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    At GCSE level, I found Chemistry to be one of my best subjects, and above all one of my favourite subjects. In terms of the science of Chemistry, I have absolutely no problem at all in understanding it and I frequently get good grades in it. However, I feel as if at 6th form next year there will be much more mathematical equations involved in Chemistry. I am well below average at Maths; I'm not even sure I've passed it. Should I still choose Chemistry for A level? How much of A level Chemistry is down to Maths ability?
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    At GCSE level, I found Chemistry to be one of my best subjects, and above all one of my favourite subjects. In terms of the science of Chemistry, I have absolutely no problem at all in understanding it and I frequently get good grades in it. However, I feel as if at 6th form next year there will be much more mathematical equations involved in Chemistry. I am well below average at Maths; I'm not even sure I've passed it. Should I still choose Chemistry for A level? How much of A level Chemistry is down to Maths ability?
    There are far more calculations (especially at A2) but they don't involve any "difficult" maths (i.e. calculus) so to speak. They usually design the specification such that people who are not taking A-Level maths can still take Chemistry (and physics for that matter).

    It's essentially either putting numbers into equations or simple operations like adding/multiplying etc. At A2 you'll use logs for pH calculations but that's about it. Maybe some stuff to do with straight lines (e.g. linearised Arrenhius equation).
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    (Original post by Shnen5)
    At GCSE level, I found Chemistry to be one of my best subjects, and above all one of my favourite subjects. In terms of the science of Chemistry, I have absolutely no problem at all in understanding it and I frequently get good grades in it. However, I feel as if at 6th form next year there will be much more mathematical equations involved in Chemistry. I am well below average at Maths; I'm not even sure I've passed it. Should I still choose Chemistry for A level? How much of A level Chemistry is down to Maths ability?
    I believe it's like a C/B (6/7) at GCSE Maths or something similar to that.
 
 
 
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