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im currently picking my a level subjects and i want to study architecture at uni after sixth form. im going to take history and i heard art is recommended but i also love chemistry and dont want to stop doing it after gcses. would this combination of a levels be too awkward and should i just choose psychology instead of chemistry?
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With A level Art in there, it does indeed make a weird combination. Psychology fits more better and is easier than Chemistry. Personally I don't do A level Chemistry but my mates find it VERY VERY hard, like you have to work A LOT in order to hit the top marks. To put it simply, A level Chemistry is pretty much Mathematics, hardly any theory in there.
But then again this is coming from NOT A level Chemistry student, I am simply basing my opinions off others
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(Original post by giovanna44)
im currently picking my a level subjects and i want to study architecture at uni after sixth form. im going to take history and i heard art is recommended but i also love chemistry and dont want to stop doing it after gcses. would this combination of a levels be too awkward and should i just choose psychology instead of chemistry?
I'm planning on doing architecture at uni too and ive taken chemistry. Tbh you dont need specific subjects (not even art because you'll be sending a portfolio either way) so do whatever you want
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(Original post by The RAR)
With A level Art in there, it does indeed make a weird combination. Psychology fits more better and is easier than Chemistry. Personally I don't do A level Chemistry but my mates find it VERY VERY hard, like you have to work A LOT in order to hit the top marks. To put it simply, A level Chemistry is pretty much Mathematics, hardly any theory in there.
But then again this is coming from NOT A level Chemistry student, I am simply basing my opinions off others
Disagree with the "pretty much mathematics, hardly any theory in there" but agree with the rest. There is definitely more mathematics but I would say it is still around 50/50 in terms of theory and mathematics. Also, the mathematics is not that difficult, but remembering the different steps you need to take for different types of calculations in the many different topics is what makes it difficult.

I do A-Level Chemistry and it is a lot harder than GCSEs. I am not discouraging OP from taking Chemistry, as he/she seems to really enjoy it but have a flick through an A-Level Chemistry book and see if THAT is interesting as it is quite different. Definitiely requires a lot of work to get the grades.
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I'd go for it! Some unis actually do like a science subject (source: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcse...file/architect)

I'm in year 13 of chemistry and not going to lie, it's difficult, one of the hardest A levels out there. But don't let that discourage you! If you work hard, you'll do well (I used to get Es and Us at the first few months). If you're curently doing your gcses, just get an 7/8/9 at chem and understand it well now so that you struggle less at a level (speaking from experience).

Art, History and Chemistry may seem like a odd combination, but that just means you're a well rounded person. You'll be good at both essay writing and problem solving! Psychology is good, but if you enjoy chem then I'd really go for it. Goodluck ^^
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I'm planning on doing architecture at uni too and ive taken chemistry. Tbh you dont need specific subjects (not even art because you'll be sending a portfolio either way) so do whatever you want
Thank you this has been a lot of help do you think it would be worth swapping out art for psychology? also if you don’t mind me asking what a levels are you taking?
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(Original post by Aleks&lt;3)
I'd go for it! Some unis actually do like a science subject (source: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcse...file/architect)

I'm in year 13 of chemistry and not going to lie, it's difficult, one of the hardest A levels out there. But don't let that discourage you! If you work hard, you'll do well (I used to get Es and Us at the first few months). If you're curently doing your gcses, just get an 7/8/9 at chem and understand it well now so that you struggle less at a level (speaking from experience).

Art, History and Chemistry may seem like a odd combination, but that just means you're a well rounded person. You'll be good at both essay writing and problem solving! Psychology is good, but if you enjoy chem then I'd really go for it. Goodluck ^^
thanks lots of people have said that it’s a hard course which is what’s putting me off but I’ve just done mocks and got all 9s in my sciences so I’m just as confused as ever
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I take biology maths and chemistry. I personally do not find chemistry that difficult. There are some difficult concepts that can take a while to wrap your head around. Eg buffers calculations and enthalpy units. I must say a got roughly an E at GCSE chemistry and I’m on track for a A or B at A-Level. Buffers are definitely the hardest thing so far at Alevel. And if you are alright a gcse chemistry and you ENJOY it, then go for it! I have no clue whether this a level will be more useful than others for your future plans.
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(Original post by giovanna44)
Thank you this has been a lot of help do you think it would be worth swapping out art for psychology? also if you don’t mind me asking what a levels are you taking?
They do say art is useful, however if you think you'd enjoy psychology more and you're more likely to get a good grade in it then go for it. I've taken maths chemistry and geography
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