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    So we've nearly finished our first Year of A Levels and I was wondering how everyone has found each subject. If it was what you expected, if it's hard to revise or if there's a heavy workload!

    I feel as though A Levels were a massive step up, especially in workload and managing free time!

    I'm studying Spanish, Maths and Geography A Level and have just finished my Further Maths AS (which I'm dropping this year).

    Spanish is a subject which I enjoy but find difficult to revise for, especially for the film aspect. Maths is alright although I do find it difficult despite taking Further Maths!! Geography is probably my least favourite but I wouldn't say I dislike it. We've just finished doing our coursework which was SO STRESSFUL. Further Maths was a bonus subject for me and although it was super difficult I loved my lessons, praying I managed to pass it though!

    I'm really interested to see how other people find A Levels and whether you have different opinions if you study the same subjects as me!

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    (Original post by TurquoiseTurtle)
    So we've nearly finished our first Year of A Levels and I was wondering how everyone has found each subject. If it was what you expected, if it's hard to revise or if there's a heavy workload!

    I feel as though A Levels were a massive step up, especially in workload and managing free time!

    I'm studying Spanish, Maths and Geography A Level and have just finished my Further Maths AS (which I'm dropping this year).

    Spanish is a subject which I enjoy but find difficult to revise for, especially for the film aspect. Maths is alright although I do find it difficult despite taking Further Maths!! Geography is probably my least favourite but I wouldn't say I dislike it. We've just finished doing our coursework which was SO STRESSFUL. Further Maths was a bonus subject for me and although it was super difficult I loved my lessons, praying I managed to pass it though!

    I'm really interested to see how other people find A Levels and whether you have different opinions if you study the same subjects as me!

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    Out of 10 its probably a 5.

    Took Maths / Geography / Comp sci
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    (Original post by Rolls_Reus_0wner)
    Out of 10 its probably a 5.

    Took Maths / Geography / Comp sci
    Cool!

    Which subjects are your favourite least favourite out of these.

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    Hey, this is a great thread idea, idk why no one replied earlier I do maths, further maths (probably sitting AS next year, maybe A2 if I clean up my act), English lit, French and Latin, and I've found it a bit underwhelming. French is absolutely awful, maths is ok but dull, Latin is ok but sometimes dull and English is the only one I actually love, which is weird considering I almost didn't take it. I just want to go to uni tbh.
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    OCR A-Level History H505: Not a huge step up from GCSE History but you are expected to do a lot of reading, note taking and exam practice is crucial.

    Edexcel A-Level Economics (Spec A): Quite difficult - Really struggling atm despite using UpLearn with some of the content.

    AQA A-Level Sociology: Not bad... Just very content heavy and the textbook sometimes have a load of waffling and crap instead of getting straight to the point.
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    Further Maths (OCR): Good fun, not as bad or particularly hard pure, stats was nice in the end and mechanics was an awesome challenge, I hope for a high A in AS

    Maths (OCR): Banter, A.

    Physics (OCR): It's quite maths heavy in the first year, but hopefully it gets more interesting in the second year (maths heavy doesn't really imply deep maths in this instance), hoping for an A in the AS. The subject itself is quite dry at AS, so long as you apply some maths and common sense it should be good, but it's a tonne of fun with waves, circuits, and quantum.

    Chemistry (AQA): Fun subject, fun life, high A me hopes.

    The workload felt like literally nothing but I suppose this goes for anyone who does subjects they enjoy. I would've probably died had I taken an essay subject.

    I intend on taking all 4 forward to A2.
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    (Original post by Sonechka)
    Hey, this is a great thread idea, idk why no one replied earlier I do maths, further maths (probably sitting AS next year, maybe A2 if I clean up my act), English lit, French and Latin, and I've found it a bit underwhelming. French is absolutely awful, maths is ok but dull, Latin is ok but sometimes dull and English is the only one I actually love, which is weird considering I almost didn't take it. I just want to go to uni tbh.
    Thanks, I didn't realise schools still did Latin! Do you know what you want to do at uni?

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    (Original post by CoffeeAndPolitics)
    OCR A-Level History H505: Not a huge step up from GCSE History but you are expected to do a lot of reading, note taking and exam practice is crucial.

    Edexcel A-Level Economics (Spec A): Quite difficult - Really struggling atm despite using UpLearn with some of the content.

    AQA A-Level Sociology: Not bad... Just very content heavy and the textbook sometimes have a load of waffling and crap instead of getting straight to the point.
    I wish our school did Economics as I'm considering doing it at uni joint with Spanish but don't know whether or not I would enjoy it as I have't had the opportunity to try it out!

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    Further Maths (OCR): Good fun, not as bad or particularly hard pure, stats was nice in the end and mechanics was an awesome challenge, I hope for a high A in AS

    Maths (OCR): Banter, A.

    Physics (OCR): It's quite maths heavy in the first year, but hopefully it gets more interesting in the second year (maths heavy doesn't really imply deep maths in this instance), hoping for an A in the AS. The subject itself is quite dry at AS, so long as you apply some maths and common sense it should be good, but it's a tonne of fun with waves, circuits, and quantum.

    Chemistry (AQA): Fun subject, fun life, high A me hopes.

    The workload felt like literally nothing but I suppose this goes for anyone who does subjects they enjoy. I would've probably died had I taken an essay subject.

    I intend on taking all 4 forward to A2.
    Good luck carrying on with 4! Personally I couldn't carry on with 4 as the workload was too much as I do lots of others things at school. Hope all of your exams go well

    TurquoiseTurtle
 
 
 
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