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What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:05 pm

What A Levels did you do and which was your favourite? I did Law, Economics/Business and Government and Politics. I preferred Law by a long way.
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:31 pm

French, English, Business Studies, Law, General Studies

Did S levels in French and English
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:00 pm

English, Maths, Physics, Geography.
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:17 pm

I hate science-type courses. My friend, Julie, did Physics, Chemistry and Maths. I would have hated that. I much prefer areas where there are no right answer, so you have to argue your point to reach a conclusion. Much more 'me'.
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:41 pm

Right now i am doing Business Studies and Accounting A2's, and a Photography AS. I got an AS in Economics last year and next year i will stay at college to complete my Photography to A2 and i will also take Geography and Law AS's!!!

I prefer businessy/money subject, easiest to comprehend for me!!!

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:52 pm

"Law AS"

I did Law AS. I got 90/90, 83/90 and 110/120 for the three papers. Was quite pleased.  Laugh out loud  Wink/being sarcastic Hmm, sorry about that. Don't know what came over me.
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:57 pm

LOL, don't worry, i got all A's in business!!! Boasting over! lol

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:16 pm

Well seeing as we are doing some willy waving I got all A's for A Level and that included getting the exam board prize for French which is the hardest subject to get an A in - I was top in the country!

Boast over.....  Big grin
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:18 pm

"I got all A's for A Level"

Me too.

"that included getting the exam board prize for French which is the hardest subject to get an A in - I was top in the country!"

Well done! You can buy me a pint to celebrate.  Laugh out loud  Wink/being sarcastic


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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:23 pm

English, Russian, Geography, and Aviation classes are all I really care about. So I get As in them
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:43 am

Could someone explain what A levels are.
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:45 am

Russian, geography, biology & religious studies.

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:55 am

Im doing my GCSE's at the moment, but plan to do A Level ICT, and AVCE in Engineering.

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:55 am

History, Geography, Art and Biology at AS Level.

Now doing History at uni.
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:58 am

Could someone explain what A levels are.

Yeah really. What the hell are you guys talking about?

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:03 am

What the hell are you guys talking about?

No need to get aggressive - it's an exam here in the UK that you sit usually when you're 18. They're used by UCAS to judge who should go to what university.

Anyway, maths, further maths, chemistry and physics back in the old days. Too long ago!
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:11 am

In Scotland we do Highers. I'm doing Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Computing. I ain't doing too well. Chemistry seems like a different language! Big grin
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:20 am

I'm currently doing AVCE (double vocational A level) in Travel and Tourism.
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:30 am

French, hardest to get an A in? Ha!
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:14 am

I did a single A level in law in addition to my GNVQ advanced Information technology course (1999-2001). The legal jargon was hard to remember, needless to say, i was very pleased with my 'C' grade.
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:41 am

Oh................ I thought it was calsses that I get As in. lol
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:29 pm

I did Physics, Biology and Maths.

I just noticed something....people with British based education systems say "Maths", while north americans just say "Math".

I always felt odd saying Maths, but now that I see you guys using it, I feel comfortable now :p
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:12 pm

I did the Singapore-Cambridge A Levels in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Economics, plus AO (i think it's called AS in the UK) levels in Chinese and General Paper (which is basically English). And S levels in Economics and Maths.

The A levels here (excluding mother-tongue languages in Chinese, Malay or Indian languages) are jointly administered by the University of Cambridge and Singapore's Ministry of Education. Our Ministry tells Cambridge what the syllabus for each subject should be like, and Cambridge sets it accordingly.

Way back (like 20-30 years ago maybe) Singapore used to do the same A level syllabi as was done in Britain. However, as the years went by, you Brits cut many things out of your syllabi, while Singapore wanted them retained, so eventually we now have our own A Levels, albeit awarded by Cambridge still.

If anything, this is probably one of the best things our government did for us since the British left in 1965 - Basically everybody gets an internationally recognised certificate at the end of their studies without having to fork out fees for international schools. (Pre university education here is nearly free)

However I do think there is massive grade inflation. How is it that 75% of the entire Singaporean cohort of nearly 15000 A level students managed an "A" in Maths?

Starting from this year, Singapore's Ministry of Education will jointly decide the awarding of grades together with Cambridge. In the past, only the latter decided. I wonder if they'll be severely marked down! haha.
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:43 pm

Aha! We have a range of clever people here, eh? It's quite pleasing, when normally it's old, seemingly dirty men spotting at airports.  Laugh out loud  Wink/being sarcastic

Oh yeah - A Levels stand for Advanced Levels, for the American people reading this.
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:35 pm

As ScottishLaddie has said already, we do thing differently in Scotland.

Standard Grades in place of GCSE's, and a Combination of Highers and CSYS (or do they call them Advanced Highers nowadays?) in place of A-levels.

When I was at School I did Highers in Maths, English, Computing, Physics, and Accounting. Managed to get A's for everything except English which I completely failed with grade D - which is one from the bottom and only technically a pass on the basis that I turned up to "some" of the classes.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I also did CSYS grades in Maths, Physics and Computing - and got A's and B's, though the B in physics was purely by luck as my continual assessments all year showed that I would be lucky to get a grade C.

Went to University after that to study Computing, fully intending to get my degree but at the end of the second year I got offered a pretty good job on what seemed at the time to be a great salary doing a job I love - although by the time the inland revenue take their cut, and the student loans company get back what they want I'm lucky to be on half of what my before tax salary is quoted as.

I've since gone back to Uni on a part time basis though, and am doing the Maths and Physics elective modules of the course at the moment, and will have a choice of graduating in another 3 years with either a BSc(Hons) in Physics with Mathematics or a MEng in Software Engineering depending on what route I take next year.

Ah the joys of making the wrong decisions.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:04 pm

French, Physics, Maths and Further Maths

Only got a B in Further Maths  Sad because I couldn't understand what the hell group theory is.

French was definitely my most enjoyable A-level. Sometimes I wish I'd done a language or at least arts-based degree, but alas I went on to study physics.
 
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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:36 am


Economics, Computer Studies and Pure Maths & Statisitcs.

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RE: What A Levels Did You Do?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:44 am

I just noticed something....people with British based education systems say "Maths", while north americans just say "Math".

'Math' just doesn't seem right  Laugh out loud Maths comes from mathematics, not mathematic  Smile

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