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    (Original post by faithless)
    A realist if you are in the closed minded world of ramroff....whatever where inspirational free thinkers like martin luther king ever hoping to achieve with a world full of closed minded right wing tyrannists. Uphill struggle would be the understatement.
    Are you suggesting Martin luther King now secretely took A Level Media Studies...........
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    Nobody respects media studies, and they never will.

    If someone applies for a competative job, and they have 2 applicants(which wont happen but this is an example)

    Application1
    A History
    A English Literture
    A Religious Studies

    Application 2
    A Media Studies
    A Sociology
    A General Studies


    Hmm, I wonder who will get the job...
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    (Original post by addict)
    Nobody respects media studies, and they never will.

    If someone applies for a competative job, and they have 2 applicants(which wont happen but this is an example)

    Application1
    A History
    A English Literture
    A Religious Studies

    Application 2
    A Media Studies
    A Sociology
    A General Studies


    Hmm, I wonder who will get the job...
    Oh as long as they're a free thinker.............:rolleyes:
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    altho a-levels can be challenging, i honestly believe they are becoming easier. I mean, if u check past papers in loads a subject from 10 years ago, ull notice they werent that easy ....
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    Oh as long as they're a free thinker.............:rolleyes:
    depends if it was me versus you....i'm sure i'd interview better :p:
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    Application3

    A History
    A English Literture
    A Media Studies
    A Sociology

    Well?
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    (Original post by faithless)
    depends if it was me versus you....i'm sure i'd interview better :p:
    dont flatter yourself :p:
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    Application 3 is slightly better than Application 1 because although media and sociology are easier, the work required and exam difficulty is greater than one traditional A level.
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    (Original post by addict)
    Application 3 is slightly better than Application 1 because although media and sociology are easier, the work required and exam difficulty is greater than one traditional A level.
    The thing that concerns me is that you claimed that Media studies isn't respected, and then in your comparison you decided to unfairly throw General Studies and Sociology in just to emphasise your argument, when in your argument they were completely irrelavent.
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    The thing that concerns me is that you claimed that Media studies isn't respected, and then in your comparison you decided to unfairly throw General Studies and Sociology in just to emphasise your argument, when in your argument they were completely irrelavent.
    So General Studies is just as good as the traditionals? :rofl: I've seen it all now.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    So General Studies is just as good as the traditionals? :rofl: I've seen it all now.
    Please point out where I've said that.
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    (Original post by visesh)
    I guess it's just us oldies together in this one:p:
    I agree too. Courses ARE getting easier, though this is not to say they are easy. My physics teacher showed me an old O level (old gcse) papers and books and they have so much in there, much of which is now taught at AS/A2.

    Just look at what's happened to maths: changing from "pure" to "core".

    We now have modular exams (breaks courses into chunks) and the ability to resit.
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    Please point out where I've said that.
    So do you think GS is just as good as Eng Lit?
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    So do you think GS is just as good as Eng Lit?
    No. You obnoxiously missed the point of my argument.
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    The thing that concerns me is that you claimed that Media studies isn't respected, and then in your comparison you decided to unfairly throw General Studies and Sociology in just to emphasise your argument, when in your argument they were completely irrelavent.
    Go figure!

    It's the only way to make their point :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    So do you think GS is just as good as Eng Lit?
    Eng lit is easy....for me
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    Eng lit is easy....for me
    Same.
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    Eng Lit??? :eek: Write me a poem :rolleyes: :p:
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    Eng Lit??? :eek: Write me a poem :rolleyes: :p:
    Better than an analysis on David Beckham's footwear
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    Most threads seem to disintegrate into debates about media studies for some reason!

    Anyway, they are getting easier because the exam boards want to sell their brand of subjects to schools, who want to go for easier syllabi so that the can get better grades. This encourages exam boards to make easier exams. My physics teacher told me that we were doing AQA spec B because "The average grades will be better" , whilst the material in AS is shocking. My maths teacher said that I would have 'preferred doing older maths syllabi, more challenging" and that sealed it for me.

    edit: As far as my recall of GCSE english Literature goes, there was not an opportunity to write a poem at any time, because we would be wasting precious seconds not analysing something without coming up with anything new or radical *sigh
 
 
 

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