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Anyone else doing their A-Levels or GCSE's now?

If you are, you're probably revising right now and not on wtaworld My first exam is on Thursday

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GCSEs are a piece of piss.

A levels are hard
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GCSEs are a piece of piss.

A levels are hard
Not when you have like 28 papers to do!

Good luck with the A levels though
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GCSEs are a piece of piss.

A levels are hard
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GCSE's require more work than A levels if you take the easy subjects like media studies, geography and business.

Just don't pick any of the sciences or maths.

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A Levels are not hard lol...i got full marks on mines so far and the coursework is easy too....but yes GCSE can be stressful due to the workload...good luck then!
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I love your avatar!

GCSE's require more work than A levels if you take the easy subjects like media studies, geography and business.

Just don't pick any of the sciences or maths.
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GCSE's require more work than A levels if you take the easy subjects like media studies, geography and business.

Just don't pick any of the sciences or maths.
The sciences aren't so bad i don't think, well not chemistry or biology. But Maths... scared for life

I thought GCSE's were generally easy, i crammed the night before and got like As. But there was one night that i was trying to cram for an A level exam and i just ended up in tears because there was just no time to get it ALL in. Well... i was cramming for 3 exams that i had the next whole day so...

But either way, best of luck all taking exams. I'm done mine My advice is whatever you do, get plenty of rest before the exam. You mind will need a rest, and needs to function well. In exam, manage time well. If you have essays, plan all of them at the start, so that if you end up in a situation where you have half the time to get 2 essays done or something, the plans will help you get the key points down. [Essays and answers with most marks]
You're also less likely to panic and have a breakdown like i've had in an exam or two I'm really the worst student EVER!!!!

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A Levels are not hard lol...i got full marks on mines so far and the coursework is easy too....but yes GCSE can be stressful due to the workload...good luck then!
You ought to be stoned to death or at least skinned alive. What subjects do you study?
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The sciences aren't so bad i don't think, well not chemistry or biology. But Maths... scared for life
That depends on the kind of person you are. I had friends who could get 550/600 in maths with their eyes closed but barely scraped C's in biology. Good teachers always make things so much easier too I found - my piss-poor A2 biology teachers cost me (and several others in my class) careers in medicine.

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IGCSEs are harder than GCSEs. Period.
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That depends on the kind of person you are. I had friends who could get 550/600 in maths with their eyes closed but barely scraped C's in biology. Good teachers always make things so much easier too I found - my piss-poor A2 biology teachers cost me (and several others in my class) careers in medicine.

Let me guess.... PE, Media studies, geography, general studies and IT.
Aaw I know what you mean, as soon as AS level was through i couldn't think about medicine anymore. My racist, elitist, sadistic tutor didn't help either But if Medicine is what you really want to do, it's not too late. It may take longer, but it's still possible. Following your degree (whatever you do it in), you'll be able to apply to get onto the Medicine course, or sometimes even transfer after a year or two (grades dependent of course). Like Dr. David Malebranche who got a BA in English, then pursued medicine. But of course he's American. But it's possible. I have friends doing biomedical sciences / Biology hoping for the same.

And add Art to that list of potential subject
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just wait until you get to uni and have to write a 15000 word dissertation.

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Aaw I know what you mean, as soon as AS level was through i couldn't think about medicine anymore. My racist, elitist, sadistic tutor didn't help either But if Medicine is what you really want to do, it's not too late. It may take longer, but it's still possible. Following your degree (whatever you do it in), you'll be able to apply to get onto the Medicine course, or sometimes even transfer after a year or two (grades dependent of course). Like Dr. David Malebranche who got a BA in English, then pursued medicine. But of course he's American. But it's possible. I have friends doing biomedical sciences / Biology hoping for the same.

And add Art to that list of potential subject
Which uni did you attend?
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Oh i remember the days of GCSE's my motto was ' If its not coursework, don't try'

I did almost no revision for my exams and managged to get all B's and above. My history revision was brill 20mins before the exam i lean't a whole module worth on China. LMAO!

Now A levels i tried a little harder but not hard enough i mucked them up a bit. From what i can remember AS levels are easy BUT a2 is harder. If you work hard enough A's and B's are easy to get.

I had a shite Chem teacher who cost me my uni place. I had to do a foundation year. I had a B at AS but then failed A 2 completely. It might have had something to do with HP5 being released and wimbledon though LOL!

I'm in the middle of my finals in uni. I have 4 exams in 4 days this week. 2 down 2 more to go.

Enjoy GCSE's while you can yes you have a lot of exams but they aren't hard.

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