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cons: can be a bit tricky and you need good solid foundations
Its not that big of a jump in my opinion, if you worked hard at GCSE then continue and do more at a-level you will succeed.
On the whole it is a great a-level to study. I personally would say to you pick whatever subjects you like, as you long as you enjoy them and work hard you will be fine! Remember nothing is impossible!
it looks good when applying to university
it IS interesting
it is quite difficult (imo its the hardest of my options), and it is a lot harder at a level (i didnt pay a lot of attention for GCSE chemistry)
I found AS chemistry very much like the C7 GCSE module, just in a lot more detail and you actually have to understand it more. Yes, it is a jump from GCSEs but then all subjects are.
My advice is make sure you understand things as you are taught them, I know some people who didn't and then struggled when it came to the papers. If you know it well enough to explain to others then you're fine. Also do all the past papers you can get your hands on because at least 50% of the paper is fairly standard & predictable.
I took Maths, Physics, Chemistry & English Lit for my ASes and Chemistry was probably the easiest one of all (though I am very much into science) to be honest.
I love Chemistry! I'm with OCR and I've found it so interesting It requires a bit of thinking, but once you know something, it just sticks! Take Chemistry if you enjoy it