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further maths and four a levels? and a chemistry question :) watch

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    According to my school, when you apply to uni, they look for 3 a levels EXCLUDING further maths, so if you do further maths you have to keep up 4. Is there any truth in it?

    Also, on a completely separate note, what's a level chemistry like?? How much harder than GCSE? Is it still enjoyable to learn, or is there so much work that you hate it?

    Thanks for any responses

    1) It depends what course you're applying two. For example in medicine, they usually see maths and further maths as 1 a level, but I doubt they do for courses like physics. That being said, everyone I know that does further maths does 4 subjects. You should look more into it at courses you specifically want to do.

    2) It's not been too bad so far (I'm in year 12). It's quite enjoyable and the workload isn't too much as the concepts aren't that hard yet.

    im in year 13, chemistry a-level last year was okay. Depending on the board you do at GCSE, a lot of the calculations will be the same, and the organic chemistry starts off the same but branches out into what I think is some of the most difficult chem a level stuff (mechanism learning). There are some parts where you have to relearn stuff that was basically just lies at GCSE but despite what most people say, it's not too bad to understand with a good revision guide and a little bit of effort. The inorganic side is okay, and a lot of it does make sense if you think it through so you don't need to mindlessly memorise too much.

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