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    3 respected AS, and then business studies as well? While this isn't exactly going to be a total doss, it's nothing compared to a lot of peoples' workloads; no way is it going to take over your life.

    I did maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and German last year and still had time for two jobs, and spent most Saturdays at all-day orchestra rehearsals. And I still got a decent amount of sleep and socialising done. Plenty of other people do the same, or even more (I actually know someone who did 7 AS and 5 A2). Your workload is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
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    (Original post by Theconomist)
    Hah, all 3 sciences and math?
    Give me a break,
    try doing english,history,sociology and economics and compare that to 3 science and math .
    Sciences might be more ''difficult'' but there is definitely a lot more to learn in social sciences.
    In England, it's Maths

    Neither agree or disagree with your post.
    I do Psychology (social science) which is hard, but I can imagine Biology & Chemistry to be a lot more demanding. Physics, Biology & Chemistry are a lot more mentally challenging. They are also a lot more prestigious. Prestige doesn't come from easy subjects.

    I think only somebody who has done both a social science & core science can tell us really. But I am inclined to believe I am right. :rolleyes:
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    That's a pretty standard set of subjects, shouldnt be a problem at all
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    maths, english (lang/lit), history and business studies

    Business is easy as trust me, other than that my friends say History requires a lot of work and there seems to be a lot of homework for maths but English doesn't seem too bad.
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    It doesn't matter what A Levels you pick, they all have their difficulties...
    But aslong as you manage your time well you will be fine...
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    Blimey guys, no need to neg this guy because he didn't know how hard his A-Levels were.

    All you have to say is no I disagree, you'll be fine and you'll have time.
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    (Original post by ak9779)
    All A-levels are the same difficulty!

    [/GovernmentLies]

    Seriously:

    Maths isn't much work but Business is quite a lot of HW... Can't talk about the rest but I think English/History is quite a lot of work
    Well, that depends on who you are.

    I know a lad who is excellent at maths but very poor at written, essay subjects.

    I'm poor at maths but very good at written, essay subjects.

    Go figure.
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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    Well, that depends on who you are.

    I know a lad who is excellent at maths but very poor at written, essay subjects.

    I'm poor at maths but very good at written, essay subjects.

    Go figure.
    It's called sarcasm, hence the (/government lies) bit
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    (Original post by ak9779)
    It's called sarcasm, hence the (/government lies) bit
    I assumed you meant that some A-Levels are harder than others.
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    Whether you'll be overloaded or not will depend on you. No one can exactly predict how you'll cope with it since none of us possesses a crystal ball and we all are different.

    So don't worry about it, just make sure you enjoy the subjects and prepare well for them.
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    (Original post by Chriss95)
    hiya
    im in year 11 at the moment
    and have chosen to do: maths, english (lang/lit), history and business studies
    im really happy on what i have chosen as they give me a wide range of choices to do after sixth form
    but everyones telling me that i wont have any time to myself or to go out with those subject
    are they right?
    You'll be fine, I do two of them: Maths and history and I still have time to myself. Maths, the work is pretty much constant, however if you do it straight after the lesson you should be fine. history, there might be times where you don't really have any or just have a short passage to read or a short lot of notes but then one weekend you might have to spend longer on an essay. It all works out in the end. i have a friend who's doing business, history and english(lit) and she manages fine.
    You just need to be organised, work hard and not waste time (like i do messing around online like i am now when i'm meant to be revising for my french oral exam).
    It's a great range of subjects and it will probs make exam/assessment time easier cos they're all different. People who do all sciences have loads of exams at the end whereas history and english will probs have coursework and less exams.
    They're great uni subjects (business a little less so than the others but hey) and if they're what you like then that's what matters
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    (Original post by Theconomist)
    Hah, all 3 sciences and math?
    Give me a break,
    try doing english,history,sociology and economics and compare that to 3 science and math .
    Sciences might be more ''difficult'' but there is definitely a lot more to learn in social sciences.
    Lol you haven't yet seen an A2 Biology textbook - it's more stressful when you have a high workload and demanding content

    OP, you'll be fine. No one really studies at AS until study leave.
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    (Original post by ak9779)
    All A-levels are the same difficulty!

    [/GovernmentLies]

    Seriously:

    Maths isn't much work but Business is quite a lot of HW... Can't talk about the rest but I think English/History is quite a lot of work
    Maths is actually a lot of work; an exercise after every lesson isn't exactly nothing. (I agree on the business pt though, my friend does it)
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    (Original post by Racheld25)
    You've chosen a range that'll give you broad options when it comes to picking a degree.
    So long as you actually have a genuine interest, and work hard, it shouldn't be too difficult.
    It's not like you're doing all 3 sciences & maths...
    I'm doing chem, bio, maths and spanish and surprisingly, spanish is the hardest haah
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    (Original post by Chriss95)
    hiya
    im in year 11 at the moment
    and have chosen to do: maths, english (lang/lit), history and business studies
    im really happy on what i have chosen as they give me a wide range of choices to do after sixth form
    but everyones telling me that i wont have any time to myself or to go out with those subject
    are they right?
    Try economics, history, maths and physics.
    That really boils your brain. It could be worse if you did further maths too... consider yourself lucky!
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    (Original post by Chriss95)
    hiya
    im in year 11 at the moment
    and have chosen to do: maths, english (lang/lit), history and business studies
    im really happy on what i have chosen as they give me a wide range of choices to do after sixth form
    but everyones telling me that i wont have any time to myself or to go out with those subject
    are they right?
    i am doing maths, english lit, history and economics and whilst it is hard work you are still able to have a life. i think a lot depends on how much effort you want to put in as if you want to do it to the best of your ability homework will take ages but if you just want to get it done i think you could get it done quite quickly. there is a lot to learn but just start revising a bit earlier
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    LOL no.

    6 people from my school are doing Maths, FM, and 3 sciences. On top of the general studies that they make everyone do as compulsory.
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    I'm not sure how much use history is going to be, and its a lot of revision (or so I hear) Why not do something more useful like IT or a science?
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    (Original post by Racheld25)
    You've chosen a range that'll give you broad options when it comes to picking a degree.
    So long as you actually have a genuine interest, and work hard, it shouldn't be too difficult.
    It's not like you're doing all 3 sciences & maths...
    I'm taking 3 sciences and maths
    I didn't think it was going to be that difficult, now im worried :/
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    Don't know why everyone is slating business studies....yeah it might have a reputation for being a bit 'soft', but i do it, and it requires just as much work as maths would! But you should be fine with your subjects
 
 
 
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