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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    Psychology is NOT A JOKE! It's a social science based on scientific research. And it's actually quite hard - it's rated as one of the hardest subjects at A-level.
    No it's not. It's not even a facilitating subject.

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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.
    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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    (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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    It is interesting hearing other peoples opinions.

    I think you misunderstand my point because I went on to criticise the lack of depth in the Business A-Level, which is the reasoning behind why I called it a joke. So no, I cannot talk about some of the things you mentioned because of the lack of depth. But yes, I can get an A in Business A-Level with no revision. Had I revised I am going to assume I would have gotten an A*.

    My friend failed A-Levels first year, strayed on but switched to BTEC Business Management. So a similar situation to yourself. His opinion is that the BTEC is more depth than the A-Level, I guess because you are only studying one subject this time, anyway he also says it is easier though.
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    (Original post by Dylann)
    English Literature.

    "The man was wearing a coat"

    Teacher: The man is selfish and self-obsessed and only looks out for himself. The coat is a metaphor for a shield of his dark soul.

    Author: It was ****ing raining so he wore a coat.
    .

    I completely disagree, English Literature is not an easy subject due to the sheer fact that you have to KNOW what the examiners expect from you, it's so easy to fail English simply because you didn't explore a particular concept enough.
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    (Original post by lxbsly)
    It is interesting hearing other peoples opinions.

    I think you misunderstand my point because I went on to criticise the lack of depth in the Business A-Level, which is the reasoning behind why I called it a joke. So no, I cannot talk about some of the things you mentioned because of the lack of depth. But yes, I can get an A in Business A-Level with no revision. Had I revised I am going to assume I would have gotten an A*.

    My friend failed A-Levels first year, strayed on but switched to BTEC Business Management. So a similar situation to yourself. His opinion is that the BTEC is more depth than the A-Level, I guess because you are only studying one subject this time, anyway he also says it is easier though.
    May I also just point out that Business Studies is also not an easy subject - in my opinion ALL A LEVEL or BTEC courses carry their own difficulties, and it also depends a lot on how you learn as a person, so one subject that someone finds easy may be incredibly hard for someone else:-)
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    Psychology is so difficult beacuse there is so much of it and it is f***** boring
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    Personally, I find it a joke that people find themselves superior to others because of the subjects they choose to study at 16 years old. There's no bigger sign of insecurity than criticising other peoples' life choices to make you feel better about your own. I think it's time for some people to grow up a little bit.
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    (Original post by smileitsjess)
    Personally, I find it a joke that people find themselves superior to others because of the subjects they choose to study at 16 years old. There's no bigger sign of insecurity than criticising other peoples' life choices to make you feel better about your own. I think it's time for some people to grow up a little bit.
    The subjects people are talking about are the subjects they themselves chose to study.

    For example me and maths.
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    Politics by far. I'm saddened to have even picked it.


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    Media, Business, English Language, Philosophy and Sociology (if it isn't the 'soft' A-level alongside 2 or 3 strong ones)

    Personally offended by people who have mention politics, I think Government & Politics and History make a great combo at A-Level

    People complaining about finding their A-levels easy are just as pathetic as people who constantly whinge about about how hard they find them. Get a grip and count yourself lucky.


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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    Personally offended by people who have mention politics, I think Government & Politics and History make a great combo at A-Level

    People complaining about finding their A-levels easy are just as pathetic as people who constantly whinge about about how hard they find them. Get a grip and count yourself lucky.

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    Really? I'm taking both Politics and History ATM and can tell you now that they are hardly similar.

    Politics AS is a joke. There are two papers, unit 1 and unit 2. Unit 1 has practically gcse material (I'd expect EVERYONE to know what policies labour and conservatives stand for before they vote for example), not to mention you only have to answer 2 questions in the paper out of four topics (meaning you could blast through half the year on that unit). The boundaries are so low that sometimes it can be 60/80 for 100 UMS. As someone who "was" passionate about Politics before starting I think the course is incredibly patronising and designed for those who know absolutely nothing about Politics (which everyone should anyway). Unit 2 perhaps is a bit harder but even still it's daft to say it is hard compared to other subjects like maths etc.

    A2 might be different, but that's my experience so far on the course. I might as well be twiddling my thumbs. If I could turn back the clock I wish I'd picked Physics or something actually useful.


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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    People complaining about finding their A-levels easy are just as pathetic as people who constantly whinge about about how hard they find them. Get a grip and count yourself lucky.


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    I disagree. A-levels should be made more difficult.
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    Psychology. Not because it's easy, just because the teachers have all the time in the world to teach it and are so lazy. Our one has been teaching the same lessons for 20 years and has 4 classes he has to teach the same material to every day :-/
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    (Original post by MrJAKEE)
    Really? I'm taking both Politics and History ATM and can tell you now that they are hardly similar.

    Politics AS is a joke. There are two papers, unit 1 and unit 2. Unit 1 has practically gcse material (I'd expect EVERYONE to know what policies labour and conservatives stand for before they vote for example), not to mention you only have to answer 2 questions in the paper out of four topics (meaning you could blast through half the year on that unit). The boundaries are so low that sometimes it can be 60/80 for 100 UMS. As someone who "was" passionate about Politics before starting I think the course is incredibly patronising and designed for those who know absolutely nothing about Politics (which everyone should anyway). Unit 2 perhaps is a bit harder but even still it's daft to say it is hard compared to other subjects like maths etc.

    A2 might be different, but that's my experience so far on the course. I might as well be twiddling my thumbs. If I could turn back the clock I wish I'd picked Physics or something actually useful.


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    I've read through the A2 spec and it is much more interesting and complex as it's based around international relations.

    I disagree with you saying Politics isn't useful but it depends on your degree choice. Plus Physics bores the hell out of me
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    I study Maths, French, Biology and English Literature. None of my subjects are "easy" and I actually take offence at anyone who says any A-Levels are easy. I worked hard for my GCSE results and I'm working even harder now for my A-Levels but some people don't have the intellectual capability that everyone on this website seems to have. So, for everyone saying A-Levels are easy, how about you just "not do them" and go straight to university? And you can personally email me your 100% A* grades at the end of year 13.
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    (Original post by MrJAKEE)
    Politics by far. I'm saddened to have even picked it.


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    (Original post by MrJAKEE)
    Really? I'm taking both Politics and History ATM and can tell you now that they are hardly similar.

    Politics AS is a joke. There are two papers, unit 1 and unit 2. Unit 1 has practically gcse material (I'd expect EVERYONE to know what policies labour and conservatives stand for before they vote for example), not to mention you only have to answer 2 questions in the paper out of four topics (meaning you could blast through half the year on that unit). The boundaries are so low that sometimes it can be 60/80 for 100 UMS. As someone who "was" passionate about Politics before starting I think the course is incredibly patronising and designed for those who know absolutely nothing about Politics (which everyone should anyway). Unit 2 perhaps is a bit harder but even still it's daft to say it is hard compared to other subjects like maths etc.

    A2 might be different, but that's my experience so far on the course. I might as well be twiddling my thumbs. If I could turn back the clock I wish I'd picked Physics or something actually useful.


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    Though I'm biased as I want to study Politics at A level, I completely disagree.

    You might think that it is common sense to know about Parliament, the electoral system, political parties but it really isn't. Many people don't have the resources and Politics is a great way to increase your awareness of the subject.

    Personally, I think it should be incorporated into the national curriculum.

    I have spoken to many people who all wish they had the option of studying Politics, I don't think it's fair that you say it's a silly subject.

    Each to their own.
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    (Original post by constantino_chr)
    I disagree with you saying Politics isn't useful but it depends on your degree choice. Plus Physics bores the hell out of me
    I suppose it does depend on your degree choice, but the point still stands, it's far too easy at AS. It certainly isn't the subject I bought into which would include debating/actual thought.


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    (Original post by charlenko)
    I study Maths, French, Biology and English Literature. None of my subjects are "easy" and I actually take offence at anyone who says any A-Levels are easy. I worked hard for my GCSE results and I'm working even harder now for my A-Levels but some people don't have the intellectual capability that everyone on this website seems to have. So, for everyone saying A-Levels are easy, how about you just "not do them" and go straight to university? And you can personally email me your 100% A* grades at the end of year 13.
    Even if they should be more difficult, we need to take them in order to prove to universities that we are good candidates.
    Anyway, just because they are easy doesn't mean it's easy to get 100% in all of them. It's very easy to lose a lot of marks to mistakes.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    Though I'm biased as I want to study Politics at A level, I completely disagree.

    You might think that it is common sense to know about Parliament, the electoral system, political parties but it really isn't. Many people don't have the resources and Politics is a great way to increase your awareness of the subject.

    Personally, I think it should be incorporated into the national curriculum.

    I have spoken to many people who all wish they had the option of studying Politics, I don't think it's fair that you say it's a silly subject.

    Each to their own.
    First of all, if you are even considering doing Politics at A level pick another A level of more credibility to unis. Philosophy, English, History whatever. It's so easy at AS you could sleep I reckon around 1/3 of your lessons and still scrape an A. That is if you are genuinely interested in the political system. I've found the majority of people who actually pick it (that I know off.. Not nationally) picked it because they wanted an easy A or they wanted a fresh start from their disastrous GCSES..
    Of course if you want an easy A go for it.

    Secondly, it should be about common sense about the electoral system + political parties and I completely agree with you that it should be incorporated into the national curriculum! (Gcse level). How can we expect the public to vote on issues they have no idea about?!?! It's absolutely outrageous that a large minority don't care how they are governed and either don't vote or vote ignorantly. That doesn't improve the political system whatsoever.

    It's not a silly subject I bet at uni but at AS it certainly is... Prepare for complete boredom if you are currently interested in Politics if you are serious on taking it next year.


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