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    I am picking my A levels this year and I want to pick A level chemistry, but I don't know how hard it will be. Last year I did not concentrate that much and I found some aspects of chemistry hard, but I am really enjoying it this year.

    How big is the jump and do you think I will find it challenging as I found aspects of it hard at GCSE?

    Thank you x
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    The jump isn't huge if you are willing to put the effort in its possible to get a good grade
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    Agreed. It's not too bad (I'm currently doing A2 level Chemistry). You definitely need to put a bit more work into it if you found some aspects hard. The jump isn't too big and if you have a genuine interest in the subject, you'll be fine!!
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    it should be fine as long as you ask when unsure. Some stuff is just building on what you learnt at GCSE. if u choose to do chemistry, it would be good to read ahead and then build on what u learnt in class.
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    A level chemistry is actually not that different to GCSE chemistry. I mean, yes, there will be some harder concepts to get your head around, but it mostly builds up on what you already know from GCSE.

    If you really enjoy chemistry then you should go for it! It's a really useful subject.
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    I found A-Level Chemistry to be harder than at GCSE, but I struggle a lot with theoretical concepts. For example, transition metals and their properties in A2, I struggled a lot with that chapter. But, as everyone has said, if you're willing to put the work in, you shouldn't find it too hard. Read read READ around the subject - read the textbook after every lesson. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help if you don't understand a topic.

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    (Original post by charlott3)
    I am picking my A levels this year and I want to pick A level chemistry, but I don't know how hard it will be. Last year I did not concentrate that much and I found some aspects of chemistry hard, but I am really enjoying it this year.

    How big is the jump and do you think I will find it challenging as I found aspects of it hard at GCSE?

    Thank you x
    IMO it is a big step up from GCSE at the start, mainly because GCSE chemistry is quite watered down. But towards the end of the year everything seems to fall into place, so if you take it just keep working hard and you'll be fine.
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    It depends whether you are taking triple or double science. I didn't find the step up too hard as I did triple and the first part of the course (at least with OCR anyway) basically covers what we did in triple but in more depth, but now after a few months it is definitely getting a lot harder. It is a tough subject but very enjoyable and rewarding, I would definitely recommend it. Also a lot more interesting than at GCSE.
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    (Original post by izzy31)
    It depends whether you are taking triple or double science. I didn't find the step up too hard as I did triple and the first part of the course (at least with OCR anyway) basically covers what we did in triple but in more depth, but now after a few months it is definitely getting a lot harder. It is a tough subject but very enjoyable and rewarding, I would definitely recommend it. Also a lot more interesting than at GCSE.
    Yh the step up isn't too hard if you've done triple and the same exam board- I know people who did triple but not the same board and they did struggle a little-most are managing though but it is a little easier to have done the same exam board before at GCSE
 
 
 
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