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    I had a uni exam and I literally couldn't do any of the questions... not like I didn't revise or anything... questions were just hard..... I thought uni exams were "easy" compared to A-levels?

    The main difference was that in an A-level paper you will have a lot of standard questions that involve little thinking and some harder thinking questions.

    This paper had 0 simple questions all required thinking I know it sounds kind of stupid a question that involves actual use of your brain??

    But not used to this.
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    (Original post by khanpatel321)
    I had a uni exam and I literally couldn't do any of the questions... not like I didn't revise or anything... questions were just hard..... I thought uni exams were "easy" compared to A-levels?

    The main difference was that in an A-level paper you will have a lot of standard questions that involve little thinking and some harder thinking questions.

    This paper had 0 simple questions all required thinking I know it sounds kind of stupid a question that involves actual use of your brain??

    But not used to this.
    At school, you are basically taught how to pass A Levels. Everything you need to know will be given to you in your lessons and you're told key words and phrases to use in exam papers to pick up marks (or at least that's how it worked for my neice).

    At uni, lectures are just an introduction to a topic. You're then expected to go away and read around the topic to gather the majority of the information. Exams at uni are intended to test how much extra reading you've done, and whether you are learning how to apply what you've learned. So yes, expect zero simple questions and lots of brain use.
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    (Original post by khanpatel321)
    I had a uni exam and I literally couldn't do any of the questions... not like I didn't revise or anything... questions were just hard..... I thought uni exams were "easy" compared to A-levels?

    The main difference was that in an A-level paper you will have a lot of standard questions that involve little thinking and some harder thinking questions.

    This paper had 0 simple questions all required thinking I know it sounds kind of stupid a question that involves actual use of your brain??

    But not used to this.
    They are supposed to be difficult and challenging. If you thought it'd be easier than A-levels then it means you went to uni with the wrong mindset. I mean why would you pay £9k a year for something that easy???

    University is supposed to be challenging and improve your abilities (in particular logical analysis, self-teaching and independence). At A-levels you were basically told what to do and spoon fed, but now that you are an adult you'll have to use your head to get around things and start thinking more critically. That is the whole point of why people move away from home and into uni accommodation, be independent and learn to manage their own finance; all of which you'll gain enough common sense and skills to survive on your own after uni.
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      When people say university is easier than A Levels they don't mean the exam's are easier - you're trying to get a degree, the exams aren't going to be easier to pass than what 17 year olds are doing. They just mean that you have less subjects to focus on and less exams overall which means less pressure and it is easier to divide time (but even this isn't accurate because each module is basically another subject so really the only benefit is less exams.)
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      Quite normal to get 6 questions where you choose the 2 that you have studied
     
     
     
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