Which subject is more mathematical chemistry or biology?Watch
What kind of maths do the two subjects involve?
Which subject is generally harder ?
I would say bio is hard due to how much content there is to learn so if you can learn facts easily then bio might be easier
Chemistry is a mix of facts to learn and theory which is why I found it really hard
Which one you find the hardest really depends on you.
whereas biology has maths where I personally struggle to get the marks for
overall bio is harder it feels you're always behind on content
With biology you will be asked to calculate percentage increase and there's a fair amount of stats (standard deviation and other stuff). However, there's less maths content in biology.
The maths content in both is alright if you already do A-Level maths, although it depends on how good you are with statistics (for biology).
Overall I find biology the harder subject as there's a lot of content! You have to remember a lot, and apply it to a lot! Whereas, I find with chemistry there's more concepts to understand, but much less you just have to know without a full reason why it's happening. For me, understanding why something happens, means I'm more likely to remember it!
Biology exam questions and mark schemes can be mean too
As for which subject is harder, biology has a lot more content and more rote learning, whereas chemistry is probably more intellectually demanding and requires a good understanding of the fundamental principles. It depends what type of learner you are, I personally found chemistry easier as once I had grasped the fundamentals, you can often work stuff out without just memorising.
For biology it's certainly quantitative and you'll been to be able to think quantitatively and do some basic maths and stats (a bit more than that I'm biochemistry but most other bioscience fields don't require the same extent as biochemistry). This is because it is a science field and all sciences at degree level are necessarily mathematical. However A-level maths is usually not required and for a lot of bioscience degrees would cover more than you needed (although that's not a bad thing).
Bear in mind the division of maths and the sciences at A-level is entirely artificial - it would be like dividing reading and writing from a language subject into separate A-levels. Mathematical tools and quantitative reasoning are wholly integrated into the fundamental nature of scientific enquiry. So while A-level maths may not be specifically required you do need to have a general aptitude and enthusiasm for working quantitatively and mathematically for ANY science subject at uni, to get the most from it.