AS level chemistry and art, what are they like??

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what are they like??

a lot of people say that chemistry is really hard and that they regret taking it. and the people that ive asked about art say that they enjoy it but it takes up so much time :/

it would be really helpful if you can say ur opinions

Posted Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 15:13 by 94Y86

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I do A level Chemistry and I find it really interesting and don't regret taking it at all! But my teacher recommended that you need minimum A in Chemistry GCSE (not dual award science) to not struggle with AS level and A* in Chemistry GCSE to not struggle at A2. It's SO much more interesting at A level than GCSE!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 15:30 by Raffaella Freeman
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Art is really enjoyable but yes, it does take up an awful amount of your time. Our teacher said we should be doing a double A4 page a week, spending about 5 hours- but in my experience it takes much longer than that! it is not just the actual drawing/ painting but the researcg you have to do beforehand, not to mention having to juggle it between your other AS's.

Also, be aware you do also have to write essays over the period of the course, ive had to write 3, 2 of 1500 words and 1 of 2000 words on researching the artist and your feelings about their work.

On the up side, after the initial unit you do get given much more freedom than GCSE!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:05 by Amy
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Good for you! Hope it goes well. what other subjects are you planning on taking? I'm doing Art, Maths, geography and Psychology. Planning on dropping either Art or Geography next year depending on my AS results, and thanks! your welcome :)

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 14:47 by Amy
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I did an AS in chemistry, and although it depends on the exam board the college uses, I found it really hard.

You need to actually be interested in the subject. The amount of extra work you need to put into the subject is insane, at our college we have a beast of a text book and a story lines book we need to read to even have a hope of passing.

The work in lessons seems easy enough, but then the exam is so weird, and so precise! Don't take the subject lightly! haha :)

But that said, if you are that dedicated, its a very good A-level to have. :)

As with art, it is really time consuming from what I've heard everyone say.

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 09:10 by Emma Howe
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im doing art, maths , geography and biology :) do u know what you want to do in the future?

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 22:01 by 94Y86
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Thank you :) i really enjoy art as well.. i think im going to go for it and try my best :)what other options are you doing?? GOOD LUCK and thanks for the advise

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 13:52 by 94Y86