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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about dropping Chemistry because I had a rethink about what I wanted to do at university and it's not really relevant to what I now want to do (I want to do Music now but I used to want to do Medicine). I'm currently doing four A Levels plus the EPQ.

    I'm not enjoying it particularly either. The calculations are a nightmare and it's definitely a change from GCSE Chemistry - and not a good change.

    Should I stick it out until the end of "AS" (I'm on the linear course now) or shall I push to try and get it dropped? Thanks for your help in advance!
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    (Original post by londonbusqueen)
    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about dropping Chemistry because I had a rethink about what I wanted to do at university and it's not really relevant to what I now want to do (I want to do Music now but I used to want to do Medicine). I'm currently doing four A Levels plus the EPQ.

    I'm not enjoying it particularly either. The calculations are a nightmare and it's definitely a change from GCSE Chemistry - and not a good change.

    Should I stick it out until the end of "AS" (I'm on the linear course now) or shall I push to try and get it dropped? Thanks for your help in advance!
    My friend had a similar problem last year, only, with Biology. She chose to continue it to AS and did the exam, but failed. She said it was because it didn't really interest her and it was too difficult and different from her other subjects, and she isn't bothered by it because it doesn't affect what she wants to do at uni.

    I'm not trying to put you off or anything, I just want to point out that four A Levels and an EPQ is asking for a lot of time and dedication, even for one year.

    My personal advice would be to drop it if you still can (I had to drop Chem within the first six weeks of school otherwise they wouldn't let me) because it gives a lot more time for you to focus on the subjects that matter as well as your EPQ.

    I would also speak to a tutor or teacher for a second opinion, just to be sure. They can give you a better idea of how dropping a subject would work in your school.

    Hope that helped a little(?)
 
 
 

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