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    As most of the exams for the new specs for a levels have gone already how do people feel about the new spec what do you think are the pros and cons the positives and negatives of it
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    As most of the exams for the new specs for a levels have gone already how do people feel about the new spec what do you think are the pros and cons the positives and negatives of it
    There is nothing good about the new A-levels.
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    There is nothing good about the new A-levels.
    lolol well i know might seem that way alothugh one thing is clear im atleast glad grades i get this year doesn't carry over to next year (although i still want pretty good grades) but yeah who knows
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    Every new spec exam has been horrendous so far

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    I like that fact that are grades aren't carried and we only do 3 exams rather than 4 if we redo. It's better as it's fair and more realistic. I prefer the new system.
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    I'm in the last year on the old spec, currently sitting my A2s. I thank God every day I wasn't born a year later. You poor buggers.
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    (Original post by OGGUS)
    I like that fact that are grades aren't carried and we only do 3 exams rather than 4 if we redo. It's better as it's fair and more realistic. I prefer the new system.
    good points though how you finding the current exams?
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    (Original post by 98matt)
    Every new spec exam has been horrendous so far

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    What exam boards and what subjects?
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    good points though how you finding the current exams?
    Well I've done both paper 1 for chem and physics and they were fine.
    Paper 2 for physics is tomorrow
    Paper 2 for chemistry is the day after tomorrow.
    So there's not much time.
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    I'm doing all three sciences, so for me, the one and only good thing is that there are no practical exams. Rather than there being an exam in which you have to carry out experiments and process the data, you just do practicals throughout the year and get assessed on them as you go. It's a pass/fail, so you just need to get enough skills down.

    I don't know about other subjects though. The new spec is a lot harder.
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    (Original post by OGGUS)
    Well I've done both paper 1 for chem and physics and they were fine.
    Paper 2 for physics is tomorrow
    Paper 2 for chemistry is the day after tomorrow.
    So there's not much time.
    ha ikr although i cant wait to get chem over with thank God i dont do physics though
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    ha ikr although i cant wait to get chem over with thank God i dont do physics though
    Physics can be a nightmare And same can't wait for them to be over.
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    (Original post by JustJusty)
    I'm doing all three sciences, so for me, the one and only good thing is that there are no practical exams. Rather than there being an exam in which you have to carry out experiments and process the data, you just do practicals throughout the year and get assessed on them as you go. It's a pass/fail, so you just need to get enough skills down.

    I don't know about other subjects though. The new spec is a lot harder.
    yeah i also like the fact that we just have to do six practicals and not have to worry about stuff like isas like we did in gcse although they come up in the exams :/
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    (Original post by OGGUS)
    What exam boards and what subjects?
    WJEC chemistry & physics both unit 1

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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    yeah i also like the fact that we just have to do six practicals and not have to worry about stuff like isas like we did in gcse although they come up in the exams :/
    We have to do 12 in Biology and Chemistry (OCR), and six per year in Physics (AQA), but basically yeah.
    The assessments at GCSE were a pain, and I suck at practicals, so this is a good way of doing things
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    (Original post by 98matt)
    WJEC chemistry & physics both unit 1

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    Oh my friends did that in Wales, do you live in England or Wales?
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    Wales - the chemistry exam was really bad. I heard the two biology exams were even worse

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    (Original post by JustJusty)
    We have to do 12 in Biology and Chemistry (OCR), and six per year in Physics (AQA), but basically yeah.
    The assessments at GCSE were a pain, and I suck at practicals, so this is a good way of doing things
    yeah 6 pear yer so total a level we hav 12 and yeah i hate the stupid analysis stuff
 
 
 
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