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    having done the A level? I've browsed through some of the specimen papers and they don't seem too difficult. I feel it could be worthwhile as I've now decided to apply to unis post-A level and a few AEA Distinctions wouldn't look bad imo.
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    go for it, y not??
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    Yeah, 'cause you're sure to get a Distinction...
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    AEA in Critical Thinking?

    What the ****?

    Can you get one in General Studies?

    :rofl:
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    Why on earth would anyone want to do Critical Thinking AEA?
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    Which year are you in? If you just finished your GCSEs you can't do AEAs..
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    thats gonna get you into oxford for sure.
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    Technically, you can as the AEA works independently of the A Level. No harm in giving it a try... you might surprise us all.
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    According to the TSR wiki: The AEA is actually open to any GCE A-level student, not just those with Critical Thinking at A-level or even AS

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...l_Thinking_AEA
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    (Original post by Draconis)
    Which year are you in? If you just finished your GCSEs you can't do AEAs..
    Au contraire. You can sit AS, A2 and AEA examinations at whichever age you please.

    OP has a full A Level in History, and is in year 11. He'd have to sit it in the June 2009 exam series, as it (the AEA) will be abolished thereafter.
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    (Original post by Greatleysteg)
    Au contraire. You can sit AS, A2 and AEA examinations at whichever age you please.

    OP has a full A Level in History, and is in year 11. He'd have to sit it in the June 2009 exam series, as it (the AEA) will be abolished thereafter.
    :no:

    I was in Year 11 when I got it if that's what you meant.
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    I don't know why CT gets a bad reputation. It was never meant to be the equivalent of history, or English, or physics. CT is fun and rewarding, go for it if you find it fun.
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    You found CT easy and you wanna do it for AEA :O :p: You must be actually taught the subject/naturally gifted at it!

    But I say go for it. If you think you can get a distinction/merit especially
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    Why would you want to do an AEA in critical thinking, when a lot of universities don't even include an offer for a level critical thinking in an offer?
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    (Original post by Greatleysteg)
    Au contraire. You can sit AS, A2 and AEA examinations at whichever age you please.

    OP has a full A Level in History, and is in year 11. He'd have to sit it in the June 2009 exam series, as it (the AEA) will be abolished thereafter.
    Yes, I meant that he can't sit AEAs after his A2s. He made it seem like that was what he was going to do (considering the gap year). My mistake.
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    In fact I plan to take a few AEAs without the pressure of university fulfilments (as I said, I've decided to apply post-A level). I mean, it's the last year they're available.
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    (Original post by star_5)
    Why would you want to do an AEA in critical thinking, when a lot of universities don't even include an offer for a level critical thinking in an offer?
    Because it's fun?! I got a dist. because I enjoyed it. Didn't even include it on my UCAS application.

    Why does learning have to be a means to an end, and not an end in itself?
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    (Original post by necessarily benevolent)
    :no:

    I was in Year 11 when I got it if that's what you meant.
    Oh yes, how could I forget your GCSE grades!? :eek:
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    (Original post by Beska)
    AEA in Critical Thinking?

    What the ****?

    Can you get one in General Studies?

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    General studies AEA...that would be the biggest farce in exam history :p:
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    (Original post by Sanjetti)
    You found CT easy and you wanna do it for AEA :O :p: You must be actually taught the subject/naturally gifted at it!

    But I say go for it. If you think you can get a distinction/merit especially
    Why would you do it if you didn't think you were capable?
 
 
 

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