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    (Original post by Marshall Taylor)
    OP probably didn't take hard enough subjects? (ps, don't try and make them harder for us next year! )
    Inb4 Media studies, critical thinking and general studies.
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    I'm at uni now and I must admit, I found physics and chemistry very mathematically simple. I'm just curious to know whether they've introduced calculus into physics and chemistry yet because proper science relies upon calculus hugely.
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    Yes, I studied Maths, further maths and physics - in 1983.
    At that time, the entrance requirements for Warwick University was ABC.
    Unfortunately, the government have made it their particular quest that all o' levels (now GCSEs) and a' levels are made such that everyone can pass them and get into some sort of higher education establishment.

    One by making the old polytechnics into univeristies - crap.
    Two by making a' levels easier so that more pass them, so that it appears that our people are now more educated - unfortunately, there will always be the standard number of human beings who are just not very intelligent - end of story.

    Why - so that the UK looks better against its rival countries - obviously we look better the more people pass a' levels.
    - and surely the UK looks better the more people are 'so-called' educated to university standard.

    The government knows how they are controlling people - including you - and there are now going to be many people who are just going to be in a lot of debt -and will NEVER get out of it - because they should never have gone to university in the first place.

    It is now dog eat dog - and the government are well aware of this.

    Unfortunately, we have the same number of people (as of 30 years ago) whio really are not good enough to do university degrees.
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    Wait until you get to university - where are you going?
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    Where are you studying now?
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    (Original post by limz5507)
    I'm at uni now and I must admit, I found physics and chemistry very mathematically simple. I'm just curious to know whether they've introduced calculus into physics and chemistry yet because proper science relies upon calculus hugely.
    Where are you studying then and what?
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    (Original post by Pi/2)
    Hi guys, as you can see from the thread title, I pretty much agree that the new a-level exams are too easy, I mean it's not our fault, but obviously the education secretary should change up the a-level playing field. Exam boards are asking ridiculously easy questions, and this is obviously unfair as previous years have sat daunting, but well set exams while we can just essentially sit "Mickey Mouse" exams. It honestly just defeats the purpose of calling these qualifications "A-Levels", the difficulty of these exams are incomparable with the difficulty of GCSE exams. The qualifications should be renamed to General Certificates of Secondary Education because it's honestly quid pro quo.

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    For the record, I'm actually studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
    Well done! Go Oxbridge already. You'll meet pompous snobs like yourself. Don't undermine the exams people work hard for because YOU found them EASY
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    To anyone reading this and thinking "What a douchebag", this person obviously has no social life and probably dedicates all of his living and breathing moments to making sure he gets full ums in every module (I'm being serious here; no one who says that they are too easy has a social life)
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    I find that the adults who took school exams decades ago who complain that A levels are too easy to pass often don't know that any grade from A*-E is a pass. You're not getting into uni with three Es. Just putting it out there.

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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Well done! Go Oxbridge already. You'll meet pompous snobs like yourself. Don't undermine the exams people work hard for because YOU found them EASY
    Although I totally disagree with what Pi/2 said, it's hardly fair to make out that all Oxbridge candidates are pompous and undermine people
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    (Original post by cfbillingham)
    Although I totally disagree with what Pi/2 said, it's hardly fair to make out that all Oxbridge candidates are pompous and undermine people
    I was playing Pi/2 at his own game! Generalising. I don't believe Oxbridge canditates are all pompous and certainly don't believe they undermine people. But what I DO BELIEVE (might be stating the obvious here) is that they are clever hard working individuals that are going to be the brains of our future!
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    Some people could be academically gifted, and be successful in exams no matter how challenging they become. This is an excellent and respecting skill. However, bare in mind that not everyone is the same. Questions that you find "easy" could be challenging to others. This post is just surrounded with arrogant comments and it is frustrating to see that some people find it acceptable to show off their intelligence to others.
    If you find it easy, good for you. There is no need to make a post here and place others that find it hard into a depressing situation.
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    you should take 5 or more subjects, 4 is too little

    (Original post by Pi/2)
    Hi guys, as you can see from the thread title, I pretty much agree that the new a-level exams are too easy, I mean it's not our fault, but obviously the education secretary should change up the a-level playing field. Exam boards are asking ridiculously easy questions, and this is obviously unfair as previous years have sat daunting, but well set exams while we can just essentially sit "Mickey Mouse" exams. It honestly just defeats the purpose of calling these qualifications "A-Levels", the difficulty of these exams are incomparable with the difficulty of GCSE exams. The qualifications should be renamed to General Certificates of Secondary Education because it's honestly quid pro quo.

    EDIT:
    For the record, I'm actually studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
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    (Original post by cfbillingham)
    Don't try and make out that you're too intelligent for the new AS exams when you don't know how to correctly use an apostrophe.
    rekt

    also if you find it easy, learn outside the boundaries of what you are taught, foo
    get good at the IMO, start a project, do some sht
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    Not everyone will find them easy, nor will everyone be doing the same spec with the same exam board. I know people that have struggled with maths this year, but that doesn’t make them dumb, they got into A2 and uni and there a levels didn’t come as easy to them. Everyone has different strengths so what you may find easy another may find challenging. Personally no, they shouldn’t be made harder, they are tough enough as it is. You may also want to review previous years work, exam boards can be nicer one year and harsher the next. That’s just want happened to me in one of my subjects, and the marks were really challenging to get.
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