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    I'm currently doing national 5s (GCSEs) in physics and biology but I really want to do crash higher (a-level) chemistry next year but I am worried it would be so difficult on top of everything else. I have no past experience of chemistry and I've heard at it's different at nat 5 level let alone higher? I don't know if I should do it or if I do what could help me along?

    Well I did national 5 Chemistry and found it absolutely awful, managed to get an A however but this required a lot of work. I studied for chemistry more than all my other national 5's put together... The calculations are what I found particularly tricky. However this is perhaps because I'm better at language subjects and really didn't enjoy it.

    Perhaps if you are generally good at science subjects and if you think you would enjoy chemistry then you could give it a go??
    You would need to be willing to put a lot of work in

    Also it depends on how much knowledge from national 5 is required for the higher course. Some subjects such as business management which I am crashing this year require no knowledge from national 5 however others such as chemistry do.
    Is it a subject that is related to what you wish to do in the future??

    I'm not saying you shouldn't, I'd perhaps ask your chemistry department and guidance teacher

    Btw you'd be best posting questions about highers in the Scottish qualifications section as you'd be more likely to get a response
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