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I want to do a Chemistry degree, but i have not taken A-level chemistry, but i was just wondering would a foundation year be the right choice? Also is a foundation year in chemistry really hard?

I am currently studying Business, Maths and Sociology and i achieved BDE in my AS results, but i do believe i can do much better.
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(Original post by Ben12345_)
I want to do a Chemistry degree, but i have not taken A-level chemistry, but i was just wondering would a foundation year be the right choice? Also is a foundation year in chemistry really hard?

I am currently studying Business, Maths and Sociology and i achieved BDE in my AS results, but i do believe i can do much better.
Yes. Better your grades then the better course you can get on.

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/u...oundation-year
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There's no reason to suppose you can't - that said, in my foundation, Chemistry was considered by most the hardest of the three subjects we did (ours had Chemistry, Biology, and Maths - albeit the latter to a much lesser extent than the others). It also was usually the most challenging to transition to the degree level work in, as the people who did go into chemistry, even after getting the top marks in the foundation in that area, struggled with the first year content. However, they all eventually found their bearing and did well enough by the end of the course - the two from my cohort who did Chem got a 1st and a 2:1 (they both scraped a pass at ~40% in first year).

The major thing I would comment on is your Maths - something for you to reflect on. If you're honest with yourself, did you deserve that grade, and could you do better? Maths is pretty important for chemistry (it's inescapable for Physical Chemistry, which is in itself integral to any chemistry course). If you really struggled with the calculus content, consider whether Chemistry would be the right choice - calculus is the study of rates of change, which unsurprisingly is a major consideration in chemistry (rates of reaction, thermodynamics, energy gradients both at the meso and sub-micro scale).

I think it's not an unreasonable prospect - just be realistic about what it will take and the work you will need to put in. I think it's a fairly rewarding subject at least
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I will make sure I improve my grades with maths D1 just let me down I'm fine at calculus. In addition do you think I could get into the UEA chemistry foundation year because they require CCC and I was also considering Loughborough which is a BBB-CCC requirement.
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