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    (Original post by 123456789012)
    But you average >90% in your three best AS Levels, plus you have great GCSEs, so you shouldn't really have any problems with your academics. Cambridge interview most of their applicants anyway, and if you do well in the interview then you'll be guaranteed an offer.
    Hm well true thank you, just hope if I do get the interview, I smash it, haha I'll try at least
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    Rank your A-Level subjects in order of difficulty (i.e. easiest to hardest).

    N.B. I have attached an image of the ranking of A-Level subjects in order of difficulty. How far do you agree with it?
    What is your source for the graph? Is it the Institute of Physics report?

    The thing that stands out like a sore thumb is the finding that General Studies is so "hard"! My guess for what's going on here would be:

    1) Universities often don't count it, and people high achievers take it as a 4th A level.
    2) Therefore people don't try very hard in it, don't revise much etc.
    3) Therefore marks are low.
    Possible additional factor:
    4) Some low achievers also take it (perhaps as 1 of 3), and do quite badly compared to the high achievers, making it seem a hard subject.
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    The hardest A level is film studies. I couldn't bare to watch a film every week bruh....
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    Hardest: Chemistry
    Further Maths (due to statistics)
    Maths
    Economics
    Easiest: Biology
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    Easiest to hardest: English Lit, Maths, History.
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    (Original post by chazwomaq)
    What is your source for the graph? Is it the Institute of Physics report?

    The thing that stands out like a sore thumb is the finding that General Studies is so "hard"! My guess for what's going on here would be:

    1) Universities often don't count it, and people high achievers take it as a 4th A level.
    2) Therefore people don't try very hard in it, don't revise much etc.
    3) Therefore marks are low.
    Possible additional factor:
    4) Some low achievers also take it (perhaps as 1 of 3), and do quite badly compared to the high achievers, making it seem a hard subject.
    It's a report published by Durham University. I agree with what you said. General Studies can't possibly be more difficult than Further Maths. O.o
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    The hardest A level is film studies. I couldn't bare to watch a film every week bruh....
    Couldn't agree more bro.. 😂
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    (Original post by Mary1860)
    I sing classically and play piano. I have grade 8 in both and in most uni requirements it suggests you have grade 8, ABRSM, in your instrument (therefore have at least grade 5 ABRSM music theory). But grade 8 its not essential- depends on the course and whether its very performance based (which mine are) or composition/analysis based where the uni will look at your experience in other areas, not just your music grades and performance experience. Around grade 8 is the performance standard of A2 music anyway
    True - A2 is usually about Grade 7 or 8 (or what exam boards expect you to be playing!)

    It totally depends on the place you apply for when you're considering ABRSM Grade 8 though; some universities and conservatoires will expect you to have your Grade 8 certificate before beginning an undergraduate course, whereas others may only expect you to demonstrate that you can play or sing pieces up to that standard through an audition process

    Grade 5 Theory will also depend on the particular course you're going for, and what institution. In certain places, if you're studying something with Music Technology, for example, you may not be required to have Grade 5 Theory.

    Each university or conservatoire will specify in their prospectus, I imagine
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    according to the universities it is, you end up re learning everything
    I wouldn't say this is correct, it tend to be a general assumption - but from someone who has done both A level and now a degree in law, if anything it just gives you a foundation to work upon
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    (Original post by 123456789012)
    It's a report published by Durham University. I agree with what you said. General Studies can't possibly be more difficult than Further Maths. O.o
    Cool. Here is the link I think for those interested: www.cem.org/attachments/score2008report.pdf
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    What about philosophy? Most of the time, you pretty much have to be able to recite pretty much the whole course word for word in the exam...
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    hardest - further maths
    computing
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    econ - easiest
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    Hardest - French, Law, English Lit, Business Studies - Easiest

    That pretty much matches with the graph
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    Hardest to easiest; Chemistry, Biology and then French - though Biology and French do often alternate positions!
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    Economics, Business Studies, Computing

    This is so far so don't rape me for saying Economics is easier than Business Studies
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    Hardest to easiest: Chemistry, Further Maths, Physics and Maths.
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    Why do people find Chemistry so difficult? The subject is relatively easy IMO (easier than Biology at least). You just have to be able to think logically (especially with questions on mechanisms and pH calculations) and memorise a few things. Exam questions tend to be really similar every year as well.
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    (Original post by 123456789012)
    Why do people find Chemistry so difficult? The subject is relatively easy IMO (easier than Biology at least). You just have to be able to think logically (especially with questions on mechanisms and pH calculations) and memorise a few things. Exam questions tend to be really similar every year as well.
    For me Chemistry has the least logical concepts from the rest of my subjects.
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    (Original post by Vanilla Poison)
    For me Chemistry has the least logical concepts from the rest of my subjects.
    What concepts do you find difficult? Physics concepts are so much more vague (things like quantum mechanics, electromagnetic induction, gravitational/electric fields).
 
 
 
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