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    (Original post by LamantChenille)
    Fair enough! What did you swap to?


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    Biology :facepalm:

    Which was just rote learning

    Should have done Economics. But no, Biology was best for me, but just the AS is sufficient :lol: dropped that **** asap
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    Politics is another piss easy...well the AS is baby work and A2 a bit complex

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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I just found the content was identical to GCSE, and I was writing rubbish essays but apparently full marks worthy. So I dropped it, and switched.

    OMG my twin sister keeps saying the same thing, she isnt really that smart (all Bs at GCSE) and she gets high Bs at AS and thinks the teacher is marking too nicely..damn wish i did it now
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    Generally anything with the word 'studies' at the end - business, general, media - and other subjects such as P.E. and Health and Social. I can see why the latter might be useful for someone wanting to go into the likes of occupational therapy and nursing, though.
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    Sociology
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    P.E it's such a Btec subject
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    (Original post by Miladrises)
    Sociology
    I've heard its quite difficult at university but at A level its just feminism and domestic abuse (hell), not that I do it
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    Physics , maths,chem and bio
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    (Original post by SubwayLover1)
    Physics , maths,chem and bio
    Why Physics? PH4 and PH5 are amazing?

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    (Original post by Gott)
    I've heard its quite difficult at university but at A level its just feminism and domestic abuse (hell), not that I do it
    In my school there were 15A*'s for sociology and 1 A* for biology.

    Everyone got an A in sociology for AS-level except 4 people (out of 42 students) and only 6A's in biology for AS (out of 35 students)
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    Business Studies.

    Basically, it is primarily 100% commmon sense. Everybody already knows the theory. The only thing Business Studies does it attach a word to what you know.

    Here is one example, I already knew prior to BS that firms would lower prices at certain times of day, or charge certain customers different prices and I knew the logic behind it. All BS did for me was attach the phrase 'price discrimination' to it for me.
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    (Original post by SubwayLover1)
    Physics , maths,chem and bio
    Chem is hard
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    (Original post by lxbsly)
    Business Studies.

    Basically, it is primarily 100% commmon sense. Everybody already knows the theory. The only thing Business Studies does it attach a word to what you know.

    Here is one example, I already knew prior to BS that firms would lower prices at certain times of day, or charge certain customers different prices and I knew the logic behind it. All BS did for me was attach the phrase 'price discrimination' to it for me.
    Surely that's the same for most subjects though? We know most of the theory and things to do with the subject but doing it at A Level teaches us new words and phrases to use that are more correct.


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    (Original post by WilJones138)
    Why Physics? PH4 and PH5 are amazing?

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    (Original post by Gott)
    Chem is hard
    I'm guessing s/he was taking the piss.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I just found the content was identical to GCSE, and I was writing rubbish essays but apparently full marks worthy. So I dropped it, and switched.
    Hello, Mr Fish (or would you prefer another appellation?)

    Was your exam board AQA?
    I am really considering switching Chemistry for Geography ou le français. What were the geography lessons like before you quit?
    And by the way, is Economics A level worth it either?

    Back to topic, I think A Level Sports Studies, Business Studies, Law, and Media Studies is pointless.
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    (Original post by Aleveltimes)
    I'm talking about the revision for the applied science written exam which is part of the A Level (it's not a btec!) and I know for a fact that business studies is not a btec either and there are 4 exams with writing and essays believe it or not!

    If people are so dumb and thick they wouldn't have a place at a sixth form to begin with.


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    At my current sixth form, those courses are BTECs not A-Levels and everyone who takes them tends to have really bad GCSE's. Entry requirements for those courses are usually GCSE grades C in Maths or BTEC passes.
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    If you put in the right amount of effort, the A* for Maths should be one of the easiest A*s to get
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    (Original post by Aleveltimes)
    Surely that's the same for most subjects though? We know most of the theory and things to do with the subject but doing it at A Level teaches us new words and phrases to use that are more correct.


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    Maybe, but it is significantly less obvious in other subjects if that is the case. I genuinely knew pretty much all of the theory for business studies at A Level.

    My other subjects.. I didn't know how to differentiate, I didn't know about the monetary policy committee and what they did, I didn't know light displayed both wave-like and photon properties. I know here I could just be selecting obscure examples. My point is, of course with all subjects, you're already going to know some, but with Business, everyone already seemed to know it all.
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    (Original post by zhang-liao)
    At my current sixth form, those courses are BTECs not A-Levels and everyone who takes them tends to have really bad GCSE's. Entry requirements for those courses are usually GCSE grades C in Maths or BTEC passes.
    If they're BTECs they're not A Levels really then are they that's alls I'm trying to get at. So you can't really say that taking a Business Studies or Applied science A Level is the same as taking a BTEC. Therefore you can't call them easy A Levels.


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    (Original post by Aleveltimes)
    If they're BTECs they're not A Levels really then are they that's alls I'm trying to get at. So you can't really say that taking a Business Studies or Applied science A Level is the same as taking a BTEC. Therefore you can't call them easy A Levels.


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    I understand that but people here are giving examples of BTECs though and I thought you were talking about BTEC Applied Science and BTEC Business Studies
 
 
 
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