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    Am I just lost or...? What are these a levels people keep going on about and do the a levels I study come under either? I'm really lost and want to know what this means for me...

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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    Am I just lost or...? What are these a levels people keep going on about and do the a levels I study come under either? I'm really lost and want to know what this means for me...

    Me:
    ICT
    Law
    Business Studies
    No longer studying a fourth subject as I decided to drop out of maths.
    A Levels are qualifications that you get in England when you are in college or sixth form. If you are studying A Levels, then you are studying for a qualification. A Levels are a path of getting into university aswell.

    I dunno what else you want to know, I mean you are studying these subjects you have mentioned right? Or are you like going to be in college/ sixth form and have chosen these subjects?
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    ICT and Buisness Studies are "soft" A-Levels, whereas Law would probably be considered a "hard" A-Level.
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    ICT and Buisness Studies are "soft" A-Levels, whereas Law would probably be considered a "hard" A-Level.
    By soft do you mean easier as an A level altogether? If so, will getting A* in all my subjects still be pointless as they are no hard subjects or do some end up in decent courses with my subjects? Thanks for replying btw
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    Am I just lost or...? What are these a levels people keep going on about and do the a levels I study come under either? I'm really lost and want to know what this means for me...

    Me:
    ICT
    Law
    Business Studies
    No longer studying a fourth subject as I decided to drop out of maths.
    I'm doing both Law and Business Studies now for A level. I'm going into year 13 in September.

    Apparently, both Law and Business Studies are considered "soft" subjects. by "s oft" it means that universities such as the big ones (Oxbridge) don't like them as they aren't "academic enough. But believe me, they can be difficult at times.
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    Honestly all of them are considered to be soft and this may root you out from entering the top top Unis, as none are regarded as respectable. I would strongly advicse changing law for english literature or history and perhaps business for economics? Still dont worry if theu are the subjects you truly love take them as grades are what count the most by far at the end of the day
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    (Original post by Dragon5555)
    Am I just lost or...? What are these a levels people keep going on about and do the a levels I study come under either? I'm really lost and want to know what this means for me...

    Me:
    ICT
    Law
    Business Studies
    No longer studying a fourth subject as I decided to drop out of maths.
    Oh Jesus... here we go again. We had a thread of this yesterday where some people were spreading false information. The same lies get spread on this type of thread every time.

    For your benefit, please ignore anyone on TSR who talks about A levels in terms of "soft" and "hard". Here is what I told the kids the other day:

    Facilitating subjects are subjects students take to keep their options open. Please read this document issued by the RG universities: it states "It’s not about ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ subjects, but those which keep your options open." The reason why psychology, sociology, business studies, ICT, etc, are not faciliating subjects is because they are specialised areas and should be taken if you are certain you want to go down that route.
    https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media...ices-print.pdf

    The reason why the RG originally came out with the list of facilitating subjects is because more courses demand those "facilitating" A levels, hence why you take them to keep your options open, as I said before. Subjects outside the facilitating list provide routes onto a lesser number of courses - that's all, and do not indicate whether they are 'soft' or 'hard'; the RG universities explicitly state this themselves.
 
 
 
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