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    pm me if any one intreasted in chem and bio resource that got me and a*
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    (Original post by "RED")
    1)How are you finding them?
    2)If you could re-pick your alevel choices would you? Why?
    3(And what is the worst and best things about the a-levels biology and chemistry ( from past or current experiences)?
    4)Did u find that these alevels have opened up or closed any doors for your future?
    1. Chemistry- great, challenging but I really enjoy it 2. Biology is also really interesting (some parts!)
    2. Exactly the same- wouldn't change any of my subjects
    3. Chemistry- grade boundaries are sky high! Biology- loads of content, sometimes strange exam questions, some parts aren't as interesting
    4. Kept doors open- science degrees, medicine etc
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    The equations for chem aren't too bad since they don't seem much harder then GCSE formulas which I guess is a slight perk
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    (Original post by "RED")
    Sounds like a sh!t storm 😂😂
    Good luck with that honestly mate , I hope all goes well with it but at least Bio and Chem are more interesting than GCSE
    You got that right my dude. Good luck to you too :P
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    You got that right my dude. Good luck to you too :P
    Thx
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    I do bio chem maths (dropped geog)

    Its hard but i think if i put the work in i could do it. And hard to recall AS content.

    Wish i didnt do geog- since i already knew i wanted to drop it from the start, but never knew how well i could do in the other subjects.

    I hate having to memorise processes in bio and chem theres just hard topics and concepts which annoy me. But i always enjoy practicals as there sort of like mini breaks between learning.
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    I do bio chem maths (dropped geog)

    Its hard but i think if i put the work in i could do it. And hard to recall AS content.

    Wish i didnt do geog- since i already knew i wanted to drop it from the start, but never knew how well i could do in the other subjects.

    I hate having to memorise processes in bio and chem theres just hard topics and concepts which annoy me. But i always enjoy practicals as there sort of like mini breaks between learning.
    What are ur goals for the future? With ur alevels?
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    (Original post by "RED")
    1)How are you finding them?
    2)If you could re-pick your alevel choices would you? Why?
    3(And what is the worst and best things about the a-levels biology and chemistry ( from past or current experiences)?
    4)Did u find that these alevels have opened up or closed any doors for your future?
    I take Biology (in A2 year) and am really enjoying it. If I could rechoose my a levels I'd definitely still pick biology though I might substitute history AS for philosophy, though I did enjoy history. The best thing about biology is the range of topics it covers and there's not one I have found boring yet, The worst thing is the mark schemes for exam questions - when you have a four mark question and there's only four possible things you could say to get a mark! Biology is handy to have because I want to study human geography at university but puts me in a good position for the physical side of things - some topics e.g. succession are covered in both but bio has been good for developing my practical skills.
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    (Original post by Spider&TheFly)
    I take Biology (in A2 year) and am really enjoying it. If I could rechoose my a levels I'd definitely still pick biology though I might substitute history AS for philosophy, though I did enjoy history. The best thing about biology is the range of topics it covers and there's not one I have found boring yet, The worst thing is the mark schemes for exam questions - when you have a four mark question and there's only four possible things you could say to get a mark! Biology is handy to have because I want to study human geography at university but puts me in a good position for the physical side of things - some topics e.g. succession are covered in both but bio has been good for developing my practical skills.
    What advice would u give to year 12s/ other yr13s studying bio/ chem ?
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    (Original post by "RED")
    1)How are you finding them?
    2)If you could re-pick your alevel choices would you? Why?
    3(And what is the worst and best things about the a-levels biology and chemistry ( from past or current experiences)?
    4)Did u find that these alevels have opened up or closed any doors for your future?
    1. Bio is Easy. Chem is Hard.
    2. Biology, Chemistry, Maths. Wouldnt change a thing. Wouldve rather done RS instead of Physics AS.
    3. Biology is all memory so its easy. Nothing bad except the seemingly infinite amount of content to learn. Chemistry is hell, concepts are difficult but i find the maths easy in chemistry.
    4. Yup, can do a lot of degrees with Biology and especially Chem. chemistry leads to better degree prospects imo.
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    (Original post by HateOCR)
    1. Bio is Easy. Chem is Hard.
    2. Biology, Chemistry, Maths. Wouldnt change a thing. Wouldve rather done RS instead of Physics AS.
    3. Biology is all memory so its easy. Nothing bad except the seemingly infinite amount of content to learn. Chemistry is hell, concepts are difficult but i find the maths easy in chemistry.
    4. Yup, can do a lot of degrees with Biology and especially Chem. chemistry leads to better degree prospects imo.
    What is the best part about chem?
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    1)How are you finding them?
    I did Chemistry, but dropped it and 'cashed in' my grade because, honestly it wasn't for me. There's a lot of maths involved which I struggled with and my teacher was rubbish. She moved school after her whole class failed. I do Biology A-level, German and Art.
    2)If you could re-pick your alevel choices would you? Why? I would have never of chosen Chemistry. But all my others I would keep the same.
    3(And what is the worst and best things about the a-levels biology and chemistry ( from past or current experiences)? The maths in Chemistry I always struggled to understand it at home and it's not great when your teacher is no good either. Biology really interesting, way better than GCSE. Although it's way harder, it's a real eye opener.
    4)Did u find that these alevels have opened up or closed any doors for your future?
    I think having Biology/Chemistry A-levels is really helpful. They're respected A-levels to have and open up a variety of future careers.
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    (Original post by "RED")
    What is the best part about chem?
    Its quite enjoyable to learn especially with classmates when you’re solving problems together.
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    1)How are you finding them?
    I did Chemistry, but dropped it and 'cashed in' my grade because, honestly it wasn't for me. There's a lot of maths involved which I struggled with and my teacher was rubbish. She moved school after her whole class failed. I do Biology A-level, German and Art.
    2)If you could re-pick your alevel choices would you? Why? I would have never of chosen Chemistry. But all my others I would keep the same.
    3(And what is the worst and best things about the a-levels biology and chemistry ( from past or current experiences)? The maths in Chemistry I always struggled to understand it at home and it's not great when your teacher is no good either. Biology really interesting, way better than GCSE. Although it's way harder, it's a real eye opener.
    4)Did u find that these alevels have opened up or closed any doors for your future?
    I think having Biology/Chemistry A-levels is really helpful. They're respected A-levels to have and open up a variety of future careers.
    Thanks for the reply, i hope chemistry goes alright for me but I found it personally easier than bio due to the less waffling questions and more compliant mark schemes
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    What are ur goals for the future? With ur alevels?
    Hopefully medicine
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    Hopefully medicine
    Same - I've just gotta get the grades 🤞🤞
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    Same - I've just gotta get the grades 🤞🤞
    Yh hopefully we can do it. Where have u applied to?
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    Yh hopefully we can do it. Where have u applied to?
    Haven't applied yet since in yr12 but I'm hoping to go to St George's uni hospital or any other teaching hospital as that has always been an aspiration of mine
    How about u?
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    Haven't applied yet since in yr12 but I'm hoping to go to St George's uni hospital or any other teaching hospital as that has always been an aspiration of mine
    How about u?
    Hoping to get into Bristol
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    What advice would u give to year 12s/ other yr13s studying bio/ chem ?
    Try to learn every single little detail to build up a bigger picture - for example, an exam question on forensics might include a small part on enzymes or protein structure. Also, learning the mark schemes is invaluable! Practice practice practice past papers!!
 
 
 

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