Most Respected And Least Respected A-LevelsWatch
Least respected (though unfairly) Product design, Business studies, Sociology, General Studies and PE
I don't think you can specify five most respected a-levels, but traditional subjects like the sciences, maths, history, english and languages will probably be the most respected. On the other hand, newer subjects like media studies, business studies, law and sociology may be taken with less regard when applying to traditional universities for traditional subjects. However, all A-Levels have their purpose - for example, doing a business studies A-Level is going to place you in good stead when applying for a business related course, and my media studies a-level has come in surprisingly useful for my history and politics course!
Least respected: some designing course,
Obviously it's all very personal and what one person may find hard another may find a walk in the park.
Personally, I see the sociology, health and social care, media, film as being easy. BUT it's personal, and I don't mean to offend anyone.
1. A Foreign language
3. Maths or Further Maths!
5. Drama or Theatre
I think the only A level I least respect is General Studies.
2) Further Maths
1) Pointless Studies
2) Media Studies
But, generally, I think people don't respect anything ending in 'studies'. Which is harsh, becaue Theatre Studies is my hardest subject!
IMO maths, physics and chemistry are well respected.
maths and further maths, chemistry ( i think are the hardest), as well as foreign languages, and poss physics.
media studies, psychology, business studies, general studies, PE
[Insert word] Studies
I don't understand why people are saying that languages or maths are the most respected though.
Just of interest wondering what people thought the 5 most respected A-Levels are and what the least respected 5 A-Levels are?
asking in here you're only going to get a peer assessment - the opinions of people who are about to take/are taking or have recently taken A levels...the people you really should ask are admissions tutors at universities, A level teachers, staff recruiters for large companies/CBI etc etc etc - not many of those people actually post on TSR...
Least respected: Dance, General Studies, Health and Social Care, Leisure Studies, Travel and Tourism
Plus the people who do them tend to be either fluent or really clever so the grade boundries are higher.
(To that person earlier: yeah i do french, german and english combined, i just don't understand why people go ewwwwwwwwwwww, i mean what's with the whole bio, chem, phys, maths and further maths thing - nightmare!!!)
But yeah, languages are the best anyway :P
Languages are flippin hard! Not only do you have to endure the torture of speaking exams :O but you also have to know sooooooooooooooo much about the country/ies that speak that language, hence including loads of history, politics etc, you have to learn loads of grammar, words that you've never even heard of in english let alone the foreign language, and you're expected to read around the subject loads.