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    I'm staying at my school and beginning English Lit, History, Music and Latin A levels. Can anyone give me some information on how A level is a step up from GCSE and the kind of work I can expect?
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    (Original post by icandigelvis)
    I'm staying at my school and beginning English Lit, History, Music and Latin A levels. Can anyone give me some information on how A level is a step up from GCSE and the kind of work I can expect?
    I didn't take your subjects, but until someone who did comes along:

    I got good grades at GCSE and still found A Level a step up, especially in French, but that's pretty normal. Don't be freaked out by it, because you do soon adjust and you wonder what you did before free periods!

    I found I got more independent work, we'd be set grammar exercises or research tasks, and though they never knew if we did them, if we didn't then it was our grade we were ruining!
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    (Original post by icandigelvis)
    I'm staying at my school and beginning English Lit, History, Music and Latin A levels. Can anyone give me some information on how A level is a step up from GCSE and the kind of work I can expect?
    I did Music. I enjoyed it more at A level than GCSE.
 
 
 
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