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    Im struggling adjusting to the work load of AS and im finding my subjects very difficult. I'm getting B's and C's at the moment, my friends have been telling me that this is usual for most as this is when you are introduced to how A levels really work.

    Does any one from experience agree? When did you work the hardest and did you struggle at first?
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    (Original post by Trottoir)
    Im struggling adjusting to the work load of AS and im finding my subjects very difficult. I'm getting B's and C's at the moment, my friends have been telling me that this is usual for most as this is when you are introduced to how A levels really work.

    Does any one from experience agree? When did you work the hardest and did you struggle at first?
    I think that most people probably do struggle a bit when they start their A levels. It genuinely is a big jump (although I would personally argue than the jump between AS and A2 is worse.) The results of the first set of AS modules are a shock to a lot of people.

    That said, B and C grades are not the worst you could be doing. What are you aiming for? The beauty of AS is that a) you have far more free time to work on each subject b) you will hopefully be in smaller classes so your teacher can offer you more individual attention and c) you should actually be interested in each subject and therefore motivated to try.

    Certainly in maths I struggled. Not at first, because they were good about easing us into it, but towards the end of AS I realised that I was hitting my ceiling at a B.
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    It can take some getting used to, so in that way the first term is hard, especially if you were spoon fed your GCSEs or coasted through them, but in reality the work only gets harder and the workload heavier from here. Just do your best and you'll be fine!
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    I look at what I'm doing in histology and embryology now and think that no sixth former has the right to complain about difficulty or workload. But then I remember that they are up to 3 years younger than me, and compared to GCSEs, A levels are indeed bloody hard. So they can have some slack.
 
 
 
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