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I'm sure motivation and enjoyment would be enough?...just learn all the stuff I mean, thats all there is to it.
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yes of course - but my point is maths is easier - by far.

For **** sake - id did C4 in 6 days - probably got a mid A in it - perhaps slightly less. Chemistry i will be chuffed with anything above a C this year.

I spend all my time revising for Chem - hardly any for maths and further maths - yet i still end up with much higher marks in maths.

There is far more to learn and understand in chemistry - also it is far harder to get very very high marks due to the nature of the questions
Again i agree with you!!! Chemistry gets the most revision hands down ....and i always do better in my other subjects...it's not fair!!! The other day my predicted A in chemistry just dropped to a C if i'm lucky....because of one REALLY bad exam that i worked my ass off for....gutted like
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Again i agree with you!!! Chemistry gets the most revision hands down ....and i always do better in my other subjects...it's not fair!!! The other day my predicted A in chemistry just dropped to a C if i'm lucky....because of one REALLY bad exam that i worked my ass off for....gutted like
C4 in 6 days? **** are you a machine?
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lol that wasn't me
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Dang...perhaps change after AS then, I still want to give it a shot. Recommended?
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im thinking about doing one or the other. I think i'll probably get a B in both at GCSE but im not too sure of which 1 to do.
I prefer Maths over Chemistry. Then again, I am biased
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Are you good at it Hedgehunter at the minute?
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(Original post by eulerwaswrong)
yes of course - but my point is maths is easier - by far.

For **** sake - id did C4 in 6 days - probably got a mid A in it - perhaps slightly less. Chemistry i will be chuffed with anything above a C this year.

I spend all my time revising for Chem - hardly any for maths and further maths - yet i still end up with much higher marks in maths.

There is far more to learn and understand in chemistry - also it is far harder to get very very high marks due to the nature of the questions
It just means you are better at maths.
I did slightly less for Chem than Maths, it was always the least of my priorities because I found the workload small (compared to Bio!!). Both are anecdotal points.

Yes it is harder to get very high UMS, but that's typical of all other subjects besides Maths-- if you know the method and your working is right, you get full marks. High 90's and full UMS happen far more often in Maths than any other subject.
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(Original post by eulerwaswrong)
yes of course - but my point is maths is easier - by far.

For **** sake - id did C4 in 6 days - probably got a mid A in it - perhaps slightly less. Chemistry i will be chuffed with anything above a C this year.

I spend all my time revising for Chem - hardly any for maths and further maths - yet i still end up with much higher marks in maths.

There is far more to learn and understand in chemistry - also it is far harder to get very very high marks due to the nature of the questions
Do you mean you did revision for C4 in 6 days? In which case, that is plausible. In the case of the whole course in 6 days, well then you are a machine
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Do you mean you did revision for C4 in 6 days? In which case, that is plausible. In the case of the whole course in 6 days, well then you are a machine
no - i had never seen any c4 before 6 days before the exam

my dads a maths teacher though - so he taught me half of it, i self taught half of it, i just sat down did about 5 hours a day of just maths - doing all the exercises from the book - (it wasnt fun let me tell you)- i felt confident with it - did all past papers got 90+ in all of them - exam didnt go as well - been through the paper - i reckon ive got low 80 in it - i only needed something like 50 for an a thouh - so no worries
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bet ya can't say the same about chemistry...can you imagine only starting it 6days before the exam....that would be awful lolol
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it all depends on where your strengths are. Maths for me was definitely the most time consuming of all subjects- you MUST be willing to put in the practice hours if you want a chance of doing well in it. However if u are quite logically minded/good with numbers, it may be easier for you.

Chemistry would be a better option to take if you are good at memorising over manipulating numbers.

Like me, i can barely learn 1 line for a school play and love numbers hence maths has been my strongest subject over likes of biology etc which involve a lot of memorising.

Good luck to you in whichever you choose!!
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(Original post by moonbeam08)
bet ya can't say the same about chemistry...can you imagine only starting it 6days before the exam....that would be awful lolol
impossible - it couldnt be done -

i think chemistry is by far the hardest a level.

things like maths and further maths just do not compare
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I've never seen somebody with a B at GCSE get a high A in maths.
I got a B at GCSE maths and was guaranteed a high B - low A at the whole a level before i even too the last module. lol. stop talking bullcrap.
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Yeah i totally agree with you!! my module 4 has ruined my whole a-level grade and my place in Dental school, i'm so gutted like and i will continue to HATE CHEMISTRY ALL MY LIFE!!!! lol
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Maths is a horrible A-level I did it for AS with Chemistry. I was really good at Maths at GCSE but no matter how much work i did I never seemed to get it whereas in Chemistry all the work you do shows in your grades
Different for me. Chemistry was horrible for me, I dropped it after AS.

I was good at both at GCSE, got A's. Chem was actually my easiest GCSE for me. And then at A level, we did Nuffield, and it was absolutely horrible. It is science, but it's quite illogical in my opinion...a science based on exceptions.

The teacher could write a formula on the board, and I'd just stare at it. The other guys would be like
"Well obviously it's electronegative/nucleophilic, its bond angles are blah blah blah....."
and I did reams of revision and only got a C. For maths I revised much less and am pretty sure of my A.

(Original post by Hedgehunter)
Well at least Chemistry has a point to it and a relevent answer at the end. Completing a Maths question is just "Oh nice, move on to next question" End of.
It's the opposite for me. Answering a chemistry question was like "Oh. I'm so happy I went through the effort of finding that out. (not)" but solving maths questions is actually satisfying, because maths is logical.

I guess my aptitude is much better for maths and it's down to the OP as an individual.
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Different for me. Chemistry was horrible for me, I dropped it after AS.

I was good at both at GCSE, got A's. Chem was actually my easiest GCSE for me. And then at A level, we did Nuffield, and it was absolutely horrible. It is science, but it's quite illogical in my opinion...a science based on exceptions.

The teacher could write a formula on the board, and I'd just stare at it. The other guys would be like
"Well obviously it's electronegative/nucleophilic, its bond angles are blah blah blah....."
and I did reams of revision and only got a C. For maths I revised much less and am pretty sure of my A.


It's the opposite for me. Answering a chemistry question was like "Oh. I'm so happy I went through the effort of finding that out. (not)" but solving maths questions is actually satisfying, because maths is logical.

I guess my aptitude is much better for maths and it's down to the OP as an individual.


totally agree!
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I got a B at GCSE maths and was guaranteed a high B - low A at the whole a level before i even too the last module. lol. stop talking bullcrap.
That is totally true, just because he hasn't seen anyone do it doesn't mean it can't be done
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wow i really didnt think it would be this much of a debate. I think i will just talk to various teachers and see what they say.
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yeah that's probably best!we can tell you all day about what we think but only you know what you want and whats best for you ....ooo the cheese :P
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