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    Hi there,

    I did A Level chemistry and physics, and AS maths.

    I didn't find chemistry a huge step up from GCSE, but then I did IGCSEs which are allegedly meant to bridge the gap a bit better. I found it really interesting although it was probably my hardest A Level, concept-wise. Exam questions are often repeated, though, so it's easy to revise for with past papers and there's plenty of practice material available.

    Physics was genuinely my favourite A Level, which is odd because it was one of my least favourite GCSEs and doesn't have much to do with the course I study now! I personally found it easier than chemistry and again there's plenty of practice material available. The course I did was really interesting and covered a lot of different topics, but my one gripe was that there was more rote learning at A2 than I would have liked (medical physics and astronomy, but courses will vary).

    In my opinion maths had the biggest jump from GCSE to AS, but I know some people that disagree with me and think it barely changes. I'll be honest and say that I really didn't enjoy maths as much as I'd hoped, but that was due to a lot of factors, including not getting along with my teacher The good thing about maths is that the syllabus is similar between exam boards and rarely changes even as qualifications get modified, so there's heaps of resources out there to use.

    I hope that helped Let me know if you have any questions at all. I did my A Levels between 2013 - 2015, just before the new reforms, so bear that in mind however.
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