twas less workload than biology, more workload than physics, less workload than maths. Harder than biology, not as hard as physics, maybe a little harder than maths
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Is Chemistry A level really THAT difficult? watch
- 21-03-2011 23:30
(Original post by und)
- 22-03-2011 20:35
Well, the tape didn't specify which country the palace is in. Maybe I'm just trying to justify something that completely wrong . And what's with the French? That confused me for a while as I was working out whether this was a Chinese test or a French one!
- 24-03-2011 19:19
(Original post by und)
- 24-03-2011 19:27
Let me expand on my original post then. If I choose Chemistry A level, I will be doing it alongside Maths, Further Maths, and Physics. Currently, I find those subjects (at GCSE!), including Chemistry, far too easy. They're nowhere near challenging enough.
However, I'm also not the sort of person who enjoys spending many hours at home learning facts. I prefer figuring out how things work, and applying logic rather than regurgitating facts that I have been taught. In that sense, I think very much like a mathematician.
I hope that gives people a clearer grounding upon which to base their answers.
It's really logical, REALLY interesting & conceptual - not much regurgitation, just a bit in some chapters. But generally there's some applicable reason behind most things you learn. Oh & practicals are fun
So basically I recommend it, everyone who does the maths/further maths/physics combo alongside can usually cope fine. I actually hated the GCSE as well but a levels turned it around majorly.
- 30-03-2011 20:26
I can't say it is an easy A - level, it requires a lot of effort and understanding and is definitely harder than maths. If you enjoy chemistry I would totally recommend it, it's by far my favourite subject.
- 31-03-2011 21:37
I know a lot of my friends think it's bloomin' hard! And a lot of people i know get very low grades... but equally a few of my friends have got 100% it's all on the person... But i find it fine and i really enjoy Chemistry and all my exams have gone well but this is because i have put the time in (i.e. learning the equations, the reaction mechanisms, the conditions of reactions, the hess' law equations etc etc...) but you must PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE exam questions and techniques!
THEN YOULL ACE IT!
(Original post by Tan)
- 01-04-2011 13:20
I would say Chemistry AS is quite easy if you're finding GCSE a breeze. It's really quite straightforward. You won't have to work THAT hard. A2 Chemistry is much harder as there is more to learn.
If you're good at a language then AS (and most of A2) will be easy for you. A language does open up lots of opportunities if you want to do something in business or similar. It also shows you can communicate well
Physics will be hard if you don't do maths, so a fair bit of work. Again, A2 Physics is much harder than AS. Purely depends on what you want to do at Uni, e.g. if you want to do something in engineering then Maths/Physics is compulsory.
Hope I helped!
- 01-04-2011 17:25