Anyone else find A2 chemistry much easier than AS?

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Honestly, I hated AS because it was just so boring and I tended to lose marks on silly things. Also felt like a lot was memorisation, but now at A2 everything seems so much easier. You just have to understand a few concepts and you're good to go. Thoughts?
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I think it just depends on the way your mind works. It sounds like you have a mathematical mind, being able to grasp concepts relatively easily. For other people, the writing part (which there's more of in AS I suppose) is much easier.
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I'm in year 12 and I dont find AS that bad but i always thought year 13 was much much harder
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I was much more fond of A2 in all the sciences just because things seemed to tie up better and make more sense and as you say, rely much less on memorising :yawn:
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I was much more fond of A2 in all the sciences just because things seemed to tie up better and make more sense and as you say, rely much less on memorising :yawn:
Agreed I do physics A2 though and i hate the entire a level. Just not my cup of tea.
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I think it just depends on the way your mind works. It sounds like you have a mathematical mind, being able to grasp concepts relatively easily. For other people, the writing part (which there's more of in AS I suppose) is much easier.
Hmm, I mean I think i'm better at biology than physics. I guess there are more concepts in biology, but I feel like I don't actively have to memorise stuff, like with A2 chemistry. I like maths, so it's weird why I hate physics (just find it boring at a level and don't think it captures the intrigue of space etc).
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I'm sorry to hear that, I love A2 phys! is there anything in particular? Have you watched any Khan Academy vids? I like the way he goes through problems and concepts so gracefully!
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Honestly, I hated AS because it was just so boring and I tended to lose marks on silly things. Also felt like a lot was memorisation, but now at A2 everything seems so much easier. You just have to understand a few concepts and you're good to go. Thoughts?
If anyone knew how I did in exams, they would know this is a little ironic coming from me. I never really do good in my chem exams, but I never really found the content hard to understand. Yes, theres a lot remember, but I always found what screwed me over what the ridicolous A-level marking schemes they follow. Sometimes it's utter ********.
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I'm sorry to hear that, I love A2 phys! is there anything in particular? Have you watched any Khan Academy vids? I like the way he goes through problems and concepts so gracefully!
Khan academy doesn't really suit me ebcause the videos I've watched have waffle and are also incorrect sometimes (mainly chemistry). Also, I find simple harmonic motions, capacitance very boring, but don't mind magnetic fields. I guess I shouldn't have done it at a level but it seemed so easy at gcse, so i thought same at a2.
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