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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    I had a fair bit of idea about the content. It's not like I started from scratch.
    hows maths going c3 c4
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    If you got a U in mock then you must have looked up every question.

    And if you look it up once do the question and move on, you still wouldn't "know" it.

    It might be the case that you have an exceptional short term memory and are able to retain most of what you looked at in a few days, but most people couldn't.
    I did like 8 past papers in 2 days. I don't think I have exceptional memory, especially considering I always forget where I leave my stuff.

    I got a U in my mock because I messed up bad. My knowledge was still a tad bit existent. Believe it or not, you can still have knowledge about the content a bit and get a U.
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    I did like 8 past papers in 2 days. I don't think I have exceptional memory, especially considering I always forget where I leave my stuff.

    I got a U in my mock because I messed up bad. My knowledge was still a tad bit existent. Believe it or not, you can still have knowledge about the content a bit and get a U.
    How are your A2s going?
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    How are your A2s going?
    Not gonna lie but they are going pretty bad.
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    Not gonna lie but they are going pretty bad.
    So the crux of the thread is that A2s are too hard compared to AS?
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    That's AS you mong. It gets harder at a2 level.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    So the crux of the thread is that A2s are too hard compared to AS?
    Yes especially with subjects like economics that build on what you learnt in AS.
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    i find that's only true for certain subjects and modules. Like for biology unit 4 I could revise 3 days before and get an A, however for Chemistry I'm only just starting to scrape Cs in unit 5 :cry:
    Also REALLY depends on the paper - the paper I sat and got a C in (2015) was MUCH easier than all the other past papers imo, and I don't think there was a lot of memory work involved which is always a plus since I identify as a goldfish.




    share your revision techniques pllz
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    I did Geography, Math, Chemistry and Biology in AS.

    Geography is a much easier subject compared to Math, Biology, Chemistry. Anyway... I was predicted 3 D's and an E (In bio) and my teachers expected me to fail completely.

    I started studying 2 days before each exam and managed to get an A in all 4 of my subjects. This just goes to show that A levels are way too easy*.

    Thing for me is that I used to revise before like daily and then I just used to forget the stuff when the exam time came and was too lazy to study it so I stopped studying all together and just studying when close to exams and I managed to get amazing results.

    I am no genius student..and I am not exactly smart. (I got Us in my mock this year as well).. I just think that A levels should be more harder as years fly. (2016>2015- not the reverse) Especially for subjects like Biology, Chemistry & Math. These subjects are already at a very high prestige comparatively so it doesn't make sense to make them easier.

    Thanks for reading guys.. I am sorry if I pissed anyone off or came off as a 'smartass'. Just sharing my thoughts.
    Looks like your wish is fulfilled!
    Papers this year were so hard. especially chemistry. I hope the grade threshold is low.
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    I agree that they shouldn't be too easy but I don't think its fair that one year group has a better chance of getting a good grade than another year group simply due to the increasing difficulty of the exam papers. For example, sit a paper in 2014 and get an A. Sit it in 2016 and get a B/C with the same amount of revision.
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    I agree that they shouldn't be too easy but I don't think its fair that one year group has a better chance of getting a good grade than another year group simply due to the increasing difficulty of the exam papers. For example, sit a paper in 2014 and get an A. Sit it in 2016 and get a B/C with the same amount of revision.
    2014 said this about 2012. 2018 will say the same about 2016.
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    Just wait for A2 Geography bud. You'll be wishing you did not exist, to put it politely.
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    (Original post by IAMADAM27)
    Just wait for A2 Geography bud. You'll be wishing you did not exist, to put it politely.
    I'm doing Edexcel A2 Geography. It is by far the easiest subject I have ever taken, & also the most interesting. I should have taken Psychology instead of Chemistry as well, a much more interesting subject.
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    I'm doing Edexcel A2 Geography. It is by far the easiest subject I have ever taken, & also the most interesting. I should have taken Psychology instead of Chemistry as well, a much more interesting subject.
    I'm doing OCR... Just a load of complete BS...
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    2014 said this about 2012. 2018 will say the same about 2016.
    Well all of the past papers (for my subjects anyway) from 2005-2014 are of the same difficulty imo. 2015 is when things got switched up.
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    Well all of the past papers (for my subjects anyway) from 2005-2014 are of the same difficulty imo. 2015 is when things got switched up.
    To be honest I feel the same way. Maybe because that was when I gave my AS papers and found them to be harder than the previous. But then I realize that if I just start going next level like the papers have, I can adapt to them. Of course I failed at that, but the grade boundaries saved me. (I think idk)

    I still don't understand UMS and the grading system.
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    To be honest I feel the same way. Maybe because that was when I gave my AS papers and found them to be harder than the previous. But then I realize that if I just start going next level like the papers have, I can adapt to them. Of course I failed at that, but the grade boundaries saved me. (I think idk)

    I still don't understand UMS and the grading system.
    Yeah me too. I've started doing international papers as practice because thats what our papers are becoming like, sometimes even harder. But I guess the main thing is that everyone will be affected by the harder papers and this should be reflected in the lower grade boundaries (hopefully).
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    Yeah me too. I've started doing international papers as practice because thats what our papers are becoming like, sometimes even harder. But I guess the main thing is that everyone will be affected by the harder papers and this should be reflected in the lower grade boundaries (hopefully).
    I think it is just the sciences and math that got harder. Geography has been as easy as ever, perhaps even easier than previous years.

    I am not sure for other social sciences but haven't heard a lot of people complain.
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    I did Geography, Math, Chemistry and Biology in AS.

    Geography is a much easier subject compared to Math, Biology, Chemistry. Anyway... I was predicted 3 D's and an E (In bio) and my teachers expected me to fail completely.

    I started studying 2 days before each exam and managed to get an A in all 4 of my subjects. This just goes to show that A levels are way too easy*.

    Thing for me is that I used to revise before like daily and then I just used to forget the stuff when the exam time came and was too lazy to study it so I stopped studying all together and just studying when close to exams and I managed to get amazing results.

    I am no genius student..and I am not exactly smart. (I got Us in my mock this year as well).. I just think that A levels should be more harder as years fly. (2016>2015- not the reverse) Especially for subjects like Biology, Chemistry & Math. These subjects are already at a very high prestige comparatively so it doesn't make sense to make them easier.

    Thanks for reading guys.. I am sorry if I pissed anyone off or came off as a 'smartass'. Just sharing my thoughts.
    You are probably right. But that was the year you sat your exams. Maths and Geography doesn't have any changes to its specification as far ask my knowledge extends. But for Chemistry and Biology, they've (AQA) have introduced harder specimens for the coming years. It's not such a great change for Biology, you just need to make sure youre using those specialist terms, but on the other hand chemistry is much harder with unstructured calculations and practical questions. If I had done Chemistry in the previous spec, I would have been fine.
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    I agree. If anyone can get an A in maths without being able to spell maths then the system is flawed. Why don't you take a few more A-levels?
 
 
 
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