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    Ive chosen to do it for one of my AS levels, and I've heard its really really hard.
    I know its obviously harder than GCSE, but I was just wondering how hard it really is, and if I'll be able to pass it (I think I'll get an AA/BB in Science for GCSE)
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    (Original post by ratatouille)
    Ive chosen to do it for one of my AS levels, and I've heard its really really hard.
    I know its obviously harder than GCSE, but I was just wondering how hard it really is, and if I'll be able to pass it (I think I'll get an AA/BB in Science for GCSE)
    If it helps you make a decision i'll give you the modules.

    AS

    Module 1 - introductory chemistry

    Module 2 - Bonding and reactions

    Module 3 - Practical skills - internal assessment

    A2

    Module 1 - Energy and reactions

    Module 2 - (A) investigations and practical competence. (B) special study - Biochemistry.

    Module 3 - Applying chemistry.

    To get a feel for it then skim through the reviosn resources available to you. You should be able to make a firm and good decision after/during your induction days.
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    It's definitely a difficult course but as long as you apply yourself throughout the two years it's quite achievable.

    I suggest you look at http://www.chemistry-react.org/go/Default it's the 'official' place for Nuffield chemistry (extremely useful). Unit 5 is not always biochemistry; the module taken depends upon the school (we took food science).

    The exam board is not particularly useful and not always completely coherent with their objectives/aims. But it is worth the challenge.
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    it is solid i sat the nuffield and got a D. The Jan after i sat Normal Edexcel and got an A
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    (Original post by kaamshaaam)
    it is solid i sat the nuffield and got a D. The Jan after i sat Normal Edexcel and got an A
    Did you personally choose to change boards or did the whole class?
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    I do Nuffield, and I actually don't find it too hard. There are some parts which I find almost impossible - we're doing topic 11 at the moment and it's very hard - but stuff like organic chemistry i find alright. Lots of people complain about it but I think that as long as you are conscientious, clever and work hard you shouldn't find it too bad.
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    I do it, and it's very varied. In January sittings people who got BB in GCSE dual science got an A, but then I got AA and got a D. So yeah, it's ok if your willing to work at it.
 
 
 

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