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Hi y'all,

I want to do my French GCSE in January 2010 instead of June 2010 (with the rest of the class). Anyway, the problem is, I'm not really sure how to ask the teachers if I can... I don't want to look cocky . I want to do it early because I'm doing maths this year (some classes do it a year early) and i got majorly stressed (crying all the time, not being able to revise etc etc), so if I could spread them out a bit it'd really help. I'd be able to do it i think cuz i already read quite a few books, watch films without subtitles etc and the papers aren't too bad. Plus i'll get 4 frees each week for 4 months
my teacher's really nice and says lovely things about my french but i just don't know how to go about asking her/the head of fr.! should i just bite the bullet and say, 'I was wondering if...' ?
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Man up.
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Just say that you're already stressing out about your exams and that a way to make it easier would be to take your GCSE early. Some schools are against January exams and have different policies. I would recommend not asking in front of the clas.s
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I would recommend not asking in front of the clas.s
LOL niceee thanks. oh awesome you're from NI, me too!
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It's only gcses, the teacher will probably say that indirectly I'd guess. And if you can understand films I'm sure you don't need any revision...
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You might find that your teacher wants you to have the extra learning time which comes from taking the GCSE at the same time as the others. But really, the only way to find out is to ask. Stay after class and ask one day. One day soon. (y)
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It's only gcses, the teacher will probably say that indirectly I'd guess
yeah i know, i feel like a complete eejit for getting so worked up! Yeah i'll go for it and ask her next week
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(Original post by jklmn)
It's only gcses, the teacher will probably say that indirectly I'd guess. And if you can understand films I'm sure you don't need any revision...
Yeah if you can understand films you'll be fine - i can't and i got 98% in my mock
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Yeah if you can understand films you'll be fine - i can't and i got 98% in my mock
Are you doing it early too? Well done btw
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man I wish I had known about this
I got an A* in my spanish mock in november and then after those exams probably got a B. It didnt help we spent 2 months only doing revision! Well yeh I am ranting now- go and see her explain it in a nice way and calmly
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I'm sure there is no harm in asking - there is nothing cocky about that. :grin: If you know your stuff and can deliver then why not hey? Good luck in that exam I'm sure you'll do really well! (Also explain your reasons I'm sure they'll understand!).
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just go for it, the worst that will happen is that they will say no. you haven't got much to lose, if you know you are capable It takes a great load off your back when it comes the the real exam period!
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Lol yeah, cheers. sorry to hear tht mammamia; maybe it's not as bad as you think though
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Oh dear, you are going to be a mess when it comes to A-levels :beer:

But yeh, say you'll do revision over the summer and stuff and wont let them down...If you have end of year exams make sure you get an A* in that...all the shcool care about is the grades you get tbhand if yuo can convince them it'll givee you better grades, they'll let you take it early...
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(Original post by mammamia:0)
man I wish I had known about this
I got an A* in my spanish mock in november and then after those exams probably got a B. It didnt help we spent 2 months only doing revision! Well yeh I am ranting now- go and see her explain it in a nice way and calmly
I thought mine went badly too and i got A in mock maybe just hard papers, ah well we'll come back to this thread on 28th August and laugh when we get A/A* :beer:
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I thought mine went badly too and i got A in mock maybe just hard papers, ah well we'll come back to this thread on 28th August and laugh when we get A/A* :beer:
Haha yeh fingers crossed! I thought results day was the 27th of August though! :hugs:
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I thought mine went badly too and i got A in mock maybe just hard papers, ah well we'll come back to this thread on 28th August and laugh when we get A/A* :beer:
I got an A in the mock too! :five: I thought they were hard papers apart from the reading, but that had some funny questions!
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Man up.
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(Original post by je-ne-regrette-rien)
Hi y'all,

I want to do my French GCSE in January 2010 instead of June 2010 (with the rest of the class). Anyway, the problem is, I'm not really sure how to ask the teachers if I can... I don't want to look cocky . I want to do it early because I'm doing maths this year (some classes do it a year early) and i got majorly stressed (crying all the time, not being able to revise etc etc), so if I could spread them out a bit it'd really help. I'd be able to do it i think cuz i already read quite a few books, watch films without subtitles etc and the papers aren't too bad. Plus i'll get 4 frees each week for 4 months
my teacher's really nice and says lovely things about my french but i just don't know how to go about asking her/the head of fr.! should i just bite the bullet and say, 'I was wondering if...' ?
GCSE for God's sake, wait until you get to uni, that's when you start crying!!
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Go to your exams officer first because he/she will be the one actually entering you. I'd go to the exams officer and get their permission then go along with that to your teacher saying it's fine with the exams officer and you want to do it. But tbh, you don't really need to tell your teacher anyway if you explain to the exams officer what you posted above.
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