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Official Year 13 Chat 2023-24

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*just a reminder that if you have received offers from any universities lately, first of all congrats :biggrin: and second of all, engage with students who have gotten offers from the same uni here: Official University Offer Holder thread list (2024 entry) - The Student Room hope you are all having a lovely weekend :smile:
Hey all!! I've been a bit of a lurker on this thread for a while, but I thought I'd finally pipe up haha :smile:

I take alevels in psychology, history and english literature (all aqa exam board) and I'm currently predicted A*AB. I'm looking to study psychology at university next year. Here to help anyone I can - if anyone ever wants a hand with anything, just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you!

I have a grow your grades forum too, so if any of you are interested in following my journey, here's the link: Motivating myself - my GYG blog :smile: - Page 3 - The Student Room

Wishing you all the best of luck with your studies 🍀
Original post by emm4nuella
*just a reminder that if you have received offers from any universities lately, first of all congrats :biggrin: and second of all, engage with students who have gotten offers from the same uni here: Official University Offer Holder thread list (2024 entry) - The Student Room hope you are all having a lovely weekend :smile:

Is there something similar for Apprenticeships? / Degree Apprenticeship?
Original post by Astray666
Is there something similar for Apprenticeships? / Degree Apprenticeship?

oooooo if you are applying for a degree apprenticeship under a uni, i would just use the uni offer threads. sorry i didnt make this very inclusive :frown:
EMMANUELLA'S EDIT: NO 3
hello, year 13s, you know what day it is - therefore here is another 'Emmanuella's Edit' issue here for you all :smile:!

Article of the Week - the concept of 'reverse engineering' : 🧱*How to Reverse Engineer Your Days (beehiiv.com)
Video of the Week - romanticising winter and overcoming seasonal depression: https://youtu.be/CxGanh-WNso?si=TkYax1kJ3aJU6yAU
Quote of the Week: 'the mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited'


study tip: read here how you can make your phone greyscale whilst you are in do not disturb mode to make sure you go on it less - How to turn your phone screen to grayscale - The Verge




Peace out,
Emmanuella 💜
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Original post by emm4nuella
oooooo if you are applying for a degree apprenticeship under a uni, i would just use the uni offer threads. sorry i didnt make this very inclusive :frown:

No worries I found the uni there anyways.
EMMANUELLA'S EDIT: NO 4
hello, year 13s, you know what day it is - therefore here is another 'Emmanuella's Edit' issue here for you all :smile:!

Article of the Week - staying productive in december : https://theflow.beehiiv.com/p/productive-in-december
Video of the Week - watch an after school night routine from YouTuber carmen: after school night routine | homework, dinner, getting ready - YouTube
Quote of the Week: 'you can rise up from anything'



Peace out,
Emmanuella 💜
does anyone do edexcel history? i need help with coursework. I'm not sure where to start
Original post by kitty2005
does anyone do edexcel history? i need help with coursework. I'm not sure where to start

I do aqa, not edexcel, but I might still be able to help if you like?
Original post by kayleigh_t.27
I do aqa, not edexcel, but I might still be able to help if you like?

Any help would be useful thx ☺️
Original post by kitty2005
Any help would be useful thx ☺️

Oki doki, what's your coursework on?
Original post by kayleigh_t.27
Oki doki, what's your coursework on?

Russian revolution. If it was a coup or a revolution. My teacher hasn’t been in for nearly month and I have no idea how to write or plan it.
My class is almost done with the content.
Original post by kitty2005
Russian revolution. If it was a coup or a revolution. My teacher hasn’t been in for nearly month and I have no idea how to write or plan it.
My class is almost done with the content.

I would start by making a table of the arguments - list 2-3 arguments for why it would be a coup and 2-3 for why it would be a revolution. From there I would then build a conclusion (so what your opinion is and how you can support that with the evidence you have given) and then finally an introduction as you'll have a clearer idea of what you're arguing to write it effectively! Because of the difference in exam board, I'm aware that the way that we have to write our coursework might be different so I've given you quite a generalised answer! Hope this helps, give me a shout if you have any questions :smile:
Original post by kayleigh_t.27
I would start by making a table of the arguments - list 2-3 arguments for why it would be a coup and 2-3 for why it would be a revolution. From there I would then build a conclusion (so what your opinion is and how you can support that with the evidence you have given) and then finally an introduction as you'll have a clearer idea of what you're arguing to write it effectively! Because of the difference in exam board, I'm aware that the way that we have to write our coursework might be different so I've given you quite a generalised answer! Hope this helps, give me a shout if you have any questions :smile:

Okay thx!

How would I come up with arguments? The main resource I have is the textbook 💀

Should I watch YouTube documentaries and
read articles?
Original post by kitty2005
Okay thx!

How would I come up with arguments? The main resource I have is the textbook 💀

Should I watch YouTube documentaries and
read articles?

Yes definitely! Reading and watching materials around the subject absolutely will help you :smile:

Our coursework definitely works differently - with aqa we choose one of 5/6 questions made up by our school and approved by the exam board, then completely research it ourselves with a main body essay, three sources to analyse and two historiographies to analyse! So for example, I'm doing the suffragettes for mine.

But yes something I have found useful in my research with coming up with my arguments is doing some reading around - I'm not sure how it works for your exam board for if you have to reference those materials or not (for aqa we do), but if you do then make sure you keep a word document of everything you watched and read and what you took from it so it makes referencing much easier!

I hope this is helping at least a bit lol :smile:
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Original post by TazmeenX
FINAL YEAR OF SCHOOL :frown: *sigh*

one last time :bawling: :

hey guys!! i'm tazmeen. i'm doing maths, english lit and sociology alongside an epq (it's about individual rights vs collective security in case anyone was wondering).

i'm planning on applying to law at uni and solicitor apprenticeships too. for unis, im applying to Oxford, LSE, UCL, Exeter and Warwick (still deciding on the last one. hopefully after visiting Warwick in october, ill be able to make a decision).

as for solicitor apprenticeships, i'm applying to around 6-7 firms. still deciding but some of the ones i'm sure i'll be applying to are A&O, Linklaters, CMS and Ashurst. i'm thinking maybe Pinsent Masons, Mishcon de Reya and DLA Piper too.

unfortunately i have to do the lnat which is literal pain but yk...i gotta do what i gotta do sooooo

i think im just looking forward to just having my time back after year 13. these days i feel like theres always something to do so it will be nice (but weird) to have some time to myself. but i think ill be more sad than happy to finish year 13...i'm going to leave school. absolutely everything will be changing and im NOT good with change

Hey sorry for the late reply and I can’t find ur message anymore but it’s Mattie from primary lol
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Original post by ippleboz
Hey sorry for the late reply and I can’t find ur message anymore but it’s Mattie from primary lol

OMG NO WAYYYY HEYYYY!!!
awh that's sooo cute how are you!? yeah omg its acc insane we're at this point in our lives now and to think that its been more than a decade since our prime years in reception with mrs vernade 💀💀💀💀💀

hope you're doing okay tho!! what unis are u applying to? hows school and life in general
Original post by oliviapope1
Woo-hoo!!
We've finally reached the final year of our further education!

How are you all feeling? Scared, nervous, excited?

Year 13 can truly be a nerve-racking experience but this thread has been created to encourage each other to get through the lows and celebrate the highs.

Here are some questions to introduce ourselves:
-What A-Level subjects are you studying?
-What course are you thinking of applying for?
-Do you have to take any entrance exams?
-Favourite food?
-What are you looking forward to doing after year 13?
-Hobbies and interests?

Here's to a successful year ahead of us!
Work hard and look after yourselves, we can do this!!!

Hi, I am ready to get this year done and dusted. I’m ready to get my results I need and want.
I am studying health and social dipolma, sociology and History
I have applied for child nursing
No I don’t have entrance exams
My favourite food has to be chocolate
I’m looking forward to having a relaxing few months before starting Univesity
Hey all! I've just made a thread for anyone who has received an offer from Winchester University - I have left a link below so do check it out! Hope to see some of you there soon :smile:

The Official Winchester University Offer Holder Thread 2024 - The Student Room

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