A Level Chemistry!!!!

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Is A-Level Chemistry reallyyyy difficult?

I know that thre is a big jump between GCSE to A Level, but is it wayyyyyy more complicating to study?
And would it be a struggle to understand and keep up with by doing 2 A-Level sciences?

Posted Thu 1st March, 2012 @ 00:23 by RedHotChiliPeppers!

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I am currently half way through my AS Chemistry, and I am really struggling, In GCSE you can memorise and learn in A level you have to understand. I also do Maths, Psychology and Biology and Chemistry is by far the hardest one.

My advice would be to do Chemistry if you have a real passion and interest for it, or if you need it for uni don't do it just for the hell of it

Hope this helps

Answered Thu 1st March, 2012 @ 06:00 by alicet
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The truth is as mentioned by alicet the only way you can get throught withy A level chemistry is if you have a profound interest in the subject and are willing to spend extra time on it on almost dialy basis, I alos study chemistry and biology and and this is the only advise I can give. Just go over the work again and again, do as many questions either fromn textbooks or exam papers and make sure you clarify any concepts as you go along.


Answered Thu 1st March, 2012 @ 08:56 by Iqra Bibi
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if you want something you never had, u gotta do something uve never done before.

work hard and dont give up. im doing AS chemistry too and yes its very hard but u gotta still try its possible , people come out with A's ...what makes them different from you? all they do is work hard!

try u can do it! :D

Answered Thu 1st March, 2012 @ 20:22 by Maryan
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The content isn't too hard as long as you go over things but the tests are difficult. The examiners have a number of ways to try and make you trip up so you need to read the questions carefully and make sure you know what they're asking.

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 13:22 by alexis
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I think the most beneficial subject would be chemistry in a way that it is the sciene which requires all your skill and ability to do such as applying your knowledge and also memorising it. I do Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths and i have to say Chjemistry isn't as easy as Biology or Maths but it is way easier than physics. (in my opinion)

However i probably would recommend atleast an A in chemistry for GCSE because A level chemistry is nothing compared to GCSE. You get organic chemistry which will just make your mind explode as there is so much to learn in it. But again I stress a very beneficial subject and it is fun to learn if you have a good teacher who won't make it boring too :D

Make sure your willing to study a lot outside school on chemistry becuase believe me if you don't stress to remember everything that was taught to you in chemistrylike in organic, then you'll end up in a difficult position

anyway gud luk with your choices and hope you do well

Answered Thu 1st March, 2012 @ 21:05 by Braniac
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i know we only had to learn what is given to us but now in a level you have to understand it year 10 and year 11 i had A* in both my exams but now im barely getting average grades i dreading for whats next of the course its really hard to get my head round i not saying everything is hard i get some things because we did basic stuff for year 10. I think they are trying to trip us up.

Answered Wed 7th March, 2012 @ 12:09 by emma
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I managed to get an A in Chemistry Unit 1 of AS and i was one of about 5 in a total of 30 to get this. I also know many people who were very disappointed with their results (some Us Es and Ds) and they will be retaking them so it can not be said to be easy. I had to spend about 1 hour every day for about 2-3 Weeks before my test to achieve my result. As well as the test, there are ISAs which have incredibly high boundaries. The top mark in my school was 44 out of 50 which I think was only a B with people needing 47 to get an A. The reason for this is, to be blunt, cheating as many school will get the Q papers and will coach the students so that they can not loose any marks which is not allowed.

Chemistry is a well regarded subject- it is difficult- if you get most grades above B in GCSE (especially sciences) it is worth taking but you still need a passion for it!! 

I would recommend finding out if your school is good for sciences.

Finally it leads on to good university courses like Medicine, Chemical Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Answered Fri 9th March, 2012 @ 19:03 by Daniel T Jones