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    (Original post by Sacred Ground)
    Lol, I do all 3 subjects at A2. Don't be daft mate


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    Good for you.
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    (Original post by Calzs34)
    I think it's most likely further maths.
    Think so too. Must admit that it was a quite struggling subject.
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    Statistically the hardest A-level is chemistry but personally languages will probably be hardest if you aren't just 'naturally' good at them.
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    (Original post by James_mc)
    Statistically the hardest A-level is chemistry but personally languages will probably be hardest if you aren't just 'naturally' good at them.
    In terms of Latin, I can confirm it. Was not 'naturally' good at it. In contrast to chemistry and other natural sciences!
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    definitely biology especially AQA exam board. cant even handle it
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    I think physics is a lot harder than further maths, depending on what modules you do for further maths. I do the "easiest combination" of S1,S2,FP1,FP2,D1,D2.
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    AQA Biology- just too time consuming
    Edexcel maths- easy if GCSE went well
    Edexcel Physics- doable if you want to
    OCR B Salters Chemistry- Don't even look at it. I am struggling with the investigation right now.
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    (Original post by flyingpanda)
    PHYSIIIIICS.

    It's pure evil. You'd need super teachers to be able to do well.
    So true! The only subject I take which is killing me!
    I think chemistry and biology are relatively okay, just that they have a lot of subject content. Physics doesn't have as much content but the questions are far too confusing and vague for my liking


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    Very subjective question.

    Generally further maths & chemistry come up highest in this sort of discussion, followed by physics and maths.

    HOWEVER, it depends on so many things that the ranking will differ from person to person.

    Firstly, written content - I'm a very slow writer and have some traits of learning difficulties that mean I struggle to write quickly and also struggle to form my ideas into an essay - for example my economics teacher said I'd be an A/B candidate of i sort my exam technique - I'm currently D grade.

    Secondly, the quantity of material.
    I have poor memory, but with the areas I do remember, I tend to remember them in a lot of detail so whilst I could do well in focussed, in-depth subjects, I'd be rubbish in ones where you have to remember loads of material.

    And thirdly, the thing that probably screws up the data the most - the number of candidates taking the subject. If loads of people take a subject, two things will happen: firstly, grade boundaries will go up, which makes it SEEM harder, as the same amount of knowledge will get you a lower grade - people often overlook this and just say the subject is harder; and secondly, the focus of these sorts of discussion will be on the more common subjects. For example, consider an A-Level in some less common language (or any language tbh) - e.g. Mandarin. Not many people take this compared to other "mainstream" A-Levels, so this sort of conversation is unlikely to show any focus on it. Less candidates = lower average scores = lower grade boundaries. If more people took it, it would be extremely hard, and would be mentioned more in this sort of conversation, so people wouldn't just flick through and think "further maths and chemistry are the ones most people say are difficult".
 
 
 
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