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They're harder than A-Levels but generally carry less weight in terms of universities.
What do I care. Un-con-dition-al.
I hate Scottish people for this reason. WHY DO YOU DESERVE EJOOCAYSHUN MORE THAN ME.
they'll all be asked to leave because theres been like a scandal about edinburghs admissions. Apparently they dont want people who got into oxbridge and give unconditionals to students who did worse in thier AS's.
im still fucking bitter about that.
Scotland is a country of around 5.5 million people, and has 3 or 4 properly good unis. England is a country of around 50 Million people, but has better (i.e more established) unis.
It is more difficult for scottish students to get into english unis than it is for english students to get into scottish unis.
Therefore it's pretty fair to make it easy for scottish students into scottish unis.
its because scottish people are a bunch of scrounging benefits urchins and cant afford to go to english unis.
Oooo that felt good.
Actually I dunno. Sixth form college looks really good though. It's shit still being at school when you're 17, surrounded by 13 year olds. You feel like a baby. It would be nice to have that responsibility sooner.
But still, we do harder exams at a younger age. we are totally cool.
college sucks. especially in surrey.
its just full of teenagers who drive bmw's to school and dont realy have anything interesting to say 90% of the time.
Esher is scabby though.
because it's really easy to get an unconditional if you're in scotland. It's more a gloat.
I spent 6th year doing three advanced highers, did i need them? did i fuck! unconditional all the way baby!
but if you do advanced higher maths you will find 1st year maths a piece of piss. i tried to drop it once i got my unconditional, they wouldnt let me, so i refused to do any work, still got my modules though, yay. other than that, 2 advanced highers A's! yeah!!
Not continuing it to uni though. As of september I am officially a sciences free zone, which is odd given i'm also doing advanced physics. I will be arty farty: woohoo.
Not having straight As really isn't a big deal. In the grand scheme of things they're really not that important anyway once you get to uni.
a blot on my education which I am keen to forget. I feel like scrubbing a hardcopy of my CV so hard as to make a circular hole where they should be.
"A level", or "Some levels".
I don't know what it is.
they're a stand alone qualification
Sociology A2 is the worst. So many theories to learn, none of them even remotely interesting. I'm concentrating on English revision.
And need three As. :(
thats a bit strange...
Especially as York, who are rated better, want AAB. I dunno.
where are you off to? you must be super clever!
I have exams in nine subjects! NINE! Including subjects I suck rilly bad at!
It was hilarious definitely.
don't forget A05 (historical, social context etc) for those papers that require it!
It is the most common reason why bright students lose marks as for a lot of units AO5 is double weighted. Do not forget to say something about the author / poet's life, historical or social situation.
are too AO5 heavy, i end up losing marks for it. Dont spend enough time talking about style and stuff. :(
as is remembering what AOs the examiner is looking for - double weighting is the key for getting the maximum points.
Mention the key words in the essay title at least once per paragraph or you will lose AO1 marks btw.
I once did sweatshop A level examining and we got taught these things whilst having our amphetamine injections.
I assume you are Yr 12? If you are really serious about doing English at Uni then they will need the A level. I'd talk urgently to your head of 6th / college whoever about seeing if you can do AS/A2 in a year (in place of dropping a 4th AS maybe).
They'll need a real sign of commitment from you for this kind of radical change (be prepared to talk about noveld you've been reading recently at least)
Good luck. Same thing nearly happened to me (I did Maths and Physics and only chose English at the last minute).
mostly because i did three really easy ones and already had an unconditional
English and Graph Com
fun times! 6th year i basically spent all my time on DiS
and im gonna die. havent revised any vocab, and dont have time now, just done tenses and stuff. :(
if i'm in work i'll send you well wishes!