At the beggining of year 12 I had to finalize which options I wanted to take. My first choice would have been Geography, but as I had to take english GCSE retake I wasn't able to :(. I was told my choices. They were:
- Media Studies
- BTEC National IT award
The only choice that interested me in any way was IT. So it started the course in september 09' and am still doing it now.
I do have a few complaints about the course.
1) some of the units have no relevance to IT. Unit 1, for instance, was all to do wth how to write a C.V and what employers are looking for.
2) The school does not provide us with the text books. I have spent a year and a half sharing the textbooks that the school owns, and have now resorted to purchasing my own (from amazon of course) so that I am able to do some work from home.
3) The teachers hate marking our work. One of my teachers marked nothing of my work until christmas. That is 4 terms work! How do they expect us to progress without telling us how to improve?
I know this is a bit of a moan, but I need to get it out of my system.
Also, at the start of year 13 the school tried to get everyone in upper sixth to take a so called 'enrichment' course. The options were pathetic. General studies. Not one of my uni choices accepts General Studies. Goverment and politics, that would be ok appart from I dont want to become a politician. All I need to know is that I can vote at the age of 18. Last but definately least, COPE. Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, a qualification to tell potential employers that you are able to demonstrate personal skills. What a waste of time.
I got out of doing any of these courses. Which I am glad of. I have freinds doing them and they generally don't seem to like it very much. They don't appear to get alot done in these lessons, so what use are they?
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