I do biology and chemistry. Both subjects go into a lot more depth and there is a lot more information to digest in a short time. Chemistry's not too bad, but there are lots of new topics which weren't mentioned in GCSE. I find the hardest part of chemistry is learning how to do the equations and the more mathematical part (mole calculations etc.) You also do a lot more practicals than in GCSE. Most of the time I don't understand why I'm doing a practical.
Biology isn't too bad, but there is a lot of work and lots of information to learn. I have a really bad teacher for biology - all she does is give out sheets. So I can't really say whether it's just that biology is hard or that the teacher is really crap at teaching.
I don't regret choosing either subject, but if you do find that a subject you've chosen is really not what you expected it to be, your school will probably let you change in the first couple of months of term. In fact, we have a new student starting this term.
I find that all my subjects (bio, chem, maths and physics) support each other. We're doing a biochemistry section at the moment in biology, and that overlaps with stuff I've done in chemistry.
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- 09-01-2005 21:31
(Original post by No Future)
- 10-01-2005 09:29
Does anyone do...History/English lit/chem/bio?
How do you find the subject? Is it a big step up from GCSE?
Do you regret choosing a subject? (and why?)
Is my choice of 4 ASs a good combination?