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    I'm thinking of taking As RS and A2 RS in one year?
    anyone who is doing RS or has done it, is it hard? and is it a subject which is confusing or takes time to get your head around?

    Also, the specification is changing this year for Rs so can I do AS and A2 in one year with this?
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    (Original post by a012)
    I'm thinking of taking As RS and A2 RS in one year?
    anyone who is doing RS or has done it, is it hard? and is it a subject which is confusing or takes time to get your head around?

    Also, the specification is changing this year for Rs so can I do AS and A2 in one year with this?
    Absolutely no. I would not recommend this at all. I did this as an AS-level alongside History, English Lit and English Language and it was by far the hardest AS-level. It was awful I hated it. But I hated History more so I dropped that. Carried the other 3 to A2 and it was awful. Still my highest subject and I'm studying English Lit and Philosophy at uni (lol).

    I wouldn't recommend it unless you are really confident and comfortable with philosophical lexis and syntax. There's a lot to cover and I mean A LOT. They were like separate subjects for everyone who were in my class.

    It takes time to get your head around a lot of philosophers.

    Even I still struggle with some philosophical concepts at uni.

    Do a diff A-level like Sociology or something that's more mediocre and not so heavy in content. Maybe something with coursework?
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Absolutely no. I would not recommend this at all. I did this as an AS-level alongside History, English Lit and English Language and it was by far the hardest AS-level. It was awful I hated it. But I hated History more so I dropped that. Carried the other 3 to A2 and it was awful. Still my highest subject and I'm studying English Lit and Philosophy at uni (lol).

    I wouldn't recommend it unless you are really confident and comfortable with philosophical lexis and syntax. There's a lot to cover and I mean A LOT. They were like separate subjects for everyone who were in my class.

    It takes time to get your head around a lot of philosophers.

    Even I still struggle with some philosophical concepts at uni.

    Do a diff A-level like Sociology or something that's more mediocre and not so heavy in content. Maybe something with coursework?
    yeah i searched the specification and i know its got some philosophy in it, i did a bit of philosophy and it was so confusing. I'm thinking of doing Law instead i already do sociology.

    Do you know how A level law is like? i'm aware doing one A level in a year is going to be more work than usual.
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    I think it's a fantastic subject to take at A2. It depends who's in your class, though. You can get some great debates going.


    It's nothing like RS at GCSE. It's difficult. You will be encountering ways of looking at things that you would never even dream of.
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    As level philosophy wasn't that hard in my opinion i found in quite easy compared to Physics and Chemistry but the only challenging thing was being able to write a lot in a short amount of time and not allowing your opinions to stop you seeing anothers point of few in a an argument. Although i would recommend taking as and a2 at the same time, that would be over kill and quite stressful to balance that many essays at once!
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    (Original post by smartguy32)
    As level philosophy wasn't that hard in my opinion i found in quite easy compared to Physics and Chemistry but the only challenging thing was being able to write a lot in a short amount of time and not allowing your opinions to stop you seeing anothers point of few in a an argument. Although i would recommend taking as and a2 at the same time, that would be over kill and quite stressful to balance that many essays at once!
    i didn't like philosophy and found it hard to remember what each philosopher said and it was quite confusing
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    (Original post by a012)
    i didn't like philosophy and found it hard to remember what each philosopher said and it was quite confusing
    i suppose i'm lucky because i either remembered what they said because i either agreed with it or i remembered it because it was so absurd.

    either way it was fun to debate although my teacher tried to prevent us too.., which annoyed me.

    I found writing out the perfect easy and then trying to repeat it in timed conditions helped, along with flash cards.
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    Is A level RS even a thing. I thought they had Philosophy and ethics instead of RS
 
 
 
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