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    I've chosen Chemistry, Biology, History and English lit.

    I was wondering if anyone who's done/doing any of them could give me some of the changes from GCSE to AS/A2?

    Its just that everyone says there's a big difference but no one elaborates further than that!


    All of them except chemisty are basically the same, just more indepth from what I remember. Chemistry however gets freakin hard! From your GCSE results though I think you'll be fine lol.

    Unless you are really strong at Chemistry i.e Good A* star grade, I would recommend against it, my friends who lower grades than this struggled immensely.

    Biology, is a natural progression really, it is quite a bit more challenging than GCSE, but if you learnt all the new terminology, you should be fine. From what I've gathered there maybe be slight more to learn in biology than chemistry, but the concepts are way more easy to grasp generally in biology. I personally found biology, difficult see result in signature. And also which specification are you doing A or B?

    English Literature, from what my brother tells me isn't too much different, apart from more books to read and answer on in depth.

    History, is a good choice, however some boards can be very anal about essay technique, and make sure at your school they do something that you have an interest in and will enjoy.

    Good LUCK!

    And also the results you have are awesome, so I feel you could have chosen any of the subjects for A-LEvel, as you are clearly capable.
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    Thanks diamondgeezer and C1986 thats basically what I wanted to know!

    I always knew chemistry was going to be hard work, it was the toughest to get an A* in at GCSE.

    Chemistry at AS is extremely objective. If (as far as OCR go) you don't have what is written as it is written in the markscheme, then you don't get the mark, despite what you've written being correct. Chemistry is the ultimate example of markscheme regurgitation, and it's a shame because it doesn't allow the most intelligent of students to get high grades using their brains instead of the markscheme's 'rote' answers:rolleyes:

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