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    In aspects such as: difficulty, interest, workload, amount of practicals, enjoyable etc?
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    (Original post by Spelly456)
    In aspects such as: difficulty, interest, workload, amount of practicals, enjoyable etc?
    I did AS chemistry and A2 physics (as well as maths and further a2!)

    The content is a lot more interesting.

    Amount of practicals will depend on your school/college, but you have to do some assessed practical work.

    Very much enjoyable. I really enjoyed A2 physics! I found AS chemistry difficult but I still enjoyed learning it.

    Difficulty is subjective. I found chemistry really hard and physics a lot easier, but some people might disagree!


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    In aspects such as: difficulty, interest, workload, amount of practicals, enjoyable etc?
    Obviously they're more difficult - they're A Levels! But because they're more difficult, they're also more enjoyable. You're learning real science, rather than learning reaction conditions off by heart.
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    There's far more application of knowledge, what I mean is you will use your understanding on practicals and 'how science works' question. The questions aren't as straight forward like in GCSE.
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    Thanks guys! I was beginning to get a bit fed up of the rote learning which is mainly what the IGCSE sciences involve and so just wanted some opinions on the A Levels. I'm glad that you learn "real science" in them :cool:.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    There's far more application of knowledge, what I mean is you will use your understanding on practicals and 'how science works' question. The questions aren't as straight forward like in GCSE.
    Surely that makes you think more and so is more enjoyable, rather than essentially just being a parrot?
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    (Original post by Spelly456)
    Surely that makes you think more and so is more enjoyable, rather than essentially just being a parrot?
    I never stated it as a bad thing... but there are some unrelated questions they ask you, which sounds a bit stupid and require common sense but are usually the hardest question on the paper. those are the bad bits.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    I never stated it as a bad thing... but there are some unrelated questions they ask you, which sounds a bit stupid and require common sense but are usually the hardest question on the paper. those are the bad bits.
    I know you didn't say that, I was just asking a question. I guess they could get frustrating at times but it's just part of doing science. Anyway, thanks for your comments.
 
 
 
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