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What are the Easiest and least respected A levels?

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    English, sociology geography - from experience.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Because they end in ology.
    I thought the 'ology' meant 'theory' so if that is correct 'biology' could be classed as a less respected subject? However, where would medical science be today without biology? Or as another example; psychology. Without the research that's been done we wouldn't have criminal profilers like paul britton who aided in catching some of the uk's most dangerpus murderers. Somehow the 'ology' ending subjects dont seem so un-respected do they...?
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    some unis say general studies and critical thinking are not included in their offer for entry requirements so i would say they are the least respected.
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    (Original post by nlsmith3)
    I thought the 'ology' meant 'theory' so if that is correct 'biology' could be classed as a less respected subject? However, where would medical science be today without biology? Or as another example; psychology. Without the research that's been done we wouldn't have criminal profilers like paul britton who aided in catching some of the uk's most dangerpus murderers. Somehow the 'ology' ending subjects dont seem so un-respected do they...?
    You put too much thought into that.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    You put too much thought into that.
    A significant difference from your previous comments then... :/
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    (Original post by nlsmith3)
    A significant difference from your previous comments then... :/
    :flutter:
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    Non-respected ones that are not the obvious (Media, PE, Art):

    English Lit Lang combined (English Lit alone is very respected)
    Sociology
    Geography
    Law
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    (Original post by cuckoo99)
    i agree i may be wrong about the geology but i stand true to the fact that psychology is an application of biology as biology is the study of the body and the functioning of biological organism's. psycholgoy is the study of the mind. the functioning of Humans is dependent on the mind. thus the mind is part of the body. Though you can argue that psychology branches away from biology and science through its Sociology themes though all these social ideologies are apparant because of the way humans have developed via evolution. you can go on to say Biology is an application of Chemistry and Chemistry is an application of Physics and Physics is an application of MATHS. you treat the word application like it is a bad thing which is the thing i dont understand ?
    No I understand you completely as you said Psychology is branches of may subjects e.g. Philosophy of the mind and the examples you've stated.

    Additionally, I have no problem with the word application as it is important to take the theoretical and put it into the practical; as many fail at this process but from your previous quote that I quoted the context in which you used application implied the subjects are just a copy nothing more and I believe it is possible that both subjects Geology and Psychology can stand on their own and are more than just applications such as you sated Physics being an application of maths of Physics being a branch of it in the scientific sense compared to Statistics being a branch of Maths in a social sense.

    Overall my problem was people tend to use application on this forum to imply it is just a weaker carbon-copy of a greater subject, rather than the subjects overlapping or helping to support the other.

    My apologies if it appeared I appeared to have a problem with the use of the word application. As I have no problem with it at all
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    No I understand you completely as you said Psychology is branches of may subjects e.g. Philosophy of the mind and the examples you've stated.

    Additionally, I have no problem with the word application as it is important to take the theoretical and put it into the practical; as many fail at this process but from your previous quote that I quoted the context in which you used application implied the subjects are just a copy nothing more and I believe it is possible that both subjects Geology and Psychology can stand on their own and are more than just applications such as you sated Physics being an application of maths of Physics being a branch of it in the scientific sense compared to Statistics being a branch of Maths in a social sense.

    Overall my problem was people tend to use application on this forum to imply it is just a weaker carbon-copy of a greater subject, rather than the subjects overlapping or helping to support the other.

    My apologies if it appeared I appeared to have a problem with the use of the word application. As I have no problem with it at all
    Ah i see your point. I wasn't saying application was a bad thing lol though i am sorry if i mislead you. If i was saying that then i would be an idiot for taking Psychology A level lol. I Think what i was trying to lean towards in my first argument was that universities dont require that you study Geology to do it a university just like you dont need psychology to study psychology but if you want to do a chemistry degree you need chemistry A level.
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    (Original post by Coke1)
    Non-respected ones that are not the obvious (Media, PE, Art):

    English Lit Lang combined (English Lit alone is very respected)
    Sociology
    Geography
    Law
    Geography? Really?
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    I took compulsory ICT lessons and it was a complete waste of my time. So for that reason I'd say ICT and possibly General Studies, but I've never taken that one so I can't judge really.
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    Critical thinking is one of the least useful A levels, unless it's done as a 4th/5th choice. This is because many Uni's reject this subject as a 'proper' A level, so the grade won't even be considered by them. This is the least respected A level.
    There is no easiest A level because it's so varied. Some would consider P.E as the easiest simply because they believe you just run around and get an A - which is obviously incorrect.
    Some would consider Maths being the easiest because they are good at it and are probably predicted A* in Further Maths.
    The easiest is dependant on the person.
    Also, some people here have regarded subjects like accounting to be least respected. It is very helpful with other subjects like Economics and Maths if you want to go into accounting, but maybe alone it will be different and considered by Uni's offering accounting courses.
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    Ooh you English people are so spoiled! You actually have a proper choice and then you complain about some being less "respected". :banana:
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    (Original post by FatCharlie)
    Ooh you English people are so spoiled! You actually have a proper choice and then you complain about some being less "respected". :banana:
    I presume you took the Bacaloriat?
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    (Original post by MrHappy_J)
    I presume you took the Bacaloriat?
    IB?
    No, where I come from you study 2 500 points over a 3 year period, each course being 50/100 points. Obligatory courses include History, English, Swedish, Civics, Mathematics, Nature Science etc. And you can't take more than 250 points in any specific subject (other than Maths) so you need to study a whole bunch of different subjects that are totally unrelated to what you plan to study/outside your interests to be able to finish.
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    (Original post by FatCharlie)
    IB?
    No, where I come from you study 2 500 points over a 3 year period, each course being 50/100 points. Obligatory courses include History, English, Swedish, Civics, Mathematics, Nature Science etc. And you can't take more than 250 points in any specific subject (other than Maths) so you need to study a whole bunch of different subjects that are totally unrelated to what you plan to study/outside your interests to be able to finish.
    Similar here in Germany, but I don't consider it to be a disadvantage. We can study whatever we want and only have to decide after we actually graduated from school whilst Britons need to make up their mind about half of their future when they are like 15/16 years old. I support the concept of a broad education instead of only 3-4 subjects of which some (like the ones listed in this thread) can prove to be totally useless later.
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    How useful would Maths, Physics and DT for A2, and Business for AS be for university? ( I'm planning on studying Civil Engineering)


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    (Original post by Lintu93)
    Biology ends in ology :erm:
    Yeah, and psychology :saywhat:
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    (Original post by CJM13)
    Literature is respected, but English language at A level isn't.
    What?! Language really is. It is an incredibly hard a level apparently.
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    Hahaha at all the people negging because they are getting defensive about their subjects :lol: In the future take a subject where no-one can question the difficulty and how respected it is e.g maths no-one can question it

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