(Original post by SimpleGirl)
Do you know what exactly you want to study or do you just have an idea it'll be something bio/chem related?
Have you considered the universities you're hoping to apply to?
I did Spanish at AS too! But my speaking didn't so great either
I dropped it after AS.
I do Maths, Chem & Bio now. What's your other AS subject?
Don't be terrified! I'm not going to lie, it is difficult and when people have told you that it's a lot harder than AS, they're not kidding. BUT, it's not impossible either! With chemistry, you learn a lot
of the basics in AS so making sure you have a solid foundation now will really help you to understand/pick up things faster next year. For biology, I have to admit, I don't think it's that similar to AS
But that might be because I'm comparing it to chemistry where I find that everything learnt in AS relates/needs to be used in A2. But with bio, you just learn another 4 different topics which isn't very closely related to what you've done this year. But this is just my opinion; besides, biology isn't my strong point so maybe you'll find links between things that never even crossed my mind!
I can't comment too much on spanish considering I dropped it but, from what I've heard from people that chose to carry on with it, it does get a lot more trickier. Especially with speaking, they can ask you anything as opposed to the distinct topics we have at AS. But don't quote me on that, it's just what I've been told, you may find it okay - it'll differ depending on what exam board you do as well. (I did edexcel)
For A2, just have a positive attitude from the beginning and make sure you start working from September. It'll put you in a much better position by May/June if you've been regularly revising/making notes instead of waiting until April before doing anything constructive. You don't want to be making notes in May when you could be going through all the past papers and really understanding the mark scheme.
I know it's not always possible, especially right at the beginning of the year, but once you've learnt certain topics, you should try finding exam questions specific to those topics and practice. Like I said, right at the start you won't be able to but once it gets to further into the year, really try and do exam questions earlier because it'll really help. This is what I found anyway, even though I revised my butt off last year and I thought I'd do well, I ended up not doing as well as I thought. It was just exam technique and knowing what exactly they're asking for that put me down but this year I did past papers from the beginning so hopefully this year works out better than last, haha.
Sorry for the long paragraphs, I think I got a little carried away with sharing my experience
Hope atleast some of it is helpful!