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    okay so i really need help in figuring out whether i can achieve a good grade in A level chemistry or not.
    for GCSE maths i got a D grade and thats all i ever get,it never changes.this year is my first year of A-levels and i chose to do Chemistry,they allowed me to do it despite my grade in maths as i was very determined.

    i love chemistry but it started to get really complicated so i dropped it but now I am thinking of taking it up again as it will open so many doors for me.
    i am debating whether i should proceed and do chemistry or if its no use because of my grade in GCSE maths.

    i will be retaking maths.

    i don't have long left until my exams as its already going to be february soon and exams are in may/june.

    could someone please help me? its always on my mind and i really want to do the best thing for myself and my education.

    Thank You.
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    Don't!!!! I know people who got Bs and As in Maths GCSE and are struggling horribly with Chemistry A-Level, it is SO hard and chances are if you're not capable of the A-level, you won't be able to cope with any of the 'doors' it opens... I know so many people who regret doing Chemistry, just do the subjects that you like and are good at and don't worry about opening doors, you will deal with the future when it comes!
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    (Original post by leopardwolf108)
    okay so i really need help in figuring out whether i can achieve a good grade in A level chemistry or not.
    for GCSE maths i got a D grade and thats all i ever get,it never changes.this year is my first year of A-levels and i chose to do Chemistry,they allowed me to do it despite my grade in maths as i was very determined.

    i love chemistry but it started to get really complicated so i dropped it but now I am thinking of taking it up again as it will open so many doors for me.
    i am debating whether i should proceed and do chemistry or if its no use because of my grade in GCSE maths.

    i will be retaking maths.

    i don't have long left until my exams as its already going to be february soon and exams are in may/june.

    could someone please help me? its always on my mind and i really want to do the best thing for myself and my education.

    Thank You.
    The calculations in as Chem are all very basic maths.

    I think logarithms come up in A2 but they're easy as well. You'll be fine
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    (Original post by leahmshaya)
    Don't!!!! I know people who got Bs and As in Maths GCSE and are struggling horribly with Chemistry A-Level, it is SO hard and chances are if you're not capable of the A-level, you won't be able to cope with any of the 'doors' it opens... I know so many people who regret doing Chemistry, just do the subjects that you like and are good at and don't worry about opening doors, you will deal with the future when it comes!
    Are they struggling because of the maths or the chemistry?
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    (Original post by leopardwolf108)
    okay so i really need help in figuring out whether i can achieve a good grade in A level chemistry or not.
    for GCSE maths i got a D grade and thats all i ever get,it never changes.this year is my first year of A-levels and i chose to do Chemistry,they allowed me to do it despite my grade in maths as i was very determined.

    i love chemistry but it started to get really complicated so i dropped it but now I am thinking of taking it up again as it will open so many doors for me.
    i am debating whether i should proceed and do chemistry or if its no use because of my grade in GCSE maths.

    i will be retaking maths.

    i don't have long left until my exams as its already going to be february soon and exams are in may/june.

    could someone please help me? its always on my mind and i really want to do the best thing for myself and my education.

    Thank You.
    It depends. What exam board are you on? Are you comfortable with titration calculations? That's as hard as the calculations get at AS (for AQA at least).

    A2 has slightly more complicated calculations and uses logarithms, but nothing too difficult.
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    Depends. The actual mathematics in A Level Chemistry is very easy, it's just basic arithmetic (with some basic logs in A2). The difficulty is that you have to actually understand those calculations and that's something a lot of people who do very well in Maths struggle with.
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    Are they struggling because of the maths or the chemistry?
    It's all hard as far as I know...
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    (Original post by leopardwolf108)
    okay so i really need help in figuring out whether i can achieve a good grade in A level chemistry or not.
    for GCSE maths i got a D grade and thats all i ever get,it never changes.this year is my first year of A-levels and i chose to do Chemistry,they allowed me to do it despite my grade in maths as i was very determined.

    i love chemistry but it started to get really complicated so i dropped it but now I am thinking of taking it up again as it will open so many doors for me.
    i am debating whether i should proceed and do chemistry or if its no use because of my grade in GCSE maths.

    i will be retaking maths.

    i don't have long left until my exams as its already going to be february soon and exams are in may/june.

    could someone please help me? its always on my mind and i really want to do the best thing for myself and my education.

    Thank You.
    What did you get in GCSE Chemistry? If you are thinking of picking Chemistry now i think it is too late because exams are zooming in and it would be hard to cover all the content between now and May/June because you would have missed like 4 months of Chemistry lessons?

    Edit: You should stick to what you know and not to "what looks good and opens many doors" because at the end of the day if you end up getting an E at A level Chemistry it wont look good and would have been better for you to have gotten at least a C in another subject. Not everyone is talented in maths and maybe you are one of those people who have been blessed to be good at something else.
 
 
 
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