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Ranking of hardest to easiest A Levels. what do you think?!?!

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    From the ones I did, with my ability, from hardest to easiest, was English, Economics, Maths, Accounting.
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    We don't have General Studies at my college, nor at any of the colleges or sixth forms around here I know of. Or Critical Thinking. Which is fine by me considering how they aren't even considered by many Unis :awesome: For me, it's -

    French (Hardest)
    English Language and Literature (Easy)
    Drama (Very easy)
    Psychology (I'm the only one in my class who did it at GCSE, and everything we've done so far is stuff I've already done at GCSE, at the same kind of level of depth too, so it's the easiest)
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    chemistry and biology were pretty horrific, to be honest I quit my A Levels because I just wasn't up to it
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    My subjects:

    Chemistry
    Maths
    Biology
    Computing
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    personally

    Psychology -Hardest
    Biology
    Anthropology
    Sociology -Easiest
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    Chemistry
    Maths
    Physics
    Biology
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    Of what I did:
    Government and Politics - Hardest (Probably because I disliked every module bar the Political Theory one.)
    Biology (AS)
    Chemistry
    Law
    ICT (AS) - Easiest (Probably because I'm generally literate with computers and the use of Office isn't exactly challenging.)

    and now I'm currently studying Chemistry at undergraduate level!
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    Out of the subjects I take:

    Chemistry (hardest)
    Biology
    Art
    Design Tech
    ICT
    Photography (easiest)
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    Well in terms of my AS Levels, I'll say:

    German (Hardest)
    History
    French
    English (Easiest)
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    Economics (Hardest)
    German
    English Language (''Easiest'')

    English Language is the easiest out of the three, but it's still hard! a lot harder at A2 than AS!
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    Out of my own A Levels at the start of last year:
    1. Maths (Hardest)
    2. Economics
    3. Geography
    4. Literature
    5. French (AS)
    6. Project Work (AS)
    7. General Paper(AS)

    After getting tuition teachers for Maths and Economics:
    1. Geography
    2. Economics
    3. Maths
    4. Literature
    5. French (AS)
    6. Project Work (AS)
    7. General Paper (AS)

    By the way, I am taking the Singapore-Cambridge A Levels

    I wanted to do French A Level and leave Maths at AS but only 15 students in the entire country chose to do A Level French in my year. Almost all of them got A1 ("A*") at O Level ("gcse") but the A rate has never been more than 40% for French in Singapore and I knew my French wasn't within the top 6 in the whole of Singapore... And plus I found a really great private tutor for Maths- E to A in 6 months!
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    I finished last year, but I will rank mine anyways:

    English Literature
    Biology
    Chemistry
    History
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    Hardest - Psychology. Did well in class but could never do well in the exam.
    Media Studies - beyond useless teacher, was never tought anything, dropped after AS.
    Sociology.
    Easiest - English Language/Literature. Better at essay writing.
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    Hardest - Easiest:

    Chemistry
    English Lit. (Bare reading)
    Maths
    Biology
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    1. Chemistry
    2. Geography
    3. Maths
    4. History
    5. Classical Civ
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    (Original post by GAB)
    1. Chemistry
    2. Geography
    3. Maths
    4. History
    5. Classical Civ
    You find colouring in harder than calculus ?
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    from my subjects:

    Chemistry
    Biology
    ICT
    English Literature
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    from my subjects (1 being most difficult):
    1. Chemistry
    2. Biology
    3. English Lang and lit (did it on year 11 and dropped after as)
    4. Maths
    5. Geography (dropped after as)


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    (Original post by printergirl)
    You find colouring in harder than calculus ?
    lol, Maths is weird...some find it simple and logical, some find it extremely difficult. Personally, I find it quite simple (so far), as if you know how to do everything in the unit and have practised it loads of times, then you'll get an A.

    In Geography I understand everything, but still I get low B's and C's in essays...you have to know a lot of figures for Geog, and write in a certain way.
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    Of the A levels I took:

    Philosophy and Ethics: hardest concept-wise but also the most interesting, and the one I got my highest A in
    Classics: not difficult concepts but a heavy workload in comparison to the other two, so more to learn
    English Lang and Lit: easy, boring, ironically my worst grade but it was just so dull compared to GCSE english. if I could do A levels over I would take either lang OR lit, the mark schemes are shoddy and because it's a new course the teachers don't really know what the exam board want. Take another, better established A level! This course was even on the news in my AS year because they mucked up all the exams and everyone in my school (grammar school in the top 25 of the country, where there were people with 15A*s atGCSE...) got a C in the coursework. They literally bumped everyone down to a C. AQA are the most disorganised exam board, so bad. Everyone had to retake.

    [e] I don't know who negged this, this is my opinion. Anonymous moron.

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