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    Hello everyone. I'm currently in year 11 and am considering my options for A-level and at the moment I think I am going to choose: Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. However, if I were to take these A-levels, I would be wanting high grades, primarily A*s. So, how hard is it to achieve those kinds of grades in those subjects and also what is the work load like? (If it helps my GCSE targets are all A*)

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    Easy in Maths, slightly challenging in Physics. This is assuming you do a lot of work, but the workload should be manageable. I didn't take Biol or Chem but I've heard it's somewhat difficult in Chemistry. In general A Level is quite different to GCSE and harder but that doesn't make it super hard in and of itself.


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    Hello everyone. I'm currently in year 11 and am considering my options for A-level and at the moment I think I am going to choose: Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. However, if I were to take these A-levels, I would be wanting high grades, primarily A*s. So, how hard is it to achieve those kinds of grades in those subjects and also what is the work load like? (If it helps my GCSE targets are all A*)Thanks!
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    (Original post by Joshua-P)
    Hello everyone. I'm currently in year 11 and am considering my options for A-level and at the moment I think I am going to choose: Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. However, if I were to take these A-levels, I would be wanting high grades, primarily A*s. So, how hard is it to achieve those kinds of grades in those subjects and also what is the work load like? (If it helps my GCSE targets are all A*)

    Thanks!
    For mathematics, it's just a matter of constant practice and keeping up with work. I can speak for mathematics because I've done it and it won't be switching over to the new linear A Levels until 2017.

    For the others, which I've also done, it's very difficult to say because you'll be doing the linear A Levels which are supposedly harder but I could only speculate how difficult they are. The new A Levels entail sitting a single exam that determine your final grade in each subject at the end of year 13 and that might be too much pressure for some people and arguably makes it harder to get an A*.

    For the A Levels that I did, it's fairly easy so long as you don't slack off and have some natural aptitude for the subjects -- you won't be able to get A*s with four hours' revision like at GCSE, however. I learned that the hard way. :lol:
 
 
 
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