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    After doing considerably well at GCSEs, I opted to take A level English literature, biology, geography and chemistry.
    Now in the 5th month of studying them, I've completely changed my career and university ambitions and am regretting my choices.

    Originally I chose my subjects because I *thought* for some reason I wanted to go into pharmacy or medicinal drug development, hence why I chose biology and chemistry.
    Now I find myself really struggling in classes even though I'm doing everything I can in and out of class to help, nothing seems to be working. I can't seem to manage doing homework, re writing notes and revising all for the next lesson, its so overwhelming!

    Now I'm really confused about what to do. I'm definitely considering dropping chemistry but feel like its such a waste if I do because its the linear course so nothing from this year will count.

    Honestly out of all my subjects the only one I'm enjoying is English. I have a great passion for it and the information just seems to 'click' with me.
    Geography is the second best, although I'm worried about the exam in May (only course still as AS and A2) as I can't keep up with my revision at the same time as everything else.
    I use my study periods effectively so I can't seem to understand where I'm going wrong and its starting to get me down.


    How do/did you manage to keep up with revision at the same time as doing homework and classwork?

    Is it ideal to drop the chemistry?

    Shall I drop out of my current sixth form and start afresh at a new one in September?


    thanks in advance
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    sorry?
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    any advice would be greatly appreciated
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    How do/did you manage to keep up with revision at the same time as doing homework and classwork?If it is too much for you then simply cut it down. I don't understand really, do whatever classwork they tell you to in class, then do the homework at home, if the homework wasn't too long then go over some other notes or something. If the homework took up a fair amount of time then that can count for your 'revision'. Teachers set homework so they know you have been studying outside of class, but it is no different than revision really, think of h/w more like revision.

    Is it ideal to drop the chemistry?
    I'd say that you'll keep more doors open if you keep it. You've changed your mind once chances are you will again. When students hate subjects I think it is usually due to how it is taught. Maybe try to 'self-teach' some of the parts you've covered from a textbook different to the one you use at school.
    https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/...=9780230291829
    This book is pretty amazing as it doesn't assume prior chemistry knowledge and is aimed at being a self-teaching textbook.

    Shall I drop out of my current sixth form and start afresh at a new one in September?
    Unless you get awful grades in the summer I don't see why you would need to. Just try your hardest to get the best grades you can get this year and take it from there when you get the results.
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    (Original post by EnyaS)
    After doing considerably well at GCSEs, I opted to take A level English literature, biology, geography and chemistry.
    Now in the 5th month of studying them, I've completely changed my career and university ambitions and am regretting my choices.

    Originally I chose my subjects because I *thought* for some reason I wanted to go into pharmacy or medicinal drug development, hence why I chose biology and chemistry.
    Now I find myself really struggling in classes even though I'm doing everything I can in and out of class to help, nothing seems to be working. I can't seem to manage doing homework, re writing notes and revising all for the next lesson, its so overwhelming!

    Now I'm really confused about what to do. I'm definitely considering dropping chemistry but feel like its such a waste if I do because its the linear course so nothing from this year will count.

    Honestly out of all my subjects the only one I'm enjoying is English. I have a great passion for it and the information just seems to 'click' with me.
    Geography is the second best, although I'm worried about the exam in May (only course still as AS and A2) as I can't keep up with my revision at the same time as everything else.
    I use my study periods effectively so I can't seem to understand where I'm going wrong and its starting to get me down.


    How do/did you manage to keep up with revision at the same time as doing homework and classwork?

    Is it ideal to drop the chemistry?

    Shall I drop out of my current sixth form and start afresh at a new one in September?


    thanks in advance
    Do not say that nothing from this year will count because it's not exactly true,you always gain some valuable experience.

    Also, to keep up with with your revision, you may need to change the way you doing things. E.g. My tutor at college always reminds us of taking notes about what he says and presents on the board, but most of the time I find it difficult to understand so I am doing my own research, at the end I am getting the grades I want.

    If you do not enjoy your current workload it is never to late to drop your course and start new one. People often realise that the course is not for them when they actually had a feel of what it is all about.

    Personally, I would advise not dropping out. The exception might be that you really cant handle the work and not enjoying sessions at all.

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