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    I have heard that there isn't much difference between the difficulty of an a level in psychology and a degree, there's just more to learn. Can any body tell me if that's true?
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    (Original post by F.louise)
    I have heard that there isn't much difference between the difficulty of an a level in psychology and a degree, there's just more to learn. Can any body tell me if that's true?
    As you progress, of course it'll be harder. That's the point. However, it won't be a dramatic change and you'll be eased in to it. Don't worry!
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    You have less given to you - more reading and independent study to do. Plus it's less formulaic than the A Level (in a good way - less ticking boxes).
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    It also depends somewhat on what University you go to, and how much you enjoy it!
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    I've never done psychology at A-level, but as a Biology student I get to choose some psychology optional modules and I can safely say they're very, very easy. Psychology students somehow also appear to be more dedicated to work than students in my course for some reason.
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    This depends on what level you're working at. If you go through A levels getting Cs and Bs, then go to university and aim to pass/get a 2.2, then it's probably about the same level of difficulty.

    If you get As and A*s at A level, and want to get a 1st class degree, you're going to really notice the difficulty increase between A level and Uni. It will be much harder.
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    I didn't really notice the change from getting A*s at A level to solid 2.1s at uni, although you have to put more work in, you will probably enjoy it more, as someone else mentioned, uni work is a lot less formulaic and not about ticking boxes which i found boring. If you want to get a first then you really need to self-motivate yourself alot (much more so than a level!). Also which uni you are at may make a difference!
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    is psychology harder than RE at a level ?
 
 
 
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