My name's Petra, I'm from London, and I'm a Year 10 (2023-24).
, I chose:
Health and Social Care (I regret picking this sm!)
Astronomy (I do this outside of school)
Apart from those two, I do:
Aiming for: Currently watching:
Maths, English, Science (obv)
Favourite motivational quote:
Gilmore Girls and Hi Bye Mama.
How's the year going for everyone so far?
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows"- Sydney J. Harris
I did my RS PPE (for early entry) on Friday and it went amazingly. I'm not in the clear yet though, because apparently, we're doing paper 2 sometime before Christmas 😭
Btw, is there anyone that's done/is anyone doing GCSE Astronomy? It's fun and all, but since it's such a rare subject opportunity, there isn't that much information on the course and I only have classes once a week on Sundays. Plus, the classes don't feel serious at all because it isn't in an actual school. I don't regret taking up the subject or anything, but I'm kinda worried that won't be able to get the grade I want in the GCSE exam.
Also, I hate health and social care this year. My teacher from last year left for her Ph.D. and the new teacher quit after a month (but that's okay because she was really bad, we did the same lesson every week and she'd say she "didn't remember covering it"). The replacement they got us is worse though, she just stands at the front saying she's going to "observe our behaviour" (bear in mind this is a double lesson and she still expects the class to sit there in silence while she doesn't teach). It's such a high-content subject and the coursework is essay-based so if I don't have notes I'm done for. And I can barely find anything online! Our C1 coursework is coming up and I literally have no idea how the whole thing works, how I'm supposed to structure my writing, and what would make the essay good. If anyone has any info on this at all I'd be so grateful!!
Oh, and is anyone doing DofE? What skills/physical/volunteering are you doing? How are you prepping for the expedition? If you've done it already, is the expedition really difficult? I'm doing my bronze this year and I'm excited.
I feel like I've ranted enough lol.
@emm4nuella Thanks so much for making this thread btw!