Wye Sixth Form Prospectus - page 6-7

Wye Sixth Form Prospectus
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Wye Sixth Form Prospectus
In the Sixth Form you have a wonderful opportunity to study the subjects you enjoy in depth. As you
will be spending two years studying your three or four subjects, it is important that you choose wisely.
We want you to both enjoy and achieve in your studies in the Sixth Form.
Good Reasons
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I have read about it and it interests me.
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I am passionate about it.
All subjects require hard work and dedication - if a subject interests you, and you show skill and ability for the subject,
you are more likely to be prepared to put in the effort required.
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I have discussed it with my teachers and they think I am suited to it.
Take advice from all of your teachers. They can tell you more about the courses and give you an honest assessment of
your likely chances.
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It is required for the university courses I am interested in.
This is always worth checking beforehand - see page 6. Be realistic: check with your teachers as well as any potential
university to make sure you are suited to the course.
Satisfactory Reasons
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I find it easy.
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I get good grades in it.
How to Choose Your Subjects
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It compliments my other subjects.
Some combinations of subjects go naturally together, like Maths and Physics, English and History. However, you must
remember that a mix of subjects can also work.
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I enjoyed it at GCSE.
This could be a good, but be careful; just because you found a subject easy or enjoyable at GCSE does not mean the same
subject will be as easy or enjoyable at Sixth Form. Research the subject carefully, and know what is involved in studying
it further.
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My parents or carers think I should do it.
A tricky one; they know you very well, and you should listen to them very carefully. Ultimately though, you are the one
who will have to study the subject and do all the work.
Bad Reasons
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My friends are doing it.
A very common mistake. Put yourself first; there is plenty of time for socialising outside of lessons.
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I like the teacher / I think the teacher is good.
Teachers may change; you cannot know who you will have. All teachers at Wye are highly qualified. In Sixth Form study,
the motivation must come from you, not the teacher.
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There’s nothing I really want to do, but this is the least bad option.
Think about your long-term motivation, aims, and choose something that is right for you.
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