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    I'm doing 5 AS levels : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English Lit and EPQ. Recently we had mocks and I managed to get B's in everything apart from Chemistry in which I got a U. Even though my school has a policy of kicking off students who get lower than an E in Chem, my teacher is the head of Chemistry and I'm one of his best students. However, for the last few months, I have really started to dislike it. I don't find any passion in it anymore. So I guess what I'm asking is, should I drop Chemistry?

    And on top of that I'm predicting straight B's in all of my subjects apart from Chemistry where I'm predicted an E. I know I could push those up to an A if I dropped chemistry because I'm putting in so much effort that I haven't really focused on the others... and anyway I've decided to do law at uni? So should I drop the subject?
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    (Original post by insomniacfreak)
    I'm doing 5 AS levels : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English Lit and EPQ. Recently we had mocks and I managed to get B's in everything apart from Chemistry in which I got a U. Even though my school has a policy of kicking off students who get lower than an E in Chem, my teacher is the head of Chemistry and I'm one of his best students. However, for the last few months, I have really started to dislike it. I don't find any passion in it anymore. So I guess what I'm asking is, should I drop Chemistry?

    And on top of that I'm predicting straight B's in all of my subjects apart from Chemistry where I'm predicted an E. I know I could push those up to an A if I dropped chemistry because I'm putting in so much effort that I haven't really focused on the others... and anyway I've decided to do law at uni? So should I drop the subject?
    Haven't you posted this before?

    If you really dislike it and feel it is affecting your other subjects, drop it.
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    (Original post by insomniacfreak)
    I'm doing 5
    AS levels : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and
    English Lit and EPQ. Recently we had mocks and I
    managed to get B's in everything apart from
    Chemistry in which I got a U. Even though my
    school has a policy of kicking off students who get
    lower than an E in Chem, my teacher is the head
    of Chemistry and I'm one of his best students.
    However, for the last few months, I have really
    started to dislike it. I don't find any passion in it
    anymore. So I guess what I'm asking is, should I
    drop Chemistry?
    And on top of that I'm predicting straight B's in all
    of my subjects apart from Chemistry where I'm
    predicted an E. I know I could push those up to
    an A if I dropped chemistry because I'm putting
    in so much effort that I haven't really focused on
    the others... and anyway I've decided to do law at
    uni? So should I drop the subject?

    You've left it kinda late though, don't you have an exam this January? I doubt you'll be able to pull out of it at this stage. Try your hardest to get a good grade in the coming exam and then see how you feel after
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    (Original post by This Excellency)
    You've left it kinda late though, don't you have an exam this January? I doubt you'll be able to pull out of it at this stage. Try your hardest to get a good grade in the coming exam and then see how you feel after
    my school don't do January exams :P and in regards to reposting it happened by accident! I pressed backwards to fix a mistake and it posted it twice! :P
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    (Original post by insomniacfreak)
    my school
    don't do January exams :P and in regards to
    reposting it happened by accident! I pressed
    backwards to fix a mistake and it posted it
    twice! :P
    As long as you will not regret dropping Chemistry, I think you should drop it
    At least you have the EPQ which is accepted by some unis as a 4th AS.
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    As long as you don't want to go for the science route, and you know that the course you wish to apply to does not require chemistry (such as medicine), go for it.

    I'd just like to add, having taken chemistry myself, AS is a bore but I found the A2 work far more interesting. . So thats another thing you should consider
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    (Original post by This Excellency)
    As long as you will not regret dropping Chemistry, I think you should drop it
    At least you have the EPQ which is accepted by some unis as a 4th AS.
    is there a list of unis that do and don't accept epq?
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    (Original post by TheStudent.)
    As long as you don't want to go for the science route, and you know that the course you wish to apply to does not require chemistry (such as medicine), go for it.

    I'd just like to add, having taken chemistry myself, AS is a bore but I found the A2 work far more interesting. . So thats another thing you should consider
    I wanted to do pharmacy and I really liked Chemistry, however I find there's a big difference between liking something and being good at it :L I literally revise my ass off and I still fail and I put most of my time into it and don't focus on my other subjects. I just don't think its for me anymore... :L
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    (Original post by insomniacfreak)
    I literally revise my ass off
    Literally?

    :teehee:
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    (Original post by ethery)
    Literally?

    :teehee:
    :P not literally no, but I work really hard and the highest I've ever gotten was a C :/
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    (Original post by insomniacfreak)
    I wanted to do pharmacy and I really liked Chemistry, however I find there's a big difference between liking something and being good at it :L I literally revise my ass off and I still fail and I put most of my time into it and don't focus on my other subjects. I just don't think its for me anymore... :L
    Maybe you're revision style for Chemistry is the problem? How do you revise for chemistry?

    Also, its too early in the course to want to drop it. I think you're just reacting out of panic. Keep with it, if its come to the worst, you can drop it before you have to sit your exams in June. Do you have a back-up plan for "if" you don't end up studying pharmacy?

    Edit: Oops just re-read your post. If Law is what you really want to study, then go ahead and drop it But there might be a possibility that a few months later, you'll end up wanting to study pharmacy again.. so thats just something you want to bear in mind! ;D
 
 
 
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