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    So i have only just started Y11, so i know to others it may seem a bit soon to be thinking of A-Levels, however, ever since i can remember my dream job has been to become a doctor, i have always been an A*/A student but for some reason i just don't understand chemistry. I have worked so hard in every subject to get those A*/A grades but some reason i'm working at a B/C in chemistry and i don't know what to do. I am taking Biology, Sociology and psychology at A-Level if i keep my grades up but to study medicine at pretty much every Uni i need to take chemistry but i just don't get it so what should i do? Thanks.
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    You already know that you need Chemistry and there's no way around it. You just have to keep trying. Would it be possible to get a tutor or ask your teacher for extra help? In addition, for medicine the recommended A-Levels are Chemistry/Biology/Human Biology/Physics/Maths - Sociology and psychology might not cut it as they are both essay based.
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    I agree that you should take Chemistry, Biology and either Psychology or Sociology. Chemistry is hard but getting C/B is a good start. With extra hard work, you can get there
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    I just about got an A in GCSE chemistry, and my understanding was far from top level. I also took lessons off for no reason in AS level chemistry, which i regret to this day.

    In the end i got decent enough grades (A, B and B) in my A2 chemistry exams through hard work and revision materials. If i hadn't cocked up my first year, i could have quite easily ended up with an overall A grade, since first year was so simple.

    Point being, with enough work you can gain a proper understanding of any subject. Good luck.
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    (Original post by anonneedshelp1)
    So i have only just started Y11, so i know to others it may seem a bit soon to be thinking of A-Levels, however, ever since i can remember my dream job has been to become a doctor, i have always been an A*/A student but for some reason i just don't understand chemistry. I have worked so hard in every subject to get those A*/A grades but some reason i'm working at a B/C in chemistry and i don't know what to do. I am taking Biology, Sociology and psychology at A-Level if i keep my grades up but to study medicine at pretty much every Uni i need to take chemistry but i just don't get it so what should i do? Thanks.
    You'll need at least an A at A-level chemistry, so getting a B/C at GCSE wouldn't be a good start and may suggest that you should rethink. People in my class who had A/A*s at GCSE got C/Ds at AS, so you need to be aiming for the top grades this year. But I'm sure you'll be fine if you work hard and start your revision early. Best of luck
 
 
 
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