3 or 4 subjects for AS?!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-16 14:38:19 - Similar - Report/Block

im in year 11, about to finish my GCSE's and im wanting to study physical geography at uni. but im stuck on what to take for A level for GCSE ive taken: english (lit+lang), maths, 3 sciences, P.E, geography, spanish and ICT. ive decided to do Biology (science im best at), geography and ICT for AS + A2 level. but most people do another sub...

My GCSE prediction grades?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-20 12:05:41 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey so I'm 14 and in year 9. I'm a little stuck when trying to predict my GCSE grades for year 10 and 11. I guess I could say I'm an average student, I don't know.. anyway, here are my national curriculum levels and the subjects: English: 5A (predicted a C or B) Maths: 5C (when I was looking at the foundation paper I thought that it was e...

*NEED HELP* Are these A-Levels a good choice for me?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-05 18:44:56 - Similar - Report/Block

Ok so for A-Level I have chose: ~Maths: Got an A at GCSE ~History: Got an A at GCSE ~Physics: Got a B at GCSE ~Chemistry: Got an A at GCSE Are these good choices? Because I would like to go into a career in either chemical engineering or accountancy, are these subjects suitable for that?...

Worried about GCSE Pathway Science 1 interview/exam!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-22 18:36:50 - Similar - Report/Block

i have an interview on the 8th of may for GCSE Pathway Science 1 and its been like 5 years since i've been in school and on the course prospectus it says "you will be expected to re-sit your GCSE mathematics and english alongside your science subjects and need to do the higher paper in these subjects before you enrol on the science GCSE's...

Predicted GCSE Grades and Medicine

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-21 19:37:49 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there everyone, I am currently in year 10. I would just like to know whether I would be considered in the medical field with the following GCSE grades: Maths: B English Language:B English Literature: A Science: B Re: B French:B Geography: B Psychology: B History: B ICT: B Media Studies: A Please take into consideration that these are o...

Chances of getting an offer from UCL?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-20 13:06:02 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there, I'm a year 13 student. My sixth form experience is a little more complex than most, and I'd like to have your opinions on whether or not you'll think I'd get an offer from UCL if I applied for Law. Ok, so I started year 12 with the intention of getting 3 A's, but I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. About half way through,...

GCSE Chemistry and Biology not in offer

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-20 00:27:13 - Similar - Report/Block

So basically I'm sitting iGCSE biology and chemistry this year, I said this clearly on my application. This course requires GCSE chemistry, so since it hasn't been mentioned in my offer, below, do I still need the GCSE? Ps, I already have GCSE Maths and English. Quote: Dear Mr X Congratulations; University of Ulster has asked us to tell...

Want to be a teacher, but can't get a C in Maths GCSE

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-14 12:46:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Basically, I'm doing AS-levels and they are going really well. Just had my first exam yesterday and it (hopefully) went well. Fingers crossed! But I'm predominately an English student and NOT a maths student. I have struggled with Maths since I was in primary school. My highest grade I have ever gotten in Maths GCSE was an E... and to bec...

Are my predicted grades good enough for medicine?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-04 16:11:20 - Similar - Report/Block

are these gcse grades good enough for medicine Biology-A* Chemistry-A Physics-B RE-A* PE-B Health and social care-AA (2 GCSE's for this subject) English literature-A English language-A History-A* Maths-A German-B (i completed this GCSE in year 9 i was in fast track german) 3A* 6A 3B I plan on taking these subjects for A-Levels, I hope to...

Redo Year 12 After Year 13

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-18 00:30:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey, I need to get two A's to get into the uni of my choice (due to UCAS points). I currently have 70 from the two AS subjects that I dropped and as I'm only doing two full A-Levels, I need high grades for a relatively disappointing uni. Anyway, I was wondering if it's possible for me to go back and redo year 12 with brand new subjects an...

No science GCSE's? At a disadvantage?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-22 18:23:15 - Similar - Report/Block

Sorry if this is too long! Hi, I got a D in the first GCSE exam in year 10 and we wasn't allowed to retake, so I was hoping to boost it up with the coursework but we wasn't even given the chance to finish the coursework because the head of science decided to put our class on the BTEC course. This was done without any parent consultation,...

Re-sitting first year of sixth form?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-24 09:22:17 - Similar - Report/Block

So basically, I'm really not sure what to do. I've just finished my AS level exams, and to be honest they've gone pretty badly, and I'm expecting D's and E's in all of them except for maybe one. Only one of the subjects has any coursework element to it, and even the coursework wasn't so great. I took French, History, English Lit and Polit...

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Value your opinion on These A level subjects! :)

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-12 00:57:31 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi! I've chosen to do math, further math,biology and psychology at A Level. I'm genuinely really interested on doing these subjects. However, I would like your opinions and any advice on these subjects if you have taken it. If it helps, I plan on working very hard for A Levels, including revising during the summer holiday because I want m...

Maths revision help

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-25 22:19:51 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm doing GCSE maths, I've failed about 5 times now, I've tired tuition from 2 or three different people which was a waste of money as i didn't learn much, and i can't learn this way for some reason. maths is one of those subjects you have to practice of but I've tired a few ways like cgp books, past papers, maths-watch, it still doesn't...

GCSE results for entry - is it pending until you actually get the certificate?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-25 22:41:33 - Similar - Report/Block

'Mature' student wanting to do access course/foundation year. Basically by the time application closes, i would have my gcse results but not the certificate as they can take a couple of months more - i would have them in time for interviews though. So i emailed the head of department, and they said that they don't accept people whose resu...

Is it worth doing A levels you're predicted an E in when you could do better in other

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-05 00:41:18 - Similar - Report/Block

So basically, I do three subjects at A level, one of which I'm predicted a B in. However two other which I believed before the year had started I may do just as well in, I have in fact found extremely hard to do well in and after doing past papers, I am doing horribly and getting comfortable E's. I go into every lesson pretty much now dep...

Accounting and finance GCSE maths B

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-02 02:59:21 - Similar - Report/Block

I want to do A&F at uni and have a decent set of GCSE results, 1 A* 5 As 4 Bs, and and predicted AAA for next year, but one of my Bs at GCSE is in maths... I want to appy to Durham, Newcastle, Leeds and Exeter but they require A in maths. I was going to email them and ask if it's worth applying and get the A in maths GCSE part of a condit...

Edexcel Further Maths A Level + Maths A2 in one year

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-13 01:39:50 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I have chosen Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics for AS. Unfortunately, I was unable to choose Further Maths because I switched colleges and they had no spaces for FM by the time I joined. I am thinking in applying for either Computer Science or some sort of engineering course at Uni, and have realised that I'm most likely at some...

Sixth form Minimum GCSE Grade needed to do well at A Level

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-20 08:50:33 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, in my school there are some Year 11's who feel that they really want to do A Kevel Maths next year. They work hard and I am in no doubt they they can do well if they put their minds to it at A Level. The only issue is, one is working at a B Grade at GCSE ant the other a C, meaning that their knowledge of trig/simultaneous equations et...

Will my grades get me into a good university such as Oxbridge?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 19:09:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm a GCSE student, and I was wondering that if what I get in my GCSE's would matter if I could get into a good university? For example, I like Oxbridge or the university of London, and in my GCSE's, I've predicted I would get; 5 A*'s, 1 A and 5 B's OR 4 A*'s, 1 A and 6 B's. The 2 A*'s would come from a Double Business BTEC course I a...

Applying to American Universities with A-Levels and IGCSE's !!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-27 10:25:33 - Similar - Report/Block

I am applying to UCLA, USC, Duke, or Michigan Sate University. Most probably UCLA or USC. I finished 8 IGCSE's with an A* in all 8 subjects. I've done 3 AS this year (Maths, Biology and Chemistry) with grades AAA and full UMS in the three subjects. I will be taking 3 A-Levels in these subjects next year and confident that i can get A*A*A*...

GCSE at tutorial colleges

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-28 09:58:48 - Similar - Report/Block

My son is in year 10 and wants to move schools for year 11. I am looking into some of the tutorial colleges in London. They do a one year GCSE course. Does anyone have any advice or experience of these colleges? Good and bad things about them as opposed to a trad school?...

Maths GCSE exam in June, help!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-17 00:10:48 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm currently in year 11. I completed my Edexcel Maths GCSE (Linear, 1ma0) in year 10 (last year). I got an A overall, with 147 marks which is a comfortable A (164 A*, 126 A). Our Maths teacher asked us in September 2012 if we wanted to resit in March 2013 (the exam was 2 weeks ago) and I said no, I was extremely happy with an A. But rece...

GCSE geography 2013

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-11 09:29:24 - Similar - Report/Block

Hiii, Is anyone doing the gcse edexcel geography course's decision making a.k.a dme on Uganda this year? I'm studying geography as a private student and was wondering if anyone had any material to help prepare for this exam because apart from the pre release booklet (which we get in the exam too) there isn't anything to learn from cos the...

CiDA Merit - GCSE ? Equiv

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-09 15:13:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, Quite a few jobs now require applicants to have 5 A-C's. I've got 3 A-C's GCSE (with a couple more Level 2/Level 3 C&G/Btec from college). I know that: AiDA awards 1 GCSE CiDA awards 2 GCSE DiDa awards 3 GCSE I achieved a CiDa "Merit" - what equivalent 2 GCSE's would this give me? Many Thanks Ash...

Are BTEC's worth 2 GCSE's?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-26 13:30:18 - Similar - Report/Block

For College I need 4 GCSE's. I'm doing 2 BTEC's - Science is 2 GCSE, Health and Social is 4 (but with the amount of work I've done it'll be only 2) So are these actually 2 GCSE's that will be okay for my 4 GCSE requirement?...

Resitting Year 12

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-04 14:18:40 - Similar - Report/Block

This AS year has been really difficult for me with personal matters and thus has affected my academic performance. I will be resitting my AS year and moving to a different college and hopefully be doing the same subjects with the exception of IT which I didn't do this year. However, I am wondering if it taking my AS exams this year will b...

Secondary futher maths gcse, FSMQ or start AS maths

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 14:05:12 - Similar - Report/Block

My sister is currently in year 8 at the moment and doing well with maths. Her teachers have suggested, she could take her GCSE maths next year, so would have less to do in year 11.She also wants to study maths at a-level. She clearly will forget most or what she has learnt if she doesn't do any "real" maths for the next two years. We are...

Studying subjects at A-Level.

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-22 15:47:48 - Similar - Report/Block

What would be the entry requirements to study a subject you haven't studied at GCSE? For example, economics, government and politics and Phycology?...

GCSE Economics AQA 2013

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-20 23:25:42 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey is anyone doing GCSE Economics this year? If so how are you preparing for the unit 12 (the second and final exam) section Investigating economic issues?...

Law applicants. what are your predicted grades and subjects?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-25 19:29:28 - Similar - Report/Block

I was wondering where you're applying and what your predicted grades +subjects are? I am in year 12 studying Law, English Lit, Geography and Philosophy and Ethics. Predicted A's for AS Thinking of dropping Law because it's not considered by some universities...

Will it look bad for medicine if i resit my gcse maths?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-28 12:21:54 - Similar - Report/Block

I want to apply for medicine, and last year when i sat my gcse maths i missed out a double page in one of the papers. i still ended up with an A (4 ums marks off an A*) which is very annoying, i currently take AS further maths and am more than capable of getting A* if i were to resit Getting this extra A* would say me up to 8 A*'s, but ho...

Should I repeat GCSE Maths during first year of Uni?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-01 10:36:18 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi. I have been offered a place at University of Lincoln for Computer Science. However, I do not currently hold a C in GCSE Maths. But they accept my Level 2 City and Guilds Numeracy Qualification. I don't think I will be able to achieve a C in Maths this year. I got one mark off a C in the first unit. The second unit is on Monday which I...

How important are GCSE grades when applying?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-24 04:04:18 - Similar - Report/Block

I noticed that unis in the UK tend to be quite heavy on their GCSE requirements for entry into medicine. I was considering doing a bachelor of biomedicine before then specialising in medicine in Australia, but was just wondering how much importance is placed on GCSE grades there- is the focus more on A/AS level results? The reason I ask i...

A Levels Geography

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-25 00:35:31 - Similar - Report/Block

i did not take geography in gcse (chose photography instead, FML). but im thinking of taking geography for a levels; i remember finding it quite interesting back in year 7 and 8. my maths is okay (hopefully get b for gcse) and english is good, i like writing essays. but my science just dreadful (entered for foundation tier). would i be ab...

Do GCSEs matter?!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-11-19 11:59:43 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm in Year 12 and last summer I got my GCSE results. They were pretty average since I didn't revise (3A* 6A 1B). However, for my AS levels I've been working really hard and I reckon I can get 4A's. I want to do medicine but I'm afraid Universities may reject me because of my GCSE grades despite everything else. Do they matter?...

Secondary French Exams! Help!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-25 00:36:41 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello all, In May I will be sitting the OCR Higher Reading and Listening exams for GCSE French. I have my Writing and Speaking out of the way, so 60% of the GCSE is done (french is one of my weakest subjects - so thank god! :D). I have done two practice reading papers and got Cs on both. I haven't even attempted listening because the outc...

Other/Not applicable Taking physics as level

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-22 16:14:28 - Similar - Report/Block

I was thinking about taking physics as level next year, after dropping one this year. I do maths, chemistry and biology,which i enjoy, and am hoping for 3as. I got an a in physics at gcse. However, would this be too much work as well as three other a levels? Is physics a good as level to take, and is it a big step up from gcse? Any advice...

AQA GCSE triple science

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-26 16:20:55 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm in sixth form and I'm tutoring someone doing GCSE AQA triple science. When did the specification change? How much has it changed since last year? Can anyone send me or direct me to some past papers for the last unit of GCSE triple science. When I did it, it was unit 3 but I'm not sure if that's changed. Thank you :)...

Doing C1 module a year early?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-22 13:44:32 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys! Basically, our school made a third of our year do our C1 module in year 11, alongside admaths, after doing our maths GCSE a year early. We didn't know of this until about 3 months before we actually did the exam, and the reason as to why they said we should, and had to do it is because 'most of the C1 topics were also in admaths,...


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