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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:08 pm 
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Just heard today from Westfield School that they are doing a show round for the children/parents who were allocated this school on Monday 20th April.

We visited it last October but we are going again. You need to phone the school though if you wish to visit.


After the show round there will be questions and answers with the headmistress and deputy head.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Ask them why they dont offer 3 sciences, or physics at A level. What if DD/DS wants to be a doctor?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Person, I just had a look at their 6th form booklet and here is a link to it (hope it works) Physics bio and chem are all listed as A level choices.

http://www.westfield.herts.sch.uk/sixthform.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:30 pm 
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person wrote:
Ask them why they dont offer 3 sciences, or physics at A level. What if DD/DS wants to be a doctor?


Hi you don't need physics to read medicine - requirements are 2 science including chemistry, lots of people do maths / chem / biol - makes lots more sense as physics is yeeeeuch :(

apols to physicists - i don't mean it!! :wink:

trouble is of course if they DO actually want to do physics or engineering???


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Sorry, still cant find physics! Psychology, yes. I also looked at the exam results section - you have to dig for it its in the prospectus and nobody got an a level in physics. Nor a GCSE for that matter because they only do double science. I would like a school that offers my DS the option.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:45 pm 
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You can do medicine with double science at GCSE.


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Hi

all schools are supposed to offer kids who get >6 @SATs (OK I know they don;t do it any longer....) the option of separate GCSE sciences


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I thought that only schools with a Science specialism had to offer triple science to all children achieving at least a level 6 in Science...

BTW if you click on the 2009-10 prospectus link for Westfield it contains the option of all 3 sciences at A-Level... I'm guessing the physics one is a recent addition.

Alison


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:35 pm 
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I think the problem with taking double science at GCSE is that those kids, if they then choose a science a-level tend not to do as well as those who took single science GCSEs - they simply haven't covered the same ground.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:46 pm 
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O.K I found Physics at last - thank you!
Now, how about Latin? and Classical civilisation? ... further maths?


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