Who is studying for the a-levels that don't count? Is your school taking the new a-levels or having exams in 2017? My schools is taking the new a levels and I had a private conversation with my program manager and he told me I shouldn't go for the ones that don't count. How do you feel about the new a-levels?
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- 28-04-2016 21:41
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- 30-04-2016 23:10
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- 30-04-2016 23:45
I don't like the new A levels but I'm only doing one (chemistry) I prefer the old ones as I don't really want to sit an exam get a grade then told to resit it next year even if I got a good grade. I'm not really sure if I'll do it next year or not though so I am happy my school's making me do it so I don't do a whole year of chemistry to get nothing out of it. It's also really annoying in terms of past papers as in maths we have like 10 years worth of past papers yet in chemistry we just get the specimen.
- 30-04-2016 23:59
I was thinking about this the other day actually, the way I see it, is that I get to have a whole two years to learn things properly. I get the opportunity to learn a subject inside out. Be able to explore and expand my knowledge on it at a consistent rate throughout the two years. (rather than the jump from AS to A2)
You have an internal exam instead of AS so it's not like you are working for nothing
- 01-05-2016 04:40
I started A levels this year. 2 of the 3 that I'm doing (my fourth is a 100% coursework BTEC) are now linear. Despite this, we're still doing AS exams. I thank my lucky stars that we are, because they are incredibly useful for applying to university, and for personal feedback.