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    Hey, I don't know about anyone else but I think it is really hard to even get a C or a D in an A level never mind an A*. I don't understand how some people seem to think they can just get straight As without doing any work.
    I got three Bs in A2 and I was shocked because last year I got 3 As and a B at AS. My subjects are French, Spanish, Music and Drama. Are they starting to mark harder? p.s I worked way harder this year than last year and still did worse.
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    (Original post by KatzHunter95)
    Hey, I don't know about anyone else but I think it is really hard to even get a C or a D in an A level never mind an A*. I don't understand how some people seem to think they can just get straight As without doing any work.
    I got three Bs in A2 and I was shocked because last year I got 3 As and a B at AS. My subjects are French, Spanish, Music and Drama. Are they starting to mark harder? p.s I worked way harder this year than last year and still did worse.
    Hey,

    Over the last couple of years I think there has been a conscious effort from the exam boards to make the marking a bit stricter. It is normally the top A and A* grades that get the headlines and, hence, from reading that, most people perhaps think that the A-levels are getting easier. You are right though - I had to work really hard for my A-levels and it didn't come easy. I think now-a-days students are more aware of their options and how to tackle exams etc. So, the rise in A grades in the last few years could also be because of this. There are simply too many factors to take into account! Saying that A-levels are getting easier is a bold statement by the media (or indeed anyone else who believes that).

    You're grades are still very good. Sometimes, things don't go to plan - your hard work will pay off somewhere down the line. So don't worry too much (if you're worrying at all). Are you planning on going to university?
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    Hey,

    Over the last couple of years I think there has been a conscious effort from the exam boards to make the marking a bit stricter. It is normally the top A and A* grades that get the headlines and, hence, from reading that, most people perhaps think that the A-levels are getting easier. You are right though - I had to work really hard for my A-levels and it didn't come easy. I think now-a-days students are more aware of their options and how to tackle exams etc. So, the rise in A grades in the last few years could also be because of this. There are simply too many factors to take into account! Saying that A-levels are getting easier is a bold statement by the media (or indeed anyone else who believes that).

    You're grades are still very good. Sometimes, things don't go to plan - your hard work will pay off somewhere down the line. So don't worry too much (if you're worrying at all). Are you planning on going to university?
    Thanks. Yea I still got accepted to my firm choice to do languages. It's just so frustrating when I worked so hard and didn't get the A grades. :/ I even got a D in a module! :O Doesn't seem fair when I tried so hard.
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    (Original post by superduper9)
    Hey,

    Over the last couple of years I think there has been a conscious effort from the exam boards to make the marking a bit stricter. It is normally the top A and A* grades that get the headlines and, hence, from reading that, most people perhaps think that the A-levels are getting easier. You are right though - I had to work really hard for my A-levels and it didn't come easy. I think now-a-days students are more aware of their options and how to tackle exams etc. So, the rise in A grades in the last few years could also be because of this. There are simply too many factors to take into account! Saying that A-levels are getting easier is a bold statement by the media (or indeed anyone else who believes that).

    You're grades are still very good. Sometimes, things don't go to plan - your hard work will pay off somewhere down the line. So don't worry too much (if you're worrying at all). Are you planning on going to university?

    (Original post by KatzHunter95)
    Thanks. Yea I still got accepted to my firm choice to do languages. It's just so frustrating when I worked so hard and didn't get the A grades. :/ I even got a D in a module! :O Doesn't seem fair when I tried so hard.
    They aren't easier and anyone that thinks so is deluded.
 
 
 
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