Hardest A-Levels POLL Watch

Poll: Which of these A-levels do you find relatively hard?
Biology (18)
12%
Business Studies (3)
2%
Chemistry (41)
27.33%
Economics (3)
2%
English Language (2)
1.33%
English Literature (4)
2.67%
Foreign Languages (10)
6.67%
Further Mathematics (48)
32%
Geography (5)
3.33%
Government & Politics (1)
0.67%
ICT (3)
2%
Latin (5)
3.33%
Philosophy (4)
2.67%
Psychology (3)
2%
Religious Studies (0)
0%
Psychology (0)
0%
Hanse21
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Which of these A-level subjects do you relatively find the hardest?
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Languages defo, especially when your not a native of the chosen language!
Then i would say the sciences and maths, but i wouldnt say business to be completely honest!
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Physics isn't on the list would say that out of all, but i chose chemistry. Languages would say are tough aswell
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Physics by far.
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Where's physics? Where's music? Where's art?

seriously, OP.....
OP's post says "Which of these A-level subjects do you relatively find the hardest?"

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Harder in what sense?

There are some subjects which are easier to get an A in, but much more difficult to get an A* in.

In some subjects it comes more down to working hard, whereas in others if you're not good enough you will struggle.

Four different measures of difficulty, which produce wildly different results.

If we're talking work and talent required to achieve an A*, I'd say languages/music/art.

If we're talking hard work required to get an A, then it might be a subject with a heavy coursework focus e.g. Engineering, or perhaps subjects with a lot of content like History/Biology.

Just picking the "most difficult" subject is pretty uninformative and depends entirely on the type of student.
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surprisingly chemistry is one of my easiest subjects dunno all this commotion
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Harder in what sense?

There are some subjects which are easier to get an A in, but much more difficult to get an A* in.

In some subjects it comes more down to working hard, whereas in others if you're not good enough you will struggle.

Four different measures of difficulty, which would produce wildly different results.
The biggest factor IMO is what the person is good at. So much emphasis is put on Chemistry, Maths etc as the hardest subjects, but I find them WAY easier than if I'd have to do any essay-based subjects such as Lit or Lang. I can't draw for crap, so I'd probably fail at Art etc.

One of the reasons certain subjects are said to be more difficult that others is probably because the subject is easy at GCSE due to such small content, easy papers and generous mark schemes and then they take it up at A-Level, don't work, and fail. Biology and Chemistry are good examples of this.
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Personally, I have the most respect for languages (at A level anyway.)
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how is ICT up there but not physics?
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Probably further maths, personally I think the average student would find chemistry easier. (Based on the poll since FM and Chem are close)
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op's post says "which of these a-level subjects do you relatively find the hardest?"

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well that ain't good enough!
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You put Psychology twice but not Physics? :s
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Where's history?
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I like how you purposely put psychology instead of physics. Your thread got my attention.
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well that ain't good enough!
Good enough for what? What makes a post 'good enough'?This is OP's question, he's asking which, of the given A-Levels provided, are the hardest, not which are the hardest A-Levels out there if every single subject were taken into consideration.

In your post you clearly did not understand that.
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Tie between a foreign language (for obvious reasons) and chemistry. God I hate that subject
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Geography is meant to be REALLY hard to learn for with all the facts
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From the subjects I actually study I picked Further Maths. However, if I was taking any humanities subjects/ english/ languages (which I don't do because I'm not very good at them, don't enjoy them, and find them HARD) my answer would probably change. But I can't say now that English would be the hardest because I don't study it so don't actually know...
This poll is always going to be skewed by the number of people doing each subject too.
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Good enough for what? What makes a post 'good enough'?This is OP's question, he's asking which, of the given A-Levels provided, are the hardest, not which are the hardest A-Levels out there if every single subject were taken into consideration.

In your post you clearly did not understand that.
sorry, was a joke... I'll go to my bedroom now, dad
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