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    (Original post by Muttski)
    I regret picking economics. Worst subject ever.
    Noooooooo! It took me ages, but now I love it!

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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Nothing in particular I guess. I'm lucky in that everything worked out alright for me... it was GCSEs where I maybe wish I had done a bit better, but oh well
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    an A* in Further Maths would've been nice but can't have it all :lol: which I didn't get because I struggled with one A2 unit in particular but there was not much more I could have done.. self taught
    I feel like this. It was at A level that I actually learnt how to ask for help, how to organise my work and time properly, and how to revise effectively, but at GCSE I genuinely didn't have a clue what I was doing. I'm glad I feel ready for uni now though!

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    (Original post by Amanda414)
    What do you regret not doing in A levels in terms of revision and everything?
    In terms of revision, I regret nothing. I went into every exam as prepared as I could possibly be, so on that footing I have no excuses.

    What I regret is the easily avoidable mistakes I made in the panic of the exam: misreading essay questions, or misinterpreting what that were asking me to do. Through sheer stupidity I managed to throw away so many marks and render all those hours of studying useless.
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    Not pulling out of my exams in the first year when I knew I was going to fail. It meant that it was harder to get into top universities because I had done my A Levels over 3 years. Universities don't regard you having studied A Levels over 3 years if you pull out of your exams in your first year.
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Noooooooo! It took me ages, but now I love it!

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    I've been doing it since September. I've had "externalities", "elasticies","monopolies" and "oligopolies" explained to me about 100 times and I still can't even say what they are or what they do.
    So yes I do regret doing it.
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    (Original post by pineneedles)
    I feel like this. It was at A level that I actually learnt how to ask for help, how to organise my work and time properly, and how to revise effectively, but at GCSE I genuinely didn't have a clue what I was doing. I'm glad I feel ready for uni now though!

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    Exactly right, I wish they kind of told you how to do it at GCSE or if you don't have any older siblings that can teach you life lessons

    Yeah :lol: I hope you stay motivated throughout uni :borat:
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    (Original post by eternaforest)
    Our teacher couldn't even do 3/4 of the coursework herself, she got fired after about 6 months and we didn't have a teacher for the rest so I had to self teach myself how to do it all. The ICT theory is so outdated as well, the books are from like 2002. A level ICT is shambles really.
    Couldn't agree more. My teacher struggled with Excel and couldn't install a patch for Adobe Premiere so we ended up doing the video editing part of our coursework on Movie Maker which is pretty embarrassing for an A level class haha.
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    Not really revising for my English Language exam
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    (Original post by HyruleTenshi)
    Couldn't agree more. My teacher struggled with Excel and couldn't install a patch for Adobe Premiere so we ended up doing the video editing part of our coursework on Movie Maker which is pretty embarrassing for an A level class haha.
    Did you ever have to work with Microsoft Access in your coursework? If your teacher couldn't do excel then I have no clue how they'd be able to work Access :laugh: What's even worse is the examiner's marking. For databases, you don't even have to submit the actual file of your database. You just make a series of screenshots of it in a word document then submit that. This lead to probably all of our class just fabricating screenshots and making it look like we'd actually a built a database when in actuality, we didn't know what the f*** we were doing :rofl: some of us even got As... just shocking tbh

    And movie maker at A-level ICT... that's a disgrace
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    I regret working too hard. Chances are when I get my results back I'll have 4 A*s, but there is so much more to life than A levels and I just wish I saw this earlier. I worked all day everyday. I went out to see friends twice over the whole two years of college and now I'm completely ****ed for university because I can't talk to people to save my life.
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    Not reading the last sentence in the law exam, and then coming out to hear that instead of writing about the two people you talked about for an hour and a half, that you had to talk about a homeless guy!!!
    I can say bye to my 90℅ + in AS law now
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    (Original post by eternaforest)
    Did you ever have to work with Microsoft Access in your coursework? If your teacher couldn't do excel then I have no clue how they'd be able to work Access :laugh: What's even worse is the examiner's marking. For databases, you don't even have to submit the actual file of your database. You just make a series of screenshots of it in a word document then submit that. This lead to probably all of our class just fabricating screenshots and making it look like we'd actually a built a database when in actuality, we didn't know what the f*** we were doing :rofl: some of us even got As... just shocking tbh

    And movie maker at A-level ICT... that's a disgrace
    I dropped after AS so never had to do the database work (thank god haha). And yeah the whole idea of just submitting screenshots was an absolute joke. The examiners never actually watched my video or powerpoints, just looked at screenshots of how I made them. It was all just about ticking boxes on the specification and not actually about making something good and professional
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    Doing A-level over BTEC science.

    not putting enough effort into anything.
    Thinking i would do work at home and free, when i never did
    Doing Maths A-level , worst one really, **** maths
    never writing an essay 8 weeks before the history exam and never ever writing 2 45 marks in one go, which i what the exam asks, did finish it in the exam but my timing was **** .
    Not putting enough effort into my history course work thinking i would do it in a month , when i had to read maybe 5 books that were 300 pages long and i had no idea how the hell to even do the course work. My teacher does hold a lot of fault in this as well, maybe 75% of it, since he checked my coursework and spoke to me for maybe 2 mins the whole time we were doing it and he never replied to any of my emails.

    Honestly A-level was ****, for a lot of reason. Honestly wish i had chose BTEC science over it, would have made life so much easier, and i could get into the course i want to with a BTEC science .. though im pretty sure i would be less ready for teh course and understand the bacis less.
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    (Original post by nomophobia)
    Taking History and Chemistry...they almost killed me for very different reasons

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    I plan on doing this combination along with economics. What was so bad about it?
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    (Original post by ScienceFantatic)
    I plan on doing this combination along with economics. What was so bad about it?
    History was a huge jump from GCSE - I know everyone says the jump in general is huge anyway from GCSE to A-Level but I found history to have the biggest jump and I know a lot of people agreed. I found it so hard to get the essay right, like I understood the structure and everything but my examples were never specific enough or the source was too hard. And the amount of content....200 pages to learn.

    Chemistry is just hard. It's infamous for being hard - I found it difficult to apply the knowledge in a billion different ways - there's not much content but the questions, especially with the new spec are quite difficult to wrap your head around.

    But don't let my opinion put you off from doing it - good luck with your A-Levels!

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    (Original post by Chinook gl mms)
    I regret working too hard. Chances are when I get my results back I'll have 4 A*s, but there is so much more to life than A levels and I just wish I saw this earlier. I worked all day everyday. I went out to see friends twice over the whole two years of college and now I'm completely ****ed for university because I can't talk to people to save my life.
    So you basically revised every day all day? How did you have the motivation to do so?

    Its a shame, that becuase of a level, you lost some of your social skills which are just as important
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    From reading this thread I really think that schools need to be putting more emphasis on BTEC as a P16 option. Some people are clearly suited to BTEC more than A levels. Although I feel that my experience at A level was good, I never felt that doing BTEC was an option because it was never mentioned to me at all, I didn't even hear of them before TSR. I'm thinking of my sixth form now, and the drop out rate this year was massive. If they directed people down a more suitable route sooner than later people wouldn't be wasting their time like that.
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    I regret revising so much for AQA's Mechanics 3 just to not answer a good 40/75 marks of the paper.
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    (Original post by mercuryman)
    I wished I'd picked DT or something over psychology. Psych was a big mistake and time-waster on my end.

    DT also relates to my uni course too, huge mistake mannnn.
    what did you think was bad about psychology?
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    (Original post by nomophobia)
    History was a huge jump from GCSE - I know everyone says the jump in general is huge anyway from GCSE to A-Level but I found history to have the biggest jump and I know a lot of people agreed. I found it so hard to get the essay right, like I understood the structure and everything but my examples were never specific enough or the source was too hard. And the amount of content....200 pages to learn.

    Chemistry is just hard. It's infamous for being hard - I found it difficult to apply the knowledge in a billion different ways - there's not much content but the questions, especially with the new spec are quite difficult to wrap your head around.

    But don't let my opinion put you off from doing it - good luck with your A-Levels!

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    Thank you I appreciate this! If I may ask, what did you get at GCSE in Chemistry and History?
 
 
 
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