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GCSE: Cross-curricular studies for teenagers

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    GCSE: Cross-curricular studies for teenagers

    Time allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Please show your workings.


    1. Three people live in a house. All of those people are over the age of 14. Please explain, with the aid of diagrams, why only one of mum or dad can take the rubbish out.

    2. Josh has started an apprenticeship earning £140 per week. His mobile phone bill this month was £385. How much pay will he have left over?
    a) All of it, *** should he pay his own bill?
    b) None of it, he has spent it all on a tattoo

    3. Jane wears a clean shirt to school every day. Jane has six shirts. Explain using Bayes Theorem and taking into account microbiological cross-contamination how likely it is that any given shirt on the floor on Thursday morning will be clean enough to wear to school.

    English language and creative writing

    4. “I was like going to the shopping mall and met like Lucy, Dan and like two other people from like school. We went to like Hollisters to get some like T-shirts for Dan and then went to like Primark cos Becky like needs a bikini for her holiday in like Benidorm. We were like starving so we went to like McDonald's to get like some food and met up with like more people from school. We all had like burgers and like chips and some of us had like a drink but some of us didn't have like enough money."

    Explain the exact meaning and usage of the word 'like' in the above passage.

    Combined Science

    5. Explain, using the periodic table, why WKD will make you puke.

    6. Explain the physics behind the phrase "It's just gone". You may use any of the following objects to illustrate your theory: an outdoor coat, one rugby boot, school tie, art coursework.

    Technology and Computer Science

    7. Explain how you will circumvent the broadband security your moderately techy parents have set up. Use diagrams if necessary.

    8. You have been invited to sleep over at Harvey's house. Your parents wish to communicate with Harvey's parents about this.
    (i) Explore and explain the circumstances under which the following items of modern technology would be simultaneously broken in order to prevent this communication from taking place:
    a) the telephone - you should include reference to both landline and mobile.
    b) email or any other internet-based communication system.
    c) carrier pigeon.
    (ii) Calculate the probability that, in a relatively small village, your parents already know that Harvey's parents have gone away for the weekend.

    Critical Thinking

    9. Explain what happens when you use the last of the toilet roll.
    a) I put another full roll on the holder.
    b) I stuff the full roll behind the back of the holder.
    c) I'm going to Nando’s with Becky


    10. You are in a house alone during the day. How many lights should be switched on and remain on?
    a) Those in the room you're in.
    b) Those in the room you are about to enter.
    c) All of the lights including the fridge light as, though you are able to remove plaster when you slam your bedroom door shut, you can't quite shut the fridge door properly.


    11. It's soooo unfair - discuss.
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  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Are you acquainted with the works of Winston Smith? His blogs finished but Generation F had some choice extracts.
    Oh. The smileys are not available on edit. My phone one didn't work!
  3. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

    Excellent. :D :D :D
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter


    You are an attractive 22 Year old Girl with your own car (mostly paid for my your long suffering parents) and with a very nice job earning a decent wedge of cash.

    Explain in 3 pages or less why you still treat your parents home like a hotel , are more untidy than a bunch of Honey Badgers in a rubbish tip and seem unable to do anything to help out around the house on the few occasions you are around.
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    More Comprehension

    Explain why taking the toilet roll and keeping it in your bedroom for use as whatever (and then not replacing it) is not a good idea when other members of your family need to use the toilet and all the spare toilet rolls are in the store room downstairs.

    Also explain why coming back from parties at 3 am in the morning and leaving the front door wide open is not a particularly good idea either.

    Describe the added problems when it is raining.
    strawbs and monicabilongame like this.
  6. install

    install Star commenter

    Politics & Education:

    1 Explain why a grade 4 GCSE pass for a student - but does not count as a pass on the School League Tables

    2 Explain why the title 'Headteacher' has the word 'teacher' in it

    3 Discuss why an NQT will pay 27,000 pounds for a degree, then 9,000 to get trained . Only to earn far less and be told they will have to work harder for a pay rise

    4 Explain why teacher salary is not mobile in some schools but is in others

    5 Explain why Union representation is not recognised in some countries, and also not recognised in some uk schools

    6 Discuss why there isn't a 'pay per book' or 'pay per mock exam paper' in schools. But Examining Boards offer pay per marked question or script

    7 Explain why some Ofsted people recently received a 10,000 pounds bonus

    8 How much money would the Govt save if Ofsted were axed?

    9 How much salary does a teacher really earn per hour - if you take all their time planning, teaching, meeting and marking into account?

    10 Why was the school leaving age lifted from.16 to 18?

    Good luck:cool:
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  7. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

  8. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Why the attractive bit?

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