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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    Aside from medicine, with typical humanities and social science degrees, you get mocks they are basically the final exams just with slightly altered questions. So exams at degree level aren't overly challenging as what people make them out to be. Just turn up and put a reasonable amount of effort you will pass. The mark scheme is in the undergraduate handbook, if one actually read it, its the same concept. So your just sitting there just giving again reasonable understanding on paper.
    I have found A-levels and degree work to be very similar in that I have always needed to do my best to stand any hope of attaining good grades. There has never been a time when I thought I could do this standing on my head, the only difference is in maybe the maturity of climbing up the education ladder where you look back and think actually if I was to do last year again it would be a breeze but this year is something else and I will need to give it my best shot....again.
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    (Original post by BrainDrain)
    I have found A-levels and degree work to be very similar in that I have always needed to do my best to stand any hope of attaining good grades. There has never been a time when I thought I could do this standing on my head, the only difference is in maybe the maturity of climbing up the education ladder where you look back and think actually if I was to do last year again it would be a breeze but this year is something else and I will need to give it my best shot....again.
    There are some people who can go back after doing a degree in a certain field like history and still not be able to get an A in history A-level or whatever it maybe.
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    My degree has probably been the single most stressful thing I've ever done in my life. My A Levels were tough for various reasons however especially from second year my degree was just a new level and I was so not prepared for the sleepness nights, the tearfulness and the constant "I'm going to fail" feeling. Was also going through break ups, work, society stuff, my own mental health and other things as well as home issues.

    Would I do a degree again? Yes. However, not for a loooooooooong time.
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    hmm
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    Depends on the university. Those who are saying that their degrees were easier and they got a 1st/2:1 without much revision obviously went to crap unis.
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    Im finding my maths degree a bit harder ONLY because teaching is crap compared to Sixth form. If teaching was the same quality then the difficulty imo would be the same.
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    If you find a-levels harder then you're doing a **** degree.
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    (Original post by Last Day Lepers)
    If you find a-levels harder then you're doing a **** degree.
    Pretty much this. The fact that anyone, especially those doing science/maths degrees would find A-levels harder is just hilarious.
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    As a uni student I'd say:
    -A Levels were harder to study for than uni.
    -GCSEs were harder to study for than A-Levels.

    This is because I find it easier to study multiple facets of one discipline than less content on a range of subjects, so whether or not A Levels are harder than university or vice versa is too subjective to conclusively answer. It comes down to the way you study. The handy thing about how it worked out for me, is that it was harder at the lower levels, but also of less consequence if I didn't do as well. On this trajectory a PhD should be a cake walk.*

    *(jokes, please PhD students, don't emerge from amidst the coffee cups to break my soul)
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    (Original post by Last Day Lepers)
    If you find a-levels harder then you're doing a **** degree.
    ^ This

    ITT: OP admits he did a **** degree
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    By far and away the hardest exams I sat where at degree level. I did better because I was interested and enthusiastic about my subject. I absolutely hated A-levels (I found them rigid and dull) and did the bare minimum I needed to get into University.

    However the important thing is that, as you go up the educational pyramid, your success becomes less about regurgitating factoids and applying pre-taught structures and moves to the talent of applying knowledge in a creative way to solve problems. This is why we don't see easy correlations between success at different levels (although the general trend is there).
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    What do you lot do at uni out of curiosity?

    I got AAAA at college and I'm at Warwick doing accounting and finance to put my comments into perceptive. It's hardly seen as either a joke uni or course but I still find it easier then A-levels.

    If any of you do arts subjects, or go to some sub-par uni like Coventry or Leeds, please don't try to act like a cocky ****.

    Also, if you didn't get at least AABish, I don't think you have any grounds to state uni is harder because you did poorly at college.
    Me think the lady doth protest too much.


    Anyway, I got AAA at advanced highers, now going into my final year of a MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at a top 10 uni.

    Not that any of this should matter because with a degree being a higher level than A-levels, by matter of virtue it should be harder irrespective of what uni you go to, or what you got at A-levels.
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    Keep in mind employers for careers like law/
    Do you genuinely think that lawyers are only hired from 6 universities?

    consulting only really consider 6 unis so this is not just my thinking either.
    Depends on the type of consultancy, although I've heard that the management ones generally only hire from two: Oxford and Cambridge.
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    But its not.
    Also, top 10 is pretty vague. The difference in difficulty from say Cambridge down to whatever you think is 10 would be huge.
    Keep in mind employers for careers like law/consulting only really consider 6 unis so this is not just my thinking either.

    Half of my family are solicitors they didn't go to the top 6, my brother is currently working at a law firm in london, he didn't even go to a top 10.

    I study engineering, providing the course is accredited it's irrelevant what ranking the uni is if it's in the top 30.

    Either way, whether employers consider uni ranking to be important or not is irrelevant. A degree should be harder than a-levels. You're being taught the next level of education, how could that possibly be easier. Even during my degree, each year has progressively got harder from studying the basic engineering modules in first year to the harder stuff now.

    There is no way I could learn this stuff when I was doing my a-levels. I did 3 subjects for AH (a-levels) and I found it incredibly difficult, however, if I did it now, it would be a breeze.
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    What do you lot do at uni out of curiosity?

    I got AAAA at college and I'm at Warwick doing accounting and finance to put my comments into perceptive. It's hardly seen as either a joke uni or course but I still find it easier then A-levels.

    If any of you do arts subjects, or go to some sub-par uni like Coventry or Leeds, please don't try to act like a cocky ****.

    Also, if you didn't get at least AABish, I don't think you have any grounds to state uni is harder because you did poorly at college.
    Physics at Imperial.

    3 A*s and an A at A-level. A degree (at least at Imperial) is a whole different ballgame to A-levels - which in comparison are an absolute joke.
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    What do you lot do at uni out of curiosity?

    I got AAAA at college and I'm at Warwick doing accounting and finance to put my comments into perceptive. It's hardly seen as either a joke uni or course but I still find it easier then A-levels.

    If any of you do arts subjects, or go to some sub-par uni like Coventry or Leeds, please don't try to act like a cocky ****.

    Also, if you didn't get at least AABish, I don't think you have any grounds to state uni is harder because you did poorly at college.
    Sorry to tell you dude, but Accounting & Finance is an easy course, to the point that the maths department is actively trying to stop people taking your modules as unusual options because they're so easy.
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    What do you lot do at uni out of curiosity?

    I got AAAA at college and I'm at Warwick doing accounting and finance to put my comments into perceptive. It's hardly seen as either a joke uni or course but I still find it easier then A-levels.

    If any of you do arts subjects, or go to some sub-par uni like Coventry or Leeds, please don't try to act like a cocky ****.

    Also, if you didn't get at least AABish, I don't think you have any grounds to state uni is harder because you did poorly at college.
    I know somebody who does Accounting and Finance, lived in my house last year, and their course wasn't particularly any harder than A level accounting, and that is a subject where you turn up, sleep for the whole lesson, walk out and pass the exams anyway.
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    Which Uni doe?
    Warwick/LSE are meant to have a hard course (according to some lol).
    York. And just because most courses are hard doesn't mean all are. Difficulty is also relative.

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    (Original post by uxa595)
    What do you lot do at uni out of curiosity?

    I got AAAA at college and I'm at Warwick doing accounting and finance to put my comments into perceptive. It's hardly seen as either a joke uni or course but I still find it easier then A-levels.

    If any of you do arts subjects, or go to some sub-par uni like Coventry or Leeds, please don't try to act like a cocky ****.

    Also, if you didn't get at least AABish, I don't think you have any grounds to state uni is harder because you did poorly at college.
    I did Physics at Cambridge. All unis have their easy courses, and Acc&Finance is notorious for being one. Cambridge has Land Economy (aka the 'Rowers' degree).
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    The people who say a levels are harder than unis are the people who either do easy courses or go to bad unis.
    Out of all the medics and dentists I've spoken to (all got AT LEAST AAA) they said a levels aren't even comparable to their degrees academically never mind the level of responsibility that also comes with clinical training.
 
 
 
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