Basically i just wanted to know how hard alevels are because everyone says the step is so huge, especially in History! I just wanted to know your guys opinions on how you found it, and what advice you could give for us new AS students
It's harder to get an A/A* at A Level for sure but content-wise, as long as you put the effort into it, it's not too difficult as long as you picked the right subjects. I just entered my A2 year and it does get harder at A2 though since you have to remember AS material as well as learn the A2 material. I take Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
Probably. I personally don't know as I have just started them this week, but if everyone says they are difficult, there probably is something that they know and we don't.
But I still don't believe the people that say things like "hurr durr you need to revise each subject at least an hour a day to get a good result hurr". That would be insane.
My plan is to pay attention in class, keep track of the content I will be doing in my subjects, revise each subjects for about 2 hours each week, and most importantly try my best.
And I believe that is enough to give me the results I want to.
They are definitely alot harder than GCSE's but it still more than possible to do fantastically if you are willing to put in the effort. It is certainly true that A levels are alot less forgiving for those who aren't willing to do the work. Im a prime example. AS level year, i put in alot of effort and ended that year with 5A's. This made me cocky, i did no work in year 13, and finished with 4bs and one A at a level, achieving cs and ds in all bar one exam. So whilst the step up is quite big, the correlation is alot stronger between work level and results, so in a sense they are alot fairer. So if you put in the work, you'll do great.
I didn't find them too hard..
As long as you put in the required hours they shouldn't be too difficult at all.
They're not that bad. You just have to be ready for them and know what to expect. I didn't do that well at AS so I worked (a tiny bit) harder at A2. While they're not that difficult (just lots and lots of content) they generally make your life hell xD. I didn't enjoy them at all - except English - I liked writing essays.