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    1. Pure Maths/Mechanics/Statistics/Decision

    113 votes 27.16%

    2. Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Geography/Geology

    84 Votes 20.19%

    3. History/Politics

    48 Votes 11.54%

    4. French/German/Spanish/Russian/Italian/Polish/Japanese/Chinese/Portugese/Urdu/Gujrati/Turkish

    45 Votes 10.82%

    5. English Language/Literature

    35 Votes 8.41%

    6. Latin/Classics/Greek

    24 Votes 5.77%

    7. Art/Media Studies/Music/Drama/Theatre Studies

    20 Votes 4.81%

    8. Economics/Business Studies

    19 Votes 4.59%

    9. Psychology/Sociology/Relgious Studies

    17 Votes 4.09%

    10. Design and Technology

    11 Votes 2.64%

    Here is the link to the POLL.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t70197.html
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    Biased
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    ...oh and *******s
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    The poll was based on :tsr: users. It probably shows the mathematicians and scientists had better brains and voted correctly
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    (Original post by jumpunderaboat)
    ...oh and *******s
    Here is the link to the POLL.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t70197.html
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    (Original post by london_1)
    The poll was based on :tsr: users. It probably shows the mathematicians and scientists had better brains and voted correctly
    Or it shows most people that take Maths are up thier own arse and also that theres a lot of people with very narrow subject spectrums aswell as minds.
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    (Original post by london_1)
    Here is the link to the POLL.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t70197.html
    Your point?

    More people achive A's in Maths than in Film Studies each year...flawed arguement but I feel that helps it fit into this thread.
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    (Original post by jumpunderaboat)
    Or it shows most people that take Maths are up thier own arse and also that theres a lot of people with very narrow subject spectrums aswell as minds.
    I take Maths as well as Politics and ICT. I would consider Politics to be completely different to Maths.
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    to be honest, i think the poll has little objectivity

    for example, Latin/Classics/Greek got half as many votes as the French/German/Spanish/Russian/Italian/Polish/Japanese/Chinese/Portugese/Urdu/Gujrati/Turkish option.

    so, the options here:

    - the old classical languages are inately easier than any modern foreign language, which i'm not convinced about.

    - or that latin/greek aren't demanding because they're a first language for so many people..hmm, as opposed to some of those other languages, that so few people would have had much exposure to. not convinced by that one either (given your context, i'm actually interpreting this as 'ancient greek' you mean, not greek as an MFL, otherwise it should be in the other group)


    what is fact though, is that far fewer people study latin/greek (not entirely sure why classics is in there because at A level it doesn't require primary reading i thought) than any of those modern languages.

    which i think provides pretty compelling evidence to me at least that the poll is more 'which of your subjects do you find most demanding.' & i doubt very many people voted for subjects they weren't doing..? but then this is fair enough - i wouldn't feel qualified to give an opinion on subjects i hadn't studied..
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    From mine and my boyfriend's experience (he does a mixture as do i)- maths and languages are the toughest with english language falling much lower down- there just simply doesn't seem to be a great deal to learn. My boyfriend tells me that he finds sciences reasonably do-able because of the modular system where he only has to concentrate on one module at a time.
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    (Original post by london_1)
    The poll was based on :tsr: users. It probably shows the mathematicians and scientists had better brains and voted correctly
    Or that the mathematicians and scientists obviously voted for maths and science! People are obviously going to vote for the subjects they study, so all this poll really shows is how many people on :tsr: do each subject.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    Or that the mathematicians and scientists obviously voted for maths and science! People are obviously going to vote for the subjects they study, so all this poll really shows is how many people on :tsr: do each subject.
    I agree, but personally I think most people myself included chose subjects they would be interested in and therefore find easier.
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    (Original post by Chris87)
    I take Maths as well as Politics and ICT. I would consider Politics to be completely different to Maths.
    So what you are saying is that becuase you do Politics and Maths, that is a common combination?
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    (Original post by jumpunderaboat)
    So what you are saying is that becuase you do Politics and Maths, that is a common combination?
    No, the point I'm trying to make is that there are people who take Maths who also take completely different subjects, hence being more rounded students.
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    (Original post by Chris87)
    No, the point I'm trying to make is that there are people who take Maths who also take completely different subjects, hence being more rounded students.
    But not the majority.

    There are always going to be exceptions.
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    How can someone ever tell what is the hardest / most demanding A-level subject when they only take 3 (or 4) A-levels? One will only know what is the most demanding subject when he takes enough subjects to be able to compare them.
    Oh and also, "2. Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Geography/Geology" - WHAT KIND OF CATEGORY IS THIS!!??! WHAT KIND OF NOOBED GENERALISATION IS THIS?! chemistry, biology, geography..theyre all different subjects, u cant stick em all in the same category

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    (Original post by nabso)
    How can someone ever tell what is the hardest / most demanding A-level subject when they only take 3 (or 4) A-levels? One will only know what is the most demanding subject when he takes enough subjects to be able to compare them.
    Oh and also, "2. Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Geography/Geology" - WHAT KIND OF CATEGORY IS THIS!!??! WHAT KIND OF NOOBED GENERALISATION IS THIS?! chemistry, biology, geography..theyre all different subjects, u cant stick em all in the same category

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    Exactly.

    Hypothetically, if someone did take EVERY A level, it still wouldn't be fair as they are likely to be naturally better at some than others.
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    (Original post by jumpunderaboat)
    Exactly.

    Hypothetically, if someone did take EVERY A level, it still wouldn't be fair as they are likely to be naturally better at some than others.
    Exactly. There are some people who find maths and the sciences really easy, but couldn't pass English or history, and likewise some people are better at the arts. There is actually no way of saying which A-level subject is the hardest. They're all hard in their own way, with the exception of truly pointless ones like General Studies.
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    They're all hard in their own way, with the exception of truly pointless ones like General Studies.
    Hey I take offense at that. General studies is not pointless. I don't mock your subjects so why mock mine? :confused:
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    lol -> general studies.
 
 
 
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