in year 11. I hope I helped
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Hi, I'm in year 11 at the moment and taking art and Triple science, don't worry it's not too hard to manage, just focus on Art a lot in year 10 so there's not too much coursework to finish off in year 11. I hope I helped
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English language and literature are a must. It is not an option, options are what you pick willingly.
Oh I know, I meant Drama, Art, History and Triple Science are my options the rest like Math and so on are a must.
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A language can be quite helpful normally but if you think you'll do better in art/drama then definitely go for that combination. Art is coursework-heavy which can be stressful (I didn't take it but my sister did) but the art exam happens much earlier than all your other exams so come exam season it takes some of the pressure off having one less subject. I do do drama, though, and I 100% would recommend it but you should be aware that it is a lot more writing-heavy than you might expect it to be. I'm not sure about other exam boards but the OCR GCSE ends up being 70% writing and 30% acting (or whatever specialism you choose to do, eg if you want to do costume design you get marked on the sketches you provide). That's a lot of writing! If you find drama reviews/talking about drama in a critical way (eg analysing how an actor uses posture) super difficult, it might not be the subject for you since that forms a basis for a large part of the course. That's not to say don't take it if you find that sort of thing difficult because obviously you learn it with practice but it is something to be aware of. Honestly, GCSE subjects don't really matter at all (no one is going to reject you because you did art instead of Spanish) but your grades can be important so just make sure you know you like them enough to work hard in them and that you will be able to do well in them! The only subject you really need to be taking is triple science (you don't need it to progress to science at A-level but it definitely makes things easier and minimises the jump) and since you've got that I'm sure you'll be fine!
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A language can be quite helpful normally but if you think you'll do better in art/drama then definitely go for that combination. Art is coursework-heavy which can be stressful (I didn't take it but my sister did) but the art exam happens much earlier than all your other exams so come exam season it takes some of the pressure off having one less subject. I do do drama, though, and I 100% would recommend it but you should be aware that it is a lot more writing-heavy than you might expect it to be. I'm not sure about other exam boards but the OCR GCSE ends up being 70% writing and 30% acting (or whatever specialism you choose to do, eg if you want to do costume design you get marked on the sketches you provide). That's a lot of writing! If you find drama reviews/talking about drama in a critical way (eg analysing how an actor uses posture) super difficult, it might not be the subject for you since that forms a basis for a large part of the course. That's not to say don't take it if you find that sort of thing difficult because obviously you learn it with practice but it is something to be aware of. Honestly, GCSE subjects don't really matter at all (no one is going to reject you because you did art instead of Spanish) but your grades can be important so just make sure you know you like them enough to work hard in them and that you will be able to do well in them! The only subject you really need to be taking is triple science (you don't need it to progress to science at A-level but it definitely makes things easier and minimises the jump) and since you've got that I'm sure you'll be fine!
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I was told that it's 70% acting and 30% writing...so I'm quite confused.
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Thank you!! x


Oh I know, I meant Drama, Art, History and Triple Science are my options the rest like Math and so on are a must.
Yeahh! Someone did not understand that, was explaning haha x
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I was told that it's 70% acting and 30% writing...so I'm quite confused.
Are you doing the BTEC or the GCSE?

I don't know anything about the BTEC but for (OCR, though it will be similar for other exam boards) GCSE it's 60% coursework and 40% exam. This breaks down as:

Devising Drama (coursework, worth 30% and 60 marks)
In this unit you produce a portfolio which is worth 40 marks, and then the performance you do at the end is worth 20 marks.

Presenting and Performing (coursework, worth 30% and 60 marks)
In this unit you produce a written pro-forma which is worth 20 marks, and then a performance which is worth 40 marks.

Performance and Response (exam, worth 40% and 80 marks)
This exam is comprised of two sections, Section A which is about the performance text that you'll study, and Section B which is a live theatre review. Section A is worth 50 marks and Section B is worth 30 marks.

So this works out as 60 marks available for performance (20 marks in devising and then 40 marks in PaP) and 140 marks available for written work (40 marks for your devising portfolio, 20 marks for your PaP pro-forma and 80 marks for the written exam).
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