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    (Original post by jamestg)
    A-levels are a fresh start. Use that to your advantage :-)
    I suppose. What upsets me is I did at least as much work as my sister....I'm just not as intelligent clearly.


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    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂


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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂
    Tbh I only feel the leap in Biology
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    I think I'll be finished with AS Biology content before October hits. How's everyone finding year 12 so far?
    How have you already nearly finished?! :eek:

    Year 12 is great so far. I don't feel too much of a leap but the intensity of Biology (ie. the workload) can be challenging imo

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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂


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    I've only felt a jump in terms of workload, during gcse i did hardly any work (even leading up to exams) but now i find myself going over stuff every day
    the actual content is easy enough to understand tho tbh

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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂


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    I'm doing 4 A-levels and that's true. From what I was told, the gap between GCSE and A-levels is huge, but we're just going over GCSE stuff over again.

    They did tell me that it's about to get a lot worse...
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I'm worried I'm not getting enough work from sixth form... Everyone around me is complaining that they're buried in work yet I seem to have a lot less. I don't know if I actually do have less or if I'm just managing my time better to keep on top of it.

    Also, does anyone else find that A-Levels aren't the "big leap" they were said to be at the moment? I mean there are parts that are more challenging but it's all logical so idk but now I'm rambling 😂


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    I think the workload is adequate. A-levels has a leap, but I can't quantify it for you, since is different for everyone. The thing is, once you put the work in, everything starts to click. When I first peered into the content of the AS Biology textbook, I was overwhelmed, but now is manageable.

    (Original post by extraordinaire)
    How have you already nearly finished?! :eek:

    Year 12 is great so far. I don't feel too much of a leap but the intensity of Biology (ie. the workload) can be challenging imo

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    I took initiative a few weeks before term started, to read my cousin's AS Biology textbook. She goes to same sixth form as me, but she's in year 13 now. I made notes from the textbook and did the questions in them as well. Biology uses a lot of jargon to replace 'regular' words. It's almost like reading a new language. lol
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    Quick Question, anyone being homeschooled or a distant learner?
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    Hi, I'm Soph,
    just done first year of A levels in Sociology, Psychology and Fine art but didn't get enough support so now a distant learner in Philosophy, Psychology and History, not too shabby...
    I'm into reading and tv shows and music... kinda lame I guess...
    Looking for people I can talk to see no as though I'm home all day everyday basically..
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    People are complaining they're not getting enough work for A levels, or the 'leap' isn't that big? You'll find out soon then...

    From what I have experienced, and have been told by Year 13s at the same school. It may be a bit different elsewhere though.

    It is only September, so your teachers should be easing you in to A levels, meaning that they will not, or should not, overload you with tons of work. I think that they will progressively increase the workload, the speed they teach at, the work we need to do at home, etc over the course of this year. From next year, it will be full on, every lesson, with very little time for 'easing in' from AS to A2. Our teachers also told us that the first unit of all subjects that teachers teach is very easy compared to the rest of the course, of course. The easiest one to see that this is true is in Maths, where C1 is much much easier than all the other modules. In Further Maths, we've actually finished this module in a week and a half!

    But, if you are finding that you are not getting enough work, or in other words, as much work as expected, I also agree, because I still have tons of free time, with a very manageable amount of homework from all of my subjects. We should definitely cherish this part of the year, where we aren't stressing over work I think a good use of our time would be to simply read ahead in all your subjects, or plan what you want to do at university, and things you want to do/ need to do in order to bolster your personal statement.
    I am also finding all the A level work so far simple to understand. But, there are some people in my class, and we do have a big range of abilities and GCSE results in our class, that do struggle already with Chemistry calculations, which is a bit worrying for them, since they are struggling with the simplest part of the course.
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    Hello! It's nice to see another Evie on here apart from myself. :ahee: Having a nice time with A-Levels so far?
    Hi evie!!! yeah, apart from geography whch is rather a jump up from GCSE!!!! you? what subjects are you taking?
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    (Original post by eviebrizzle)
    Hi evie!!! yeah, apart from geography whch is rather a jump up from GCSE!!!! you? what subjects are you taking?
    Pretty good, having fun! Drama and Theatre Studies, Media Studies and Fine Art. Really good so far, even though we have to remember a lot for Drama and media
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    Anyone studying Philosophy on here?
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    (Original post by msuic)
    Hi, I'm Soph,
    just done first year of A levels in Sociology, Psychology and Fine art but didn't get enough support so now a distant learner in Philosophy, Psychology and History, not too shabby...
    I'm into reading and tv shows and music... kinda lame I guess...
    Looking for people I can talk to see no as though I'm home all day everyday basically..
    Hi there! I'm doing Psychology too! :-) What's your spec? Mine is AQA, and we've already done Approaches, now we're in the middle of Research Methods 😃 How do you find Psychology so far? I find it really fun, but the course in my school is so fast-paced. Psychology seems a lot "faster" than my other subjects, especially when compared to the everlasting modules of English Literature..


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    Hello, does anyone have any tips on how I should revise economics AS, my exam board of eduqas WJEC, I'm finding economics a bit hard to follow so I want to do extra revision to help boost my knowledge
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    (Original post by Kaho2000)
    Hello, does anyone have any tips on how I should revise economics AS, my exam board of eduqas WJEC, I'm finding economics a bit hard to follow so I want to do extra revision to help boost my knowledge
    I do AQA but it's just practise that helps
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    My names Will I'm 16 I suffer from ADD and Depression. So I really struggle in School environments and I work/ learn best on my own. Currently I am self-teaching A-level Maths and Chemistry, alongside Level 3 Mathematical Studies. I will probably take another AS next year.

    The only problem I have is, the practical assessments in Chemistry, I am not sure how I would be able to do them. Wouldn't I need to be taught how to do the practical before the assessment and where would I be able to have lessons? Presumably at some examination centre?

    I am already entered for my Exams, just not the practical for AS Chemistry.

    I am hoping to achieve C or B in Chemistry, C in Maths and A/B in Mathematical studies. Should be possible If i have a solid year of revision.

    I would like to do Chemistry at university. Preferably an rs c accredited uni but I would be happy to get into any Chemistry course given my circumstances!

    Also, do you have any other course reccomendations? I'll need to make up the equivalent of 3 A-levels and around 240 ucas points
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    Aww bless you!im doing chemistry so if u need help I am here xx
    (Original post by WillAuckland2000)
    My names Will I'm 16 I suffer from ADD and Depression. So I really struggle in School environments and I work/ learn best on my own. Currently I am self-teaching A-level Maths and Chemistry, alongside Level 3 Mathematical Studies. I will probably take another AS next year.

    The only problem I have is, the practical assessments in Chemistry, I am not sure how I would be able to do them. Wouldn't I need to be taught how to do the practical before the assessment and where would I be able to have lessons? Presumably at some examination centre?

    I am already entered for my Exams, just not the practical for AS Chemistry.

    I am hoping to achieve C or B in Chemistry, C in Maths and A/B in Mathematical studies. Should be possible If i have a solid year of revision.

    I would like to do Chemistry at university. Preferably an rs c accredited uni but I would be happy to get into any Chemistry course given my circumstances!

    Also, do you have any other course reccomendations? I'll need to make up the equivalent of 3 A-levels and around 240 ucas points
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    Heyyyy I'm doing psychology aka too and I'm on same route!!!!i got an e in my first test 😓But I'm living it tho!
    (Original post by SabakuKyuu)
    Hi there! I'm doing Psychology too! :-) What's your spec? Mine is AQA, and we've already done Approaches, now we're in the middle of Research Methods 😃 How do you find Psychology so far? I find it really fun, but the course in my school is so fast-paced. Psychology seems a lot "faster" than my other subjects, especially when compared to the everlasting modules of English Literature..


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    (Original post by WillAuckland2000)
    My names Will I'm 16 I suffer from ADD and Depression. So I really struggle in School environments and I work/ learn best on my own. Currently I am self-teaching A-level Maths and Chemistry, alongside Level 3 Mathematical Studies. I will probably take another AS next year.

    The only problem I have is, the practical assessments in Chemistry, I am not sure how I would be able to do them. Wouldn't I need to be taught how to do the practical before the assessment and where would I be able to have lessons? Presumably at some examination centre?

    I am already entered for my Exams, just not the practical for AS Chemistry.

    I am hoping to achieve C or B in Chemistry, C in Maths and A/B in Mathematical studies. Should be possible If i have a solid year of revision.

    I would like to do Chemistry at university. Preferably an rs c accredited uni but I would be happy to get into any Chemistry course given my circumstances!

    Also, do you have any other course reccomendations? I'll need to make up the equivalent of 3 A-levels and around 240 ucas points
    Good luck. I too suffer from depression, alongside anxiety. However I'm in mainstream school still, just not coping well!! Best of luck to you


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