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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:44 pm 
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Can anyone enlighten this poor old dinosaur about these GCSE's

Option is to do engineering (double award) or Systems and Control (1 GCSE) ... food now a non starter...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:53 pm 
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is there anything on the exam board's website?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Have had a read but TBH they both sound the same!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:56 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
food now a non starter...


Having just discovered today we need to cook 6 different dishes and evaluate them before next Wednesday for our coursework, I am very glad to hear you opted out. Sorry can't be of any help concerning engineering or systems control.
Yours,
Seriously watching masterchef tomorrow of Berkshire


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:02 pm 
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LFH ... reckon you should try Two Fat Ladies book ... wonderful ... all the quantities haywire but v tasty!!

6 different dishes .... can we help???


Actually what put us off this evening was when the teacher speaking about Food Tech said "then they move on to studying food as a complex material...." mmmm


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:09 pm 
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Exactly herman, this is not rocket science. The course has changed this year...no longer Food Tech, but Home Economics, I think they think Economics in the title suggests something exciting :shock: To be honest..it's not anything fantastic we need to be cooking, it's just that we haven't really been coooking since Decemebr, and to suddenly be told we need to think of 6 recipes and cook them in 7 days, it's a bit annoying. But erm just maybe my daughter has been fairly economical with the truth :lol: ( She may have known for sometime about this next set of cooking and coursework :shock: )


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:47 pm 
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i would say engineering if more structural civil or pure mechanical engineering is end point and systems control if electrical engineering chemical engineering aeronautical is end game - if that makes sense


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oh i see she wants to do medicine in which case the one she's more likely to get an a* in


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:58 pm 
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Thanks Tree,

I'm beginning to get to grips with these... maybe I should take the GCSE now :roll: .
Problem is that it is an all girls school and they have do one of these. Despite several of them have radical feminist mothers they are not keen on any of the options (3rd is food tech). ......


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:25 am 
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I don't have any knowledge of these but if neither are relevent to further study would find out from school how much course work is required& go for the least.
Know lot sof academic pupils who ended up spending lots of time on course work that wasn't of much value beyond the requirements of the particular exam.
Different if they enjoy the subject / are going to use the skills going forward of course.


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