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    (Original post by Kiwiguy)
    Citizenship my friend..
    CIE does not offer Citizenship It has to be a CIE subject. How about Geography?
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    If you like science, Marine Science is quite easy. It's a mix of Biology and Geography, all focused on oceans, and you just need to read a few books and generally be interested.
    But yeah, the general paper seems to be an easy one, although I don't really know much about that. However, it's NOT the same as General Studies. Looking at a past paper it looks like a mix, with a small bit of every major subject in it.
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    Sociology!
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    (Original post by Undulipodium)
    Seeing as this specification is new for this year, I'll give you a :facepalm: for your efforts.
    The actual content and difficulty remains nearly identical across all exam boards and specs although I took OCR. You've done the easiest 1/3rd of an A level so congrats on that but the OP wants to do a full A level.

    Unit 5 is generally regarded as the hardest by far no matter which exam board you're sitting.
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    The actual content and difficulty remains nearly identical across all exam boards and specs although I took OCR. You've done the easiest 1/3rd of an A level so congrats on that but the OP wants to do a full A level.

    Unit 5 is generally regarded as the hardest by far no matter which exam board you're sitting.
    Having gone through the past papers of last year's spec. I can wholeheartedly say that there are some very different areas. Aside from that, I've finished the AS, so it's the easiest 1/2 :P
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    I would say general studies but it's a 50/50 chance imo. You either do really well or really badly.
    My friends all said business was easy, depends what you're good at though i guess.
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    Critical Thinking.

    English Lit is fairly easy, but requires coursework
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    (Original post by Steph708)
    I would say general studies but it's a 50/50 chance imo. You either do really well or really badly.
    My friends all said business was easy, depends what you're good at though i guess.
    If the new business studies A level is anything like OCRs, there's no way OP will be able to complete it in 3 months :no:
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    Economics is pretty piss.
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    general studies,i did no revision and only attended one (yes one) of the lessons and still got a high A (90% overall).
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    If the new business studies A level is anything like OCRs, there's no way OP will be able to complete it in 3 months :no:
    OCR Business Studies is actually very difficult! You have to work very hard to get an A.... I was the only person in form 6 to get an A in one module! Thats speaks alot for OCR Papers, but I did work my ass off!:yes: :yes: :yes:
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    (Original post by AdamWalsh)
    OCR Business Studies is actually very difficult! You have to work very hard to get an A.... I was the only person in form 6 to get an A in one module! Thats speaks alot for OCR Papers, but I did work my ass off!:yes: :yes: :yes:
    I only did AS but found it difficult to learn everything in time. I ended up being 3 marks short of an A :rolleyes: bah.
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    I only did AS but found it difficult to learn everything in time. I ended up being 3 marks short of an A :rolleyes: bah.
    What about CIE Business Studies? Any idea? And...ummmm....Geography?.....an d finally, Sociology? A lot of people here have said Sociology is easy.
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    I only did AS but found it difficult to learn everything in time. I ended up being 3 marks short of an A :rolleyes: bah.
    Congrats anyway!!!! I did the old spec by the way... God only knows what its like now!
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    (Original post by bio1111)
    What about CIE Business Studies? Any idea? And...ummmm....Geography?.....an d finally, Sociology? A lot of people here have said Sociology is easy.
    This is utter nonsence...:confused:
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    (Original post by bio1111)
    What about CIE Business Studies? Any idea? And...ummmm....Geography?.....an d finally, Sociology? A lot of people here have said Sociology is easy.
    Personally I'd say no to sociology. I know a lot of people who this year struggled to finish the A2 syllabus and as a result had to miss out an entire question cos they hadn't covered that part of the syllabus yet... I dread to think what you'd be like with AS and A2!
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    (Original post by AdamWalsh)
    Congrats anyway!!!! I did the old spec by the way... God only knows what its like now!
    Yeah, me too. :tongue: I dropped it cos I didn't like it much at all... I hear its not too bad - but my friend got an E! lol
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    Well, I just went through all the subjects on the CIE page, and eliminated all the ones with coursework/practical elements, plus languages. And Marine Studies as it only has June exams apparently. I was left with:

    • Accounting
    • Business Studies
    • Divinity
    • Economics
    • English - Literature
    • Geography
    • History
    • Islamic Studies
    • Law
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Thinking Skills

    Make of that what you will. I only have experience of maths, and I'd say only do it if you are good at maths in the first place, or you WILL struggle. Actually, I did AS Economics last year and thought it was alright in terms of workload etc, but I've heard the A2 gets quite a bit harder, as with most subjects.

    A lot of people have been commenting about the workload of Psychology and Sociology, and although my school doesn't offer Sociology, I've heard people doing Psychology complaining about it's workload, and I can imagine Sociology being similar. History, similar thing.

    I'd say just look through the specifications for those subjects and pick the one you're most interested in really. The only one that seems to require any prior knowledge seems to be Geography, and as you're considering that I assume you've done the IGCSE or something equivalent.
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    What are you good at? That should give you a good idea. Do a subject you're interested in, then you'll study hard for it.

    If not, Media Studies is the 'classic' doss, at least at my school.

    Good luck choosing
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    (Original post by d123)
    Critical Thinking.

    English Lit is fairly easy, but requires coursework
    English lit is only easy if you're naturally good at English. If not you'll have to put a lot of work in,to even pass.
 
 
 
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