Why is A-level easy to pass but difficult to get high scores?

12 April, 2021
Why is A-level easy to pass but difficult to get high scores

giasuib.com – A-level is the pre-university program for students from 16 to 19 years old, which means that Vietnamese students who have completed grade 10 program with good academic results are possibly accepted into this program. During the learning process, you will inevitably wonder why is A-level easy to pass but difficult to get high scores.

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What do A-level high scores benefit?

The first undeniable advantage is increasing study opportunities at famous universities in the UK such as Cambridge or Oxford. Specific professions such as Medicine, Law, Engineering… also require students to possess A-level degrees and good grades.

A-level is an international program so of course, during the course of study, there will be many opportunities to improve academic English skills and practice useful skills for university study and future work. This includes teamwork, public speaking, information analysis, creativity, problem-solving…

Because of the above advantages, many schools around the world accept those who have A-level degrees, which means that the higher scores you have, the more successful you get when studying university programs. But why is A-level easy to pass but difficult to get high scores?

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Why is A-level easy to pass but difficult to get high scores?

When students have clearly identified their personal goals, getting a passing score is not a problem because A-level program does not require learning too many subjects and rambling knowledge, but only intensively learning about one issue.

Subjects such as Math, Physics, Chemistry will be relatively easy because Vietnamese students have had many years of exposure and practice knowledge into the curriculum. The learning way to earn a passing score is just by understanding theory and doing lots of homework. However, this makes students easy to get subjective because although the knowledge of Math, Physics, Chemistry in Vietnamese program and A-level program is quite similar, the way of learning science subjects of A-level will require students to analyze scientific phenomena and do the pretty in-depth experiments.

For social subjects such as Politics, Law, Psychology…, it will be relatively difficult because Vietnamese students do not have much access to a huge knowledge and specialized English is quite tough as well as critical thinking about language, literacy, and memory so that can possible to achieve a passing score. Vietnamese students are often passive in the classroom, which easily makes it difficult for them to express their opinions and make public presentations. That is why getting a passing score is difficult compared to getting a high score.

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To achieve high scores, A-level students should:

  • Schedule a detailed study plan.
  • Take lots of time to improve English skills.
  • Refer to read more related documents and take notes.
  • Always diligently solve basic and advanced homework.
  • Solve many past papers.

Last but not least, the most important thing is your own efforts. No one will ever follow to remind you to do your best except yourself. After you have done your best, you will receive achievements that you will never regret.

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