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    (Original post by Jasey)
    Think it's pretty rude to describe subjects as 'a joke' just because you think it's above your own intellectual realm, people have their own aptitude and interests so who is anyone to mock what they choose to learn lol. Sorry to be the guy taking the moral high ground but this thread exposes a lot of educational elitism which is plain rude
    You say that like there isn't elitism on this site *cough* stem snobbery *cough*

    I found maths very hard, but chemistry and biology were no problem. I agree with you, everyone excels in different subjects and to think that certain subjects give you an intellectual advantage compared to others is pathetic.

    Not everyone is the prestigious A*-of-everything know it all who takes pride in thinking they are Gods gift :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Aleveltimes)
    Guess it was just communication! I think that's the problem (not just on here), people see a BTEC grade and think that a real Business studies A Level is of the same difficulty because nobody bothers to be correct in their descriptions.


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    (Original post by Jasey)
    Think it's pretty rude to describe subjects as 'a joke' just because you think it's above your own intellectual realm, people have their own aptitude and interests so who is anyone to mock what they choose to learn lol. Sorry to be the guy taking the moral high ground but this thread exposes a lot of educational elitism which is plain rude
    Kind of true because I remember doing AS Sociology and I got a D and most people describe that subject as a joke.
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    (Original post by futuremedic19)
    I completely agree with you !!
    (I've acheived all my A levels and on a gap year btw)

    I did Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Business Studies all at A2 and acheived all A*s and A's.

    I can honestly say that A level Business studies is Extremely useful in practical life and is by no means a joke. Everything is a business and having good knowledge of business concepts (e.g. Motivation of workforce/ Business structure/ Effects of inflation or interest rates on business's and consumers etc..) all these help you better understand the world/news better and help a lot in practical life.

    I also completely agree with you in that you have to apply good Maths skills e.g for the finance questions and obviously good English for the big essays.

    However the people who take Business studies generally tend to be less academically minded than those who take the science subjects. (Don't mean it in a rude way)

    But your right in order to access the higher grades you need to work your a** off as I think only 3% get A* at A2 business. Which is really low.

    What boards are you on ??
    You want to be a doctor? I've not met anyone that's taken the same A level combination as myself and is interested in medicine.

    I'm on AQA for business studies and always have been, ever since gcse. I'm aiming for an A* in business studies and in hope I'll get it because my teacher is just an amazing person and has always encouraged me to aim high and achieve.

    You should message me if you want to talk some more about it all!






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    (Original post by LadyEcliptic)
    You say that like there isn't elitism on this site *cough* stem snobbery *cough*

    I found maths very hard, but chemistry and biology were no problem. I agree with you, everyone excels in different subjects and to think that certain subjects give you an intellectual advantage compared to others is pathetic.

    Not everyone is the prestigious A*-of-everything know it all who takes pride in thinking they are Gods gift :rolleyes:
    Mentioned earlier everyone has different abilities/motivation/opinions and idiosyncratic views.

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    (Original post by fudgecake22)
    Mentioned earlier everyone has different abilities/motivation/opinions and idiosyncratic views.

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    Im well aware of that.
    Ive done stem and non stem subjects and I'd have to say, non stem took up a lot more of my time.

    But it's unfair to put science subjects above the rest.. In my opinion.
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    (Original post by LadyEcliptic)
    Im well aware of that.
    Ive done stem and non stem subjects and I'd have to say, non stem took up a lot more of my time.

    But it's unfair to put science subjects above the rest.. In my opinion.
    Fair enough

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    (Original post by LadyEcliptic)
    You say that like there isn't elitism on this site *cough* stem snobbery *cough*

    I found maths very hard, but chemistry and biology were no problem. I agree with you, everyone excels in different subjects and to think that certain subjects give you an intellectual advantage compared to others is pathetic.

    Not everyone is the prestigious A*-of-everything know it all who takes pride in thinking they are Gods gift :rolleyes:
    It's weird that there's elitism within elitism on here, everyone's concerned with being the best... Like with stem, biology is seen as bottom of the pile and further maths at the top but hell hath no fury if you're studying maths at Oxford and not Cambridge because maths at Oxford is so easy paha
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    (Original post by Jasey)
    It's weird that there's elitism within elitism on here, everyone's concerned with being the best... Like with stem, biology is seen as bottom of the pile and further maths at the top but hell hath no fury if you're studying maths at Oxford and not Cambridge because maths at Oxford is so easy paha
    And if you're not at Trinity... Well you might as well be studying at a Met.
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    Maths.
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    Citizenship studies?

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    The intellectual snobbery on display here makes me want to vomit.

    Have any of you actually PASSED your A-Levels yet? Because someone with a so-called "joke" A-Level is more qualified than someone who has failed :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Ollie231213)
    The intellectual snobbery on display here makes me want to vomit.

    Have any of you actually PASSED your A-Levels yet? Because someone with a so-called "joke" A-Level is more qualified than someone who has failed :rolleyes:
    I agree!

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    I made this thread and have done all my 4 A levels. A*-B grades

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    (Original post by Ollie231213)
    The intellectual snobbery on display here makes me want to vomit.

    Have any of you actually PASSED your A-Levels yet? Because someone with a so-called "joke" A-Level is more qualified than someone who has failed :rolleyes:
    Agreed.
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    I really don't understand the hate towards BTEC, they really are a good standard of qualification and the one I took has prepared me very well for uni all the theory learnt on the btec in IT is effectively being repeated in my lectures for CompSci

    I have heard similar for Engineering as well
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    I really don't understand the hate towards BTEC, they really are a good standard of qualification and the one I took has prepared me very well for uni all the theory learnt on the btec in IT is effectively being repeated in my lectures for CompSci

    I have heard similar for Engineering as well
    Good for you..you're clearly proud of your achievement

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    (Original post by fudgecake22)
    Good for you..you're clearly proud of your achievement

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    Can't tell if you're being sarcastic :P
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    (Original post by Ollie231213)
    The intellectual snobbery on display here makes me want to vomit.

    Have any of you actually PASSED your A-Levels yet? Because someone with a so-called "joke" A-Level is more qualified than someone who has failed :rolleyes:

    Yes, I passed my A-Levels and I am at University...

    I am not calling any subjects a joke in terms of their easiness or silliness. No A-Levels are easy. They all require work to obtain a good grade. The subject I called a joke was because of the poor structure of the syllabus, the lack of depth. Yes, I understand at A-Level you cannot go into too much detail, but I think the subject would have been far superior had it sacrificed some material in exchange for delving deeper into certain areas. As there was certainly way too much material with absolutely no depth whatsoever. To me, it seemed as though we were being taught to become a dictionary for the subject, only being taught definitions, rather than learning to understand.
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    (Original post by Walt_14)
    I'm guessing s/he was taking the piss.
    Correct.
 
 
 
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