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should I choose A level chemistry

I am currently I year 11 and a evels are approaching. I want to be a mechanical engineer so I will do Maths and Physics for A level. I'm strugging to chose a third subject, so I want to ask how hard A level chemistry compared to these two A levels.
Original post by Amin Abdealbari
I am currently I year 11 and a evels are approaching. I want to be a mechanical engineer so I will do Maths and Physics for A level. I'm strugging to chose a third subject, so I want to ask how hard A level chemistry compared to these two A levels.

I mean hard is subjective.
If your interested in chemistry, them it will make it less hard as you would be more motivated.
Original post by Amin Abdealbari
I am currently I year 11 and a evels are approaching. I want to be a mechanical engineer so I will do Maths and Physics for A level. I'm strugging to chose a third subject, so I want to ask how hard A level chemistry compared to these two A levels.

i took a level chemistry for one year and it's quite different to gcse so be warned about that, a lot of people tend to struggle with the organic side of chemistry but like the other person said hard is subjective. You could always start with 4 alevels and drop down to three if you're not sure what to pick (if that's something your college will let you do). That's what I did to get a better feel for the subjects.
I'm year 13 rn hopefully going into engineering next year and i took maths, physics, chem and product design thinking i was going to drop product design but then realised chem wasn't for me so dropped that instead. It's good to keep your options open if you're not sure about a subject
Original post by bluegray
i took a level chemistry for one year and it's quite different to gcse so be warned about that, a lot of people tend to struggle with the organic side of chemistry but like the other person said hard is subjective. You could always start with 4 alevels and drop down to three if you're not sure what to pick (if that's something your college will let you do). That's what I did to get a better feel for the subjects.
I'm year 13 rn hopefully going into engineering next year and i took maths, physics, chem and product design thinking i was going to drop product design but then realised chem wasn't for me so dropped that instead. It's good to keep your options open if you're not sure about a subject

What is the primary distinction between Chemistry at A level and GCSE Chemistry. To be really honest, I was going to major in business studies from the beginning, but I decided against it after learning that there weren't many online resources available, which would have made it much more difficult for me to study. However, there are a ton of resources available to me in chemistry in many different places. In addition, my instructor has been quite encouraging, and I believe she will be a huge help to me over the next two years.
Original post by Amin Abdealbari
What is the primary distinction between Chemistry at A level and GCSE Chemistry. To be really honest, I was going to major in business studies from the beginning, but I decided against it after learning that there weren't many online resources available, which would have made it much more difficult for me to study. However, there are a ton of resources available to me in chemistry in many different places. In addition, my instructor has been quite encouraging, and I believe she will be a huge help to me over the next two years.

like the structure of elements changes a bit from gcse so now instead of there being three shells they are split into orbitals and such. and then the organic side of chem where you have to know how to draw chemicals and spot different parts of them. imo i just think that it changed quite a bit from gcse but if you think you've got the support for it then it might be alright for you
I’m in year13 and about to sit my A levels, I’m doing Bio chem and maths. Overall I’ve enjoyed chemistry, I find it’s quite a satisfying subject, ofc I have had times where its been hard and I’ve cried over organic chemistry🤣😭 Depends what you class as ‘hard’. It is a bit different from GCSE, basically they tell you most of GCSE chemistry is wrong lol (honestly I don’t think I could answer some gcse chem questions now🥴)
Original post by Amin Abdealbari
I am currently I year 11 and a evels are approaching. I want to be a mechanical engineer so I will do Maths and Physics for A level. I'm strugging to chose a third subject, so I want to ask how hard A level chemistry compared to these two A levels.

do chemistry its very fun if you like working hard and learning
Original post by Amin Abdealbari
I am currently I year 11 and a evels are approaching. I want to be a mechanical engineer so I will do Maths and Physics for A level. I'm strugging to chose a third subject, so I want to ask how hard A level chemistry compared to these two A levels.


Im doing exactly the same as you, im doing mechanical engineering and i chose chemistry, its by far my hardest subject, id reccomend further maths over it, if econ or business is slightly easier for you than chem or bio chose them should still give you plenty of chances. Pick the one which your best at.

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