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    At the moment, my a level choices are maths, further maths, physics and French but I'm now thinking maybe I should not take further maths and take chemistry instead?

    I'd like to either do engineering (more specifically aerospace) or physics at uni or end up going a completely different route and do foreign languages.

    I originally hated chemistry, and I still don't like it as much as physics and biology but it's still very high on my list. I'm predicted an A* and i got that in my mocks (i got 102/119 - it was my best science) but I'm worried that I will find the a level very boring and hard? From what I've heard, it's extremely difficult.

    I just know that maths physics and chemistry are a good group of choices that go well with each other and i find some aspects of chemistry fascinating but to be honest, still very boring sometimes too.

    What should I do?
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    (Original post by randomteenx)
    At the moment, my a level choices are maths, further maths, physics and French but I'm now thinking maybe I should not take further maths and take chemistry instead?

    I'd like to either do engineering (more specifically aerospace) or physics at uni or end up going a completely different route and do foreign languages.

    I originally hated chemistry, and I still don't like it as much as physics and biology but it's still very high on my list. I'm predicted an A* and i got that in my mocks (i got 102/119 - it was my best science) but I'm worried that I will find the a level very boring and hard? From what I've heard, it's extremely difficult.

    I just know that maths physics and chemistry are a good group of choices that go well with each other and i find some aspects of chemistry fascinating but to be honest, still very boring sometimes too.

    What should I do?
    Hiya,

    If you're really keen on doing engineering or physics then, unless you're thinking about doing chemical engineering, I would do maths and further maths. Personally, I find chemistry a lot easier than physics conceptually but there is a lot of content to learn (takes up a lot of time!) Take the ones that you think you'll enjoy, type not to base it too much on mock results as anything could happen in the real thing!
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    I took chemistry instead of further maths at alevel and now I'm studying mechanical engineering in uni and really regret it. A lot of the work we do in the math lectures uses stuff people learnt in further maths and I feel really behind. For example, in further maths you spend weeks learning about complex numbers but in uni I had 2 hours on it... the chemsitry does come in handy in some topics like thermodynamics but I think further maths is the much better option!
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    I also found chemistry really difficult, (especially the organic chemistry which has NOTHING to do with engineering/physics and takes up half the course) was by far my worst alevel
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    Chemistry is one of the hardest A levels- a lot of people fail it. So don't choose it unless you're good at it.


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    Tbf me telling you that the sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) is extremely hard will probably not change anything for you- but my friend who got all A*s in GCSE got UUUU AS level, and he took all sciences. Just put it into perspective.


    But if you really enjoy it, go for it.

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    (Original post by Roundhead)
    Tbf me telling you that the sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) is extremely hard will probably not change anything for you- but my friend who got all A*s in GCSE got UUUU AS level, and he took all sciences. Just put it into perspective.


    But if you really enjoy it, go for it.

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    That's just not true unless he went from 4 hours revision a night to 50% attendance and no revision lol


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    (Original post by Cluster1)
    That's just not true unless he went from 4 hours revision a night to 50% attendance and no revision lol


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    Ok thank you for telling me my friend who I went to college with, who you don't know didn't get UUUU in his AS levels. Much appreciated.


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    Hi, I'm currently on year 2 of studying biology, chemistry and psychology. I definitely find chemistry the hardest, but yet again I don't take physics and maths, but many people I know who do say that chemistry is the hardest. However, I don't think that a course being percieved as hard should put people off... It's doable, otherwise people would never do it, and so if the difficulty of the course is what's putting you off I would say that as long as you are willing to put some work in throughout the year you should go for it
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    (Original post by Roundhead)
    Ok thank you for telling me my friend who I went to college with, who you don't know didn't get UUUU in his AS levels. Much appreciated.


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    Maybe he did, but he didn't get all A*s in his GCSEs unless he as I said didn't attend lessons, the jump really isn't as large as it is made out to be.


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