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    So recently I've seen everyone on here and social media banging on about how a-levels are so incredibly hard compared to GCSEs. My advice would be not to listen to this BS. Sure, in a-levels you go into more depth in your chosen subject, meaning in that subject there is a lot more to learn compared to GCSEs. However, you're only having to focus on a maximum of 5 subjects at A-level rather than 12 at GCSEs. This makes it easier since you're not constantly changing the field of which you are studying, going from R.E to Physics to French etc. At a-level you won't have half the amount of exams you did a GCSEs, therefore you won't be losing focus after having done your 21st exam with still two more to go, like at GCSE.
    In my experience I put just as little revision into my as-levels as I did my GCSEs and came out with about equivalent grades.
    So yeah, just don't worry about it all too much
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    I agree! Being able to focus your efforts on a small number of subjects you are passionate in is definitely a pro over GCSE's.
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    (Original post by Workaholism)
    I agree! Being able to focus your efforts on a small number of subjects you are passionate in is definitely a pro over GCSE's.
    Yeah man, was unbearable sitting in the lessons that you just had no interest in what so ever
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    (Original post by Procastination)
    So recently I've seen everyone on here and social media banging on about how a-levels are so incredibly hard compared to GCSEs. My advice would be not to listen to this BS. Sure, in a-levels you go into more depth in your chosen subject, meaning in that subject there is a lot more to learn compared to GCSEs. However, you're only having to focus on a maximum of 5 subjects at A-level rather than 12 at GCSEs. This makes it easier since you're not constantly changing the field of which you are studying, going from R.E to Physics to French etc. At a-level you won't have half the amount of exams you did a GCSEs, therefore you won't be losing focus after having done your 21st exam with still two more to go, like at GCSE.
    In my experience I put just as little revision into my as-levels as I did my GCSEs and came out with about equivalent grades.
    So yeah, just don't worry about it all too much
    but you're studying the 4 or 5 subjects in GREAT detail, which means LOADS more topics to learn.
    There is a reason why people bang on about how hard they are. Sure, some people might exaggerate. But from what your post implies, it seems like you're saying people should take A Levels easily. Which they shouldn't do. They're important, yo.
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    but you're studying the 4 or 5 subjects in GREAT detail, which means LOADS more topics to learn.
    There is a reason why people bang on about how hard they are. Sure, some people might exaggerate. But from what your post implies, it seems like you're saying people should take A Levels easily. Which they shouldn't do. They're important, yo.
    yeah... They're important, but what I was trying to get across is that you don't need to be sweating it all year round and start revising in March or something, just to have grades you'll be happy with. Just take it in your stride
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    I don't really agree with this to be honest. Some a levels require a lot of revision all year round.

    Law requires constant studying from the beggining of the year and if you don't then the likelihood is that there is no chance in passing.
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    (Original post by Procastination)
    So recently I've seen everyone on here and social media banging on about how a-levels are so incredibly hard compared to GCSEs. My advice would be not to listen to this BS. Sure, in a-levels you go into more depth in your chosen subject, meaning in that subject there is a lot more to learn compared to GCSEs. However, you're only having to focus on a maximum of 5 subjects at A-level rather than 12 at GCSEs. This makes it easier since you're not constantly changing the field of which you are studying, going from R.E to Physics to French etc. At a-level you won't have half the amount of exams you did a GCSEs, therefore you won't be losing focus after having done your 21st exam with still two more to go, like at GCSE.
    In my experience I put just as little revision into my as-levels as I did my GCSEs and came out with about equivalent grades.
    So yeah, just don't worry about it all too much
    I fundamentally disagree with the honourable gentleman.
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    (Original post by Procastination)
    So recently I've seen everyone on here and social media banging on about how a-levels are so incredibly hard compared to GCSEs. My advice would be not to listen to this BS. Sure, in a-levels you go into more depth in your chosen subject, meaning in that subject there is a lot more to learn compared to GCSEs. However, you're only having to focus on a maximum of 5 subjects at A-level rather than 12 at GCSEs. This makes it easier since you're not constantly changing the field of which you are studying, going from R.E to Physics to French etc. At a-level you won't have half the amount of exams you did a GCSEs, therefore you won't be losing focus after having done your 21st exam with still two more to go, like at GCSE.
    In my experience I put just as little revision into my as-levels as I did my GCSEs and came out with about equivalent grades.
    So yeah, just don't worry about it all too much
    I second this!
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    Who here does 5 subjects at A level? I only do 3 and can barely manage

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