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    No ****ing way! The Pre-U has TS Eliot in Eng Lit... I am so jealous
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    Yep its true that Pre-U is harder than A'levels. As far as i know doing Pre-U wont exactly make it 'easier' for you to get into good uni's so i'll advise you to do A'levels which wont be as hectic as Pre-U; though i will admit one thing: doing Pre-U will help you for whatever course you wish to do at uni.
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    The grade boundaries seem very low. And the papers seem more fun than what I've seen of A-Level papers. Win win situation OP, go for it.
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    (Original post by Part A)
    I'm doing Pre - U Business and Management next year, like 17 people got A*/A but it's graded differently so you get distinctions, merits or passes
    How difficult do you think it is compared to A-Level Business Studies?

    Just curious because many people on TSR think "Business Studies" is a soft subject.

    I'm wondering if those people would consider Pre-U Business and Management "soft" because there is "Business" in the title, or "rigorous" because there is "Pre-U" attached to it...
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    (Original post by llys)
    How difficult do you think it is compared to A-Level Business Studies?

    Just curious because many people on TSR think "Business Studies" is a soft subject.

    I'm wondering if those people would consider Pre-U Business and Management "soft" because there is "Business" in the title, or "rigorous" because there is "Pre-U" attached to it...
    I think it's a bit more rigorous that normal A-level Business and I think you can get more Ucas points from the Pre-U. It also is 25% coursework which is good for me - there are only two papers at the end of A2 which is great.

    The topics you learn about seem really interesting as well - a lot of people do Business Pre-U at my school and if you take it alongside 2 traditional A-levels, you should be fine. You can always mention to uni's it was Pre-U and the advantages of that.... e.t.c
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    (Original post by ElMoro)
    Nah, I'm just not really I biology person. I prefer physics and chemistry.



    Ok. Thanks, mate. That was the last question. I swear!




    How difficult would you say the chemistry Pre-U is compared to A-Level? Thanks!
    Couldn't give a definitive answer as I have not looked at the A-Level Chemistry syllabus but Pre-U Chemistry is certainly rigorous. Because of the linear structure and the introduction of a few brand new topics as well as a more testing style of question in the exams, I'd say it's harder but not extremely hard. But then again, I have heard of some tastily low grade boundaries for the equivalent of an A, so there's hope yet.
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    (Original post by boo7788)
    Couldn't give a definitive answer as I have not looked at the A-Level Chemistry syllabus but Pre-U Chemistry is certainly rigorous. Because of the linear structure and the introduction of a few brand new topics as well as a more testing style of question in the exams, I'd say it's harder but not extremely hard. But then again, I have heard of some tastily low grade boundaries for the equivalent of an A, so there's hope yet.
    Ok, cheers mate.
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    (Original post by rio9898)
    I'm doing Pre-U physics, it is seriously hard

    I mean its not hugely different to the A-Level syllabus but it just goes into far more depth and includes far more advanced maths, definitely only go for it if you are going to do at least Maths A-Level (or Pre-U ) and preferably Further Maths as there is a lot of M3 stuff in there.

    I'd still recommend doing it if you get the chance, means less exams to take at the end of your first year
    Physics A-level is hard as well
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    (Original post by Paint-a-Picture)
    Physics A-level is hard as well
    I don't think rio was suggesting A-level wasn't hard just that Pre-U uses more advanced maths which (correct me if I'm wrong) isn't in A-level so that that aspect of it makes it more difficult in that sense.
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    Physics Pre-U doesn't look bad at all.
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    Physics Pre-U doesn't look bad at all.
    Would you say it's roughly the same as your A-level? Theory-wise and maths-wise, please.
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    (Original post by ElMoro)
    Would you say it's roughly the same as your A-level? Theory-wise and maths-wise, please.
    Theory wise its very similar apart from having more "How Science Works Aspects" especially Paper 2. Maths-wise i think its equivalent to having finished AS Maths and Mechanics 1, but i'm not sure how Pre-U's work, it is assessed after 2 years or modular like A Levels?
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    Theory wise its very similar apart from having more "How Science Works Aspects" especially Paper 2. Maths-wise i think its equivalent to having finished AS Maths and Mechanics 1, but i'm not sure how Pre-U's work, it is assessed after 2 years or modular like A Levels?
    Thanks for your help. The Pre-U isn't modular but that means there's only 3 exams and 1 "personal project".
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    (Original post by ElMoro)
    Thanks for your help. The Pre-U isn't modular but that means there's only 3 exams and 1 "personal project".
    If the exams were all at the end of two years study, i would say a good A Level physicist wouldn't have too much problem with them.
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    I know nobody has posted on here in a while, but I was wondering if anybody could tell me about the Pre-U language courses and how they compare to A-Levels, and some advice would be great because I'm a bit worried about the subjects I've taken and whether I've bitten off more than I can chew.

    The subjects I have chosen for September are: A-Level French and Drama, and Pre-U Fine Art and Spanish.
    I feel like my level of French is good, I found GCSE French very easy, and I haven't got my GCSE results yet (fingers crossed!) but French isn't one of the subjects I'm that worried about. However, I'm not sure if taking Pre-U Spanish was a good idea. I really want to do two languages for A-Level/Pre-U, but the only languages apart from French that my college offered were (Classical) Greek, Latin and Spanish. I learnt Latin for a while but would prefer to learn a spoken language. I don't speak any Spanish, and I'm trying to get myself to at least GCSE-level over the summer by using Duolingo, italki and talking to lots of Spanish people !

    I know that it's going to be hard work, but if I get myself up to GCSE-level Spanish before I start the course (providing I get the grades needed to go to college), do you think it would be managable or is Pre-U Spanish too difficult? If worst comes to worst I could always take Latin - it's interesting I just find it a bit pointless.

    Thanks,

    Sam : )
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    English looks about the same for the first two papers, but the third is something different, being completely unseen- that said, if you had two years to prepare for this and were a capable English student, I wouldn't say this was any harder than the A level, and since I assume there isn't coursework, could potentially be easier if you prefer exams.
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    Also, having also looked at the French oral, writing and listening and the cultural topic paper, they seem much more straight-forward than the AQA French- I almost wish my school did pre-U for humanity subjects.
 
 
 
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