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    I'm set on the idea of teaching myself AS chemistry as it will help a lot with my biology and even if i fail my exam at the end of the year, i won't lose anything. So, i wanted to ask which exam board is the "best" ? I'm looking for a exam board which is completely exam based (but also doesn't ask overly difficult questions) so i don't need to do any practicals, only remember them and learn everything completely on my own.
    Thanks in advance.

    edit - for those interested, i am currently taking biology, physics, maths and f.maths. I am only doing AS chemistry (unless i get A* then i will do A2 but i doubt it). It's not like i'm gonna lose anything if i fail the exam anyways right? This is purely to make my understanding of biology easier. (could someone also answer the exam board question please)
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    No clue on an exam board, i did AQA
    But good luck, youre going to need it!
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    (Original post by Gaveh)
    I'm set on the idea of teaching myself AS chemistry as it will help a lot with my biology and even if i fail my exam at the end of the year, i won't lose anything. So, i wanted to ask which exam board is the "best" ? I'm looking for a exam board which is completely exam based (but also doesn't ask overly difficult questions) so i don't need to do any practicals, only remember them and learn everything completely on my own.
    Thanks in advance.
    I like OCR A personally - or Edexcel.

    AQA is incredibly picky and anal in mark schemes - worse than OCR in my opinion. I think in terms of easiness, AQA content is fairly straightforward and well-resourced, but this only means for very high grade boundaries in comparison.
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    Fairly easy to do. Good luck! Don't slack though.
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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    Fairly easy to do. Good luck! Don't slack though.
    I agree, get a decent revision guide.
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    (Original post by Gaveh)
    I'm set on the idea of teaching myself AS chemistry as it will help a lot with my biology and even if i fail my exam at the end of the year, i won't lose anything. So, i wanted to ask which exam board is the "best" ? I'm looking for a exam board which is completely exam based (but also doesn't ask overly difficult questions) so i don't need to do any practicals, only remember them and learn everything completely on my own.
    Thanks in advance.
    Undertaking the practicals is a required part of the course.
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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    Fairly easy to do. Good luck! Don't slack though.
    tbf, chem is 1000x easier than further maths/additional further maths... :/
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    tbf, chem is 1000x easier than further maths/additional further maths... :/
    I'd say it depends on the person. I love maths really. Give me a topic to learn and some questions to practise and I'll play around with it for ages and master any topic you give me.

    Chemistry requires a bit more memorising and 'concept'' understanding but give me a few past papers and I can ace it.
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    It's the hardest A-level. Good luck.
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    (Original post by TheNervousWreck)
    It's the hardest A-level. Good luck.
    Personally, I find it the joint easiest with biology out of biology, chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.
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    It's hard, very hard. I did edexcel...

    The application of chemistry was the most difficult for me. If you understand the concept COMPLETELY and can apply it to various types of questions(stupid indirect enthalpy question that came up this year -_-) then you will be fine.
 
 
 

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