What should I expect from Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and English As Level?! Should I read through all my notes from last year before starting back in school?
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- Thread Starter
- 28-08-2016 13:42
- 28-08-2016 13:48
Expect that you'll have to actually put in effort throughout the year and not just last minute like a lot of other people do if you want the better grades.
Expect to have to memorise a lot of case studies for Psychology that will make you want to smash your head against a wall whilst you do so.
Expect to regret doing A-Levels and not running away to become a monk because they're awful.
But expect that you're good enough to handle them and you probably will be.
- 28-08-2016 13:52
- 28-08-2016 13:55
So I assume you have just finished school and are starting college in September to do As Levels? Many courses are very different to one another based upon exam boards and sixth form syllabus. I have known people that have continued studies from school through to A level, for example a good friend of mine studied English Language at A level. She said that the A levels were just a continuation from what she was taught at GCSE just in much more depth and a lot more reading and analysing. So going off of this concept yes it may be a good idea to briefly go over notes but I wouldn't worry too much about doing this. With regards to other subjects, you may find that at sixth form, the syllabus and things you go over will be entirely different - in Psychology I had friends around me who had the upper hand as they did a Psych GCSE and I did not, however this actually never benefited them at A level as their GCSE was based upon learning about memory and mental capacity and our A levels focused on different aspects so wasn't much help to them. Overall I would just welcome something new with AS levels and do not expect things to be similar, if they happen to be similar then great! You could have an upper hand.