What are these A level courses like?Watch
Has anyone done any of these courses? What are they like?
The rest, I can't give any info on that one but I've heard good things about Biology from my friends!
Ngl, if you don't have a genuine interest in the course, it's going to be tough. The workload is hard, and its fast paced (because of so much content). I personally love Biology and would say it's my favourite subject- I find the whole thing completely fascinating. I know people who found GCSE easy and expected the same of Alevel, and let me just say, that is NOT the case. A lot of the areas covered in GCSE (obviously) are re-covered in A level but in more depth, so if you did enjoy the subject at GCSE (and not just the fun science lessons) then there's a good chance you will for Biology as well.
Psychology is a very interesting subject, however honestly I find the way it's taught a little boring. You learn a topic, then need to evaluate it EVERY SINGLE TIME. There are 12mark essays you have to do at AS, and these become 16marks at A level and my god am I sick of them. That said... proportionally they aren't THAT important, remembering all the psychologists and their experiments is probably the hardest part. If you take A level biology, there is a fair amount of overlap with psychology, something I found very useful. Research methods and approaches are by far the worst topics, so when you start the course and hate it... trust me it gets better, lol.
Obviously my opinion won't be exactly the same as yours: we go to different schools, have different teachers and different interests... maybe you'll love 16 markers??? This is just an overview of how I've found the courses, and I've tried to be genuinely honest. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help