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Who else has recently started year 12 and thinks that A Levels are a lot easier than they were made out to be. Also, how much harder do they get (Bio,chem,maths)?
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Heard there is a massive set up in bio from year 12 to 13 - I don't take it tho so I wouldn't really know lol.
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Until you actually go through with an exam you can't really call them easy. I thought they were easy at the beginning and when it came to the exam, it is a whole lot harder. Don't underestimate it, it will only make you fail.
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Maths becomes horrific I won’t lie, I think it’s more the workload that makes a levels harder rather than the content
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Maths becomes horrific I won’t lie, I think it’s more the workload that makes a levels harder rather than the content
I second this; I'm taking Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A-Level and the workload is immense, but the content isn't particularly challenging itself.
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Who else has recently started year 12 and thinks that A Levels are a lot easier than they were made out to be. Also, how much harder do they get (Bio,chem,maths)?
get closer to the exams mate, you'll soon understand the pain.
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I do all three, biology and chemistry-boy are they hard, you need to be revising constantly for biology, read the whole book for biology and learn everything, you need to know the content in like 1-2 months of reading it. Doesn't matter where your class is at just try to get ahead and don't let the teacher waste time. Biology requires a lot of exam technique practice, as before A level biology was literally all describe and explain questions, which is why it was so easy, now you have to apply your knowledge more and think outside of the box, lastly for biology you need to learn everything bit of the book that is relevant to the spec, and then some. With chemistry you need to learn ALL the equations, mechanisms, definitions ESPECIALLY THE DEFINTIONS they will ask loads of explain this term and explain that term. Maths can be hard if you're not naturally gifted (I know some people that sleep in class and get As) yeah so with maths it's just do loads of practice questions.In terms of ranking I'd go 1. biology 2. chemistry 3. maths.DO NOT underestimate A-levels. Revise like your tests are next week. Trust me on this.
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bio might seem easy now but trust me, it;s going to get a whole lot harder. especially when you get to yr 13. the exams are where everyone falls short at first, the mark schemes are brutal and you have to know the content inside out and know how to interpret it. haven't learnt anything about multiple sclerosis in your spec? tough, there could be 5 questions on it in the exam because half of it is application and thinking outside the box. honestly if you really want to do it, you'll get there, but don't speak too soon bc it will be horrible. im in yr 13 doing bio and like it's interesting yeah, but there's so many names and terms and processes and it takes a lot of time and revision and doing past papers but it's totally worth it in the end, if you're finding it easy, get ahead of your class and learn content in advance, the extra time later on will become useful for revision later on.
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bio might seem easy now but trust me, it;s going to get a whole lot harder. especially when you get to yr 13. the exams are where everyone falls short at first, the mark schemes are brutal and you have to know the content inside out and know how to interpret it. haven't learnt anything about multiple sclerosis in your spec? tough, there could be 5 questions on it in the exam because half of it is application and thinking outside the box. honestly if you really want to do it, you'll get there, but don't speak too soon bc it will be horrible. im in yr 13 doing bio and like it's interesting yeah, but there's so many names and terms and processes and it takes a lot of time and revision and doing past papers but it's totally worth it in the end, if you're finding it easy, get ahead of your class and learn content in advance, the extra time later on will become useful for revision later on.
I 100% agree with this guy, like I said revise like there's no tomorrow starting now! do not procrastinate, work hard now and it'll pay for itself, get AAA and you can pretty much do anything.
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The first few months of A-levels are easy if you have solid GCSE knowledge. They do get harder, progressively harder, especially moving from year 12 to year 13.
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They get progressively harder and it’s not the difficulty that contributes to the step up, it’s the sheer amount of content you’re expected to know and be able to apply. So you might be doing good now but there’s so much you need to remember to the exact wording the examiners want.
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Plus, a lot of the beginning of a level spec is building up on top of gcse knowledge and bridging the gap so that everyone securely has the base knowledge. You haven’t got to anything yet.
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Ngl first year was fine. 2nd year gets a whole lot worse if you do three coursework subjects and an epq that all have to be completed in th first term on top on uni application and personal statement. It is doable though...
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that's nothing. EVERY TSR user finds a-levels extremely easy.
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(Original post by Cakecupcake)
Who else has recently started year 12 and thinks that A Levels are a lot easier than they were made out to be. Also, how much harder do they get (Bio,chem,maths)?
Come back in year 13 and let's see if you're saying the same thing!
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Who else has recently started year 12 and thinks that A Levels are a lot easier than they were made out to be. Also, how much harder do they get (Bio,chem,maths)?
Hahaha just wait until year 13 bio and chem rip
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Sciences are the absolute worst on A Levels, at least that's what I've heard from my friends, because I do humanities. A Levels are hard, but as long as you keep up with the content and revision, you should be fine. Don't treat AS as a time to take a break. If you don't do the work this year, you won't have time.to.catch up later on.
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In terms of difficulty the content isn't much harder to understand than GCSEs. However the workload, and the breath and depth of knowledge required are what you'll find difficult come exam season. A-level exams are really over complicated, I'm finding university a lot easier in comparison.
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Who else has recently started year 12 and thinks that A Levels are a lot easier than they were made out to be. Also, how much harder do they get (Bio,chem,maths)?
What up Cupcake?
They don't get harder.
You'll walk it.
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What up Cupcake?
They don't get harder.
You'll walk it.
He's barely started. I wouldn't start saying that yet.
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