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    So in a synopsis, subject difficulty varies between each individual and exam boards.
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    So in a synopsis, subject difficulty varies between each individual and exam boards.
    Who'd have thunk it?
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    Tbh if you have supportive teachers they should be able to carry you through the coursework. It helps that I also do English and so know the techniques needed in coursework. There's no way you will last only three days. It's just that in GSCE history they did coursework and so know how it works. But there's no coursework in AS so you'll be absolutely fine!!


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    Yeah I'm doing English Lit as well at A-Level Thank you
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    (Original post by rimstone)
    WJEC is a shite exam board, but yeah GCSE you mostly learn about source analysis.. ( hardest / newest concept) and source analysis play little part in A-level and when it does its not in any way the same as GCSE .. I would honestly say my GCSE knowledge hindered me, since i thought i knew how to do source analysis when i didnt.

    word of advice AS history is easy, but A2 get much harder, since the Q's allow more interp on them and you can answer them really wrong, were as with AS, its pretty specific, so it's harder to go wrong.
    Agreed on the exam board opinion, but I'd find it harder if I'd switch boards because I've gotten used to this one!! I've heard a lot about how dependent the questions are on interpretation and how it's harder to get the top grades because of how everyone interprets the pieces differently! Thanks for the advice
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    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    IKR everyone says that to me too!
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    I did all of these except chemistry (i did art in its place as a break) and personally i think you should swap one of those out for an easier subject as a sort of relief. i personally dropped maths in the April before my AS exams due to getting a steady stream of U grades, but maths is just whether or not you can do it its different per person. Biology again you can either do it or you cant, its not necessarily a hard A Level if you can do it. Physics is like hell but its interesting so meh. Seriously tho consider if you genuinely need all of those cause if you can change one then DO IT. But, otherwise good luck!
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    Lool fm is harder than chemistry/biology


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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    It depends on the person. Maths will be the easiest for some, harder for others. Biology is easy to understand just a lot to remember. Chemistry is about understanding - if you can pick up new things well and enjoy chemistry you'll be fine with this. I don't do Physics so I can't advise on that.

    Just take the subjects that you enjoy most because if you actually enjoy them you'll work much better.
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    bio and maths are easyyyyy
    chems quite hard and physics if u have a logical mindest and good at maths mechanics which the mechanics in physics as at least is a joke its alright
    i wud say biology and maths probably are not in top 5 hardest tbh chem and physics are altho further maths is harder than both
 
 
 
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