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lizzie.zipmouth
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what are the hardest topics? i want to do a bit of reading before next year so i know what to expect! thank you, it would mean so much if you could reply
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chem is pretty hard
physics and maths is very hard
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my friends who did physics are struggling the most, also maths yes
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Bio - it’s not difficult, just an enormous amount of diverse facts to remember.

Chem - the physical side is a chore, but I guess manageable with enough practice. The organic chem is similar to bio, just lots of things to commit to memory.
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(Original post by rxyaltyx)
chem is pretty hard
physics and maths is very hard
(Original post by Bibster23)
my friends who did physics are struggling the most, also maths yes
(Original post by John Wick11)
Bio - it’s not difficult, just an enormous amount of diverse facts to remember.

Chem - the physical side is a chore, but I guess manageable with enough practice. The organic chem is similar to bio, just lots of things to commit to memory.
Ohhhhhh noooo guys i meant the hardest topics WITHIN Biology and Chemistry because I'm not getting a lot of work from my college so it would be great to understand the trickier topics within those subjects so I'm not behind (I should have been clearer lol)
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(Original post by John Wick11)
Bio - it’s not difficult, just an enormous amount of diverse facts to remember.

Chem - the physical side is a chore, but I guess manageable with enough practice. The organic chem is similar to bio, just lots of things to commit to memory.
thank you! that's very helpful
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good luck to you from september onwards, ive picked both and will start them in september, I haven't been told the nicest things about them :K:
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If you know which exam board you’re gonna take, you can always download the subject spec to have a browse through
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It’s really dependant, everyone is different. For chemistry in my class, everyone found organic pathways hard because there’s a lot to remember- that was the easier part of chemistry for me. I’d say if I had to make a list of what I and others found the hardest I’d say:
Organic pathways
Transition Metals
NMR
Acids & Bases
Equilibrium

I didn’t do biology so I can’t say anything on that. At the end of the day, everyone is different. Half of my class (including me) did maths and so acids and bases was easy peasy, other people who didn’t tended to find it hard. I was the best in my class at organic pathways, everyone else got stuck, forgot, got them mixed up or plain just didn’t know. Some people think transition metals is the easier part of inorganic, others really struggle. You can only know when you get there. It’s about what’s hard for you.
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(Original post by John Wick11)
Bio - it’s not difficult, just an enormous amount of diverse facts to remember.

Chem - the physical side is a chore, but I guess manageable with enough practice. The organic chem is similar to bio, just lots of things to commit to memory.
I disagree with the bio and organic chem. It seems like that but if you are aiming for higher grades, you need a deeper understanding of the content so that you can apply it to harder questions in the exam. Of course, it is partly memory, but if you want to achieve a high grade then you need to do more than memorise.
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Hi Lizzie.zipmouth!

I struggled the most with the transition metals' reactions, while a lot of people found the equilibrium module to be the hardest. There also seemed to be a big organic/inorganic bias among people, so it probably depends on your strengths.

In biology, most of us found the energy processes (respiration/photosynthesis) module to be the hardest, as there are a lot of cycles involved. Of course, your exam board might be different, so you could always check the specification and see if there's anything in there that you don't recognise.

I hope that this helps!
-Lizzy.
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