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    I bet OP still needs to start their GCSEs.

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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    I bet OP still needs to start their GCSEs.

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    I have an Oxbridge degree
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    (Original post by Sabster)
    I have an Oxbridge degree
    Of course you do.
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    (Original post by Sabster)
    Basically, I don't believe top universities (Oxbridge/Imperial etc) should accept you unless you to do 4 A2s. For the reason that you are

    EITHER: Talented but would rather doss around than put more work into academia.

    OR: Not able to cope with 4A2s which means you most definitely would no be able to cope with the workload at a top university.

    Obviously there should have exceptions for where School's don't allow people to do 4 A2s.
    Shouldn't you let the admissions teams decide that?
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    I imagine most top students could handle 4 A2s. The workload isn't that difficult. Though you've not convinced me that it should be necessary.

    (Original post by Trapz99)
    A levels are dumbed down? They're pretty hard for most people, even most of the Cambridge offer holders in my sixth form are saying that a levels are hard. Four a levels show that you can work very hard and important if you are applying for certain subjects (for example, economics at some universities requires four a levels because the universities strongly recommend further maths and economics but also want another subject).
    He's very smart.
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    But I don't think someone doing 4 A levels instead of 3 means they are more likely to be able to cope with the university workload, and I would guess that anyone who can get something like A*A*A*-A*AA could cope with 4 anyway, and not having done a 4th A level won't make a huge difference to their competence. I think the main issue is just that A levels in general are too easy.
    I don't think they are! I did Physics, Chem, Psych at A-level and I think they were harder than the Software Engineering course I'm currently doing at university in final year
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    (Original post by JavaScriptMaster)
    I don't think they are! I did Physics, Chem, Psych at A-level and I think they were harder than the Software Engineering course I'm currently doing at university in final year
    Which university...?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Which university...?
    Sheffield, son
 
 
 
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