GCSE to A level jump?

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currently in year 11 and I am going on to do a levels next year, and a lot of people say that there is a BIG leap from GCSEs to A levels, but how bug is the leap? How much of an increase in homework is there and what are the lessons like? Thanks to anyone that replies.
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Honestly, it depends on your school/sixth form/ college, especially with specific things like homework, which will even vary between subject departments and teachers. And again, how intense the leap is will vary from subject to subject— for languages, for example, it is more evident, just as it might have been when you started GCSEs.

Which is probably the best way to think about it. The jump between KS3 and GCSE, and how that felt, it will be (relatively) similar to that.

Independent work is definitely more expected, so get ready for that. You're taking fewer subjects so you will be expected to be able to commit more time to each one. So again, it's hard to say how much more work there will be because teachers may give you less work than others, because they expect you to be doing more of your own research etc.
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Thanks! That was definitely helpful and I will definitely take this into consideration when picking my A-Levels!
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Imo, it is a big leap. Homework in my case was a lot less, but self studying required was a LOT more. Expect less spoon feeding from teachers as well. Just, be prepared to sacrifice a lot more time on studying.
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(Original post by lolz21)
currently in year 11 and I am going on to do a levels next year, and a lot of people say that there is a BIG leap from GCSEs to A levels, but how bug is the leap? How much of an increase in homework is there and what are the lessons like? Thanks to anyone that replies.
With regard to the humanities, it is essentially the same. However, I am told that the 'jump' we often hear about is in subjects like mathematics and the sciences.
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