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How is everyone nd hows: school, college, uni.. etc

Posted: 11-09-12 18:38 by simran

im fine wbu?

Posted: 11-09-12 18:41 by ELectrica!

great :) thanks

Posted: 11-09-12 18:42 by simran

....so are you doing your gcses/alevels by any chance?

Posted: 11-09-12 18:44 by ELectrica!

im in yr 11 now so im doing my GCSE'S wbu?

Posted: 11-09-12 18:56 by simran

in a2 doing physics/biology/chemistry/rs/sociology

Posted: 11-09-12 18:58 by ELectrica!

really. im planning to do Biology, Chemistry, AS Philoshy nd maths.

because i finished my geography nd option re gcse early i am doing AS geograpy and philosophy and ethics

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Posted: 11-09-12 19:03 by simran

Hi, I'm getting used to a lvels and college, I'm liking college at the moment. for a levels i've taken geography, psychology, I.T and english lang and lit

Posted: 11-09-12 19:48 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Same here - quite a change to gcse's!  I am doing Maths, business studies, economics, english language and law (all a-level)

Posted: 11-09-12 20:39 by Former Member

simran wrote:

really. im planning to do Biology, Chemistry, AS Philoshy nd maths.

because i finished my geography nd option re gcse early i am doing AS geograpy and philosophy and ethics

Yeh...I did AS RS and this involved Philosphy and science and in A2 i am doing ethics

Philosophy is really tough....Aquinas did make my heard hurt for a bit

I prefer Ethics because you could really dive and explore alot of ethical issues in todays society which really do have an impact on our lives i.e whether lying is morally right? should euthanasia be banned? ect

Posted: 12-09-12 17:09 by ELectrica!

Leah Summers Hi, jus read that you got 10 A*'s at GCSE. That's amazing, I was amazied that I got 2. XD

Posted: 12-09-12 17:23 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

i know....my advice is work your backside off because you will get the rewards

Posted: 12-09-12 17:42 by ELectrica!

I'm doing so much and getting fed up with up it but I'm carrying on, I don't like failing doesn't feel very good:)

Posted: 12-09-12 18:02 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Leah - 5 a levels, ouch! how do you find you balance all of that?

Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - enjoy your time doing a levels and put the work in- i only now realise how much i enjyed doing my a levels and wish i had put in more work at the start! and don't worry, you've only beem back for a week or so, just revise hard and you will get there:)

Posted: 12-09-12 20:50 by Alex

alex, I will put everything in cause i've heard so many storys of people having to redo yr 12 and I don't want to do that.

Posted: 12-09-12 21:13 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

thats great! wish i had had the same attitude! good luck to you :)

Posted: 12-09-12 21:17 by Alex

Thanks, I hope I can do it are you doing a levels too?

Posted: 12-09-12 21:20 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

If you're concerned about revision this early on in term i bet you are going to do just fine!

I have just finished a levels, starting university next week!

Posted: 12-09-12 21:22 by Alex

wow, I haven't thought about uni, I'm a bit scared about all that

Posted: 12-09-12 21:23 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

you've got a while to think, but do start sooner rather than later as you will want to start visiting them in early summer!

Posted: 12-09-12 21:33 by Alex

do we need to decide by december? about uni and stuff?????/

Posted: 12-09-12 21:38 by Ragnaros the Firelord

if you are in year 12/doing your As levels then you should start looking at courses around january as you need to decide what universities you want to go visit

visit days start early over the summer and you may need to book to go and see them so it's best to get it planned well in advance - some also require interviews so you need to look into this

you also need to be working hard towards your AS levels as these will limit you to what universities you can apply to

If you are in year 13/Doing A2 exams then between now and January you need to be writing your personal statement and deciding which universities you like and applying to them

you will then get the universities response back by may and then all you need to do is work hard to ensure you get the required grades:)

Is there anything else you would like to know?

Posted: 12-09-12 21:43 by Alex

I think im ok besides the fact i need to start making my mind up on future carrers :/

sigh it just comes to fast XD thankyou for the lengthy paragraph :)

Posted: 12-09-12 21:47 by Ragnaros the Firelord

it's difficult! i still have no idea what i want to do.

if you try decide what job you would like and think what degree might get you there

if no decide what you most enjoy and lok from there
 - i most enjoyed geography but looked into the courses and decided i didn't want to study it for 3 years
- therefore i like animals and biology so i'm doing naimal science which i don't know what i will do after yet with, bt hopefully it's a good degree so i can do anything general:)

Even if you have no idea look for what you enjoy and visit as many universities as you can!

what you should do is try only look at the top universities, try disregard the universities that are a lower rating and go for the better ones- it looks better for a emplyer if you go to a top class uni- it doesn't have to be oxford or cambridge, just think top 30:)

you've got 2 years (assuming you are doingAS levels), enjoy it whilst you can! :) 

just let me know if there is anything else:)

Posted: 12-09-12 21:54 by Alex

Alex wrote:

Leah - 5 a levels, ouch! how do you find you balance all of that?

Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - enjoy your time doing a levels and put the work in- i only now realise how much i enjyed doing my a levels and wish i had put in more work at the start! and don't worry, you've only beem back for a week or so, just revise hard and you will get there:)

@Alex- what makes me balance my time...

-You have to have a REALISTIC TIMETABLE YOU FOLLOW! because there is no point following one when you cant stick to it. I did this for AS and it really worked

-Read classwork before i get to class so that if i want to ask any questions i do so in lessons rather than hunt the teacher down. Finish classwork at school. homework and extra reading at free periods and revision at home

-Follow different sorts of revision techniques and test and trial them out to see if they work or not (i.e. what worked for you in GCSE/AS)

- exaggerate that your A-levels exams are the hardest and most gruel exams you would ever face in your life. Assume that you have a tonne of work to do for each A-level subject you do...I followed his trick when i was doing my AS and belive me exaggerating how hard you find your exams makes you more focus/eager to learn and get the best out of it. 

hope that helps ;)

Posted: 12-09-12 21:57 by ELectrica!