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For AS I got a D in chemistry and an A in Psychology, chemistry would give me more options on choosing a degree I want to do (e.g. biomed/medicine) but that's more difficult, i find psychology easier but that won't allow me to do what i want at uni even if it'll be 'easier' for me to get a higher grade than in chemistry.
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For AS I got a D in chemistry and an A in Psychology, chemistry would give me more options on choosing a degree I want to do (e.g. biomed/medicine) but that's more difficult, i find psychology easier but that won't allow me to do what i want at uni even if it'll be 'easier' for me to get a higher grade than in chemistry.
what other subjects have you taken?
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what other subjects have you taken?
I also do geography (A) and biology (B)
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(Original post by jwyl)
For AS I got a D in chemistry and an A in Psychology, chemistry would give me more options on choosing a degree I want to do (e.g. biomed/medicine) but that's more difficult, i find psychology easier but that won't allow me to do what i want at uni even if it'll be 'easier' for me to get a higher grade than in chemistry.
What about your other subjects? What are they and how did you do?
edit: Never mind, missed the second post ^^"

If you would like a career in medicine or something similar, Chemistry will be of vital importance
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If you want to do a degree that asks for chemistry specifically (if biomed says you HAVE to do chem) then do chem. (no real choice is there unless you want to consider other courses)
If the course doesnt ask for chem, then dont do chem. Make your liefe easier not harder, most of the time its the grade that matters, not the subject its in,.
CHECK the course in a few unis to MAKE SURE you dont need or need chem.
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I know it might be hard but have you thought about any other jobs that you might like or a similar job that's more related to biology maybe?
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Would you consider resitting chemistry units next year because apparently A2 is very similar but more detailed so you would probably do better at AS after doing A2 so if you would consider resitting AS I'd keep chemistry


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I also do geography (A) and biology (B)
maybe drop geography
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Would you consider resitting chemistry units next year because apparently A2 is very similar but more detailed so you would probably do better at AS after doing A2 so if you would consider resitting AS I'd keep chemistry


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I was gonna resit AS chem next year but at my college we can only do 4 subjects if we got at least BBBB in all 4, so my dilemma is do i stick with the 3 (biology, geog, psych) which would be the 'safer' options or try and negotiate with my tutors to let me do 4 or drop psych but then risk rejections bc of lower predicted grades with chem.... sorry i'm really indecisive haha
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It's not likely that you'll get an offer for med school with a D in AS Chem anyway, even if you're predicted an A* by resitting AS and doing A2 next year- it's just too competitive If I were you I would definitely do Biology, Geography and Psychology!
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I just remembered, I'm quite sure AS exams are getting scrapped next year, not 100% sure if that's for all exam boards though. I just wouldn't drop a subject when you've got an A in it and Chemistry builds on your AS knowledge which is going to be hard if you got a D at AS level
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They're not being scrapped... The reforms next year are for all exam boards, but not all subjects. They're definitely for Psychology, Sciences, English, Art, all Languages and Business.

Anyways there are AS'. But they only count as a stand alone qualification, not 50% of an A-Level, meaning that in affect A Level exams are going to be the equivalent of taking all your A2 exams AND retaking your AS' at the end of the second year.


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(The AS Level only counts as a qualification if you drop it then. If you carry on with the subject it doesn't mean anything at all- similar to mocks. They just contribute towards your predicted grade.)
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