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    I'm currently in year 11 and for year 12 I've chosen to take English Lang, Biology and Chemistry. Everybody is saying that chemistry is really hard and even if you get As at GCSE you get Ds at A-Level. Is this true? And along with my other 2 subjects, how would it all 'pan' out? I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get at least a 7 in GCSE.
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    I was really hesitant about taking a level chemistry but so far I love it, find it super interesting and am working at A* level (I’m in year 12 currently) I personally have to put more work into Biology A level and i find chemistry not too hard, as if you know how the mark schemes work and you know the key points and processes for each chapter then you are going to do well because exams are very repetitive! i also got A* at igcse and so did all of my friends in my chem class, and most of us are working at A/A* level so i’d say is definitely not true if you put the effort in!
    hope this helps !! good luck with gcses
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    (Original post by AS02x)
    I'm currently in year 11 and for year 12 I've chosen to take English Lang, Biology and Chemistry. Everybody is saying that chemistry is really hard and even if you get As at GCSE you get Ds at A-Level. Is this true? And along with my other 2 subjects, how would it all 'pan' out? I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get at least a 7 in GCSE.
    Its really hard at the start to wrap your head around all the concepts, but once you do and get all the basics into your head it actually becomes a lot less difficult as you go along. However, if you don't work at it you will find it impossible.
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    I was like you; I thought chem would be too hard to maintain good grades at A Level but trust me, choosing it was the best decision of my life! It's my favourite subject out of my A levels. Tbh it's biology that's the killer with the amount of content you need to go through (right now that takes up most of my time and effort). One thing I will say about Chemistry A Level is that you will need to work hard and always revisit work but then again that's the same with almost any A Level
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    I personally find a level biology much easier than a level chemistry but got an A* at GCSE in both. I would say it depends on how your brain works as I find my brain is more suited to biology than chemistry and my brain doesn't do great with physics (not awful, but not as easy for me as biology or chemistry).
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    Its a great a level! The AS year was impossible for me and came out with a D in my trial exam, but this year it has become a lot easier - the concepts become easier and they are repeated and there's just a lot of basic stage to learn. Make sure u are good at A level maths tho - it comes in handy w a few bits and pieces
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    (Original post by AS02x)
    I'm currently in year 11 and for year 12 I've chosen to take English Lang, Biology and Chemistry. Everybody is saying that chemistry is really hard and even if you get As at GCSE you get Ds at A-Level. Is this true? And along with my other 2 subjects, how would it all 'pan' out? I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get at least a 7 in GCSE.
    What they're saying about grades dropping is kind of true, but don't panic. It's normal for people's grades to drop in Year 12 (mainly in the first term) as pupils are adjusting to A-Levels, which is a hell of a jump from GCSE. It's the same for every subject and it doesn't necessarily mean the content's difficult...your grades will likely be D's/E's until you're used to the content at A-Level. I don't do it but from what I've heard, it is really difficult (but all A-Levels are difficult so don't worry). As long as you put the work in, you should be fine!
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    (Original post by AS02x)
    I'm currently in year 11 and for year 12 I've chosen to take English Lang, Biology and Chemistry. Everybody is saying that chemistry is really hard and even if you get As at GCSE you get Ds at A-Level. Is this true? And along with my other 2 subjects, how would it all 'pan' out? I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get at least a 7 in GCSE.
    Most A levels are much harder than gcse anyway, not just chem. If you like chemistry, you can do it. The concepts can be difficult to understand at first(like organic chemistry)- like many ppl have said, but hard work will defo pay off
 
 
 

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