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The time to choose my A-levels is fast approaching and i am still unsure whether to choose Chemistry or Biology at A-level.. i have also chosen Maths and Geography however i still need to decide between Chemistry and Biology. I don’t know what degree i want to do yet but i wanted to ask peoples’ opinions on the two courses and the advantages and disadvantages for both. Thank you!
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Which are you more interested in?
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i'm doing maths biology and chemistry however many people say that chemistry is the hardest but it depends on you. Chemistry is a lot of application during the exam and involves maths so its good to do it with a level maths. Maybe you could choose the one you get a higher grade in
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i don't take biology so i'm biased but chemistry is a lot of problem solving and application, not much memorisation (not much in y12 at least). some of the concepts are tricky to get your head around at first, as you basically have to forget a lot of what you were taught at GCSE.
it's a very rewarding and interesting subject though, definitely my favourite. and it has so many applications

imo it's definitely worth a shot, and if you choose to go down an earth science/geography/geology route it would definitely be useful.

also, most schools allow you to change your a level options within the first few weeks of y12, so if you do regret your choice, you'd most likely be allowed to make a switch!! im only half way through the course but if you have any questions let me know (:
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(Original post by contactprocess)
i don't take biology so i'm biased but chemistry is a lot of problem solving and application, not much memorisation (not much in y12 at least). some of the concepts are tricky to get your head around at first, as you basically have to forget a lot of what you were taught at GCSE.
it's a very rewarding and interesting subject though, definitely my favourite. and it has so many applications

imo it's definitely worth a shot, and if you choose to go down an earth science/geography/geology route it would definitely be useful.

also, most schools allow you to change your a level options within the first few weeks of y12, so if you do regret your choice, you'd most likely be allowed to make a switch!! im only half way through the course but if you have any questions let me know (:
How often do you revise and how and if you dont mind what's your predicted grade? x
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i revise each topic thoroughly before every end of topic test, we've had about 10 of those so far so roughly once a month?? and then i can use those notes for mocks etc.
we haven't received our real predicted grades yet but i'm currently on an A/A*

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How often do you revise and how and if you dont mind what's your predicted grade? x
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