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    Hello, I'm planning to take Biology, History, Spanish and English Literature in my A-Levels. I am wondering, since A-Levels are much, much more difficult than GCSE's, if my overall grades will suffer because of the difficulty of these 4 combined subjects?

    My predicted grades in these subjects are B, A*,B,B respectively.
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    (Original post by Lightning.)
    Hello, I'm planning to take Biology, History, Spanish and English Literature in my A-Levels. I am wondering, since A-Levels are much, much more difficult than GCSE's, if my overall grades will suffer because of the difficulty of these 4 combined subjects?

    My predicted grades in these subjects are B, A*,B,B respectively.
    Thank you
    It all depends on you. Do you enjoy them ? Are you good at these subjects ? How was your GCSE grades on these subjects ?
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    I enjoyed history, Spanish and English Lit thorough. Biology, I did enjoy albeit not so much. I don't know my GCSE grades yet because they've not released them yet until next week.
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    It all depends on you. Do you enjoy them ? Are you good at these subjects ? How was your GCSE grades on these subjects ?
    This exactly. You're more likely to do well in subjects that you're interested in. Also, it depends if you can adapt to different exam types. For example, History involve more essays and Biology not so much.
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    i think if they're the 4 subjects you enjoy the most, then you have no other options really. It's all about picking the subjects you're most comfortable with, as they're normally the ones you'll do best in. With hard work you'll be able to cope with the workload of A level's, don't worry about
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    I do biology and history also and the subjects aren't too challenging and very enjoyable. I've been told by close friends English Lit is good, also. You've got a good range of A-levels there and you'll very probably cope just fine. If you work hard they are nothing to worry about!


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    (Original post by Lightning.)
    Hello, I'm planning to take Biology, History, Spanish and English Literature in my A-Levels. I am wondering, since A-Levels are much, much more difficult than GCSE's, if my overall grades will suffer because of the difficulty of these 4 combined subjects?

    My predicted grades in these subjects are B, A*,B,B respectively.
    Thank you
    Out of your subjects, I've just finished doing biology, history and english literature and managed AAB at AS level, and I coped just fine My GCSEs weren't perfect in them either. (A in biology, A in lit, A* in history)

    History and Biology require a good memory, that's probably key. They're really enjoyable though and as long as you work enough you'll be absolutely fine! With history, getting essay technique right is vital; once you've done that you just need to apply your knowledge to the structure. For Biology, past papers are great, you need to get used to the type of questions they ask.

    English Lit isn't massively difficult, just make sure you know the books very well, practice timing as you don't get masses amount of time in the exam. Again, essay technique is really important, as well as learning quotes from the book, critics opinions etc.

    Hope you enjoy them
 
 
 
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