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    (Original post by Vixen47)
    My psychology department needs to get fired. Too many students averaged on Es and Us for this January's paper.

    What did they do to get an entire department fired?
    well partly because 88% of the year failed and because they just weren't teaching us anything they were useless... one got escorted off the premises :rolleyes:
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    Biology grrr should have done German! Science is not my strong point!
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    Philosophy. . . AS was ok but A2 is as dry as ghandis flip flop
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    Further maths. I like maths, but really regret taking the second A2 too - it's so much work and not relevant to what I want to do after school at all.
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    Maths. I got a U in my January exam, resat it in summer and got an E, but I got U's in my other two exams.
    Overall U
    Totally pointless
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    Art for sure.

    I came into the subject with such love and excitement about being able to be 'creative', sure I got to do stuff I like, but the workload really puts a damper on things, it was by far the most time consuming subject of all my A-levels, it just ruined the subject for me, art wasn't fun anymore, it became a chore. Then I ended picking a course at uni that wasn't even remotely related to art, so its like all those hours, late nights with no sleep to finish coursework, were all for nothing. Anyone else know this feel?
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    Media Studies. Only did it because I couldn't hack Maths. Worst decision of my life, 2 years wasted on pointless crap that I will never have to use. I'm actually embarrassed to put it on my CV.


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    Biology didn't especially need to do it for medicine, and probably would've enjoyed Further Maths more.
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    English Lit, because as lots of other people have said it's as dull as watching paint dry. And history, I really enjoy the content but there is just so much to learn it's crazy!
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    Psychology.
    My school actually didn't have a psychology teacher so we had a one hour lecture once a week with a distance teacher via webcam and she was awful. She told us not to use the textbook even though we needed the information in it to complete the work she set. She got fired at the end of the year and they have a new teacher now who is supposedly pretty good. Maybe I should have kept it but I didn't really need 5 A2's (one is gen studies).
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    Business Studies. Almost counts as a -1 subject for wherever I've applied. Was actually quite a bit of work, but gave me nothing for life and has worked against me going to university.
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    (Original post by James A)
    Exactly, they should instead ask more questions about the actual biology (hence testing your knowledge of biology and not application)!

    I doubt uni exams have loads of application questions !

    Edexcel Chemistry is a good spec IMO.
    True, especially as they like to seemingly make up the most contrived scenario they could possibly think up. If they took a real case study from somewhere and asked questions about it, then it wouldn't be too bad - and it would probably be more interesting too.

    I really hope they don't!

    Ah, I'm on OCR for chemistry, and they're okay. I'm just glad I'm not on AQA for it like I am for biology and politics.
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    Further Maths, basically don't take it unless you want to do something very maths related at uni. I like maths but it's so much work and we have so much content to cover that the lessons go so insanely fast that most of us can't keep up
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    English Language by far. It's completely different to what the teachers had told me when I was deciding. Incredibly boring, not to an intellectually high standard and just so pointless. Got a C at AS cause I did literally nothing in class.
    I should have chosen psychology or maths really


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    I wish i took comuting instead of economics i find economics so boring
    i do maths further maths and physics.
    i am defonatly dropping economics next year should i consider doing an as in computing?
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    (Original post by Gummibaerchen)
    well partly because 88% of the year failed and because they just weren't teaching us anything they were useless... one got escorted off the premises :rolleyes:

    This makes me wish I could escort my psychology teacher of the premises.
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    (Original post by iheartdjokovic)
    Further Maths, basically don't take it unless you want to do something very maths related at uni. I like maths but it's so much work and we have so much content to cover that the lessons go so insanely fast that most of us can't keep up
    how is further maths differnt to normal maths ? do you use any revison resources like mymaths ?
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    Maths. I hated it at GCSE but found it easy so carried it on. I was not prepared for the jump in difficulty and to compact the difficulty I didn't do much work - which was a continuation pretty much all of my five years at secondary school. That said, I realised very early on it was a mistake and so it didn't really distract me and I've since dropped it.

    I am however worried about my English Language. The whole english department at my school is awful and I'm not that interested in any of the modules outside of the language change one. That said it's been useful alongside my German and I'd like to maybe do a few electives to do with linguistics at uni so it's worth the total incompetency in the long run I guess!
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    Philosophy and Ethics, bah!
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    (Original post by Midnight1811)
    how is further maths differnt to normal maths ? do you use any revison resources like mymaths ?
    My school does it kind of weirdly; I'm in Year 12 but cos I'm doing FM I do an A2 module (C3 if that means anything to you) this year and that's the one I'm having problems with, the actual FM bit (FP1) is fine! It's conceptually kind of strange at first (matrices, complex numbers etc.) but it's alright once you get your head round it personally I tend to just use past papers to revise from (not that I've really started revising yet )
 
 
 
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