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    (Original post by hdaindak)
    Absolute bull I'd like to see you try to get an a level in it

    (Original post by I Procrastinate)
    :rofl:
    This is so true for GCSE, but for A-levels we are not supposed to go in so much analysis.

    I wouldn't say it is easy. :unimpressed:

    I'm going to study Chemistry at University - I did AS-level English Literature and got an A, so I'm fairly qualified for my original comment. Though I admit I focused on a narrow aspect of the subject that undermines the course as a whole. (Though I did drop it for A2!)
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    (Original post by Dylann)
    I'm going to study Chemistry at University - I did AS-level English Literature and got an A, so I'm fairly qualified for my original comment. Though I admit I focused on a narrow aspect of the subject that undermines the course as a whole. (Though I did drop it for A2!)
    It's very hard to do well in it because there is a very specific set of guidelines that you have to follow
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    Politics & IR yup

    Deciding between Birmingham and Nottingham as my firm.

    Also have offers from Lancaster, Royal Holloway and Kent.

    You?
    Oh wow snap, I'm in yr 12 now but If I get my target grades I want to apply for Politcs with Economics BSc at Bath, History and Politics at Warwick, Exeter and LSE and Politics at Durham

    I saw that you did Greek GCSE, are you Greek or was it just an option you took?


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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    Oh wow snap, I'm in yr 12 now but If I get my target grades I want to apply for Politcs with Economics BSc at Bath, History and Politics at Warwick, Exeter and LSE and Politics at Durham

    I saw that you did Greek GCSE, are you Greek or was it just an option you took?


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    Sounds great! Good luck

    Just an option I took.

    What other subjects are you taking?
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    Sounds great! Good luck

    Just an option I took.

    What other subjects are you taking?
    History, Economics, Geography and Gov & Pol


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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    History, Economics, Geography and Gov & Pol


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    I'm taking Econ and pol too! Dropped history last year.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    I'm taking Econ and pol too! Dropped history last year.
    I like it but History definitely isn't for everyone, it's all about the course!


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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    I like it but History definitely isn't for everyone, it's all about the course!


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    I loved History! Really miss it

    But it was between History and Economics, and I finslly decided I prefer economics just that slight more.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    I loved History! Really miss it

    But it was between History and Economics, and I finslly decided I prefer economics just that slight more.
    Tough call, what was your other subject?


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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    Tough call, what was your other subject?


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    ICT, yes yes I know that's my 'easy subject' but due to various reasons I kinda had to continue with it
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    ICT, yes yes I know that's my 'easy subject' but due to various reasons I kinda had to continue with it
    Fair enough


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    Personally, english language (I know at some schools, english lit and lang are combined, mine isn't XD) .. Anyone with a grade D in English lang can do it, it's just the creative writing that require more attention and applying terminology. Someone in my class said "It's like Psychology without the brains"
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    People obviously need to take them for themselves to realise the work that is really involved. People reckon that you get so many days and time off and you have no afterschool study or stress. I do as much work if not more that some people taking A levels. Why do people get good jobs and can get into high universities with these qualifications then?
    I'm not disputing that A levels are difficult but you can do good in the exam and get a good grade on the course whereas BTEC is based around everyday
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    (Original post by HayleyANich)
    I study Business Studies as a BTEC Extended Diploma, and I think it's disgusting the way some people are talking about the subject and the qualifications. I came out of GCSE's with everything B's, including four A*'s. I did one year of A a Levels, doing well but realising they weren't for me. I now study the BTEC, which is 18 units spread over two years. I tell you know it is not easy. I can make the comparison because I have done AS Levels.

    The content is much more diverse, you learn better and there are things you don't realise apply to these situation. Could you seriously write an entire recruitment pack, talk about accounting ratios, speak about business ethics and assess corporate manslaughter legislation as common sense?

    BTEC's are EQUIVALENT to A Levels, they are coursework based, but they are not easy.

    I know you didn't specifically speak about BTEC but some people did and I hope they read this.




    Also this forum IS the joke! You want to belittle peoples interests, shows how mature and ready for uni you are.


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    I couldn't agree with this comment more really. People should try taking them and then they can comment. I am not disputing that A levels are difficult but the fact of the matter is that so is BTEC. No subject is easy it just depends on the individual person. A levels are based more around learning the information and depends more about the day of the exam but BTEC depends around the whole year.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    No no, you have it all wrong.

    Clearly the coat represents the burdens he carries with him every day. With each rain drop adding to its weight, he needs to discard it in order to be free.
    OMG fish hahahaha loololololol
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    History is a joke almost everyone at school got A* without studying. Business economics is also a joke.

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    [QUOTE=AsandaLFC;52902953]History is a joke almost everyone at school got A* without studying. Business economics is also a joke.

    Swear history's really hard?


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    (Original post by AsandaLFC)
    History is a joke almost everyone at school got A* without studying. Business economics is also a joke.

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    Nonsense, sure it might not be the hardest subject there is, but you don't get an A* at A Level in it without studying, someone's having you on :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by dale_b_1996)
    They are... and we wonder why we have so many people claiming benefits and not getting a good job or any job at all when they are getting ****ty qualifications like this.
    Seriously?
    I've done both A levels and a BTEC and they're both hard in their own way. Especially for nursing etc, a BTEC is far more favoured over A levels, you try and get into university with no practical experience, it's near impossible.
    Unless you've done both, don't start deciding what's hard and what's not.


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    (Original post by Mitzi_Holley)
    Seriously?
    I've done both A levels and a BTEC and they're both hard in their own way. Especially for nursing etc, a BTEC is far more favoured over A levels, you try and get into university with no practical experience, it's near impossible.
    Unless you've done both, don't start deciding what's hard and what's not.


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    Not only that BTECs are much better for people going straight into work as they are a vocational qualification and very employable, the user you quoted clearly has no idea :P
 
 
 
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