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    Hi,

    I am currently in year 12 and when I originally chose my a levels I was thinking about doing law or finance. However since then I have realised I would rather pursue pharmacy.
    I am studying my as levels in Maths, History, Geography and Business Studies and am predicted AAAA. I achieved an A in chemistry at GCSE.
    I was wondering whether next year I could drop geography and business and do chemistry as and a2 in a year or whether this would be too difficult?

    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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    Hi,

    I am currently in year 12 and when I originally chose my a levels I was thinking about doing law or finance. However since then I have realised I would rather pursue pharmacy.
    I am studying my as levels in Maths, History, Geography and Business Studies and am predicted AAAA. I achieved an A in chemistry at GCSE.
    I was wondering whether next year I could drop geography and business and do chemistry as and a2 in a year or whether this would be too difficult?

    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
    Hey,

    I currently do A2 Chemistry and tbh it is not too bad.
    AS chem is very simple if you get your head around it.

    The only problem I can think of is the time scale that you have. As it is a lot of content to cover in one year.
    But if you are set on pharmacy, you will defo need chem. And I would suggest that you try to cover some of the content by yourself in the summer holiday coming up.
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    Thanks for your reply!

    Do you think this would be a viable option or would the workload just be too much?
    Would a foundation year perhaps be a better option?
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    (Original post by missstudent)
    Thanks for your reply!

    Do you think this would be a viable option or would the workload just be too much?
    Would a foundation year perhaps be a better option?
    Tbh a lot of unit 2 chem is sort of covered in unit 4. And unit 4 and 5 are synoptic, so they could contain anything from any of the units.
    So you could effectively "kill two birds with one stone".

    But at the end of the day it is all down to you. If you are very disciplined and are willing to put the work in it should be achievable to obtain an A* in chem in one year
 
 
 
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