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    How hard are the new A-levels do you think?

    CGP says they are seriously tough...

    How much harder will chemistry & physics be and what will make them more difficult? They are supposed to be linear I believe please can someone explain this to me.

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    Longer exams
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    pretty much it..
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    How hard are the new A-levels do you think?

    CGP says they are seriously tough...

    How much harder will chemistry & physics be and what will make them more difficult? They are supposed to be linear I believe please can someone explain this to me.

    Thanks
    a level have changed? whats changed about and in what way, eg gcse maths changed from a*-g to 1-9
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    it's good and bad at the same time

    if u do bad in yr 12- u can do better in yr 13 because it's linear now not modular

    but you need those grades for UCAS applications so either way it's sad.
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    a level have changed? whats changed about and in what way, eg gcse maths changed from a*-g to 1-9
    Yep they've made them a lot tougher! If you're doing maths next year then that's the same I believe however if you're doing science A level(s) like me then they're changing considerably.

    They are going to be linear so exams are going to be sat at the end of year 13 and those are the exams that count and will determine your grade. AS exams don't count for anything.

    There will be a lot more content to cover as a result.

    The exams are supposed to be a lot harder.

    This is what I've been told anyway...
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    How hard are the new A-levels do you think?

    CGP says they are seriously tough...

    How much harder will chemistry & physics be and what will make them more difficult? They are supposed to be linear I believe please can someone explain this to me.
    No one knows how hard they are as no on has finished one yet and got a result.

    The content hasn't changed much for Chemistry and Physics.

    Previously Chemistry and Physics were modular and made up of 6 different units, 3 taken in Year 12 (AS) and 3 in Year 13 (A2). You could re-sit any unit(s) and the better attempt would could towards your final grade. Now the A level is linear and is assessed by 3 exams at the end of Year 13.
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    Can someone explain what's linear??

    And would it change for history/ English lit/ psychology?


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    Can someone explain what's linear?
    See post no. 6 above.
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    And would it change for history/ English lit/ psychology?
    The new A levels in History, English Lit and Psychology started being taught in September 2015 so anyone starting now would have to do the new spec.
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    *cries in physics*


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