I'm doing a levels at the moment and my history teacher says that the history a level teaches content on par with undergraduate level (she lectured at uni before teaching a levels). I'm dreading university because I'm pretty sure it's way harder than she says it is and I honestly have no idea what it's like...
I'm 3rd year Biochemistry student and uni is wayyyy easier for me than school was.
Also I think that learning something from scratch is harder than expanding your knowledge on something you already know. (In a way... I can't really explain it though.)
I have graduated with 79.88% in Biochemistry from a Russell Group last year.
Learning the content at university was harder than A level due to the amount of information and the time limit. You also need to deal with living away and the unforgiving nature of university study i.e. plagiarism, marks awarded on first try only etc. There is a reason why alot of people breakdown during uni. However, the exams are easier than A level because the exams are written by the same people who lectures you. There were no stupid questions that you get in A level, in fact the questions are straight forward. Also, you might get exam hints from lecturers and students from the upper years.
Obviously... different universities (especially Oxbridge) will vary.
depends on the uni you go to really
getting a 2:1 from a university like Greenwich where 70% of students get 1st isn't gonna be harder than A levels if you're trying to get As-A*s
I struggled at university alot and was on the verge of dropping out because I couldn't handle the works, things worked out in the end though.