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    (Original post by george_c00per)
    Lol it was meant for sarcasm, I couldn't think of anything worse than taking 3 sciences and maths at A Level
    It's not that bad, honestly if you enjoy those subjects
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    When did you start revision and hour many hours a day do you usually do?
    Not quite sure. Probably about a month before i started a little bit, but only seriously about 2 weeks b4. At first maybe 3 hours a day then about 5 during exams.

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    If you prioritise your time well and basically start exam prep super early, then I think you'll be fine. Just make sure you do not fall behind or miss any lessons. Biology is very easy to understand, it's just memorising the content which is key.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I do Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, and Biology

    Maths and FM are fine. Just practice and you know what to do.
    Chemistry has got lots of calculations in it but is also fine. Easier than biology

    Biology is the worst. Just too much content. I remember skimming through my condensed notes took over 2 hours.

    Chemistry is good because you apply knowledge, which to me is more rewarding.
    don't do maths anymore (and never did FM but I agree on biology and chemistry 100%, I never understand why people say biology is easier - it has soooo much content and the exam questions are a lot harder for me- for chemistry you can work out the answer rather than having to memorise ridiculous amounts of information which I prefer. People are also saying stuff about languages- I take a language and for me it's pretty straightforward, but I think it obviously depends on your teacher and whether or not languages come naturally to you.


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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    You underestimate additional further maths. It's much harder than maths and physics. I'm sure for people who aren't so good at maths it's harder than biology and chemistry too.
    I did the ones you're doing, among others. It's not really that vigorous or that difficult.
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    Hmm sometimes I think whether sciences are actually the hardest, because the thing is it's just the knowledge and you've got to just learn it all. It's not like subjects English where you get marked according to whether your essays are perceptive or not. With sciences and maths there's a set answer which is good, other subjects don't have that. Oh I wish I'd done sciences
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    You underestimate additional further maths. It's much harder than maths and physics. I'm sure for people who aren't so good at maths it's harder than biology and chemistry too.
    I did the ones you're doing, among others. It's not really that vigorous or that difficult.
    I figured that people would have different strengths and weaknesses at A-level but I am just going on what most people have said. Also I forgot about including further maths and it still could be a possibility for me.
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    (Original post by tryrevise)
    don't do maths anymore (and never did FM but I agree on biology and chemistry 100%, I never understand why people say biology is easier - it has soooo much content and the exam questions are a lot harder for me- for chemistry you can work out the answer rather than having to memorise ridiculous amounts of information which I prefer. People are also saying stuff about languages- I take a language and for me it's pretty straightforward, but I think it obviously depends on your teacher and whether or not languages come naturally to you.


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    Yeah, topics like ionisation energy trends, general periodicity you can just work out. Proper application of knowledge.
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    (Original post by shazy2014)
    Hmm sometimes I think whether sciences are actually the hardest, because the thing is it's just the knowledge and you've got to just learn it all. It's not like subjects English where you get marked according to whether your essays are perceptive or not. With sciences and maths there's a set answer which is good, other subjects don't have that. Oh I wish I'd done sciences
    I guess that being less subjective is an advantage for my choices. You could revise all you want for English but your essay grade could vary greatly which is why I really don't enjoy essay subjects.
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    (Original post by Shumaya)
    Maths and biology are easy in my opinion
    Chem's easier than biol.
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    (Original post by The_JoKeR)
    I'm in year 10 and they just started me on AS Chemistry in separate lessons. It doesn't seem too bad content-wise to be honest
    Out of curiosity can I ask why you would be doing AS chemistry when you are what, 14, 15? Lmao
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    Please don't listen to other people who say that they're 'the hardest subjects'. It's very much subjective, as I'm sure you can tell yourself. I do Further Maths and I'd consider it one of my easier A-Levels - Would someone who got a C at GCSE Maths think FM is relatively easy? Probably not. English Lit would be one of the hardest A-Levels for me, but that's because essay subjects aren't my forte. Would the next Seamus Heaney in the making think the same thing? Probably not.

    As long as you find them okay, and you work a decent amount, just as you would have to if you took any other combination of subjects, then you will be okay.
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    Maths and physics will overlap nicely especially if you do M1, M2, M3… maybe ask to do M1 for AS and M2 for A2, usually it's S1 & M1 (m is mechanics and S is statistics)

    From what I've heard chemistry and biology overlap nicely as well but not as much as maths and physics
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    Maths and physics will overlap nicely especially if you do M1, M2, M3… maybe ask to do M1 for AS and M2 for A2, usually it's S1 & M1 (m is mechanics and S is statistics)

    From what I've heard chemistry and biology overlap nicely as well but not as much as maths and physics
    At the college I am going to, if you choose maths it has to be in conjunction with something else, i.e. mechanics or statistics. I chose maths with mechanics so I will be doing the M1 and M2 modules which will definitely aid me in physics.
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
    Chem's easier than biol.
    I didn't do chemistry. But from what I heard from my friends, it sounds a lot harder! Biology (the AS at least. I dropped it after AS) just tested your ability to memorise mark schemes.
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    And that is your opinion. I have not taken the subjects as of now so I am yet to form my own.
    no that was fact actually
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Just of out of curiousity- which ones?
    off the top of my head: fmaths, physics, chemistry, additional further maths, history, a traditional language (german, french)
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    (Original post by Samii123)
    In September I will be starting A-level maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Pretty much everyone who I have talked to have said that these are the hardest subjects I could have took and how I will have such a phenomenal workload that I won't be able to have a social life but is it really THAT vigorous and THAT difficult?
    I graduated from Sixth Form with those 4 sets of subjects and im still alive and well HAHA (i think). Generally, If you focus in class, you'd do fine. Its pretty manageable once you get your routines organized. The workload is alright. Maths and Physics sort of complement each other very well so i made the assumption in my head that they were just one big subject during my A-Levels.

    But mind you it gets pretty hectic during exam season as you'd be taking more papers than most people and whats worse is when there are exam timetable clashes.

    But its not impossible and I achieved grades that I didn't think I could've gotten and it felt good. At the end of the road, you'd feel like you've mastered all the three natural sciences. Even along the way, you could sort of pinpoint which two sciences you love and build your career dreams from there (I took the three sciences because I honestly didnt want to give up learning either one of them).
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    (Original post by MAS98)
    I graduated from Sixth Form with those 4 sets of subjects and im still alive and well HAHA (i think). Generally, If you focus in class, you'd do fine. Its pretty manageable once you get your routines organized. The workload is alright. Maths and Physics sort of complement each other very well so i made the assumption in my head that they were just one big subject during my A-Levels.

    But mind you it gets pretty hectic during exam season as you'd be taking more papers than most people and whats worse is when there are exam timetable clashes.

    But its not impossible and I achieved grades that I didn't think I could've gotten and it felt good. At the end of the road, you'd feel like you've mastered all the three natural sciences. Even along the way, you could sort of pinpoint which two sciences you love and build your career dreams from there (I took the three sciences because I honestly didnt want to give up learning either one of them).

    It's good to hear that you coped well with it, what did you get for your grades at the end of A2?
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    People saying Biology is just memerising havent done the new course. Its much harder now just like all the sciences.

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