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    I just started as levels and i am really scared and stressed about the exams and studying. i take business, biology and french and i am very happy with my choices and i got amazing grades in igcse but now all the teachers are telling me don't expect even achieving a C. Is as levels extremely hard ? i want anyone who did both igcse and as levels to tell me the truth. because i found igcse not that challenging
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    There is undeniably a big jump from iGCSEs to A Levels, but if you acheived good grades at iGCSE and you're still working at a good standard you shouldn't need to worry too much. The main difference that I found GCSEs to A Levels is that it was possible to do quite well in your GCSEs without really putting in that much effort, A Levels are a different kettle of fish, you really do have to work hard if you want to do well. But as long as you buckle down and study asyou go you should be fine. Just don't get complacent; just because you did well in your iGCSEs, don't see it as a free ticket to A Level success, but equally don't feel like you can't do well-if you work hard you'll be fine!
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    (Original post by mad121)
    I just started as levels and i am really scared and stressed about the exams and studying. i take business, biology and french and i am very happy with my choices and i got amazing grades in igcse but now all the teachers are telling me don't expect even achieving a C. Is as levels extremely hard ? i want anyone who did both igcse and as levels to tell me the truth. because i found igcse not that challenging
    Firstly your teachers shouldn't be underestimating you. Honestly people make it sound like it's literally impossible to do well but it won't be a single long as you're motivated to do well; just study and read ahead, make notes to enhance your knowledge & you'll be fine. I wouldn't worry anout the big jump too much you'll just procrastinate good luck!
 
 
 
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