A-Levels in order of difficulty

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Which subjects do you think are the hardest/easiest?

Make a list starting with the hardest which decreases in difficulty
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Which subjects do you think are the hardest/easiest?

Make a list starting with the hardest and decreasing in difficulty.
Sigh...this has been done so many times. It depends.

For example most people would rank Physics or Chemistry at the top and something like essay subjects at the bottom.
In between you'll have economics, geography etc

But many essay subjects like politics (at A2 level anyway) (excluding general studies which is rubbish and unis don't accept as A levels) tend to get disregarded far to easily, it takes skill to write clearly and coherently under timed pressure and many people that are say good at maths and science will struggle to do that, and vice versa.

I hope this doesn't turn into a let me glorify my subject thread and undermine others as has been done on so many occasions.
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It will depend on the person. I do maths, French and geography. I'd say maths is the hardest, and French and geography are about equal - they have their own levels of difficulties. You can't really compare subjects because they're so different.


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Depends on the individual.

For me:

Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Further Maths
Maths



































General Studies
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Personally based on what my school provides and how I'd cope:

Hardest is purely based on how hard it'd be for me to get an A/B grade in it, hardest to easiest:



Design Technology
Art
Spanish
French,
Drama,
Photography,
Computer studies
Music Tech,
English Language,
Philosophy,
Music,
,History,
, Sociology,
English Literature, ,
PE,
Economics,

Psychology
Physics
Further Maths,

General Studies,
Chemistry ,
Biology
Geography
Maths

Bolded are A-levels I took. Underlines are A-levels I dropped.
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Chemistry (because of the actual subject/topics) or Art (because of the amount of work that needs to be put in)
Maths
Biology
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(Original post by Sycopation)
Personally based on what my school provides and how I'd cope:

Hardest is purely based on how hard it'd be for me to get an A/B grade in it, hardest to easiest:



Design Technology
Art
Spanish
French,
Drama,
Photography,
Computer studies
Music Tech,
English Language,
Philosophy,
Music,
,History,
, Sociology,
English Literature, ,
PE,
Economics,

Psychology
Physics
Further Maths,

General Studies,
Chemistry ,
Biology
Geography
Maths

Bolded are A-levels I took. Underlines are A-levels I dropped.
Interesting order! you're evidently more of a Sciency person. I would expected to see things like PE, General studies and Sociology further down the list. They're considered soft A levels so it's interesting how you see the harder ones to actually be easier!
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A level sport may be considered soft but I found it a 100 times harder than history which is suppose to be a more academic subject.....


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Generally the "softer" the subject, the harder it is to get an A/A* and the easier it is to a B or below.

It's relatively easy to get A* in the sciences given sufficient effort. At least about A* maths want particularly impressive to be honest.

Id probably rank history as my most respected and but I don't even do the subject.
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A level Japanese was the single most difficult thing i've done in my life. I'd say the only subject harder would be mandarin chinese, where nationals struggle to get higher than a B in AS

i'm a science and mathsy person. Got an A in A' level Japanese as a british national. (after millions of hours of time and effort though)


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Every sngle person has an own order, but that is mine: Latin comes first, then German and last but not least History.
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There's no difficulty its about your own strengths. I myself can get an A for history a level however got a C for GCSE maths, put me in any science or maths class I'll just sit there looking like a noob xD but my friend got an A* for a level maths and for his critical thinking a level which is supposed to be one of the easiest a level he got an E.

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Can people stop this BS, chemistry on aggregate is much harder than sociology. It's unfair on chemistry students to say that an A is chemistry is worth as much as an A in sociology, there is a reason why university's value harder subjects more, its because they say allot more about the academic rigour of the candidate.

I did

Chemistry
History
Economics
Sociology
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(Original post by abc95)
There's no difficulty its about your own strengths. I myself can get an A for history a level however got a C for GCSE maths, put me in any science or maths class I'll just sit there looking like a noob xD but my friend got an A* for a level maths and for his critical thinking a level which is supposed to be one of the easiest a level he got an E.

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Yes but we are talking about what is easiest/hardest on aggregate, furthermore I couldn't care less about what your friend got, its one anecdote among st a sea of students.
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Out of mine, from easiest to hardest:

English Literature
History
Biology

Don't find any of them particularly difficult though, I'm just better at essay subjects.

The hardest for me would be Maths/Further Maths/Physics
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I'm sure I'd find subjects like Sciences and Maths a lot easier than Art, DT etc...
So, for me, I'd say subjects demand different skills so they couldn't be ranked in order, unless separated into categories (eg. sciences, essay subjects, arts)
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From hardest to easiest in terms of the subject I have for AS

Physics
Biology
Mathematics
ICT
Polish
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for me
Biology (find content easy, but crap in exams)
maths
chemistry
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Hardest to Easiest:

Maths
Biology
English Literature
Chemistry

However I think this is more the general order of which subjects I like the most, the easiest subjects being my favourite. I think there is a strong correlation between how much you are interested in the subject and how easy you find that subject.



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Hardest to easiest: (that I've done)

Further Maths (surprised how few people have said this)
Chemistry
Physics
Literature
Maths

Completely depends on how a person is inclined to think though.



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