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What are the Easiest and least respected A levels?

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    (Original post by balletlover)
    I'm not elitist in the slightest, but if I compare my physics work to my friend's travel and tourism work, it doesn't even come close...
    I remember looking at a travel and tourism past paper with one of my friends who studied it. Sure one of the questions featured a photo of a hotel and asked 'Name two things that this hotel has to attract customers?' (6 marks) and 'What is an internal flight?'
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    I think it depends what course you want to do at uni. If for example you want to go in to something like software engineering then ICT would be a respected subject.
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    (Original post by Gawjuz.x)
    I think it depends what course you want to do at uni. If for example you want to go in to something like software engineering then ICT would be a respected subject.
    I highly doubt that
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    (Original post by Triq6)
    English Literature is not respected at A-levels!?

    Blasphemy! Thou hath cleft my heart in twain
    Errr no one said that. Of course it is.
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    (Original post by Triq6)
    English Literature is not respected at A-levels!?

    Blasphemy! Thou hath cleft my heart in twain
    Literature is respected, but English language at A level isn't.
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    (Original post by balletlover)
    I'm not elitist in the slightest, but if I compare my physics work to my friend's travel and tourism work, it doesn't even come close...
    I do physics too, and I do much less work outside of lessons than people doing subjects like media studies, just sayin'.
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    (Original post by ThatPerson)
    erm...Travel & Tourism, General Studies, Photography, Critical Thinking, etc
    Photography is not easy mate, trust me. I agree with all your others though
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    Semen Inspecting, Urine Gargling, PE Teacher Testicle Bowling and Macedonian Studies.
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    OCR ICT maybe easy but the coursework is a pain. For example, you believe you completed everything the coursework asks you for BUT in the mark scheme they make something up just to make you lose a mark...or maybe several...

    It's like telling a cleaner "oh you missed a spot" with a big grin in your face

    besides that yeah its easy as long as you have a logical mind.
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    I did a Critical Thinking AS (not out of choice) and got a B in it. It may be one of the least respected but it isnt really one of the easiest, especially with the really inconsistent marking.
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    Not sure about easiest (since I don't start sixth form until September) but the some which are not respected are:

    Media Studies
    Business Studies
    Travel & Tourism
    World Development
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    Whats easy/hard varies from person to person.

    I know that any BTECs aren't respected by unis and subjects on top unis blacklists include; media, film studies + anything with studies in the name, sociology, travel & tourism, communication & culture, health & social . . .
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    Here's a full list of the least respected A-Levels:

    Archaeology (Arch & Anth)
    Art & Design (Arts)
    Business Studies (Economics)
    Computing (Computer Science)
    Design & Technology (Architecture)
    Drama/Theatre Studies (Arts)
    Electronics (Engineering)
    English Language (Arts)
    Film Studies (Arts)
    Government & Politics (Arts)
    Law (Land Economy & Law)
    Media Studies (Arts)
    Psychology (Arts)
    Sociology (Arts)
    Accounting
    Applied Science
    Citizenship
    Communication Studies
    Critical Thinking
    Dance
    Environmental Science
    General Studies
    Health & Social Care
    Home Economics
    ICT
    Leisure Studies
    Music Technology
    Performance Studies
    Performing Arts
    Perspectives on Science
    Photography
    Physical Education
    Science
    Science for Public Understanding
    Sports Studies
    Travel & Tourism
    World Development
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    OP you were better of asking which subjects are respected as opposed to 'respected and easiest'. Now you've got a bunch of subjective answers about the difficulty of many subjects by people who have never even taken them...
    and the least respected subjects have been listed by several people on here, but you're better of going to a website of a good uni and having a look yourself
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Because they end in ology.
    So biology is easy?
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    (Original post by lukas1051)
    I do physics too, and I do much less work outside of lessons than people doing subjects like media studies, just sayin'.
    So did I at AS, wasted nearly a week on revising it alone, and I only managed to scrape a C but I hear the films for media study coursework take a fairly long time to make too, i'm sure the theory of media studies is more quicker and easier to grasp than say physics
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    There's a blacklist on the LSE website which is pretty useful

    I've never heard of Politics not being respectable before though. LSE and Cambridge both recommend it for politics related courses. Well, they both say it's useful anyway so I'm fairly sure other universities also regard it as respectable. If you were doing 3 sciences and a random essay based fourth history or English might be preferable but I wouldn't go as far as to say that politics wasn't respected.
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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    Here's a full list of the least respected A-Levels:


    Computing (Computer Science)
    I thought it was respected?
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    *Dance
    *Communication Studies
    *Business Studies
    *Public toilet management
    *Film studies
    *Leisure and Tourism studies
    *Media studies
    *Sexology
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    This thread is pointless, I wouldn't find ICT easy at all. Whereas someone else would be able to breeze right through it. What are you actually asking OP? What is easier? Or what is most respected? And for what course?

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