Is chemistry A level really that bad?Watch
(ignoring the fact I gave up and was miserably unhappy from moving house and not fitting in which made me ill )
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.
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!
Imma do biomedical science next year tho hopefully
So are you doing A levels then?
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 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.