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    Also do you think if I got an A at GCSE I could get an A at AS level (however I would not carry on chemistry to A2)


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    It can be done. But the concepts are a lot harder so you have to put a lot more effort in than you've ever imagined. But yeah
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    Okay thanks! How do you think it compares to physics AS?


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    Also do you think if I got an A at GCSE I could get an A at AS level (however I would not carry on chemistry to A2)


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    The jump is relatively big, but it's manageable. If you enjoy chemistry at the moment and you can achieve a good grade in it, I can't see why taking chemistry at AS-level is a problem. However, you do need to put much more effort in as the concepts are considerably harder. There seems to be an emphasis of applying what you know (in terms of chemical mechanisms) to exam questions - so it does require you to think outside the box.

    It's difficult to say if you will get a grade A at AS-level from your GCSE result alone. It takes a lot of dedication and motivation to get an A at A-level. But it's a good subject to take and is well respected by universities.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Okay thanks! How do you think it compares to physics AS?


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    It's much bigger jump than physics. Chemistry is quite a bit harder than physics at A-level.

    I got a high A for GSSE and am aiming for an A or A* overall. I had a very bad day for one of the AS exams so only got a B.
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    I only did double science and got A in core and additional GCSE...I also took chemistry alongside English lit, econ and maths...not very sciency but I still got an A at AS (and will be doing chemistry at uni)

    Can I just mention the change in alevels means that current year 11s might not have the option to do AS levels...but rather only full alevels...

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    Chemistry AS easier than Physics?


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    I'm not in a position to say anything yet because I haven't sat my exam so for all I know I could fail. But, I am currently doing AS and I got an A at GCSE and it's my favourite subject hence I find it the easiest. As long as you take the initiative to understand the concepts and practice, I guarantee you'll be fine. Most of it builds on from basics such as the number of electrons in a shell, some equations, naming organic compounds etc. There's so many resources out there to help you too which I really like!

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    Which out of chem or physics is better for someone who isn't super at maths


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Chemistry AS easier than Physics?


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    No, chemistry is more difficult than physics at A-level.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Chemistry AS easier than Physics?
    I've done both and would say physics is easier for me personally. I think it's just down to a personal preference and what you're actually just naturally good at.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Which out of chem or physics is better for someone who isn't super at maths


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    Chemistry has less maths in it at AS, but there is much more maths at A2. Do you have the option to just do AS or is this hypothetical?
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    If I do chemistry it will ONLY be at AS as it is my fourth option ie I won't continue it to A2


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    If I do chemistry it will ONLY be at AS as it is my fourth option ie I won't continue it to A2


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    So you definitely have the option?
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    [QUOTE=morgan8002;53076453]So you definitely have the option?

    Yes




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    Physics AS is harder than Chemistry AS, in my opinion.

    But then I do love chemistry, and probably put a lot more work into it

    Choose the subjects you enjoy.
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    AS Physics has more maths at AS than Chemistry does, so in that sense, you might find Chemistry easier. I personally didn't find Chem AS a big jump from GCSE, I guess it all depends on what you enjoy and how you understand concepts :dontknow: A lot of the first sections of Chem AS is GCSE content anyway.
 
 
 
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