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    (Original post by Slumpy)
    You can do that in A-levels too, though.
    Sorry, don't quite know what you mean. You mean you can specialise in just one type of subject (like maths, economics, physics for example)? Or that you can choose modules in your A level? (if the latter, I couldn't).
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    i study psychology and its a lot more work. your coursework becomes a report and you do one of those once every two weeks were i am. on the alternate week you'll have to write an essay usually 1500 words, or a presentation. on top of that you'll have your final essay which is ongoing and 4000-5000 words. you'll have to write other assessed essays through the course and participate in expritments. im sure ive mised out other work. and btw im only a first year.
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    (Original post by OGC)
    I hate A levels. They're awful; they make the most interesting subjects dull and painful. Is university any better? If it isn't, there's no way I'm going. Especially Engish Lit: I never thought I'd never thought reading Victorian fiction would cause me so much pain.
    My course is many millions of times better than A-Levels. Sure, there are low points where they reiterate stuff already done at A-level (fair enough, it's 1st year though) - but the stuff we're doing now puts A-Levels to shame.

    A-Levels were "learn the mark scheme" (or "learn exactly what the examiner wants to hear" ) My course is "think"
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    (Original post by punkyrocker)
    Sorry, don't quite know what you mean. You mean you can specialise in just one type of subject (like maths, economics, physics for example)? Or that you can choose modules in your A level? (if the latter, I couldn't).
    One type of subject.Maths was a poor example I feel, as for that, you can do maths, more maths, physics, chemistry, without not thinking mathematically. This is assuming the A level sylabuses are something like AH(which would seem fair in my experience).
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    (Original post by Slumpy)
    One type of subject.Maths was a poor example I feel, as for that, you can do maths, more maths, physics, chemistry, without not thinking mathematically. This is assuming the A level sylabuses are something like AH(which would seem fair in my experience).
    I only went with maths because my previous example was physics! That's true, but still not quite the same. Specifying that you're only going to study Physics for 3 years is very unlike studying maths, physics and economics alongside each other, as each is very much a subject in its own right. That's what I was meaning.
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    (Original post by Absinth)
    Degree's a doss compared to A levels...
    Hah not a chance with the course I'm doing... =|
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    (Original post by punkyrocker)
    I only went with maths because my previous example was physics! That's true, but still not quite the same. Specifying that you're only going to study Physics for 3 years is very unlike studying maths, physics and economics alongside each other, as each is very much a subject in its own right. That's what I was meaning.
    I dunno, I see your point, but at school I'd say I was probably as close to as maths orientated as I am here, despite the extra subjects(and obviously, much more, much harder content here).
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    (Original post by OGC)
    I hate A levels. They're awful; they make the most interesting subjects dull and painful. Is university any better? If it isn't, there's no way I'm going. Especially Engish Lit: I never thought I'd never thought reading Victorian fiction would cause me so much pain.
    Agreed. A-levels were absolutely abysmal. All we ever did was read the bloody mark scheme over and over again. And yeah, Eng Lit was the worst.

    Surely a degree must be better! Can't really see how it could be worse, anyway.
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    (Original post by Absinth)
    On my degree I chose creative writing as one of my optional modules (worth a third of first year), and it's a bit of a doss. And yep I'm a first year. :p: I study linguistics.
    :woo: linguistics! What uni are you at?
 
 
 
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