A-Level? I really like it when I taught it, and it most definitely is student friendly. Its broken down into key approaches and their is variety within them: Studies, theories, key issues (applied) and the opportunities for students to conduct their own studies. I teach OCR at the moment, and as sometimes completly mystified for mark allocations. Plus, it often feels like students know a lot about a study, but very little about its practical applications. Plus, youve gotta love any AS level that features a multiple choice section!