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    I was always told by my teachers at sixth form that my degree would be much easier than A-levels but now here I am doing a maths degree wishing I was doing 5 A-levels instead...
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    That is the idea... it's a higher level qualification it's meant to be.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I was always told by my teachers at sixth form that my degree would be much easier than A-levels but now here I am doing a maths degree wishing I was doing 5 A-levels instead...
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    Did your teacher go to London Met?
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    Isn't that kind of obvious, though? (for most degrees, at least)
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I was always told by my teachers at sixth form that my degree would be much easier than A-levels but now here I am doing a maths degree wishing I was doing 5 A-levels instead...
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    My teachers said the same thing but only in terms of uni is easier because you're focused on one subject rather than 3 or 4. But yeah, they basically lied.

    I'm studying English Lit and Philosophy and it's horrendous. Well 1st year was pretty easy to be honest. Just wait until the 2nd year... It will hit you like nothing else you've felt before!
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    They talk about the jump to A Level but most mathematicians tend to say that the jump to degree level maths is most difficult, since it is to different to what you have experienced at school in approach.

    I was recommend this book by a maths lecturer. I wonder if it might still be useful in your first year: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Study-Mathe...+mathematician
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I was always told by my teachers at sixth form that my degree would be much easier than A-levels but now here I am doing a maths degree wishing I was doing 5 A-levels instead...
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    they lied
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    Well, duh...
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    They say that if a qualification is easy to get its not as impressive, imagine if everyone could get into Cambridge. A degree is hard, and that is why its valued.
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    The only thing I find easier in my degree is A levels are very focused on precise words. Degrees do not come with mark schemes that have key words you must use and they allow for a more creative use of language. Otherwise both the content and assessment styles are harder and broader, plus my degree exams come with negative marking which can get in the bin IMO.
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    If your degree is easier than your A-levels, then you're doing a crap degree.
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    What i hate is how maths is the only thing im good at so im kinda forced to go to uni and so far im bloody scared as i couldnt handle the jump from GCSE sciences to A level sciences (maths was stupidly easy) and apparantly degree maths is loads worse.
    I'm gonna have SO many nervous breakdowns i can already tell :P (not joking too)

    to be honest im fearing uni in general, i can already tell im not gonna make friends, the workload is gonna strand me in the library 24/7, the people who live near me are very likely gonna be dicks. Have no other choice though.
    Just gotta hope ii pass the third year exams so i can make it worthwile and earn decent money as a teacher (what i actually want to be)...
    That's if i can even get into uni, my grades in everything (but maths) are falling right now, can't handle it ngl, just inevitably acting snappy at everyone from the stress.


    tl;dr Don't bother reading, just me moaning about how i fear uni lol
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    Really depends on a lot of factors. You can't generalise such things easily :nah:

    Generally speaking, my opinion is that if it's a degree worth doing, it'll be a step up from A Level and that that should be expected. Uni should stretch and stimulate students! :smartass:
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    Yeah this isn't talked about much

    people just talk about university life/moving out etc but a 2:1+ is just expected to be a given when its not.
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    I'd say year 2 maths is harder than a degree
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    I remember teachers saying that the first year of degree is easier than the second year of A Levels (A2).

    I can confirm that if you're not doing Mickey Mouse subjects (not naming names), it certainly is not easier.
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    Degrees will be obviously hard to achieve but if you love what you are doing, it should be fine

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    I would say that it depends on many factors. A young adults brain is still developing very quickly throughout those age ranges, so it's difficult to compare the difficulty of a-levels with a degree.

    For me, I studied Computer Science and have been writing C++ and using a posix style command line since I was 16, so I found the vast majority of my degree to be a walk in the park compared to a-levels, but that's just me....
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    I found my time at university far easier than A-Levels. Primarily because you have more freedom at uni to pick subjects/modules that you'll find easier.
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    You don't get constant homeworks like in school. I have done two degrees In chemistry and business. At A level I did better in chemistry and at degree level I did better in Business.
 
 
 
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