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    I'm in Year 11 studying all three sciences. Originally I wanted to take chemistry at A level but I'm concerned, as I already find some concepts in the later stages in the course very hard to grasp. Not taking chemistry could considerably limit my career options - but I worry that if I do take it and fail, I would have wasted the opportunity to walk into life with a fourth A Level. How hard is the chemistry course considering the content, structure and assessment methods?

    GCSE: A*
    AS Mock: C

    If you want to do well in A-level chem ( and pretty much all science subjects) you HAVE to revise as much as possible if you want to get the best grade. AS chem is basically building up on the stuff u did at GCSE, such as intermolecular forces, enthalpy changes etc. It is a quite a big jump up, especially if ur teachers are *****y, but there are plenty of helpful resources out there for chemistry, so if you are willing to revise and put in the hard work, im sure you will do fine & enjoy the subject!

    A lot of people find Chemistry hard but if you put the work in you will succeed.

    It's a trap. I'm still triggered from AS chemistry. Not everyone agrees on how difficult it is, but it's definitely the hardest to revise of the 3 sciences imo (despite not having the most content)

    Biology is just reading a text book. Physics is being good at maths+reading a text. But the chemistry is just a mess. I can never tell what's irrelevant and what i actually need to know. There's so much pointless detail in the books.

    Also, I'd say it's the only science you couldn't teach yourself if your teacher was awful. With biology and physics i managed. But if you don't pay attention in class for chemistry you're screwed. Attempting to learn the content by your self is tedious and frustrating.

    I got an A* in it at GCSE but a C at AS level so that summed my year up. Learn from my mistakes. Don't be too lazy to take notes in class because you're assuming the text book will properly explain it to you.

    I've taken chemistry on to A2 and honestly it's the subject I personally have to try the least in to come out with a good grade:confused: which i find really odd I hated the subject as GCSE but I wanted to progress into sciences and now It's honestly great!
    If you're not sure yet, maybe think about other options but i would suggest taking it, and if you don't end up liking the course you can always switch early on during the year

    you haveeeeee to make sure you fully understand gcse chem if you wanna take it to a level. i'd say it's probably the hardest level hashtag dont @ me

    although it is quite interesting, a bit maths-y though especially at A2 but nothing bad
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