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It can be quite difficult because you do have to remember a lot of case studies and do a lot of extra research beyond the classroom. But that's what makes it enjoyable since you get to learn about a plethora of topics. :yy:
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It can be quite difficult because you do have to remember a lot of case studies and do a lot of extra research beyond the classroom. But that's what makes it enjoyable since you get to learn about a plethora of topics. :yy:
Is the exam techique hard to master? And how different is it to GCSE and also how come you dont have a rep bar thing
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I wouldn't say its hard content but you need to know how to structure your answers in order to get the marks. People say there is a lot of content but it is not that much.. In comparison to my other A-levels (psych and bio), it is NOTHING. I find it hard to determine how well you have actually done in questions since you think you did a question to the same ability as a question which you got an A in, but end up getting an E (happened to me). Some people complain and find geography hard and then others find it is not 'easy' but is easier than their other subjects.
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Is the exam techique hard to master? And how different is it to GCSE and also how come you dont have a rep bar thing
As with most essay based subjects, there's a structure to follow that requires practise and plenty of time to master. I wouldn't say it's that much of a step up, it's just that you get to build up on topics you might have learnt at GCSE.

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I wouldn't say its hard content but you need to know how to structure your answers in order to get the marks. People say there is a lot of content but it is not that much.. In comparison to my other A-levels (psych and bio), it is NOTHING. I find it hard to determine how well you have actually done in questions since you think you did a question to the same ability as a question which you got an A in, but end up getting an E (happened to me). Some people complain and find geography hard and then others find it not 'easy' but easier than there other subjects.
So the actual content is not too much to cope with but mastering the exam technique is difficult. Thanks for your detailed reply
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It isn't too difficult especially compared to the sciences, my teacher gave us structures for questions of different marks and it works really well. Just try and learn the concepts in the beginning (they're not too complex), and try to learn the case studies so that you get marks (I learned them right before the exams and it turned out fine lol) But as with any other A levels make sure you enjoy doing it because otherwise you will regret picking it and end up not doing well in it.
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As with most essay based subjects, there's a structure to follow that requires practise and plenty of time to master. I wouldn't say it's that much of a step up, it's just that you get to build up on topics you might have learnt at GCSE.

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Ok thanks a lot for your reply and I never knew that lol
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It isn't too difficult especially compared to the sciences, my teacher gave us structures for questions of different marks and it works really well. Just try and learn the concepts in the beginning (they're not too complex), and try to learn the case studies so that you get marks (I learned them right before the exams and it turned out fine lol) But as with any other A levels make sure you enjoy doing it because otherwise you will regret picking it and end up not doing well in it.
Nice your school seems very good. Thanks for your reply. I know I'll enjoy all me a level choices especially geography as it was one of my favourites
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How long is a piece of string...?
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Ok thanks a lot for your reply and I never knew that lol
You're most welcome. :hat2: If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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How long is a piece of string...?
Lmao it can't be that stupid of a question. I though people would put it in context of there other a levels and then decide
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You're most welcome. :hat2: If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.
I most likely will :laugh:
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So the actual content is not too much to cope with but mastering the exam technique is difficult. Thanks for your detailed reply
Exactly, I expect most schools give structure for each type of differently marked question like mine. Each question is either 4, 6, 12 and 20 marks (I think there may be 30 or 40 markers in A2 but not sure). So with practice you should be able to master the exam technique - which I am trying to still get to..
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Lmao it can't be that stupid of a question. I though people would put it in context of there other a levels and then decide
The relative difficulty of any A-level course, whether individually or in comparison to another, will vary immensely depending on who is actually taking it. For some, Further Maths will be the easiest A-level they do because it's "just" more maths. For others, it would be unimaginable to even consider taking it.

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Exactly, I expect most schools give structure for each type of differently marked question like mine. Each question is either 4, 6, 12 and 20 marks (I think there may be 30 or 40 markers in A2 but not sure). So with practice you should be able to master the exam technique - which I am trying to still get to..
Seems fairly straight forward then thank you. Any idea of what the coursework is like?
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The relative difficulty of any A-level course, whether individually or in comparison to another, will vary immensely depending on who is actually taking it. For some, Further Maths will be the easiest A-level they do because it's "just" more maths. For others, it would be unimaginable to even consider taking it.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - as is difficulty.
I see what you mean but isnt it a bit different when it's an essay based subject rather than something like maths where natural talent helps a lot
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I see what you mean but isnt it a bit different when it's an essay based subject rather than something like maths where natural talent helps a lot
There is no "natural talent" for any subject. There is only the depth and breadth of a students preparation which make them "better" at a subject than another. While there are things that can make some subjects harder though that aren't a function of the State's handling of education, being "good" at a given subject is not an innate quality, for any subject.

On the topic of innate qualities which might negatively impact their ability in a subject, someone with dyslexia is much more likely to find essay based subjects challenging and dislike them. Someone with dyscalculia on the other hand naturally is more likely to struggle with maths and subjects that use a lot of maths. This does not suggest there is an opposing mechanism which makes people "good" at subjects.
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There is no "natural talent" for any subject. There is only the depth and breadth of a students preparation which make them "better" at a subject than another. While there are things that can make some subjects harder though that aren't a function of the State's handling of education, being "good" at a given subject is not an innate quality, for any subject.

On the topic of innate qualities which might negatively impact their ability in a subject, someone with dyslexia is much more likely to find essay based subjects challenging and dislike them. Someone with dyscalculia on the other hand naturally is more likely to struggle with maths and subjects that use a lot of maths. This does not suggest there is an opposing mechanism which makes people "good" at subjects.
But I know many people who got top grades in maths and then a mix of Bs and Cs and they themselves tell me they did no preparation for the exam
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hi. i havent done geography gcses as i chose history, but i want to consider it for my a levels do you think ill be able to do it?
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