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    Discuss your experiences about your A levels, so people can find out what certain A levels are like from people who actually did it. Was it fun, interesting, worth choosing? Would you recommend certain A levels?
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    All I can say is that so far I'm going through: STRESS, ANXIETY, TORTURE AND HELL

    Oh, and my social life doesn't exist anymore. I feel like death should just come and take over me

    I'm in year 13 btw
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    I did/am doing A-level maths, further maths, biology, chemistry, physics.
    I have really enjoyed all of them. A-level goes into a huge amount more detail than GCSE. I now concentrate on the maths and physics, with biology and chemistry less important to me. They are all still fun however and I still want A-A* for each. I will warn anyone considering doing my combination that it is a lot of work, but if you're willing to do that, enjoy these subjects and have the ability, then go for it. It's been the best few years of my life so far.
    I have also self-studied FP3 and FP4 and am taking STEP I-III. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone who doesn't have a very good ability in maths, but if you do have the ability, they are amazing.

    Social life? If these count, we have some good discussions in lessons. I also socialise on TSR.

    There's very little stress with these subjects. Being allowed to spend literally days each week doing maths is great for eliminating stress. All of my stress now comes from GCSEs.
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    (Original post by theTeddyBearx)
    All I can say is that so far I'm going through: STRESS, ANXIETY, TORTURE AND HELL

    Oh, and my social life doesn't exist anymore. I feel like death should just come and take over me

    I'm in year 13 btw

    Woah, what a shocking contrast to my experience
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    don't do chemistry, it causes depression
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Woah, what a shocking contrast to my experience
    How have you found it?
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    don't do chemistry, it causes depression
    I've been happy with chemistry. I haven't had any depression caused by it.
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Woah, what a shocking contrast to my experience
    It's just so much stress keeping on top with revision and stuff and sometimes it just makes me wanna give up and commit suicide or something. It's not nice going through the a-level stress. I just can't wait to go uni (and that's if I work hard enough to get the grades to get in, hahah)
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    (Original post by theTeddyBearx)
    It's just so much stress keeping on top with revision and stuff and sometimes it just makes me wanna give up and commit suicide or something. It's not nice going through the a-level stress. I just can't wait to go uni (and that's if I work hard enough to get the grades to get in, hahah)
    I haven't had any A-level stress really. Do you really think it'll be less intense at university?
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    How have you found it?

    My timetable is quite chilled actually. And I am really enjoying Chemistry and Biology. Maths isn't my favorite but I don't mind it and it's manageable.

    There's the pressure of acing the exams to meet my offer, but the subjects themselves aren't too challenging
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    (Original post by theTeddyBearx)
    It's just so much stress keeping on top with revision and stuff and sometimes it just makes me wanna give up and commit suicide or something. It's not nice going through the a-level stress. I just can't wait to go uni (and that's if I work hard enough to get the grades to get in, hahah)
    Wouldn't uni be just as or more stressful than college?
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    A-Levels are good, but be really careful when choosing them. I only do humanities/languages/social sciences and I often feel like I'm drowning in work and end up having a mini breakdown.

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    Which A levels are more work heavy or known to be stressful?
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    (Original post by notbeyonce*)
    Wouldn't uni be just as or more stressful than college?
    No because during a-levels the main stress is whether students will or will not get into uni based on how much revision they did... which sums up the other stress, that is, making sure they do enough revision...

    Uni is different because you'll finally be out of the a-level stress and you only study one degree, rather than 3 a-level subjects. Basically once you get to uni, it will feel like a big burden (a-levels haha) has come off your shoulders
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    How have you found it?

    I've been happy with chemistry. I haven't had any depression caused by it.
    what did you get
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    Well basically I started off year 12 doing psychology, maths and English language and literature (combined course) and basically I failed maths and psychology epically

    Then on results day I was told I couldn't carry on with all A-Levels because I would just fail again and it wouldn't be good for anyone.. so then in order to stay (because I wanted to carry on english) I had to pick up Btecs. I was basically forced to pick up applied medical science.

    I wanted to also do sociology (as I wanted to do that in year 12 but was advised to drop it because it was too much) but it's clashed with medical science (which I HAD to do) anyway I sat down with my head of sixthform and it was arranged that I was allowed to sit in the sociology lessons and do the medical science (single) whilst sitting in on the double lessons, everything was agreed I was doing that for a week. Until a science teacher (and assistant principal) said I couldn't do it and I had to quit sociology and then had to do double medical science.

    I felt awful none of my friends where in any of me lessons. I remember crying for weeks over it because it was something I just didn't want to do I really wasn't happy! But I want to be a teacher and the only thing that kept me sticking at it was the fact I really wanted to become a teacher and I knew it would allow me to be one.

    so, I gritted my teeth for 2 years and I am now in year 14 (nearly finished medical science) I have 4 university offers in the bag and hopefully off to become a teacher!!

    Basically what I'm saying it that it can be hard but you really just need to think of the bigger picture sometimes and it will all pay off in then end...

    (And oh I love to rub it in the teachers face who said I wasn't trusted to do A-Levels that I got the best in my class in english with a B)
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    (Original post by PinkElephant16)
    what did you get
    Sadly I got a B for AS. I was aiming for a high A, ~95%, but F322 was the only A-level exam I screwed up. Before the day, I was consistently getting at least 90% in past papers, but I had an English exam that day and got incredibly depressed and only got 70% in F322.

    As I said earlier, A-level exams don't cause stress, it's the others you have to worry about.
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    Study maths so fun.
    A language is also good.
    Revise a little every day/ week from the start in a chilled out way so that when exams approach you feel prepared and confident.
    Above all- if things aren't going your way or you feel like you have left it all too late... don't panic
    When you get older you realise just how many options/ paths are available as well as the traditional route of going straight to uni with great A Levels.
    You as a person- your development, creativity, strengths and personality, worries etc are the most important thing to cherish/ look after. You are more than these exams/ years/ results and everything will turn out ok in the end even if you feel like this stage isn't going well.
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    (Original post by TheWaffle)
    Study maths so fun.
    A language is also good.
    Revise a little every day/ week from the start in a chilled out way so that when exams approach you feel prepared and confident.
    Above all- if things aren't going your way or you feel like you have left it all too late... don't panic
    When you get older you realise just how many options/ paths are available as well as the traditional route of going straight to uni with great A Levels.
    You as a person- your development, creativity, strengths and personality, worries etc are the most important thing to cherish/ look after. You are more than these exams/ years/ results and everything will turn out ok in the end even if you feel like this stage isn't going well.
    amen brotha!
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    A Levels were horrible for me I did Biology, Maths and ICT. ICT was easy enough but really boring. Maths was fun at times but very difficult and Biology just completely sucked.
 
 
 
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