I've studied Chemistry at Uni AMAWatch
i guess you just applied for a chemistry degree in uni really
Career paths well its actually wider than u might think from I-banking to Pharma (currently am) to commercial labs. Any jobs involve a bit of science you are mostly likely to get into
I went to University of Bath, Just did a simple BSc in Chemistry. At the time I sort of known what sort of career i wanted to be in so only BSc for me. Regarding integrated masters at the end you get a Mchem and not a MSc. Personally i would just go for a BSc and see where it would lead you in a couple years time than do a masters afterwards since you will know where you would like to specialized.
O ok. I was told that the Mchem was for people that want to do research. How was labs for u at Bath? What were the differences between uni and sixth form? Also, how did the uni exams differ to the A level exams?
Labs at Uni is a whole lot different to college, Right off the bat you have to know how to set up equipment e.g. re-flux. But labs are so much fun working with all sort of chemicals. The main difference is all about hands on experience. Year 1 and year 2 you would do labs for a whole day, once per weeks. Usually 2 experiment per day so time management is critical. Year 3 you would have a thing called end of year project where you would be doing labs for a minimum 2 days a week sometimes more depends on your supervisor.
Exam is very similar actually draw reaction mechanisms, do some calculations, bullet point answer. Its all about how you get to the right answer. So essay writing during exam is not really required.
What parts of A Level chemistry are you struggling with atm? I'm finding chemistry to be the easiest a level out of the ones I'm doing. Biology A Level I find very difficult atm.
This time last year was getting 80% easily(gcse level)
Now struggling to get 60%