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Just Curious

-The subject
Geography
-Why?
Enjoyed GCSE
-What subject are you worried about?
Chemistry
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( I just finished my AS Levels )

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A2 Biology
-Why?
I've loved Biology since GCSE (got an A* at GCSE and B at AS)
-What subject are you worried about?
A2 Chemistry
-Why?
Chemistry is extremely hard for me, but I know how important it is for Biology.
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(Original post by Azurite)
( I just finished my AS Levels )

-The subject
A2 Biology
-Why?
I've loved Biology since GCSE (got an A* at GCSE and B at AS)
-What subject are you worried about?
A2 Chemistry
-Why?
Chemistry is extremely hard for me, but I know how important it is for Biology.
Good luck in A2! Yeah, Chemistry looks hard. What did you get ?
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Good luck in A2! Yeah, Chemistry looks hard. What did you get ?
Thanks! ~ At GCSE, I got an A in Chemistry But I just got a D in AS Chemistry - 3 marks off a C. I'm going to resit my AS exams while doing A2.
1 piece of advice I can give you: put a lot of your energy/time into Chemistry.
My AS Grades:
Biology: B
Chemistry: D
Geography: A
History: B
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I'm excited to do Biology & Spanish (sorry I picked 2 ) because I loved them both at GCSE.

I'm really scared about Chemistry because even though I loved it at GCSE so many people say it's extremely hard (more difficult than maths apparently!)


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I'm excited to do Biology & Spanish (sorry I picked 2 ) because I loved them both at GCSE.

I'm really scared about Chemistry because even though I loved it at GCSE so many people say it's extremely hard (more difficult than maths apparently!)


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Just did Geography and chemistry AS this year. You'll be fine as long as you actually enjoy them and revise early (don't let yourself think it will just be like gcse like I did, the volume you learn is much more!!) If you don't enjoy them you may lose motivation super quick. Geog isn't really a step up in difficulty but there is literally 5x more stuff to learn. Chemistry is a slight step up. If I could give you a single piece of advice it would be to query something in lesson as soon as you don't understand it as everything seemed to link.

Good luck!!

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(Original post by Azurite)
Thanks! ~ At GCSE, I got an A in Chemistry But I just got a D in AS Chemistry - 3 marks off a C. I'm going to resit my AS exams while doing A2.
1 piece of advice I can give you: put a lot of your energy/time into Chemistry.
My AS Grades:
Biology: B
Chemistry: D
Geography: A
History: B
Well done on your grades! Thanks for the advice.
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-The subject
A2 Biology
-Why?
It gets more challenging this year, and there are more links with chem and physics!
-What subject are you worried about?
A2 physics because I haven't done maths beyond gcse, so I have to self-teach logarithms, differentiation and integration Plus, my only friend in physics is now dropping it.
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Well done on your grades! Thanks for the advice.
Thanks! And no problem.
Also.. GCSE -> AS Chemistry is not a 'slight step up'. It's actually considered by a lot of people to have the biggest step up.
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(Original post by Lauren1998)
Just did Geography and chemistry AS this year. You'll be fine as long as you actually enjoy them and revise early (don't let yourself think it will just be like gcse like I did, the volume you learn is much more!!) If you don't enjoy them you may lose motivation super quick. Geog isn't really a step up in difficulty but there is literally 5x more stuff to learn. Chemistry is a slight step up. If I could give you a single piece of advice it would be to query something in lesson as soon as you don't understand it as everything seemed to link.

Good luck!!

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Thanks for the advice, I will make sure to revise and keep on track with work.
So, I'm guessing there's countless amounts of case studies in Geog!

Good luck in A2!
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(Original post by RadonGhost)
Just Curious

-The subject
Geography
-Why?
Enjoyed GCSE
-What subject are you worried about?
Chemistry
I loved geography at GCSE too! (Unfortunately I never want to do it again as I hated learning all the stuff for AS and AQA has a vague specification)

Everyone was telling me that chemistry was the hardest A level before I started AS but I have to say that it's not that bad. I thought physics and maths were harder. I think you learn a lot of new stuff that's very different from GCSE but you'll get used to it. A2 could be a different story though but we'll see


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Well it's all down to opinion isn't it! I personally didn't find any topics super challenging. Whereas in biology, where people often say the hardest thing is exam technique, I didn't struggle with that at all but found some of the topics difficult!

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I loved geography at GCSE too! (Unfortunately I never want to do it again as I hated learning all the stuff for AS and AQA has a vague specification)

Everyone was telling me that chemistry was the hardest A level before I started AS but I have to say that it's not that bad. I thought physics and maths were harder. I think you learn a lot of new stuff that's very different from GCSE but you'll get used to it. A2 could be a different story though but we'll see


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Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Geography AS, I'm with Edexcel, so unsure on what my experience will be like. I do enjoy Chemistry and I'm hoping Maths will also help.
Good luck!
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(Original post by DeeXiomara)
I'm excited to do Biology & Spanish (sorry I picked 2 ) because I loved them both at GCSE.

I'm really scared about Chemistry because even though I loved it at GCSE so many people say it's extremely hard (more difficult than maths apparently!)


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Chemistry is by far my hardest A Level. Just make sure you put a lot of time and energy into Chemistry and you'll be fine, I'm sure.
My college is in the Top 10 in the country for A Levels, but 30% of the people that took AS Chemistry got a U. It's even worse in other colleges, just make sure you're not one of them
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(Original post by Azurite)
( I just finished my AS Levels )

-The subject
A2 Biology
-Why?
I've loved Biology since GCSE (got an A* at GCSE and B at AS)
-What subject are you worried about?
A2 Chemistry
-Why?
Chemistry is extremely hard for me, but I know how important it is for Biology.
Do you mean its important for A2 biology?
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Obviously what?


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chem harder
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Do you mean its important for A2 biology?
Chemistry does help AS + A2 Biology a little bit in some areas, but I'm talking about in general. Chemistry and Biology complement eachother as sciences. Also, a lot of universities ask for both Biology and Chemistry to do BSc Biology or BSc Chemistry.
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-The subject
English lit
-Why?
Enjoyed GCSE, sat a year early and just am a massive book worm
-What subject are you worried about?
Chemistry, I enjoy chemistry but the teacher is a bit of a arrogant t*** so he may test my patience at times
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