Is A Degree Harder Than A Levels?

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A levels are often seen as the benchmark of academic success, but is a degree actually harder? How do you know if it’s time to study for a university degree or A levels? There isn’t an easy answer, and the stress level will depend on your subjects as well. You can take this into consideration when deciding between studying at sixth form/college vs going straight onto post-secondary education such as University courses in England (UK). If I had one piece of advice: make sure that whatever path suits YOU best!

In this article, we’ll compare the two qualifications and see which one is harder to get!

You have more time to devote to your studies at university.

University provides a lot more freedom than sixth form, but it’s also much harder to find time for everything you need. At school, your lessons can be covering three or four subjects at once with only an hour of free periods per day! In contrast, university offers 10 hours worth of classes week-in which case make sure not to spend all yours working on preparation instead of going out and meeting people outside the classroom setting too – coffee breaks aren’t just reserved for students anymore!.

You may enjoy your studying more

Planning to go into university means choosing a subject that you love and enjoy learning about. Having removed the subjects where there’s no interest, then only focus on what excites us – this also means ‘revision’ without realizing it! Whether reading news stories or books from classes we’re still absorbing knowledge in these areas as long as they are topics close to home for each person

Focusing all attention towards those things which make us happy makes study much easier because one can concentrate more deeply when not distracted by other interests/hobbies etc.

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You can focus on one subject

Whether you’re revising for four different subjects or just one, it can be tough when your exams are all within the same week. But at university they only test on one subject so even though that means more work is required of us than in college – where we had to study TOO many things- there’s no comparison! This can allow you to massively increase your productivity.

University is more organised

University offers a lot more guidance and support for students. They help you with everything from choosing the right college to giving advice on how best to do your assignments etc. College teachers have a million other tasks, so it’s hard for them to give this kind of specialized attention – unless you get extremely lucky!

As well as having an additional year to study for your A-levels, universities offer a lot of support from teachers who want you to succeed.

In conclusion :

You may feel like you need to make a lot of sacrifices as it’s harder than A levels, but there are many benefits and advantages which can be found at university. If we were just looking at the difficulty level then University would surely win over sixth form! However, if I was forced to choose between these two educational paths: college or university, I would pick University because no matter what you’re doing in life it’s important to follow your interests and make the most of every opportunity.

Well to get to university you are going to need to get good grades especially if you are thinking of Oxford or Cambridge or to one of the Russell Group Universities. To help you along the way why not attend our May Half Term Revision Course where skilled tutors can help you prepare for your exams and to help you get the grades you deserve!

If you, or your parents would like to find out more, please just get in touch via email at or call us on 0800 689 1272

If you, or your parents would like to find out more, please just get in touch via email at or call us on 0800 689 1272

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