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    How hard is it to get an A/A* at A-Level?
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    Not that much.

    People over exaggerate.

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    I found the jump from GCSE to A-Level more difficult than the jump from A-Level to degree, much like my teachers at the time said I would.
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    It's exactly 4.8264826547926 times harder
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    Depends on what subjects you want to do but if you are looking at Chemistry, Biology or Maths then I would say much more detail, much more practice required, much more time required to study a full unit, exam papers become much more specific so you really have to know exactly what to write.

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    To be honest, I felt no jump from GCSE to A Level. But I definitely felt the jump from A Levels to degree level.


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    Not as bad as people say. I've found a level easier than gcse in fact!! I've dropped from 11 subjects to 4, and I have a lot more time and less stress
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    GCSE is like, wow these exams are a mild inconvenience, I guess I should probably flick through my revision guide and maybe do a past paper? Whereas a-levels are more like, wow I wonder when my next mental breakdown over this subject is going to be, it's been a few days so I'm probably due another one.
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    (Original post by missfats)
    Not that much.

    People over exaggerate.

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    No they don't. Not everyone is academically intelligent.

    I fount it hard since before starting AS I had never studied properly, so studying was so new to me that I didn't even know what I was doing.
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    Depends on the subjects you take but for the one's i did i didn't find it too much of a jump. If you enjoy your subjects too it'll help as if you don't like a subject and its got harder, you may be less inclined to study for it. I say that because i revised alot for GCSE too so doing the same for A Level for a given, whereas those who didn't for GCSE didn't for A Level either and found it very difficult. Basically if you do your work and actually put effort into revise then it's not much harder to grasp. Structure of exams were different but practicing that gets you used to it the same way GCSE did. If you don't mess about and ask for help if needed then you'll be fine. Teachers at A Level are far more approachable and want to help, in previous years we were constantly getting told at how the teacher was busy with A level classes during exam time, you're now the priority so make use of the help
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    I didn't struggle with the transition from GCSE to A-Level too much. There was a lot more information to remember, but I don't think the difference was as big as people kept telling me it was.
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    I am actually (weirdly) studying several IGCSEs and 4 AS levels right now, and I reckon that the difference is in how you need to think for yourself to get the top grades.

    GCSE is pretty much memorising stuff. If you do that at A-level, you might even get a C. But to get the top grades you need to develop your own opinions and strong arguments about things, as opposed to regurgitating what you read in a book.

    It is harder, but by no means impossible.
 
 
 
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