AS Chemistry

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What's A level Chemistry like? i need peoples opinions..... can u tell me what you learn as well pleaaseee 

Posted Mon 3rd December, 2012 @ 17:45 by Dolly James

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Chemistry AS is great! It is a challenge, and it can be quite difficult. You need to be able to dedicate loads of time to revision and studying. However it is a really interesting subject. It is a lot harder than it is at GCSE, but it covers a lot more depth. You will cope if you work hard. I found that people with lower than a B grade at GCSE struggle a bit in my class, but if you are willing to put in the effort you will be fine!!! I do edexcel you learn formulae, enthalpy, atomic structure (a lot harder at alevel but interesting), bonding (again a lot harder than at GCSE) and organic chem for unit 1.

Answered Tue 4th December, 2012 @ 10:59 by Former Member
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Its interesting if you want to know whats behind most everyday shemical reactions.. but it is a lot of work and i would reccommend maybe going through some of the beginning equations so you are always ahead of the game.

Answered Mon 3rd December, 2012 @ 18:32 by Shaun Chivers
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I think it's quite good to be fair, some stuff is okay and you've done it at GCSE but some is hard and new. I've done so far: acid/alkalis, moles calculations, bonding, shapes of molecules, ionisation energy in the inorganic side and: catalysts, equilibria, rates, alkanes, green chemistry, enthalpy. That's just some of the stuff I've done so far.

Answered Mon 3rd December, 2012 @ 19:02 by Joanne
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is it like GCSE but more in depth or are there any more differences? i am planning to take it but im scared if it's going to be too hard. :/

Answered Mon 3rd December, 2012 @ 20:36 by Dolly James
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what are you targeted in GCSE?

Answered Mon 3rd December, 2012 @ 23:24 by Shaun Chivers
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I am target an A for my GCSE but at the moment im getting Cs and im finding it hard because of my board :( will schools still accept u if u get a C in chemistry and you want to take it for AS??

Answered Tue 4th December, 2012 @ 17:19 by Dolly James
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It depends on the school. Some will take you - unless you go to grammar, then they probably won't. People got Cs in my class. They find it harder but if you put in the work you can get good grades. Some people who got C at GCSE get higher than those who got Bs sometimes. It just depends on how dedicated you are.

Answered Tue 4th December, 2012 @ 17:42 by Former Member
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For me it depends on what topc it is sometimes i do well in one topic and do bad in the other one..it changes everytime :/ do you do a lot of practical in a level?

Answered Tue 4th December, 2012 @ 19:09 by Dolly James
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@Dolly James. There is quite a lot of practical stuff in the 1st unit.  a lot of titrations for the coursework practicals. Would say I did about a practical at least every other wek for the first unit but kind of slopes of after that. But if you enjoy chemistry and work hard, it shouldn't be too difficult to do chemistry, even with a C grade at GCSE, however it will depend where you go whether they let you do it at AS (my sixth form doesn't let you do science with less than a B)

Answered Wed 5th December, 2012 @ 09:44 by Katie
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chemistry as is diferent from GCSE but if you research some stuff before and you understand it you should be fine thre are large diferences from gcse (eg calling shells energy levels) and sub shells and S D P and F blocks chemistry is a good subject and knowing about moles really helps whith titration. (chemistry is not nearly as hard as physics)

Answered Wed 5th December, 2012 @ 12:41 by daniel austin
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Oh rightt.. that means i wont be able to get in any sixth forms :( but are the sixth forms going to look at ur mock results? 

Answered Wed 5th December, 2012 @ 18:37 by Dolly James