Is chemistry A level really that bad?

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I don't do it but many of my friends do and msot of them say they enjoy it! I know some topics are hard to grasp (bond angles comes to mind?) but from all my friends that do chemistry and biology, they all actually say chem is easier (idk if your doing bio but?)
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Yes. I got an A at GCSE and a U at AS.

(ignoring the fact I gave up and was miserably unhappy from moving house and not fitting in which made me ill )
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If you're not willing to put in a lot of time to memorise things then yes.
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Y what didn't u like about it?
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If you're not willing to put in a lot of time to memorise things then yes.
Is there an awful lot to remember compared to other a levels? Did u do any mother sciences if so how did u find them
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Yes. I got an A at GCSE and a U at AS.

(ignoring the fact I gave up and was miserably unhappy from moving house and not fitting in which made me ill )
Is there anything that u think u could have done to make it better or not?
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Is there anything that u think u could have done to make it better or not?
Not take it in the first place and go to a difference sixth form/college.
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I do chemistry a level and really enjoy it!


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Chemistry was my favourite subject in ALevels but it obviously depends on what you're good at. I'm quite good at maths and analysis so it was easy for me to grasp onto things quickly. It's important that you always stay on top of your work tho coz it's easy to fall behind.
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Chemistry was my favourite subject in ALevels but it obviously depends on what you're good at. I'm quite good at maths and analysis so it was easy for me to grasp onto things quickly. It's important that you always stay on top of your work tho coz it's easy to fall behind.
What A-Levels did you do?
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Its good and bad.

I love the organic chemistry you learn about the structure, orbitals and reaction mechanisms. But there is a lot of maths in chemistry and I mean A lot!

In equilibrium you need to understand how to use quadratic formula but the worst is redox titrations which the equations need to be balanced and you need to be good at maths to calculate the quantities especially in practical exams. The potassium dichromate redox titration is horrendous but you practice it repeatedly in practical class and calculate it using simple whole number ratios and it nearly always is given in practical exams!
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What A-Levels did you do?
Biology, chemistry, psychology
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I think if you don't like chemistry, then you don't really like science. There's a reason why it's called the 'central' science. Personally, I really liked chemistry, and found it intellectually stimulating. It can be hard work, but then nothing that's truly worthwhile is ever easy.
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Biology, chemistry, psychology
Good combo, you planning on doing Medicine?
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I do Chemistry and it is definitely difficult but not awful, and its a really good a-level to have so I think its worth it. If you don't have an A*/A at GCSE though, it might be really hard. There are two people in my class who didn't get an A/A* and they are really struggling.
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Good combo, you planning on doing Medicine?
Nope I ain't smart enough for that :lol: my grades (dont ask) weren't that great coz i started slacking at the end of A levels like an idiot. I prolly dabbed more than i studied :rofl:
Imma do biomedical science next year tho hopefully

So are you doing A levels then?
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I do Chemistry and it is definitely difficult but not awful, and its a really good a-level to have so I think its worth it. If you don't have an A*/A at GCSE though, it might be really hard. There are two people in my class who didn't get an A/A* and they are really struggling.
I did double science in GCSEs and only got a B but i still loved Chemistry in both GCSE and A levels. It's just about the amount of work you're willng to put in as well. Some of my friends didn't enjoy it as much as i did tho so if you're not a Chemistry fan in GCSEs then I wouldn't recommend it for A Levels.
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(Original post by Reality Check)
I think if you don't like chemistry, then you don't really like science. There's a reason why it's called the 'central' science. Personally, I really liked chemistry, and found it intellectually stimulating. It can be hard work, but then nothing that's truly worthwhile is ever easy.
I agree with the italicised bit but for about your first point, I don't think that's right. You can like Physics for example without liking Chemistry.
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