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    I took Chemistry having attained a good grade at GCSE thinking, "hmm this should be good" and whilst, intially it was partly interesting, now I hate it!

    I mean, if it were up to me I'd just quit and carry on with my other A levels since I'm doing 4 other a levels anyway.

    It just seems like a bit of a sham, learning all of these definitions and what not whilst not fully knowing what they mean. I can remember my Physics because there is an explanation for the terms used, but in Chemistry it's just the whole, "learn it for the exam" BS.

    I also find it to be an incredibly tedious subject; whilst there is some element of interest (see what I did there? xD), it just doesn't make total sense.

    Anyway, rant over - conclusion: I despise Chemistry AS Unit 1 (Atleast)
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    I was exactly the same at the start of AS, but i started to like it more and more as the year went on. I think it was just the first organic topic that made me hate the subject at the beginning, before it all clicked together.
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    My mate was exactly the same. He got A* at GCSE, enjoyed it and then wanted to do it at uni.

    Hes now applying for physics :p:
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    love the subject, hate the lessons - only because i have **** teachers and never actually learn anything in the lessons. It was fine before my organic teacher left to have her baby :P
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    wait till you start learning for unit 2
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    It's a little harder than physics, but I haven't seen as much memorizing as biology in it...
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    it's okay.. better than Biology.. :L
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    I'm finding it alright... all the a-levels are requiring a fair bit of work
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    Like the subject, but I hate the wordy questions - "you have to mention this, this and this if you want the marks" - it's like Biology. Just give me some moles calculations or something on alkanes and I'd be happy.
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    Not personally because I didn't choose it, but I have mates who are taking it and are not really enjoying it.
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    AS Chemistry > AS Physics
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    I thought the same thing earlier in the term, but it's actually alright now. And easy.
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    Chemistry is actually one of my favourite subjects this year. I've got a great teacher and I'm finding it very interesting. The only thing I don't like is the mole calculations. We're starting organic chemistry soon though and I've heard it's good. Maybe you'll find the next topics alot more enjoyable.
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    (Original post by Dededex)
    I took Chemistry having attained a good grade at GCSE thinking, "hmm this should be good" and whilst, intially it was partly interesting, now I hate it!

    I mean, if it were up to me I'd just quit and carry on with my other A levels since I'm doing 4 other a levels anyway.

    It just seems like a bit of a sham, learning all of these definitions and what not whilst not fully knowing what they mean. I can remember my Physics because there is an explanation for the terms used, but in Chemistry it's just the whole, "learn it for the exam" BS.

    I also find it to be an incredibly tedious subject; whilst there is some element of interest (see what I did there? xD), it just doesn't make total sense.

    Anyway, rant over - conclusion: I despise Chemistry AS Unit 1 (Atleast)
    I hated it when I was doing it for AS there is no real logic behind it just tons of stuff that you have to remember... Im still doing it now for A2 but I find some parts interesting but others boring...
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    (Original post by Tariq786)
    AS Chemistry > AS Physics
    Complete opposite here; I understand Physics but Chemistry is just boring to me
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    Do extra reading around the topics you do. AS chemistry is a fair step up from GCSE but I agree that it still lacks depth, which gives to the course's banality. I've found that once you start to read around and get a proper understanding of some underlying concepts, it becomes interesting.
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    I actually hate it now.
    Prefer biology tbh.
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    It's going to get better... unit one is full of definitions and basically memorising stuff but unit 2 you start drawing more molecules and learning more equations which are more fun. I'm doing unit 3 atm and each past paper has had 1 definition or none so they do scrape them out eventually. :P
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    it was fine at the beginning but then it got annoying wih the hess law, born haber and then it was fine again and then organic chem came up and i was like :eek: wtf but it all clicks now.

    i dont love it but i dont hate it, still need to brush up on em hess law calcs
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    Power through it, last year in my AS so many people quit that it was unreal at the start - none of them got to see that throughout the 2 years it gets easier (as building on knowledge you already know) and more interesting.

    Even if you mess up your first exam like I did, the retake will be piss by June as you build on your knowledge so much.
 
 
 
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